City of Clinton SC

Clinton City Manager Bill Cannon retires “effective immediately,” Higgs named as Interim

Monday, Feb. 8 Clinton, South Carolina – With the news that Clinton City Manager Bill Ed Cannon “has retired effective immediately,” Clinton City Council on Monday night voted to name Assistant City Manager as Interim City Manager. The announcement came tonight Monday, Feb. 8, after council returned to open session after a short executive session,…

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Uncertainties linger for county’s BI-LO stores in new year

Buyers are still being sought for the county’s two BI-LO stores, which are among the last dozen or so Southeastern Grocers’ BI-LO stores which remain unsold following the first and second rounds of divestitures earlier this year.  In June, 2020, it was announced that the Jacksonville, Florida-based, Southeastern Grocers was selling all its 63 BI-LO and Harveys…

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Clinton premiers new musical light show Thursday

The introduction of Clinton’s new musical Christmas light show, “O Lighted Night,” created by a nationally-known designer, will take Clinton’s Christmas decor to an entirely new level starting at 6 p.m. this Thursday and running every half hour each evening through the new year. “John Reynolds is multi-Emmy award winning lighting designer,” said Main Street…

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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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Clinton opts to cancel third annual Scots and Brats

Citing concerns about the continuing cases of COVID-19, and with no end in  sight for CDC and DHEC guidelines to help prevent the virus, Clinton City Council on Monday night learned that city staff had decided to cancel the upcoming fall festival, Scots and Brats. “We have been following federal and state guidelines and city staff have…

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