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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Clinton City Manager Bill Cannon retires “effective immediately,” Higgs named as Interim

Monday, Feb. 8 Clinton, South Carolina – With the news that Clinton City Manager Bill Ed Cannon “has retired effective immediately,” Clinton City Council on Monday night voted to name Assistant City Manager as Interim City Manager. The announcement came tonight Monday, Feb. 8, after council returned to open session after a short executive session,…

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First speaker tonight in virtual African American History Series by Laurens County Museum Association

Monday, Feb. 8  Laurens, S.C. – Laurens County Museum is holding a virtual African American History Lecture series each of the first three weeks in February, and the first event begins tonight featuring  Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina. Donaldson will speak on “Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement.”…

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