No school Monday for districts, LA, and delay for City of Clinton

Schools in Laurens County School District 56 and District 55 will be closed Monday due to potential of more sleet and ice from Winter Storm Diego. Laurens Academy also announced its decision to be closed Monday. Mid-afternoon Sunday, Superintendents David O’Shields from District 56 and Dr. Stephen Peters from District 55 held a conference call with Newberry  County School District…

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Christmas celebrations this week prior to Saturday parades

Christmas parades across the county are set for Saturday, Dec. 1, but the Christmas season begins even sooner as Main Street organizations in Clinton and Laurens hold their tree lighting ceremonies and highlight their downtown retail businesses. Main Street Clinton will begin its celebration of “A Family Christmas” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29,, with its…

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Volunteers sought Wednesday morning for LC Soup Kitchen meal

Volunteers with New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church will begin cooking at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday evening, in the Sanders Middle School cafeteria in preparation of the hundreds of meals that will be served Wednesday, and donations and volunteers are being sought for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday morning at Sanders School. In about a month, many…

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Sewer line replacement closes eastbound Fleming Street

Laurens, S.C. – The Laurens Commission of Public Works is replacing a 1,500 foot section of sewer line, forcing the closure of the eastbound lane of Fleming Street, Laurens, from its intersection with 221 until just before the railroad track. The lane will remain closed through most of Wednesday. Engineers have estimated that existing sewer lines in…

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Raider Band looks to state championship Saturday with ‘Ritual’

  On Saturday evening, the LDHS Raider Band will perform its fall production, “Ritual,”  in the state 4A competition in Columbia, and all Raider fans are encouraged to attend.    During this competition season, the Raider Band has continued to do consistently well with the performances, dramatically and musically, said director Andy Entrekin.   “It…

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Votes sought as LCPW’s patriotic tank up for Tank of the Year

Laurens, SC –  The patriotic design and painting on the Laurens Commission of Public Works’ Fleming Street water tank has been nominated for Tank of the Year, and CPW officials are hoping residents will help by voting.       “Voting began Oct. 8 and ends Oct. 19,” said GIS/Mapping Director Kevin Smiley.      …

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Novelist about Southern sororities at Library Tuesday night

     Bestselling author Lisa Patton will be at the Laurens County Library on Tuesday October 2 at 7:00 pm. to talk about her writing, as well as her new book, Rush.       This latest novel was inspired by Lisa’s experiences as a sorority member at the University of Alabama, and born after a chance encounter with one…

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Ledda resigns as Laurens Police Chief

Laurens Police Chief Sonny Ledda submitted his resignation from the Laurens Police Department Monday. Ledda submitted his resignation to Laurens Mayor John Stankus Monday morning. “After much deliberation and prayerful consideration, I have decided to tender my resignation from the Laurens Police Department,” Ledda said in a message to the Laurens County Advertiser. “By many accounts…

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