Editorial

  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”...
  It wasn’t that long ago when Laurens County invested $6 million in expanding and renovating the Johnson Detention Center. It wasn’t to make it a country club; it was to make it one of the most secure facilities in the Upstate, and to provide enough beds to accommodate the Laurens County jail...
  Thank you, State Rep. Mike Pitts. Thank you for leading us through what might be a look at Laurens County 2030, or even earlier. The chairman of the Laurens County Legislative Delegation, Pitts said Thursday he has become concerned about water. Specifically, as Atlanta and Charlotte become mega-...
  “Today is a difficult day, and there will be many more ahead.” – WYFF News Director Bruce Barkley     Journalism is a small world. As with so many other professions, when one of us - or our families - hurts, we all hurt. We are hurt, and diminished in so many ways, today because of the deaths of...
Shouldn’t we just scrap the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act? What good is it, if the SC Supreme Court won’t support it? Only Justice John Few has the common sense to say that financial transparency in South Carolina is important. “It requires no elaborate analysis to apply the plain words...
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...

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