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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Chinese investment in Southeast topic Monday at PC

On Monday evening, Oct. 9, Presbyterian College Confucius Institute will host John Ling, formerly with the South Carolina Department of Commerce in Shanghai, China. Ling will speak about the increasing Chinese investment in the Southeastern United States. Set for Monday at 7:15 p.m. at the Harrington-Peachtree Amphitheater, Ling’s visit is sponsored by the Presbyterian College Confucius…

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Specific tourism funds give Clinton unexpected visitor center

Clinton City Council approved recommendations by the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee to grant three requests that will help promote tourism in the City of Clinton. Although the city each year benefits from accommodations and hospitality tax funds for use in the city’s general fund, a portion of the funds had been held by TERC, the…

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BBQ and much more at weekend fest

This weekend’s Squealin’ on the Square marks the 17th annual event which brings thousands into Laurens for a chance to savor beef brisket, barbecue chicken or ribs created by masters of the craft, but there are always those visitors who love the opportunity to try something different – or in the case of young children…

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Good weather this weekend for open events

Weekend Events all Open to the Public Saturday, Sep. 16 * 8 a.m. Run like a Mann 5K and 1-mile, 1337 Medical Ridge Road, Clinton * 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Beautify Laurens County / Clean where you live, Chamber 864-833-2716 * 9 a.m. Angels Network / Grief support for parents, Chosen Generation, 21282 US 76,…

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Fighting addiction: FAVOR meetings begin Thursday

Laurens County, SC – FAVOR-Laurens County, a new subgroup of FAVOR-Greenville, will assist Laurens County families who are trying to help loved ones fighting addictions. FAVOR stands for Faces and Voices of Recovery, and its first Family Support meeting of the new group will be this Thursday evening, Sept. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.…

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Volunteer opportunities Saturday at county cleanup

Laurens County, SC – The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce has set this Saturday, Sept. 16,  as the quarterly Beautify Laurens County Clean Up morning, and the chamber office has asked for all volunteers who can participate. “We’d like them to call and let us know where they are going so we can get the…

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Voting underway for District 55 bond referendum

The much-anticipated District 55 school bond referendum is sending voters to the polls today, Tuesday, Sept. 5, and their votes will add to the 1,272 absentee votes already cast. There were even more ballots requested, said Lynne West, director of Laurens County Registration & Elections, as 1,352 people had actually asked for the absentee ballots.…

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