Laurens County SC

CMS students, small church food bank meeting local needs

Clinton, S.C. – A small food bank in Clinton which routinely delivers extra groceries to specific families in need received a boost this month through a large donation by students and staff at Clinton Middle School, and the help of the middle school students led to Christmas season assistance for dozens of families in Clinton…

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Uncertainties linger for county’s BI-LO stores in new year

Buyers are still being sought for the county’s two BI-LO stores, which are among the last dozen or so Southeastern Grocers’ BI-LO stores which remain unsold following the first and second rounds of divestitures earlier this year.  In June, 2020, it was announced that the Jacksonville, Florida-based, Southeastern Grocers was selling all its 63 BI-LO and Harveys…

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Filing opens December 7 for March municipal elections

Municipal elections set for March 2 may seem like a long time off, but with filing opening in early December, those considering a run in local town and city elections have a couple of weeks to begin making their plans. Filing opens on Monday, Dec. 7, for all the open seats, all of which are non-partisan,…

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Mini festival, music offered in downtown Laurens

With weather this weekend expected to be warm and sunny, Main Street Laurens is offering the upcoming Fall Family Days mini-festival as a way to bring people back to Laurens’ Historic Public Square for some live music and good food. “The weather sounds like it’s going to be perfect for getting outside,” said Main Street Laurens…

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Upgrades are coming to city, county parks

Children of Laurens County, and adults who are young at heart, will have splash pads to play in to cool off now that the Capital Project Sales Tax passed in this week’s election. The three splash pads will go into parks within the City of Laurens, Joanna and Ware Shoals as part of a large scale upgrade to…

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Voters say ‘Yes’ to CPST referendum

Laurens County voters approved a 1-cent Capital Project Sales Tax Tuesday, voting overwhelmingly in favor of a plan that will invest nearly $35 million in 16 building and improvement projects all around the county. When the votes were tallied, 14,370 people voted for the referendum (58%) and 10,366 (42%) voted against it. The “Yes” votes…

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