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CHS tennis advances with Powdersville victory

The Clinton girls tennis team advanced to the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs with a 7-0 win over Region 2-3A champion Powdersville Tuesday in Powdersville. The Red Devils are to play Daniel at 5 p.m. Thursday in the second round. The Lions defeated Mid-Carolina 6-0 Tuesday to advance to the second round. Daniel’s…

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CPST: Ag center would impact local economy

(Editor’s Note: The Laurens County Advertiser is taking a look at each of the 16 projects proposed to be funded by the Capital Project Sales Tax (CPST) in Laurens County. The 1-cent sales tax will be put to a referendum in the Nov. 3 General Election. The projects looked at today are a proposed agricultural…

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Laurens City Council approves property sale for 130 homes

With a unanimous vote, Laurens City Council on Tuesday night took the first step to approve the sale of city property which may soon become a housing development for at least 130 homes. The property is a 66-acre tract behind The Ridge at Laurens that will eventually have entrances both on Exchange Drive and Fleming Street…

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I-26 wreck claims life of Newberry woman

A Newberry woman killed in a Sunday night car crash on I-26 near Clinton has been identified by the Laurens County Coroner’s Office. Ashley Marie Horne, 27, died of blunt-force trauma after the pickup truck she was driving westbound on I-26 near Exit 56 struck the median and overturned, flipping into the eastbound lanes. Horne…

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Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride set for today, Oct. 18

At noon today, Sunday, Oct. 18, check-in begins for the Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride at Destination Power-Sports, 23165 US-76, Clinton, SC. The event includes food, refreshments, raffles, vendors, auction, commemorative T- shirts and more, and the cost to ride is $20 per bike. Bikes depart at 2 p.m. The fundraising ride was postponed earlier…

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COVID-19 cases force Hillcrest closure to public

Several confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff members have forced changes in operations at Laurens County government offices at the Hillcrest Judicial Complex and Administration Building. The decision was made Wednesday night to suspend public access to the administration building beginning Thursday (Oct. 15) until further notice. The following offices will provide services under these…

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Updated Laurens County Airport terminal planned with CPST funds

Oct. 14, 2020 Laurens, SC – The Laurens County Airport Commission is hoping funds from the Capital Project Sales Tax will help with crucial upgrades and provide a much more welcoming entrance for the many industrial leaders and others who fly into Laurens County. The Capital Project Sales Tax proposal set forth by the Laurens…

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E-911 radios needed for responders, safety

(This story is part of a series of articles breaking down each of the projects to be voted on by referendum during the Nov. 3 General Election. If approved, a 1-cent Capital Project Sales Tax (CPST) would fund nearly $35 million in capital projects in Laurens County over the next eight years.) Emergency services leaders…

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COVID-19 outbreak forces PC from classrooms

Presbyterian College has shut down in-person instruction for at least two weeks and has reported a total of 56 active cases of COVID-19 over the past week. On Sunday, Oct. 4, PC had no active cases and one active case on Monday, Oct. 5, a number that has grown to 56 in a week with…

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