Laurens County Council

  Library Vision embraces technology, space for families, “quiet” and tutoring     In visioning for the future, the Laurens County Public Library has a Clinton Library vision for 15,081 sq ft of information and activities space. City of Clinton officials are negotiating for a private-public...
  Laurens County will not offer gun owners “sanctuary”     Saying it’s not the right label for the county to have, a majority of Laurens County Council decided last Tuesday not to opt out of a federal gun measure calling for mandatory background checks, if the bill passes Congress. Council member...
  Three industries are on track with county council action   Two named industries and one unnamed industry are progressing toward investments in Laurens County following unanimous actions March 26 of the County Council. Final reading was given to a FILOT ordinance for CeramTec, Laurens (FILOT is...
TUESDAY NIGHT - The process will begin for Laurens County voters to decide in November 2020 about imposing an additional 1 cent sales tax to retire the debt on "big-ticket" construction - the county has $100M of projects of this kind. But there is no guarantee that all the county projects will move...
TONIGHT - Three documents related to industries will be before the Laurens County Council for action, including CeramTec and Fibertex Nonwovens (formerly Mogul). One is 3rd and final reading, and public hearing on a CeramTec expansion (see related article below) and another is final action in...
TONIGHT: Project Blueberry takes its first step - it promises to be an $18.8M investment creating 114 new jobs. The Laurens County Council will give 1st reading to an ordinance pertaining to the joint industrial park with Greenville County authorizing a FILOT for Project Blueberry (an unnamed...
TONIGHT: More projects that could be funded if voters approved a Capital Projects Sales Tax, including the Clinton Library Project, will come before the Laurens County Council. Open to the public, the council's meeting will be at 5:30 pm in council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse...
  A place for recreation on Lake Greenwood -- Part of a Vision 2040 for Laurens County   A safe place for swimmers on the Laurens County side of Lake Greenwood is being envisioned as the county council progresses through a 2040 visioning process. Andy Howard, county parks, recreation and tourism...
Laurens County has shifted its focus in terms of what is the most pressing buildings need right now – county council has agreed to spend $700,000 to “stabilize” the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. For years, the two “top priorities” have been the Hillcrest Square Judicial – Services –...
  A Vision for Laurens County: Agricultural and Educational   In addition to a Vision 2040 looking-forward report by the county administrator, the Laurens County Council last Tuesday heard about visionary projects related to agriculture and education. The county currently owns land to accommodate...

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