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Laurens County South Carolina

United Way seeking ‘Bags of Love’ for community’s elderly

Laurens County, S.C. – Each year prior to the Valentine’s Day season, the United Way of Laurens County sponsors “Bags of Love,” and UWLC is hoping to gather bags for even more gift bags this year. “There are hundreds of seniors in our community living alone and dependent on community agencies for food, socialization, and…

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State legislators look to tax reform, redistricting

Laurens County, South Carolina – Members of the South Carolina House and Senate will reconvene Tuesday, Jan. 11, and S.C. District 9 Senator Danny Verdin said of all the issues the legislators are facing, none are as urgent as U.S. Congressional redistricting, which faces a swift timetable. “Redistricting the seven congressional districts is the first…

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Safe Home welcomes gifts for late holiday clients

The Laurens County Safe Home has met its needed goal of collecting Christmas presents for current clients and their children, but the agency welcomes gifts to have on hand for new clients as the holiday nears. “All of our current clients have been adopted out (for gifts) but we don’t stop accepting new people, so…

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Laurens to ‘spread Christmas cheer’ Friday night

There’s the scene in the quintessential Christmas movie, “Elf,” when the only way to help Santa’s sleigh get enough power to fly is for the people gathered in the city square to sing out their Christmas cheer. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” said Buddy the Elf.…

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House redistricting will give Laurens County additional reps

Laurens County, S.C. – Assuming the South Carolina Senate approves the recently completed House of Representatives redistricting map, Laurens County will gain an additional two representatives and still keep a resident House member. House District 16 Rep. Mark Willis said the House gave approval last week and last Monday passed third reading on the new…

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District 56 taking seriously videos of toy gun at Clinton Middle School

Clinton, S.C. –  District 56 officials are taking seriously a video and images discovered on social media which showed Clinton Middle School students with what appeared to be a firearm on school grounds on Tuesday, but which was later found to be a toy Airsoft gun. Clinton Middle School officials were alerted Tuesday evening that…

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