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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...
The other Sunday after dinner, I had the pleasure of carrying both my grandsons, William and Michael, out for a walk. Both of these boys love for me to take them to areas where my brothers and I walked when we were young. This particular outing was out in the country toward Whitmire. As we walked,...
Here it is -- already the middle of January. Most of us have abandoned the resolutions made on New Years Day. Sure we all say we want to lose weight, be healthier, make more money, expand our social circles, be more faithful to God, spend more time with our families and the list goes on. All of...
Dear Clinton Community: I hope you had a merry and joyous Christmas with family and friends, and that your New Year is off to a good start. While many of us are diligently working on our new year’s resolutions, we at Presbyterian College are starting fresh with a brand new semester! The start of...
This coming Monday is the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. Many state and federal employees have the day off; however, such is not the plan with a small, dedicated group of citizens and students. This past Friday, a group of citizens met with the school leaders and Clinton High and Clinton...
  Questions abound for the remaining 51 weeks in 2016. Who will win the national championship football game on Monday? Has the University of South Carolina become a basketball school? Who will be the first to embarrass his school in 2016 – Clemson’s Dabo Swinney with his silliness or USC’s Will...
  The editor: Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year, in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life? Unfortunately, gun violence and traffic accidents are still the leading causes of death among young people. Fortunately, however, our fork – yet...

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