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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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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 56 taking seriously videos of toy gun at Clinton Middle School

Clinton, S.C. –  District 56 officials are taking seriously a video and images discovered on social media which showed Clinton Middle School students with what appeared to be a firearm on school grounds on Tuesday, but which was later found to be a toy Airsoft gun. Clinton Middle School officials were alerted Tuesday evening that…

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Corley easily wins open seat on District 56 board

Laurens County, S.C. – Teresa G. Corley easily won the open Seat 5 during a special election Tuesday, Oct. 5,  for District 56 School Board. Corley won with 179 votes to Patricia Green’s 27 votes. Four precincts were open, and while there were no votes cast in Clinton 2, there were 206 votes cast in…

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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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CMS students, small church food bank meeting local needs

Clinton, S.C. – A small food bank in Clinton which routinely delivers extra groceries to specific families in need received a boost this month through a large donation by students and staff at Clinton Middle School, and the help of the middle school students led to Christmas season assistance for dozens of families in Clinton…

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