Laurens County Council

  A place for recreation on Lake Greenwood -- Part of a Vision 2040 for Laurens County   A safe place for swimmers on the Laurens County side of Lake Greenwood is being envisioned as the county council progresses through a 2040 visioning process. Andy Howard, county parks, recreation and tourism...
Laurens County has shifted its focus in terms of what is the most pressing buildings need right now – county council has agreed to spend $700,000 to “stabilize” the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. For years, the two “top priorities” have been the Hillcrest Square Judicial – Services –...
  A Vision for Laurens County: Agricultural and Educational   In addition to a Vision 2040 looking-forward report by the county administrator, the Laurens County Council last Tuesday heard about visionary projects related to agriculture and education. The county currently owns land to accommodate...
TONIGHT - Laurens County Council will examine the possibility of operating an Agricultural Center, and location for a possible Technology Center. Council will meet at 5:30 pm in council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. The meeting is open to the public. Item 6A...
  Long-range planning: Laurens County aims to deal with near future “big-ticket” expenses   For the second time, Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime has introduced the county council to the concept of long-range planning for future capital needs. The county needs to renovate its Historic...
Gift to Laurens County - The family of the late Marion Carnell, a state legislator for more than 40 years representing Greenwood, Laurens and Abbeville counties, gifted this painting to Laurens County.   It depicts a “meeting” of recent South Carolina governors. County Council Vice-Chairman Joe...
Last night, Dr. David Pitts was elected the chairman of Laurens County Council. He replaces Joe Wood who was elected vice-chairman, on a motion by Pitts. The election of chairman was brought about by the election of staggered terms council members. Kemp Younts representing District 1 and Jeffrey...
PHOTOS: Laurens County elected officials are administered their oaths of office Thursday morning in the Hillcrest main courtroom by A. Sandy Cruickshanks, county attorney.   Taking the pledge to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities are Jim Coleman, auditor; Cindy Burke, treasurer;...
Sub-dividing property means variance discussion for Laurens County Council   A majority of the Laurens County Council has decided to bend a rule just a little to bring about a land sub-division near Fountain Inn. An Anderson developer wants to acquire a property on which there are several...
  Tollison bids farewell: “We worked well together”    Keith Tollison thanked his fellow council members for their lessons in governance, at his final meeting last Tuesday. “As a group, we worked well together,” Tollison said. All members of council expressed their appreciation of service to...

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