Census 2020 needs your numbers

Every 10 years since 1790, the United States government has launched a census to try and count every resident within the nation. At Clinton City Council Monday night, Census Partnership Specialist Carolyn Calwise of Atlanta explained to council members why an accurate count is essential to the federal funds which flow into each county. She…

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Biden takes Laurens County in unofficial results

Laurens County, South Carolina – Laurens County went big for Joe Biden according to the unofficial results posted just before 9 p.m. by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County. The polls opened at 7 a.m. Saturday morning for the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary. Of the 4,850 votes cast across Laurens County, 2,410,…

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Withdrawn names on ballot, precinct changes for Saturday primary

In advance of Saturday’s 2020 Preferred Presidential Primary for the Democratic candidates, representatives from the national campaigns visited with Laurens County residents last week, and this week those still in the running have been in Charleston, with more heading to Greenville ahead of Saturday. In the meantime, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections for…

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Zoning issue on garage to proceed for ‘fairness to everyone’

Updated, 7:45 a.m. Feb. Laurens, S.C. – Concerning a controversial zoning issue decision, Laurens City Council opted Tuesday night to go with an “objective opinion” and voted unanimously to allow a circuit court judge to rule on a downtown Laurens business’ plan to build a garage yards from the Historic Square. “The vote was unanimous,…

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District 55 trustee resigns, special election to be set

Laurens County District 55 will be financing a special election after the Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of  Mark Earle, the trustee representing Seat 4. Before going into executive session at Monday night’s called meeting of District 55 Board of Trustees, trustees unanimously accepted the resignation of Seat 4 Trustee Mark Earle of Gray…

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Laurens Historic Preservation Commission hosts Tuesday forum

Laurens, S.C. – On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the City of Laurens Historic Preservation Commission will host a forum on the proposed addition of the West Main and South Harper historic districts to the city’s historic preservation ordinance. The forum will begin at 5:30 pm at the Laurens County Library. Currently, only the historic Square is…

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Museum hosts Gospel program Friday for Black History Month

The  Laurens County Museum will celebrate African-American History Month with a concert of gospel music this Friday evening, Feb. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the museum’s Witherspoon Building, 116 South Public Square in Laurens. Featured groups for the “Give from the Heart Gospel Program” include The Tamesa Young Project from Greenville, The Gospel…

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Cities hope for major reform to Business License Reform Bill

Story updated at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020 Laurens, S.C. – Officials from the cities of Laurens and Clinton will be heading to Columbia on Tuesday for the Hometown Legislative Action Day, hoping to convince legislators to vote against House Bill H4431, a business license reform bill which could drastically cut revenue for already cash-strapped smaller cities.…

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1 year x 4: Laurens quads celebrate first birthday

Laurens, S.C. – What better way to represent how far their babies have come than to picture them with photos from one short year ago, when Dylan and Ashley Hernandez of Laurens were spending their days in the Self Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and welcoming prayers for their four premature babies. On Saturday they…

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