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Historic preservation

City of Laurens seeks volunteer board, commission members

Laurens, South Carolina – The City of Laurens is seeking city residents who are interested in filling four different volunteer commissions, and it hopes to have all applications in by June 1, said Planning and Development Director Madison Workman. “In March council gave City Administrator Eric Delgado the authority to restructure all the three boards…

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Ballroom breathes new life into 1930s former armory

Laurens, S.C. – Johnny and Shenoa Cheeks recently opened their new event space in Laurens, and they are already seeing the fruits of their labor as requests for the historic armory on South Harper Street Extension outnumber the weekends. Dubbed The Ballroom Weddings and Events, LLC, the couple has rescued the historic armory, and schedules…

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