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Story by: Amari Hill, Krishayla, & Trenell BoydStaff/Student Journalists

World Day for International Justice

World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17th as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. Each year, people around the world use this day to host events to promote international criminal justice, especially support for the International Criminal Court. The day has been successful enough to attract international news attention, and groups use the day to focus attention on particular issues such as genocide and serious crimes of violence against women. As student journalists, we wanted to express our views on justice, and we hope that our community members can relate.

Gloria Jean Barber
Story by: Krishayla BoydStudent Journalist

Senior Spotlight 7/19

Gloria Jean Barber was born on January 4th, in Chester South Carolina. She is the mother of four children: Lakeisha, Tequita, Johnathan, and Towanne. She also has ten wonderful grandchildren, including myself (Krishayla Boyd). Mrs. Barber lives in the Lake Wateree community, where she has lived for 63 years.

Mrs. Barber is the vice president on the Gospel Choir, President of Pastor’s Aid, a member of the Missionary, and a Sunday school teacher at White Oak Baptist Church #1--where she has attended all her life. Mrs. Barber loves all Bible verses, but one verse that sticks out to her more is Isaiah 53:4-5: "Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him....

Teacher reading the elemantary school kids
Story by: Trenell Boyd & Gerell LawhorneStudent and Staff Journalists

Teacher Pay and Teacher Bonuses!

For 180 days every year, parents wake their kids in the morning and send them off to school to be educated. Everyday, teachers deal with the pressure of shaping young minds. Teachers go to work everyday with the uncertainty of not knowing what situation(s) they will stumble upon. With all that said, it is an indisputable truth that teachers should be paid more. Statistics show that teachers now earn a record 18.7 percent less in wages than comparable workers, but teacher-pay varies across school districts. Th e average salary for a Fairfield County School District teacher is....