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Virginia Ann Hester

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Virginia Ann Hester, 88, of 1553 Rocky Springs Rd., passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021. She was a daughter of Samuel M. Hester, Sr. and Geneva V. Stewart. Mrs. Hester was a retired librarian and receptionist at BF Shaw. A member of The First Assembly Church of Laurens and she…

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Marie Sellars Owings

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Marie Sellars Owings, age 88, of 135 Double O’Finley, and widower of Charles Hicks Owings, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at her home. She was born in Spartanburg and was a daughter of the late Burnon G. Sellars and Leona Moss Sellars. Marie had a God given gift…

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Laurens FFA Places First In SC FFA Tractor Operations and Safety Event

(Columbia, SC) – Members of the Laurens FFA Chapter traveled to Columbia, S.C., on October 19 to compete in the state Tractor Operations and Safety Career Development Event. Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in school-based agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. During this event, students demonstrated…

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Barbara Anne Seay

Dateline – Petersburg, Virginia Barbara Anne Seay, 61, of Petersburg Virginia and formerly of Laurens, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg. Miss Seay, a native of South Carolina, was the daughter of the late John Dean Seay and Cora Frances Rumfelt Seay. She retired as a Hair Stylist…

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Half-staff Flag Observance

The President of the United States has issued a proclamation to display the flag of the United States at half-staff until sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021, in honor of the life and legacy of General Colin Powell. Accordingly, the Governor has directed that flags atop the State Capitol be flown at half-staff until sunset,…

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Nancy Bagwell Hornsby

Dateline – Waterloo, South Carolina Nancy Bagwell Hornsby, age 75, of Waterloo, and widow of Marion Gene Hornsby, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at PRISMA Healthcare – Greenville Memorial. She was born in Laurens and was a daughter of the late George Washington and Beatrice Pearson Bagwell and was a member of Second…

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Robert Gary Wallace

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Robert Gary Wallace, age 87, widower of Margaret Senn Wallace, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021at Prisma Health – Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born October 28, 1933 in Gray Court, he was a son of the late Harold Saxon Wallace and the late Ione Jenkins Wallace. Mr. Wallace was a…

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Local cadets receive The Citadel Class of 2022 ring

CHARLESTON, SC (10/13/2021)– More than 550 cadets, active duty and veteran students now proudly wear The Citadel class ring. The Class of 2022 marched across Summerall Field, directly into Summerall Chapel, where the rings were presented on Friday, Oct. 1. Local cadets who received their rings include Parker Ward of Fountain Inn, S.C.,  Zachary Bishop…

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Laurens native serves as a member of U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

Dateline – Kings Bay, Georgia By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach A Laurens, South Carolina, native is stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, homeport to all East Coast ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines Chief Petty Officer James Eppley, a 2001 Laurens District 55 High School graduate, joined the Navy over 19 years ago.…

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President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

Emery Burton Named to Dean’s List at Biola University LA MIRADA, CA (10/15/2021)– – Emery Burton was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence. Burton, a Business Administration major, from Fountain Inn, S.C., was one of more than 1,800 students who were named to the dean’s list in spring 2021. Biola students are…

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