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Coroner: Laurens County man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Laurens County man found with a gunshot wound in his home on Tuesday has died, according to Laurens County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jarvis Reeder.

LDHS Raider Band places second at C. Philip McIntyre Tournament of Bands

The Laurens District High School Raider Band participated in their third competitive performance of the season on Saturday at the C. Philip McIntyre Tournament of Bands.

District 55 school bus involved in collision on Hwy. 221

A Laurens District 55 school bus was involved in a collision with another vehicle on Hwy. 221 near New Prospect Baptist Church around 4:30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

LCPW approves contractor for Forest Hills sewer replacement project

The Laurens Commission of Public Works (LCPW) board of commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Monday night awarding the contract for the sewer replacement project in Forest Hills.  

Laurens County beautification efforts continue to prosper

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce’s (LCCC) Beautification Committee is working toward an affiliation with the Keep America Beautiful initiative.

National Weather Service confirms tornado in Laurens County

After assessing damage in Laurens County on Monday, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF 2 tornado touched down, causing significant damage, along with a string of violent storms that ripped through the area just after 4pm on Sunday. Early estimates clock winds near 120 mph. 

Celebrating National School Lunch Week in District 56 is all about the ingredients

For District 56 Director of Child Nutrition Cindy Jacobs, the “Recipes for Success” theme of National School Lunch Week 2017 hits home for her and her staff.

Laurens Library hosting Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week, created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) in 1998, is held annually in October to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

PTC College Fair highlights bridge and transfer partnerships

More than 30 colleges and universities were in attendance recently at a College Transfer Fair sponsored by Piedmont Technical College. The fair was provided to give students information on special bridge programs and transfer pathways.

Storms wreak havoc in Laurens County

Sections of Laurens County suffered significant damage after a string of violent storms ripped through the area just after 4pm on Sunday. Early estimates clock winds near 100 mph.