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It might be a conspiracy.   I am not one for conspiracy theories. I believe COVID-19 is real, and I believe the Twin Towers actually were destroyed by jet fuel. That being said, I also believe this: There are radical factions of antifa, Black Lives Matter, the Black Panthers, Aryan Nation, the...
Something to talk about - Who is Tarzan?      Not long ago, as a volunteer at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, I led a group of fifth grade students on a guided tour of the British Encampment Trail along the banks of the Enoree River. As we followed the trail one student pointed to a large tree...
  EDITORIAL: A good job by District 56.     Governor Henry McMaster says now that he would prefer it if School Districts would re-open on Sept. 8. This came two days after District 56 laid out a comprehensive plan to restart on Aug. 24. So, teachers - again - have to rely on the old reliable, “...
  Our View: Capital Initiative would benefit Clinton.     The Capital Initiative, a 1-cent addition to the county sales tax would give Clinton a shot in the arm. Three projects of the 16 that will be before Laurens County Voters on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot will be inside the Clinton city limits....
Vic's View: The 5th Person To Die w- link to an investigation - 69 consumers, 119 staff are/have been infected (July 18 DHEC figure).     I believe that the fifth victim of COVID-19 in Laurens County was Maurice Simmons, who worked at Whitten Center. A graduate of Barber-Scotia College from Dothan...
Why America Needs a Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Reconciliation.     Coming to the U.S. in the mid-1980’s I was shocked to find how much it appeared to me to resemble South Africa I had left in the late ‘70s at the height of apartheid.   U.S. activists, mobilizing the American people...
Letters: Wear Your Masks, Systemic Racism, “Erase Culture” - The Chart: South Carolina has 3rd Highest virus cases in the world, last 7 days -- 50,548 cases, 23 additional deaths TODAY.     The editor, Dear Clinton City Council, Mayor and City Manager,   Many communities in our country and in our...
  It is right and proper that the Governments of Laurens County, as far as we know, are not increasing the citizens’ tax burden in this era of the Coronavirus. Unemployment and business reductions because of government-ordered shut downs have strained business and personal back accounts. Most...
Systemic racism.       Since a number of members of the current administration are on record saying it doesn’t exist – and since American cities are still burning in protest, a month after another black man is killed at the brutal hands of a white police officer, we probably should talk about this...
  Great news for SC coastal communities and renewable energy   Blog by Frank Knapp, president and CEO, SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce (July 5, 2020)   The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is dead.Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have announced that they are abandoning their nearly 6-year effort...

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