Charles Eugene Waldrep

Enoree, South Carolina Charles E. Waldrep passed away June 16, 2021, at the age of 75 with his wife Linda by his side. He may have lost his battle with Dementia, but we will never lose the fond memories we have of him working, farming, and playing hard. Born in Greenville, SC, he was a…

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Ribbon Cutting for Grand Opening of The Coffee Roost’s New Location

On Friday, June 11, the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of The Coffee Roost’s new location. Amanda Munyan, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, thanked the many attendees for coming to show their support, including State Senator Danny Verdin; Mayor Nathan Senn, City of Laurens; Jonathan Irick,…

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Kay Thomas Mann

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Kay Thomas Mann, age 79, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at her home. She was born in Clinton and was a daughter of the late John Clinton Thomas and Amy Vaughan. Mrs. Mann retired as a teaching assistant at Joanna Elementary. She is survived by her husband Ken Mann…

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President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

College of Charleston President’s List and Dean’s List for Spring 2021 CHARLESTON, SC (06/16/2021)– College of Charleston congratulates more than 2,200 students who were named to Spring 2021 President’s List and Dean’s List. Molly Crary of Clinton (29325) was named to the College of Charleston Spring 2021 President’s List. Crary is majoring in Theater .…

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Phyllis Kate Weldon Lawler,

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Phyllis Kate Weldon Lawler, age 81, widow of Martin Wilson Lawler, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Laurens. She was born May 25, 1940 and was a daughter of the late Jimmie Smith Weldon and Minnie Florence Davis Weldon. Mrs. Lawler is survived her children,…

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Billy Burns

Laurens, South Carolina William Henry Burns, Jr., 77, passed away on June 12, 2021 at his home. Born August 10, 1943 in Laurens, he was the son of the late William “Willie” Henry Burns, Sr. and Thelma Lowes Burns and the husband of Kathy Mims Burns. Billy was a veteran of the United States National…

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Connie Sue Motte Gambrell

Dateline – Waterloo, South Carolina Connie Sue Motte Gambrell, age 49, of Waterloo, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her home. She was born in Newberry, SC, to the late Robert George Motte and Nancy King Johnson and was a former CNA. Connie is survived by her daughter, Jessica Blair Montjoy (Russell) of Waterloo;…

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Recent Graduates

Local student graduates from Campbell University School of Law RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (June 8, 2021) — Hunter Holtzclaw of Laurens, South Carolina, is among the 166 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law conferred Juris Doctor degrees upon on May 7 at Red Hat Amphitheater during its 43rd hooding and graduation ceremony.…

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Gary Glenn Hobbs

Laurens, South Carolina Gary Glenn Hobbs, age 55, of Laurens, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at PRISMA Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Chandler, Arizona, Gary served in the United States Army in the Desert Storm conflict and worked with DHL Export Company. He is survived by his loving companion of 19 years, Frankie…

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William Warren “Hack” Brown

Laurens, South Carolina William Warren “Hack” Brown, age 53, of Laurens, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Hospice of Laurens County Hospice House. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Realis Warren and Edith Stringfellow Brown. Hack was a US Army Veteran and member of the VFW. He was also a member…

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