Clinton SC

City assists restaurants, encourages compliance to prevent illness

The City of Clinton is offering curbside service signage to help participating restaurants remain open during the current COVID-19 quarantine period. The announcement was part of a press conference held Thursday morning by Clinton Mayor Bob McLean and department heads and offered Clinton residents an update about the city’s actions regarding COVID-19. In order to help…

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Biden takes Laurens County in unofficial results

Laurens County, South Carolina – Laurens County went big for Joe Biden according to the unofficial results posted just before 9 p.m. by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County. The polls opened at 7 a.m. Saturday morning for the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary. Of the 4,850 votes cast across Laurens County, 2,410,…

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Clinton petitions governor to vote against business license act

At its regular Monday night meeting, Clinton City Council voted to sign a petition joining other cities requesting that the governor vote against what is being called the South Carolina Business License Tax Reform Act. Mayor Bob McLean said that, as he understood, every mayor was sent a copy of the petition because if it…

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Clinton rewards Christmas spirit

Clinton City Council named winners Monday night for its Spirit of Christmas contests, which included awards for parade winners and for business and residential Christmas light displays. Parade winners included Bellview Baptist for non-profits, Deerfield Farm for commercial, Clinton High School Cheerleaders for educational, CHS Jr. ROTC for performance and CHS chapter of FFA was the…

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988 provides new lifeline in suicide prevention

It might take 18 months until it’s ready for use but the Federal Communications Commission just approved “988” as a new 3-digit National Suicide Prevention Hotline,. That is good news for mental health professionals at a time of year when many struggle more than usual. “The holidays are tough for a million reasons,” said Charlie…

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Thursday PMPA meeting offers solution for supplemental power discord

Update note: Includes broader supplemental power agreements description. While the city councils of Laurens and Clinton handled an issue in very different ways, both councils approved resolutions this week ahead of a Thursday morning, Nov. 21, meeting of the Piedmont Municipal Power Authority. At issue is the supplemental power agreements that the 10 cities have…

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Missing toddler, Elijah Henderson, found safe just before dark Saturday

Clinton, SC – After about nine hours as a missing child, Elijah Henderson, the three-year-old toddler lost Saturday morning Sept. 28 near Clinton, was found safe about 7:30 p.m. near his home. “Elijah was found approximately two miles from the home,” said Laurens County Sheriff Office public relations officer Courtney Snow. “The sheriff had already dismissed most of the…

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Clinton toddler still missing as evening arrives, hundreds volunteer

Clinton, South Carolina – Hundreds of volunteers have walked dense woods alongside officers from several different law enforcement agencies today in an effort to find Elijah Henderson, the three-year-old who disappeared from his front porch about 10:30 this morning, Saturday, Sept. 28. Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds said their call came in around 11 a.m. and…

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Doves fly at FOTD as Hospice brings 400 cyclists to Clinton

Walt Willard and Claire Hamanaka of Hidden Lake at Cross Hill are typically riding along with other tandem bicyclists at rides like the Georgia Tandem Rally or the Southern Tandem Rally in Greenwood held in September.      This past Saturday, Aug. 10, however, they were among the 400 cyclists from Laurens County, across South Carolina,…

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