City of Clinton SC

Walsh takes Ward 6 race, incumbents hold in two Clinton seats

Nine candidates were vying for three different seats in the City of Clinton municipal election and once the votes were tallied, incumbents held their seats in two races but Ward 6 incumbent Jimmy Young lost to challenger Megan Walsh. Mayor Bob McLean easily held on to his seat despite a fairly strong showing by supporters…

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Candidate forums, meet-and-greets tonight in Laurens, Clinton

With the county’s municipal elections a week away, residents have opportunities tonight to meet with and hear candidates at two two different events in Laurens and Clinton tonight, Monday, Feb. 25, and both are free for the public. Coffee Roost, Laurens Mayoral Meet & Greet The Coffee Roost is holding a Mayor’s Race Meet & Greet…

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Friday evening storm damage reported across county

Story updated: 9:45 p.m. Laurens County SC – Friday evening’s storm came through much of Laurens County quickly, taking down trees and power lines throughout the county. Trees were down on Laurens’ East Main Street,and City of Laurens crews were clearing trees downtown in the historic downtown areas. Trees were down and power outages were reported in outlying areas…

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Clinton reroutes traffic after Wednesday a.m. SCDOT incident

The City of Clinton is having to reroute traffic this morning after a piece of  SC Department of Transportation equipment used for paving turned over at the corner of West Main and Elizabeth Streets. City of Clinton has crews from Department of Public Safety and Department of Public Works on hand to assist the SCDOT in…

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Record-high bills likely result from record-low temps

Temperatures warmed up on Tuesday afternoon, but the ponds were still frozen on Monday when Duke Energy Carolinas announced its customers had set an all-time peak record for energy usage during the long stretch of extremely cold weather. It’s notable that Duke and all the other energy providers in Laurens County were able to prevent…

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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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