City of Clinton SC

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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With final approval from state, ROTR is on for next weekend

The City of Clinton and Main Street Clinton will present the Rhythm on the Rails festival next weekend, June 19-20, exactly a month after the annual festival had origi- nally been planned. “We got a letter Monday from the South Carolina Department of Commerce giving permission to hold the festival and explaining it’s up to…

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Clinton postpones ROTR, plans for June festival

Clinton, South Carolina – The City of Clinton announced Wednesday evening it will postpone Rhythm on the Rails from the scheduled dates of May 15 and 16 to its new dates of Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20. After consulting with state health officials about guidelines on social distancing and mass gatherings, the decision…

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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…

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Cities hope for major reform to Business License Reform Bill

Story updated at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020 Laurens, S.C. – Officials from the cities of Laurens and Clinton will be heading to Columbia on Tuesday for the Hometown Legislative Action Day, hoping to convince legislators to vote against House Bill H4431, a business license reform bill which could drastically cut revenue for already cash-strapped smaller cities.…

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