Churches partner to bring about home after 2020 storm

A partnership between Upstate church congregations and the love and assistance of friends and family culminated in a prayerful dedication service last week for a new home for Bill Stephens. “It’s perfect,” Stephens said following the time of prayer. “It’s all I need.” Stephens had not been as confident on April 13 when he was…

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Some precincts adjusted for March 2 municipal elections

The last day for absentee voting in the March 2 Municipal Elections is Monday, March 1, and the office of Voter Registration and Elections will be open through 5 p.m. for that purpose. Several council seats are up for grabs, and particularly in Clinton and Laurens incumbents face opposition. Several precincts have been adjusted, but most…

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Cadaver dogs, historians search for the dead at Hayes’ Station in Laurens County

Laurens County, South Carolina – Searchers with metal detectors and handlers of cadaver search dogs trained in historical human decay searches were in eastern Laurens County Saturday afternoon, searching for evidence of two mass graves which hold the bodies of militia members slaughtered in 1781 by the notorious “Bloody Bill” Cunningham. A monument donated in…

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County’s oldest church recognized for resilience, ministry

Duncan Creek Presbyterian church members and elders, many of whom are descendants of founding families from the 1750s, gathered Sunday as state and regional leaders of the Presbyterian Church USA bestowed a Smaller Membership Church of the Year honor on the historic church. Located about 6 miles east of downtown Clinton, Duncan Creek Presbyterian is…

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Broken LCPW hydrant causes Boil Water Advisory

Laurens, South Carolina – An accident involving a broken fire hydrant near Beasley Funeral Home Saturday night resulted in the need for some Laurens residents to boil their water until the Laurens Commission of Public Works deems the water safe to drink. “The person said she was swerving to avoid a deer and hit the…

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PC students, Prisma join up on first phase of Swamp Rabbit Trail

More than 20 Presbyterian College students braved chilly temperatures on a recent Saturday morning to haul branches and small trees out of the rough-hewn section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which had been partially cleared by the Laurens County Parks and Recreation Department. “We had to change our Martin Luther King Day of Service so…

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CNNGA’s expensive annual ‘training trips’ brought into question

The general manager and the chairman of the board for Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority on Tuesday defended the natural gas agency against accusations made in recent articles by The Post and Courier, claiming they don’t believe funds spent on training workshops over the years to be unethical. General Manager Jimmy Capps was hired by…

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