LDHS students honored as Innovation Challenge award recipients

IT-oLogy and the South Carolina Department of Education recently announced the recipients of the first annual Innovation Challenge.

District 55 board approves purchase of property near Ford Elementary

With an eye to the future, the Laurens County School District 55 Board of Trustees approved buying land at the corner of Smith Road and Lucas Avenue near Ford Elementary.

District 56 addressing issues with absenteeism, tardiness

A new law mandates that schools that do not track and try to remedy chronic absenteeism will be labeled with this problem on their report cards.

Laurens County Library hosting 'Monster Meet-Up' with children’s author

The Laurens County Public Library is hosting “Monster Meet-Up” with Michelle Nelson-Schmidt on October 30 at 6:00pm. She will present an energetic, engaging, and enthusiastic talk filled with childhood stories, vibrant artwork, and readings from her books.

Pam Stone: Cruising in a haunted red Subaru

After 170,000 miles and a slipping transmission, Paul bravely decided to send his Hyundai over the rainbow bridge. Except it needed a tow truck to get over it and meet all its South Korean relatives on the other side.

Piedmont Tech welcomes new Presidential Ambassadors

Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 14 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common. They all echo a common message of gratitude for the impact Piedmont Tech has had on their lives, both personally and academically.

SC Bar Association hosting free legal workshop on powers of attorney

The South Carolina Bar Association is providing free legal workshops which offer valuable information to seniors and their caregivers, including one in Laurens on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

United Way of Laurens County gives out boxes of food at pop-up food pantry

The United Way of Laurens County hosted a pop-up food pantry in Gray Court on Tuesday, giving away approximately 50 boxes of food to those in need.

Ford Elementary students get creative with #FordRocks

During the month of September, Ford Elementary art students participated in a project that combined lessons about art and altruism through the creation of painted rocks.

Man shot at Laurens convenience store

A man was shot in the leg at the Handee Mart on Church St. at Anderson Drive around 9pm on Thursday night.