upstate SC

Things to do, places to give to this Christmas

Laurens County, S.C. – Small Business Saturday followed Black Friday and gave Laurens County residents many opportunities to shop and support local business this past weekend. There will be more local shopping specials and much more Christmas magic in coming days as the county celebrates the Yuletide season. And all month long, Woodbridge Senior Living…

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Thursday PMPA meeting offers solution for supplemental power discord

Update note: Includes broader supplemental power agreements description. While the city councils of Laurens and Clinton handled an issue in very different ways, both councils approved resolutions this week ahead of a Thursday morning, Nov. 21, meeting of the Piedmont Municipal Power Authority. At issue is the supplemental power agreements that the 10 cities have…

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Main Street Laurens’ planned music fest wins $5,000 grant

During a luncheon earlier today, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, Main Street Laurens was again named as one of two winners of a $5,000 Hughes Investment grant, which will help fund its inaugural year of “The Piedmont Blues & Roots Music Festival,” slated for May 9, 2020. Main Street Laurens had already been named, along with…

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Library sets Sunday afternoon for public birthday drop-in

Laurens County Library is celebrating 30 years in its location on West Main Street in Laurens, and the Friends of the Library is hosting a party and the public is invited Sunday, Nov. 17 for a drop-in from 3 to 5 p.m. The non-profit Friends of the Library is welcoming the public for refreshments, door…

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Power crews head out to assist after Dorian

Crews from Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC) and Laurens Commission of Public Works (LCPW) left early Friday morning to assist utility companies struggling to get customers’ power back up after Dorian’s sweep through the South Carolina Lowcountry and Midlands, which is good news for the more than 202,000 electric customers who were still without power Friday morning. Six…

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Volunteers prepare for ‘Team Up to Cleanup’

The Quarterly Community Cleanup, part of the Keep Laurens County Beautiful Campaign, will take place this Saturday, Sept. 7, and there are already 20 groups signed up to participate, according to Dianne Wyatt with the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the program. Safety vests, trash bags and gloves are available at the chamber,…

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Doves fly at FOTD as Hospice brings 400 cyclists to Clinton

Walt Willard and Claire Hamanaka of Hidden Lake at Cross Hill are typically riding along with other tandem bicyclists at rides like the Georgia Tandem Rally or the Southern Tandem Rally in Greenwood held in September.      This past Saturday, Aug. 10, however, they were among the 400 cyclists from Laurens County, across South Carolina,…

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