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Cleveland School fire memorial service Thursday
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A memorial service will be held Thursday for a long-ago tragedy seared into Kershaw County history. The Cleveland School fire claimed the lives of more than 70 children and adults who were assembled at the wooden school house for a program on the night of May 17, 1923. Eighty-nine years later – on May 17, 2012 -- a service to remember the victims and survivors will be held at 2 p.m. at 410 Cleveland School Road, the site of the fire and where a monument now stands sentry.