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Dr. T.E. “Bud” Marchant, president of Central Carolina Community College since 2008, has been selected as The Sanford Herald’s 2013 Citizen of the Year.

In recognition of its 75th anniversary in 2014, Laurens Electric Cooperative announced a community initiative called 75 Acts of Kindness.

“Together ... We Can” was the theme for Tuesday evening’s Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. The Master of Ceremonies was King Dixon, with Michael C. Riordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greenville Health System.

Terrorist survivor and founder of Strength to Strength, and New Jersey native, Sarri Singer spoke at Thursday's Rotary meeting.

This month, Hickory Tavern’s Kimberly Lollis Parrish launched her new book, “All the Way to Heaven and Back: Surviving the Loss of a Loved One.”  It is the culmination of years of grief and speaking about loss and living life afterwards.

The falling structure at 133 E. Main Street is coming down, it is just a matter of when and by whom. On Tuesday, the Laurens City Council agreed to proceed with demolition of the empty building.

Palmetto Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLMT) (the “Company”) reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $2.7 million ($0.21 per diluted share) compared to third quarter 2013 net income of $22.2 million ($1.74 per diluted share).

On Friday, Kathy Leonard Revan, 58, was sentenced to 25 years for the murder of Shawn Morrigan on August 11, 2011. The victim was a resident of Alpharetta, GA.

Upstate SC Alliance and Matt Petro of Retail Strategies made presentations to the LCDC Board on Tuesday describing their work and how it benefits the county.

Laurens City Council took another step to bring down the empty building on the corner of Highway 221 and East Main Street in their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening.