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  Futurist Dr. Richard Swenson writes, “Fast-lane families are headed for head-on collisions. They don’t have the opportunity to eat together. Shared, unstructured leisure time disappears. Communication suffers, problems multiply. In a slower era . . . people had time for each other. At the store,...
  Chances are by now you’ve already scooped up just the right notebooks and pencils and helped select the perfect back-to-school clothes. You’ve made the effort because you want your child to be ready for success in the new school year.  No doubt you want your child to be successful in life, too....
HUGO AT 30.       South Carolina state agencies partner to recognize 30 years since Hurricane Hugo.     South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Emergency Management Division commemorating unforgettable storm with multi-platform campaign     COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational...
DRILLING OFF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST.     Bill to Block Offshore Drilling and Seismic Testing in SC Passes U.S. House - Duncan Is Opposed.   COLUMBIA – HR1941, the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, passed the U.S. House Wednesday with bipartisan support. The amended bill would block new...
  September 19th could be one of the most important dates in Clinton’s history, and not because of something happening here. Instead, something happening in Greer. On that date, the board of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency is scheduled to vote on rate structures for 2020, and for 2029 and...
  Last year, all of the tutoring programs for teens at Thornwell were moved to the church on campus as the school was being renovated. The Thornwell Charter School opened when the school year began, but there was one problem: All of the furniture and materials for the teen tutoring programs were...
  Music is the perfect cure for my Monday blues   Due to the interconnectedness provided by our social media platform, I’ve noticed a weekly occurrence. As I scroll my Facebook feed on Sunday evenings or early Monday mornings, I come across a few dozen memes displaying some variation of Garfield’s...
REMEMBERING TODAY - THE ATTACKS ON AMERICA w-videos, below, and a link. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/At-911-Memorial-New-Recognition-for-a-Longer-Term-Toll-559895831.html
The idea that “the government closest to the people serves the people best” is a founding principle of America’s democratic republic and a longstanding keystone of conservative philosophy in particular. Ronald Reagan, always a champion of local governance, emphasized the special importance of this...
  The editor: I read with interest Russ Dean’s “Actions speak louder than words?” column in the August 14 edition of the Chronicle. And I found it troubling. Yes, President Trump is an easy target of hate and denigration. He is regrettably less-than-presidential, his barbed tweets are often...

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