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Laurens FFA Places First In SC FFA Tractor Operations and Safety Event

(Columbia, SC) – Members of the Laurens FFA Chapter traveled to Columbia, S.C., on October 19 to compete in the state Tractor Operations and Safety Career Development Event. Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in school-based agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. During this event, students demonstrated…

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Half-staff Flag Observance

The President of the United States has issued a proclamation to display the flag of the United States at half-staff until sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021, in honor of the life and legacy of General Colin Powell. Accordingly, the Governor has directed that flags atop the State Capitol be flown at half-staff until sunset,…

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Local cadets receive The Citadel Class of 2022 ring

CHARLESTON, SC (10/13/2021)– More than 550 cadets, active duty and veteran students now proudly wear The Citadel class ring. The Class of 2022 marched across Summerall Field, directly into Summerall Chapel, where the rings were presented on Friday, Oct. 1. Local cadets who received their rings include Parker Ward of Fountain Inn, S.C.,  Zachary Bishop…

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Laurens native serves as a member of U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

Dateline – Kings Bay, Georgia By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach A Laurens, South Carolina, native is stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, homeport to all East Coast ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines Chief Petty Officer James Eppley, a 2001 Laurens District 55 High School graduate, joined the Navy over 19 years ago.…

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President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

Emery Burton Named to Dean’s List at Biola University LA MIRADA, CA (10/15/2021)– – Emery Burton was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence. Burton, a Business Administration major, from Fountain Inn, S.C., was one of more than 1,800 students who were named to the dean’s list in spring 2021. Biola students are…

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Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for Southern Trade Outfitters

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for Southern Trade Outfitters, LLC, 124 South Public Square in Laurens, on Friday, October 1, 2021. This much-anticipated business is the “partner store” of Southern Twist, also located in Downtown Laurens. Southern Trade Outfitters carries name brand men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, hunting…

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Darden named National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Dr. Martha Brothers, principal of Clinton High School, announced that Peregrin Isaac Darden has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC ®), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal…

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Patterson promoted to executive director of strategic initiatives at Presbyterian College

A Laurens County native and long-serving leader at Presbyterian College has been promoted to serve as the school’s executive director of strategic initiatives. Leni Neal Patterson, a 1983 graduate of PC, will help facilitate strategic planning processes and serve as project manager for specific initiatives critical to meeting the College’s strategic plans. In addition to…

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Thornwell celebrates grand opening of LushAcres Farm with Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Clinton, SC – September 15th, 2021 –Thornwell, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and families in need across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, celebrates the grand opening of LushAcres Farm with the inaugural Fall Festival and Corn Maze beginning September 25th through November 6th. The festival will run Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until…

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Myrick Receives PTC’s Laurens County Academic Award

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students were honored for academic achievement as County Award Winners. Ashton Myrick, who received an associate in applied science, major in diversified agriculture, was the honoree from Laurens.

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