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  In the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we believe it remains appropriate for us to say, We Are Thankful For ...   First Responders, our state thankfully is not going through the horror of California. However, we have had more than our share of dangerous weather since 2015, and one...
  The Editor, Based on questions, newspaper and online articles as well as comments I and others have heard since City Council passed the purchase of land for a recreation and sports complex, there has been some misconception and misunderstanding about the purpose of the complex and the funds that...
2018: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly   2018 was my first year as publisher of The Clinton Chronicle. That’s been a blessing and I count it a privilege to serve this wonderful community. This Christmas some newsmakers will be rewarded by Santa and others will get coal. As a year in review, lets look...
  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus unanimously elected him by acclamation to be Majority Whip in the 116th Congress: “I thank all my House Democratic colleagues for the faith and confidence they have expressed in me...
  In October of 2013 at the request of friends and members of the community, I filed to become your mayor. As I began my campaign, I found that all of our citizens had concerns about our city, but certain concerns were heard over and over. As I listened to those concerns, I made promises, if...
  “True patriotism is not manifested in short, frenzied bursts of emotion. It is the tranquil, steady dedication of a lifetime.” - Adlai Stevenson   Patriotism has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. French President Emanuel Macron recently criticized President Trump and other world leaders for...
Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday   I can tell I am growing older. As a child, I loved Halloween and Christmas. They provided fun, goodies, and gifts. I liked Thanksgiving but nowhere near as much as the other two holidays. As a parent of young children, I loved Halloween and Christmas, probably...
  More of South Carolina is gaining more access to alcohol. More people can buy and consume it on Sundays. It’s at ballgames and festivals, as Clinton demonstrated this year when the city council made it possible to buy and consume booze at uptown venues. Now, if logic follows, isn’t it time for...
  On Sunday night, my father was smiling from Heaven. For the first time in 14 years, a driver piloting a Ford was champion of NASCAR. Harvey Whitmore loved NASCAR racing. It was a Sunday tradition at my house. And he passed that love to me. A lot of times we would start a race, fall asleep and...
  Lots more land is coming off the county tax rolls as the City of Clinton prepares to develop its first recreation complex. That’s 176 acres that will not be available for taxation to run county operations. Depending on how you look at it, that’s the bad news. The good news is, once the complex is...

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