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No-kill, non-profit, LC Humane Society working to keep doors open

Clinton, S.C.  – The Laurens County Humane Society, the county’s no-kill adoption center for dogs and cats, has found itself in a state of emergency of sorts, and co- directors Brooke Spatta and Jill Mechling warned staff this past weekend that the non-prof it’s days could be numbered if it can’t get the county and…

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War Stories: Clinton honors city’s veterans

Clinton, South Carolina – Charles Nally was a young Army soldier in West Germany when he faced his most dangerous day of service completely by mistake. The Clinton resident, now 88, was out with fellow soldiers in the early 1950s on a border patrol when a commander sent sharp orders to return. “We’d gone into…

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Churches seek volunteers, donations for Thanksgiving meals

Two churches are working to provide food for those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday, and anyone can get in touch to donate or volunteer their time. Broad Street United Methodist in Clinton plans to deliver 500 meals this Thanksgiving to those across the Clinton community and the church is seeking volunteers anytime between 9…

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Clinton plans Thursday evening fun, celebrates new ice cream shop

Clinton, S.C. – For many months Laila’s Place Ice Cream has been providing sweet treats from its mobile cart, and now the family business owned by Newberry residents Jason and Tia Devette is proving a welcome addition to the Main Street Clinton landscape, said Main Street Clinton Manager Joe Timmons. “It’s been packed,” Timmons said.…

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Garden breathing fresh life into Lydia neighborhood

Clinton, S.C. – The people of the Lydia community in Clinton were treated to a cookout, cotton candy, natural fruit ice and a water slide Saturday as the United Way of Laurens County held a garden celebration. Visitors were offered flower bouquets and given samples of peppers and cherry tomatoes grown in the large raised…

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New life for former Clinton hospital as Legacy at Hays apartments

Clinton, South Carolina –  Clinton native Leonard Pitts was surrounded by family and friends as the City of Clinton and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce assisted in a joyful ribbon cutting and opening of Legacy at Hays, a new premium apartment building in the completely renovated buildings which for decades served as Dr. Hays’…

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CrossFit 864 plans live music, gathering tonight

Clinton, SC – CrossFit 864 will be extending the holiday vibe in Clinton this week when it holds a street party behind its fitness center at 207 Pitt Street tonight,  Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. “We’ve started doing this every couple of months and it’s a way to have some fun on…

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AP teacher, academic team coach and superintendent – O’Shields wins lifetime achievement award

Columbia, S.C. – Superintendent of Laurens District 56 David O’Shields was one of four school leaders from across the state selected by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) as 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. In addition to O’Shields, other winners were Deputy Superintendent for Kershaw County Schools Timothy Hopkins; former Principal of Forest Lake Elementary…

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