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Well it’s started; another school year, which I was not ready for, along with a big portion of other parents and grandparents. It is bad enough for all the students, but it is also bad on the parents and the grandparent. I ask myself this question each year, and this summer is no different. “How...
As a son of Laurens County, I would like to share my perspective on the Presidential race after living in Germany for the past two years. I have travelled to over 25 countries during my time abroad, and I am impressed with how knowledgeable people are regarding American politics. One of the first...
By the time you read this the Clinton-Laurens football game will be over. One team will be happy; the other not-so-much. But the score doesn’t tell the whole story. This past Friday I had the pleasure to attend the first Laurens County Touchdown Club meeting held at the Ridge in Laurens. The guest...
A column about vacation at the end of the summer may seem out of place, but Labor Day is upon us and vacation is more than just a summertime phenomena. According to recent studies, it clearly needs more attention. Just as every heartbeat is followed by a rest, the working human body needs regular...
I am really uncertain that I remember a summer as hot as the summer of 2016. I do remember some hot days under the oak trees there at the back of our house on Gordon Street, Clinton Mills, USA. I doubt there was even one of these days, our minds that swimming did mot cross our minds. When I say our...
A new school year has started, marking the ninth year of school since the City of Clinton began charging a hospitality tax and an accommodations tax. And so we begin another school year in which there is no plan in place for the city to provide any recreational facilities for our kids – or adults....
This column could be called a homecoming, of sorts. Any of you who have been loyal readers of The Chronicle for the last, oh, three decades or so, might remember my near 10-year stint with the newspaper. Others of you might be saying, “Who is this guy?” For the record, I served as sports editor,...
A lot happens at City Council meetings that make them far from boring, as Council receives and acts on the recommendations of city staff. Some may consider actions at these public meetings to be the ordinary and daily operations of our city. Take our August 1st meeting for an example. Discussion...
We don’t think the City of Clinton will have to spend the $10,000 that a first-year member of Main Street South Carolina pays. With Mayor Bob McLean and Council Member Jimmy Young both on record being against the Main Street program – administered in South Carolina by the Municipal Association of...
  If you think this article is an advertisement for a Hallmark Christmas movie, think again. Although Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year no doubt, for educators the beginning of a school year is truly a wonderful time of the year. Why? Because we educators are a different breed....

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