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Sweet Tea, Soulified 7 at tonight’s downtown Soiree

Laurens, S.C. – The heat of August calls for iced tea refreshment, and this Friday night there will be plenty of iced tea flavors to choose from and music by Soulified 7 when Main Street Laurens hosts  its annual Sweet Tea Soiree as this month’s Finally Friday event tonight. “Merchants around the Downtown Square are…

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Incumbents roll in city elections

In Tuesday’s municipal elections, outlying towns in the county had several uncontested races, while campaigning had been strong for council seats within the cities of Laurens and Clinton, but incumbents held on in every race. All vote totals were unofficial until they certified Thursday by the board of elections, said Laurens County Voter Registration director…

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Churches partner to bring about home after 2020 storm

A partnership between Upstate church congregations and the love and assistance of friends and family culminated in a prayerful dedication service last week for a new home for Bill Stephens. “It’s perfect,” Stephens said following the time of prayer. “It’s all I need.” Stephens had not been as confident on April 13 when he was…

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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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