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April 16 is Healthcare Decisions Day. We all make decisions every day, both simple and complicated. We plan ahead for expected events such as vacations, a wedding, or buying a house. It is just as important to plan ahead for the health care you want in the future and at the end of life. Advance...
The automobile collision on West Main Street caused extensive damage to City property and residential property in the northwest quadrant of the city. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who suffered injuries as a result of this incident,” said City Manager Frank Stovall. The City has received...
The relief was palpable and obvious when the leader of the review team announced School District 56 will be recommended for another 5-year accreditation. There are those who will say the results of the local district’s efforts to be accredited by AdvancED for five more years was likely never in...
In my last article, there was mention of the old rail yard in Clinton, but I did not say anything about the trains themselves. A couple of years ago, I wrote about the trains, which passed through Clinton, and I mentioned some sure-enough authorities on the trains. There were a couple of gentlemen...
As readers of The Clinton Chronicle, you are fully aware of our recent visit from an External Review Team from across the nation and around the state. The team of six visitors spent three full days in the district interviewing stakeholders (parents and community member); observing classes, teachers...
Once upon a time there was a stream that began at the corner of Jefferson and Gordon streets at Clinton Mills and flowed for a distance past a spring, hewn out of rock, and on to a larger stream known as Beard’s Fork Creek. The stream was a favorite place for boys who live on the mill village, also...
Laurens County Council voted unanimously to make a job offer to a man to become the new Laurens County Administrator. Jon Caime, who is the administrator in Hart County, Ga., was chosen over two men with Laurens County connections. Caime has reportedly accepted the job and is expected to begin work...
The fire is fading. It’s time to go home. After almost 28 years, I will retire shortly from the position of Laurens County Administrator. It has been a privilege and a distinct honor to serve the county of my birth for most of my professional life. I am not exactly sure of what I will do in...
The most asked questions to me as mayor by the people of Clinton are: “Is it finished? When will it be finished?” What began as an eight-person delegation from Laurens County to Washington, D.C., to ask for federal funding in February 2006 is what “it” is. The delegation returned to Laurens County...
The final article in this series about our upcoming AdvancED visit deals with the very heart of learning—continuous improvement. AdvancED defines using results for continuous improvement as “the district and school implement a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about...

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