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Thursday afternoon ceremony to mark Swamp Rabbit opening

Laurens County, South Carolina – While paving was completed late this past winter, a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. this Thursday afternoon, June 8,  will mark the official opening of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Laurens County, and the public is invited to come walk the trail, which begins and ends behind the Laurens County…

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Details for CPST to be outlined for council

At the final 2020 meeting of the Laurens County Council next Tuesday, County Administrator Jon Caime is expected to introduce a resolution that will set the path forward for the Capital Project Sales Tax. The CPST was approved overwhelmingly during the Nov. 3 General Election by county voters who voted “yes” to a referendum. The…

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Upgrades are coming to city, county parks

Children of Laurens County, and adults who are young at heart, will have splash pads to play in to cool off now that the Capital Project Sales Tax passed in this week’s election. The three splash pads will go into parks within the City of Laurens, Joanna and Ware Shoals as part of a large scale upgrade to…

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Voters say ‘Yes’ to CPST referendum

Laurens County voters approved a 1-cent Capital Project Sales Tax Tuesday, voting overwhelmingly in favor of a plan that will invest nearly $35 million in 16 building and improvement projects all around the county. When the votes were tallied, 14,370 people voted for the referendum (58%) and 10,366 (42%) voted against it. The “Yes” votes…

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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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