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Daily Reflector Executive Editor Al Clark on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Aileen Devlin

Daily Reflector Executive Editor Al Clark on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Clark: The paper will surprise you

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For a time in Greenville, S.C., during the 1980s, I would finish my copy editing shift in the newsroom and head down to the loading dock in back of the plant.

Around 2 a.m. as the first papers came off the press, they would be set out in bundles for the carriers to load in their vehicles and head out into the darkness. Those early papers went to some of the farther reaches of the newspaper’s coverage area, including the small towns between the city of Greenville and Clemson to the west.

I lived in Clemson at the time and since it was more or less on my way, I thought I could make a little extra money helping the main newspaper carrier for that area deliver papers to coin boxes on his route. It was lonely work and not easy — but I certainly could then say I was literally bringing the news to our readers.

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Al is delusional

"filtered and organized by well-meaning and thoughtful writers and editors whose allegiance is only to their readers and no other vested interest."

Boardman tells the story of the man

who stops him outside of church a few Sundays past and says "just want to thank you for justifying my subscription to the Daily Reflector"-----hmmm

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