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Every time you turn on the television, your radio, your computer, pick up a newspaper or use your smart phone, it seems you are constantly bombarded with bad news, negative news or controversial views. I am old enough to remember when information was not available at the touch of a button or screen...
In March the first-ever class of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted. There will likely be seven members of the inaugural class, Hall of Fame Chairman Billy Dunlap said when he announced the LCSHOF. What will be striking about that first class – whoever is in it – will be who’s...
Many who will read this article have worked with me to improve the lives of those that call our communities home. If this article moves you to refrain from future collaborations, I will know that our labor was superficial and only implemented through convenience and association, not relationship...
At our opening convocation, Ms. Jennifer Howard, Laurens County District 56 Teacher of the Year for 2016 – 2017, gave the welcome and charge to the teachers and staff. Her comments were very timely and needed, especially suited for the audience and the opportunity. Ms. Howard challenged us to take...
There are two things, which I would like to say in this article: one being a happening and the other a tribute to a friend. First off is the experience, which began back in June or July one evening, as Gaye and I were watching TV. I was sitting in my recliner and looking out the carport door when...
Wow. What a weekend in Clinton. A large crowd turned out at The Depot to hear and dance to the Swingin’ Medallions in the final Town Rhythms concert for 2016. The popular (and free) summer concert series – geared to a “mature” audience -- ended with a bang. Merchants, churches and others welcomed...
Willie Nelson, the great Texas troubadour, recorded a song once titled “Me and Paul.” In the song, he recounts some of his adventures on the road with Paul and I assume that he is referring to Paul English, the long-time drummer in the Willie Nelson Band. Now most of Willie and Paul’s adventures...
He offered a protest, just by sitting down. And his standing up by sitting down has now “gone viral,” which is the 21st century way of saying his protest did what protests are supposed to do. Or, did it? Colin Kaepernick, the bold, tattooed and powerful quarterback for the NFL’s San Francisco...
Earlier this month, the Laurens County Council wisely decided to keep an open door to the wood bioenergy industry, recognizing the economic and environmental benefits that a wood pellet manufacturing facility could bring the county and its residents. The Council is in very good company. Enviva, the...
Folks, I mentioned in my last article about school starting so early and waiting in the hot lines to pick up our grand boys. Well it is still hot and the lines seem to be even longer. As I was waiting my turn in line, I started thinking that the buses are not used nearly as much as they were when I...

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