City of Laurens sc

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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Post holiday recycling encouraged for city and county

The Laurens County recycling centers will open Friday, but Laurens and Clinton cities were opening theirs on Thursday and Friday. The Caroline Street recycling center in the City of Laurens will reopen Thursday morning, and Department of Streets and Sanitation Director Kerwin Tribble said people can begin dropping off the usual recyclables like plastic bottles,…

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Main Street Laurens’ planned music fest wins $5,000 grant

During a luncheon earlier today, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, Main Street Laurens was again named as one of two winners of a $5,000 Hughes Investment grant, which will help fund its inaugural year of “The Piedmont Blues & Roots Music Festival,” slated for May 9, 2020. Main Street Laurens had already been named, along with…

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Back Street gathering Saturday will document, share Laurens history

A grassroots effort and an invitation to remember the importance of “Back Street” in Laurens has prompted several Laurens residents and Laurens natives to plan a “Back Street Market” this Saturday. Their hope is to bring people together who can provide their memories about an area of vital economic and cultural importance to the African American community…

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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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Ledda resigns as Laurens Police Chief

Laurens Police Chief Sonny Ledda submitted his resignation from the Laurens Police Department Monday. Ledda submitted his resignation to Laurens Mayor John Stankus Monday morning. “After much deliberation and prayerful consideration, I have decided to tender my resignation from the Laurens Police Department,” Ledda said in a message to the Laurens County Advertiser. “By many accounts…

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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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