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Tribe welcomes public to Saturday’s 16th Annual Pow-Wow

Laurens County, S.C.  – Members and guests of the Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC will be coming from across and beyond South Carolina this Saturday in celebration of the local tribe’s 16th Annual Pow-Wow, and the public is invited to experience the tribal traditions of the region’s first inhabitants. “The Pow-Wow will begin at 9…

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Man killed by ‘white mob” in 1905 gets honor he deserves

Waterloo, SC – The restoration and repair this month of a toppled tombstone near Waterloo finally gave the honor due to a Laurens County man who had been reported to be killed by a mob of klansmen in the early 20th century. Gray Court resident Robert Whitmore and Simpsonville resident Robin Coon are friends who…

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Mayflower descendant to speak at Thursday genealogy meeting

The first meeting of the Laurens District Genealogical Society will feature a speaker who has three ancestors from the Mayflower, and the public is welcome to attend at the Laurens County Library. Set for 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 11 at the main branch in Laurens, the speaker is Nancy Grammar Byers Roberts of Simpsonville. Roberts…

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