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  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...
LETTER: The county's spending problem   The Editor:  This county doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Why would anyone vote for more tax in name of their kids education.  SC has one of the worst education systems in the nation, so in essence a increase in taxes for schools...
  STATE: 32 S.C. Lawmakers Sign Bipartisan Letter Opposing Offshore Drilling   COLUMBIA — A bipartisan group of 15 Republicans and 17 Democrats in the South Carolina General Assembly sent a letter today to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) objecting to efforts to open the Atlantic Coast...
STATE: Gov. Henry McMaster Announces 2017 S.C. Governor's Opioid Summit   COLUMBIA  –  As part of the state’s response to issues related to prescription opioids and heroin in South Carolina, the 2017 S.C. Governor’s Opioid Summit will be held September 6-7 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention...
  STATE: MADD South Carolina Encourages Everyone to Eclipse Drunk Driving on August 21st and Beyond  South Carolina - On Monday, August 21, when South Carolina and other states will witness an amazing and rare total solar eclipse, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) South Carolina wants to remind...
Laurens County Council faces what could be its most important meeting ever this Tuesday. It needs to pass a budget - there’s no guarantee that’s going to happen - and it needs to mend some fences. The Aug. 22 meeting will be normal in terms of time and place - 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of...
  I wanted to respond to the  August 8 county council meeting.  First, I want to thank Sheriff Reynolds for his attempt to bring peace and civility to the meeting which could have gotten out of control. Then, I want to thank Councilman Jones for standing up for the citizen who was being  rudely...
  To all the folks who get a City of Clinton utility bill. Stop complaining and do something about it. The City of Clinton gets over 75% of its income for 2018 from utility billings; the City of Clinton has not increased property taxes enough over the years to pay for its operations so we pay for...
  Two hundred-thirty seven years ago, a special event on the road to American independence from Great Britain occurred at Edward Musgrove’s mill. This special event occurred shortly after a most disastrous event occurred at Camden, SC.   At the direction of Patriot General William McDowell,...

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