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Due to South Carolina being given flexibility in how it’s measured by federal guidelines, one of the performance assessments handed down each year now comes in the form of letter grades. When data was released by the S.C. Department of Education on Thursday, District 55’s overall grade had dropped while four of 11 schools jumped one grade or remained the same.

One of Greenville Health System’s own has been elected to another important position in the state healthcare realm.

Collaboration from the Gateway Counseling Center, Laurens County Prevention Coalition and Carolina Center for Behavioral Health will soon make way for dozens of county caregivers to participate in a free, lifesaving training.

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is working alongside officials from the Department of Health and Environmental Control to ensure the health of Johnson Detention Center inmates and staff after a potential case of tuberculosis was discovered.

Laurens County saw a positive start to the year in regards to its rate of unemployed workers. However, the last two months of data show the trend has reversed for now.

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 8.

A Clinton resident has been booked on numerous weapons charges in addition to burglary.

South Carolina schools and school districts received letter grades yesterday for the 2012-2013 school year based on student achievement and improvement.

Everything from keeping neighborhoods clean to safer roadways to alcohol at Laurens events was discussed in an informal get together of local ministers and law enforcement officers on Thursday morning.

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a county man for breaking into multiple area homes and stealing goods.