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Gov. McMaster recognizes May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

The Little family from Laurens received a special recognition on Monday from SC Rep. Mark Willis.

Five cadets commissioned from Highlander ROTC program at Presbyterian College

On Saturday, May 6, at Presbyterian College, five cadets were commissioned from the Highlander Battalion Army ROTC program. In addition, retired Col. Arthur G. Maxwell, Jr., ’73 was inducted into the Presbyterian College ROTC Hall of Fame.

D.A.R.E. program graduates 219 students

What began in May of 2016 came to a close a few weeks ago with the final D.A.R.E. graduation in District 55 for the 2016-2017 school year.

County Council approves new policies for county retirement benefits

Laurens County Council approved policies on Tuesday night pertaining to retirement benefits for current county retirees, current county employees and new hires.

Laurens CPW renews agreement with accounting firm

The Laurens Commission of Public Works board of commissioners unanimously agreed to approve their audit for 2016 and to continue their agreement with Greene, Finney & Horton to provide auditing services for the next three years.

Laurens man dies in crash on Highway 76

A Laurens man died on Monday morning after a crash on Highway 76 at Barnes Rd., according to the Laurens County Coroner’s Office. The crash occurred around 8am.  

Suspected shooter at Fountain Inn plant charged with attempted murder

David Jerome Butler, the suspected shooter at the Yanfeng manufacturing plan in Fountain Inn last week has turned himself in at the Simpsonville Police Dept., accoring to Laurens County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jarvis Reeder.

SC Department of Education completes facility assessment for District 55

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE) was recently required to procure a contract with vendors to conduct reviews of “facilities use and management” with “site reviews when needed” for all of the Abbeville Plaintiff schools.

Area mental health centers schedule drop-ins

Community drop-ins and a regional forum are scheduled this month to generate interest in South Carolina’s mental health issues.

Rossie Walker Lodge awards winning raffle tickets

The Rossie Walker Lodge recently held a communication meeting and awarded winning raffle tickets for gift cards to Hummdinger on the historic square in Laurens.