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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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City of Laurens presents its first Juneteenth Festival Saturday

Laurens, S.C. – The City of Laurens is presenting its inaugural Juneteenth Festival, which is planned for Saturday, June 18, on the Historic Downtown Square and features entertainment, speakers and a commemorative candlelight ceremony remembering those who suffered under slavery. The festival wraps up with a performance by The Band LevelZ from 7 to 9…

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District 55 board adopts modified calendar for 23/24 school year

Laurens, South Carolina – Laurens District 55 School Board on Monday night approved a change to a Modified School Year Calendar starting with the 2023/24 school year, meaning children will get eight weeks of summer vacation instead of ten weeks under the traditional schedule. In a presentation by Assistant Supt. for Pupil Services Jody Penland, the…

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Covid cases force closure of Laurens City Hall until Wednesday morning

Laurens, S.C.  – On Monday morning, Laurens City Manager Eric Delgado announced the temporary closure or Laurens City Hall effective immediately after city employees tested positive for Covid. The office will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday morning, May 25. “Essential services will not be affected,” Delgado said. “Payments will still be accepted online, or…

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Early voting set in place as county elections office moves

Laurens County, S.C. – Through most of last week, the Laurens County Voter Registration & Elections staff were getting the word out that their office had moved from the Historic Courthouse to its new location at 205 Bolt Drive at the former Winn Dixie in Laurens. Staff was also getting ready to begin its absentee…

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