City assists restaurants, encourages compliance to prevent illness

The City of Clinton is offering curbside service signage to help participating restaurants remain open during the current COVID-19 quarantine period. The announcement was part of a press conference held Thursday morning by Clinton Mayor Bob McLean and department heads and offered Clinton residents an update about the city’s actions regarding COVID-19. In order to help…

Big South cancels remainder of spring schedules

The Big South Conference announced on Wednesday evening that it is canceling all regular-season competition, conference championships and athletics activities that are required or that include coach involvement, through the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The decision was made by the league’s Council of Chief Executive…

PC makes changes to spring calendar

Presbyterian College announced on Wednesday changes to its schedule and operations in response the COVID-19 pandemic. • Spring Break for the campus of the College of Arts and Sciences has been extended through Sunday, March 22. • No classes for undergraduate students will be held on campus from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20. •…

City of Clinton offers curbside services, encourages compliance to prevent illness

The City of Clinton is offering curbside service signage to help participating restaurants remain open during the current COVID-19 quarantine period. The announcement was part of a press conference held Thursday morning by Clinton Mayor Bob McLean and department heads and offered Clinton residents an update about the city’s actions regarding COVID-19. In order to help…

City of Laurens declares ‘State of Emergency’

By Judith Brown, Staff writer Laurens, South Carolina – After meetings this week with the Laurens County Emergency Management team and city staff, City of Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn declared a state of emergency in the city of Laurens due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Senn also announced that Main Street Laurens and city-sponsored events will…

All county offices closed on state orders

All Laurens County offices are being closed to the public, according to a statement released by county officials late Tuesday. The closures come on the heels of an executive order by Gov. Henry McMaster prohibiting gatherings of 50 or more people. A called meeting of county council to discuss the county’s response to COVID-19 was…

College, prep spring sports seasons suspended

First, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster shut down public schools in the state through the rest of March, and then the South Carolina High School League shut down the spring sports seasons at least through April 5. The closures were made due to threat of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The Center for Disease Control is…

School closures to “slow the spread” of COVID-19

Laurens County, South Carolina – Schools across Laurens County will be closed at least until March 31 after a Sunday afternoon press conference in Columbia. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all public schools and colleges in the state would close as a way “to slow the spread” of the COVID-19 virus. “Effective immediately I…

Big South cancels women’s tourney, SCHSL weighs options

The Big South Conference announced Thursday that it will cancel the remainder of its women’s championship basketball tournament due to the spread of the coronavirus and is considering whether to continue spring sports seasons at the present time. “Given concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly escalating developments nationally, the…

Shopping, Luck o’ the Irish this week for Finally Friday

For many years, Main Street Laurens’ Finally Friday has been known as a summer concert and event series, but starting this weekend it’s providing opportunities to enjoy shopping, some concerts or other special events. “Due to input from the community, Main Street Laurens is moving most of the Finally Friday events to the second Friday…