District 55

District 55 trustee resigns, special election to be set

Laurens County District 55 will be financing a special election after the Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of  Mark Earle, the trustee representing Seat 4. Before going into executive session at Monday night’s called meeting of District 55 Board of Trustees, trustees unanimously accepted the resignation of Seat 4 Trustee Mark Earle of Gray…

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CHS, LDHS cross country teams set to carry rivalry game ball this Thursday

Laurens County, SC – Wilder Stadium’s ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the offseason renovations and construction isn’t scheduled until Sept. 6, but fans won’t have to wait that long to see the first football carry inside the stadium. Clinton High’s cross country team will relay with Laurens High’s runners for the third straight year…

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Raider Band looks to state championship Saturday with ‘Ritual’

  On Saturday evening, the LDHS Raider Band will perform its fall production, “Ritual,”  in the state 4A competition in Columbia, and all Raider fans are encouraged to attend.    During this competition season, the Raider Band has continued to do consistently well with the performances, dramatically and musically, said director Andy Entrekin.   “It…

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Controversy ensues from legislator’s school district consolidation bills

Laurens County, SC – South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts’ bills regarding financial oversight of the school budget and consolidation of the two primary school districts in Laurens County sailed through the South Carolina House in Columbia Thursday morning, surprising at least some of the local lawmakers and blindsiding members of local school boards and district…

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Voting underway for District 55 bond referendum

The much-anticipated District 55 school bond referendum is sending voters to the polls today, Tuesday, Sept. 5, and their votes will add to the 1,272 absentee votes already cast. There were even more ballots requested, said Lynne West, director of Laurens County Registration & Elections, as 1,352 people had actually asked for the absentee ballots.…

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Absentee voting open for District 55 decision

Absentee voting open for school bond referendum  Absentee voting for the District 55 Bond Referendum is currently underway, according to Lynne West, director of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County. Since the referendum date is Sept. 5, applications that have to be mailed should go into the mail as soon as…

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