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Let Us Never Forget Our Solemn Pledge.         We must believe in our ability to work together to solve our toughest problems.   On Memorial Day, 1945, the war in Europe had ended but the fighting in the Pacific continued, Lt. Gen. Lucian Truscott voiced remarks at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery...
WHY GOOD INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM MATTERS.     Recently, a couple of reporters at The New York Times published an intriguing story about conversations between House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his leadership team. It was shortly after the events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol,...
Something to Talk About -- The Unreached and the Unwilling.      “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain….”  I was so blessed to be born in America. I have never suffered any real hardship. By that I mean my daily existence...
Speaking Up to Change the Culture.       The majority of Americans were once taught to be nice and fair. The Left – as opposed to classic liberals and classic conservatives - has been taught to be sneaky, using force, deception and slander. So it’s easier for small groups of leftists to take over...
An invitation to newcomers.     If you are a newcomer to Clinton/Laurens County and you want some reading material about the community, the best place to go is the welcome center in the lobby of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, in the professional park behind the County Hospital. The second...
Mid-terms.       Well, let’s see. There is the “middle of the road.” There is “stuck in the middle,” and there is “middle of nowhere.” There is “middle ground” and “playing both ends against the middle.” At times, these phrases adequately describe the status of modern-day politicians.  For decades...
“Opportunity lies in the man, not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar.       For many years, it was commonly accepted that a person’s IQ (intelligent quotient), which is a measure of a person's reasoning ability, contributed significantly to a person’s level of success in life. The higher their level of...
Parenting in the Digital Age.           “The art of leadership is not saying yes; it is saying no,” said former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. One of life’s great challenges is learning to not just go with the flow because sometimes the flow goes in the wrong direction. We live in a day of...
Our View -- Needed at Presbyterian: A law enforcement probe.       We believe the City of Clinton Police Department should request a State Law Enforcement Division investigation into what happened at Bailey Memorial Stadium on Friday, February 11. The investigation should start with statement(s)...
Final Jeopardy Category: “Compassion”.         She became something of a household name, overnight. At 7 p.m. each weekday evening the nation tuned in, engaged by her disarming smile, and mesmerized by her lightning-quick buzzer thumb, her amazing breadth of knowledge. For 40 consecutive Jeopardy...

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