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PC purchase of Capitol Theatre potential pacesetter

October 27, 2021

Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn believes the partnerships behind Presbyterian College’s purchase of the Capitol Theatre in Laurens could serve in the future as a model for small communities attempting to build their futures while paying homage to their pasts. PC President Matt vandenBerg, Senn and other local leaders announced that PC had purchased the Capitol,…

Recent CHS grad dies after saving grandparents

October 27, 2021

• Family accepting donations, fund at Wells Fargo A recent Clinton High School graduate died Friday at the Augusta Burn Center, three days after he ran into a burning house to save his grandparents from a fire that engulfed their West Pitts Street home in Clinton. Willie “A.J.” Gary, 20, rushed into the two-story home…

Boo at the Park moves indoors

October 26, 2021

Laurens, South Carolina – Due to a 100% chance of rain Thursday evening, Oct. 28, the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department is moving Boo in the Park to the Ridge at Laurens. “We don’t want to take the chance of waiting to the last minute and having to cancel,” said Parks and Recreation…

Complete with kilt, inauguration establishes Dr. Matthew vandenBerg as 19th Top Hose

October 22, 2021

Clinton, South Carolina – Leading up to Friday morning’s inauguration of Dr. Matt vandenBerg as the 19th president of Presbyterian College, he has repeatedly clarified that in his view an inauguration is not about a particular person as president, but rather it’s about the college’s shared past, it’s present and, in the case of PC,…

PC launches Service Entrepreneurship scholarship initiative for high school seniors

October 22, 2021

Clinton, S.C. – Presbyterian College is searching for entrepreneurs – not just those seeking to simply better their future bank accounts, but rather entrepreneurs who want to better the world. On Monday in front of the Peace Center in downtown Greenville, PC President Dr. Matt vandenBerg held a press conference in which he put forth…

Moo-ving on: Governor helps corral cow on I-385

October 20, 2021

Casey McCarty wasn’t completely surprised when a motorist stopped on I-385 to lend him a hand — it’s South Carolina after all, and that’s what folks do. Who it was, well, that was a bit of a shocker. McCarty, who works at Laurens Livestock just off of I-385 at Highway 49 was attempting to corral…

Main Street Laurens launches Fall Farmers Market this weekend, plans for B&B

October 15, 2021

Laurens, South Carolina – Main Street Laurens has a couple of new projects on tap for this fall, and the non-profit is seeking volunteers for help in restoring a lovely cottage into a new bed and breakfast, as well as farmers and crafters with fall produce or handmade crafts for a new Fall Farmers Market…

Latimore, Ledda in top ranks of S.C. Police Chief Association

October 13, 2021

Laurens County, South Carolina – Laurens County now has two law enforcement officials holding top spots in the South Carolina Police Chief Association following this past weekend’s SCPCA annual leadership conference. Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Latimore was installed as the president of the South Carolina Police Chief Association, and Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda was…

Ministers creatively seek discussions outside church walls

October 13, 2021

So, do all dogs go to heaven? Does God really care who wins a football game? Maybe there are no real answers, but those and many more questions remain, and Mike McCracken, pastor at Laurens First Presbyterian Church felt there was need for discussion. And that was the beginning of Taproom Theology, a monthly open…

Newborn dies soon after pregnant mother injured in wreck

October 13, 2021

A Simpsonville woman suffered injuries in a collision near Gray Court early Saturday morning that caused her to lose her unborn child. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the 33-year-old pregnant Simpsonville woman was driving a 2006 Nissan Maxima north on Old Laurens Road around 7:25 a.m. when she crossed the center line and…