Editorial

  Fewer and fewer employers are offering health benefits.  In 2001, 68 percent of firms sponsored health plans. Last year, that share dropped to 53 percent.   Part of the problem is that insurance premiums have soared, pricing many employers out of the market. For businesses with fewer than 200...
  As the New Year begins, we have several congratulations to dispense. The year passed, 2018, has seen the Laurens County community lose many valuable members, and others have faced significant challenges. Still yet, we move forward, find success, and optimistically look ahead to now. First, let us...
  In the days following George H. W. Bush’s death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness that the former president represented. It was a form of bipartisan nostalgia for a time when the nation seemed to...
On Friday, we saw this social media hash tag pop up: #InWebbWeTrust. All the good feelings are gone now. The up-beat-ness that we felt that day when we named a “native son” to the city’s highest profile sports position, vanished. Andrew Webb won’t be the head football coach at Clinton High School...
  How can something so simple be so complicated? Oh, yeah, the government’s involved.  Laurens County Council passed an ordinance putting Sunday sales of alcohol on the ballot - for everybody in the county. The SC Elections Commission said it must say “for everybody except the cities (...
  In the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we believe it remains appropriate for us to say, We Are Thankful For ...   First Responders, our state thankfully is not going through the horror of California. However, we have had more than our share of dangerous weather since 2015, and one...
  “True patriotism is not manifested in short, frenzied bursts of emotion. It is the tranquil, steady dedication of a lifetime.” - Adlai Stevenson   Patriotism has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. French President Emanuel Macron recently criticized President Trump and other world leaders for...
  More of South Carolina is gaining more access to alcohol. More people can buy and consume it on Sundays. It’s at ballgames and festivals, as Clinton demonstrated this year when the city council made it possible to buy and consume booze at uptown venues. Now, if logic follows, isn’t it time for...
  Lots more land is coming off the county tax rolls as the City of Clinton prepares to develop its first recreation complex. That’s 176 acres that will not be available for taxation to run county operations. Depending on how you look at it, that’s the bad news. The good news is, once the complex is...
  “He’s not acting right,” said his mother, sitting on a chair beside her son in the emergency department of a rural South Carolina hospital. “He gets all upset, he yells out, he hits at me, then he just gets real quiet-like. It’s been happening a lot more lately. He just stares off, he doesn’t...

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