LCSO clearing Walmart Distribution after Sunday afternoon shooting

Laurens, S.C. – Laurens County Sheriff Department officers are still on scene at Walmart Distribution Center after responding to an active shooter call earlier Sunday afternoon. According to unofficial reports, a woman was in custody,  but at 4:50 p.m.,  LCSO Captain Chris Martin said the scene is still busy. “We are still working the scene…

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Public encouraged to attend tonight’s Echo Theater meeting

A community meeting will be held in the Laurens City Council Chambers in City Hall tonight to gauge community support and gather ideas for the former Echo Theater. The meeting was announced during the recent meeting of Laurens City Council and council members and members of the public were asked to attend at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7,…

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Walsh takes Ward 6 race, incumbents hold in two Clinton seats

Nine candidates were vying for three different seats in the City of Clinton municipal election and once the votes were tallied, incumbents held their seats in two races but Ward 6 incumbent Jimmy Young lost to challenger Megan Walsh. Mayor Bob McLean easily held on to his seat despite a fairly strong showing by supporters…

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Senate hearings lead Pitts to withdraw from potential directorship

Laurens County, S.C. – Deep into a controversial confirmation process in Columbia,  retired District 14 Rep. Mike Pitts has decided to withdraw his name from consideration as director of the South Carolina Conservation Bank. “It is painfully clear that my health is being negatively affected, and the stress of the confirmation process will not subside,” Pitts said.…

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Candidate forums, meet-and-greets tonight in Laurens, Clinton

With the county’s municipal elections a week away, residents have opportunities tonight to meet with and hear candidates at two two different events in Laurens and Clinton tonight, Monday, Feb. 25, and both are free for the public. Coffee Roost, Laurens Mayoral Meet & Greet The Coffee Roost is holding a Mayor’s Race Meet & Greet…

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A week and a half old, and Laurens quads ‘doing great’

Just over a week ago a young Laurens couple became the parents of quadruplets, when two boys, Jacobi and Gabriel, and two girls, Isabella and Arianah, were born just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, and on Thursday this week the parents were finally able to hold their new babies. Dylan and Ashley Hernandez had learned last…

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Scheduled candidate forums begin tonight, Laurens Y

With Republican and Democratic primaries for the state House District 14 special election about two weeks away, the Laurens County Republican Party is holding a candidate forum for Republican candidates Monday, Feb. 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Laurens Family YMCA. “We sent invitations to all four of the Republican candidates, and all of them have confirmed,”…

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