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Laurens County School District 55 Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas was honored as the Superintendent of the Year in Columbia on Saturday by the South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators.

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With plans underway for the return of students on August 16 to classrooms in Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55), district personnel and officers of the Laurens Police Department (LPD) recently participated in active shooter response training. 

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Representatives of the newly formed organization, Laurens County Residents for Quality Rural Living, Inc., introduced themselves to the county council Tuesday evening and continued to press for stronger protections against future densely-packed subdivisions in the Fountain Inn-Gray Court area.

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Laurens Commission of Public Works board of commissioners unanimously approved a resolution approving the acceptance of a $241,340 bid from QUI Inc. for a new data acquisition system for the LCPW electronic division.

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On November 20, 1780, following a fierce battle late in the day, General Thomas Sumter gave the feared Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton his first defeat during the Revolutionary War.