Laurens South Carolina

988 provides new lifeline in suicide prevention

It might take 18 months until it’s ready for use but the Federal Communications Commission just approved “988” as a new 3-digit National Suicide Prevention Hotline,. That is good news for mental health professionals at a time of year when many struggle more than usual. “The holidays are tough for a million reasons,” said Charlie…

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LCPW acts ahead of more PMPA concerns

Commissioners with the Laurens Commission of Public Works voted Monday evening to allow CPW General Manager John Young to make a request of Laurens City Council regarding a Piedmont Municipal Power Agency contract. The commissioners took action following a lengthy executive session, voting to request that Young ask city council for the authority to cancel…

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Back Street gathering Saturday will document, share Laurens history

A grassroots effort and an invitation to remember the importance of “Back Street” in Laurens has prompted several Laurens residents and Laurens natives to plan a “Back Street Market” this Saturday. Their hope is to bring people together who can provide their memories about an area of vital economic and cultural importance to the African American community…

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Referendum discussion for public Thursday at Ridge

The Laurens County Council has scheduled an informational meeting concerning a potential Capital Project Sales Tax for Thursday, Sept.  5, at The Ridge at Laurens. Council members voted in March to place a referendum for a capital project sales tax on the ballot for the November 2020 General Election, asking local voters to decide on…

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Suspect caught after Saturday evening Hwy 14 chase, wreck

Laurens SC – The LCSO sent a release regarding the chase which ended in a wreck on SC Hwy 14 outside of Laurens.: “Today at approximately 7 p.m., a Laurens County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop after observing an individual potentially involved in a drug transaction. The subject refused to stop for the…

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High speed chase ends with wreck in Laurens

First update –  8:15 p.m. Laurens , South Carolina – According to reports, a white Chevy Caprice crashed into a tree near SC Hwy 14 following a high speed chase through and near Laurens City limits shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday evening. Officers were seen searching the area for the car’s occupants. Laurens City Police Chief…

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District 55 requires clear bags for athletic, other events

By John Clayton Editor      Laurens, South Carolina – A new policy requiring clear bags for athletic and other events at some Laurens District 55 schools went into place this week with the opening of the school year.    In a release, District 55 officials said the move to require the clear bags is over…

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Suspect at large after assault at Waffle House

  Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a suspect who allegedly assaulted two employees at the Waffle House on U.S. 221 N early Tuesday morning and as of Wednesday afternoon, there were still no leads. An officer responded to a call about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, Aug. 20…

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Unwelcome guest crashes Laurens pool

Laurens, S.C. – A West Main Street, Laurens, couple was awakened early this morning when the driver of a stolen vehicle crashed through a wall and into their swimming pool. “It was a stolen vehicle from outside the county and we always get a BOLO (be on the lookout) through central dispatch,” said Laurens Police Chief…

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