Filing opens December 7 for March municipal elections

November 23, 2020

Municipal elections set for March 2 may seem like a long time off, but with filing opening in early December, those considering a run in local town and city elections have a couple of weeks to begin making their plans. Filing opens on Monday, Dec. 7, for all the open seats, all of which are non-partisan,…

Highways turn deadly in county over weekend

November 18, 2020

The past weekend turned deadly beginning Thursday night on Laurens County highways. Six of the eight traffic fatalities that occurred in South Carolina over the weekend happened in the county. A two-car crash on I-385 in the early hours of Sunday morning claimed five lives, and the driver of a stalled vehicle on South Carolina…

CHS, Clinton Middle back to e-learning due to quarantines

November 18, 2020

Laurens County School District 56 announced Friday that in-classroom students at Clinton Middle School and Clinton High School are returning to e-learning through the Thanksgiving break due to a higher number of COVID-19 related quarantines as pandemic numbers across the state and country have spiked over the past couple of weeks. Classrooms are set to…

District 56, Martha Dendy association, obtain city property in Tuesday meeting

November 15, 2020

Clinton, South Carolina – Laurens County School District 56 and the Martha Dendy Community Center organization now are the owners of new property after Clinton City Council held a called meeting Tuesday morning, Nov. 10. Council voted to distribute several parcels of property, including a 24-acre tract to Laurens County School District 56 for more…

Laurens County Museum plans ‘First Look’ this Sunday free for public

November 13, 2020

With the elevator installed, the kitchen upstairs completed and some of the work downstairs well underway, the Laurens County Museum Board of Directors has scheduled a “First Look” at the Laurens County Museum’s Witherspoon Building in the Historic Downtown Square in Laurens from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. The public is invited…

Voters, challenges were numerous during election

November 11, 2020

The results from the Nov. 3 General Election in South Carolina and Laurens County became official Monday when the state Election Commission certified the results even as nationally results of the presidential election continued to be contested by President Donald Trump, who was defeated by President-elect Joe Biden. Lynne West, director of the Laurens County…

Chief: Social media posts concerning, not dangerous

November 11, 2020

Unseemly posts on social media after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the victor in last week’s presidential election did not rise to the threshold of criminality, said Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Lattimore. Lattimore said the LPD received complaints about the posts from concerned residents. Afterward, the LPD posted on its own Facebook page, acknowledging the…

Public welcome to Back Street Park dedication Friday a.m.

November 5, 2020

  Nov. 5, 2020 Laurens, S.C.  – The City of Laurens’ new Back Street Park will be officially open for the public this Friday, Nov. 6, during an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony. The park is at the corner of East Main Street and Highway 221 at the entrance of Historic Downtown Laurens. The park was first put into…

Mini festival, music offered in downtown Laurens

November 5, 2020

With weather this weekend expected to be warm and sunny, Main Street Laurens is offering the upcoming Fall Family Days mini-festival as a way to bring people back to Laurens’ Historic Public Square for some live music and good food. “The weather sounds like it’s going to be perfect for getting outside,” said Main Street Laurens…

LDHS football season ends due to positive COVID-19 test

November 5, 2020

The Laurens District High School football season came to an abrupt end Thursday as District 55 officials announced that a person in the program tested positive for COVID-19. According to a release from District 55, the person within the program tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday and was asymptomatic until the day of the test. District…