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  A few weeks ago a great opportunity presented itself. Actually several, one was when my son-in-law, Chad, decided to make  homemade ice cream. He and my grandson had picked fresh strawberries from the strawberry patch and he wanted to give it a try. Now Chad is 6 ‘6” and a big guy who works...
The reporter covering the May 2 meeting of Clinton City Council for this newspaper had already written “unan” beside the motion to approve the proposed budget for 2016-2017. “Unan” being shorthand for unanimous. City council votes are recorded by a show of hands – right hands, in fact. And a glance...
Life contains a variety of stress-inducing situations. As I advance in age it seems I encounter more layers of problems: friends battling serious illnesses, school choices for children, financial pressures, work duties, unmet expectations, time demands, problems in society, aging parents – and the...
Officeholders who earn a living off the public's dime are ultimately answerable to those who elect them. But few answers are available from Ricky Chastain about why he would -- assuming he did -- exchange at times explicit text messages with someone other than his wife during normal office hours,...
Several situations this week have brought about serious discussions between members of our newsroom (there are only two) regarding how we, as a reputable, family-oriented, newspaper should provide information to our readers about two situations in particular. You won’t find anything about either of...
My family moved to Clinnon in 1971, and I started second grade at Clinnon Elementary. When I graduated from Clinnon High I was in love with my small town. The early ‘70s were halcyon days for an American kid with a bicycle, and my brother and I spent hours out. “Be home for supper” was instruction...
Summer is here. It’s time for backyard barbques, baseball, and outdoor activities. The last thing you want at any of those events is a hoard of blood sucking creatures. I’m not talking about the zombies of AMC’s hit Walking Dead TV show – I’m talking about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are more than just...
Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to see is what’s right in front of our eyes. Whether it’s so familiar that we stop wondering about it, or it’s like dried chocolate ice cream on the tip of the nose that we just can’t see without someone’s help, we are often so preoccupied with ourselves,...
Each month I submit a column to educate and inform the reader how hospice may be helpful to them or their loved one. Hospice of Laurens County has served thousands of families in this area for the last 28 years. I am asking you to consider giving back to hospice. You may be asking yourself how you...
Laurens County Council has begun discussions on a new budget that is reported to be $1 million in the red. The document hasn’t actually been produced yet, so we don’t know if there is $1 million in “fat” to be trimmed during budget workshops. We hope council will consider – in addition to cutting...

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