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Former state senator to deliver annual Black History Month address at PC

Former S.C. Senator Floyd Nicholson of Greenwood will deliver the 2022 Booker T. Ingram Jr. Convocation and Lecture as Presbyterian College kicks off its celebration of Black History Month. Nicholson, a retired educator and longtime public official, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. A native of Greenwood County, Nicholson served as a member…

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Energy, water and rental/mortgage assistance are now available

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), and General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP) are federally-funded programs designed to assist eligible low-income households to meet home heating, cooling, water, sewer and housing needs. Home energy is defined as residential heating and cooling, and to increase energy self-sufficiency; thereby reducing…

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Laurens Electric Cooperative prepared for winter storm

With extreme winter weather such as ice and freezing rain looking increasingly possible for our area, Laurens Electric Cooperative is urging its members to make preparations now in case of widespread and prolonged power outages. Before a storm ever hits, Laurens Electric Cooperative plans how to prevent and correct any resulting outages. However, ice on…

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President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

SNHU Fall 2021 President’s List MANCHESTER, NH (01/12/2022)– It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Fall 2021 President’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President’s List. Full-time status is…

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Attorney Scott Todd Named Partner at Sumner & Todd

Laurens, S.C. native and criminal defense attorney B. Scott Todd was recently named a partner in the law practice of Steve W. Sumner. Moving forward, the firm will be known as Sumner & Todd Attorneys at Law, LLC. Previously, Todd served as the lead DUI prosecutor from 2016 to 2020 in both Spartanburg and Pickens…

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Farmer new leader at United Ministries

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina John Farmer is the new executive director at United Ministries of Clinton. Farmer replaces the retiring Melvin Bailey, who served as executive director for 11 years. “I’m excited to be here and looking forward to helping serve the people of Laurens County,” said Farmer. “I thank Melvin for helping me…

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Sarah Cathcart Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

LEXINGTON, VA (12/13/2021)– Sarah Cathcart, a native of Laurens, was recently initiated into the University of South Carolina – Columbia Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The Society welcomed more than 1,100 new initiates from 41 universities during November 2021. Students initiated into the Society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or…

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Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for Overstock Outlet

December 10, 2021, the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for Overstock Outlet in Clinton, S.C. The Chamber staff was joined by City of Clinton Mayor Bob McLean, City of Clinton representatives and community supporters to welcome the business co-owners Sissy Copeland, Brent Daulton, and Judy Daulton. Overstock Outlet carries…

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Stewart leads initiative for S.C. to host 49th annual Vietnam POW Reunion

Dateline – Columbia, South Carolina The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs (SCDVA) partnered with the chair of the Vietnam POW (Prisoner of War) Reunion Foundation to host a news conference announcing a reunion gala that will bring dozens of former Vietnam POWs from around the nation to the state of South Carolina in June…

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CLNTA Men’s Tennis Team Captures State Title

A group of avid tennis players from Laurens and Greenwood won the USTA 18u 6.5 combo state tennis tournament in Florence, South Carolina, this past weekend. The men defeated teams from Lexington, Florence and Mount Pleasant in Group 2 and then defeated the winner of Group 1 from Greenville in the finals on Monday. The…

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