Laurens County Council

County delays CPST commission appointments.   Laurens County Council has decided not to move forward on appointing a fourth, fifth and sixth member to the Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission, until a second and third member are appointed. The first member appointed was Walter Hughes III,...
  COUNTY DELAYS APPOINTMENTS.   Appointments to the Laurens County Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission are at a stand-still, until Clinton and Laurens members appoint a third from the Fountain Inn - Gray Court Owings - Cross Hill - Waterloo area. County Council Chairman Dr. David Pitts made the...
  Coroner: More space needed for intense work.     What you see on the job stays with you. Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols imparted that message to the county council last Tuesday, as Nichols provided an overview of the duties and needs of his office. Nichols said the coroner’s office needs to...
  WEISNER: Railroad makes a claim it cannot back up.     Jay Weisner doesn’t take kindly to warnings or threats. For that reason, he has assembled a 23-page booklet to stand in opposition to a railroad. “They say, they own my property,” he said. Weisner filed his concerns last Tuesday night with...
TONIGHT - Laurens County Council will take a step toward addressing the cost of hauling trash to the Twin Chimney's Landfill in Greenville County.   The County was forced to take the step when a closer transfer station, near Clinton, was closed by its owner. Now, the County will build its own...
YOUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT -- THE CAPITAL INITIATIVE & MONEY FOR ROAD REPAIRS      “Capital Initiative” meetings will ensure “everybody on the same page” - County     Laurens County Council facilitated a meeting last Tuesday, and will facilitate another meeting Sept. 5, to be sure that “everybody...
TODAY: Next County Council Meeting Is About Capital Projects Sales Tax   Anyone interested in learning more about The Capital Initiative - a 1-cent local sales tax that will be on the Laurens County General Election Ballot in November, 2020 - is invited to attend the Tuesday night meeting of the...
  Caime received chairman’s vote for Horry County administrator   Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime received one vote - from council chairman Johnny Gardner - for the position of Horry County Administrator. Eleven others on the council voted to take the interim tag off Steve Gosnell, and make...
  Brown Patterson is winner - Laurens County Council.   Political newcomer Walter Brown Patterson Jr. won the Republican Primary election last Tuesday for the District 4 seat on Laurens County Council. Patterson defeated Jennifer Garrett, another political newcomer, 494 to 190, getting nearly 75%...
County Council finalizes budget on a 5-1 vote     In an unusual Thursday night meeting, Laurens County Council passed the county’s next budget, a $22.9 million spending plan without public comment or discussion. “We have worked very hard. We may not all be pleased but under the circumstances, we...

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