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  Congressman Duncan Condemns the “Schumer Shutdown”   Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC, Laurens County) released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted no on legislation to fund the government, which ultimately caused the bill to fail: “I am deeply disturbed that...
  UPSTATE: Ten at the Top to Hold Culture Counts Regional Forum January 24th at the Chapman Cultural Center   Event to include unveiling of Upstate Arts & Culture Assets Maps as well as discussion on Value of Arts & Culture in Economic & Community Vibrancy   Upstate, SC  – Ten at the...
  I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. ... I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will...
STATE: Superintendent Molly Spearman's Statement on General Assembly's School Bus Funding Veto Override    COLUMBIA, S.C. — State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman has issued the following statement in response to the South Carolina General Assembly's override of the Governor's veto...
Governor Henry McMaster Calls on South Carolinians to Rally Behind Effort   Columbia – The South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) has launched a statewide public education campaign to address the opioid epidemic in South Carolina.  The Just Plain Killers...
  The editor: I agreed with your editorial a few weeks ago about utilizing an existing building for a welcome center instead of building a new one. First of all, I don’t see why Clinton needs a welcome center. I can’t imagine what would be in it other than a pamphlet for Musgrove Mill Park. We don’...
  “Engagement” is the buzzword nowadays in journalism, as newspapers struggle to remain relevant in today’s fast-moving information world. Mostly, it means having a “comments” section on a website or Facebook where readers can weigh in. The problem we’ve found is this, people cannot be polite. Give...
  Standing in the shadow of the 13,376-foot peak of Mt. Guyot, we had a family picture made. There are eighteen full smiles in that picture that will remain for me the snapshot of a Christmas together, a week of family fun, a symbol of family unity.  Three generations of Deans, and the spouses and...
  The Editor, Driving Woodrow Drive and the surrounding streets in Clinton is like driving an obstacle course these days.  Some of the bumps and pot holes are old. Some are new.  The one constant is that the number of both are growing.  A month ago, the city's fine workers repaired a water line. I'...
  The Editor, Just when I thought the holiday season was over, I read the letter in The Chronicle about the generosity of “Just Bob.”  (‘Thank You, Bob and Wife’ by Polly Martin, Elizabeth Crowder, and Joanna, Clinton Chronicle, January 3, 2018). There are acts of kindness like this that happen all...

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