Laurens County Council

Two departing members of Laurens County Council - Ted Nash and Keith Tollison - will be acknowledged Tuesday night by the council. The council's only meeting in December will be Tuesday (Dec. 11), 5:30 pm in council chambers, second flood of the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. The meeting...
  $3 Million will heat, air-condition and re-roof the county’s main services, court building   All the money’s not here, yet; but the Laurens County Council believes it no longer can wait to re-roof its largest taxpayer-services building. The Hillcrest Square Judicial-Services Center has been the...
TONIGHT: An investment that could bring 44 new jobs to Laurens County will be up for 1st consideration before the Laurens County Council. As part of its regular meeting, council will consider 2 inducement resolutions and 1st reading of 2 ordinances for companies interested in investing in Laurens...
  County is examining “inmate welfare fund” to buy Johnson Detention Center generator   Laurens County Council wants to tap a quarter million dollar pot of money, for an piece of equipment at the jail, but no one’s sure if that’s legal. Research will be done by County Attorney Sandy Cruickshanks...
Members of Laurens County Council discussed procurement cards in a closed-to-the-public session - took no action. Designated as a "legal matter," the discussion will center on a recent internal audit of credit cards issues to all county employees, department heads, and members of council, if they...
  County credit cards audit finds no fraud, but “sloppy” bookkeeping   Acknowledging “weaknesses” and “sloppy paperwork,” but denying fraud, Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime outlined policy and practice changes for county credit card-holders, at the Sept. 25 Laurens County Council meeting. “...
  County Council outlines two new jobs, matches the money for fire equipment   Based on a committee’s recommendation, Laurens County Council made it possible for county administration to fill two new, budgeted positions. Job descriptions for an Information Technology manager and a County Planner...
  County says no, as Clinton asks for $6,000 fire increase   Adopting the county’s budget 20 minutes earlier, Laurens County Council said “no” last Tuesday night to a request from the City of Clinton to increase its fire service appropriation. No one from the city was present at the council’s...
To say he was surprised is an understatement - Laurens County Council Chairman Joe Wood saw his name on a list of credit (procurement) card charges from one of more than 100 cards issued by the county - Wood doesn’t have a Laurens County credit card. That was one of the revelations Tuesday night as...
Tonight, Laurens County Council has 24 items for discussion and action on its regular meeting agenda. Council is expected to adopt a $30M budget. The meeting is open to the public, 5:30 pm in the council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse, downtown Laurens. A public comments time is...

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