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Laurens County South Carolina

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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Laurens County resident, pet exposed to rabid fox

Laurens, South Carolina – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed that a fox found near Fairview Road and Henderson Lane in Laurens has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed and has been referred to their healthcare provider. A dog was also exposed and by law, must now be…

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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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