Foster family info session Tuesday

Anyone who has considered the possibility of becoming a foster parent is encouraged to attend a one-hour informational meeting in Clinton this Tuesday evening, June 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. Located at the Heritage Fellowship Church, 305 East Main Street in downtown Clinton, the meeting has been organized by Jonathon Sampson, a recruiter for…

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Miss LC Teen and Miss LC in pageant weekend

The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageants will continue tonight, Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m., following the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant which was held last night. Miss Laurens County Teen Kathryn Tribble of Laurens, pictured, right,  was among the top 17 young women who made it into the first round in the finals of…

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Mill Street in Laurens temporarily closed Monday

Employees with Southern Tree Experts took down and mulched most of a huge leaning oak tree at the corner of Gordon and Mill streets in Laurens Monday. For the largest portions of the fallen trunk, though, Donnie Holtzclaw with the Laurens branch of the S.C. Department of Transportation had his crew load them into a…

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Spots still open for first Saturday of farmers market

The Laurens Downtown Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. this Saturday, June 10, and Main Street Laurens, which hosts the market, is still welcoming vendors for any or all of the Saturday morning markets, which run from 8 a.m. to noon each week. “We still have plenty of space for farmers to come, as well…

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Munyan tapped to lead Chamber as first woman CEO

Amanda Munyan is heading back to the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce in a few weeks, but when she returns July 10, she’ll be in a new role as CEO and president, and the first woman to hold that position in the chamber’s history. “We have a new CEO, Amanda,” said board chair Marilyn Easter,…

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Rhythm on the Rails set for this weekend in Clinton

This weekend’s railroad-themed festival won’t begin until 4 p.m. Friday, but the day will start really early for Clinton city employees when WSPA sets up to broadcast live at 4:30 a.m. “We will be out here Friday morning from 4:30 to 9 a.m. because WSPA will be here doing ‘Daybreak’ from The Depot,” said Mary-Wallace…

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Auto research topic for Friday’s LCCC breakfast

A breakfast this Friday will give area business people the chance to learn more about South Carolina’s growing position in the automotive research world. The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Red Carpet Breakfast on May 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the keynote speaker is Fred Cartwright, executive director of Clemson…

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Chamber narrows field to 4 in director search

The selection committee seeking a new president and CEO for the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce has narrowed its field of about a dozen applicants down to four candidates, and all but one of the finalists are already Laurens County residents. “The committee is doing interviews this week and it expects to make a decision…

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101 Dalmatians playing in Clinton this weekend

Fur-loving villain Cruella de Vil will be stressing out plenty of puppies this weekend as the Laurens County Community Theater concludes its production of 101 Dalmatians at the Gillam Center on W. Calhoun Street in Clinton. Long on spots, the children’s theater musical is a quick production at a low cost, though. “All tickets are…

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Main Street’s Sip-N-Stroll, free concert this Friday

Main Street is gearing up for Finally Friday!, its series of summer evening events, which will open with the annual Sip-N-Stroll tonight (April 28). The Finally Friday! events occur on the last Friday night of each month from spring through August, and the first one this Friday will feature an outdoor free concert by ’80s…

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