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Barbara Thompson Wasson

Laurens, South Carolina Barbara Thompson Wasson died peacefully at home on June 17, 2022. She was the fourth of five children, born to Dorothy M. Thompson and John Allen Thompson, Jr. on February 21, 1950. Barbara lived most of her life in Laurens. She graduated from Laurens High School and attended Limestone College in Gaffney,…

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SCDSS announces new Laurens County director

January 27, 2022 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) has announced Darren Thames as the new Laurens County DSS Director. Thames, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, began leading the Laurens County office in this new leadership position in January 2022. He began his career in social and human services 22 years…

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