Laurens County

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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BBQ and much more at weekend fest

This weekend’s Squealin’ on the Square marks the 17th annual event which brings thousands into Laurens for a chance to savor beef brisket, barbecue chicken or ribs created by masters of the craft, but there are always those visitors who love the opportunity to try something different – or in the case of young children…

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After the long wait, total eclipse upon us

It’s been almost three years since Laurens County was able to experience a partial solar eclipse, and the one in October, 2014 offered only a slight darkening of the afternoon’s light as opposed to the total darkness that will cover Laurens County skies Monday. The eclipse will begin darkening the skies at 1:10 p.m. in…

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Foster family info session Tuesday

Anyone who has considered the possibility of becoming a foster parent is encouraged to attend a one-hour informational meeting in Clinton this Tuesday evening, June 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. Located at the Heritage Fellowship Church, 305 East Main Street in downtown Clinton, the meeting has been organized by Jonathon Sampson, a recruiter for…

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