Editorial

  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...
  It is no longer funny. If it ever was. It’s not cute, it’s not gangsta, it’s not going to earn you respect. It’s not “just kidding." Do it again, and you are going to juvey. We might let you stop in at a Family Court Judge. Maybe. If you post a threat about a school, we are going to put you in...
Industry leaders in South Carolina are positively giddy, now that your Constitutional right to a “redress of grievance” has been curtailed by state law. The so-called “nuisance suits” that go to courts to protect property owners from the by-products of some industries are now illegal in South...
This perspective was written by Vic MacDonald, who was editor of The Newberry Observer during the renovation and re-opening of The Newberry Opera House.   They actually have opera in The Newberry Opera. For 20 years, though, the stately structure has hosted, and been the catalyst of, so much more....
  Just when it looks like something good is going to happen to rural South Carolina, the Federal Gub-ment goes and messes it up. Newberry has gotten a giant Samsung washing machines factory. They’re doing their training at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens. Everything’s great. Then,...
Truckers are taking one of the bravest stands ever against one of mankind’s worst crimes, to expose and eliminate human trafficking.  The effort is being coordinated by the SC Attorney General’s Office; and this month, AG Alan Wilson welcomed trucking association members, trucking plaza industry...
  2018 is 24 days old, and already we’ve had snow, ice and school closings. Laurens County also has had - and will continue having this month - annual meetings, health seminars and membership growth events. It’s all part of something communities go through annually - assessing the past year and...

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