DHEC adds support for COVID-19 phone info lines

January 29, 2021

COLUMBIA — In response to overwhelming call volume to the Care Line, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has added a new phone information line to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to help support people searching for vaccine provider information. COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line: 1-866-365-8110   The new vaccine information line launches…

Ridge at Laurens set as new vaccination site in Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital partnership

January 28, 2021

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 Laurens, South Carolina –  Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital will partner with Laurens County, the City of Laurens and Presbyterian College to open a new vaccination site in Laurens County, beginning Monday, Feb. 1. The site, based at The Ridge at Laurens, will run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. The…

Upstate K-9s, handlers gather in Laurens for training

January 28, 2021

See full story in the Wednesday  Jan. 27 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser Laurens, South Carolina – As part of a large-scale training program, K-9 officers and their handlers from five different Upstate police departments spent Monday and Tuesday searching through office space, storage areas and the property outside the former Todd Distributor building.…

Who Am I? – ‘Regular people’ saving lives through mask challenge

January 27, 2021

Clinton, S.C. – Clinton native William Lucas (Bill) Walker created “The Who Am I? Mask Challenge” last summer because he wanted to do something to make a positive difference and help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. He never dreamed that within six months the virus would take his mother’s life. Walker, an Emmy…

Presbyterian hosts Jan. 27 MLK Virtual Convocation, community welcome

January 26, 2021

Clinton, South Carolina – Clinton residents are invited to join the college’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Convocation. Set for Wednesday, Jan. 27, the 6:30 p.m. will be available via Zoom. Entitled “Post 2020: Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community,” it features guest panelists Dr. Adolphus Belk, professor of political science…

Local NAACP presents first virtual Freedom Fund program

January 26, 2021

Laurens County, South Carolina – When a large group of white liberals and seven African Americans met in the wake of a string of deadly race riots in Springfield, Illinois, the result was the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was 1908 and the anti-black riots, including lynchings, had…

Essay contest winners get radio spot to celebrate MLK

January 26, 2021

Laurens, South Carolina – Four children who participated in the annual Sanders High Alumni Association MLK Celebration Essay Contest became Saturday morning radio stars on Real Talk Radio WLBG during MLK weekend. “With the pandemic we had to cancel all our usual activities,” said Sanders alumni member Elma Morrison, “but we had several children participate…

MLK service taking athletes beyond lacrosse

January 22, 2021

Clinton, South Carolina  – While the majority of the Presbyterian College student body won’t arrive back on campus until this Friday, Jan. 22, the women of the PC lacrosse team returned last week and spent their Martin Luther King Day on Monday raking leaves into large tarps at a rural Presbyterian church near Clinton. “The…

Taylor opens realty office

January 21, 2021

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Adam Taylor Jr. has opened a Keller Williams One realty office in Laurens. This is an expansion office of Keller Williams Greenville Central, said Taylor. “I saw a need and opportunity to open a real estate brokerage that combines top-of-the-line marketing and technology with a local brick and mortar location…

Melissa Patton joins new Laurens real estate firm

January 21, 2021

Realtor Melissa Patton has joined the new Downtown Laurens Real Estate Firm, Keller Williams One. The office is located inside the renovated Midtown Building at 124 E. Public Square in Laurens. Licensed in 1996, Mrs. Patton brings to her clients broad experience with marketing and negotiations as well as a Bachelors Degree in Advertising. Mrs.…