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At Rootimentary, chef plans great food, a place for community

Laurens, S.C. – Large wrapped canvasses of famous art were on the tables awaiting hanging on the restaurant wall and contractors were still finishing last minute details last week, while Rootimentary owner Caleb Satterfield was engaged in his recent all-too-frequent activities – talking on the phone or trying to get off the phone. But the…

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Council repeals outdated vice laws against pool, pinball

Teenagers who enjoy playing some pool or pinball can breath a sigh of relief after the City of Laurens repealed some outdated laws last week. During its regular September meeting last Tuesday, Laurens City Council voted unanimously to repeal Chap. 8 of the Code or Ordinances: Regulation of Amusements and Entertainment within the city, which…

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Our History is Our Story: The Hunters Court Community

Dateline, Laurens, South Carolina Hunters Court Community is fighting to stay in place! Our community is the foundation of our existence. This community started back in the 1950’s and many of our community members have been living here since the creation. Most families have at least five generations within the Hunters Court Community. Children and…

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Laurens County resident, pet exposed to rabid fox

Laurens, South Carolina – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed that a fox found near Fairview Road and Henderson Lane in Laurens has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed and has been referred to their healthcare provider. A dog was also exposed and by law, must now be…

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City of Laurens presents its first Juneteenth Festival Saturday

Laurens, S.C. – The City of Laurens is presenting its inaugural Juneteenth Festival, which is planned for Saturday, June 18, on the Historic Downtown Square and features entertainment, speakers and a commemorative candlelight ceremony remembering those who suffered under slavery. The festival wraps up with a performance by The Band LevelZ from 7 to 9…

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LPD Chief Latimore to lead U.S. Marshals Service in state

Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Latimore is leaving her post with the LPD to become the U.S. Marshal for South Carolina. The LPD announced Latimore’s nomination for the top spot in the U.S. Marshals Service in the District of South Carolina Monday night with a social media post. Pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Latimore will…

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District 55 board adopts modified calendar for 23/24 school year

Laurens, South Carolina – Laurens District 55 School Board on Monday night approved a change to a Modified School Year Calendar starting with the 2023/24 school year, meaning children will get eight weeks of summer vacation instead of ten weeks under the traditional schedule. In a presentation by Assistant Supt. for Pupil Services Jody Penland, the…

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