Roberts sentenced to 14 years in prison in connection with James Bolt murder

Brenda L. Roberts was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of accessory after the fact in the murder of VFW employee James M. Bolt.

City of Laurens renews contract with Waste Industries for residential garbage collection

Laurens City Council unanimously approved a new 5-year contract with Waste Industries last week for residential garbage collection in the City of Laurens.

Man involved in chase with local law enforcement found dead in GA

A man involved in a 47-mile chase with the Laurens Police Dept. and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office that extended to I-85 in Anderson County was found dead in his car in Georgia on Wednesday.

Verdin's Too hosting grand opening this weekend

Verdin’s Too will host their grand opening on April 28-29 just off the historic public square in Laurens.

Chamber of Commerce honors quarterly award winners

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce recognized their Ambassador of the Quarter and Small Business of the Quarter at the board of directors meeting on Monday.

County Council approves mobile home, subdivision ordinances

Laurens County Council has given final reading to a subdivision ordinance, despite a developer saying the county changed the rules for subdivisions in the middle of the game and a council member raising concerns brought to him by a surveyor.

Laurens Electric offers golfers shot at $1 million

Come to the Eagle Zone Golf Improvement Center on Pelham Road in Greenville Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 for a chance to win $1 million in Laurens Electric Cooperative’s 15th Annual Hole In One Shootout. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Project Hope Foundation.

Clinton Middle School names new principal

Laurens County School District 56 announced on Wednesday that Chris Winkler will be joining the district as principal of Clinton Middle School beginning July 1. 

Letter to the Editor: Preparing students for the 21st century work environment

Dear Editor:

The development of community groups rallying against the $109-million-dollar referendum to build a new high school and add additions to other facilities or to adopt a new direction from the work and outcomes of the Facilities Planning Advisory Committee (FPAC) propels me as superintendent of schools in Laurens County School District 55 (L55) to respectfully respond.

Chamber of Commerce President/CEO search down to five finalists

The search for a new President and CEO of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce took another step forward on Tuesday as the executive committee narrowed the field to five finalists.

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