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NBC’s ‘Today Show’ spot extends reach of The Echo Project

Laurens, S.C. – Rev. David Kennedy and his congregation’s Echo Project have been on the national stage before, and that was the case again Tuesday morning when Kennedy was interviewed by The Today Show host Craig Melvin for the beginning of Black History Month. Melvin visited Laurens in the fall to begin filming the five-minute…

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New grocery no time soon for western Laurens County

Laurens, S.C. – It appears shoppers on the Western side of Laurens will have to wait a bit longer to learn when a grocer will be moving into the former BI-LO. Demo contractors have recently been removing equipment, shelving and refrigeration units from the interior of the former store on Hwy. 76 west of Laurens, and some…

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Local utilities prepare for potential winter storm

Laurens, South Carolina – Utility companies servicing Laurens County and the South Carolina Department of Transportation are taking steps to prepare for the projected winter storm tonight and tomorrow. The SCDOT announced it was to begin sanding or salting roads on Thursday and would continue work as needed, and encouraging motorists to stay off roadways…

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Laurens to ‘spread Christmas cheer’ Friday night

There’s the scene in the quintessential Christmas movie, “Elf,” when the only way to help Santa’s sleigh get enough power to fly is for the people gathered in the city square to sing out their Christmas cheer. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” said Buddy the Elf.…

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House redistricting will give Laurens County additional reps

Laurens County, S.C. – Assuming the South Carolina Senate approves the recently completed House of Representatives redistricting map, Laurens County will gain an additional two representatives and still keep a resident House member. House District 16 Rep. Mark Willis said the House gave approval last week and last Monday passed third reading on the new…

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Early morning hoax call causes alarm for Laurens neighborhood

Laurens, South Carolina – Residents in the Moreland Ave. area of Laurens were awakened early Monday morning by Laurens police seeking a possible shooting victim from a call that was later determined to be a hoax. The call came into dispatch about 3:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6. “It sounded allegedly like a small child who…

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Laurens ministry offers Thanksgiving ‘meal kits’ Saturday

Laurens County, S.C. – The Rev. Anthony J. Sims Ministry, which annually holds a Thanksgiving dinner, is collecting funds and items for Thanksgiving Dinner Kits, which will be distributed to several dozen families in the Laurens County community. Sims and volunteers are hoping that each kit can contain a turkey with the traditional side items…

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