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Filing opens this week for municipal mayor, council positions

Laurens County, South Carolina – Anyone considering a run for public office at the municipal level has a week before filing closes for the March 7, 2023, election in a handful of Laurens County cities and towns, according to Lynne West, director of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County. Filing will…

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Laurens council considers ways to increase census counts

During last week’s regular August meeting of Laurens City Council, council members were challenged by Carolyn Calwise, a regional Census 2020 official, to treat the census as if they were campaigning for their seats on council. “Do what you did when you wanted to get elected,” Calwise said during her telephone call presentation to council.…

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Absentee voting ends 5 p.m. today for open Laurens council seat

Laurens, South Carolina – Absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. today, Monday, June 29, for tomorrow’s special election of the  City of Laurens’ District 3 council seat left open after council member Johnny Kelly passed away on April 15.    “That election will be held Tuesday, June 30, at The Ridge in Laurens,” said Lynne…

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Clinton DPS director Morse said to be relieved of post by Friday

By John Clayton and Judith Brown, Advertiser Staff Clinton, S.C. – In spite of Clinton City Manager Bill Ed Cannon’s statement last month that “nobody’s going to lose a  job,” Robin Morse’s tenure as Clinton’s Director of Public Safety was to end this week after five years, according to multiple sources.    Morse had no comment on…

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Specific tourism funds give Clinton unexpected visitor center

Clinton City Council approved recommendations by the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee to grant three requests that will help promote tourism in the City of Clinton. Although the city each year benefits from accommodations and hospitality tax funds for use in the city’s general fund, a portion of the funds had been held by TERC, the…

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