Editorial

  Kudos to Main Street Clinton SC, Greenville Health System and Presbyterian College for their super success with the inaugural Scots & Brats. The Scottish Irish Bavarian Octoberfest captured all the spirit of three cultures coming together in a beautiful fall setting.  All three sponsors did a...
Laurens County School District 56  Announces Encouraging Signs  In End of Course Examination Program,  WIN Results for Clinton, Joanna Students   While it can be debated that public schools test too much, it would be difficult not to see progress being made in the schools of District 56. Assessment...
Why are we torturing our animals? Laurens County has taken a great step forward in dealing with stray dogs with the opening this month of new kennels at the Animal Control facility near the airport. Former Public Works Director Rob Russian and his staff saw that the animal facility was overrun, and...
  If you even think about sending us a letter to the editor and putting somebody else’s name on it, stop in your tracks. Do not do that. Under no circumstances will we publish it. We will not be scammed in that way. The recent decision by the Clinton City Council to dissolve the Department of...
  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...

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