September 30 Hurricane Ian AM update

  September 30, 2022

September 30 Hurricane Ian AM Update City of Charleston Experiencing Impacts of Hurricane Ian, Residents Urged to Stay Home Charleston, S.C. – The city of Charleston is now experiencing the early…

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Winar Connection, Inc. establishing operations in Spartanburg County

  September 29, 2022

$5 million investment creating 50 new jobs Winar Connection, Inc. (Winar Connection), a manufacturer of custom cable products, announced plans to establish operations in Spartanburg County. The company’s $5 million…

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Hurricane Ian Expected to Make Landfall in South Carolina

  September 29, 2022

The National Hurricane Center recently issued a hurricane warning for portions of the South Carolina coast. Forecasters now believe Ian, which is currently a tropical storm, will make landfall somewhere…

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State agencies preparing for potential impact from Hurricane Ian

  September 29, 2022

On September 28, Governor Henry McMaster signed an Executive Order 2022-28 declaring a state of emergency and activating the state’s emergency operations plan, which enables state agencies to prepare for…

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Hurricane Ian Delays Squealin’ on the Square One Week

  September 28, 2022

Main Street Laurens and officials from the City of Laurens have announced that the city’s annual fall barbeque festival, “Squealin’ on the Square,” has been rescheduled to take place next…

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Blackbaud extends President and CEO Mike Gianoni’s contract

  September 22, 2022

Blackbaud announced it has extended President and CEO Mike Gianoni’s employment contract for an additional three years. The new arrangement extends Gianoni’s service through December 2025. Gianoni has been with Blackbaud…

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Flock and Rally names Merritt McNeely as Chief Executive Officer

  September 21, 2022

Long-time regional business leader to serve as agency’s CEO Longtime regional business leader Merritt McNeely has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of Flock and Rally, the woman-owned integrated communications…

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Westminster Church to Host Diaper Drive for Those in Need

  September 16, 2022

Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) in Clinton is partnering with the Carolina Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Spartanburg to provide “Diaper Drives” in Laurens County. “We know people are struggling and we…

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Vistio selects Charleston for corporate headquarters

  September 15, 2022

  The Charleston Digital Corridor announced that Vistio has selected Charleston, South Carolina for their corporate headquarters. Vistio, with over twenty years of experience, helps clients across multiple industries, including…

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Europastry establishing operations in Laurens County

  September 14, 2022

$23 million investment will create 155 new jobs Europastry, a global leader in baked goods, today announced plans to establish operations in Laurens County. The company’s $23 million investment will…

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Peace Center announces two new music venues and more

  September 13, 2022

Major renovations underway for live music club, listening room, and more! The Peace Center announced a major renovation project designed to diversify Greenville’s live music scene like never before. Dubbed…

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District 56 Test Scores Increase Pre-Covid Era

  September 6, 2022

Laurens County School District 56 test scores defy national trends on state assessments. District 56 test scores exceed pre-pandemic levels. “We have worked incredibly hard as a team to coordinate…

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LCK Report: South Carolina Construction Starts are Down

  September 6, 2022

Mid-Year 2022 South Carolina Construction Trends Report Key Takeaways: Mid-year statewide construction starts in key sectors totaled $1.4 billion, a $453 million decrease compared to mid-year 2021. Pre-development indicators appear favorable…

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Generating the Buzz in Laurens County for Two Years

  August 31, 2022

You’ve heard the proverb; necessity is the mother of invention. On September 1, 2020, the Laurens County Buzz was launched to fill a need in Laurens County. Today the Buzz…

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Bosch expanding operations in Anderson County

  August 31, 2022

$200 million investment will create 350 new jobs Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The company’s $200 million…

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Nephron Nitrile announces historic Made-in-America milestone

  August 29, 2022

Flight Arrives on Monday With First Equipment for Glove-Making Flanked by partners, business leaders and public officials, including Governor Henry McMaster and members of Lexington County Council, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation…

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Impact Housing Group establishing operations in Oconee County

  August 23, 2022

$30 million investment will create 215 new jobs over the next five years Impact Housing Group, a premier manufacturer of modular design housing, today announced plans to establish operations in…

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Southern First names Cal Hurst as President

  August 23, 2022

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, announced the appointment of Cal Hurst to President. Hurst has served as Chief Banking Officer and Executive Vice…

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Stogie’s on Musgrove Launches with Soft Opening

  August 21, 2022

Stogies on Musgrove is open for business. The first of its kind in Laurens County, the cigar lounge, is a place for locals to relax and enjoy a fine hand…

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Owen Steel Co. investing in Richland County facility

  August 18, 2022

Owen Steel Co., a structural steel fabricator and contractor based in Columbia, has announced plans for a $3 million investment in its Richland County plant that will create an estimated…

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Todd Turner named Chief Executive Officer of OTO Development

  August 18, 2022

Todd Turner has been named Chief Executive Officer of OTO Development, taking over the role from fellow co-founder Corry Oakes, who passed away unexpectedly on August 7. Oakes and Turner,…

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Anthony Dixon selected to serve as Chief of Schools

  August 15, 2022

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce Dr. Anthony Dixon as Interim Chief of Schools. Dixon rejoins CCSD from Berkeley County School District (BCSD) where he has served…

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