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Patterson promoted to executive director of strategic initiatives at Presbyterian College

A Laurens County native and long-serving leader at Presbyterian College has been promoted to serve as the school’s executive director of strategic initiatives. Leni Neal Patterson, a 1983 graduate of PC, will help facilitate strategic planning processes and serve as project manager for specific initiatives critical to meeting the College’s strategic plans. In addition to…

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Mary Jane Vaughn Yauger

Mary Jane Vaughn Yauger, 75, wife of 47 years to Eugene “Gene” Francis Yauger, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 17, 2021. Mrs. Yauger was born in Laurens to the late William Calvin Vaughn and Etta Pearl Armstrong Vaughn. Mary was a lifetime member of Dials United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working…

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Catherine Grace Isphording

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Catherine Grace Isphording, age 13, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Hospice House in Columbia, S.C. She was born in Lexington, S.C., and was the daughter of Jamie Reid Walden and Marc Isphording. Catherine was educated in the home. She loved music and playing the drums. She…

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Thornwell celebrates grand opening of LushAcres Farm with Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Clinton, SC – September 15th, 2021 –Thornwell, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and families in need across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, celebrates the grand opening of LushAcres Farm with the inaugural Fall Festival and Corn Maze beginning September 25th through November 6th. The festival will run Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until…

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Stella Owings Wallace

Dateline – Gray Court, South Carolina Stella Owings Wallace, formerly of Gray Court, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens, SC. Born November 30, 1930, in Gray Court, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Stella Owings Wallace. A graduate of Gray Court-Owings High School and Columbia College,…

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President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

Cadets and students named to The Citadel’s Spring 2021 Dean’s List CHARLESTON, SC (09/16/2021)– The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for…

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Betty J. Freeman

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Betty J. Freeman, age 88, widow of “CO” Freeman, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital. She was born December 24, 1932 in Anderson, SC and was a daughter of the late W.C. and Iola Billing Richey. She was the Owner/Operator of Southern Aluminum…

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Kyle Andrew Cheek

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Kyle Andrew Cheek, age 38, of 120 Hwy 49, and husband of Jessica Corley Cheek, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was born in Greenwood and was a son of Carolyn Dockery Cheek and the late Charles Andrew “Moocho” Cheek. Kyle was employed with Alupress…

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Sandra Smith McGill

Sandra Smith McGill, 84, widow of Rev. Joe Harold McGill, Sr., went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 10, 2021. Mrs. McGill was born in Jacksonville, Fla., to the late Francis Edgar Smith and Sarah Delva Owens Smith. She retired from Pioneer Metals and was a member of Rabun Creek Baptist Church. Sandra…

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Alice B. Ginn

Dateline – Cross Hill, South Carolina Alice B. Ginn, age 88, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at the Presbyterian Home of Clinton. She was born in Laurens County and was a daughter of the late Henry Furman Bishop and the late Lucinda Hazle Bishop. Mrs. Ginn was retired from Torrington Bearing Company and a…

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