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Clinton daycare closes after COVID-19 cases

Clinton, South Carolina – A Wednesday evening release by a Clinton daycare facility confirmed social media reports that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 and closed its doors Tuesday. According to the letter, an employee tested positive Tuesday (March 31) and has been in self-quarantine, and the family member of an employee tested positive for the virus…

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Waterloo camp temporary “home” for Ugandan children’s choir

Waterloo, South Carolina – Children’s voices and occasional pick-up soccer games have become the norm along the shores of Lake Greenwood as Camp Fellowship in Waterloo has become the new temporary home for the Imani Milele Children’s Choir of Uganda. The traveling choir, which raises funds for its Uganda-based program with its performances, had planned…

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School closures to “slow the spread” of COVID-19

Laurens County, South Carolina – Schools across Laurens County will be closed at least until March 31 after a Sunday afternoon press conference in Columbia. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all public schools and colleges in the state would close as a way “to slow the spread” of the COVID-19 virus. “Effective immediately I…

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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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