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Sarah Porter Lester Smith

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Sarah Porter Lester Smith, age 84, wife of Randell P. Smith of Laurens, SC, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at National Heath Care of Laurens. She was born September 17, 1937 in Dyersburg, TN and was the daughter of the late Herman Odie Lester and Gladys Porter Lester. Mrs.…

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Marlett named Block & Bridle Club “Outstanding Senior”

  Former Laurens Academy Lady Crusader and Clemson Dean’s List student Morgan Marlett was recently named “Outstanding Senior” by Clemson University’s Block & Bridle Club. Block & Bridle was founded in 1937 and is Clemson’s largest agricultural association. Morgan is the club’s current President. She is the daughter of Jason and Angela Marlett of Laurens.

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Henry Miles Faris, Jr.

Greenville, South Carolina Henry Miles Faris, Jr., MD passed away April 24, 2022, after a lengthy illness. Born in Laurens, SC, Dr. Faris was the son of the late Henry and Anne Faris. He was a graduate of Clemson University where he was a member of Delta Kappa Alpha fraternity and was first honor graduate…

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Former state senator to deliver annual Black History Month address at PC

Former S.C. Senator Floyd Nicholson of Greenwood will deliver the 2022 Booker T. Ingram Jr. Convocation and Lecture as Presbyterian College kicks off its celebration of Black History Month. Nicholson, a retired educator and longtime public official, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. A native of Greenwood County, Nicholson served as a member…

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