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ACPSD Breaks Ground on New Wagener-Salley High School

The Wagener community had something to celebrate on Tuesday as a groundbreaking was held for the new Wagener-Salley High School.

Aiken County Public School District staff, students, community members and elected officials came out to the location of the new school at the corner of Seivern Road and A.L. Corbett Circle for the event.

Superintendent King Laurence said he thought the crowd gathered was the biggest one he had seen at a groundbreaking for a school, which was appropriate for the community.

“I’ve been here a long time, I’ve seen a lot of groundbreakings, but you know I would’ve expected that and this one is really special to me,” Laurence said. “I started my relationship with Aiken County Public Schools in 1998 when I came here as principal of Busbee Elementary School and I was principal when we built the new Busbee and A.L. Corbett over there, and it’s just a special place. It’s a special place to be and a special place to go to school. I know it’s a special place to live and it’s filled with great people. Great people who have waited a long time and truly deserve this beautiful school that is about to be built here.”


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Stephanie Hill
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