Opinion: Seeing the fruits of your labor

Every kid that comes out of high school is not going to be able to go to college. With the new school, they are going to get these kids ready to get higher paying, high quality jobs.

Letter to the Editor: Seize the moment

Great opportunities are afforded at different intervals, and at those times one should seize the moment.  An excellent barometer for seizing the moment is one’s value system. 

Opinion: Teachers must have the tools to teach

The world is changing rapidly and schools have to keep up. Some of the problems we are having now in having an educated workforce is because of mistakes we made 10 years ago.

Letter to the Editor: Questioning the SC DOE's facility assessment report

According to the SC Department of Education’s Facility Assessment Report Phase I – for the Abbeville Plaintiff Districts issued on March 16, 2017, Laurens County School District 55’s overall facilities profile is only in the “fair” range (defined as marginally operational and/or acceptable but at the end of the material or systems useful life).

Former Laurens CPW general manager passes away

A former general manager at the Laurens Commission of Public Works for 35 years passed away at the age of 94 on Wednesday.

SCDPS reminds motorists to buckle up, drive sober during Labor Day weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement partners will continue a strong emphasis on preventing impaired driving through its Sober or Slammer! DUI enforcement campaign going into the long Labor Day weekend. Labor Day is typically a heavy travel time on the roads as families take in the last trip of summer.

Two minutes with...Chamber of Commerce Chairman Brenda Ligon

Welcome to this week's episode of "Two Minutes with...", a new, weekly video series from 

A celebration of success and renewal for United Way of Laurens County

The United Way of Laurens County (UWLC) kicked off their 2017-2018 campaign at the Mabry-Smith-Yonce Center on the campus of Presbyterian College on Thursday.

Opinion: Making it possible for those that come after us

Recently, my mind began to wander back to my school years. Sanders, Garlington Street, Laurens Middle and Laurens High. I thought about how others made it possible for me to obtain an education.

Clinton and Laurens changing garbage collection schedules for Labor Day holiday

The City of Clinton and the City of Laurens will revise their garbage collection schedule for the week of September 3 due to the observation of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4.