Laurens YMCA receives award for summer learning loss prevention program

The Family YMCA of Greater Laurens recently received one of four sponsors awards presented at the Executive Conference for Small and Mid-Size YMCA’s in Clearwater Beach, Florida.   

GHS Nurse-Family Partnership hosts community baby shower, concert

Baby showers provide exciting moments for families and the Greenville Health System Nurse-Family Partnership is planning one that will bring expectant moms across the Upstate together for games, prizes and a concert with a Grammy-nominated singer.

Piedmont Technical College helps workers, industry sharpen skills through apprenticeships

While the term sounds like something from centuries gone by, apprenticeships are a modern way to develop skills needed in today’s economy, as Piedmont Technical College students are finding out.

Deputy shoots to disable vehicle after home invasion, car chase

Two people are under arrest after a car chase through northern Laurens County on Wednesday that ended with a Laurens County Sheriff’s deputy firing his weapon at a vehicle.

Laurens City Council aiming for 60 percent pay raise

After an executive session on Tuesday night, Laurens City Council voted 5 to 2 on first reading of an ordinance to increase their pay to serve on council beginning in March.

Crimestoppers offering $1,000 reward for information in burglary case

Crimestoppers of Laurens County is offering a reward up to $1000 for any information leading to the arrest of an individual or individuals that are responsible for a burglary that occurred on February 3, 2017. 

Thornwell’s Early Head Start program passes first federal review

Federal reviewers recently found no deficiencies or non-compliances in any area of Thornwell’s Early Start program. The early childhood education program for three-year-old children opened July 26, 2016 and underwent its first federal review on February 7 and 8.

Dr. Stephen Peters - The Reality of Now

“Hope is a beautiful thing,” writes John Maxwell. A few years into my education career, I adopted the meaning of HOPE that expanded its reach to students who had lost it. The expanded version became, Helping Others Pursue Education (HOPE)!

Laurens County Memorial Hospital celebrates National Wear Red Day

In honor of National Wear Red Day, staff at LCMH gathered in the hospital lobby to show their true colors in an effort to alert the community that February is National Heart Month.

Charges expected for LMS student who made social media threats

Laurens Middle School (LMS) Principal Dr. Rhett Harris received a report on Tuesday from some students that there was a student on campus who had a razor-type instrument in their possession.