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On November 22, 2014, Tamir E. Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy, was killed at the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio; the officer,  according to the DOJ …

THEATRE IN LAURENS COUNTY IS BACK!! You could feel it with Willie Wonka. It became more certain with The Wizard of Oz. And, it is confirmed, with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Just wrapping …

I am absolutely thrilled by a new addition to our website. Truth is, it’s always been there, from the time that we contracted with a new designer and gave it a fresh look. This is our …

Welcome to the new semester, the new calendar year, and the month nearly gone. January…we hardly knew you.   Students returned to school on January 4, 2024, only to be out of school …

The three-person staff of the Laurens County Development Corporation has gone above and beyond the call of duty in the benefit of all us citizens, with the recent announcement of $648.6 MILLION in …

In the absence of state government action, local governments are considering hate crime ordinances. The most recent is Conway, where a white couple allegedly (although there is visual proof) burned a …

This is a personal endorsement. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” - Margaret Thatcher I am calling for all Independents to vote …

As the primaries heat up and the nation goes through the throes of another election cycle, cast your vote for something unexpected, something that defies the lies of politicians, something that could …

Those who like violence, those who prefer cathartic rage, love to lift out King's words about riots: "riots are the voice of the unheard." But a more careful and correct understanding of what he said …

In the streets of Bogalusa, Louisiana, a sadly familiar scene unfolds—the mournful wail of sirens, the piercing flash of blue lights, and another community shaken by the harsh crack of gunfire. …

Newsweek has a really cool story about the latest and greatest in post-Christmas gifts for your MAGA friends and relatives. “Storm the Capitol”, the board game, is still available …

Perhaps the primary value of war – from the point of view of national leaders and their loyal followers – is that it places 100 percent of the blame for whatever’s wrong on the …

On New Year’s Day, President Biden sent this text to Vice-President Kamala Harris: “I quit.” Vice-President Harris has been scammed many times by TikTok/Chinese pranksters …

I am always on the look-out for great journalism. I don’t have the money to subscribe on-line to several news sources; however, I was gifted an on-line subscription to The State, and I hit it …

So what do you do now You have embarked on a journey of “self” A journey that you thought would have an ending Only to realize that this journey doesn’t end until …

Two government decisions ending out 2023 and going into 2024 bear watching in the coming year by citizens. The Laurens County Council has authorized borrowing $30 Million to finish exterior and …

Do you pay attention to TV commercials? The black-haired lady in white clothing describing the benefits of using her insurance service or the sweet-faced young woman selling service plans for a phone …

Just a quick holidays shout-out to the Clinton Police Department. Recently, at the rear loading dock of our building on North Broad Street, we had a trespassing/trash dumping problem. After a …

Editor, My name is Kristie Riser and with my husband, Mike, live on Pinewood Avenue, and I think the word is out among cats “if you can make it to Mike and Kristie’s house, you will …

There are many overt Thanksgiving hymns in many church hymnals. Yet, thanksgiving is something we all likely take for granted…not necessarily the holiday itself because that day is usually …

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