LCSD 55 to stay in ‘Hybrid Phase’ next week

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 Laurens, South Carolina – In a press release sent Monday afternoon, Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD 55) announced it will remain in a Yellow “Hybrid” phase of operations for the week of September 28. “We are concerned that the percent positive rate has gone back up but pleased to see our…

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United Way offers school supplies Sept. 3

One of the many events that the COVID-19 pandemic has thwarted is the county-wide annual school supply drive, which provided hundreds of school supply items donated in August for students in District 55 and District 56. “Usually we would collect supplies and fill up buses at Walmart with volunteers from both school districts, and then…

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Chase ends in wrecked car, suspects apprehended

On Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, law officers from several agencies were involved in a pursuit and/or apprehension of three suspects after the car they were traveling in wrecked at the Family Dollar, located at the intersection of Farley Avenue and South Harper St. The Laurens County Sheriff Office was assisted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol…

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Laurens council considers ways to increase census counts

During last week’s regular August meeting of Laurens City Council, council members were challenged by Carolyn Calwise, a regional Census 2020 official, to treat the census as if they were campaigning for their seats on council. “Do what you did when you wanted to get elected,” Calwise said during her telephone call presentation to council.…

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Burglary, arson suspect caught, faces more charges

A suspect sought last week by the Laurens County Sheriff Office has been captured and is in custody, according to the Laurens County Sheriff Office. The LCSO had requested assistance of the public in locating Jeffrey Bigham of Fountain Inn, who was wanted on charges of burglary, grand larceny and arson.  On Tuesday, Aug. 18,…

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Clinton opts to cancel third annual Scots and Brats

Citing concerns about the continuing cases of COVID-19, and with no end in  sight for CDC and DHEC guidelines to help prevent the virus, Clinton City Council on Monday night learned that city staff had decided to cancel the upcoming fall festival, Scots and Brats. “We have been following federal and state guidelines and city staff have…

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