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City of Laurens presents its first Juneteenth Festival Saturday

Laurens, S.C. – The City of Laurens is presenting its inaugural Juneteenth Festival, which is planned for Saturday, June 18, on the Historic Downtown Square and features entertainment, speakers and a commemorative candlelight ceremony remembering those who suffered under slavery. The festival wraps up with a performance by The Band LevelZ from 7 to 9…

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Covid cases force closure of Laurens City Hall until Wednesday morning

Laurens, S.C.  – On Monday morning, Laurens City Manager Eric Delgado announced the temporary closure or Laurens City Hall effective immediately after city employees tested positive for Covid. The office will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday morning, May 25. “Essential services will not be affected,” Delgado said. “Payments will still be accepted online, or…

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Volunteers, retailers honored by Laurens City

  Laurens, S.C.  – Laurens City Council members celebrated Black History Month last week during its regular council meeting by honoring several key figures in the community. “Several years ago we began to recognize individuals for Black History Month, and we are going to continue to honor all citizens who make a difference in our…

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Early morning hoax call causes alarm for Laurens neighborhood

Laurens, South Carolina – Residents in the Moreland Ave. area of Laurens were awakened early Monday morning by Laurens police seeking a possible shooting victim from a call that was later determined to be a hoax. The call came into dispatch about 3:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6. “It sounded allegedly like a small child who…

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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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