Laurens County Council

“Sugar Rush” presses forward for 80 new Laurens County jobs - AND THIS TUESDAY council meeting.     Fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements will bring an $11.8 million investment to Laurens County and will continue for a fourth-time extension another $2,5 million investment. “Project Sugar Rush” is the 80-...
  Relief grants give small business a window to survive coronavirus.     Laurens County has leveraged a $50,000 investment into a grants program that could sustain small businesses through the economic downturn of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 Crisis. Live entertainment and social venues have been...
  Money matters dominate council.       Money - how to spend it, how to give it, and how to take it in - was the dominate theme for the Aug. 25 meeting of the Laurens County Council. These are some of the dollar figures that were addressed: -- $50,000, the County appropriation to the Chamber of...
Laurens County: Testing sites, hosting murder trial, and teams searching for missing persons & Magistrates September at The Ridge - & PROJECT SUGAR RUSH.       As schools re-open, Laurens County’s government is going to need other places, such as churches, to recommend for COVID-19 testing...
“This virus is real, and it is very active” - 40 deaths now in Laurens County, by Sunday, Aug. 9. SC could have 100,000 infections and 2,000 deaths from Coronavirus/COVID-19.     On Monday, the eyes of the South Carolina justice system focused on Laurens County, as the first term of criminal court...
County government encourages masks -- 938 Laurens County COVID-19 Cases.         On a day when more than 2,000 South Carolinians were reported with new COVID-19 infections, the Laurens County Council adopted a resolution encouraging people to wear masks in grocery stores and pharmacies. Council...
TONIGHT - LAURENS COUNTY - WILL ENCOURAGE the wearing of face masks in groceries and pharmacies, and in county owned facilities where social distancing is not possible - Meeting this Tuesday at 5:30 pm, masks optional.   The Tuesday, July 14 meeting of the Laurens County Council includes a...
Masks, Optional (13 of the 15 largest cities in the state have mandated masks for shopping, per FITS News).       Those Laurens County residents who choose to attend next Tuesday’s council meeting will have the option of wearing masks. They will see, in the council chambers, some social distancing...
  General Fund Budget - $33 Million: County’s Budget has one “no,” opposed to “growing government”.       The lone dissenter from an unanimous agreement on a $33 million Laurens County Budget said now is not to time to be “growing government.” Laurens County Council Vice-Chairman Joe Wood, who will...
1-Cent Sales Tax: Council majority says send capital tax to county voters - there will be a public hearing before the county council on July 28th.       If the voters approve in November, projects in the City of Clinton could be funded at just over $11 million, based on a decision last Tuesday by...

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