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A few floor tiles may not seem like much but for Thornwell Home for Children’s kindergarten program, they equal expansion and an important start to the education of even more local kids.

There was plenty of family and community members alike on hand to show their support at Tuesday’s ribbon cutting for Families Kitchen.

Carol Anne Barnes will be the new principal at Eastside Elementary School starting this 2013-2014 school year.

Hundreds of people have already danced along to live music at the opening Town Rhythms of Clinton event – but it’s not too late to join the celebration of summer.

Providing “food that’s in when school is out”, the USDA grants funding each year to public school systems so they can open their cafeterias and offer hot meals to kids even when they’re not attending class. District 56 will enter is second year of summer feeding this month following a successful pilot program.

NHC of Clinton hosted a drop-in Thursday evening celebrating the facility’s 20th anniversary.

Employee drug testing, take-home vehicles for selected personnel and an increased sewer treatment rate were all on the docket for the Clinton City Council on Monday. Before getting into discussions, officials passed second reading of the 2013-2014 budget.

Following the usual uncertainty about what funds would be available from the state and federal levels, District 56 Finance Director Dr. Gerald Robinson had a positive note to add at Thursday’s monthly board meeting.

Laurens District 56 announced Friday that Eastside Elementary School will have a new principal for the 2013-2014 school year.

From Jacob Malik Adams to Karley Frances Young, Clinton High School sent out nearly 200 seniors into the world on Friday with the 2013 Commencement exercises.