GEAR UP hosting family night at LDHS, giving away free iPad

The GEAR UP program at Laurens District 55 High School will host a Family Night on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:00pm in the Lecture Theater at LDHS.  The theme for this event is “A Night with College Board”. 

Record number of “Bags of Love” collected for local senior citizens

A record count of 922 bags were collected from local businesses, organizations and community members through the United Way of Laurens County’s (UWLC) Bags of Love program.

New ministry to work with homeless families with children

Homelessness is an issue within our country that can no longer be ignored. Recent estimates show that 2 to 3 million people are homeless within the United States. 

Junior Leadership Laurens County gets a lesson on public safety

If you saw the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office helicopter flying low over Laurens on Friday morning, he was not involved in a high-speed chase or looking for illegal drugs. The helicopter was in town as a part of public safety day for Junior Leadership Laurens County (JLLC).

Piedmont Tech offering students free financial aid application assistance

Piedmont Technical College is joining high schools and colleges across the state to help provide free information and assistance to students and families who are applying for financial aid for postsecondary education.

District 55 superintendent shows support for LDHS student body

“It’s hard to believe that this is the same gym that was on the news last week,” District 55 Superintendent Dr. Stephen Peters said, addressing LDHS students on Wednesday morning before a Black History Month program.

New business celebrates ribbon cutting in Clinton

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Bush River Realty on Thursday.

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site to participate in Great Backyard Bird Count

Musgrove Mill will offer a ranger-led hike in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count on Monday, Feb. 20. This event is sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society.

E.B. Morse Elementary student brings knife to school

A fifth grade student at E.B. Morse was reported as having a knife in her backpack today at school, according to District 55 Director of Administrative Services Ed Murray.

ZF Transmissions apprenticeship program hosting open house

ZF Transmissions apprenticeship program is hosting an open house on Thursday, February 23 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at their facility in Gray Court.