Laurens County Council

TUESDAY: Laurens County Council will discuss assigning officers to District 55 schools during its Tuesday evening meeting. The Laurens County Sheriff's Office will propose assigning 2 officers to Laurens District High School, and one each to Ford, Waterloo, Gray Court and Hickory Tavern schools....
TONIGHT: Laurens County could embark on setting up and displaying a new brand, after a presentation to the county council. The Laurens County Branding Study Presentation is part of the council's regular meeting, set for Sept. 26, 5:30 pm in the council chambers, second floor of the historic...
Laurens County Council on Tuesday will discuss docking the pay of council members who habitually miss meetings. The matter is brought up on request of Clinton resident Brenda Stewart. Council Vice-chairman Keith Tollison has missed the last 8 meetings in a row because he has business travel...
Laurens County Council Chairman Joe Wood ignited a firestorm including a temper burst by a fellow council member, a refusal by the sheriff to remove that council member, and a walk-out of citizens Tuesday night, from a meeting designed to save the county money. A video of the meeting is posted...
Laurens County Council pretended to adjourn into executive session on Aug. 8, and that caused supporters of Councilman Stewart Jones and local activist Brenda Stewart to walk out of a meeting, that got heated because the county is calling in an independent company to examine how much it is paying...
UPDATE WITH TUESDAY AGENDA: Letter - Who’s Really Minding the Store? County Council Continues to Show Lack of Vision and Leadership   The editor, When you think of wasteful government spending, what comes to mind? Plenty would respond with Washington, DC but you don’t have to travel that far to...
UPDATE - Laurens County Council will discuss a telephone audit and energy efficiency study during its July 25 regular meeting, which is open to the public. Council will meet at 5:30 pm in the council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. Council will conduct a...
TONIGHT: Laurens County Council will hear a report Tuesday about the fire contracts with Clinton and Fountain Inn. Council will receive the reports from Fire Service Director Greg Lindley at its meeting, 5:30 pm in council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. The...
A majority of Laurens County Council last night rejected the idea of an immediate hiring freeze for the county. The freeze would have exempted First Responders: EMS, fire, 911 operators and Sheriff’s deputies. Councilman Stewart Jones, who made the motion, said it would be temporary until an...
UPDATE: Neither budget is adopted, county will operation under a continuing resolution. Previous - Laurens County Council has the county's fire budget - but not its General Fund budget - up for final approval. The General Fund budget must be given 3rd and final approval, with a public hearing, and...

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