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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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NBC’s ‘Today Show’ spot extends reach of The Echo Project

Laurens, S.C. – Rev. David Kennedy and his congregation’s Echo Project have been on the national stage before, and that was the case again Tuesday morning when Kennedy was interviewed by The Today Show host Craig Melvin for the beginning of Black History Month. Melvin visited Laurens in the fall to begin filming the five-minute…

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Local utilities prepare for potential winter storm

Laurens, South Carolina – Utility companies servicing Laurens County and the South Carolina Department of Transportation are taking steps to prepare for the projected winter storm tonight and tomorrow. The SCDOT announced it was to begin sanding or salting roads on Thursday and would continue work as needed, and encouraging motorists to stay off roadways…

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Laurens to ‘spread Christmas cheer’ Friday night

There’s the scene in the quintessential Christmas movie, “Elf,” when the only way to help Santa’s sleigh get enough power to fly is for the people gathered in the city square to sing out their Christmas cheer. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” said Buddy the Elf.…

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Rezoning sets high density development on track in Clinton

May, 17, 2021 Clinton, S.C. – Clinton City Council saw plans from three developers earlier this month during the regular May meeting, and while council still did not take a vote on which developer could purchase a tract on Highway 72, council members gave initial approval on rezoning property not far from Eastside School from industrial…

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