City of Clinton offers Warming Station for residents impacted by Thursday’s power outage

Clinton, SC  – City of Clinton Electrical crews have been working since 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 18, to restore power to parts of Clinton due to problems associated with an equipment failure in the city’s substation. Crews have been able to reduce outage numbers significantly; however, the remainding outages in the southwest part of the city are…

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Restrictions placed on visitors to GHS hospitals, Laurens County Memorial

With flu cases rising across the country and in the Upstate, Greenville Health System officials have placed restrictions on those who can make visits to the GHS hospitals, and that goes for GHS-Laurens County Memorial Hosptial as well. Visitation to patients at Greenville Health System hospitals, including Laurens County Memorial Hospital, is restricted for persons under…

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Record-high bills likely result from record-low temps

Temperatures warmed up on Tuesday afternoon, but the ponds were still frozen on Monday when Duke Energy Carolinas announced its customers had set an all-time peak record for energy usage during the long stretch of extremely cold weather. It’s notable that Duke and all the other energy providers in Laurens County were able to prevent…

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Speaker at free LCHCF dinner to address depression, suicide

The Laurens County Health Care Foundation is hosting its annual dinner free of charge this Thursday evening, Jan.11, in order to give the public an opportunity to hear from a speaker who addresses the tough topics of depression and suicide. “The dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Mabry Smith Yonce Center at Presbyterian College,”…

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Mayflower descendant to speak at Thursday genealogy meeting

The first meeting of the Laurens District Genealogical Society will feature a speaker who has three ancestors from the Mayflower, and the public is welcome to attend at the Laurens County Library. Set for 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 11 at the main branch in Laurens, the speaker is Nancy Grammar Byers Roberts of Simpsonville. Roberts…

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Dr. King’s legacy to be presented in Jan. 13 program

Laurens, S.C. – The Sanders High Alumni Association will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 13, the Saturday morning just prior to the holiday which celebrates the life of the esteemed civil rights leader. “We will start at 10 a.m. with booths and exhibits, including two authors…

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Main Street Laurens selected for a $5,000 community vibrancy grant

Laurens, SC – For the second time in just two years, Main Street Laurens has been selected for a $5,000 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Grants, community vibrancy grant funds which will go toward the city’s brand new Food Truck Plaza, behind Verdin’s Too at the corner of N. Harper and Laurens Streets in hopes that it will…

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Saturday Glow Run to light up Little River

As part of the celebration of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Safe Home of Laurens County is hosting its second annual fundraiser Glow Run In the Park & Family Fun Night from 6 to 10 p.m. this Saturday evening on Saturday, Oct. 21. Set in the Little River Park at 317 East Main Street,…

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Storm damage causes LA school closure Monday

Laurens Academy was damaged by Sunday afternoon’s storm, and school officials have cancelled classes on Monday as they further assess the extent of the damage to the school. Several families had already expressed a willingness to volunteer in cleaning up  downed trees and other needed work, but headmaster Todd Kirk explained it was still too soon to…

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