Timeline set for LCWSC to begin drawing water from Lake Greenwood

By April 2021, the Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission could be drawing water from Lake Greenwood, treating it and distributing the commodity to homes and businesses throughout its system.

District 56 board votes against administrator, principal recommendations for 2017-2018

Four of the seven members of the District 56 Board of Trustees took the unusual step of voting against administrator and principal recommendations for next year, during a meeting Monday at Joanna-Woodson Elementary School.

Laurens Electric Cooperative announces second community solar offering

Laurens Electric Cooperative will add 150 kilowatts (kW) of capacity to its community solar program this summer, by adding 60 kW to its Mauldin solar farm and building a 90 kW solar array at its Laurens headquarters.

District 55 school board delays $109 million bond referendum

In response to community concerns, the Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) Board of Trustees voted on Monday night to reschedule a bond referendum that was previously slated for May 9, 2017. The referendum will now be held on September 5, 2017.

LDHS student selected for all-state orchestra

Christopher Koscher, a student at LDHS, was recently selected as an all-state violist for the South Carolina All-State Orchestra.

Billy's Blog: City Council to vote this week on 60 percent pay raise

Laurens City Council will vote on Wednesday on whether to increase their pay for serving on council.

Laurens NJROTC freshman orienteering team places fourth at Navy Nationals

Three Laurens District High School NJROTC orienteering teams participated in the Navy JROTC National Orienteering Championship Invitational on Feb. 18-19.

Whitten Center hosts No Snow Snowman contest

The Whitten Center Parents’ Club recently sponsored a No Snow Snowman contest for residents and staff.

Laurens County students named to Region 2 Honor Band

Eight Laurens County students were recently selected for the Region 2 Honor Band.

Thornwell children feed the homeless

Thirty-five children from Thornwell spent their President’s Day volunteering to feed the homeless in Columbia, SC.