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Pam Stone: Twelve Diet Cokes a day?

Of all the political reports and tweets blasting back and forth this past week there is one that simply stuns me especially as it was not denied by President Trump.

Sober or Slammer! DUI enforcement begins ahead of holidays

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has kicked off the enforcement component of the Christmas/New Year’s Sober or Slammer! campaign to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries.

Lander University celebrates 156th commencement

GREENWOOD – Nearly 200 graduates received their degrees on Saturday, Dec. 16, during Lander University’s 156th commencement. During the keynote address, Ironman triathlete, attorney and motivational speaker Jay Hewitt congratulated the graduates on “reaching the finish line,” but urged them to “look forward rather than looking back.”

Laurens County students compete in Michelin STEM Challenge

Students from Laurens District 55, Laurens District 56 and Laurens Academy descended onto the campus of Laurens District High School on Thursday and Friday for the annual Michelin STEM Challenge.

LDHS graduate helps Clemson teams take top honors in Carolinas Turf Bowl

MYRTLE BEACH — When it comes to turf, a group of Clemson University students recently showed they’re tops in the Carolinas.

Laurens County Library cuts ribbon on new bookmobile

The Laurens County Public Library System (LCPL) revealed their new bookmobile to the community on Tuesday afternoon.

Local businesses eligible for potential savings through Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Businesses in South Carolina were eligible for more than $100 million in potential tax savings so far this year through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) recently announced.

District 55 and 56 receive over $2.3 million in school infrastructure improvement funding

The State Board of Education has approved over $55 million in funds allotted by the General Assembly to be used for school facility improvement projects in 48 eligible school districts, including District 55 and 56.

County Council debates need for new roof, HVAC units at Hillcrest Square

Laurens County is looking for someone to install 27 air conditioners and put a new roof on the Hillcrest Square Judicial/Services/Administration Center.

Solicitor’s Office distributes toys to needy children

The Christmas season is often associated with merry family gatherings and celebrations bursting at the seams with yuletide glee. For many families, however, the Christmas season can be a disheartening time as parents struggle to provide a nice Christmas for their children.