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Straight Street of Laurens announced on Sunday the selection of Van Tumblin as their new executive director.

Tumblin is a native of Laurens County and the owner of Tumblin Automotive since 2001. Tumblin, along with his wife Keri, will open the youth center after a re-opening date is announced.

Tumblin replaces Wayne French, who retired in November after over 20 years with the organization.

Straight Street of Laurens was closed during the search for a new executive director.