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For a long time politicians have tried to make politics entertaining to the masses. Roman rulers offered the plebs “bread and circuses.” U.S. political scientists have for years written about presidential campaigns like they were horse races. I am convinced now that what we are seeing in...
To the editor, When I was 16 years old, I moved from West Point, New York to Clinton, South Carolina. Suddenly, weekends riding the train to New York City became weekends driving to the Laurens Walmart. To say I suffered from culture shock would be an understatement! But something amazing happened...
Now that the South Carolina General Assembly, through a committee, is obligated to discuss and consider Laurens County Rep. Mike Pitts’ bill to establish The Responsible Journalism Registry, it is appropriate to consider this famous quote: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out...
  If you’ve watched the news, read a newspaper, or looked at a news website lately then you’ve likely heard of a city in Michigan that has a water problem. Flint, Michigan, was founded in 1855, three years after the City of Clinton was incorporated for the first time. A city of over 100,000...
  Sunday morning worship with Rev. Bob Piephoff was, as always, very touching and informative. Rev. Piephoff talked about the “behind the scenes” people who are essential to a plan or program but do not get the recognition as the main players. He referenced his example to a football team. You have...
The second of our four “E to the power of” statements sounds almost redundant—Empower students to use technology resources to support learning. There is one thing I know is changing and that is technology. I know I am aging far more quickly than I care to admit but I distinctly remember the old...
Hospice is specialized care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Choosing to elect hospice care is an important decision that can greatly benefit the quality of life for a...
Anyone wishing to address members of Laurens County Council – other than those invited by council – now have to register to speak in advance of the meeting. A citizen wishing to speak during the time set aside during each meeting for public comment – 15 minutes total – can register up until the...
2016 is certain to be both an exciting and challenging year for the City of Clinton. As we have closed the books on the old year and look to the new one in front of us, most people find it helpful to set a “New Year’s Resolution” or goals to help start the new year. As your mayor, I have also set...
As mentioned in last week’s article, Laurens County School District 56 will undergo its five-year accreditation visit in March of this year. Accreditation is important; however, accreditation is not nearly as important as our focus on continuous improvement. As a district, we must constantly review...

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