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EDITORIAL: PC Football Needs Fans To Help Break a 16-Game Losing Streak W- PREVIEW INFORMATION PC WINS, 24-14.     The times have never looked more bleak for the Presbyterian College Football program. Carrying a proud tradition of more than 100 years, the Blue Hose are riding a 16-game losing...
The major retailers are very happy that it’s Halloween. A retail monitoring group reports that Halloween, nationwide, is a $9 BILLION business. Pretty good for a “holiday” designed to scare the be-geeus out of people - as if horror movies don’t do that year-round. Everybody wants to get a piece....
  It is important for the business community of Laurens County to have opportunities to gather, compare notes and learn about each other’s products. Because, if we don’t buy from each other, how can we expect people to buy from us. This is where the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce comes in. At...
  Here’s the City of Clinton’s Scoreboard: The Cotton Loft is operating. We did build two spec buildings and sold one, with new pipe in the ground and a new road. We did rehab an uptown building and did win a historical award. We did develop a separate Police Department and Fire Department and...
OUR VIEW: Now, We Will Never Know.   We think public officials should ask themselves, prior to voting to close a meeting, Why should this information be shielded from the public? In an adversarial situation, sure: But all the “adversaries” were at the table Oct. 3 at the PMPA board meeting, so why...
  EDITORIAL 10-2-19   Guest Editorial   The Joy of Politics        By Lee H. Hamilton   You’re probably chuckling already. Seriously? “The joy of politics”? That was pretty much the reaction I got the other day when, in the middle of a conversation about how confrontational, adversarial, and...
  It is fall. The temperatures are cooling down. Football is a Friday-Saturday ritual. It is an active time for Laurens County families. In all the hustle-bustle, take just a moment to reflect on what you can do to make Laurens County a caring community. One thing you can do has already passed, but...
  September 19th could be one of the most important dates in Clinton’s history, and not because of something happening here. Instead, something happening in Greer. On that date, the board of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency is scheduled to vote on rate structures for 2020, and for 2029 and...
The idea that “the government closest to the people serves the people best” is a founding principle of America’s democratic republic and a longstanding keystone of conservative philosophy in particular. Ronald Reagan, always a champion of local governance, emphasized the special importance of this...
  OUR VIEW: The Upstate’s Image   Evil occurrences happen all over, so we are not alone, certainly, in dealing with serial killers and drug cartels. However, The Image Of Upstate South Carolina surely is losing its luster as the nation learns - extensively - about the exploits of our own serial...

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