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So often government (at all levels) resorts to increasing taxes and taking more of your hard earned money and property.  While tax increases may be the easiest solution for government, taking more of your money doesn't make life easier for you, your family or especially if you're trying to run a...
Social media has been abuzz with condemnations and full-throated support. Newspapers including this one, have attempted to cover the “story” with the barest of facts that are available. Political websites have gone full bore with little worry about facts or fairness. The Laurens County sheriff is...
You know the main villain in the Emanuel story: Dylann Roof, a 21 year old Columbia area white racist, intelligent but a ninth grade drop-out. Roof murdered nine parishioners at Emanuel AME in Charleston on June 17, 2015. His motive was to divide us racially. To foment a race war, which he expected...
  “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” By Dr. Seuss “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” On Friday, the Class of 2016 graduates participated in the second annual Graduation Walk at their respective elementary schools. These seniors,...
  A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned some of the colorful and delightful people who made my job as a window clerks at the Clinton Post Office enjoyable. As always there are a few who come to mind after the fact, so now I would like to mention a couple of other guys who made me laugh more times than...
  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...

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