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Brown, Smith unite

Jennifer Claire Brown of Laurens, and Matthew Carroll Smith of Clinton, were united in marriage on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Windy Hill Wedding & Event Barn in Simpsonville. The Rev. Marc Coker officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tami Brown and the late Chris Brown of Laurens. She is…

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Randy Garrett announces candidacy for Laurens Mayor

Laurens, South Carolina Laurens resident and former Government Affairs professional Randy Garrett has announced his intention to run for the mayoral seat in the 2023 election. “Many friends and neighbors have encouraged me to seek this office and I would be privileged to serve them and all the citizens of Laurens as their Mayor,” said…

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Elizabeth “Libby” Burts Copeland

Laurens, South Carolina Elizabeth “Libby” Burts Copeland, of Laurens, and wife of the late Terry Lynn Copeland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at her home. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Everette and Jessie Barrett Burts. She was a member of Highland Home Baptist Church. Libby retired…

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Brown, Smith announce engagement

Mrs. Tami Brown announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Claire Brown of Laurens to Matthew Carroll Smith of Clinton. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Chris Brown, formerly of Laurens. She is the granddaughter of the late Jim and Claire Brown, and the late Vernon and Mary Smith, all formerly of Laurens.…

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Laurens Electric Cooperative prepared for winter storm

With extreme winter weather such as ice and freezing rain looking increasingly possible for our area, Laurens Electric Cooperative is urging its members to make preparations now in case of widespread and prolonged power outages. Before a storm ever hits, Laurens Electric Cooperative plans how to prevent and correct any resulting outages. However, ice on…

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Thursday afternoon storms take down trees, cause outages

March 25, 2021 Laurens, S.C. – A strong and quick moving thunderstorm, part of a tornado warning for the area, caused downed trees and power outages. Crews from Laurens Commission of Public Works and Laurens Electric Cooperative are currently out working to restore power. “We had 180 out around Wattsville and Church Street,” said John…

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