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This is the time of year we pause to give thanks. When I think about what I’m thankful for, God’s blessings are too numerous to count. When I left Clinton almost 20 years ago, I never could have imagined what God would have in store for my life. Heck, back then, I could hardly think beyond the next...
2016 has been a year of sharp division among many people in our country, but pales in comparison to what our nation faced in 1863. On October 3rd 1863, President Lincoln signed Proclamation 106, Thanksgiving Day, less than three months after the battle of Gettysburg, a battle that produced 45,515...
America’s kids are spending less and less time outdoors, and their long-term physical, mental, and emotional health is suffering because of it. But it doesn’t have to be that way, if we’ll get more outdoor education into our schools and colleges. A recent survey of 12,000 families with children...
Kathy Carter’s husband shot her 12 times. He then shot their 11-year-old daughter and finally, himself. After a week in a coma, Carter – she was Kathy Tippins then – survived. Her daughter and her husband were both dead and buried when she awoke from the coma. Carter told her story of terror at the...
I remember a moment in my childhood when I had a piece of glass in my foot. For some reason, I did not heed my mother’s warning about playing outside without my shoes on. The glass beneath my skin, being clear, could not be seen very well with the naked eye, but it could be felt painfully by me and...
This past week has been a very interesting one for us in Laurens County School District 56. On Monday, Nov. 7, the district participated in the very first Instructional Colloquium during a teacher workday. This day provided teachers in our district the opportunity to work with each other to...
  Every election, we tell people to vote. Every year, few actually do. Even when there is “a big turnout,” the number generally is a small fraction of the actual, eligible voters registered in Laurens County - or anywhere. There are signs that Tuesday’s General Election will buck that trend....
  The editor: Residents in the Mountville area, and the residents of Lisbon Road, have coexisted in harmony for many years. Our only and primary concern is the unrestricted placement of industrialized poultry complexes. The number of bindustrialized poultry facilities should be limited. Why is the...
  The editor: I am writing about an issue that has recently been addressed at the Clinton City Council meetings by advocates for an anti-tethering ordinance. Just to clarify what “tethering” or “chaining” a dog means, it is attaching a dog by a chain hooked to the dog’s collar and then attached to...
  The editor: I recently read about the benefits of living near an industrialized poultry complex. Since I was advised to let facts outweigh emotion and I live within one mile of one of the proposed sites, I researched poultry complexes in other states. In the Demarva Peninsula (near the Chesapeake...

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