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More than half of the pharmacies in Laurens County are locally owned. They span the county from Gray Court to Joanna and are service-focused, with fast and friendly service. Yet, each has its own personality and uniqueness.

The Women’s Life Center of GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014 on January 2.

GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital hosted the December meeting of the Chamber’s Leadership Laurens County Class XIX with a luncheon, presentations and tours of the new Emergency Services and Women’s Life Center.

The GoLaurens Pet of the week is a sweet and playful, young female with a great personality. She has a tan, short-haired coat.

Laurens Electric Cooperative named IT technician Telly Williams its Employee the Year for 2013.

Harpist Vonda Darr will open the 2014 spring Presbyterian College Performance Series.

Resolutions are internationally as much a part of the New Year celebrations as fireworks and songs. For many, they are a new beginning, for others, a retry to do better.  Some are practical, some impossible. Some are achieved, others never could be. All look with hope to times to come.

The city garbage pick-up schedule will change this week due to the New Year's holiday. Garbage will be not be collected on Wednesday. Wednesday collection will be moved to Thursday. Thursday collection will be moved to Friday, and Friday collection will be moved to Saturday.

Shooting fireworks for New Years continues to be a longstanding tradition. Local authorities are urging those shooting this year to use extreme caution.

All county police agencies are increasing patrols in an effort to keep residents safe over the New Year’s holiday.