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NATION, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC): I wanted to provide an update that Senator Scott has joined two legislative efforts aimed to help prevent migrant families from being categorically separated at the border.  Below are details of each of the pieces of legislation, including a short description on what...
  It wasn’t that long ago when Laurens County invested $6 million in expanding and renovating the Johnson Detention Center. It wasn’t to make it a country club; it was to make it one of the most secure facilities in the Upstate, and to provide enough beds to accommodate the Laurens County jail...
  The Editor, The city of Clinton lost a valuable asset when Jerre Threatt  was asked to leave his position as Assistant City Manager a couple of months ago.   I have met Bill Ed Cannon a couple of times and he seems like a nice enough guy, but I have known Jerre for several years and know him to...
  As I mentioned two months ago, we have a lot of wonderful things happening in our district. We started with a “deep dive” into MS Bailey in April and Clinton Elementary in May. This month, we continue our focus with an equally good school: Eastside Elementary (EES).  Eastside Elementary was built...
  I am a true sports fan. I often use sports analogies in my teaching and preaching. I am an even bigger fan of team sports. Team sports take a certain disciplined collaborative effort to guide the club to a desired goal.   In fact, there are many gifted and talented athletes that are not on any...
NATION: Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-3rd District-Laurens County) Facebook post about separating immigrant families:     Before I shared my personal thoughts on the situation on the southern border, I wanted to post yesterday’s article providing background on what is really happening. I felt it was...
  STATE: South Carolina’s 2018 Sales Tax Holiday kicks off on Friday, August 3   Get ready for South Carolina's annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend with a list of items that will be tax free from Friday, August 3, through Sunday, August 5, 2018. During tax free weekend, a variety of back-to-school...
  Thank you, State Rep. Mike Pitts. Thank you for leading us through what might be a look at Laurens County 2030, or even earlier. The chairman of the Laurens County Legislative Delegation, Pitts said Thursday he has become concerned about water. Specifically, as Atlanta and Charlotte become mega-...
  Can there be any better time of year than graduation? High Schools and Colleges get most of the attention, but there are many other “bridging ceremonies,” 4K commencements and other progressions of academic advancement conducted this time of year. I am sorry that I missed Presbyterian College...
The Editor: This letter is my opinion concerning the elected members of our County Council. About a year or so ago I contacted the Laurens County Administrator to get my name on the agenda to speak before the Council at one of their meetings. He asked me what my topic concerned and upon my telling...

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