Nichols named CEO of Clinton YMCA

A nationwide search for a new head of the Clinton Family YMCA ended very close to home. Former Presbyterian College head football coach Harold Nichols was named chief executive officer of the Clinton Family YMCA in an announcement from the organization’s board of directors. “We conducted a nationwide search that generated a tremendous amount of interest…

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Fibertex announces $49.5 million Gray Court expansion

Fibertex Nonwovens announced a planned $49.5 million expansion Tuesday that is expected to bring 39 new jobs to the Gray Court area in northern Laurens County. Fibertex specializes in spunlace products and has operated a “state-of-the-art” production line in Gray Court since taking over the former Mogul plant on Iso Parkway in January of 2019.…

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Council takes no action on administrator’s leave

Uldrick named interim EMS director The Laurens County Council spent a little more than two hours in executive session Thursday, but took no action on the status of County Administrator Jon Caime. Caime was placed on leave following the March 9 meeting. Council Chairman Brown Patterson said Caime’s status has not changed and he remains…

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Laurens Police apprehend chase, stalking suspect

Update Thursday evening_ Laurens Police apprehended the suspect about 6 p.m. Thursday evening near Revelation Drive in Laurens. Laurens, S.C. – Laurens Police are still searching for a suspect involved in a Thursday morning car crash on East Main Street in Laurens. Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Lattimore said officers are seeking Kenneth Redkey, who attempted…

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Neal resigns from Gray Court Town Council

First-term Gray Court Town Councilwoman Shaterica Neal sent a one-sentence letter of resignation via email to Town Administrator Garry Smith on March 4, announcing her departure from town council. The Town Council met Monday night, accepting the resignation and adopting a resolution paving the way for a special election to fill Neal’s unexpired term. While…

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Council meeting set on Caime, Pennington departs EMS post

Laurens County Council members will meet in executive session as part of a called meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Square Administration Offices. The meeting was called in order to discuss the fate of Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime, who was put on leave after council’s regular meeting on March 9 following an…

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Severe weather expected in area for Thursday

According to local weather forecasts, Laurens County residents should brace for the possibility of severe weather Wednesday night and Thursday. Laurens County is among the area south of the I-85 corridor that at the highest risk of severe storm activity. The storms could include high winds, hail and the possibility of tornadoes. Laurens County is…

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PC students get kicks and more with fundraiser

• Click here to visit the “Hope for Haley” CrowdChange fundraising page. Presbyterian College President Matthew vandenBerg looked like one of the guys behind a PC mask Sunday afternoon. vandenBerg joined the Sigma Nu kickball team in the finals of a tournament organized by the fraternity to benefit the family of classmate Haley Hughes, a…

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PC makes Pioneer debut with 31-16 victory

Presbyterian College began a new era in the non-scholarship NCAA Division I Pioneer Football League Saturday with a 31-16 victory over visiting Morehead State at Bailey Memorial Stadium. Redshirt freshman Delvecchio Powell II ran for a game-high 104 yards and a first-quarter touchdown on 26 carries to lead the Blue Hose (1-1) to victory in…

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Wins & Losses: Businesses, chamber prepare for post-COVID world

Business owners across the state breathed a tenuous sigh of relief recently as Gov. Henry McMaster rolled back restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gone were the limits on crowds of more than 250 people. Masks no long have to be worn in government buildings or in restaurants, and establishments can now serve alcohol…

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