Editorial

  OUR VIEW: A Judicious Partnership   The City of Laurens is to be commended for allowing Laurens County to use The Ridge. The city’s indoor recreation center is the Laurens County Magistrate’s Court, allowing the judges to deal with cases backlogged because of COVID-19. You may find it strange to...
  Human trafficking is in the news now, more than ever. So it is logical to assume that now is the time to strike against this heinous crime. Authorities are feeling pressure to combat human trafficking, especially child abductions, like never more since the time of “stranger danger” warnings a...
OUR VIEW: Be a good neighbor, wear a mask.     COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon. Shutting down the economy a second time isn’t an option. The compromise — wear a mask when you can’t social distance. Masks are encouraged by the Cities of Clinton and Laurens and by Laurens County. The Chronicle...
  EDITORIAL: A good job by District 56.     Governor Henry McMaster says now that he would prefer it if School Districts would re-open on Sept. 8. This came two days after District 56 laid out a comprehensive plan to restart on Aug. 24. So, teachers - again - have to rely on the old reliable, “...
  Our View: Capital Initiative would benefit Clinton.     The Capital Initiative, a 1-cent addition to the county sales tax would give Clinton a shot in the arm. Three projects of the 16 that will be before Laurens County Voters on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot will be inside the Clinton city limits....
  It is right and proper that the Governments of Laurens County, as far as we know, are not increasing the citizens’ tax burden in this era of the Coronavirus. Unemployment and business reductions because of government-ordered shut downs have strained business and personal back accounts. Most...
  We sympathize with District 56 and all school districts. The task before them is great. How do you keep children, teachers and administrators safe, while still providing a quality education? Can it be done? Yes. The Chronicle would ask the following: • Parents need to know your plans, sooner,...
  Our View: We need Jesus.     A pandemic and racial unrest are tearing the United States and the world apart. But despite all the bad news in the world, we have Good News and that Good News has a name — Jesus Christ. The justice and judgment we seek comes from God. He is in control. Judgement is...
OUR VIEW: Speech and action, not looting.     Criminal charges have been filed against four men in connection with an in-custody death in Minneapolis. Criminal charges have been filed against three men in connection with a citizen-arrest death in Brunswick, Georgia. The courts will render decisions...
OUR VIEW: We Salute Your .... .     re·sil·ience /rəˈzilyəns/ noun the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. "the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions" the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. "nylon is excellent in...

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