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Laurens County SC

CPW partners for county scholarship, adjusts for impact fees

Laurens , South Carolina – High School juniors and seniors across Laurens County have the opportunity to compete for one of two $2,500 scholarships offered through a new partnership between the City of Clinton, Laurens Commission of Public Works and their electric provider, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. “PMPA has funds available for scholarships, and we…

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Congressman Jeff Duncan says he won’t seek re-election

Jan. 17, 2024 U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement Wednesday, Jan. 17, regarding his decision not to seek re-election for an 8th term to the United States House of Representatives:   “After 9/11, I felt a calling to serve my State or Nation in some capacity. Serving in both the South Carolina State…

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Hartsville teen found in Laurens County, arrest made

An arrest was made this past week after a missing girl from Hartsville was located at a Laurens County residence. The missing teen was located at the home in Laurens around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Hartsville Police announced than an arrest was made in the case, but no other details were made available. Aaliyah Haven McClain,…

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Recycling best option for holiday paper, boxes

Laurens County, South Carolina – With the holiday season comes an extraordinary amount of waste, and Laurens County Solid Waste Manager Chris Gurga is encouraging citizens to break down their packing boxes for recycling, especially since the online shopping trends have resulted in even more shipping materials than in previous years. “The trash during the…

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Museum sessions highlighting Native American traditions begin Saturday

Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens County Museum in Historic Square, Downtown Laurens will host two day-long sessions of “Celebrating Native American Traditions, Past and Present,” which are free to the public these last two Saturdays in October. Participants can come to part or all of the programs. On Saturday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct.…

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Rehabbed owls have rapt audience for Lake Greenwood release

Cross Hill, S.C. – Three young barred owls were released last weekend near the shores of Lake Greenwood, much to the pleasure of an audience of a couple dozen people as they landed nearby and provided a lengthy photo shoot. It was the first public release of rehabbed birds since the Covid-19 pandemic, and PAWS…

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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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PAIA Cherokee Nation celebrates new gift shop, needed upgrades

Laurens County, South Carolina – Tyler “Standing Bear” Williams and his mom, Lynette Lockey were looking over thick necklaces, many of them made by hand by members of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC located just off Metric Road between Gray Court and Laurens. They were there early, having come in from Charleston to…

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Contract negotiations near approval for CPW, LCWSC

Laurens County, South Carolina – Details ahead of a small real estate transfer is all that is still needed before the Laurens Commission of Public Works and Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission can finalize their long-negotiated raw water purchase contract. The two utilities have been working since late last year to prepare a new…

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