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District 55 goes to a week of virtual for three schools

Laurens, S.C.  – Laurens County School District 55 announced Wednesday evening that three of the district’s schools will transition to virtual learning beginning Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.  The campuses affected include Gray Court-Owings School, Hickory Tavern School, and Laurens District 55 High School.  Students at the district’s remaining six…

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Delta variant dampens back-to-school excitement

From Page 1 of the Aug 1 issue of The Advertiser. Laurens County, S.C. – Just a few weeks ago it appeared that children were heading back to a school year finally free of COVID-19 fears, but the rapid increase in cases of the Delta variant has given pause to the back-to- school excitement. Last…

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District 55’s Spires Named 2021 SCASL Librarian of the Year

Laurens, S.C.  – On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Michelle Spires, Media Specialist at Gray Court-Owings Elementary/Middle School (GCO), was named the 2021 Librarian of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL). In a ceremony held at GCO, Spires was astonished when Tamara Cox, the Awards Chair for SCASL, arrived on campus with…

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Some Dist. 55 elementary grades return to face-to-face Oct. 12

The complete story is in the Wednesday, Sept. 30 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser, and online posted Friday, Oct. 2. Laurens-SC – With a five to two vote, Laurens District 55 Board of Trustees on Monday night approved Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas’ recommendations to gradually begin bringing elementary age children back to school five days…

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Registration, info meeting this week for Dist. 55 Virtual Academy

Update: District 55 has announced the meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, will now be available on YouTube and registration is no longer needed. The link will go live at the beginning of the meeting.    Laurens, South Carolina – Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD 55) announced in a press release on Saturday the development…

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Absentee voting ends 5 p.m. today for open Laurens council seat

Laurens, South Carolina – Absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. today, Monday, June 29, for tomorrow’s special election of the  City of Laurens’ District 3 council seat left open after council member Johnny Kelly passed away on April 15.    “That election will be held Tuesday, June 30, at The Ridge in Laurens,” said Lynne…

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