Laurens SC

Utilities told to adjust lines for planned traffic circle

From the Wednesday, Sep. 23 issue of The Advertiser. Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens Commission of Public Works received word from the State Department of Transportation that the traffic circle which had been tentatively planned for the west side of Laurens is on go, and the utility needed to start plans to reroute natural…

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Main Street Laurens offers music, sidewalk sale Friday, Saturday

Music and tax-free retail sales will be combined this weekend in Historic Downtown Laurens, where Main Street Laurens and its partner retailers are planning a Tax-Free Weekend Sidewalk Sale. “Several businesses asked if we could do a sidewalk sale for the weekend,” said Main Street director Jonathan Irick. “It will run from 10 a.m. to…

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Compton, Thomas promoted to principal positions in District 55

Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD 55) Board of Trustees approved the appointment of new principals for both Laurens Middle School (LMS) and Waterloo Elementary School (WES) at the May 18, 2020 regular meeting of the board. The vacancies were a result of the promotions of Dr. Anna Brink and…

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CPW reports Wednesday morning gas line issues

It does not carry a safety threat, but the Laurens Commission of Public Works announced Wednesday that it is currently experiencing an issue with some natural gas lines in the city. “There appears to be an excessive amount of air in the gas system,” said General Manager John Young. “While this doesn’t necessarily create a safety…

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Filing starts May 1 for open Laurens council seat

Laurens, S.C. – Following the unexpected death last week of Laurens City Council member Johnny Kelly, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County director Lynne West has set the filing period and election date for a special election to fill the Laurens District 3 seat. “Filing will open Friday, May 1, at…

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Laurens council member Kelly passes away unexpectedly

Update: Later Wednesday night, Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn announced flags would be flown at half-staff in honor of Councilman Kelly. “In recognition of the loss of a sitting City Councilor, Johnny Kelly, and in thanksgiving for his life and service, it is appropriate that the City should honor and show its great affection for him,” Senn said.…

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Fibertex, Jostens make moves to combat COVID-19

Shortages of medical supplies such as protective masks, shields and other equipment have prompted at least two local industries to join the effort to combat COVID-19. Gray Court-based Fibertex Nonwoves and Jostens in Laurens are both refocusing production lines to help lessen the shortfalls in medical equipment. Fibertex Vice President Darryl Fournier said business as…

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Biden takes Laurens County in unofficial results

Laurens County, South Carolina – Laurens County went big for Joe Biden according to the unofficial results posted just before 9 p.m. by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County. The polls opened at 7 a.m. Saturday morning for the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary. Of the 4,850 votes cast across Laurens County, 2,410,…

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