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Fresh waters will finally flow for Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation

Gray Court, S.C. – On Thursday morning last week, Dexter “Yellow Hawk” Sharp got the final approval from a visiting DHEC engineer on a well which will finally provide quality drinking water for the PAIA Tribal Grounds of the Piedmont American Indian Association (PAIA) Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation S.C. in Gray Court. It’s a process…

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City of Laurens presents its first Juneteenth Festival Saturday

Laurens, S.C. – The City of Laurens is presenting its inaugural Juneteenth Festival, which is planned for Saturday, June 18, on the Historic Downtown Square and features entertainment, speakers and a commemorative candlelight ceremony remembering those who suffered under slavery. The festival wraps up with a performance by The Band LevelZ from 7 to 9…

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Council sees options on portion of Whitten Center property master plan

Clinton, S.C. – The undeveloped and heavily wooded areas which the City of Clinton acquired from Whitten Center could eventually include areas set aside for industrial uses, large parcel residential areas and a small commercial area if council adopts and begins working toward WK Dickson’s tentative master plan. Clinton City Council and residents of the…

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Museum on Main Street : Stories of voting in America exhibit opens Saturday at Laurens County Museum

Laurens County, S.C.  – Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, an interactive exhibit created by The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street, will open at 1 p.m. on June 4 at the Laurens County Museum and residents will be welcome during regular hours to experience the free exhibit. The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit will remain on…

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District 55 plans metal detectors at LDHS

Laurens, S.C. – Starting next fall, Laurens District High students will need to navigate new entrances to the sprawling LDHS building due to the addition of four metal detectors which District 55 administration has ordered for the next school year. The decision to order the metal detectors was announced last Monday during the May 23…

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District 56 seeks input on modified ’23/’24 calendar

Clinton, South Carolina – Clinton District 56 may be joining Laurens District 55 in taking on a modified school year calendar for the 2023/24 school year, but it won’t make that final decision until late this month. At last week’s regular District 55 school board meeting on Monday, May 23, the board approved a modified…

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District 55 board adopts modified calendar for 23/24 school year

Laurens, South Carolina – Laurens District 55 School Board on Monday night approved a change to a Modified School Year Calendar starting with the 2023/24 school year, meaning children will get eight weeks of summer vacation instead of ten weeks under the traditional schedule. In a presentation by Assistant Supt. for Pupil Services Jody Penland, the…

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