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Early childhood education is blooming at the Thornwell Learning Center just as the daffodils are emerging at Presbyterian College across the street. If this were an industry, we would have an official announcement by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Twenty people are going to be employed...
Last week as I traveled out the Torrington Road, I was once again reminded of the olden days when the railroad workers stayed in the rail maintenance cars, which were parked in the rail yard. Several years ago, I mentioned the workers staying in the rail yard in the sleeper cars where the Palmetto...
In the continuing series of our preparation for the upcoming AdvancED accreditation visit in two weeks, this particular article focuses on the heart of education—the teaching and assessing for student learning. This standard reads “The district and school’s curriculum, instructional design, and...
PC has just completed Spring Break, and our faculty and students are returning rested and excited about completing this semester. We are already making plans for our hooding ceremony for the School of Pharmacy on May 13 and commencement on May 14, and we are excited about all our events that...
In November, our country will elect the next President of the United States of America. We live in a dangerous world, one that many of our forefathers would have never imagined. America has veered from the roots that made her great, and this election matters. The book of James tells us that Elijah...
As part of its preparation for a visit from the AdvancED team this month, School District 56 is hosting meetings with people in the community – they call them stakeholders – to talk about what is happening in our schools. AdvancED is the country’s largest accrediting organization. District 56 is...
The old saying goes that behind every successful man there is a woman! I personally won’t argue with that statement at all although that statement really isn’t the intent of this article. This is: “Behind every successful school there is a principal and behind every successful principal there is a...
There are so many ways your generosity can benefit Hospice of Laurens County. Many give a monetary gift and others give their time. Since 1987 this not-for-profit agency has greatly benefited from both. Giving to hospice means that our community has a local resource to care for end of life needs in...
Maybe King Dixon has been preparing for this all his life. Dixon made a presentation last Monday during a meeting of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He presented a lot of facts, information and statistics. But what everyone at the meeting will remember is that Dixon’s...
I still use the postal service. Go to the Post Office, buy stamps and mail parcels and do other postal related stuff. What I want to tell you is about a special man from long ago. Karl Johnson, our mail man back there on Gordon Street. He wore a gray uniform with a policeman-like cap and carried a...

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