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In last month’s column, I scratched the surface on some of my favorite books growing up. I figured for this month, what better way to follow that up than by sharing some of my favorite books I’ve read as an adult? Some of my favorites are classics that you might have read in high school, while...
20 years since 9/11.                   More Than Ever,  We Need to Live  Up to Their Legacy   By Joe Reagan, Wreaths Across America Director of Military and Veteran Outreach   Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow Veterans, Service Members, Military family...
Lessons from 9/11 that Congress Could Learn.       Most Americans alive 20 years ago remember where they were on September 11, 2001.  They remember the airplane hijackings, the attacks, and the collapse of the Twin Towers. They remember the nearly 3,000 who perished. As our nation refocuses on that...
LETTER: “PC is grateful for all of you, and we look forward to being your faithful partners in progress.”       Letter to the Editor Clinton Chronicle  August 30, 2021   Dear Editor:  The “Welcome Home PC” event on Thursday, August 27, hosted by Main Street Clinton, was a smashing success and a...
OUR VIEW: Expanding History.       Congratulations are in order to the Rosemont Preservation Society for earning a $350,000 SC Conservation Bank grant that allows for land purchase at the Waterloo historic site. It’s a bit “raw” right now; but brush cutting has been going on, so there could be a...
OUR VIEW: County Administrator.     Congratulations are in order for Thomas Higgs, the former interim city manager of Clinton, who now will be the Laurens County Administrator. In Clinton, he replaced former city manager Bill Ed Cannon, who retied without explanation. At the county level, Higgs...
Rhett Wilson: 8 Steps To Totalitarianism.         America, birthed in freedom, continues moving away from that shining virtue. In his recent sermon on July 4th, “The Truth Shall Set You Free,” Pastor John MacArthur explained how a country can move from liberty to totalitarianism. Examining Aldous...
VIC’s View: We don’t care how you did it in Michigan.         So here’s what not to do - use Covid money to give yourself a Bonus. A Michigan county council did just that - now they are giving it back. Laurens County has $6 million of its $13 million of COVID-19 local relief money sitting in the...
Olympic Efforts in District 56.       Presently the Summer Olympics are the rage on NBC. Morning, noon, and night there is an abundance of coverage...sports we like and even those we really don’t understand.   Sunday morning I watched the fencing finals as a young pre-med student from Kentucky won...
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control would do well to heed the request of the Laurens County Legislative Delegation. We are sure the agency does not need a reminder, but they are among the people who control the purse strings. Delegates have asked DHEC officials to...

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