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  The Editor, Laurens County Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on April 24th which included the first reading of the budget for fiscal year 2019. But not all council members were present for the meeting.  At the meeting, council approved a 2.55% millage increase which is a 2.13% CPI...
  The Editor, The Laurens county council needs to revisit the spending habits of the past 15 years. They have allowed the personal enjoyment and welfare of a few to creep into the taxpayers' pockets.  Allow me to point out several practices of the wasteful spending of your dollars. Mrs. Anderson...
NATION: Duncan Applauds Passage of Nuclear Waste Storage Legislation   Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) praised the passage of H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act, in the House of Representatives: “I have long been an advocate for nuclear energy, but as we...
  South Carolina Law Firm Seeks Justice for Survivors of Human Trafficking   S.C. Legal Services wins grant to hire equal justice attorney   Columbia - South Carolina Legal Services has won a grant that will allow the non-profit law organization to hire an attorney who will represent survivors of...
  A resounding “no” to School District Consolidation Law   State lawmakers are in the habit of filing useless, flawed and unnecessary pieces of legislation for each other to consider. The latest is H. 5318. It should be withdrawn now, and never again see the light of day. It won’t be, of course,...
  The Editor, This election will be over after the primary voting for the contested county council seats.  You, the voters, have less than two months to meet and determine who has your best interest at heart. Their agenda should be to improve you and your families quality of life. They should be...
  I try not to give advice. In our divided world most people only take the time to listen to those with whom they already agree, so I try not to give advice. Most people won't listen anyway. But let me give you some advice. I hope you will listen. I have spent 22 years of my life in formal...
School District's 56, Clinton, and District 55, Laurens, will receive $29,856 each to operate summer reading camps. The announcement was made today by the SC Department of Education. The announcement said 24 districts will receive a total of $700,000. The District 56 Summer Reading Community...
  IRS, Security Summit Partners warn of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to IRS.gov to “verify” calls   WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to...
It is difficult for us to believe that, for lo these many years, the City of Clinton has conducted special events without a Special Events Ordinance. The city has had many fine, detail-oriented city managers, and not one of them has ever said to the city council, “This city needs a good Special...

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