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  Repeal, Replace: a not funny joke   Steven Wright was a dead-pan comedian. Never cracked a smile. Never altered his monotone delivery. And when each dry joke finished, you had to wonder why it was funny, or if.  “I woke up this morning… went downstairs… Someone had stolen all of my furniture… and...
  The editor - Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014, it surpassed both car accidents and gun violence in number of deaths. Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin need to be aware that opiates are the main contributors to this...
The editor -- I have read the editorial titled “Missed Opportunity” in a recent issue of The Clinton Chronicle. In response I must join Vic MacDonald in expressing my disappointment that Clinton City Council did not follow the unanimous recommendation of the City Planning Commission to rezone to...
The editor: Yes, there was a “Hearing in Columbia – Again” before the SC Supreme Court regarding the trial and conviction of Michael Beaty. The State filed a Petition for Rehearing with the Clerk of the SC Supreme Court 01/13/2017.  Michael Beaty’s attorneys also filed a Petition for Rehearing.  ...
  This past Saturday (June 24) marked 21 years since my mother left this world. I remember it like it was yesterday -- actually I remember almost everything like it was yesterday anymore -- I just don’t remember yesterday. Or this morning… Once again, I digress. I was working at The Chronicle in...
  An Homage to Hometown Happenings   No matter where my travels take me, I always seek out the local newspaper. I know. My smartphone easily provides more detail about a town than I will ever need. But the local paper does so much more. That’s because it fits the many pieces of the community puzzle...
  S.C. HOUSE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES AN ONLINE SURVEY SEEKING CITIZENS’ INPUT ON FOUR AGENCIES UNDER STUDY BY THE COMMITTEE    Adjutant General’s Office, Commission for Minority Affairs, Department of Natural Resources, and Patriots Point Development Authority   Columbia - Speaker...
Eckstrom Adds ‘Outside the Box’ Information to SC Fiscal Transparency Website   Columbia – In an effort to continue enhancing government transparency in South Carolina, state Controller Richard Eckstrom’s office has added new public interest information to the S.C. Fiscal Transparency Website. This...
  EDITORIAL: Rural SC - we’re bouncing back   We think the City of Clinton should immediately re-invest the money coming in from the sale of the spec building at the Commerce 26 site in another spec building. Immediately - as in, right away. An announcement this week details the sale of the current...
To Laurens County School District 55 Community Members: For some time now, we have sat by and remained silent while a group of citizens have repeatedly used this medium as a means of attacking the proposed $109 million bond referendum. One of the principals among this group of citizens is Mr....

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