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Vic's View: Big Foot goes lake-home shopping.   Today’s commentary is not original with me. It comes via Otis Driftwood on Facebook: Big Foot is shopping for a Lake Greenwood …

OUR VIEW, Good Job, Laurens.  Our County Seat, the City of Laurens, deserves a pat on the back for staging a successful Independence Weekend celebration on July 3. We also were in proximity …

Russ Dean: “You are loved. You are forgiven. So be at peace.”   When I started typing these words, I was sitting on the deck of my parents’ house at Lake Greenwood. …

OUR VIEW: This is getting embarrassing.   We do not pretend to know why people starve and mistreat animals. We don’t live in that world - we don’t want to live in that …

EDITORIAL --- Prayers. If ever there were a time our nation needed prayer, it is now. Unrest on the domestic and international fronts is unsettling everyone. We are transitioning out of a …

Vic's View -- No, not “committed” - language matters.  The subject for today - again, not “the former guy” - is the taking of one’s own life.This is a …

As the elected officers of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (SCAAP), we are writing to express our concerns for children as the pandemic continues.  Representing …

CHARLESTON – Apparently all that matters is getting reelected, at any cost including loss of life. That is the message the SC Senate is sending now with the advancing of HB 3094, Open Carry …

The editor,In a recent Chronicle, you expressed your concern that at some point you might lose the right to vote. Should you become physically challenged, you fear state lawmakers will still DEMAND …

We are all struggling to make sense of why Presbyterian College would discontinue the contract of football head coach Tommy Spangler. Maybe it’s as simple as this, from the conservative …

 As a community we are entitled to know why, when high profile people leave public positions, the reason why. We’ve had several of these this year, and none have been explained.Officials …

The City of Clinton should not be in the real estate business.The fact that it is leads to the kind of conflicts you saw at the April 12th council meeting.The contention was who is going to buy and …

I always liked reading Greek mythology when I was young. Edith Hamilton’s Mythology was a well-worn companion of mine in middle school. I liked the way the stories wove morals and explanations …

When my Mama passed away in January, yes, I was upset - devastated even. Throw in a ton of shock while you’re at it. One day she was doing well and making improvements each day and then all of …

My Mama didn’t have any tattoos. And it’s not that she didn’t like them. I think she just didn’t like the idea of her kids getting them. Out of my brother and sister, I was …

 “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”– Romans 12:18I like peace. I hate strife.Sometimes Christians are put in situations where they …

Our world needs heroes. For such examples, sometimes we look backwards.My youngest son and I are reading Eric Metaxas’ book, 7 Men and 7 Women and the Secret of their Greatness. I highly …

As a teenager in the 1960’s I remember watching news broadcast on TV with film footage describing environmental pollution and claiming it would lead to the destruction of our planet. This …

You threw yourself away into the confines of your headLooking back at the person, you use to beWhile desperately searching for the person you were trying to be Dazed and confused Wondering …

 “Mom, you should be proud of yourself.” Those are the words that my 5 year old uttered to me in the mist of me explaining finances to him.  At that very moment, I began to …

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