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  This May, Give Special Thanks to Our Veterans and Active-Duty Military on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic.       May is National Military Appreciation Month, since 1999 an annual opportunity for Americans to honor veterans and active-duty members of our military services.  But this month...
  It is time for us to ask the question. Are we failing our freedom, or is "freedom" is failing us?       The path laid for us by our brave forebears is unprecedented, maybe in all of human history. Freedom. They said they envisioned true freedom. "Liberty and justice for all." For all. Of course...
OUR VIEW: It’s time to shut it down.     As much as we admire the people maintaining District 56’s efforts to keep learning relevant, maybe it’s time to shut it down for the rest of this year. The governor has closed school buildings, so wouldn’t it be a better use of everyone’s time to concentrate...
PUBLISHER: Thank you staff, COVID notes.     I want to recognize The Chronicle’s staff. In the midst of a global pandemic, they haven’t missed a day and remain committed to providing you with local news each week. Vic MacDonald is our editor. He’s a writer, photographer and gathers the content. Vic...
VIC'S VIEW: Looking ahead, our governor’s future.     When “this thing” is all over with, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will be in line for a position in President Trump’s Second-Term Cabinet. Mr. McMaster has done everything the President has instructed during the COVID-19 crisis. Mr....
  Observing Mental Health Month.     CITY OF CLINTON STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA RESOLUTION   A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF MAY AS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF CLINTON   Whereas, mental health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of all citizens in the City of...
FOR ALL OUR MOTHERS.     Happy Mother’s Day.   Happy Mother’s Day to the motherless child To the one who is hurting and yearning for the mother that has left this world Happy Mother’s Day to you   I know the pain is hard  And at times feels as if it is unbearable But please don’t give up   All the...
YOUNG PEOPLE CAN DIE, TOO - w/ Updated Totals.     Correcting this faulty belief about COVID-19 will save lives     By Kenneth E. Thorpe   In times of emergency, misperceptions can prove deadly. That's certainly the case today, amid widespread belief that COVID-19 mainly threatens older Americans....
HEY, CONGRESS, KEEP THE NEWS COMING.     We need to get through this time and tighten our belts, just as we have through two World Wars, terrorist attacks and other epidemics   Guest Editorial by Matthew Adelman   Newspapers in the United States have traveled rough seas to the First Amendment...
LETTERS - Politics, Trust in God, Laurens County Issues.     The editor, Laurens County Citizens, This is Ted Richardson, a candidate to be your next Laurens County Sheriff. Total, I would like to discuss the topic of leadership and address the lack of effective leadership at the Laurens County...

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