Laurens County SC

Fountain Inn man killed in Clinton shooting

Clinton Police are investigating a shooting death that happened Tuesday night on or near Academy Street. Kevern Dimone Simmons, 29, of Fountain Inn has been identified by the Laurens County Coroner’s Office as the victim in the shooting. He was found dead at in a grassy field inside his car near First Pentecostal Church on…

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Laurens council considers ways to increase census counts

During last week’s regular August meeting of Laurens City Council, council members were challenged by Carolyn Calwise, a regional Census 2020 official, to treat the census as if they were campaigning for their seats on council. “Do what you did when you wanted to get elected,” Calwise said during her telephone call presentation to council.…

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‘Champ’ in online contest to be America’s Favorite Pet

The adventure continues for Champ, a former Laurens County dog that made national headlines after being nearly starved to death before he was saved by local law enforcement and a national rescue organization.Anyone can vote Champ, who has been adopted and now lives with his new owners in Delaware, is a contestant in “America’s Favorite…

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Copper top: Courthouse cap for dome installed

The Historic Laurens County Courthouse is undergoing the first phase of what is hoped to be a multi-million-dollar facelift, and it started earlier this week with a crown jewel that returns the building to a bit of its earlier glory. Laurens County Public Works Director Dale Satterfield said he told Tim Burdette, project manager for…

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Absentee voting ends 5 p.m. today for open Laurens council seat

Laurens, South Carolina – Absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. today, Monday, June 29, for tomorrow’s special election of the  City of Laurens’ District 3 council seat left open after council member Johnny Kelly passed away on April 15.    “That election will be held Tuesday, June 30, at The Ridge in Laurens,” said Lynne…

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