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  Don’t get me wrong, I’m as weary and disheartened by the phrase as the rest of you. In the wake of the latest tragedy, though, it seems I hear it most in the aftermath of the ongoing chapters of our mass-shootings. Someone invariably steps to a podium, gathers all the air in front of a camera and...
Athletes gave it their all the morning of Friday, March 29 at Bailey Memorial Stadium. Crowds typically gather at the stadium to cheer on the Blue and Garnet. This time a crowd filled the stands and stood along the track to cheer on athletes wearing shirts of different colors, like blue, gray, gold...
  The Editor, How can an elected official (a female) be verbally attacked by a male at a public city council meeting and no one intervenes or attempts to stop the verbal attack? I, Shirley Y. Jenkins was re-elected to Clinton City Council on March 5, 2019 with 57.3% of the overall vote, which was a...
  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...

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