covid-19

Some Dist. 55 elementary grades return to face-to-face Oct. 12

The complete story is in the Wednesday, Sept. 30 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser, and online posted Friday, Oct. 2. Laurens-SC – With a five to two vote, Laurens District 55 Board of Trustees on Monday night approved Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas’ recommendations to gradually begin bringing elementary age children back to school five days…

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Clinton opts to cancel third annual Scots and Brats

Citing concerns about the continuing cases of COVID-19, and with no end in  sight for CDC and DHEC guidelines to help prevent the virus, Clinton City Council on Monday night learned that city staff had decided to cancel the upcoming fall festival, Scots and Brats. “We have been following federal and state guidelines and city staff have…

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Absentee voting ends 5 p.m. today for open Laurens council seat

Laurens, South Carolina – Absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. today, Monday, June 29, for tomorrow’s special election of the  City of Laurens’ District 3 council seat left open after council member Johnny Kelly passed away on April 15.    “That election will be held Tuesday, June 30, at The Ridge in Laurens,” said Lynne…

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COVID-19 testing at CHS, Newberry, Greenwood this week

Clinton, South Carolina – With a total reported Monday of 107 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clinton, a free COVID test site will be held this Wednesday at Clinton High School. Others will follow in Newberry, Greenwood and Greenville counties. Carolina Health Centers will hold the free screenings at Clinton High School this Wednesday,  June 24, from 9…

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With final approval from state, ROTR is on for next weekend

The City of Clinton and Main Street Clinton will present the Rhythm on the Rails festival next weekend, June 19-20, exactly a month after the annual festival had origi- nally been planned. “We got a letter Monday from the South Carolina Department of Commerce giving permission to hold the festival and explaining it’s up to…

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Prisma Health, DHEC, communities offer more free COVID-19 testing sites

In a Monday, June 8 press release, Prisma Health announced near-daily COVID-19 community testing events throughout South Carolina during June 8-13, including a free Laurens testing site on Thursday, June 11. Other sites this week include Cayce, Columbia, Greenville, Manning, Mauldin and Sumter. The community testing, done in partnership with the S.C. Department of Health…

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Attractions may reopen, sports’ return imminent

A Tuesday meeting of AccelerateSC, the business advisory committee focused on reopening South Carolina’s economy during COVID-19, led to Gov. Henry McMaster to announce Wednesday that attraction facilities can be reopened prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Attractions such as museums, historic sites and zoos among others will be allowed to reopen beginning Friday.…

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