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At Rootimentary, chef plans great food, a place for community

Laurens, S.C. – Large wrapped canvasses of famous art were on the tables awaiting hanging on the restaurant wall and contractors were still finishing last minute details last week, while Rootimentary owner Caleb Satterfield was engaged in his recent all-too-frequent activities – talking on the phone or trying to get off the phone. But the…

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No-kill, non-profit, LC Humane Society working to keep doors open

Clinton, S.C.  – The Laurens County Humane Society, the county’s no-kill adoption center for dogs and cats, has found itself in a state of emergency of sorts, and co- directors Brooke Spatta and Jill Mechling warned staff this past weekend that the non-prof it’s days could be numbered if it can’t get the county and…

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SLED investigating teen gunshot death in county

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the shooting death of a teenager Friday morning in Enoree. According to the Laurens County Coroner’s Office, deputies and EMS workers responded around 5:30 a.m. Friday to a residence in Enoree, which borders Laurens and Spartanburg counties, for a gunshot wound. There, they found a 14-year-old male…

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PC professor, student Swift-ly solve ticket dilemma

Sometimes it takes a village – or at least an understanding professor – to get tickets for a Taylor Swift concert. An interaction between a Presbyterian College professor and one of his students went viral on Twitter and received national news coverage this past week as tickets went on sale for pop star Taylor Swift’s…

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Ford student recovering after being hit by car

A Ford Elementary School student is back at home and recovering after being struck by a car while walking to school Friday morning. The child, a 7-year-old boy, was airlifted to Prisma Greenville Memorial Hospital with what was termed as non life-threatening injuries. An update from District 55 officials Tuesday afternoon said the student was…

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Rosemont and partner agencies celebrate plans for trail system

Waterloo, South Carolina – Community leaders from the Laurens County Trails Association, the Rosemont Preservation Society and the LC Revolutionary War 250th Committee came together Monday morning in Waterloo to celebrate a groundbreaking for a parking area and a trail which will lead to the homeplace of the woman who saved Mount Vernon. Grant funds…

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War Stories: Clinton honors city’s veterans

Clinton, South Carolina – Charles Nally was a young Army soldier in West Germany when he faced his most dangerous day of service completely by mistake. The Clinton resident, now 88, was out with fellow soldiers in the early 1950s on a border patrol when a commander sent sharp orders to return. “We’d gone into…

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Churches seek volunteers, donations for Thanksgiving meals

Two churches are working to provide food for those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday, and anyone can get in touch to donate or volunteer their time. Broad Street United Methodist in Clinton plans to deliver 500 meals this Thanksgiving to those across the Clinton community and the church is seeking volunteers anytime between 9…

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Laurens County; One Pet Exposed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a raccoon found near Crape Myrtle Road and Greenwood Road in Laurens, S.C., has tested positive for rabies. No people are known to have been exposed at this time. One dog was exposed and will be quarantined as required in…

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Clinton resident killed in single-car crash

An 80-year-old Clinton resident died Sunday afternoon in a single-car accident on Old Milton Road. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Old Milton Road near Keller Drive, about two miles south of Clinton. South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway said the victim was traveling west on Old Milton Road in a 2008 Nissan…

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