Laurens South Carolina

Broken LCPW hydrant causes Boil Water Advisory

Laurens, South Carolina – An accident involving a broken fire hydrant near Beasley Funeral Home Saturday night resulted in the need for some Laurens residents to boil their water until the Laurens Commission of Public Works deems the water safe to drink. “The person said she was swerving to avoid a deer and hit the…

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First speaker tonight in virtual African American History Series by Laurens County Museum Association

Monday, Feb. 8  Laurens, S.C. – Laurens County Museum is holding a virtual African American History Lecture series each of the first three weeks in February, and the first event begins tonight featuring  Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina. Donaldson will speak on “Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement.”…

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Lifetime of History : Neighborhood celebrates centenarian

Laurens, South Carolina – On the cusp of Black History Month, an entire neighborhood came together last weekend to honor one of their own who has experienced 100 years of history in Laurens County. Bessie Johnson didn’t know about the big plans which were being made to celebrate her birthday Sunday afternoon, honoring the cen-…

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Upstate K-9s, handlers gather in Laurens for training

See full story in the Wednesday  Jan. 27 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser Laurens, South Carolina – As part of a large-scale training program, K-9 officers and their handlers from five different Upstate police departments spent Monday and Tuesday searching through office space, storage areas and the property outside the former Todd Distributor building.…

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Essay contest winners get radio spot to celebrate MLK

Laurens, South Carolina – Four children who participated in the annual Sanders High Alumni Association MLK Celebration Essay Contest became Saturday morning radio stars on Real Talk Radio WLBG during MLK weekend. “With the pandemic we had to cancel all our usual activities,” said Sanders alumni member Elma Morrison, “but we had several children participate…

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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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Public welcome to Back Street Park dedication Friday a.m.

  Nov. 5, 2020 Laurens, S.C.  – The City of Laurens’ new Back Street Park will be officially open for the public this Friday, Nov. 6, during an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony. The park is at the corner of East Main Street and Highway 221 at the entrance of Historic Downtown Laurens. The park was first put into…

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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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‘Champ’ in online contest to be America’s Favorite Pet

The adventure continues for Champ, a former Laurens County dog that made national headlines after being nearly starved to death before he was saved by local law enforcement and a national rescue organization.Anyone can vote Champ, who has been adopted and now lives with his new owners in Delaware, is a contestant in “America’s Favorite…

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