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At Rootimentary, chef plans great food, a place for community

Laurens, S.C. – Large wrapped canvasses of famous art were on the tables awaiting hanging on the restaurant wall and contractors were still finishing last minute details last week, while Rootimentary owner Caleb Satterfield was engaged in his recent all-too-frequent activities – talking on the phone or trying to get off the phone. But the…

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Churches seek volunteers, donations for Thanksgiving meals

Two churches are working to provide food for those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday, and anyone can get in touch to donate or volunteer their time. Broad Street United Methodist in Clinton plans to deliver 500 meals this Thanksgiving to those across the Clinton community and the church is seeking volunteers anytime between 9…

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Friday night zombies lead the way to several days of Halloween fun

There will be plenty of spooky Halloween options this weekend, beginning with a family-friendly parade of zombies Friday evening, Oct. 28, as Main Street Clinton holds its first Zombie Walk. The Zombie Walk is designed to be a fun, family activity and great for photos, said Main Street Clinton Manager Joe Timmons. Everyone is encouraged…

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Clinton’s Rhythm on the Rails and plenty of BBQ this weekend

Clinton, South Carolina – Rhythm on the Rails returns this weekend to Clinton, and among the highlights is the Purple Masquerade Tribute Band. “It’s one of those situations where he looks like Prince and he sounds like Prince,” said Main Street Clinton manager Joe Timmons. “When he performed in Lancaster once, I think some of…

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150 quilts in Fountain Inn Quilt Show this weekend

Quilts representing 15 years of sewing by upstate quilters will be on display this weekend when the Busy Bees Quilt Guild hosts its inaugural quilt show at the Fountain Inn Activities Center on 610 Fairview Street. The inaugural show, “Honey of a Quilt Show,” was scheduled for this weekend from Friday through Sunday afternoon. The…

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Willy Wonka returns to Clinton stage

Clinton, S.C. – In March of 2020, the Laurens County Community Theatre had just completed the first of its two weekend performances of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.,” when the nation and the state shut down due to COVID-19. Last weekend the children’s musical finally returned to the stage for two weekends with the same…

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New life for former Clinton hospital as Legacy at Hays apartments

Clinton, South Carolina –  Clinton native Leonard Pitts was surrounded by family and friends as the City of Clinton and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce assisted in a joyful ribbon cutting and opening of Legacy at Hays, a new premium apartment building in the completely renovated buildings which for decades served as Dr. Hays’…

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Ballroom breathes new life into 1930s former armory

Laurens, S.C. – Johnny and Shenoa Cheeks recently opened their new event space in Laurens, and they are already seeing the fruits of their labor as requests for the historic armory on South Harper Street Extension outnumber the weekends. Dubbed The Ballroom Weddings and Events, LLC, the couple has rescued the historic armory, and schedules…

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