Laurens County Council

Development recruiting brings announcements; more progress seen.   Coming off news that is “fantastic” for Laurens County, according to County Council Chairman Brown Patterson, county leaders progressed forward this month on the economic development and community growth fronts. Patterson referred...
Codes Enforcement takes steady, legal approach for land clean-ups.   The unsightly mess that is some land in Laurens County is falling victim to “persistence” - the relentless pursuit by the Laurens County Codes Enforcement Office. The office director, Chuck Bobo, took the Laurens County Council...
Being tired of Covid should not prevent precautions -- Benfield.   As the third wave of COVID-19 consumes the nation - making neighboring Greenville the most infected mid-sized city in the nation, according to the White House Task Force - the CEO of Laurens County Hospital tells county leaders, “...
“People are going to be amazed” -- county council gets upbeat message.   It was perhaps the most upbeat meeting of the Laurens County Council in several years. As Brown Patterson was elected chairman and Jeff Carroll was elected vice-chairman, the council brought on two new members, David Tribble...
Closed library, cases on the rise: “We must mitigate this virus”.   With total infections over 2,100, Laurens County like the rest of the United States is facing a new spike in  potentially deadly COVID-19 infections. Now in its ninth month, the pandemic has contributed to more than 60 deaths in...
DIRT TRACK NEIGHBORS OBJECT – NOISE & EROSION, also, COVID Closes the Courthouse, voting still open.   Development in the northern portion of Laurens County is going to be stifled if the government does not enforce ordinances and take a role in tamping down a dirt track in the Greenpond...
Delay Approved: reassessment of land for tax purposes is postponed for year.   Laurens County property will undergo tax reassessment twice in the next four years with action last Tuesday night of the county council. Reassessing all parcels in the county has been difficult during the Coronavirus-...
RV Parks still unresolved by Laurens County Council.     A discussion interrupted by COVID-19, what to do about RV Parks particularly on Lake Greenwood, is back before the Laurens County Council. At its Sept. 22 meeting, council took a long time trying to sort out previous action, and a tabled...
“Sugar Rush” presses forward for 80 new Laurens County jobs - AND THIS TUESDAY council meeting.     Fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements will bring an $11.8 million investment to Laurens County and will continue for a fourth-time extension another $2,5 million investment. “Project Sugar Rush” is the 80-...
  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...

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