Laurens South Carolina

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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Weekend volunteers sought for Ford Playground installation

Laurens, S.C. – Volunteer opportunities are available Saturday and Sunday at Ford Elementary School, which will be getting a full scale playground thanks to a grassroots effort and a matching gift from District 55. The vision for a playground and fundraising began the first week of June following a visit to the Lucas Avenue, Laurens…

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Family friendly Friday activities downtown Laurens tonight

Laurens, South Carolina – Main Street Laurens is offering  two more Finally Fridays! this summer, and the July session starts off tonight, July 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., with children’s bicycle safety classes offered by the Laurens Police Department right on the Public Square, Laurens. There will also be free watermelon slices until they last,…

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Geosmin woes: Laurens CPW offers water quality update

Laurens, South Carolina – High levels of geosmin in Lake Rabon  are still affecting the smell and taste of water for Laurens Commission of Public Works and Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission customers. While Lake Rabon is owned and maintained by LCWSC, the CPW water treatment staff is tasked with identifying a process to treat the geosmin,…

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R&B, Motown highlight downtown Laurens, May 31 Finally Friday!

Main Street Laurens has mapped out plans for its May Finally Friday, which will take place Friday night, May 31, and feature the music of Soulified 7, a Greenville-based band which performs pop, rhythm and blues, and Motown. “They performed a couple of weeks ago at Spartanburg’s Spring Fling, and they’ve performed at events in…

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Mud runners getting ready for annual Battlemud, May 18

Laurens, South Carolina – Runners can get their costumes ready for next weekend’s annual Battlemud 2019, as the Family YMCA of Greater Laurens and Main Street Laurens host the Laurens County Mud Run, Battlemud 2019, sponsored by PRISMA Health. There is still space for participants in two-person teams for the Saturday, May 18 event, according to Jonathan Irick,…

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LCSO clearing Walmart Distribution after Sunday afternoon shooting

Laurens, S.C. – Laurens County Sheriff Department officers are still on scene at Walmart Distribution Center after responding to an active shooter call earlier Sunday afternoon. According to unofficial reports, a woman was in custody,  but at 4:50 p.m.,  LCSO Captain Chris Martin said the scene is still busy. “We are still working the scene…

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Surprise quads have Laurens family expecting four times the blessing

Laurens, SC – Like many expectant families, Dylan and Ashley Hernandez are excited as they anticipate the new addition to their family, but this young Laurens family will be doubling their household as they are expecting quadruplets, possibly within the next couple of weeks. “It’s exiting and terrifying at the same time,” said Ashley, as…

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Sewer line replacement closes eastbound Fleming Street

Laurens, S.C. – The Laurens Commission of Public Works is replacing a 1,500 foot section of sewer line, forcing the closure of the eastbound lane of Fleming Street, Laurens, from its intersection with 221 until just before the railroad track. The lane will remain closed through most of Wednesday. Engineers have estimated that existing sewer lines in…

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