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  SCDPS URGES MOTORISTS TO BUCKLE UP, DRIVE SOBER DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY     COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Public Safety will partner with law enforcement from neighboring Southeastern states as well as local agencies for a strong emphasis on DUI and other unsafe driving behaviors during the...
Despite the fact that the U.S. is still firmly in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on August 24, and were 87% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for...
  Use Your Labor Day Road Trip  to Become a More Civic-Minded Family             Labor Day is almost here, and for many families that long-awaited road trip is right around the corner. If you’re wondering how to keep the kids occupied during the long drive (besides video games and bickering!),...
  Museum tackles operations $$, eyes utility accounts.     Something that was “headed for the trash heap” now is on display on the second floor of what is going to become an extension, and expansion, of “Laurens County’s attic.” Friezes from Central School were destined to be thrown away, but now...
  Relief grants give small business a window to survive coronavirus.     Laurens County has leveraged a $50,000 investment into a grants program that could sustain small businesses through the economic downturn of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 Crisis. Live entertainment and social venues have been...
  Money matters dominate council.       Money - how to spend it, how to give it, and how to take it in - was the dominate theme for the Aug. 25 meeting of the Laurens County Council. These are some of the dollar figures that were addressed: -- $50,000, the County appropriation to the Chamber of...
AUTHORITIES SAID 1 PERSON WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH TUESDAY NIGHT IN CLINTON - Police Statement, see attached PDF.   The incident happened outside the First Pentecostal Church, reports said. A Coroner's Office report said the victim was a male, ID as Kevern Simmons, 29, of Fountain Inn. Clinton...
“Our kids are not for sale” - Crowd shouts during event for awareness at Laurens Square - photo gallery, below.     Tackling issues of human trafficking, child sexual abuse, date rape, and pedophilia, a crowd of about 30 rounded the Monument Square in downtown Laurens Friday evening for an...
JOANNA - BOIL WATER -- IT has been repealed.     Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission advises residents of the Joanna community, east of Clinton, to boil their water. Residents are advised to "vigorously boil their water at least 1 full minute prior to drinking or cooking" - people advised...
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; Attempted murder; domestic assault; a not-guilty verdict -- and a child trafficking allegation (federal).     Attempt to Run Over Wife with Car Monday, August 31, 2020 -- WLBG on-line   An attempt to run over his wife with a car was alleged with an arrest near Lake Greenwood...

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