Laurens SC

Better weather this Thursday for Christmas on the Square

Laurens SC – In spite of the heavy rain last Friday night, Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn and Santa were on hand to flip the giant switch and light the towering Christmas tree at the entrance to the City of Laurens’ Historic Downtown. But the rest of the Christmas on the Square activities were moved to…

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Christmas on the Square Friday at 6

In spite of the limitations caused by the pandemic, this Friday evening will offer socially distanced activities for children when Christmas comes to Laurens during “Christmas on the Square.” The City of Laurens begins the event with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. The tree was moved from the corner at what is now Back…

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Filing opens December 7 for March municipal elections

Municipal elections set for March 2 may seem like a long time off, but with filing opening in early December, those considering a run in local town and city elections have a couple of weeks to begin making their plans. Filing opens on Monday, Dec. 7, for all the open seats, all of which are non-partisan,…

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Mini festival, music offered in downtown Laurens

With weather this weekend expected to be warm and sunny, Main Street Laurens is offering the upcoming Fall Family Days mini-festival as a way to bring people back to Laurens’ Historic Public Square for some live music and good food. “The weather sounds like it’s going to be perfect for getting outside,” said Main Street Laurens…

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Laurens City Council approves property sale for 130 homes

With a unanimous vote, Laurens City Council on Tuesday night took the first step to approve the sale of city property which may soon become a housing development for at least 130 homes. The property is a 66-acre tract behind The Ridge at Laurens that will eventually have entrances both on Exchange Drive and Fleming Street…

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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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