Potential impact for Clinton day care, many families, by COVID-19

On Tuesday evening long-time Clinton business Young World Day Care announced a two-week closure for total cleaning after at least one employee tested positive for COVID-19.  Two evenings later, however, Young World Day Care Director Gail Cunningham was less focused on the week’s stress on her family’s business than she was about concerns about the children,…

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Waterloo camp temporary “home” for Ugandan children’s choir

Waterloo, South Carolina – Children’s voices and occasional pick-up soccer games have become the norm along the shores of Lake Greenwood as Camp Fellowship in Waterloo has become the new temporary home for the Imani Milele Children’s Choir of Uganda. The traveling choir, which raises funds for its Uganda-based program with its performances, had planned…

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Throw them away – don’t flush ‘flushable’ wipes

The Laurens Commission of Public Works is asking for help from the public to keep the sewers clear by disposing disinfectant wipes and paper towels in the trash rather than attempting to flush them down toilets. In a press release submitted by Laurens CPW, the utility provider explained it’s a problem that is happening across…

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City assists restaurants, encourages compliance to prevent illness

The City of Clinton is offering curbside service signage to help participating restaurants remain open during the current COVID-19 quarantine period. The announcement was part of a press conference held Thursday morning by Clinton Mayor Bob McLean and department heads and offered Clinton residents an update about the city’s actions regarding COVID-19. In order to help…

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City of Clinton offers curbside services, encourages compliance to prevent illness

The City of Clinton is offering curbside service signage to help participating restaurants remain open during the current COVID-19 quarantine period. The announcement was part of a press conference held Thursday morning by Clinton Mayor Bob McLean and department heads and offered Clinton residents an update about the city’s actions regarding COVID-19. In order to help…

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School closures to “slow the spread” of COVID-19

Laurens County, South Carolina – Schools across Laurens County will be closed at least until March 31 after a Sunday afternoon press conference in Columbia. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all public schools and colleges in the state would close as a way “to slow the spread” of the COVID-19 virus. “Effective immediately I…

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Shopping, Luck o’ the Irish this week for Finally Friday

For many years, Main Street Laurens’ Finally Friday has been known as a summer concert and event series, but starting this weekend it’s providing opportunities to enjoy shopping, some concerts or other special events. “Due to input from the community, Main Street Laurens is moving most of the Finally Friday events to the second Friday…

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LCCT presents Willy Wonka Jr., opens Friday

The Laurens County Community Theater will be presenting a youth theater production starting this weekend of Willy Wonka Jr. Stan Walsh is playing the role of Willy Wonka in the youth adaptation of the classic story, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The production opens Friday, March 13, at the Gillam Center for the Performing…

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