Laurens County South Carolina

An additional death, more COVID cases reported for county

After several days of steady COVID-19 numbers, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday afternoon that two more residents have been confirmed as positive for the virus, and another elderly individual in the county has passed away. That brings the total who have died in the county to three, with two classified…

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Potential impact for Clinton day care, many families, by COVID-19

On Tuesday evening long-time Clinton business Young World Day Care announced a two-week closure for total cleaning after at least one employee tested positive for COVID-19.  Two evenings later, however, Young World Day Care Director Gail Cunningham was less focused on the week’s stress on her family’s business than she was about concerns about the children,…

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Hiro to Hero: K-9 making most of second chance

Laurens, South Carolina – Hiro, a reddish pit bull, came perilously close to never getting the second chance she now has with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. With his nose to the ground on a short tracking training mission, Hiro was among several LCSO K-9 officers participating in training this past week at…

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School closures to “slow the spread” of COVID-19

Laurens County, South Carolina – Schools across Laurens County will be closed at least until March 31 after a Sunday afternoon press conference in Columbia. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all public schools and colleges in the state would close as a way “to slow the spread” of the COVID-19 virus. “Effective immediately I…

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Census 2020 needs your numbers

Every 10 years since 1790, the United States government has launched a census to try and count every resident within the nation. At Clinton City Council Monday night, Census Partnership Specialist Carolyn Calwise of Atlanta explained to council members why an accurate count is essential to the federal funds which flow into each county. She…

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Library sets Sunday afternoon for public birthday drop-in

Laurens County Library is celebrating 30 years in its location on West Main Street in Laurens, and the Friends of the Library is hosting a party and the public is invited Sunday, Nov. 17 for a drop-in from 3 to 5 p.m. The non-profit Friends of the Library is welcoming the public for refreshments, door…

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Laurens County Master Gardener Course Offered

Laurens, SC – Starting Aug. 13, and going through the fall, the Clemson University Extension Service will be offering a Master Gardener Program in Laurens County.  The Program will be held once each week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will last for 17 weeks. The purpose of this program is…

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Friday I-26 accident claims life of 21-year-old

A Leesville man was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on I-26. Dakota Linton, 21, was died in the crash that occurred on I-26 westbound at mile marker 56 in Joanna, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. The accident occurred after 1 p.m., and Linton was pronounced dead just after 1:30 p.m. Details from…

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Antiques appraisals Sunday afternoon by Friends of Library

The Laurens County Library will host an antiques appraisal today, Sunday afternoo, June 9, as part of its annual meeting for Friends of the Library, and anyone can have an appraisal of  antiques they may be curious about. John Ivy, owner of Ivy Auctions, and local antiques expert Martin Meek will evaluate and offer informal…

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