Filing opens December 7 for March municipal elections

Municipal elections set for March 2 may seem like a long time off, but with filing opening in early December, those considering a run in local town and city elections have a couple of weeks to begin making their plans. Filing opens on Monday, Dec. 7, for all the open seats, all of which are non-partisan,…

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Public welcome to Back Street Park dedication Friday a.m.

  Nov. 5, 2020 Laurens, S.C.  – The City of Laurens’ new Back Street Park will be officially open for the public this Friday, Nov. 6, during an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony. The park is at the corner of East Main Street and Highway 221 at the entrance of Historic Downtown Laurens. The park was first put into…

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Mini festival, music offered in downtown Laurens

With weather this weekend expected to be warm and sunny, Main Street Laurens is offering the upcoming Fall Family Days mini-festival as a way to bring people back to Laurens’ Historic Public Square for some live music and good food. “The weather sounds like it’s going to be perfect for getting outside,” said Main Street Laurens…

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Upgrades are coming to city, county parks

Children of Laurens County, and adults who are young at heart, will have splash pads to play in to cool off now that the Capital Project Sales Tax passed in this week’s election. The three splash pads will go into parks within the City of Laurens, Joanna and Ware Shoals as part of a large scale upgrade to…

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Laurens City Council approves property sale for 130 homes

With a unanimous vote, Laurens City Council on Tuesday night took the first step to approve the sale of city property which may soon become a housing development for at least 130 homes. The property is a 66-acre tract behind The Ridge at Laurens that will eventually have entrances both on Exchange Drive and Fleming Street…

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