LCDC pledges to help displaced CB&I workers after closure

September 20, 2017

Laurens County Development Corporation Director Jonathan Coleman said Tuesday that the LCDC will be working with local Chicago Bridge & Iron workers to find new jobs with local firms and industry. CB&I, which purchased the former BF Shaw plant in 2015, announced the closure of the local facility this past week, eventually putting some 250…

Infant’s body found in Fountain Inn apartment

September 18, 2017

UPDATE, SEPT. 20, 2017 An initial autopsy completed Wednesday was unable to confirm the cause of death of an infant found two days earlier in a Fountain Inn apartment complex. Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols said the autopsy did determine the infant had been dead for almost a year. The gender, age and ethnicity of…

Good weather this weekend for open events

September 15, 2017

Weekend Events all Open to the Public Saturday, Sep. 16 * 8 a.m. Run like a Mann 5K and 1-mile, 1337 Medical Ridge Road, Clinton * 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Beautify Laurens County / Clean where you live, Chamber 864-833-2716 * 9 a.m. Angels Network / Grief support for parents, Chosen Generation, 21282 US 76,…

Fighting addiction: FAVOR meetings begin Thursday

September 13, 2017

Laurens County, SC – FAVOR-Laurens County, a new subgroup of FAVOR-Greenville, will assist Laurens County families who are trying to help loved ones fighting addictions. FAVOR stands for Faces and Voices of Recovery, and its first Family Support meeting of the new group will be this Thursday evening, Sept. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.…

With power on, Laurens CPW sends workers aid Florida

September 13, 2017

With power restored in Laurens by the Laurens County Commission of Public Works, the CPW will now send workers to help parts of Florida hit hard by Hurricane Irma. CPW sent four linemen and four ground men to Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday morning to help restore power in that area. The workers were told to pack enough clothes…

Volunteer opportunities Saturday at county cleanup

September 13, 2017

Laurens County, SC – The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce has set this Saturday, Sept. 16,  as the quarterly Beautify Laurens County Clean Up morning, and the chamber office has asked for all volunteers who can participate. “We’d like them to call and let us know where they are going so we can get the…

Irma’s winds sweep through Laurens County

September 13, 2017

Remnants of Hurricane Irma swept through Laurens County Monday night, leaving behind a trail of downed trees, broken limbs and power outages in its wake. The massive and powerful storm, which devastated the Caribbean before battering Florida and heading northwesterly toward Georgia and Alabama, scraped the Upstate with winds and rain Monday that lasted into…

Memorial service set for former LDHS football player

September 13, 2017

A memorial service for a former Laurens District High School football player and 2016 graduate is killed this past week in a car accident is planned for 4 p.m. Thursday at LDHS. Craig Maurice Taylor, 20, of Gray Court, was killed Friday just before 9 p.m. when the vehicle he was driving crossed the center…

Laurens family of 3 killed in York Co. crash

September 13, 2017

Three members of a Laurens family died in a car accident that claimed the lives of four people Saturday night in McConnells in York County. Jim Daniels, 60, wife Patchell Williams Daniels, 39 and their 5-year-old son, Michaiah Daniels were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, a…

McMaster declares state of emergency for S.C.

September 8, 2017

At noon Wednesday, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina and urged residents to begin preparing for a hit from Hurricane Irma. “This is a precaution – this is not an order of evacuation,” McMaster said in a press conference. “This declaration officially allows emergency management officials to begin execution…