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  In Flanders Fields   By John McCrae     In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow...
During social distancing, PC student still calls local, ‘supportive’ community home - and an athletics update and Katie Thompson award.     While the coronavirus pandemic meant PC students were unable to return to campus following spring break, those like sophomore Justin Nobles remained in the...
  OUR VIEW: Come Forward, with credible information.     “Snitches get stitches.”    For many years, it has been a phase designed to keep people in line. Criminal acts depend on it t evade detection. Innocent people get caught in the cross-fire, and communities wonder, “What could we have done?”...
    VIC'S VIEW: Who has to die for us to care?     The rate of black deaths from the COVID-19 - Coronavirus is at genocide levels.   I read that 80 PERCENT of the deaths in Georgia are African-Americans. In South Carolina, some of the hardest hit smaller counties have substantial African-American...
  Enjoying life’s simple pleasures during COVID-19.     There are things I’ve missed since the COVID-19 pandemic first took shape.  I miss going to the barber shop for a neck shave and beard trim. I miss one of my favorite restaurants — which has opted to temporarily shut its doors until the virus...
  OUR VIEW: Go To A Park.     Many people have complained about being recommended to shelter in place. Their rights have been infringed upon and they do not want to stay at home any more. Fine, our advice: Go To A Park. Your kids are stir-crazy because all they’ve been doing is staring at the...
  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...

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