District 56

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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No school Monday for districts, LA, and delay for City of Clinton

Schools in Laurens County School District 56 and District 55 will be closed Monday due to potential of more sleet and ice from Winter Storm Diego. Laurens Academy also announced its decision to be closed Monday. Mid-afternoon Sunday, Superintendents David O’Shields from District 56 and Dr. Stephen Peters from District 55 held a conference call with Newberry  County School District…

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BMX, country music, BBQ headline ROTR fest in Clinton

Clinton, SC – A rising star in the country music world and a fast-paced BMX bicycle stunt show, as well as an “anything goes” juried car show, are among the many new items headlining this weekend’s Rhythm on the Rails and barbecue festival in Clinton. Main Street Clinton is sponsoring the event, which starts with…

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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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Clinton Middle School copycat bomb threats ‘unacceptable behavior’

Clinton, SC – No students have been charged, but Clinton Public Safety was called when numerous copycat-style bomb threats were written on various bathroom walls in Clinton Middle School early on Wednesday, resulting in a special-called school assembly that very day to explain the negative ramifications for any child found to have written the notes.…

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