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  If you’ve watched the news, read a newspaper, or looked at a news website lately then you’ve likely heard of a city in Michigan that has a water problem. Flint, Michigan, was founded in 1855, three years after the City of Clinton was incorporated for the first time. A city of over 100,000...
  Sunday morning worship with Rev. Bob Piephoff was, as always, very touching and informative. Rev. Piephoff talked about the “behind the scenes” people who are essential to a plan or program but do not get the recognition as the main players. He referenced his example to a football team. You have...
The second of our four “E to the power of” statements sounds almost redundant—Empower students to use technology resources to support learning. There is one thing I know is changing and that is technology. I know I am aging far more quickly than I care to admit but I distinctly remember the old...
Hospice is specialized care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Choosing to elect hospice care is an important decision that can greatly benefit the quality of life for a...
Anyone wishing to address members of Laurens County Council – other than those invited by council – now have to register to speak in advance of the meeting. A citizen wishing to speak during the time set aside during each meeting for public comment – 15 minutes total – can register up until the...
2016 is certain to be both an exciting and challenging year for the City of Clinton. As we have closed the books on the old year and look to the new one in front of us, most people find it helpful to set a “New Year’s Resolution” or goals to help start the new year. As your mayor, I have also set...
As mentioned in last week’s article, Laurens County School District 56 will undergo its five-year accreditation visit in March of this year. Accreditation is important; however, accreditation is not nearly as important as our focus on continuous improvement. As a district, we must constantly review...
The family of Jim Bolt had to wait almost a dozen years for an arrest to be made in his murder. That had to have seemed an eternity for them as they saw people walking down the street or in the grocery store and wondered to themselves: do they know who killed Jim? Bolt was murdered Sept. 26, 2003...
Now listen up, South Carolinians. If you have a hankering for retail politics presidential style, the time is now. South Carolina Republicans will be holding their presidential primary on Saturday, February 20, and the Democrats on Saturday, February 27. Any registered voter in the state has the...
This year is a very important one for us in Laurens County School District 56. In March we will welcome a small number of external reviewers from the national accreditation agency, AdvancED. Formerly known as SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). AdvancED serves as the gold standard...

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