LDHS holds winter graduation ceremony

Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) celebrated the first group of graduating seniors from the Class of 2021 on Thursday night, February 25, 2021. The ceremony was held in the LDHS Gym and was livestreamed on YouTube (click here to watch the recorded ceremony). Following is an alphabetical list of the 22 graduates who participated…

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Wham wins LMS Rubik’s cube competition

Laurens Middle school librarian, Kathy Butler, organized a fun Rubik’s cube competition which was open to all students. Fifteen students signed up and the competition was held on Friday, February 26. The overall student winner was Hayden Wham. Hayden’s fastest time solving a Rubik’s cube was 1 minute and 28 seconds! Mrs. Butler created a…

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Climate Control Systems Ribbon Cutting

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, February 24, to welcome Climate Control Systems to the area. Steve, Jason, and Jodi were joined by chamber staff, and Chamber Ambassadors, Aryele and Brandie, for the celebratory ribbon cutting. Based in Greenwood, the Climate Control Systems team is excited to expand their…

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Half-staff Flag Observance

In memory of the more than 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19, President Biden has issued a proclamation to display the flag of the United States at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in…

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Dorothy Littlefield Babb

Laurens, South Carolina Dorothy Littlefield Babb, age 92, of Laurens, and wife of the late Calvin Chapman Babb, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at NHC of Laurens. Born in Enoree, she was the daughter of the late Marion Eugene and Ollie Edwards Littlefield. A member of New Prospect Baptist Church where she faithfully…

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William Anderson Graydon

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina William Anderson Graydon, age 79, of Greenville, SC, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at Poinsett Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Greenville. He was born July 29, 1941 in Hurt, Virginia and was a son of the late William Leander and the late Lillie Mae Anderson Graydon. Mr. Graydon retired…

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Otha Alveta “Becky” Caldwell McGeehon

Hickory Tavern, South Carolina Otha Alveta “Becky” Caldwell McGeehon, age 91, of 4248 Neely Ferry Road, and wife of the late Floyd John McGeehon, Jr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at her home surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter. Born in Madison County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late…

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Nannie Lou Cook Kibler

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Nannie Lou Cook Kibler, 96, of Laurens, widow of Jacob Alvin Kibler, died Friday, February 19, 2021. Born on September 13, 1924, in Prosperity, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Eugene and Pauline Penland Cook. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church of Laurens. Mrs. Kibler…

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Norman Gene Self

Dateline: Laurens, South Carolina Norman Gene Self, 72, husband of the late Cheryl Diane Morrow Self, went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2021. Norman was born in Laurens to late Charles Emmitt Self and Lurey Hill Self. He retired from Laurens Glass as well as the Bilo Warehouse in Mauldin. Norman was…

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President’s and Dean’s Lists

Sewanee Fall 2020 Dean’s List Ben Wilcox of Gray Court has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the Fall 2020 term. To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale. Ben is the son…

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