Editorial

During this commencement season, it is common for guest speakers to impart words of wisdom. Some sink in, many more are soon forgotten. So, in the spirit of these days of reflection and celebration, we give over this space to two speakers from the May 12 Commencement at Presbyterian College. Janie...
  We have even more local folks to congratulate, starting with the 229 graduates of Presbyterian College. Friday was hooding day for the fifth graduating class of the PC School of Pharmacy, one of the true shining jewels of Upstate South Carolina. The Army ROTC Commissioning and Teachers Induction...
  In the long tradition of The Clinton Chronicle publishing an every-once-in-a-while congratulations column, this will be a look at people, groups and organizations since March 1 that deserve a spotlight on accomplishments. Bear with us, please, it’s a long list. Destini Robinson, a Clinton High...
  A resounding “no” to School District Consolidation Law   State lawmakers are in the habit of filing useless, flawed and unnecessary pieces of legislation for each other to consider. The latest is H. 5318. It should be withdrawn now, and never again see the light of day. It won’t be, of course,...
It is difficult for us to believe that, for lo these many years, the City of Clinton has conducted special events without a Special Events Ordinance. The city has had many fine, detail-oriented city managers, and not one of them has ever said to the city council, “This city needs a good Special...
By now most of us have read that plastic, that incredibly useful product that all of us use every day, is fast becoming public enemy number one.  We have been using plastics for decades and as a result, plastic is everywhere: in our fish, in our food, in our oceans, in our waste water treatment...
  Maybe it’s mercenary of us, but if Clinton is going to sell its soul to put alcohol in the middle of our family-friendly downtown festivals, we hope the city’s going to get something for it. There’s nothing in the special events ordinance about beer vendors paying the city a fee to sell (give...
  There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been.  We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free society — the very large and the very...
  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of The Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”   How many times have you heard it: “...
  EDITORIAL 3-14   Crusading to a state championship   Wow! Just, Wow! A 31-1 season. The Laurens Academy Lady Crusaders have every reason in the world to be very proud of their 2018 season. And, we’re sure, Crusader Nation is very proud of these wonderful school representatives. For the second...

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