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Laurens County SC

At Rootimentary, chef plans great food, a place for community

Laurens, S.C. – Large wrapped canvasses of famous art were on the tables awaiting hanging on the restaurant wall and contractors were still finishing last minute details last week, while Rootimentary owner Caleb Satterfield was engaged in his recent all-too-frequent activities – talking on the phone or trying to get off the phone. But the…

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No-kill, non-profit, LC Humane Society working to keep doors open

Clinton, S.C.  – The Laurens County Humane Society, the county’s no-kill adoption center for dogs and cats, has found itself in a state of emergency of sorts, and co- directors Brooke Spatta and Jill Mechling warned staff this past weekend that the non-prof it’s days could be numbered if it can’t get the county and…

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Rosemont and partner agencies celebrate plans for trail system

Waterloo, South Carolina – Community leaders from the Laurens County Trails Association, the Rosemont Preservation Society and the LC Revolutionary War 250th Committee came together Monday morning in Waterloo to celebrate a groundbreaking for a parking area and a trail which will lead to the homeplace of the woman who saved Mount Vernon. Grant funds…

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Churches seek volunteers, donations for Thanksgiving meals

Two churches are working to provide food for those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday, and anyone can get in touch to donate or volunteer their time. Broad Street United Methodist in Clinton plans to deliver 500 meals this Thanksgiving to those across the Clinton community and the church is seeking volunteers anytime between 9…

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New, former students sought for GED classes

Laurens County, South Carolina – Among the continued difficulties following the COVID pandemic has been the unwillingness of some adults to return to their GED classes, and staff with Laurens County Adult Education are seeking new students and encouraging others to come on back and finish what they started. “We still have online classes and…

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County to build handicapped accessible playground

Laurens County, S.C. – A park designed for wheelchair accessibility and funded by the Capital Project Sales Tax will be located at the Laurens County Park, and Laurens County Parks and Recreation Director Andy Howard said they’ll begin work soon. “The ADA park equipment was delivered earlier this month and that will be the first…

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Willy Wonka returns to Clinton stage

Clinton, S.C. – In March of 2020, the Laurens County Community Theatre had just completed the first of its two weekend performances of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.,” when the nation and the state shut down due to COVID-19. Last weekend the children’s musical finally returned to the stage for two weekends with the same…

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Laughter the best medicine for 105-year-old Inez Boozer

Laurens, South Carolina –  If you can’t take a joke and honestly don’t like being teased a bit, then don’t even bother dropping by to visit Inez Redd Boozer. At 105 years old, the Laurens woman likes to take it and dish it back, but only when everyone she’s chatting with also likes to tease,…

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New life for former Clinton hospital as Legacy at Hays apartments

Clinton, South Carolina –  Clinton native Leonard Pitts was surrounded by family and friends as the City of Clinton and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce assisted in a joyful ribbon cutting and opening of Legacy at Hays, a new premium apartment building in the completely renovated buildings which for decades served as Dr. Hays’…

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