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Laurens South Carolina

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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Permanent seating, gathering spot coming with pedestrian plaza

Laurens, South Carolina – A parking area on the public square will soon be converted to a pedestrian plaza, providing a permanent outdoor gathering space in downtown Laurens. It’s an expansion of the City of Laurens Master Plan, a joint venture between Main Street Laurens and the City of Laurens in 2017 which had recommended…

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Laughter the best medicine for 105-year-old Inez Boozer

Laurens, South Carolina –  If you can’t take a joke and honestly don’t like being teased a bit, then don’t even bother dropping by to visit Inez Redd Boozer. At 105 years old, the Laurens woman likes to take it and dish it back, but only when everyone she’s chatting with also likes to tease,…

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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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Ballroom breathes new life into 1930s former armory

Laurens, S.C. – Johnny and Shenoa Cheeks recently opened their new event space in Laurens, and they are already seeing the fruits of their labor as requests for the historic armory on South Harper Street Extension outnumber the weekends. Dubbed The Ballroom Weddings and Events, LLC, the couple has rescued the historic armory, and schedules…

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Volunteers, retailers honored by Laurens City

  Laurens, S.C.  – Laurens City Council members celebrated Black History Month last week during its regular council meeting by honoring several key figures in the community. “Several years ago we began to recognize individuals for Black History Month, and we are going to continue to honor all citizens who make a difference in our…

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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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