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Laurens County South Carolina

Clinton firefighter, 20, dies in motorcycle crash, DUI arrest made

    A 2020 area high school graduate and member of the Clinton Fire Department was killed Friday in a hit-and-run incident on Highway 76 outside of Clinton. Nathaniel Hunter Sipes, 20, of Laurens died Sunday at Prisma Greenville Memorial Hospital of injuries he suffered in the wreck. According to Trooper Brandon Bolt of the South…

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Caime placed on leave, council to hold called meeting

* UPDATE: Council to hold called meeting March 18 Laurens County, S.C. – Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime was put on leave Tuesday night March 9 following an executive session. “We sent a memo to department heads Wednesday morning to let them know that Dale Satterfield has been named Acting County Administrator,” said Laurens County…

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Local NAACP presents first virtual Freedom Fund program

Laurens County, South Carolina – When a large group of white liberals and seven African Americans met in the wake of a string of deadly race riots in Springfield, Illinois, the result was the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was 1908 and the anti-black riots, including lynchings, had…

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Essay contest winners get radio spot to celebrate MLK

Laurens, South Carolina – Four children who participated in the annual Sanders High Alumni Association MLK Celebration Essay Contest became Saturday morning radio stars on Real Talk Radio WLBG during MLK weekend. “With the pandemic we had to cancel all our usual activities,” said Sanders alumni member Elma Morrison, “but we had several children participate…

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Prisma Health restricts ‘broad visitation’ starting this weekend

 Prisma Health released information Friday afternoon explaining that patient visitation will be restricted effective Saturday, Jan. 9, in the wake of a growing surge of COVID-19 infections across South Carolina. The restrictions are system-wide for Prisma Health facilities, including the Prisma Health Laurens County Campus. “We know that being with families is itself a healing therapy and…

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Non-profit LC Humane Society offering ‘kitty sale’

The Laurens County Humane Society is hoping that many caring folks put kittens at the top of their Christmas wish lists this year. The non-profit has puppies and dogs available as usual, but the staff has launched a kitten sale in hopes of encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a pet to consider one…

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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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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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