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Journalism.     You’ve got to loved a retired journalist. Ernie Segars, who did such great work at The Clinton Chronicle, then retired as Laurens County Administrator, and now writes an occasional column for The Laurens County Advertiser, comes to mind. Segars, in retirement, is chairman of a local...
LETTER: The problem is the continuing disturbance by outdoor partying at Presbyterian College.         The editor, This might be a second futile attempt to find someone interested in correcting a situation that is out of hand. I tried to address this with City Counsel, but nothing has changed.  ...
EDITORIAL: The Human Factor.   Laurens County will have $13 Million to spend from the federal COVID-19 relief fund. A Committee-of-the-Whole of the Laurens County Council will meet to decide how the money is to be allocated. At the State level, some of this money has been proposed for the widening...
  I remember sitting at a gas station here recently and I saw a man asking for money as people left the store. I sat in my car for a while and watched because I was intrigued as to how many people would just give him money.  After about the third person gave him money, he quietly counted it and...
Something to Talk About   The inscription on Lady Liberty, standing in New York Harbor reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden...
OUR VIEW: City Manager.       Just as we did when Thomas Higgs became the Laurens County Administrator, we are offering unsolicited advice to Rebecca Vance as she becomes the Interim City Manager for the City of Clinton. People managing is the same, of course, but there are different challenges in...
VIC’S VIEW: At the banquet table, time to feast.             Bigger. Stronger. Faster. Anyone who has watched high school football likely has seen this principle in action. Nearly every team - except for the bigger, stronger, faster ones - has run up against a team that was just better. Clinton saw...
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...

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