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  The Editor,   This past week's editorial was a real winner. Thank you. I have another Clinton asset to plug, The Clinton Family YMCA.   This resource is a major plus for Clinton: sports teams, workout classes, day care, and Laurens County's only heated indoor pool to name a few. I am disheartened...
  What’s stopping us from dreaming?   We received an e-mail notice about an event coming to the convention center in tiny Richburg, South Carolina, recently and it just set us off on dreaming.  The event is this: Rural Strong Expo, Richburg, SC, SBA, USDA Rural Development Bring Small Business...
  The City of Clinton recently received its own Mueller Report. In a manner of speaking. Those paying attention will remember that reporters asked, repeatedly, how much it was going to cost to split the Department of Public Safety into separate police and fire departments. The answer, every time,...
  Pass on what you have learned. Strength. Mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke, we are what they grow beyond.  – Yoda, Star Wars VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)   Failure. The preacher talked about failure recently, referencing...
The Nation Came Together for a Good Cause and It Made a Difference   We face a lot of division in America today, but there is a movement underway to build a more inclusive, united and tolerant nation. This movement is made up of individuals of different ages, different genders, different races and...
  Don’t Sprint, Run the Marathon if you’re going to take away this title   You’re going to have to change a lot more than venue and number of events to make us lose this title. For the 17th consecutive year, Clinton Middle School (and its predecessor Bell Street Middle School) is the South Carolina...
  There is a television show on The Discovery Channel with an intriguing name: Naked and Afraid. I am not making that up. I confess at this moment that I’ve never watched it, so I’m offering you my opinions about something I know very little about. (I’ll pause now while all my faithful readers...
  Dear Sen. Verdin:   On behalf of the newspapers of your district and the S.C. Press Association, I want to thank you for passing the amended version of S. 621. The original version of S-621 is a bill put forth by JEDA in an effort to comply state law with new federal regulations.  While we...
  ADDED SALES TAX: makes it more difficult to shop local   By Stewart Jones Laurens County Council Member, Republican Nominee, House District 14   On March 26th, County Council will vote to send an additional 1% countywide capital improvement sales tax (CPST) to the voters for a referendum vote.  I...
STATE - WALK LIKE MADD --- Saturday   Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host 6th Annual Walk Like MADD Event -- Columbia community says No More Victims   MADD South Carolina is walking to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.  The chapter will host its 6th annual Walk Like...

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