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  With the coming of the new school year, my family will embrace a few milestones.   My oldest daughter will be a senior at Clinton High School and preparing to embrace the college campus that God will bless her to attend.  Our next in line will begin her wonder years at Clinton Middle School.  Our...
  You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to...
  When President Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports America's largest nail manufacturer had little choice but to raise prices. Mid Continent Nail Corporation lost 50 percent of its orders as customers opted for cheaper suppliers. Within weeks, the firm laid off 60 workers. And 200...
President Trump recently proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure program. It's generally a good idea. But infrastructure alone will not produce long-term inclusive growth.  To achieve that, America instead needs a comprehensive economic development strategy. That means struggling communities must...
  Editorial I - Right to know, right to be cussed for asking questions   As a journalist you don’t want to make the news, you want to report the news. You certainly don’t want the news to be a public cursing while doing your job. Last week, the City of Clinton held a special called meeting. The...
  Editorial II: Investigation Is Welcome   The morning after the Clinton City Council voted to radically alter their jobs, the dedicated employees of the Clinton Department of Public Safety leapt into their vehicles and responded swiftly to a wreck on I-26. The highway was blocked for a short time...
  NATION: Laurens – U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-3) has received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) for his consistent pro-life voting positions in Congress.  The NRLC noted Duncan voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for...
  Columbia – Governor Henry McMaster has signed Act 214 of 2018, amending Section 16-11-700 of the South Carolina Code of Laws which regulates the state’s litter laws.  Palmetto Pride says revising the litter laws was needed to give officers and the courts greater flexibility in the prosecution of...
  The late George Michael is spinning in his grave. The Wham-singer recorded an ‘80s anthem, “Careless Whisper,” that was PG-13 rated. Now in the ‘10s a “whisper” is R-rated, or worse. The Ware Shoals Police Department is reporting that alleged activity within an online community called "Whisper"...
  Now, here’s a good idea. Instead of bad-mouthing the police, why don’t we join with them to make our communities safer. Our friends from Greenwood are having a heck of a time with violence. There are have been shots fired through the wall of an apartment, two young men shot to death, shots fired...

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