‘Naturally occurring’ water issues pester CPW, LCWSC

Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission and the Laurens Commission of Public Works are having an unwelcome moment of deja vu with the current water issues facing the providers. Quite a few customers each day are calling with concerns about the tap water’s “earthy” odor and taste, which has been found to result from geosmin.…

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Offered at L.C. Library: Behind the scenes at Apollo 11

Laurens, South Carolina – Next Tuesday evening,  the Laurens County Library will host a speaker who will offer a glimpse of the many tasks which went into preparation for the moon landing, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday.   The free public program on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m will feature NASA Solar System…

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Friday I-26 accident claims life of 21-year-old

A Leesville man was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on I-26. Dakota Linton, 21, was died in the crash that occurred on I-26 westbound at mile marker 56 in Joanna, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. The accident occurred after 1 p.m., and Linton was pronounced dead just after 1:30 p.m. Details from…

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Clinton contingency riding to fight Alzheimer’s

  Almost 340 cyclists this morning are making a stop in Laurens County along their 252-mile, three-day journey in a fundraising ride for the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. A four-member team from the Laurens County Cycle Club is part of the group filling small backroads of South Carolina in “A Ride to Remember,” which is in…

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Quaint evening parades, fireworks set for long holiday, July 3-5

Local residents don’t need to leave the county to find patriotic Fourth of July celebrations, as there are several options for fun. Two events take place this evening, Wednesday, July 3. • The City of Laurens is hosting its annual Riverfront Freedom Festival, with Laurens-based band, Outshyne performing from 7-9 p.m. After a patriotic tribute, fireworks…

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Laurens’ Parks and Rec offers family movie tonight, concert Saturday, Freedom Fest

Laurens, South Carolina – The Little River Amphitheater, 205 Gordon Street, Laurens, will be the spot for a family movie tonight, Friday, June 28, night, a Saturday night family concert tomorrow and the annual Laurens Freedom Festival, offering plenty of entertainment options this week by the City of Laurens’ Department of Parks and Recreation. The first event…

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The Shag Doctorz, Sweet Tea Soiree in downtown Laurens tonight

Laurens, South Carolina – A night of sweet tea and Carolina beach music by The Shag Doctorz will bring shag dancing to the Historic Downtown Square in Laurens tonight highlight the June Finally Friday! tonight, Friday, June 28, as Main Street Laurens holds its annual Sweet Tea Soiree for its third Finally Friday! of the summer…

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Peaches, veggies on tap as Laurens Downtown Farmers Market opens

Laurens, South Carolina – Last weekend’s Saturday morning storms didn’t materialize as forecasters predicted, and the Downtown Farmers Market was one of several events which postponed plans based on the weather reports. One advantage, however, is that another week has provided more time for vegetables and fruit to ripen, and Coggins peaches will also be…

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