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At Rootimentary, chef plans great food, a place for community

Laurens, S.C. – Large wrapped canvasses of famous art were on the tables awaiting hanging on the restaurant wall and contractors were still finishing last minute details last week, while Rootimentary owner Caleb Satterfield was engaged in his recent all-too-frequent activities – talking on the phone or trying to get off the phone. But the…

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No-kill, non-profit, LC Humane Society working to keep doors open

Clinton, S.C.  – The Laurens County Humane Society, the county’s no-kill adoption center for dogs and cats, has found itself in a state of emergency of sorts, and co- directors Brooke Spatta and Jill Mechling warned staff this past weekend that the non-prof it’s days could be numbered if it can’t get the county and…

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Rosemont and partner agencies celebrate plans for trail system

Waterloo, South Carolina – Community leaders from the Laurens County Trails Association, the Rosemont Preservation Society and the LC Revolutionary War 250th Committee came together Monday morning in Waterloo to celebrate a groundbreaking for a parking area and a trail which will lead to the homeplace of the woman who saved Mount Vernon. Grant funds…

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War Stories: Clinton honors city’s veterans

Clinton, South Carolina – Charles Nally was a young Army soldier in West Germany when he faced his most dangerous day of service completely by mistake. The Clinton resident, now 88, was out with fellow soldiers in the early 1950s on a border patrol when a commander sent sharp orders to return. “We’d gone into…

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Churches seek volunteers, donations for Thanksgiving meals

Two churches are working to provide food for those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday, and anyone can get in touch to donate or volunteer their time. Broad Street United Methodist in Clinton plans to deliver 500 meals this Thanksgiving to those across the Clinton community and the church is seeking volunteers anytime between 9…

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Permanent seating, gathering spot coming with pedestrian plaza

Laurens, South Carolina – A parking area on the public square will soon be converted to a pedestrian plaza, providing a permanent outdoor gathering space in downtown Laurens. It’s an expansion of the City of Laurens Master Plan, a joint venture between Main Street Laurens and the City of Laurens in 2017 which had recommended…

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New, former students sought for GED classes

Laurens County, South Carolina – Among the continued difficulties following the COVID pandemic has been the unwillingness of some adults to return to their GED classes, and staff with Laurens County Adult Education are seeking new students and encouraging others to come on back and finish what they started. “We still have online classes and…

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Friday night zombies lead the way to several days of Halloween fun

There will be plenty of spooky Halloween options this weekend, beginning with a family-friendly parade of zombies Friday evening, Oct. 28, as Main Street Clinton holds its first Zombie Walk. The Zombie Walk is designed to be a fun, family activity and great for photos, said Main Street Clinton Manager Joe Timmons. Everyone is encouraged…

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Highlight photos from Rhythm on the Rails 2022

Rhythm on the Rails and Smokin’ on the Rails brought in plenty of folks to Downtown Clinton Friday evening and all day Saturday. There was plenty of barbecue, funnel cakes and diverse musical groups to entertain. Overall winners for the Smokin’ on the Rails Southern BBQ Network competition included SC Smokey D’ BBQ in first…

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Clinton’s Rhythm on the Rails and plenty of BBQ this weekend

Clinton, South Carolina – Rhythm on the Rails returns this weekend to Clinton, and among the highlights is the Purple Masquerade Tribute Band. “It’s one of those situations where he looks like Prince and he sounds like Prince,” said Main Street Clinton manager Joe Timmons. “When he performed in Lancaster once, I think some of…

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