Editorial

  We in the news business chronicle instant history. Documentary film makers step back and examine history through the lens of time. Both are valuable so people have a perspective of where we are, and how did we get here. Chris Marshall of Clinton has provided the nation with an valuable example of...
EDITORIAL - When Your Freedom Isn’t Free   If you want to know anything from the City of Clinton - and you want to use existing state law to find out - just fill out a form and attach $3. Effective Sept. 11th, that’s your cost for freedom of information. In the government’s on-going campaign to get...
  Many questions remain about the City of Clinton's decision to disband its Public Safety Department, in favor of having separate Police and Fire Departments. The city has circulated a video showing firefighters in action, but has refused to say when the video was shot, by whom and what it is...
  Now that they’ve done it, we need to watch for it. Clinton City Council on two readings six working days apart has dissolved the Department of Public Safety. It’s something City Manager Bill Ed Cannon told them he wanted to see done when they brought him in from Florida. The ordinance required...
  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...
One of the most frustrating jobs ever must be putting together Laurens County’s budget. You take one step forward, and two steps back. Six years ago, you had a $9 million surplus. Then, the full effect of the 2008 recession hit. The SC General Assembly began using the Local Government Fund to...
Blue Hose Nation now knows The Promise pricetag, thanks to a July 10 public hearing conducted by the Laurens County Council. A couple PC people were there to do the hearing. No one was there to do any speaking. So, we must presume, everybody is OK with The Promise of PC - its new dorms on the old...
  Laurens County Public Works is going to undergo, this summer, a massive transition. Its director, Rob Russian, has become the Greenwood County Engineer. He will have a role in monitoring traffic in and out of the giant Enviva biomass, wood pellet-producing industry just across the lake from...
  We have let Shop Laurens County First go. Now, it is time for the expanded version -- THINK Laurens County First. Yes, it is important to shop here first; however, it is even more important for all of us to consider our county’s fine points before we go off criticizing and “wishin’ and hopin’”...
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”...

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