County condemns mausoleum at Forest Lawn

Laurens, S.C.  – After months working to get the owner of Forest Lawn Mausoleum to make badly needed repairs, Chuck Bobo, the director of Building Codes for Laurens County, placed a condemned notice  on the structure today, Tuesday, July 27. “We have been working with South Carolina Labor, Licensing and Regulations Agency and have written…

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Walk-ins available for COVID-19 testing, vaccines this week at Laurens County Health Department

DHEC is providing regular updates for COVID-19 vaccine clinics and testing opportunities in the Upstate Region and hours include daytime and on Tuesday, early evening hours. (see below) For the most current vaccine clinic information:  scdhec.gov/vaxlocator.  For the most current testing site information: scdhec.gov/findatest. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson &…

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DHEC reports June COVID-19 cases, deaths, primarily in unvaccinated

An analysis  by DHEC revealed the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the first two weeks of June were among residents who were not fully vaccinated. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) discovered similar results when looking at provisional data for the entire month. From June 1-30:  5,344 cases…

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Saturday morning’s family Quidditch Field Day at Laurens City Park

Laurens, S.C. – Broomsticks will be the mode of transportation tomorrow when the Laurens County Library holds an outdoor Quidditch Field Day tournament at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, in the Laurens City Recreation Park at 500 Brownlee Avenue. While there will be teams running on provided broomsticks, Hogworts craft booths will also be…

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Potential wastewater facility raises concerns in Clinton

From the Wednesday, July 14 issue of The Advertiser Clinton, S.C. – Clinton residents in the area just north of the city limits are concerned about a company, H20 Blue, LLC,  which is seeking approval from DHEC for the construction of a “hauled waste receiving and evaporating facility” on Highway 56 N, according to an…

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Fireworks safety encouraged by health care, fire officials

With the Fourth of July holiday comes the primary weekend for fireworks sales and activity of the year, and officials and physicians are warning to keep safety at the forefront of that and all other holiday plans. “The July 4 season every year we see a number of fireworks-related injuries or other injuries related to…

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County-wide lights and action all weekend for ‘The Fourth’

Live music, food and fireworks celebrations are offered in every community across Laurens County, beginning 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 1 in Clinton with music by Hastings Stewart in Vance Park. On Friday, Independence Day activities begin in earnest in Mountville and Lake Greenwood. On Saturday Laurens will hold its celebration, while the Town of Gray Court…

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