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Over 385 bicyclists and long-boarders gathered on Saturday to raise funds for Hospice of Laurens County at the eighth annual Flight of the Dove.

Short ones, tall ones, spotted ones, speckled ones – dogs of all shapes and sizes at Laurens County animal facilities have one thing in common. Lost, abandoned or no longer able to stay with their owners, they all need a new forever home.

The Laurens Commission of Public Works considered raising the rates in their December meeting on Monday.  “Increases are never good, but as costs continue to rise, adjustments become necessary,” said Laurens CPW’s General Manager Dale Satterfield. “The problem is the rising cost, without a corresponding increase of customers.”  The board tabled the rates till their January meeting.

The Young Professionals Organization (YPO) partnered with Robin's Nest on Main for the December Business After Hours on Thursday. At the event, they coordinated a donation station for the Laurens County Safe Home.

Laurens YMCA will host the 14th annual Reindeer Run on Saturday, December 14 along Main Street in Laurens. 

Piedmont Technical College will be holding fall commencement exercises on December 12.

Operations P.U.S.H (Providing Underprivileged Students with Happiness) is hosting a Christmas gift drive in Laurens County to ensure a meaningful holiday for underprivileged students.

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Piedmont Technical College has been providing education to prepare students in Greenwood to become certified EMTs.


Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 4th annual Toy Ride on Saturday, December 14.