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Boo at the Park moves indoors

Laurens, South Carolina – Due to a 100% chance of rain Thursday evening, Oct. 28, the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department is moving Boo in the Park to the Ridge at Laurens. “We don’t want to take the chance of waiting to the last minute and having to cancel,” said Parks and Recreation…

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Latimore, Ledda in top ranks of S.C. Police Chief Association

Laurens County, South Carolina – Laurens County now has two law enforcement officials holding top spots in the South Carolina Police Chief Association following this past weekend’s SCPCA annual leadership conference. Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Latimore was installed as the president of the South Carolina Police Chief Association, and Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda was…

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Laurens’ City Administrator Coleman announces retirement

LAURENS, S.C. – Laurens City Administrator Gary Coleman, who has served in his position since Jan. 2011, has announced his intentions to retire from his position with the City of Laurens effective December 31, 2021. During his tenure with the City of Laurens spanning the administrations of three mayors, among his many accomplishments, Gary helped…

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Saturday morning’s family Quidditch Field Day at Laurens City Park

Laurens, S.C. – Broomsticks will be the mode of transportation tomorrow when the Laurens County Library holds an outdoor Quidditch Field Day tournament at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, in the Laurens City Recreation Park at 500 Brownlee Avenue. While there will be teams running on provided broomsticks, Hogworts craft booths will also be…

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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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Broken LCPW hydrant causes Boil Water Advisory

Laurens, South Carolina – An accident involving a broken fire hydrant near Beasley Funeral Home Saturday night resulted in the need for some Laurens residents to boil their water until the Laurens Commission of Public Works deems the water safe to drink. “The person said she was swerving to avoid a deer and hit the…

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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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Public welcome to Back Street Park dedication Friday a.m.

  Nov. 5, 2020 Laurens, S.C.  – The City of Laurens’ new Back Street Park will be officially open for the public this Friday, Nov. 6, during an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony. The park is at the corner of East Main Street and Highway 221 at the entrance of Historic Downtown Laurens. The park was first put into…

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Laurens City Council approves property sale for 130 homes

With a unanimous vote, Laurens City Council on Tuesday night took the first step to approve the sale of city property which may soon become a housing development for at least 130 homes. The property is a 66-acre tract behind The Ridge at Laurens that will eventually have entrances both on Exchange Drive and Fleming Street…

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