Laurens City Council approves property sale for 130 homes

With a unanimous vote, Laurens City Council on Tuesday night took the first step to approve the sale of city property which may soon become a housing development for at least 130 homes. The property is a 66-acre tract behind The Ridge at Laurens that will eventually have entrances both on Exchange Drive and Fleming Street…

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Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride set for today, Oct. 18

At noon today, Sunday, Oct. 18, check-in begins for the Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride at Destination Power-Sports, 23165 US-76, Clinton, SC. The event includes food, refreshments, raffles, vendors, auction, commemorative T- shirts and more, and the cost to ride is $20 per bike. Bikes depart at 2 p.m. The fundraising ride was postponed earlier…

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Updated Laurens County Airport terminal planned with CPST funds

Oct. 14, 2020 Laurens, SC – The Laurens County Airport Commission is hoping funds from the Capital Project Sales Tax will help with crucial upgrades and provide a much more welcoming entrance for the many industrial leaders and others who fly into Laurens County. The Capital Project Sales Tax proposal set forth by the Laurens…

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DHEC offers free flu shots to LCSD 55 students

From a press release, Monday, Oct. 12 Laurens, South Carolina – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing free flu shots at their clinic, 93 Human Services Rd, Clinton, SC 29325. DHEC works with many school districts to offer free flu vaccines to students. Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD…

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Clinton breaks ground on long-awaited sports complex

From the Sept. 23 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser Clinton, South Carolina – Several Clinton residents joined City of Clinton staff and council members at a Tuesday morning ground- breaking ceremony for the long-awaited sports complex, where contractors are already working on road preparation and grading for what will eventually be five baseball fields,…

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Utilities told to adjust lines for planned traffic circle

From the Wednesday, Sep. 23 issue of The Advertiser. Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens Commission of Public Works received word from the State Department of Transportation that the traffic circle which had been tentatively planned for the west side of Laurens is on go, and the utility needed to start plans to reroute natural…

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Some Dist. 55 elementary grades return to face-to-face Oct. 12

The complete story is in the Wednesday, Sept. 30 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser, and online posted Friday, Oct. 2. Laurens-SC – With a five to two vote, Laurens District 55 Board of Trustees on Monday night approved Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas’ recommendations to gradually begin bringing elementary age children back to school five days…

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