Santa visits Laurens via city’s ‘Neighborhood Parade’

Laurens, S.C.  Laurens families gathered in front lawns and on street corners Sunday afternoon and for at least a few minutes were able to see Santa pass by, waving from the City of Laurens Trolley, and fire trucks with sirens blaring and city trucks decorated for the holiday. “We saw lots of smiles on little kids’…

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City of Clinton considers hiring rec project manager

Clinton, S.C.  – A letter from a Clinton resident was read to Clinton City Council Monday night, prompting a discussion among council members about the possibility of hiring an overall project manager for the recreation complex being built off of S.C. Hwy. 56 near the edge of the city limits. Due to the rising COVID-19…

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Better weather this Thursday for Christmas on the Square

Laurens SC – In spite of the heavy rain last Friday night, Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn and Santa were on hand to flip the giant switch and light the towering Christmas tree at the entrance to the City of Laurens’ Historic Downtown. But the rest of the Christmas on the Square activities were moved to…

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Deadline this week for Meals on Wheels Christmas gifts

Time is running short, but the Piedmont Agency on Aging is hoping for a few more gifts for its Meals on Wheels Holiday Gift Bag Program, preferably by this Thursday afternoon. “Laurens County has about 125 people who receive Meals on Wheels on a regular basis,” said Tracey Bedenbaugh, chief operating officer with Piedmont Agency…

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Non-profit LC Humane Society offering ‘kitty sale’

The Laurens County Humane Society is hoping that many caring folks put kittens at the top of their Christmas wish lists this year. The non-profit has puppies and dogs available as usual, but the staff has launched a kitten sale in hopes of encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a pet to consider one…

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Christmas on the Square Friday at 6

In spite of the limitations caused by the pandemic, this Friday evening will offer socially distanced activities for children when Christmas comes to Laurens during “Christmas on the Square.” The City of Laurens begins the event with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. The tree was moved from the corner at what is now Back…

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Clinton premiers new musical light show Thursday

The introduction of Clinton’s new musical Christmas light show, “O Lighted Night,” created by a nationally-known designer, will take Clinton’s Christmas decor to an entirely new level starting at 6 p.m. this Thursday and running every half hour each evening through the new year. “John Reynolds is multi-Emmy award winning lighting designer,” said Main Street…

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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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