Law enforcement working to keep students safe in local school districts

A coalition of Laurens County law enforcement and first responders, drawing on expertise from outside the county, is working to keep students and staff in Districts 56 and 55 safe from school shootings and other threats.

Parents offer help to prevent school violence

Two parents came to Laurens School District 55's monthly board meeting to volunteer their services to help prevent violence in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.

SCTEA honors outstanding educators at Piedmont Tech

Three Piedmont Technical College associates were honored as outstanding educators for the 2017-2018 academic year at the annual South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) convention, held Feb. 15-17, 2018, in Myrtle Beach.

LDHS students shine at Region 2 Honor Band Clinic

Students from the LDHS band program recently represented District 55 at the South Carolina Band Directors Association's Region 2 Honor Band Clinic held on the campus of Lexington High School.

The First honors Whelchel with Johnny Godfrey Christian Service Award

The First (formerly First Assembly of God in Laurens) recently named Justin Whelchel their annual winner of the Johnny Godfrey Christian Service Award. 

District 55 launching Laurens Lifelong Literacy Summer League

Laurens County School District 55 recently announced the inaugural year of the Laurens Lifelong Literacy Summer League.

Pam Stone: Don't underestimate this group of savvy teenagers

While I realize that it's each generation's turn to point their collective wagging finger at the generations behind them in despair and, yes, even ridicule, I do take offense when a broad brush is applied to them all.

Seussical, Jr. continues this weekend at Laurens County Community Theatre

The Laurens County Community Theatre production of Seussical, Jr. will continue this weekend at the Gilliam Center on the Thornwell Campus.

Bakari Sellers to speak at Black History Month program at LDHS

Activist, attorney and CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers will be the keynote speaker at Laurens District 55 High School’s Black History Month program on Tuesday, February 27 at 1:30pm.

LCSO offering church security training session

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a church security training session on Saturday, March 3 for churches that have recently created a security team or already have a security team in place.