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  I just read a frightening piece about the “rebranding” of the far right in Germany. Apparently the new fear-mongers there think the neo-Nazis are old school. Like our own, sad white nationalists, dressed in khakis, not white hoods, and carrying tiki torches, Germany’s better dressed, better...
  As the New Year begins, we have several congratulations to dispense. The year passed, 2018, has seen the Laurens County community lose many valuable members, and others have faced significant challenges. Still yet, we move forward, find success, and optimistically look ahead to now. First, let us...
  Presbyterian College will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events on Monday, Jan. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 23. MLK events kick off with National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) training in Chapman Conference room in Jacobs Hall on Jan. 21. During the training,...
  Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03-Laurens) filed eight bills on the first day of the 116th Congress on a variety of issues: “These bills address a number of concerns I have heard from constituents in the Third Congressional District over the years. I look forward to advocating for...
  Now is the time for New Year’s Resolutions. Nobody ever wants to gain weight and be broke. Now those are resolutions I can keep. Losing weight, saving money, making new friends, finding a new job or hobby, finding love and travel are on every list, according to Offers.com — they surveyed 1,000...
  In the days following George H. W. Bush’s death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness that the former president represented. It was a form of bipartisan nostalgia for a time when the nation seemed to...
On Friday, we saw this social media hash tag pop up: #InWebbWeTrust. All the good feelings are gone now. The up-beat-ness that we felt that day when we named a “native son” to the city’s highest profile sports position, vanished. Andrew Webb won’t be the head football coach at Clinton High School...
It started out as a labor of love. Two and a half years later, it turned into a 475-page labor and those involved dearly love it. “Discovering Laurens County, South Carolina, Volume III, Dramatic Changes, 1840-1900” hit the street in early December. Like the first two volumes, this edition is a...
In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, a story as real and relevant now as was when it was written. “This heartwarming story of repentance, redemption, and the transformative power of love and charity is especially poignant during the season of goodwill to all (Hudson Valley).”  I have...
When I was 11 years old, I sat on my uncle’s front porch one lovely summer Sunday evening, absently gazing at our church across the street. In that moment, the words of the hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” came over me with real impact. “On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross.” The jolting...

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