Laurens County SC

State District 14 Rep. Mike Pitts announces retirement

District 14 South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts of Laurens has announced his retirement from the state legislature, citing advice from his physicians following an October heart attack and ensuing surgery. Pitts, who was re-elected to office after running unopposed in November’s General Election, sent a release to news media mid-afternoon Sunday, and offered it as a Facebook…

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No school Monday for districts, LA, and delay for City of Clinton

Schools in Laurens County School District 56 and District 55 will be closed Monday due to potential of more sleet and ice from Winter Storm Diego. Laurens Academy also announced its decision to be closed Monday. Mid-afternoon Sunday, Superintendents David O’Shields from District 56 and Dr. Stephen Peters from District 55 held a conference call with Newberry  County School District…

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Christmas celebrations this week prior to Saturday parades

Christmas parades across the county are set for Saturday, Dec. 1, but the Christmas season begins even sooner as Main Street organizations in Clinton and Laurens hold their tree lighting ceremonies and highlight their downtown retail businesses. Main Street Clinton will begin its celebration of “A Family Christmas” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29,, with its…

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Volunteers sought Wednesday morning for LC Soup Kitchen meal

Volunteers with New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church will begin cooking at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday evening, in the Sanders Middle School cafeteria in preparation of the hundreds of meals that will be served Wednesday, and donations and volunteers are being sought for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday morning at Sanders School. In about a month, many…

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Votes sought as LCPW’s patriotic tank up for Tank of the Year

Laurens, SC –  The patriotic design and painting on the Laurens Commission of Public Works’ Fleming Street water tank has been nominated for Tank of the Year, and CPW officials are hoping residents will help by voting.       “Voting began Oct. 8 and ends Oct. 19,” said GIS/Mapping Director Kevin Smiley.      …

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Novelist about Southern sororities at Library Tuesday night

     Bestselling author Lisa Patton will be at the Laurens County Library on Tuesday October 2 at 7:00 pm. to talk about her writing, as well as her new book, Rush.       This latest novel was inspired by Lisa’s experiences as a sorority member at the University of Alabama, and born after a chance encounter with one…

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Laurens County’s leash-free dog park will honor Emilie G. Marchant

Press release, Laurens County, S.C. – Laurens County will now have a leash-free dog park that will honor the life of a former Clinton resident, the late Emilie G. Marchant.      Her husband, Dr. T. Eston “Bud” Marchant, is making the establishment of the leash-free dog park at Laurens County Park possible through a generous donation.…

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Family Promise puts the FUN in Saturday fundraiser

Laurens, S.C. – A bed race on the Historic Downtown Square in Laurens will likely bring a lot of laughs this Saturday morning, Sep. 29 as teams push decorated beds around a temporary racetrack. Planners for the unusual event hope it also brings in a good bit of funding for the non-profit organization Family Promise, which is using…

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