City of Clinton seeks public input Tuesday on planned Rec Complex

Clinton, S.C. – The City of Clinton, along with the city’s Recreation Committee, will conduct a community input forum on Tuesday, Jan. 22, beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the M.S. Bailey Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center. City staff, along with representatives from the engineering firm, will reveal…

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Expected quads doing well, growing

A Laurens family expecting quadruplets is doing everything they can to keep the babies growing and thriving before their anticipated delivery possibly later this month. Dylan and Ashley Hernandez of Laurens learned during the summer that instead of expecting one anticipated baby, they’d be having four. After some early labor scares, her physicians admitted Ashley into…

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Surprise quads have Laurens family expecting four times the blessing

Laurens, SC – Like many expectant families, Dylan and Ashley Hernandez are excited as they anticipate the new addition to their family, but this young Laurens family will be doubling their household as they are expecting quadruplets, possibly within the next couple of weeks. “It’s exiting and terrifying at the same time,” said Ashley, as…

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State District 14 Rep. Mike Pitts announces retirement

District 14 South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts of Laurens has announced his retirement from the state legislature, citing advice from his physicians following an October heart attack and ensuing surgery. Pitts, who was re-elected to office after running unopposed in November’s General Election, sent a release to news media mid-afternoon Sunday, and offered it as a Facebook…

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No school Monday for districts, LA, and delay for City of Clinton

Schools in Laurens County School District 56 and District 55 will be closed Monday due to potential of more sleet and ice from Winter Storm Diego. Laurens Academy also announced its decision to be closed Monday. Mid-afternoon Sunday, Superintendents David O’Shields from District 56 and Dr. Stephen Peters from District 55 held a conference call with Newberry  County School District…

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Christmas celebrations this week prior to Saturday parades

Christmas parades across the county are set for Saturday, Dec. 1, but the Christmas season begins even sooner as Main Street organizations in Clinton and Laurens hold their tree lighting ceremonies and highlight their downtown retail businesses. Main Street Clinton will begin its celebration of “A Family Christmas” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29,, with its…

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Volunteers sought Wednesday morning for LC Soup Kitchen meal

Volunteers with New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church will begin cooking at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday evening, in the Sanders Middle School cafeteria in preparation of the hundreds of meals that will be served Wednesday, and donations and volunteers are being sought for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday morning at Sanders School. In about a month, many…

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Sewer line replacement closes eastbound Fleming Street

Laurens, S.C. – The Laurens Commission of Public Works is replacing a 1,500 foot section of sewer line, forcing the closure of the eastbound lane of Fleming Street, Laurens, from its intersection with 221 until just before the railroad track. The lane will remain closed through most of Wednesday. Engineers have estimated that existing sewer lines in…

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Raider Band looks to state championship Saturday with ‘Ritual’

  On Saturday evening, the LDHS Raider Band will perform its fall production, “Ritual,”  in the state 4A competition in Columbia, and all Raider fans are encouraged to attend.    During this competition season, the Raider Band has continued to do consistently well with the performances, dramatically and musically, said director Andy Entrekin.   “It…

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