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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,...
  Reference the Kitch Remembers article on yard brooms in the August 2 edition of the Chronicle: I got quite a chuckle out of this and wanted to comment on my experience with the brooms. Growing up at Thornwell in the early 50's, I got to put these brooms to good use, but we referred to them as "...
  Pitts: Feedback We Hear Is Critical, Helps Shape Legislative Priorities   COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2017 Grassroots Tour, scheduled for September and October. Each year, the State Chamber hits the road to hear from business leaders across the state about...
  Columbia – During state government’s fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, General Fund revenues increased slightly over 2016 revenues, bringing in $7.582 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017 compared to $7.271 billion in FY 2016, an increase of $311 million. However, according to the Comptroller...
Women who are in abusive relationships better duck and cover for the time being, based on a ruling of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Without really intending to, we suspect, the high court leaves a large number of women who are in horrific relationships without legal recourse, based on a ruling...

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