Laurens County Council

Members of Laurens County Council discussed procurement cards in a closed-to-the-public session - took no action. Designated as a "legal matter," the discussion will center on a recent internal audit of credit cards issues to all county employees, department heads, and members of council, if they...
  County credit cards audit finds no fraud, but “sloppy” bookkeeping   Acknowledging “weaknesses” and “sloppy paperwork,” but denying fraud, Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime outlined policy and practice changes for county credit card-holders, at the Sept. 25 Laurens County Council meeting. “...
  County Council outlines two new jobs, matches the money for fire equipment   Based on a committee’s recommendation, Laurens County Council made it possible for county administration to fill two new, budgeted positions. Job descriptions for an Information Technology manager and a County Planner...
  County says no, as Clinton asks for $6,000 fire increase   Adopting the county’s budget 20 minutes earlier, Laurens County Council said “no” last Tuesday night to a request from the City of Clinton to increase its fire service appropriation. No one from the city was present at the council’s...
To say he was surprised is an understatement - Laurens County Council Chairman Joe Wood saw his name on a list of credit (procurement) card charges from one of more than 100 cards issued by the county - Wood doesn’t have a Laurens County credit card. That was one of the revelations Tuesday night as...
Tonight, Laurens County Council has 24 items for discussion and action on its regular meeting agenda. Council is expected to adopt a $30M budget. The meeting is open to the public, 5:30 pm in the council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse, downtown Laurens. A public comments time is...
Tonight, Laurens County Council will discuss and decide on whether to join a class-action lawsuit against Big Pharma. Council will meet Tuesday, 5:30 pm in the council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. The meeting is open to the public. The council will consider...
County will not tell the feds a law is “unconstitutional”   Laurens County will not go on record as declaring “unconstitutional” a federal law that allows domestic terrorists to be arrested and held by the military. Council member Stewart Jones brought the resolution to the council meeting last...
Detention Center will house, temporarily, inmates from Newberry County   The Johnson Detention Center might come away from the deal with a renovated kitchen, but the chairman of Laurens County Council left no doubt he was annoyed about being uninformed of a deal that brings Newberry County inmates...
Hillcrest roof will be fixed; a portion will be repaired right now w- Council Meeting This Tuesday   Part of the roof at Hillcrest Square is leaking so badly it can’t wait a year for roof replacement and new air conditioning to be done, the Laurens County Council has decided. Under an emergency...

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