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Laurens County School District 55

Ford student recovering after being hit by car

A Ford Elementary School student is back at home and recovering after being struck by a car while walking to school Friday morning. The child, a 7-year-old boy, was airlifted to Prisma Greenville Memorial Hospital with what was termed as non life-threatening injuries. An update from District 55 officials Tuesday afternoon said the student was…

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Weekend volunteers sought for Ford Playground installation

Laurens, S.C. – Volunteer opportunities are available Saturday and Sunday at Ford Elementary School, which will be getting a full scale playground thanks to a grassroots effort and a matching gift from District 55. The vision for a playground and fundraising began the first week of June following a visit to the Lucas Avenue, Laurens…

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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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