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REGIONAL BUSINESS - Caterpillar Locating New Operations in Greenwood County - 85 Jobs     GREENWOOD – Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, will locate...
Robin Morse was almost killed by a close-range, shotgun blast in 1975. His 44-year career in law enforcement ended last Friday — at least for now. “This is not my choice,” Morse said Friday. “I guess I’m getting fired. The city manager feels like if I’m gone, in his words, ‘some of the issues will...
Laurens Police Chief Sonny Ledda was introduced Monday night as the new Clinton Police Chief. Ledda, who had been chief in Laurens since 2013, announced his resignation Monday, effective Oct. 12. It is the second time he will follow Robin Morse, who was fired last week as Clinton’s top law...
  County credit cards audit finds no fraud, but “sloppy” bookkeeping   Acknowledging “weaknesses” and “sloppy paperwork,” but denying fraud, Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime outlined policy and practice changes for county credit card-holders, at the Sept. 25 Laurens County Council meeting. “...
  County Council outlines two new jobs, matches the money for fire equipment   Based on a committee’s recommendation, Laurens County Council made it possible for county administration to fill two new, budgeted positions. Job descriptions for an Information Technology manager and a County Planner...
Joanna Woodson shines: Literacy, flex seating, fund-raisers are ’18-19 projects   Students at Joanna Woodson Elementary are getting a real-life experience in the competitive world of college sports through a partnership with InnerSole. A charity supported by University of South Carolina and USA...
Laurens County Museum Auction and Silent Auction   The Laurens County Museum Auction and Silent Auction will be October 25, 6:30 - 9 p.m., at the Witherspoon Building, 116 South Public Square, Laurens. The winner of the Firmin Ford Car-for-a-Year promotion will be announced. Tickets ($20) are...
News reports say a person was killed Monday night on I-26 near Clinton. A deadly wreck happened at about 10:05 pm, a report said. This crash happened near Exit 52 (Hwy 56). A separate wreck involving a tractor-trailer happened near Mile Marker 56, causing all lanes of I-26 eastbound to be closed. ...
Rev. David Kennedy was interviewed Oct. 1 on the Today Show with Megyn Kelly about his relationship with former Klansman Michael Burden, and the infamous Redneck Shop in the former Echo Theater in downtown Laurens. Burden, the author of a book about the situation, and the director of the film "...
Chief Ledda Leaving Laurens Police; Will Become Clinton Chief in 2 Weeks Sonny Ledda was hired tonight (Oct. 1) as the new Police Chief for the City of Clinton. He starts in two weeks. An Army veteran and graduate of the FBI Academy, Ledda left Clinton Department of Public Safety to become the...

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