Eclipse timeline

Get your approved eclipse glasses ready, because the eclipse has already begun in Oregon and the moon’s shadow will begin blocking the edge of the sun here about 1:10 p.m. today. Though the timeline changes slightly across the county, the time for totality – the time during the eclipse when the sky is darkest –…

Read More

After the long wait, total eclipse upon us

It’s been almost three years since Laurens County was able to experience a partial solar eclipse, and the one in October, 2014 offered only a slight darkening of the afternoon’s light as opposed to the total darkness that will cover Laurens County skies Monday. The eclipse will begin darkening the skies at 1:10 p.m. in…

Read More

School supply drives launch this weekend

These next few days will see volunteers from across the county collecting school supplies, and Laurens County residents are welcome to participate in the back -to-school events. This Friday and Saturday, items donated from the past month and during the weekend will be collected at Walmart where buses from Laurens and Clinton school districts will…

Read More

Clinton hosts ‘National Night Out’ tonight

In celebration of National Night Out, the City of Clinton is holding an event tonight, Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, designed to bring the community and emergency personnel out together for an evening of food and fun, according to special projects coordinator Mary-Wallace Riley. The event will take place tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. at…

Read More

Afternoon blood drive at county library today

The Laurens County Library will host a community blood drive with the Greenville Blood Connection today, Thursday, July 20, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the main branch location at 1017 West Main Street in Laurens. For more information or to make an appointment, call 864-681-7323. “Hosting a blood drive coincides with Laurens Library’s core…

Read More

Sweet Tea, gospel and yard sales fill weekend in Laurens

The Square will be the locale for plenty of music and refreshments as Main Street Laurens holds an additional Finally Friday! event this week, followed Saturday morning by a Community Yard Sale and Downtown Farmers Market. The Singing Tornadoes, an Upstate Gospel group, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday night and many of…

Read More

Daniel Luther “D.L.” Gunter Jr.

Daniel Luther “D.L.” Gunter Jr., age 77, of 403 Magnolia Street, Joanna, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the NHC of Clinton. He was born in Joanna and was the son of the late Daniel Luther Gunter Sr. and the late Eugenia Brazill Gunter. Mr. Gunter retired from Torrington Bearing Company after 35…

Read More

June 30 Finally Friday! rescheduled

The rains have cleared out this afternoon, but another threat of rain this evening prompted Main Street Laurens to reschedule tonight’s Finally Friday! and the “Sweet Tea Soiree,” both of which had been set for tonight, June 30. Main Street has rescheduled the Sweet Tea Soiree and the featured musicians and singers, soulful gospel group…

Read More

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…

Read More