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The old saying goes that behind every successful man there is a woman! I personally won’t argue with that statement at all although that statement really isn’t the intent of this article. This is: “Behind every successful school there is a principal and behind every successful principal there is a...
There are so many ways your generosity can benefit Hospice of Laurens County. Many give a monetary gift and others give their time. Since 1987 this not-for-profit agency has greatly benefited from both. Giving to hospice means that our community has a local resource to care for end of life needs in...
Maybe King Dixon has been preparing for this all his life. Dixon made a presentation last Monday during a meeting of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He presented a lot of facts, information and statistics. But what everyone at the meeting will remember is that Dixon’s...
I still use the postal service. Go to the Post Office, buy stamps and mail parcels and do other postal related stuff. What I want to tell you is about a special man from long ago. Karl Johnson, our mail man back there on Gordon Street. He wore a gray uniform with a policeman-like cap and carried a...
Finding agreements is not common in politics. Setting aside disagreements for the state of working together is at times more difficult than it should be. But I think one place we can find common ground on is recognizing the pitiful state of our roads and bridges in South Carolina. There is a wide...
In preparation for our upcoming AdvancED visit (March 20-23), all of the schools and the district office have been focusing on five key standards: (1) Purpose and Direction, (2) Governance and Leadership, (3) Teaching and Assessing for Learning, (4) Resources and Support Systems, and (5) Using...
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was in Columbia in January and then in Greenville earlier this month. That 145-year-old institution is nothing compared to what’s been going on in South Carolina and will continue for the next 10 days. The clown car is making the rounds as the...
The final segment of our district’s “E to the power of” series is perhaps the most important and most essential…in Clinton for sure, but across the state and country as well. Our fourth and final “E” statement is this: “Elevate the academic performance of each student to ensure readiness for the...
For a long time politicians have tried to make politics entertaining to the masses. Roman rulers offered the plebs “bread and circuses.” U.S. political scientists have for years written about presidential campaigns like they were horse races. I am convinced now that what we are seeing in...
To the editor, When I was 16 years old, I moved from West Point, New York to Clinton, South Carolina. Suddenly, weekends riding the train to New York City became weekends driving to the Laurens Walmart. To say I suffered from culture shock would be an understatement! But something amazing happened...

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