Former LDHS football player killed in Simpsonville crash

A former football player and 2016 graduate of Laurens District High School was killed in a deadly crash in Simpsonville on Friday morning.

Fountain Inn opening emergency shelter on Monday

The City of Fountain Inn will be opening the Activity Center as an emergency shelter on Monday, September 11 at noon.

CHS trends up, LDHS trends down on annual ACT Readiness Report

ACT released its annual Condition of College and Career Readiness Report for the Class of 2017 on Thursday. South Carolina’s 50,936 high school graduates showed across the board improvements during the state’s second year of 100 percent participation in the college entrance assessment.

Local government officials preparing for Hurricane Irma

City of Clinton, City of Laurens and Laurens County personnel, along with the American Red Cross, are actively monitoring Hurricane Irma as well as participating in state and local emergency management preparations.

Piedmont Tech, Lander build new bridge to help students succeed

Te’yanna Mathis had an idea – go to Piedmont Technical College for two years, then transfer to a four-year school. She just didn’t know which university.

Gov. McMaster, state officials announce preparations for Hurricane Irma

Governor Henry McMaster held a media briefing on Thursday with state emergency response officials to provide an update on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Carolina and announce preparation plans put in place by executive order to reduce the risk of life-threatening situations arising, should the storm directly affect the state.

District 55 teacher a finalist for FSIoffice/Carolina Panthers Teacher of the Week

Laurens Elementary third grade teacher Krystal McGrew was notified on Tuesday that she is one of this week’s finalists for the FSIoffice/Carolina Panthers Teacher of the Week.

Appreciation events for local firefighters postponed due to Hurricane Irma

An event to honor and recognize local firefighters in Laurens and Clinton, planned for Sept. 11, has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma. 

By the numbers: Observations of the failed $109 million referendum

Voters in Laurens District 55 overwhelmingly defeated a $109 million school bond referendum 6559-1961 on Tuesday.

Gov. McMaster asks South Carolinians to prepare for Hurricane Irma

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma impacting the state.