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Friday evening storm damage reported across county

Story updated: 9:45 p.m. Laurens County SC – Friday evening’s storm came through much of Laurens County quickly, taking down trees and power lines throughout the county. Trees were down on Laurens’ East Main Street,and City of Laurens crews were clearing trees downtown in the historic downtown areas. Trees were down and power outages were reported in outlying areas…

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Storm damage causes LA school closure Monday

Laurens Academy was damaged by Sunday afternoon’s storm, and school officials have cancelled classes on Monday as they further assess the extent of the damage to the school. Several families had already expressed a willingness to volunteer in cleaning up  downed trees and other needed work, but headmaster Todd Kirk explained it was still too soon to…

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