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What the Pledge Means   You know the Pledge of Allegiance, probably by heart. You may recite it only occasionally, or get the chance several times a week. Sometimes, I’m guessing, you say it mechanically, and other times filled with deep meaning. I hope it’s more often the latter, because here’s...
Amid all the confusion about zero tolerance and executive orders over the crisis  at the border, one thing is clear. At least 2000 children are still detained away from their parents in shelters across the country.  Many -- no one knows exactly how many -- are under age 5 housed in “Tender Age”...
The Editor, This letter is in response to Lisa Emerson Machione’s letter to the editor in last week’s Chronicle. I am not sure what her infatuation with Jerre Threatt is other than he is her next door neighbor. I don’t know why anyone would want to dredge up city business that is three months old....
  STATE: American Red Cross Receives New Emergency Response Vehicle Donation from Glasspro   Myrtle Beach – The South Carolina Region of the American Red Cross is honored to recognize Glasspro for its gift of an energy efficient emergency response vehicle, which enables the Red Cross to quickly...
  The two questions I get asked most about are the South Broad Street water and sewer rehabilitation project and the removal of dilapidated and uninhabitable buildings from our city. For the past several years, the city has been focused on replacing water and sewer lines that have just outlived...
  The Editor, Mike Pitts said he made a huge mistake in attempting the consolidation of District 55 and 56 school system. He even made a much, more expense mistake in regards to the future liabilities of the taxpayers of Laurens County. He, with no input from the public taxpayers or the County...
NATION, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC): I wanted to provide an update that Senator Scott has joined two legislative efforts aimed to help prevent migrant families from being categorically separated at the border.  Below are details of each of the pieces of legislation, including a short description on what...
  It wasn’t that long ago when Laurens County invested $6 million in expanding and renovating the Johnson Detention Center. It wasn’t to make it a country club; it was to make it one of the most secure facilities in the Upstate, and to provide enough beds to accommodate the Laurens County jail...
  The Editor, The city of Clinton lost a valuable asset when Jerre Threatt  was asked to leave his position as Assistant City Manager a couple of months ago.   I have met Bill Ed Cannon a couple of times and he seems like a nice enough guy, but I have known Jerre for several years and know him to...
  As I mentioned two months ago, we have a lot of wonderful things happening in our district. We started with a “deep dive” into MS Bailey in April and Clinton Elementary in May. This month, we continue our focus with an equally good school: Eastside Elementary (EES).  Eastside Elementary was built...

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