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This weekend and next, the high-energy classic Broadway musical “Anything Goes” stomps the stage at the Gillam Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton. The Laurens County Community Theatre opens the musical just a week after its composer Cole Porter’s June 9 birthday. Porter was born in 1891 and...
City of Clinton employees are getting a raise on July 1 (everybody except the city manager). Laurens School District 56 employees are getting raises from the state and from the school district if the proposed budget receives second and final approval June 27 – and there is no reason to think the...
I don’t know about you, but when I was a child and my mother said, “Go outside and play,” it was usually a loaded command. She always meant for me to enjoy the great outdoors. More often than not, though, I’d been creating havoc indoors and she needed some peace and quiet to get her house chores...
For nearly 10 years I have spent my career in hospice. From marketing, management and operations I have learned that all Americans deserve quality care at the end of life- it’s a fundamental part of living. Hospice Care is the model of high-quality, compassionate care that helps patients and...
So often government (at all levels) resorts to increasing taxes and taking more of your hard earned money and property.  While tax increases may be the easiest solution for government, taking more of your money doesn't make life easier for you, your family or especially if you're trying to run a...
Social media has been abuzz with condemnations and full-throated support. Newspapers including this one, have attempted to cover the “story” with the barest of facts that are available. Political websites have gone full bore with little worry about facts or fairness. The Laurens County sheriff is...
You know the main villain in the Emanuel story: Dylann Roof, a 21 year old Columbia area white racist, intelligent but a ninth grade drop-out. Roof murdered nine parishioners at Emanuel AME in Charleston on June 17, 2015. His motive was to divide us racially. To foment a race war, which he expected...
  “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” By Dr. Seuss “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” On Friday, the Class of 2016 graduates participated in the second annual Graduation Walk at their respective elementary schools. These seniors,...
  A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned some of the colorful and delightful people who made my job as a window clerks at the Clinton Post Office enjoyable. As always there are a few who come to mind after the fact, so now I would like to mention a couple of other guys who made me laugh more times than...
  A few weeks ago a great opportunity presented itself. Actually several, one was when my son-in-law, Chad, decided to make  homemade ice cream. He and my grandson had picked fresh strawberries from the strawberry patch and he wanted to give it a try. Now Chad is 6 ‘6” and a big guy who works...

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