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  New years are wonderful opportunities to set resolutions or to make promises. As superintendent of this wonderful district, I find great pride in the efforts of our students and our teachers. Students learn, teachers teach, all is well, right? Not necessarily! There is no doubt our students are...
In my last article I mentioned about riding though the Lydia village and seeing the house I grew up in slowly decaying away. Well, it is no longer decaying away for Roger Kuykendall and his “wrecking ball” has fixed that. By the time you may read this, the old house will be gone and only an empty...
In the fall of 1976 I put on a pair of those silly men-in-tights pants (they were strangely manly!), strapped on enough shoulder pads to double my body weight, fitted a helmet, melted a plastic mouthpiece to form-fit to my teeth, and for two years football was central to my identity. I was an avid...
Twenty-five years ago I walked into the small town barber shop of Jim Williams in Laurens, South Carolina. It was like walking into Mayberry. The interior was old-fashioned. Classical music lightly played through the speaker. Theater seats, newspapers, and conversation welcomed customers. Old and...
A very thoughtful and honest answer to this question is “yes”. Of course it is, and many of the people that I share conversation with, will privately acknowledge and admit that racism has been on an upswing for quite some time. We must start with the premise that racism is not new. And, it is real...
  The editor: In reply to the editorial piece dated Jan. 4 concerning armed teachers, I offer a different perspective. One resource officer in a large building with many children and classrooms cannot possibly save as many children as the teacher closest to them. Seconds count. If more than one...
  The people who occupy the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center should be congratulated for some progressive thinking regarding the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Clinton. They aren’t sitting around waiting for some Main Street magic. They have taken the bull by the horns and the results are...
The start of a new year is an opportune time to reflect on the past while making plans for the future. With Clinton having been admitted to Main Street South Carolina’s Boot Camp program for 2017, there is optimism for the revitalization of the downtown district. Presbyterian College supports the...
Back in the day… (Have you grown as weary as I have of that term? Apparently not, you might be saying…) I digress -- back in the day, when I was a staffer here at The Chronicle, one of my favorite chores was the last issue of the year, when we would run the Top 10 stories of the year in Laurens...
The verdict came in around mid-afternoon Thursday, December 15, just a couple of hours after the lawyers completed their closing statements and the judge gave his charge to the jury. U.S. v. Dylann Storm Roof: Guilty on all charges. Given the complexity of the indictment—33 counts, many of them...

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