Area News

Lake Greenwood drowning victim found by dive teams

The body of a man who drowned in Lake Greenwood over the weekend was recovered Tuesday by recovery teams after a three-day search effort. Divers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Abbeville Dive Team continued a third full day of recovery efforts Tuesday, combing the area between the Grand Harbor community…

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County condemns mausoleum at Forest Lawn

Laurens, S.C.  – After months working to get the owner of Forest Lawn Mausoleum to make badly needed repairs, Chuck Bobo, the director of Building Codes for Laurens County, placed a condemned notice  on the structure today, Tuesday, July 27. “We have been working with South Carolina Labor, Licensing and Regulations Agency and have written…

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Walk-ins available for COVID-19 testing, vaccines this week at Laurens County Health Department

DHEC is providing regular updates for COVID-19 vaccine clinics and testing opportunities in the Upstate Region and hours include daytime and on Tuesday, early evening hours. (see below) For the most current vaccine clinic information:  scdhec.gov/vaxlocator.  For the most current testing site information: scdhec.gov/findatest. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson &…

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DHEC reports June COVID-19 cases, deaths, primarily in unvaccinated

An analysis  by DHEC revealed the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the first two weeks of June were among residents who were not fully vaccinated. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) discovered similar results when looking at provisional data for the entire month. From June 1-30:  5,344 cases…

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Saturday morning’s family Quidditch Field Day at Laurens City Park

Laurens, S.C. – Broomsticks will be the mode of transportation tomorrow when the Laurens County Library holds an outdoor Quidditch Field Day tournament at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, in the Laurens City Recreation Park at 500 Brownlee Avenue. While there will be teams running on provided broomsticks, Hogworts craft booths will also be…

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Alleged cockfighting operation busted by LCSO

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five people on drug, theft and animal cruelty charges, and investigators believe they were at least two of them were involved in a cockfighting operation on Hope Road in Gray Court. In all, the Laurens County Animal Control seized more than 400 animals, including 12 horses, 30 dogs,…

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Clark wins County Council District 3 Democratic Primary

For the first time in over 30 years, Laurens County District 3 will not be represented by someone with the last name McDaniel on county council. Shirley Clark won Tuesday’s Democratic Primary special election, handily defeating Lee McDaniel and William Kilgore, Jr. Clark will now face Republican Scott Tollison in the Sept. 21 special election.…

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Potential wastewater facility raises concerns in Clinton

From the Wednesday, July 14 issue of The Advertiser Clinton, S.C. – Clinton residents in the area just north of the city limits are concerned about a company, H20 Blue, LLC,  which is seeking approval from DHEC for the construction of a “hauled waste receiving and evaporating facility” on Highway 56 N, according to an…

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