MSL national win for members’ tech assessments, online help

Laurens, South Carolina – It was announced Tuesday afternoon that Main Street Laurens is one of only eight Main Street America programs across the nation to receive a Grills Funding for Main Street Revitalization Grant, which offers $10,000 to aid in the recovery from the economic crunch caused by COVID-19. A nationally accredited program, Main…

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PC plans fall reopening, formulates changes

Clinton, South Carolina – Presbyterian College in Clinton announced late last week it will reopen for classroom instruction for the fall 2020 semester, and a group of staff and faculty from the college is currently preparing for how that “new normal” will play out. “The education we try and deliver is not just knowledge but helping to develop the person,” said…

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Compton, Thomas promoted to principal positions in District 55

Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD 55) Board of Trustees approved the appointment of new principals for both Laurens Middle School (LMS) and Waterloo Elementary School (WES) at the May 18, 2020 regular meeting of the board. The vacancies were a result of the promotions of Dr. Anna Brink and…

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An additional death, more COVID cases reported for county

After several days of steady COVID-19 numbers, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday afternoon that two more residents have been confirmed as positive for the virus, and another elderly individual in the county has passed away. That brings the total who have died in the county to three, with two classified…

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Absentee voting opens; new temporary provisions for SC voters

Absentee voting in Laurens County began Monday ahead of the Tuesday, June 9 primaries for elected local, state and national level seats. Now a vote by state legislators Tuesday evening May 12, provides any voter in South Carolina the option to vote absentee for the June primaries and runoffs. “We were already encouraging absentee voting,” said…

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CPW reports Wednesday morning gas line issues

It does not carry a safety threat, but the Laurens Commission of Public Works announced Wednesday that it is currently experiencing an issue with some natural gas lines in the city. “There appears to be an excessive amount of air in the gas system,” said General Manager John Young. “While this doesn’t necessarily create a safety…

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Clinton postpones ROTR, plans for June festival

Clinton, South Carolina – The City of Clinton announced Wednesday evening it will postpone Rhythm on the Rails from the scheduled dates of May 15 and 16 to its new dates of Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20. After consulting with state health officials about guidelines on social distancing and mass gatherings, the decision…

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UWLC offers COVID fund to help agencies which help residents

Safe Home, etc., stretched thin as COVID cuts into donations  Laurens County, South Carolina –  Like other non-profit agencies, the Safe Home of Laurens County is stretched thin even on a good day while working to provide needed services to its clients, most of whom never live within the shelter for abused women. Now with the…

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Monday flyover supports Laurens County Healthcare Heroes

*** Update: New frame is now 11:30 a.m. over the hospital so be in place more like 11:15 to 11:20. Clinton, S.C. – 169th Fighter Wing SC Air National Guard will conduct A Salute to Honor our Healthcare workers with Fly Overs The SC Air National Guard 169th Fighter Wing will be conducting regional flyovers this Monday,…

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Filing starts May 1 for open Laurens council seat

Laurens, S.C. – Following the unexpected death last week of Laurens City Council member Johnny Kelly, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County director Lynne West has set the filing period and election date for a special election to fill the Laurens District 3 seat. “Filing will open Friday, May 1, at…

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