South Carolina

CPW gets DHEC approval and begins treatment as geosmin levels rise

  Laurens, South Carolina – Tuesday morning the water treatment staff at the Laurens Commission of Public Works were finally given approval by the Department of Health and Environmental Control to add Earth Tech, the first of its planned treatment systems to decrease the high geosmin levels in the water coming in from Lake Rabon.…

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Record-high bills likely result from record-low temps

Temperatures warmed up on Tuesday afternoon, but the ponds were still frozen on Monday when Duke Energy Carolinas announced its customers had set an all-time peak record for energy usage during the long stretch of extremely cold weather. It’s notable that Duke and all the other energy providers in Laurens County were able to prevent…

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Speaker at free LCHCF dinner to address depression, suicide

The Laurens County Health Care Foundation is hosting its annual dinner free of charge this Thursday evening, Jan.11, in order to give the public an opportunity to hear from a speaker who addresses the tough topics of depression and suicide. “The dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Mabry Smith Yonce Center at Presbyterian College,”…

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Eclipse timeline

Get your approved eclipse glasses ready, because the eclipse has already begun in Oregon and the moon’s shadow will begin blocking the edge of the sun here about 1:10 p.m. today. Though the timeline changes slightly across the county, the time for totality – the time during the eclipse when the sky is darkest –…

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Foster family info session Tuesday

Anyone who has considered the possibility of becoming a foster parent is encouraged to attend a one-hour informational meeting in Clinton this Tuesday evening, June 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. Located at the Heritage Fellowship Church, 305 East Main Street in downtown Clinton, the meeting has been organized by Jonathon Sampson, a recruiter for…

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