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  If ever there was an executive session to vote “no” on, this was the one. A Legal Briefing on the Budget Ordinance. What in tarnation could have there possibly be that the public can’t know about the budget? The briefing discussed in private might have been this - This is why we need 5 votes to...
  The Editor: Dear Civic Leaders and Residents of Clinton, Thanks for a great eclipse!  My husband and I traveled from New York to see the eclipse with no real plan for where we were going to end up. We made the decision rather spontaneously and knew that our lack of planning would make trying to...
  The Editor: Laurens County is a wonderful place to live. The people in this county have poured their support toward the Narvella Rose Little scholarship fund. I would like to begin by thanking my scholarship committee for their hard work all year long. Our mistress of ceremonies was Ms. Barbara...
  President Trump doesn't understand or care about healthcare policy. He recently suggested that health insurance costs just $12 a year. And he fervently supported the GOP's Obamacare repeal plan, which would have increased deductibles from $800 to $13,000 for individuals making $26,500 a year.  ...
  MADD South Carolina Court Monitoring Report Focuses on DUIs Being Pleaded Down and Other Prosecution Challenges     MADD South Carolina has released its first court monitoring report focused on the 5th and 13th Judicial Circuits, providing specific data on the outcome of DUI cases in certain...
  STATE: Scam Alert: Beware of Fraudulent Charities in Wake of Hurricane Harvey   COLUMBIA – In response to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, many South Carolinians are searching for ways to help victims. The SC Department of Consumer Affairs is advising consumers to be on the lookout for fake...
South Carolina Sends Emergency Assistance Resources To Texas SC-HART And S.C. Forestry Commission To Respond To Hurricane Harvey   COLUMBIA – Governor Henry McMaster announced today that South Carolina has received a request from Texas for emergency assistance following Hurricane Harvey and that...
BLOOD DONORS ARE URGED TO DONATE BLOOD IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE HARVEY   Piedmont, SC – Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding in Texas is currently impacting the nation’s blood supply.  The Blood Connection (TBC) is urging eligible donors to make a blood donation as soon as possible and keep...
  Where Do We Stand?   Charleston, SC. Charlottesville, Virginia. Clinton, SC? Yes, it could happen here.   I wanted to stop my article with just the mention of those three communities and the profound statement that such a tragedy could happen in our own community, but the lives that have been...
The City of Clinton clearly dodged a bullet recently when a car - traveling like a bullet - came the wrong way down Musgrove Street and came to rest near the railroad tracks. A slight miscalculation to the right, and we would have lost The Depot. Established by the late Lynn Cooper, The Depot is a...

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