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  STATE: MADD Calls for Improved Drunk Driving Laws in South Carolina   Ignition Interlocks Save Lives by Blocking Drunk Drivers from Starting their Vehicles   WHAT: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will join Gov. Henry McMaster and Sen. Brad Hutto and Rep. Eddie Tallon at a press conference...
  One has to assume most members of the School District 56 board think there are no students, teachers or staff in the district whose sexual orientation would not be approved by the Baptists. I assure them they are wrong. How else can you explain – or even make sense of – the 6-1 vote not to...
Build the wall. Yes. I said it — that taboo phrase that conservatives can’t say without being ripped on social media and called a racist. I lock my doors every night. It’s not because I hate the people on the outside, it’s because I love the people on the inside of my home more than I love the...
  EDITORIAL: A Policy Before A Purchase     Before Laurens County spends $16,000 on body cameras for detention officers, it needs to write and adopt a clear-cut policy on when, or if, it makes the footage taken by the cameras available to the public. Body cam footage is not a public document in...
  Duncan Reacts to State of the Union   Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03-Laurens) released the following statement after President Donald Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union address:   “The first two years of the Trump presidency have been marked with tremendous success....
  Laurens County Council could pave the way for the reopening of the federal government. Except for the fact that federal workers aren’t getting paid (but will receive back-pay), the shuttering of the federal government is not a totally bad thing. We can collect rainwater without penalty, for a...
  I cover this town. I’m interested in things that happen in Laurens, sure. I cover the Laurens County Council because, supposedly, it’s for all the county. Although, the county hasn’t helped us in Clinton hardly at all. We have spec buildings — they’re ours. We have a rec complex coming — it’s...
  This article catches up with my previous series focusing on each of District 56’s schools. We have covered MS Bailey, Clinton Elementary, Eastside Elementary, and Joanna-Woodson Elementary in previous articles. This month, we look closely at Clinton Middle School. Truth be told, I have not yet...
  The editor, I want to thank The Clinton Chronicle for allowing me to announce that the Laurens County Republican Party will be holding a candidate forum, open to the public, on Monday, February 4,  from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laurens YMCA.   All four candidates running for the Republican...
  EDITORIAL - Recreation Ideas   We have got to have a water park. The City of Clinton’s new recreation complex is a blank slate. Some writing was done to that slate yesterday (Jan. 22), as residents were invited to a brainstorming meeting on the Hwy 56 site (details will be in the Jan. 30...

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