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Elizabeth McDaniel Fridy

Laurens, South Carolina Elizabeth McDaniel Fridy, age 90, of Laurens, and widow of Fred Hamiter Fridy, Jr., passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Earl and Bess Cooper McDaniel. Mrs. Fridy retired from the SC Regional Housing Authority…

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All-volunteer Habitat gets new partnership with Prisma

  Clinton, S.C.  – When Prisma Health volunteers began preparing on Thursday to paint primer over the sheetrock in the newest Habitat for Humanity home in Clinton, they saw notes of edification and praise written on walls in each room. “Thank you Lord for this bedroom,” one message read. “Philippians 4:4. I will rejoice!” “We…

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Audrey Owens Blackwell

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Audrey Owens Blackwell, 92, of 110 Milliken Street and wife of the late Joel Aaron Blackwell, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022, at her home. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late JD and Gray Patton Owens. Audrey retired from Laurens County Hospital with 29 years of…

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Glenda Ann Armstrong Payne

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Glenda Ann Armstrong Payne, age 79, of Clemson Street, Laurens, and widow of Charles R. Payne, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, at Laurens County Hospital. Born October 31, 1942 in DeKalb County, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Troy Lee and Hannah Kathleen Ashley Armstrong. She retired…

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Prisma Health limits visitation because of COVID case surge

Laurens County Hospital is among those which, starting today, Monday, Aug. 9, is returning to a limited visitation policy because of the increasing COVID-19 infections. Prisma Health will limit visitation at all hospital and clinical facilities. Adult inpatients, outpatients and ambulatory pediatric patients will be limited to one visitor. These restrictions also will continue: Visitors…

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Fireworks safety encouraged by health care, fire officials

With the Fourth of July holiday comes the primary weekend for fireworks sales and activity of the year, and officials and physicians are warning to keep safety at the forefront of that and all other holiday plans. “The July 4 season every year we see a number of fireworks-related injuries or other injuries related to…

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