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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Guardian ad Litem hosts Friday afternoon program

Child Abuse Prevention Month Historic Courthouse, today at 5 p.m. Dozens of pairs of shoes, sized from tiny to large, will be on display on the north side of the Historic Courthouse steps at 5 p.m. today, April 28, and each pair of shoes will represent a Laurens County child in foster care this year…

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Clinton gets set for Saturday egg hunt

The city of Clinton will hold its Community Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. “We are doing the Easter egg hunt at Pine Haven Park off Highway 72,” said Mary-Wallace Riley, events coordinator with the City of Clinton. Pine Haven Park is located beside the American Legion Hut across…

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Snake’s demise causes Clinton outages

A snake in a Gary Street substation in Clinton had an unfortunate end late Tuesday night and it took out the power for much of the city in the process, according to Dale Satterfield, the director of the Department of Public Works for the City of Clinton. “We had an outage about 11:15 Tuesday night,…

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Clinton area girl missing

The City of Clinton Department of Public Safety has now joined with Laurens County Sheriff’s Department, the LCSO K-9 units, SLED aviation and other agencies in a search for Zoey Carles, a 12-year-old Clinton area girl who was last seen at 6 p.m. Thursday evening on the 1600 block of Green Plain Road near Clinton.…

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