‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Exit 2

  December 7, 2022

by Joseph Dyches ‘Twas the night before Christmas and at Exit 2, The sign had been broken, that leads to me and you; It reflected no vision, no respect or…

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The Wait is Over – Rootimentary Now Open to the Public

  December 5, 2022

Good things come to those who wait. It’s been a long wait since the announcement of an upscale restaurant coming to Laurens and by all accounts it was well worth…

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New leadership prepares FUEL for high growth future

  December 1, 2022

FUEL, one of Greenville’s leading marketing and branding agencies, announced today the acquisition of the company by Mary Church Cornette, the agency’s vice president and creative director. Warren Griffith, who…

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Randy Randall Announces Run for Mayor of Clinton

  November 29, 2022

Former Clinton Mayor Randy Randall announced this week he will run once again to serve as the city’s mayor. Randall previously served in local government for a total of 17…

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Long-time Charleston real estate agents open their own brokerage

  November 28, 2022

Long-time real estate agents Terry and Tim Haas have opened their own brokerage, 32 South Properties. They will serve Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and the greater Charleston community in buying…

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Laurens County Farmer Wins First Place at Sunbelt Ag Expo

  November 21, 2022

Last month the Sunbelt Ag Expo was held inn Moultrie, Georgia. Among the competitions was the Southeastern Hay contest and this year’s winner is from Laurens County.  Mr. Reed Edwards…

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Archeologists, historians unearth remarkable discovery at Camden Battlefield

  November 17, 2022

On November 11, the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust announced a significant historic discovery at the Revolutionary War Camden Battlefield. The Trust, acting on behalf of Historic Camden Foundation, contracted…

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Nelson Mullins in Columbia welcomes James E. Smith, Jr.

  November 16, 2022

Former member of the S.C. House of Representatives, combat veteran, and experienced litigator James E. Smith, Jr. has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in its Columbia, S.C. office as a…

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Richland Mall to be sold and redeveloped

  November 10, 2022

The City of Forest Acres announced that Richland Mall will be sold to Southeastern, a development, brokerage and consulting firm based in Augusta, Georgia. The site as it exists right…

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Patriots Kitchen in Clinton Closing Doors Permanently Friday

  November 9, 2022

Tuesday was a sad day in Clinton with the announcement from Patriots Kitchen that they would be closing permanently on Friday, November 11. Another restaurant closing for reasons heard all…

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LCSO Sergeant Recognized for Saving a Life

  November 7, 2022

Sergeant Amanda Alexander of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) was recently recognized by Governor McMaster for saving a life by administering the overdose reversal drug naloxone in an emergency…

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City of Clinton Among 2022 Elevate Upstate Grant Finalists

  November 3, 2022

Ten at the Top (TATT) is excited to host their Annual Celebrating Successes event on Wednesday, November 16th.  At this event, the finalists for the 2022 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate…

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Voya Financial to acquire Benefitfocus, Inc.

  November 3, 2022

Acquisition accelerates Voya’s strategy in health and wealth solutions, adding broad-based benefits administration capabilities that extend its reach across workplace benefits and savings.  Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), a leading…

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City Council Highlights | November 1, 2022

  November 3, 2022

The City Council Meeting on November 1, 2022 started off with approving the consent agenda (Items 2-11), which consisted of various contract approvals that improve the efficiencies of our City’s fleet services, public safety and Columbia water infrastructure. Another…

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Visitors to Columbia top 15 million, ECSC announces

  November 2, 2022

Experience Columbia SC, the Destination Marketing Organization for the Columbia region, announced that tourism is thriving again, to the tune of 15.1 million visitors in 2021. The latest numbers were…

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Coat and Cozies Drive – Helping Those in Need

  November 2, 2022

We may not get much snow in South Carolina but winter temps do dip into the frigidly cold zone. For those really cold days, everyone needs to bundle up with…

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MUSC Health and The MetroHealth System create Ovatient

  October 24, 2022

New partnership aims to redesign traditional care delivery model while maintaining connectivity to health systems’ clinical expertise The Medical University of South Carolina health system (MUSC Health) and The MetroHealth…

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BMW investing $1.7 billion to expand S.C. manufacturing capacity and footprint

  October 20, 2022

Investment will create 300 jobs and prepare for production of electric vehicle The BMW Group continues the roll-out of its electromobility plan with a new investment to expand Plant Spartanburg…

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SC Ports developing near-dock rail at the Port of Charleston

  October 18, 2022

With support from South Carolina elected leaders, South Carolina Ports will soon have near-dock rail and an inner-harbor barge operation to ensure fluidity and capacity for the Southeast supply chain.…

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Piedmont Tech Extends No-Cost Option Through Summer 2023

  October 12, 2022

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is extending its No Cost for Tuition Option through Summer 2023. “The fact that enrollment has been up since we offered this option — 17 percent…

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