State says residents 70 and older may get vaccine by appointment

According to a South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) press release Monday afternoon, South Carolinians aged 70 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning Jan. 13. The press release follows: Governor Henry McMaster and the  (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless…

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Prisma Health restricts ‘broad visitation’ starting this weekend

 Prisma Health released information Friday afternoon explaining that patient visitation will be restricted effective Saturday, Jan. 9, in the wake of a growing surge of COVID-19 infections across South Carolina. The restrictions are system-wide for Prisma Health facilities, including the Prisma Health Laurens County Campus. “We know that being with families is itself a healing therapy and…

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CMS students, small church food bank meeting local needs

Clinton, S.C. – A small food bank in Clinton which routinely delivers extra groceries to specific families in need received a boost this month through a large donation by students and staff at Clinton Middle School, and the help of the middle school students led to Christmas season assistance for dozens of families in Clinton…

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Uncertainties linger for county’s BI-LO stores in new year

Buyers are still being sought for the county’s two BI-LO stores, which are among the last dozen or so Southeastern Grocers’ BI-LO stores which remain unsold following the first and second rounds of divestitures earlier this year.  In June, 2020, it was announced that the Jacksonville, Florida-based, Southeastern Grocers was selling all its 63 BI-LO and Harveys…

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Santa visits Laurens via city’s ‘Neighborhood Parade’

Laurens, S.C.  Laurens families gathered in front lawns and on street corners Sunday afternoon and for at least a few minutes were able to see Santa pass by, waving from the City of Laurens Trolley, and fire trucks with sirens blaring and city trucks decorated for the holiday. “We saw lots of smiles on little kids’…

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City of Clinton considers hiring rec project manager

Clinton, S.C.  – A letter from a Clinton resident was read to Clinton City Council Monday night, prompting a discussion among council members about the possibility of hiring an overall project manager for the recreation complex being built off of S.C. Hwy. 56 near the edge of the city limits. Due to the rising COVID-19…

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Better weather this Thursday for Christmas on the Square

Laurens SC – In spite of the heavy rain last Friday night, Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn and Santa were on hand to flip the giant switch and light the towering Christmas tree at the entrance to the City of Laurens’ Historic Downtown. But the rest of the Christmas on the Square activities were moved to…

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