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CrossFit 864 plans live music, gathering tonight

Clinton, SC – CrossFit 864 will be extending the holiday vibe in Clinton this week when it holds a street party behind its fitness center at 207 Pitt Street tonight,  Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. “We’ve started doing this every couple of months and it’s a way to have some fun on…

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District 55 adopts Clear Backpack policy

District 55 has finalized its decision to enhance student safety by requiring clear backpacks starting with this upcoming school year, and it announced the decision in a Wednesday, July 7 press release. “With efforts to continue enhancing safety measures in Laurens County School District 55, the district will require all students to use clear backpacks…

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AP teacher, academic team coach and superintendent – O’Shields wins lifetime achievement award

Columbia, S.C. – Superintendent of Laurens District 56 David O’Shields was one of four school leaders from across the state selected by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) as 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. In addition to O’Shields, other winners were Deputy Superintendent for Kershaw County Schools Timothy Hopkins; former Principal of Forest Lake Elementary…

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Clinton approves budget reading, hears concerns of missing funds

Clinton, S.C. – In a special called meeting Monday night, Clinton City Council held a public hearing for its 2022/23 fiscal year budget of $31,598,373. It’s a decrease of 4.09% from last year’s budget of $30,305,165, yet includes an increased tax millage rate of 119.10 compared to last year’s 113.78 millage rate. “This is due…

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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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