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  This is a very difficult time for a special section.     Coming up at the end of May is our annual Veterans’ Tribute Section. That makes my deadline May 8. In this “trying times”, as all the TV ads say, I’m not really sure how I’m going to write a veterans’ section. I don’t want to interview...
  Human Kindness.     Today, I am donating my space to Connie Post and her daughter, Cadence, of Laurens, and to a special person they met.   Autism Awareness Win Today! I had to go to the Dollar Tree for some necessities today (for real) and Michael was at work and the rest of the teens asleep and...
  “America needs the “Open” signs turned on along Main Street, and Americans need the opportunity to return to work.”   Duncan on Re-Opening America   Laurens – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement on a path to re-opening America in the wake of COVID-19: “The fight...
OUR VIEW: Small Business takes the hit   In the Great Pandemic of 2020, let us note that it is Small Business America that has made the first and greatest sacrifice for the Public Health. When this thing is over, these are the places in each of our towns where we ought to spend our money. Let it be...
Letters To The Editor: Politics & The Virus Response.     The editor, As we continue to recruit businesses to Laurens County, it is crucial that we are able to offer these businesses a strong, educated workforce upon arrival. That’s one of the reasons why we are supporting Brenda Stewart’s race...
  To Protect the Most Vulnerable from Coronavirus, We Must Reimagine Medicine.       “I have heart disease, and I am scared.  For years, doctor's visits and medication have kept me alive. However, now I am afraid if I go to the doctor, I will catch coronavirus and die. If I don’t go, my heart...
  Media groups call on Congress to support local news, local media amid coronavirus crisis.     ARLINGTON, Virginia – Four national media organizations representing thousands of local newspapers and local broadcast media outlets – the National Newspaper Association (NNA), News Media Alliance,...
  QUESTION: Ending Abortion because of the Virus.     Legislators and Pro-Family Organizations Urge Gov. McMaster to Close Abortion Clinics Amid Epidemic   SOUTH CAROLINA, April 9th  – Letters and petitions have been sent to Governor Henry McMaster urging him to close abortions clinics, who have...
Thoughts from a Covid-19 addled mind w-INSERT: The Deadliest.     There are so many honest-to-goodness heroes in this thing — the obvious ones like doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, EMS workers and others who are literally risking their lives (and the lives of family members)...
POSTPONE the PRIMARY, group says.     Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina: Reschedule the South Carolina Statewide Primary - A Call to Action   In an emergency, the governor may declare a new time and date for an election. S.C. Code Ann. § 7-13-1170: Without a doubt, the Coronavirus is...

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