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SCDNR courtesy boat inspection at Lake Greenwood set for July 4th

Officers will perform quick but thorough safety inspections at boat landings across the state July 2, July 3 and July 4 In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during the Independence Day holiday, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will once again be conducting courtesy boat inspections at…

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Connect Lake Greenwood hosts Lights On The Lake this Saturday

Lake Greenwood, South Carolina Once again Connect Lake Greenwood, the host organization of Lights on the Lake, is expecting over 10,000 people to join in the most anticipated Independence Day celebration of the summer, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm. People come from throughout the Upstate and the counties bordering Lake Greenwood by…

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PC offers $60 million in scholarships to Palmetto Girls State participants

Presbyterian College’s kilt-clad president made a stunning and generous offer Tuesday to each of the 600 Palmetto Girls State delegates. Come to PC and receive a $ 25,000-a-year scholarship. President Dr. Matthew vandenBerg told the group that PC is making a four-year, $60 million commitment to the rising seniors in Palmetto Girls State, the largest…

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Upstate Man Plays the Lottery in Laurens and Wins $200,000

COLUMBIA, SC (June 16, 2022) – An Upstate man was glad he was lying down when he scratched a lottery ticket and won $200,000. “I just laid there,” he told South Carolina Education Lottery officials when he saw a six-figure payday was his. He was overcome by the win and thoughts of how he almost…

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A2 Exterminators Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, June 8, in the City of Laurens for A2 Exterminators. Chamber President/CEO Amanda Munyan and City of Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn expressed their excitement for the success and growth of this business. Co-owners Brian Steele, Jason Adams and Conner Mason…

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President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

Samford University Spring 2022 Semester Dean’s List BIRMINGHAM, AL (06/09/2022)– Samford University recognizes 1,720 students named to the 2022 spring semester Dean’s List. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. The…

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Recent Graduates

Brent Graduates from South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Hartsville, SC ─ The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that a Laurens County student graduated from its advanced, residential STEM program on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Deloach Center at Coker University in Hartsville, SC. John…

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Thornwell Achieves National Accreditation

Honored for its Care, Family, and Academic Service Programs Clinton, SC – June 2, 2022 – Thornwell, a non-profit organization committed to serving children and families in need across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best…

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Six Receive Bailey Foundation Endowed Scholarship at PTC

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently held a Scholarship Luncheon to recognize student recipients of dozens of PTC Foundation scholarships for 2022. This year’s winners of the Bailey Foundation Endowed Scholarship ― established in 1982 and available to students residing in Laurens County ― are Brandie Bishop, John Goforth, Latitia Jones, Colton Post, Christina Sumeral and…

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