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  Halloween is just around the corner. The leaves are begrudgingly turning into a more autumn-like color palette. There is even more of a seasonal chill in the air. It appears Fall is here at last. Halloween was always a fun holiday for me when I was a child. I distinctly dressing as a red devil...
  The editor: I see in a recent posting by The Clinton Chronicle that a city council member said that he wants more excitement and less negativity from the city’s people.  My question back to him is why should we be more excited? The city council members should hold meetings in their wards with...
  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...
  One day it was there. The next, it wasn’t. Closure of the food pantry in the former Christ Central building in Joanna hit the struggling community just that quickly, a caller told me recently. The SC Empowerment Centre was in the former school; then, they weren’t. Their director Allen Lawson told...
  We ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you . . . . Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!  (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 MSG)   Faithful pastors of congregations deserve our honor, which means to “treat special.” A correlation exists between how we treat people who represent the...
PUBLISHER: Clinton City Council — Time to lead.     By Brian Whitmore   Covering Clinton City Council’s meeting on Monday was like watching the Atlanta Falcons — you start out with high expectations, but in the end nothing is accomplished.   Hey, it’s government. Sometimes it’s better when they don...
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...
OUR VIEW: TODAY, Scots & Brats.   Last fall, the City of Clinton staged a very successful Scots & Brats Festival - a local spin on Oktoberfest - and it comes around again this Saturday. We encourage everyone to come on out - even our friends in Laurens; by our calendar, you do not have an...
Life is an unexpected journey that one can never truly understand. No matter how many plans you make, there is always that possibility that things may not work out for you. Yet, regardless of how many things crash around you, giving up should never be an option; however, for so many people giving...
Nearly 1,000 residents in the local community find the medical treatment and care they need at the Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic. The clinic has been providing medical care to uninsured residents for the past 25 years. The PC School of Pharmacy has been partnering with Good Shepherd for the...

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