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  COMMENTARY: I want to talk to my conservative friends. This nation is too divided, and we may not survive (literally) if we cannot come together. I don’t mean we have to agree. Diversity of ideas is our nation’s brilliance. The dialogue of different ideas is our strength. So, we don’t need...
  How can something so simple be so complicated? Oh, yeah, the government’s involved.  Laurens County Council passed an ordinance putting Sunday sales of alcohol on the ballot - for everybody in the county. The SC Elections Commission said it must say “for everybody except the cities (...
  Corner   December is Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month in the United States. But not this year in Clinton.  Every December since 1981 has been set aside by the President to recognize the danger of driving while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. The holiday season between...
  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Clinton this year. The city’s official Christmas tree is up beside the train tracks downtown, and the light poles on Main Street are decorated with bells, stockings and other symbols of the Christmas season.  It’s beginning to sound a lot like...
  In the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we believe it remains appropriate for us to say, We Are Thankful For ...   First Responders, our state thankfully is not going through the horror of California. However, we have had more than our share of dangerous weather since 2015, and one...
  The Editor, Based on questions, newspaper and online articles as well as comments I and others have heard since City Council passed the purchase of land for a recreation and sports complex, there has been some misconception and misunderstanding about the purpose of the complex and the funds that...
2018: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly   2018 was my first year as publisher of The Clinton Chronicle. That’s been a blessing and I count it a privilege to serve this wonderful community. This Christmas some newsmakers will be rewarded by Santa and others will get coal. As a year in review, lets look...
  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus unanimously elected him by acclamation to be Majority Whip in the 116th Congress: “I thank all my House Democratic colleagues for the faith and confidence they have expressed in me...
  In October of 2013 at the request of friends and members of the community, I filed to become your mayor. As I began my campaign, I found that all of our citizens had concerns about our city, but certain concerns were heard over and over. As I listened to those concerns, I made promises, if...
  “True patriotism is not manifested in short, frenzied bursts of emotion. It is the tranquil, steady dedication of a lifetime.” - Adlai Stevenson   Patriotism has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. French President Emanuel Macron recently criticized President Trump and other world leaders for...

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