Business Security program Tuesday perfect for owners, employees

Clinton, SC  – Business owners may fear the day that their business is threatened, either by a disgruntled customer or potential thief, and on Tuesday evening, July 17,  a “Business Security” event will be offered from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  at the Higher Ed. Center, 663 Medical Ridge Rd., Clinton to help people know what…

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Main Street Laurens: Saturday market, Shag Doctorz next Friday

Laurens, SC – Main Street Laurens’ Downtown Farmer’s Market, sponsored by GHS, will return Friday with more vegetables and eggs, popcorn, local honey and a vendor who offers locally made chow-chow, according to Main Street Laurens director Jonathan Irick. The market opens form  8 a.m. to noon, but it’s better to come early for the best selection.…

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Friday evening storm damage reported across county

Story updated: 9:45 p.m. Laurens County SC – Friday evening’s storm came through much of Laurens County quickly, taking down trees and power lines throughout the county. Trees were down on Laurens’ East Main Street,and City of Laurens crews were clearing trees downtown in the historic downtown areas. Trees were down and power outages were reported in outlying areas…

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Volunteers in contest Saturday as they beautify their county

This Saturday morning, June 2, volunteers have another opportunity to hit the streets and help remove some of the trash from Laurens County’s roadways, and a contest will pit groups against each other as they post fun pictures with the hashtag, #keeplaurenscountybeautiful, and clean up the areas closest to your homes and businesses. “They can…

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Upstate Forever holds June 5 Rain Barrel workshop

On Tuesday, June 5, Laurens County residents can learn to take advantage of rains like the county is experiencing this week at an Upstate Forever rain barrel workshop Tuesday June 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Laurens County Water Sewer Commission. The workshop is part of an outreach program to encourage rain water harvesting and reuse…

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BMX, country music, BBQ headline ROTR fest in Clinton

Clinton, SC – A rising star in the country music world and a fast-paced BMX bicycle stunt show, as well as an “anything goes” juried car show, are among the many new items headlining this weekend’s Rhythm on the Rails and barbecue festival in Clinton. Main Street Clinton is sponsoring the event, which starts with…

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Battlemud LC offers wet weekend event

 Laurens, SC –  When the GHS Battlemud Laurens County planning committee decided to change its annual mud run from August to May, it was primarily because of the typically dry conditions in August, so with the ample rains this week, it seems the move was a good one.    “It would be so dry we…

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Controversy ensues from legislator’s school district consolidation bills

Laurens County, SC – South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts’ bills regarding financial oversight of the school budget and consolidation of the two primary school districts in Laurens County sailed through the South Carolina House in Columbia Thursday morning, surprising at least some of the local lawmakers and blindsiding members of local school boards and district…

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LCSO aiding in Waterloo search for missing N.C. woman

By John Clayton, Editor Laurens County, SC – Authorities are searching today (Friday, Aug. 27) for a body in a missing-person cold case near the intersection of Lois Lane and Serene Drive in Waterloo. The Gaston County, N.C. case dates back to the mid-1990s and involves a missing woman. According to Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Capt.…

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PA school setback means only one year delay, PC’s Staton says Tuesday

Clinton, SC – Presbyterian College learned earlier this month that its application for accreditation of its planned Physician Assistant school  had been turned down, and on Tuesday, Presbyterian College President Bob Staton was able to work with PA leadership team and the officials of the accreditation review commission and decided a reapplication would likely cause…

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