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Permanent seating, gathering spot coming with pedestrian plaza

Laurens, South Carolina – A parking area on the public square will soon be converted to a pedestrian plaza, providing a permanent outdoor gathering space in downtown Laurens. It’s an expansion of the City of Laurens Master Plan, a joint venture between Main Street Laurens and the City of Laurens in 2017 which had recommended…

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Council repeals outdated vice laws against pool, pinball

Teenagers who enjoy playing some pool or pinball can breath a sigh of relief after the City of Laurens repealed some outdated laws last week. During its regular September meeting last Tuesday, Laurens City Council voted unanimously to repeal Chap. 8 of the Code or Ordinances: Regulation of Amusements and Entertainment within the city, which…

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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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