City of Clinton SC

Rezoning sets high density development on track in Clinton

May, 17, 2021 Clinton, S.C. – Clinton City Council saw plans from three developers earlier this month during the regular May meeting, and while council still did not take a vote on which developer could purchase a tract on Highway 72, council members gave initial approval on rezoning property not far from Eastside School from industrial…

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Afternoon shooting in Oak Street Park, Clinton

March 10, 2021 Clinton , S.C. – On Wednesday, March 10, approximately 3:30 p.m., the Clinton Police Department responded to Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital in reference to an individual who had arrived with severe injuries from a gunshot wound.  Investigators quickly determined that the incident/ crime scene was located at Oak Street Park in…

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Incumbents roll in city elections

In Tuesday’s municipal elections, outlying towns in the county had several uncontested races, while campaigning had been strong for council seats within the cities of Laurens and Clinton, but incumbents held on in every race. All vote totals were unofficial until they certified Thursday by the board of elections, said Laurens County Voter Registration director…

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Some precincts adjusted for March 2 municipal elections

The last day for absentee voting in the March 2 Municipal Elections is Monday, March 1, and the office of Voter Registration and Elections will be open through 5 p.m. for that purpose. Several council seats are up for grabs, and particularly in Clinton and Laurens incumbents face opposition. Several precincts have been adjusted, but most…

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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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