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County to get input on Comprehensive Plan update

Laurens County leaders have scheduled a series of meetings over the next month to receive input from residents as it updates it’s decade-old Comprehensive Plan. “This is going to give us the best vision of what the citizens of Laurens County desire along with a professional outside opinion using that information,” said Laurens County Administrator…

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Passenger killed in I-26 wreck

A passenger in a vehicle traveling on I-26 Thursday night near Joanna was killed after a collision a collision on the interstate. According to Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the two vehicles involved were traveling east when they made contact with one another. Tidwell said a 2010 Subaru sedan and…

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SCHP looking for suspect in hit and run

Investigators from the South Carolina Highway Patrol are seeking a suspect in a hit-and-run incident that occurred just after midnight Tuesday morning. According to a release from the SCHP and the Laurens Police Department, the incident occurred on Knighton Chapel Road near Allen Bridge Road and involved three pedestrians, one of whom suffered serious injuries.…

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Laurens man killed in early morning crash

An early morning accident in Gray Court claimed the life of a Laurens man Wednesday. According to Laurens County Deputy Coroner Ashley Rushton Dantavis Williams, 32, was killed in the head-on collision just before 6:30 a.m. Rushton said the accident occurred on Highway 14 at Old Laurens Road and involved a Dodge Ram pickup and…

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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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Ledda resigns as Laurens Police Chief

Laurens Police Chief Sonny Ledda submitted his resignation from the Laurens Police Department Monday. Ledda submitted his resignation to Laurens Mayor John Stankus Monday morning. “After much deliberation and prayerful consideration, I have decided to tender my resignation from the Laurens Police Department,” Ledda said in a message to the Laurens County Advertiser. “By many accounts…

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