EDITORIAL: When you see this logo ... Think Laurens County First w-photos
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’” for something better. Work for community improvements, yes; tear down everything generations have worked to build up, no.
Downtown Greenville is beautiful. We all wish we could be Downtown Greenville. We are not, however, Downtown Greenville (we are not even Woodruff Road, thank goodness) Even that growth explosion did not happen overnight nor without planning and zoning - something we have yet to fully embrace. Plus, the growth of Downtown Greenville has pushed many people out of their homes, not something we are inclined to do in Laurens County.
So, in the follow-up to Shop Laurens County First, we are encouraging more than that. More than shopping - eat at local restaurants, attend local concerts, support local festivals with your presence, support our sports teams and, especially, remember Presbyterian College is YOUR College, Laurens County.
Traveling out of county, state and country is important, it expands our horizons; but there are lots of fun things to do right here in Laurens County, some of which we don’t even know about.
Also, we need to expand our sights within our home - beyond Clinton, beyond Laurens, to the Pioneer Day in Gray Court, to the Pow Wow at the Cherokee Nation, to scenic Lake Rabon. If you attend the Pow Wow on Sept. 29, you will see Native American Heritage in its full glory. If you attended the DNR youth fishing event at Lake Rabon, you know what a beautiful expanse of water sits right in the middle of our own county - and its trails system is being expanded, with no tax money being expended.
We have paddle blueways in Laurens County, we are attracting a branch of the Swamp Rabbit Trail into Laurens County, we have trailheads for the mountains to the sea Palmetto Trail in Laurens County, we have a wonderful vista of Lake Greenwood at Camp Fellowship, right here in Laurens County.
We have beautiful, open, rolling countryside in Laurens County, we have urban living in Laurens County.
Look at The Clinton Chronicle Website - we are on the cutting edge of healthcare in Laurens County, we are workforce developers with an international reputation in Laurens County. We have nothing to be ashamed of, we have everything to aspire to. AND, we can do more.
So, are we being a “homer” - in sports announcing, that’s a guy who unashamedly roots for the hometown team - well, yes, we are. Think Local means being informed - we invite you to know about what is happening throughout Laurens County by tapping into these news and information sources: The Clinton Chronicle and The Laurens County Advertiser (subscriptions make great, affordable gifts), WLBG radio, WPCC radio, golaurens.com and goclinton.com, and the websites of governments, school districts and Presbyterian College.
The more you know, the more you can enjoy Laurens County Life.