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NOW THAT’S MORE LIKE IT - The FBI and the United States Department of Justice, taking down right-wing extremists. When federal forces from the Department of Homeland Security arrived in Portland to defend a federal courthouse there, I said their time could be better spent infiltrating the left-wing...
First, I want to congratulate and thank the commission members who worked very hard and without any pay, I might add, to develop a list of projects that will improve the quality of life for all citizens of Laurens County.   Folks, this vote is a non-partisan issue. You do not have to be a...
    Anyone interested in and eligible to donate blood is urged to do so this Friday (Oct. 23) at a Blood Connection drive sponsored by the City of Clinton. Any time there is a medical emergency in the nation - and Coronavirus/COVID-19 certainly applies - blood donations drop off. It’s only logical...
    “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” - Daniel Patrick Moynahan     For those of us who think a constant-interruption, snarling debate is “politics as usual” and something we are just going to have to accept, I give you Pence vs. Harris on October 7, 2020. And,...
  "The stakes in the upcoming election could not be higher," writes Tony Perkins.  Three and a half years into his presidency, Donald J. Trump is no longer the "unvirtuous" gamble of 2016, but a proven leader with a consistent track record of accomplishment.  The stakes are high, folks. Dr. Albert...
A very important decision A small story runs elsewhere in today’s issue of The Clinton Chronicle (Page 11), but its significance cannot be overstated. A federal court changed a key provision in how we vote. The United States Supreme Court has changed it back. From our hard-working friends at the...
Russ Dean: Moral leadership, we need it today.     I've been thinking a lot about leadership lately. What it is. What it is not. What it takes to be a great leader. It reminded me of two stories from my childhood. Both relate to the same Clinton family, which is not a coincidence given the subject...
America Needs Journalists – and America’s Journalists Need Our Support   In a year of fighting a global pandemic, historic protests for racial equality, and the rapidly approaching presidential election, America needs journalists to bring them critical reporting. The events of this year have led to...
The editor, The Past Chairmen’s Council of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) was established in 1995 as a forum and sounding board for past chairpersons of the LCCC to discuss pertinent issues, policies and programs important to the work of the LCCC and, ultimately, important to the...
  I know you can’t see me And you feel as if I am gone forever But please know mom That I am always with you Although my physical body is not here A part of me lives within you A part of me will always be with you I can’t be gone forever From the woman that carried me for 9 months Those brisk whips...

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