& BUSINESS DIRECTORY
A PUBLICATION OF THE LAURENS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMMERCE
Chamber Mission Statement: To serve as the unified voice to promote, strengthen and develop Laurens County by connecting organizations, supporting businesses, and building community.
Community Resource Guide
10 Location & Transportation 11 Business 13 Restaurants 19 Agriculture 20 Economic Development 22 Education 26 Healthcare 30 Parks & Recreation 35 Arts & Performances 36 Business Directory
This beautiful building is located on a side street in Downtown Laurens, SC. The amazing architecture and brick paved street represent the unique character hidden in Laurens County. Photograph by Richard Thomas, Presbyterian College Associate Professor of Music Director
Laurens County promises to be a reprieve; a standout in the homegrown way of life for families and an escape for visitors to taste the simple lifestyle we offer. Laurens County branding 2017: South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 291 Professional Park Road, Clinton, SC 29325 PO Box 248, Laurens, SC 29360 864-833-2716 www.LaurensCounty.org COPYRIGHT ©2021 The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Relocation Guide and Membership Directory is produced by the Chamber of Commerce staff. Although all efforts have been made to include accurate information, if information has changed since the printing of this book please refer to www.LaurensCounty.org.
Community Resource Guide
ADVERTISER INDEX AgSouth Farm Credit - 19
CITY OF LAURENS
Laurens County Cancer Association 864-833-3976
Emergency Preparedness 864-984-4731
Laurens Non-Emergency Police 864-984-3532
Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs 864-682-2314
Non-Emergency Sheriff’s Department
Laurens Non-Emergency Fire 864-984-3312
864-984-4967 Fire Service 864-984-3624
Laurens Building and Zoning 864-984-2613
Laurens County Animal Control 864-984-6812 Laurens County Assessor 864-984-6546 Laurens County Auditor 864-984-2535 Laurens County Building Codes 864-984-6659 Laurens County Clerk of Court 864-984-3538 Laurens County Development Corporation 864-939-0580 Laurens County Magistrate’s Office 864-984-4022 Laurens County Parks and Recreation 864-984-5484 Laurens County Public Works 864-984-6812
CITY OF CLINTON
Laurens Streets and Sanitation 864-984-3621 Laurens Post Office 864-984-3518
TOWN OF CROSS HILL 864-998-4453
Cross Hill Post Office 864-998-3439
Cooper Motor Company - 18 Cornerstone Investment Management - 24 Commission of Public Works - 12 Davis Business Systems - 5 Founders Federal Credit Union - 11
Laurens County Veterans Affairs 864-984-4041
Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission - 33
Piedmont Agency on Aging 864-938-0572
Laurens County Trails Association - 31
Love Bailey & Associates - 12 Main Street Laurens - 16 Martha Franks Retirement Community - 27
Gray Court Post Office 864-876-3276
SC Regional Housing Authority 864-984-0578
TOWN OF WARE SHOALS
SC Vocational Rehabilitation 864-984-6563
Ware Shoals Police NonEmergency 864-456-7444
Social Security Administration 866-526-9854
Ware Shoals Fire NonEmergency 864-456-2689
Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority - 7
Laurens County Development Corporation - 21
City of Clinton - 14
Laurens County Safe Home 864-681-7233
TOWN OF GRAY COURT
Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative - 17 Piedmont Technical College - 22 Presbyterian College - 23 Presbyterian Community - 29 Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital - Inside Cover ProTec Security Systems - 25 Sadler Hughes Apothecary - 18
United Ministries 864-938-9070
Self Regional Healthcare - Outside Cover
United Way of Laurens County 864-833-3623
Window World of the Upstate, LLC - 5
United Community Bank - 33
Ware Shoals Post Office 864-456-7521
TOWN OF WATERLOO
Clinton Non-Emergency Police/ Fire 864-833-7512
Waterloo Post Office 864-677-3155
Clinton Department of Public Works 864-833-7520
Clinton Inspections and Planning 864-833-7517
Department of Social Services 864-833-0100
Clinton Utility Billing 864-833-7500
Laurens County Mental Health Association 864-984-0635
SC DOT- Laurens County Maintenance 864-984-7632
Clinton Post Office 864-833-2433
Laurens County Health Department 864-833-0100
Allen W. Wham, Attorney - 29
American Red Cross 864-938-6306 or 864-271-8222
GLEAMNS 864-984-5123 Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic 864-833-0017
South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. The 2-1-1 team keeps a database of a wide variety of service providers, including support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and more. This program is funded by community partners through the United Way of Laurens County. Aryele Redmond, United Way of Laurens County Little Free Library in Gray Court, SC
LAURENS COUNTY, SC On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, welcome to Laurens County, South Carolina. At the Chamber of Commerce, we know that Laurens County is the gateway to Upstate South Carolina, we strive to make Laurens County a better place to live and work through innovative and community-wide programs and policies that improve the appearance of our County and develop cultural, educational, and environmental resources. As a Laurens County local, born and raised, I take pride in this County, the teamwork evident here, and the opportunity to serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer of our Chamber. I get excited each time a festival or community event rolls around, but I also understand the importance of the Chamber’s position and strive to fulfill our mission: to serve as the unified voice to promote, strengthen and develop Laurens County by connecting organizations, supporting businesses, and building community. If you are a current resident, thank you for your support of Laurens County and the smiling faces you offer to each other and visitors. If you are a visitor (please smile back) we like happy people and we hope you enjoy your time here, and we hope you will consider calling our County home... We can’t wait to welcome you into our community! We have a great place here to grow your business, your family and your future. Laurens County is a place of unparalleled natural beauty and a potential for growth unrivaled anywhere in the country.
Amanda Munyan President & CEO
Banner Photograph by: James L. Edwards “Pre-Dorian SkyAbove a Golden Sunn Hemp Field” Laurens County Conservation District Photo Contest
There’s a different kind of lifestyle just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a lifestyle with casual lunches and meaningful conversation. It’s strolls on small town sidewalks and the comfort of familiar faces; the tranquillity found in rolling green hills and the peacefulness of forest-lined rivers and lakes. It’s a lifestyle that slows you down and allows you to take a breath of fresh air, literally; and that connects you in a significant way with family and friends. It’s “Friday night lights” and Sunday dinner at Grandma’s. It’s a lifestyle that calls you back home. It’s a better lifestyle. It’s Laurens County Lifestyle.
Wilson’s Curb Market – City of Clinton
Cross Hill Hardware – Cross Hill
Pride of the Piedmont Mural – City of Laurens
30 percent of Laurens County residents live in the two main cities of Clinton and Laurens. The remainder reside in the smaller communities of Joanna, Mountville, Cross Hill, Waterloo, Ware Shoals, Hickory Tavern, Gray Court, Fountain Inn, and rural areas.
First chartered in 1843 as Laurensville the historic city of Laurens serves as the County seat of Laurens County. Today, residents and guests experience a unique mix of history and modern development. One of the city’s most notable features is the “Laurens Historic District,” a site comprised of the public square and most of the surrounding streets. The district has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places. The city of Laurens has 9,139 residents and is governed by a Mayor/Council form of government.
Clinton’s past is traced to the arrival of Scottish-Irish immigrants two decades before the American Revolution. The town itself was officially incorporated in 1852, taking its name in honor of Henry Clinton Young, a lawyer from Laurensville, who helped layout the first streets. Today, Clinton is the second-largest
city in Laurens County, with 8,490 residents. A City Manager/Council form of government governs the city.
Joanna is the largest non-incorporated community in the County, with 1,539 residents. For many years the community was known as Goldville until its name was officially changed on August 1, 1948. During the War Between the States, the community around the railroad was known as Martin’s Depot. On the night of April 30, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his entourage spent the night at the nearby Lafayette Young House during their escape from Richmond at the close of the war.
The Town of Cross Hill is located in southeastern Laurens County, bordered on the east by Newberry County and on the southwest by Lake Greenwood. The area was a
north-south Native American path across the fish dams on the Broad River and leading to the fish dams on the Savannah River. Many years ago, someone crossed the first path on a hill and gave Cross Hill its name. Today the Town of Cross Hill is a modest community of 505 residents and is governed by a Mayor/ Council form of government.
The Town of Waterloo is located 12 miles south of Laurens on the shores of beautiful Lake Greenwood and covers 1.4 square miles of Laurens County. The town was incorporated on December 4, 1885. The small community of 166 residents offers many outdoor sporting and recreational activities. Rosemont, the family plantation of Ann Pamela Cunningham, the leader in the effort to save President George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Va., was located near the community. Waterloo is governed by a Mayor/Council form of government.
The Town of Ware Shoals is shared between Abbeville, Greenwood, and Laurens counties. Situated along the Saluda River, with 2,170 residents, the Town of Ware Shoals provides an easy-going way of life. It’s home to the Irvin Pitts Park, also known as “The Shoals,” where many enjoy the large rocks, swimming holes, & fishing. The Saluda River was the natural resource that spawned the Town of Ware Shoals. The dam, the mill, and the town were born in the same year - 1902 - and the Ware Shoals Manufacturing Company (later renamed Riegel Textile Corporation) shaped the community and its citizens for more than 80 years closed in 1985.
The Hickory Community is located on Highway 76, a few miles north and west of the City of Laurens. The community, originally known as New Market, is believed to have been named for a tavern operated by Henry Burrows in 1800. The tavern was located in a grove of hickory trees. Today, Hickory Tavern is a thriving community with several businesses, churches, and a school located there. Hickory Tavern is a center of growth for northern Laurens County as newcomers and residents of the more populous counties to the north relocate in that area.
The Community of Mountville, located on Highway 72 between the City of Clinton and the Town of Cross Hill, has the distinction of occupying two locations in its history. In its early days, a star mail route running from Laurens to Chappells resulted in establishing a post office in the Beaverdam community. The post office was given the name of Mountville, perhaps because of a steep, mountainlike hill rising from nearby Ginger Creek. In 1892, the Seaboard Railroad was completed through that section of Laurens County in a location about two miles from the original post office. Over time, a new railroad town developed that
eventually supplanted the original location of Mountville. That location continues today as a quiet, well-established community in southern Laurens County.
tracted travelers seeking rest from the tiresome stagecoach journeys between Greenville and the Low Country. It is a charming small town highlighted by landmarks, interesting anecdotes, and historical figures. “Peg Leg” Bates, the famous dancer and entertainer, was a native son. Fountain Inn has a population of 7,799 residents. It has a Mayor/Council form of government. While it is part of Laurens County, a large portion of the town is also located in Greenville County. Visit the Fountain Inn Chamber site for information fountaininnchamber.org.
Nestled in the northwest corner of Laurens County is the Town of Gray Court, originally named Dorroh or Dorrohville in honor of a local family. On October 17, 1899, the name was changed to Gray Court, and the town was chartered three days later. The town has a Mayor/Council form of government. A small community, vibrant with history and well worth a visit, interesting information can be found at www. gcohistoricalsociety.org. The Gray Court-Owings Historical Society was organized in February 2001, founded to preserve this small rural area’s history and historic structures.
FOUNTIAN INN RODEO
MT. OLIVE CHRISTMAS PARADE
RODEOS PARADES FESTIVALS & MORE
Fountain Inn takes its name from the old inn with a fountain that at-
Each Laurens County Community has unique characteristics and events to enjoy throughout the year. CLINTON RHYTHM ON THE RAILS
The Copper Cherry on Top Historic Courthouse Renovations WRITTEN BY ERNIE SEGARS
Historic Laurens County Courthouse - Downtown Laurens
To some, it is a crown jewel of the nineteenth-century architecture. To others, it is a cherished icon, representing a County, a community, and home…there is no doubt it is the most symbolic and photographed image representing Laurens County. This is, of course, the Historic Laurens County Courthouse. Built-in 1838 by Dr. John W. Simpson, the courthouse building was remodeled and enlarged in 1858, 1911, 1940, and 1973. The 183-year-old structure was entered into the National Register of Historic
Places in 1972. For more than 150 years, the historic courthouse served as the center of government and judicial services. In the late 1990s, many of the government offices were relocated to an 80,000 square foot facility, the Hillcrest Square complex, providing more room and security for essential services. Recognizing the grand old building’s cultural and historical importance, government officials maintained an active presence, housing the primary meeting location for Laurens County Council. Today, work is being done to
revitalize this fantastic building to its former glory, allowing it to serve as a centerpiece for the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Laurens. The copper dome, originally installed in 1911, was restored during the summer of 2020 by Lloyd Roofing Company. The talented team, brother Tony & Tim Burdette, fabricated a gilded copper dome for the courthouse as a part of a Phase One restoration project originally budgeted for $700,000 by the County. That work includes the installation of the dome and the installation of a smoke and fire alarm system. The successful bid for the project totaled approximately $460,000. In November 2020, a Capital Projects Sales Tax was passed by Laurens County voters, with plans included for more extensive upgrades, equalling $3.55 million for restoration, repair, and renovation of the roof and exterior foundation, moisture control at the facility, and the installation of an elevator. The long-awaited restoration of the Historic Courthouse represents a culmination of government and civic planning at its best. For many years, County citizens expressed their love for the courthouse, including the importance of maintaining this building
absolutely crucial to the history, culture, and future of Laurens County. Laurens County residents continue to enjoy this amazing structure as the centerpiece to the County seat, the perfect backdrop for special occasion pictures, car shows, and community events. The most intimate courthouse square in the state, downtown Laurens offers a unique sense of place. It remains the recognized heart of Laurens and Laurens County, and the beautiful copper dome is the cherry on top.
Photograph by: Judith Brown, Laurens County Advertiser
First Presbyterian Church of Laurens and First Baptist Church of Laurens - Located on West Main Street Photograph by: Nathan Senn
Years of Worship ...
ore than 261 local religious institutions provide worship and fellowship for the citizens of Laurens County. The spiritual community is composed of a variety of congregations, both new and old. In fact, some of the most beautiful and richly historic buildings in the County are its churches, which have been standing for hundreds of years.
First Presbyterian Church, Clinton was founded in 1855 by a group of Scotch-Irish settlers in the upstate of South Carolina, with a congregation of 500 today. In 1864 the Rev. William Plumer Jacobs was called to become the first pastor of the church in Clinton, where he lived the remainder of his days (he was also instrumental in the founding of Thornwell Orphanage and Presbyterian College). The original church burned in 1929 and rebuilt the stone Gothicstyle structure on the church grounds. The First Baptist Church of Laurens, originally known as Laurensville Baptist Church, was organized in 1834 with Rev. Nicholas W. Hodges as pastor. The charter membership consisted of just 16 people. In the early years, the church struggled to exist — being reorganized in both 1851 and 1876. Today, the church has an active resident membership of more than 800 people and continues to be active in ministering to our community and supporting missions worldwide. Eighteenth-century churches include Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church, organized in 1764, Old King’s Chapel Methodist Church, organized in 1789, and Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church, organized in 1767. Leesville Southern MethoThe Baptist denomination has 101 churches in the dist Church, plans began County, while the Presbyterians have 19 churches for this Church in 1854. In 1939, Leesville chose not and Methodists 21. Laurens County is also home to enter the Methodist to several other denominations, including AME, union. The Church united Catholic, Episcopal, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Latterwith other churches of day Saints, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Wesleyan, and similar beliefs in organizing others. Although Laurens County holds tight to this Southern Methodist traditions and the rich history, many local churches Church. offer contemporary services weekly. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG
Leading the Local
With a footprint spanning 724 mi², Laurens County has more than 250 religious based institutions, with diverse denominations to accommodate the lifestyles of every resident. A multitude of well educated, knowledgeable, caring, interesting people make up the great collection of religious leaders in Laurens County.
REVEREND DAVID E. KENNEDY
Reverend David E. Kennedy, son of John and Mary Kennedy, was born and raised in Laurens, South Carolina. He grew up in the midst of the Civil Rights movement in the Deep South, which helped shape his ideals of equality, freedom, and spirit. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Benedict College with a B.S. in Religion and Philosophy, he began preaching in 1972 under the pastoral leadership of the late Reverend L. C. Sanders. He established the New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church in 1984 and, soon after, its six standing community programs, including the Laurens County Soup Kitchen. Under his leadership, the church purchased several properties throughout Laurens County, including “The Redneck Shop”. His experience closing the Redneck Shop was interpreted into the 2018 Sundance Award-winning film BURDEN, starring Forest Whitaker as Rev. Kennedy. Rev. Kennedy serves as President of The Echo Project and continues to use his blessings from God to fight against injustices of all of God’s children.
REVEREND DR. JERI PARRIS PERKINS
Reverend Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins hails from a family of Scots-Irish immigrants who have been in the Walnut Grove-Pauline-Spartanburg area since the 1740’s. She received a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Religion/Christian Education from Presbyterian College in 1981 and a Master of Divinity (with distinction) from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur in 1987. In the fall of 1984, she studied at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and in 198586 at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She received the degree of Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago in 1994. Dr. Perkins began her career as Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church, Laurens, from 1981-1983. Her pastoral journey has taken her to Glasgow, Scotland, Clinton, SC, Aiken, SC, and many more communities lucky to have her, but she has always come back to Laurens County. Her background, formal education, and life’s work have prepared her to serve as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Clinton and in numerous volunteer positions.
RICHIE AND BRITTANY SAXON
Richie and Brittany Saxon, serve as Lead Pastors at Gray Court Church of God. This dynamic duo are new to the area, since July, 2019. Prior to locating in Gray Court, SC they served many churches in the South, focusing on Children’s and Student ministry and Lead Pastoral services. Pastor Richie graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry. Brittany is a graduate of Piedmont Technical College and is working to complete her education degree at Liberty. First Presbyterian Church of Laurens Celebrating the Holidays
Overlook West Main Street, Laurens bridge.
Laurens County features many attractive, friendly neighborhoods, bursting with character, where pride in ownership is explicitly evident. Situated in the upstate region of South Carolina, geographically centered between Greenville, Spartanburg and Columbia, Interstates 26 and 385 offer a convenient link to these outlying cities, along with Charlotte, N.C. (100 miles), Atlanta (165 miles) and Charleston, S.C. (175 miles). Laurens County is filled with hometown charm and only miles away from the benefits of major cities. One of South Carolina’s largest airports, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, GSP, is less than 45 minutes from the center of Laurens County. GSP serves the upstate with 100 total daily nonstop destinations and one stop connections to over 200 cities. GSP is located 12 miles northeast of the city in Greenville and has connections to major airports such as Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, Philadelphia, Newark, as well as Dulles and Reagan National airports in Washington, D.C. As a primarily rural County, we take pride in the success of our general aviation airport. The Laurens County Airport offers service to turbo props and business jets. The 4,000-foot paved runway welcomes private and corporate aircraft, hangar rental spots are available, maintenance and fuel service are offered, and a courtesy car is available during business hours. Each September South Carolina Breakfast Club members fly into Laurens County to enjoy breakfast with local Boy Scout Troop 339, many unique private planes, pilots, and friends are enjoyed by all. Rail service to Laurens County is provided by CSX Transportation, with the company’s main line passing directly through the City of Clinton. Taking full advantage of the character of the many trains hauling through town, the City hosts events at their downtown depot and presents a Spring Festival, Rhythm on the Rails, each year. If you visit the quaint City, you can enjoy the Train Ticket walking tour filled with history (see page 15 for more info). The Carolina Piedmont division of South Carolina Central Railroad operates a 34.4-mile rail system between Laurens and Greenville that runs parallel to I-385. Map provided by Laurens County Development Corporation
IN BUSINESS You can’t walk into a business in Laurens County that doesn’t greet shoppers with a smile. We take pride in the local family owned, businesses that line our streets and downtowns. Filled with unique eateries and services from bakeries to tailoring, or hardware to jewelers, patrons will find many gift shops and establishments to enjoy. “We have an amazing business in downtown Laurens, named Square Roots (pun intended), that carries these adorable tiny clay cardinals handcrafted by a local artisan and sure to bring a smile to your face,” says Amanda Munyan, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. Multiple amenities contribute to the positive business atmosphere discovered in Laurens County. Its location in upstate South Carolina places it near major markets in and around the state, along with major roadways, rail lines, airports and ports. This location, joined by a large pool of educated workers, outstanding incentives for new and existing businesses, local training and educational opportunities and a diversified base of businesses come together to create an attractive environment. “We are grateful for the many organizations and resources we have to help our businesses and communities be successful,” says Munyan. “We often work with the Small Business Development Center in Greenwood, the local Main Street organizations, and the County, to mention a few, for our many successes. We are proud of our teamwork.” Laurens County is home to a wide variety of business services — from large national retail chains to the small mom-and-pop operations. Many local businesses have been owned and operated by the same family for generations. “Davis Business Systems is a prime example of a familyowned business since 1995 and they still deliver,” says Munyan. “Many businesses, like this one, are staples in our communities and we are lucky to have them.” “As we continue to highlight and promote the local businesses and opportunities in our County, we continue to develop our Think Local Laurens County campaign with much success,” says Munyan. “This is crucial to the success of our small businesses; we encourage local community involvement and support while promoting our unique businesses to visitors from outside the County lines.” For more information, contact the Laurens County Chamber at 864-833-2716 or visit online at www.LaurensCounty.org. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 11
Photo taken outside Hoyt Hanvey in Downtown Clinton This family owned and operated retail jewelry & gift store has been “OPEN” for business for over 37 years.
It’s been approximately four years since Crystal Byrd officially began her Photography business in Laurens County. A Laurens County native, graduating from Clinton High School, Crystal has built her career in education at a local Elementary School. Her passion for photography has created a constant motivation to capture special memories and events. Crystal’s small business kick off evolved from a “leap of faith, literally” according to her when she recognized the majority of families at her school did not purchase school pictures. Assuming this was due to the expense, she asked if she could take the pictures to bring down costs for these families. Crystal’s business, SongByrd Photography, “took off from there. Crystal spent some time accompanying her former pastor, Rev. Spurgeon Mattison, Sr. to various churches during revivals, where she would bring up the preacher by singing. Rev. Mattison dubbed her the “Song Bird” of their church. When the business opportunity presented, she merged her love for singing and love for photography (both amazing gifts), with her last name, creating “SongByrd Photography.” SongBryd continues to grow through exciting gigs like the Laurens County NAACP Annual Banquet and recently, the 2019 Spirit Fest Concert, Bon Secours Wellness Center. Crystal is ambitiously following her passions, focusing on events and nature photography, while capturing the personalities of people, holding on to the memories that will last forever. We encourage everyone to consider local options when making shopping, dining, entertainment, and philanthropic decisions. Our local businesses and nonprofits depend on us daily.
We encourage you to call ahead or look up hours of operation for all small businesses prior to making a trip to visit.
On any given day you can find Dempsey’s Pizza’s parking lot overflowing with happy customers. Operating over 30 years, this locally-owned, family-operated, non-franchised establishment cranks out the BEST pizza buffet around (closed Mondays) and it’s located in Clinton, SC. Full menu also available. Recommendations are All Day Pizza, Lasagna, Spaghetti, Soup, Salad Bar and Dessert Pizza Buffet (maybe not all in one sitting). Location: 910 S Broad Street, Clinton, SC
There’s a little hidden nostalgic treasure located in Cross Hill, SC. The Mayberry Diner is a restaurant dedicated to all things pertaining to “The Andy Griffith Show,” and the food doesn’t disappoint. With a population of approximately 500, the hometown, southern feel is evident and the bacon cheeseburger meal is a must. Location: 171 N Main Street, Cross Hill, SC
TASTE OF HOME
Southern home cooking at its finest, buffet style, has people lining out the doors. With a five star rating one happy customer commented, “Everything is perfect! The food is always fresh and has a great taste! The people who work there are very welcoming and nice. One of the best southern restaurants I have ever eaten at! If you love fantastic food, come to this place ! I come here every two weeks with my mom. I love it.” Location: 112 Fleming Street, Laurens, SC
Pictured: Johnny and Shenoa Cheeks pictured with Laurens City Council Members Marian Miller (District 1) and Alicia Sullivan (District 2) Photograph by Judith Brown, Laurens County Advertiser.
Steamers Restaurant has a café flair and a locally loved menu. It all began as a hot dog stand in a small convenience store in 2003 and has evolved through change in ownership and menu. In June 2019, the current owner, Brandon Page, a lifelong Clintonian, began his mission to share his passion for cooking with his community and visitors to his hometown. In the 80-90’s Brandon’s father and a friend owned a restaurant called Reds Burger Masters, where the famous old-fashioned hamburgers and hotdogs were faves, including the best chili to ever grace a bun. Now, Brandon has perfected the combination of recipes specializing in cooked to order breakfast, hand patted burgers, hotdogs, salads, wraps, pulled pork. Location: 104 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC. Pictured: Brandon Page celebrates his official Ribbon Cutting.
ROMA RISTORANTE ITALIANO
Roma is a local destination eatery in Downtown Laurens, since 2003. Many enjoy the small town view, the delicious Italian and Greek cuisine, and the friendly faces. Their pizza dough and sauces are made from scratch, pure deliciousness. You can’t go wrong with their variety of fresh salad, panini sandwiches, hot subs, brick oven pizza, pasta dishes, and delicious Mediterranean dinners. Roma has a beautiful, full-service bar with a variety of domestic and imported beer, and Italian wine. Location: 105 E Laurens St, Laurens, SC
Laurens County is filled with unique eateries, with fun atmospheres to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 13
Clinton Train Tour WRITTEN BY: ERNIE SEGARS
The sound of the familiar train whistle, stands as a constant reminder of Clinton’s past and holds promises for its future. Take a stroll down memory lane, exploring the historical city. Can you find all the hidden bronze tickets? The City of Clinton has found a unique and entertaining way to embrace and celebrate the long history of railroads within their City limits, recognizing the importance of trains to the future vitality of the City. Main Street Clinton recently developed the Bronze Train Ticket Historical Walking Tour, a fun activity that accentuates downtown Clinton’s long experience and history of trains, beginning in the 1850s. Originally called Five Points because it arose at the intersection of four major roads and the railroad, residents of the Five Points area decided to form a town and choose a name. They selected the name of Clinton, derived from the middle name of the man who planned the first roads in the area, a Laurens attorney, Henry Clinton Young. The Bronze Train Ticket Historical Walking Tour features 15 hidden, bronze tickets. Tour participants can locate these tickets by following the clues at each ticket location/stop, while learning about the history of the City of Clinton. We encourage visiting and enjoying the shops and restaurants while you are visiting. In addition to a printed guide to the city’s history, participants can also utilize an audio tour by downloading the (historic) Distrx app. The audio tour features a scrollable image and description of each stop on the Tour. As you approach each stop, the content pertaining to that site appears on the mobile device automatically, making the tour easier and more fun. The tour features 15 readily identifiable sites in and near downtown Clinton, along with clever clues as to the history of the sites and the current identification/use of the site. Those interested can learn more about the Bronze Train Ticket Historical Walk by researching www.exploreclintonsc. com.
Welcome to Laurens, one of South Carolina’s most intimate and “Square” downtowns. We are Laurens, a place of deep roots, opportunity and community. We are Laurens, and we invite you to visit, stay a spell, or even a lifetime and experience, A Laurens Way of Living!
A financial advisor by day, a woodworker by night, and a podcast host in between…
When you have trouble finding exactly what you need to be successful, sometimes it is necessary to fulfill that need in your own way. That’s precisely what Dan Wilson set out to do and has found great success by using his talents for a personal desire with a baseball industry need. Dan began his bat-making adventure in 2015 when he purchased a wood lathe, found a place to get billets, and began turning his own bats.
Growing up in the Midwest, Dan lived to play baseball. He was the kid in little league that would wake up in the morning on the day of a game and wear his uniform all day with anticipation. Dan attended as many big-league games as he could and grew up a huge Cubs fan. Through his baseball career, he found a love for wood-bat leagues, which has grown with him into adulthood. He has a true passion for bringing custom-made pro-quality bats to other fans and athletes…works of art indeed. Today, Dan still plays ball every
weekend, finding time to design his bats right here in Laurens County. An entrepreneur at heart, Dan Wilson also serves as a financial advisor throughout the week in his Downtown Laurens business and hosts a podcast to support the community he chooses to live, work, and play in. Entrepreneurs like Dan inspire others to use talents, resources, and experience to enhance the unique personality of a small, rural County like Laurens County, SC.
MOVIN ON UP…
Pictured: Walter Hughes III & Walter Hughes Jr.
What once was seen by locals as a small-town pharmacy nestled into the beauty of Musgrove Street in Clinton is now a beautiful free-standing building in the City of Clinton, representing true entrepreneurship, success, and growth. Founded in 1917 by Rufus Sadler, Sr. and William Owens, Sadler Owens Pharmacy (officially becoming Sadler Hughes Apothecary in 1987) has a long history, a few relocations, and great accomplishments, including surviving the Great Depression. Today, customers and community members enjoy the friendly welcomes from the Apothecary team headed by City natives, Walter Hughes Jr., who worked for Mr. Sadler during high school, and Walter Hughes III, who spent some time working abroad before returning home to Laurens County. This father, son duo along with the great staff are blazing a trail of success with their small-town Apothecary, making a big impact in Laurens County. In late 2020, after 100 + years in business, in the City of Clinton, Sadler Hughes Apothecary opened the doors and welcomed the community into their new facilities. The new location houses a pharmacy museum and celebrates the last customer at the South Broad Street location. This team represents everything “Think Local,” they are a staple in the City of Clinton, SC and a business worth visiting.
Stewart Farms is a family-owned and operated farm, offering various seasonal activities including a corn maze and hay-rides in the fall, poinsettias during the holidays, and strawberries in the Spring. Stewart Farms, located at 6600 Highway 92 in Enoree, offers a year-round program of education and entertainment in a wholesome, family-oriented setting. In the spring, Stewart Farms offers UPIK strawberries along with fully stocked greenhouses filled with annuals, perennials and vegetables. In the fall, particularly in late September and October, the public is invited to pick pumpkins, navigate a maze and take a wagon ride. In the summer, Stewart Farms provides produce for local farmers’ markets and, in the winter, poinsettias are available for Christmas celebration. Stewart Farms also features the Big Boo, a family-friendly-spooking on Friday and Saturday nights during the fall. As always, patrons can enjoy a peaceful wagon ride as the wagon controlled by farmer Greg loops the grounds. Family fun and good fellowship are always available at Stewart Farms in Enoree! The Agriculture community is strong in Laurens County, the Clemson Extension office and Farm Bureau are both very active. Our local Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H programs are growing daily. The annual Spotlight on Agriculture, hosted by Clemson Extension, is an event worth attending, as the agriculture community is celebrated for the many accomplishments throughout the year. Laurens County takes pride in the Agritourism opportunities offered and the locals look forward to the seasons to participate. Red Fern Farm has educational seminars, garden tours and herb walks. And don’t forget how beautiful an event or wedding could be at any of the many event venues offered. Here in Laurens County, we have several farms to tour, spend the day, u-pick, and plan holiday fun. More information can be found at www.LaurensCountyAgriculture.com Pictured: Christian Wilhelm at Clemson Extension
As the upstate of South Carolina continues to grow, many families are seeking the quality of life that only a more rural setting can provide. A home including an attractive landscape, garden, and natural areas are an attribute they desire. The increasing interest in vegetable gardening, fruit bearing trees and shrubs such as apples, pears, blueberries, etc. has led some to consider the important role that honeybees can play to improve their home yield as commercial vegetable, fruit and nut growers have known for years the benefit of honeybees for a successful harvest. Most home beekeepers fit the category of hobby beekeepers with 10 or less hives, consuming their honey or gifting to friends or family. A few beekeepers expand to enough hives to offer honey for sale as sideline or commercial businesses. Education is essential to success; classes are offered by many beekeeping associations to provide training in basic beekeeping. Some of our grade schools offer curriculum and observational learning with on campus observation hives that introduce kids to a beginner’s knowledge in honeybees. Laurens County has many advantages to offer to encourage this interest including an abundance of nectar and pollen producing plants and trees as well as an agreeable climate for growing other pollinator friendly plantings. There is nothing quite like a field of sunflowers, lavender, or wildflowers to provide forage as well as beautiful scenery! Written By: Tony Dailey Laurens County Beekeepers Association LAURENSCOUNTYAGRICULTURE.COM 19
Economic Development in Laurens County: PROGRESS THROUGH GROWTH INFORMATION PROVIDED BY LAURENS COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LOCATION Laurens County is a wellpositioned location for economic development— less than 40 miles from Greenville, an hour from Columbia, just two hours from Charlotte, and three hours from Atlanta. With more than 30.5% of the US population, 17 Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and 74 Aerospace OEMs within a one-day drive, Upstate South Carolina is one of the most sought-after regions in the Southeast US. Along with its ideal location, Laurens County provides superior infrastructure and a progressive business climate, making it the chosen location for prominent manufacturing industries and distribution centers. Laurens County businesses, including potential and existing businesses, take advantage of a variety of economic incentives when it comes to relocation and expansion. Laurens County has prime industrial sites ready for investment, development, and growth. Our area boasts seven quality industrial parks, with available shovel-ready sites and speculative buildings: Hunter Industrial Park, Clinton Corporate Park, Laurens County Professional Park, Owings Industrial Park, Woodfield Industrial Park, Clinton 26 Commerce Park, and most recently, the Connexial Center.
LOCAL INDUSTRY Top companies in industries such as automotive, biosciences, advanced materials, research and development, and distribution tremendously impact the local Laurens County economy. In fact, looking at real GDP growth for all industries between 2012 and 2015, Laurens County had the second highest growth rate in the nation—which caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal. In 2020, over $56 million in capital investment and over 200 new jobs were announced in Laurens County, and many product development initiatives are underway going into 2021. Among the major industries that maintain facilities in Laurens County are CCL Label, GE, Michelin, Milliken, Sterilite, Walmart Distribution, and ZF Transmissions—just to name a few.
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM The Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) is dedicated to ensuring thoughtful economic development throughout the area. The mission and plan of the LCDC is to build prosperity for all residents through collaborative efforts that drive business growth in primary industries. The LCDC staff is here to help build the best Laurens County possible, retaining and expanding the local business community with investments in lucrative development plans and marketing strategies. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 20
WORKFORCE & EDUCATION A key focus area of the LCDC is workforce. The current Laurens County workforce consists of over 578,000 people within a 45-minute drive time radius. One of the most important resources existing businesses and new businesses need in order to grow is a larger pool of talented workers. LCDC continues to change the way of developing our workforce of the future and keeps Laurens County at the innovative forefront of workforce development in the State of South Carolina. LCDC strives to be an innovator in their efforts to look to the future and to provide the best environment possible for today’s advanced manufacturing and businesses to succeed in our County. LCDC has partnered with both School Districts 55 and 56, Piedmont Technical College, the City of Laurens, the City of Clinton, as well as community leaders to create a video showcasing the many career opportunities for students in the manufacturing industry. Due to positive response and high interest in the video, LCDC decided to keep the momentum going by turning it into a full initiative now known as, “Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity”. The initiative aims to not only raise the perception of manufacturing jobs and to recruit the next generation of our County’s manufacturing workforce, but also highlights the many business and education opportunities that exist in Laurens County. Brochures, flyers, and a website for the initiative were created, which include education resources, job listings specific to Laurens County, as well as multiple testimonial videos. The LCDC team presents the Higher Opportunity initiative to various groups, in hopes that it will resonate with middle and high school students, as well as the parents of those students. Along with promoting the Higher Opportunity initiative, LCDC works with other community and upstate partners to showcase education resources and career paths to local students as young as middle school through events and presentations. Visit www.higheropportunity.com for more information on this workforce initiative.
A tremendous asset to our County’s education and workforce efforts is the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). The CAM in Laurens County, one of Piedmont Technical College’s eight locations, is situated along the I-385 corridor and is within easy driving distance of industrial and business sites. The CAM was established thanks to a partnership between Piedmont Technical College, the PTC Foundation, County and city governments, LCDC and local industry to support the manufacturing sector’s growing training needs in the region. The 28,000-square-foot training space, which opened in 2012, houses CNC, CMM, Welding and Mechatronics labs and classrooms, along with flexible training space that local industry can use to collaborate with PTC. In addition to these training options, the college offers apprenticeship opportunities through local businesses and dual enrollment courses in collaboration with Laurens County high schools. The variety of training options at the CAM provide the Laurens County workforce with a means for upgrading their work skills with relevant technology-based training. For more information on economic development in Laurens County, visit the LCDC website atwww. growlaurenscounty.com.
Local Laurens County high schools now offer the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC). SCMC is an entry level Advanced Manufacturing Certification, which consists of 200 hours of state-funded training, comprised of three core certificate programs, plus 40 hours of hands-on training in the lab. In partnership with the SC Technical College System, Piedmont Technical College launched SCMC to grow the skilled workforce in our region. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 21
he future of Laurens County students is at the top of the priority list for the many educational establishments located in and serving the County. With two public school districts, private schools, one technical college with an Advanced Manufacturing Center, one four-year college and a pharmacy school, a branch university, and numerous other colleges and universities in one-hour commute, our residents have every opportunity at their fingertips.
The privately-funded Laurens County Future Scholarship (LCFS) program was established in the Fall of 2015, to provide recent high school graduates with a tuition-free path to complete two years of technical training, or the first half of a bachelor’s degree. Modeled on successful programs from around the United States, the Laurens County Future Scholarship is a last-pay scholarship, covering only the remainder of tuition and required fees after all State and Federal financial aid is applied. This program was created to insure all Laurens County residents have the opportunity for the bright future they deserve, as the County continues to strengthen the available workforce.
Piedmont Technical College Founded in 1966 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is a comprehensive two-year college offering university-level education and hands-on career training. Faculty and staff at PTC believe that all students deserve an education that's driven by their goals—an education designed from the ground up to prepare them for success. Serving Laurens and six other counties in the region, the college offers a wide variety of career studies programs that prepare individuals directly for the workforce, continuing education courses for personal and professional development, and a university transfer curriculum designed to fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree at four-year colleges and universities. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County, one of Piedmont Technical College’s eight locations, is situated along the I-385 corridor and is within easy driving distance of industrial and business sites. Read more on page 21. Learn more at www.ptc.edu/laurens
University of South Carolina Laurens Location The University of South Carolina Laurens Location satellite operations began in 1983 with classes offered at the local junior high school. Since that time, the school has relocated to the Oaks Shopping Center at 507 N. Harper Street, Laurens, SC—a state of the art facility. Dual enrollment classes for high school junior and seniors give the opportunity for these students to begin their college coursework at a reduced fee before graduation. The advantages of attending USC Union Laurens Location include: small class size, flexible schedules, scholarships and financial aid availability. For more information, call 864-681-1456. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 22
Presbyterian College & School of Pharmacy Presbyterian College is a private, coeducational college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. PC is a highly selective national liberal arts college that offers a bachelor’s degree at the undergraduate level. On the graduate level, PC offers a master’s in physician assistant studies and a doctorate in occupational therapy. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is a four-year program that offers a Pharm.D.
Presbyterian College Campus - Neville Hall
PC was founded in 1880 as Clinton College and is located on 240 acres in Clinton, S.C. Affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PC has appeared on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and has ranked nationally in publications such as the U.S. News & World Report and Money magazine. PC graduates have earned prestigious national and international scholarships. They include a Rhodes Scholar, Rotary Scholars, Pew Fellows and a National Science Foundation Fellow. PC graduates are servant leaders in their careers, their communities and their churches. Small classes are taught by a dedicated faculty — the vast majority of whom hold their terminal degrees. Six faculty members have been honored as the South Carolina Professor of the Year — the most of any college or university in the state. The Blue Hose athletics program is a member of the Big South Conference and competes in NCAA Division I with 19 varsity sports for men and women.
Private Schools Laurens Academy is a beautiful 40 acre school located on Highway 49, one mile off I-385. The location makes it convenient to the families that are served from Laurens, Clinton, and surrounding counties. The school began in the fall of 1994, with a mission to educate the whole child in a Christian environment. Laurens Academy offers a K4-12th grade college preparatory curriculum in a nondenominational Christian environment and is accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) and AdvancEd/SACS, a worldwide accrediting agency. Visual and choral arts, foreign language, a computer lab, physical education, dual enrollment (high school/ college credit) courses through the University of South Carolina, and a competitive and successful athletic program are just a few of the things offered at Laurens Academy. Many of the LA alumni have returned to or remained in Laurens County after college graduation to become business owners and leaders in our community. More information can be found on our website, www.laurensacademy.com, or call 864-682-2324. Faith Christian School and Lighthouse Christian Academy are also located in Laurens County. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 23
Thornwell Charter School students learn and develop in a rigorous, personalized academic environment that fosters a love for learning, in an individualized health and wellness program that promotes lifelong health, and in the Teaching Family model that helps children develop life skills which will enable them to succeed in higher education, in their careers and to be productive members of their communities. The school currently serves students in grades 5K8, but expansion to 12th grade begins in the 2021-2022 school year with the addition of a ninth grade. If you are interested in enrollment or employment, please check out our website at www.thornwell.org, or give us a call at (864) 808-0801. Thornwell Charter School Building
Public Schools Laurens County School District 56 (LCSD 56) serves the City of Clinton and southern Laurens County, under the leadership of Superintendent, Dr. David O’Shields. This district serves approximately 3,000 students among six schools: a 4K Child Development Center, three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. All of our schools are fully accredited by Cognia. The District employs approximately 500 employees, and more than half of the teachers hold advanced degrees. District 56 believes “The Experience Matters” and provides enriched experiences for all students by offering a variety of instructional and athletic programs, by supporting extracurricular activities, and by creating meaningful community engagement opportunities for students and their families. The district invested in our students’ futures by providing a laptop for all students to better prepare them for the future. We offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities for students through PLTW (Project Lead the Way) courses at the elementary, middle, and high school. Our middle and high school Science Olympiad team has won the state championship for the past 17 years. In 2020, our Robotics and Academic Challenge teams won their state competitions. District 56 offers a variety of athletic opportunities for students, including the addition of Competitive Cheerleading. We have numerous business partnerships to connect students with the surrounding workforce in our county. District 56’s graduation rate exceeds the state average. Our graduates are prepared for postsecondary opportunities. Our Class of 2020 was awarded the largest amount in scholarship totals in school history, and many of our students have attended prestigious out-of-state institutions, as well as, in-state public and private colleges/universities. We encourage you to contact us to schedule a visit to our schools. The best way to tell you is to show you, and you too will see how “The Experience Matters.” More information can be found on our website, www.laurens56. k12.sc.us, or give us a call at 864-8330800. Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) serves approximately 5,500 students from diverse backgrounds from preschool through twelfth grade. The staff of 800+ teachers and support personnel in LCSD 55 are devoted to developing the full potential of every child. Dr. Ameca C. Thomas, a product of LCSD 55 schools, became Superintendent of LCSD 55 on July 1, 2020, and says, “Laurens is home for me. I want to strive to make Laurens 55 so good that parents don’t want to
Photography by: Billy Dunlap with GoLaurens.com
consider anything else. The foundation is here for continued progress, growth, and improvement.” The school district is recognized for its recent improvements in innovative instructional practices and movement towards ensuring that each student receives personalized instruction according to his or her needs. The small size and rural setting of the district allow for close relationships and a sense of belonging for students and staff. The district includes six unique community based elementary schools, four middle schools, and one high school where all students come together as a community for their capstone experiences. The district strives to maintain small class sizes that favor optimal participation, personal development, and belonging. Each child builds a core body of knowledge, develops key skills, and receives support in their social emotional development. The recent impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has broadened the digital footprint and capacity of LCSD 55. As a result of the pandemic, the district now has one-to-one technology for all grade levels and a staff that has become skilled at the digital delivery of lessons to the student population. Even with a return to full-time face-to-face instruction, the district will be able to utilize these new tools and skills to enhance the learning environment for all students. More information can be found on our website, www.laurens55.k12.sc.us, or give us a call at 864-984-3568. The two local school districts continue a strong rivalry between the Clinton Red Devils and the Laurens Raiders. Each time these schools share a field, they aim for victory, however, all the other games of the year they wish their small town rivalry team success.
HEALTHCARE PRISMA HEALTH LAURENS COUNTY HOSPITAL INSPIRED TO HELP YOU BE YOUR HEALTHIEST YOU At Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital, we’re dedicated to supporting your healthcare needs. We’re making healthcare exceptional for everyone across Laurens County and surrounding communities. With local access to women’s health services, cardiac care and surgical specialists, we’re committed to helping you be your healthiest you. Conveniently located on Highway 76 between Laurens and Clinton, Laurens County Hospital makes it easy to receive the care you need close to home. As part of the largest healthcare organization in the state, we deliver high-quality care with small-town hospitality. Laurens County Hospital has provided the local community with exceptional care and a hometown professionalism and courtesy since 1989. Our 76-bed hospital offers care to individuals who need an inpatient stay, as well as outpatient services such as radiology and laboratory tests. In addition, our emergency department provides high-quality acute care around the clock in a setting that maximizes patient comfort.
PROVIDING NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CARE IN OUR COMMUNITY • • • • • • • •
CMS Four-star Rating Premier HIIN Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Multiple Zero Harm Awards for preventing surgical site infections HeartLife Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Gold Level Recognition by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association Baby-Friendly designated by the World Health Organization Designated a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Named a Best Maternity Care hospital nationally by Newsweek/The Leapfrog Group Honored by the American Heart Association for high-quality stroke care with a Bronze Achievement/Quality Award
THE CARE YOU NEED RIGHT HERE AT HOME At Prisma Health, our goal is to offer comprehensive primary care for you and your family. Serving as your medical home will give us the best overall view of your health and family medical history, which will enable us to provide you with the best care. Regular visits with your primary care professional help you stay on top of routine screenings and with early detection of more serious health conditions. If you don’t have a medical home, contact one of our primary care offices to schedule an appointment. • • • • •
Advanced Family Medicine: 864-833-0973 • 210 S Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 Carolina Women’s Center: 864-938-0087 • 102 Medical Park Ct., Clinton, SC 29325 Laurens Family Medicine - Gray Court: 864-867-4888 • 9100 Hwy. 14, Gray Court, SC 29645 Laurens Family Medicine - Laurens: 864-984-0571 • 106 Parkview Dr., Laurens, SC 29360 Prisma Health Internal Medicine - Laurens: 864-833-4545 • 22725 Hwy. 76E., Ste. A, Clinton, SC 29325
In addition to meeting your routine healthcare needs, we offer multiple specialty practices and programs to help you live your healthiest life. These include cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation, general cardiology and heart rhythm management, orthopedics and sports medicine, and endocrinology.
Our Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is an award-winning program that brings the most advanced wound care therapies to Laurens and surrounding counties, allowing residents to get needed care close to home. It provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. Often, wounds may be the result of complications with diabetes. Managing diabetes starts with education. Whether you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes or have lived with diabetes for years, the Diabetes Self-Management Program at Laurens County Hospital can give you help and ongoing support.
ADVANCING BREAST HEALTH A major advance for women with dense breast tissue, 3D mammography is offered on our campus. 3D mammography has a better cancer detection rate than routine digital mammography and enhances the patient’s experience by decreasing callbacks for more tests. If you’re a female age 40 or older, schedule your 3D mammography today by calling 864-522-9729. A physician referral is not required.
GROWING YOUR FAMILY IN LAURENS COUNTY You deserve high-quality maternity care. Carolina Women’s Center, part of Prisma Health, has OB/GYN experts who know that pregnancy and birth are key events in the life of any family. That’s why physicians and staff consider it a privilege to be part of your birthing experience. When you’re ready to deliver your bundle of joy, you’ll be in excellent hands. Laurens County Hospital has received multiple awards and recognitions for safety and patient experience at the Women’s Life Center. Our facility is designated a BabyFriendly Hospital, which means we promote breastfeeding through rooming-in, encouragement of skin-to-skin contact, and breastfeeding support from our dedicated Lactation Specialist. For your peace of mind, we provide a state-of-the-art telehealth program for newborns called Delivery Buddy. In the unlikely event that a baby has complications during or just after delivery, a neonatologist or neonatal nurse practitioner from Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital partners with local health professionals via telehealth as if at the bedside. Medical teams on each side of the screen can hear and see the newborn and interact with the family. For more information about healthcare available in your backyard, visit PrismaHealth.org/Laurens.
Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital Carolina Womens Center
SELF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE Self Regional Healthcare (SRH) is a major referral and medical center providing advanced healthcare services to a population of more than a quarter of a million people in the Lakelands region of upstate South Carolina. Their family physicians and specialists, nurses and specially trained staff provide care at locations throughout the area, so there is always quality healthcare close by. It’s healthcare the way it should be – a complete network of care for you and your family.
SELF MEDICAL CENTER LAURENS Self Medical Center Laurens (SMCL) conveniently located at 22580 Highway 76, is SRH’s flagship medical facility in Laurens County. This 28,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility houses three medical practices: Family Healthcare Clinton, Internal Medicine Laurens, and Express Medical Care Laurens (for extended hours, urgent care service). The medical center brings many much-needed services to Laurens County. From a cold to cardiac care, the board-certified physicians and clinical support staff at SMCL work to provide Clinton, Laurens and surrounding communities with comprehensive healthcare. And, as affiliates of Self Regional Healthcare – just down the road in Greenwood – they have access to resources, diagnostics and technology of a nationally recognized regional referral center serving the entire Lakelands of South Carolina. The Laurens facility boasts spacious and modern waiting areas, exam, treatment and procedure rooms, onsite labs and X-rays, and even a community room for meetings and public events.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Self Regional Healthcare is an integral part of the Laurens community and takes great pride in sponsoring numerous organizations and events that improve our quality of life.
Additionally, Laurens County patients benefit from a rotation of skilled specialists. At SMCL, Spine and Orthopedic and Urology physicians regularly see patients, and just down the road at the Laurens Specialty Medical Office (23013 Hwy 76 East) Cardiology, Vascular and General Surgery specialists from Self Regional are on site every week to meet the many healthcare needs of you and your loved ones. For employers, Self Regional staffs SMCL with Occupational Health providers who offer injury management, wellness programs, drug testing and many other services to improve the health of your team and your business.
On-site clinic at Presbyterian College every day for students and athletes
The facility also offers physical therapy, pulmonology services, psychiatric services, as well as regular visits from the organization’s Mobile Mammography Unit.
Physical Therapy partnership with Laurens YMCA
Self Regional Healthcare Mobile Mammography Unit.
Annual PC athletics sponsorship Rhythm on the Rails sponsorship Laurens County Chamber sponsorships
Chrissie Cofield Latimore
Laurens County has many special people setting the tone for the growth apparent throughout the County. Chief Chrissie Cofield Latimore is a perfect example, a true trailblazer, currently serving as the first female and the first African American Chief of Police for the City of Laurens. With 4 years in the military, first as an active-duty military police officer and then in reserves as a chemical specialist, one year at S.C. Law Enforcement Division SLED, and 20 years serving as a Laurens City law enforcement officer in multiple ranks, Chief Latimore holds an impressive list of experiences building her career. Born in California, Chief Latimore moved to Laurens County and graduated from Clinton High School, choosing to plant her roots and raise her family here. She has developed strong relationships and the community of Laurens County embraces her tremendous leadership. She volunteers for community events, serves on multiple Board of Directors, and she has been an Adjunct Instructor at USC Union’s Laurens campus since 2016 and Lander University since 2019. Chief Latimore is a familiar, friendly face, with a contagious smile, and a strong presence of authority, bringing an extra sense of security to Laurens County. She has worked hard to fulfill her dreams, impacting many lives in a positive and motivational manner. She lives as a sincere example of service to others.
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Parks & Recreation Laurens County is brimming with opportunities for recreation. With rivers, lakes, hiking trails, golf courses, hunting areas and more, there is never a shortage of activities to be enjoyed. Well-maintained park sites dot the map of Laurens County, offering a combination of baseball/softball fields, basketball, playground equipment, picnic areas, swimming pools and tennis courts. The area also features a host of private and public lakes, including Lake Greenwood, with more than 200 miles of shoreline, and Lake Rabon, as well as the Enoree and Saluda Rivers, which provide excellent fishing and boating. Walkers and kayakers enjoying the abundant nature here, have the perfect guide through the Laurens County Trails Association (LCTA) www.lctrails.org. The LCTA formed in the spring of 2013, since, working on a Master Plan, documenting existing natural and historic resources, proposed segments of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail (the 1.8 mile loop trail work began in 2020 as the first steps), defined onroad bicycle routes, defined opportunities for blueways (water routes), and a team has been formed to develop an equestrian plan.
Golfers revel in the selection of beautiful, challenging courses in this South Carolina region. Laurens County has two private and one public 18-hole golf courses: Musgrove Mill, an Arnold Palmer World Class Championship Course that was chosen as one of the top modern courses in the U.S. by Golf week magazine and the hosted the ACC Men’s Golf Championship in 2017. Lakeside Countr y Club (which is a great neighbourhood to call home), and Rolling S Golf Club, a public 18-hole golf course are both courses worth spending some time on.
Hunters utilize private and leased lands in the County, as well as in Sumter National Forest. Skeet shooting and turkey, deer, quail and other hunting packages, as well as lodging and meeting facilities are available at Harris Springs Sportsman’s Preserve between Cross Hill and Waterloo. The Clinton House Plantation, located just north of Clinton, offers bird and duck hunting, deer and turkey hunts, sporting clays, and corporate meetings and conference facilities. www.clintonhouse.com Racing enthusiasts enjoy watching auto racing. The Laurens County Speedway, also known as “The Darlington of Dirt” offers race track fun from April through September. www.laurensspeedway. com For the off-roaders, the Gulches Off Road Vehicles (ORV) Park is a family friendly dream come true. Ages 4-94 are welcome and camping is available. Sometimes referred to as the “Disneyland” for 4x4s, trails range from easy to “absolutely stupid.” www.gulchesrvpark.com
The Laurens Parks and Recreation Department, housed in The Ridge at Laurens, continues to grow programs and services. Local residents enjoy variety of sports programs such as Little League baseball, basketball, football, volleyball and cheerleading. “The Ridge” is a new state of the art civic center for Laurens County. The local YMCAs are staples in the communities they serve. The Clinton Family YMCA works with the City of Clinton, School District #56, Presbyterian College, Thornwell Home for Children, churches, and business and civic organizations to help serve greater Clinton and Laurens County as the recreational provider for the greater Clinton community. The Family YMCA of Greater Laurens, recently partnered with the Greenwood Family YMCA to become the Lakelands YMCA. Programs and services like diabetes prevention, afterschool tutoring, volunteering, vocational training and more, the Y provides people with endless opportunities to achieve more. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 30
RIDIN’ RURAL WRITTEN BY JUSTIN BRENT I teach at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, and I love cycling of all kinds--touring, commuting, road biking, mountain biking, whatever. As I read about and experience all of the benefits of cycling and watch urban areas add more and more cycling-friendly infrastructure, I wonder to myself whether any of these accommodations will come to rural America. It would be a pity if they didn’t, but certainly it won’t be easy. Because their tax base is small, towns like mine face many serious fiscal challenges. It’s hard to argue that bike lanes on Main St. are a vital investment when so few people use a bicycle. Rather than building amenities for better living, small local governments tend to prioritize projects that will attract businesses, create jobs, and (hopefully) strengthen the tax base. As we work to persuade companies to move to small-town America, I for one can’t argue with these priorities, even if it means riding on roads with chewed-up asphalt, in lanes never designed to accommodate bicycles, amid car traffic that considers me a nuisance. In spite of these infrastructure problems, I believe that rural communities offer cycling enthusiasts some advantages. My friend Jason, who lives in the suburbs, reminded me of one advantage on a recent Friday ride. When he pedals out of his driveway in suburbia, it takes him about thirty minutes to “get beyond traffic,” where he can relax and enjoy the ride. And of course it goes without saying that he has to pedal back through that traffic at the end of his ride. So up to an hour of his ride is spent getting to a place where he can, well... ride! Where I live in Clinton, SC I can be on roads with no traffic in about five minutes. By roads without traffic, I mean roads where a group of cyclists can ride side-by-side and actually talk with one another. That social dimension of cycling is really important: the ability to gripe, laugh, mock, debate, sing... all while raising your heart rate in the fresh open air. I know that people in urban areas have at least a few roads where this is possible, and certainly they can always drive to find roads like this. But they probably don’t have as many roads as I do, and more often than not, they’ll have to pack up the car and fight traffic to go find them. As a cyclist in a small town, I am definitely a weirdo. Everybody shakes their head in disbelief as they veer their car around me. But if you can tolerate being a weirdo, there is one final virtue of small-town America: the “traffic” that we have is a joke. All of our roads have speed limits of 35MPH, we have very little road rage, and no store in my town is more than a ten-minute bike ride away. Everything is bikeable. If you’re willing to put panniers on your bike, you can grocery shop, pick up that prescription, get your kid’s library books, hit the hardware store, bring home takeout for dinner, whatever! Have you ever dreamed of putting more miles on your bike than on your car?? Then I have a solution for you: move to a small town.
WATER LIFE Lake Greenwood, a destination in South Carolina known for its fishing, watersports, and small town Americana atmosphere. Welcome to Lake Greenwood! Lake Greenwood embraces true Southern hospitality with kind neighbors and friendly waves. Enjoy a boat ride or a fishing trip on the 11,000 acre playground. Serving as a choice residential and retirement area, the lake offers beautiful scenery and fantastic wildlife including Bald Eagles. Even without a lake home, visitors can enjoy many lake amenities such as campsites, boat ramps, picnic shelters, playground equipment, and trails. Lake Greenwood, located in the counties of Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry, is one of South Carolina’s more popular lakes. Stretching 20 miles and with a shoreline of 212 miles, Lake Greenwood is the site for many recreational activities. The lake climate is mild and seasonable, with an average temperature of 68 degrees. While the summer can bring heat and humidity, the spring and fall exhibit mild temperatures and many days filled with sunshine and beauty. Winters at the lake are comfortable, with very little precipitation or snow. For visitors, year-round outdoor activities are common and include fishing, boating and a host of other water sports. You will find an abundance of information on the Connect Lake Greenwood website www.connectlakegreenwood. org but nothing compares to visiting in person. One visit and we are certain you will fall in love with this special lake!
Photo taken at Lake Greenwood
ROW A LITTLE… Source: www.sctrails.net
This is the best 3 to 4 hour float in the area and the take out is on Ekom Beach Road. Kayaking Reedy River, Boyd’s Mill to Ekom Beach Put in at Karl Dixon Park on Boyd’s Mill Pond off Rt. 252, take out at Ekom Beach Road = 5.3 miles and 3 to 4 hour float. The Reedy River rises in Greenville County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the city of Greenville, and flows generally south-southeastwardly through Greenville, Lake Conestee Nature Park, and the Piedmont region into Laurens County.
This section of the Reedy River is a nice float that involves a little whitewater fun! Boyd Mill Pond impounds the Reedy River which runs from Greenville, South Carolina all the way to Lake Greenwood. With a canoe or kayak, you can travel up the lake and into the Reedy River for many miles. Make sure water level is around 4.75 to 5.5 feet. While you could float at higher levels, it could be a little dangerous above 5.5 ft. LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 32
ake Rabon is located in Laurens
County about five miles south of Hickory Tavern, on Highway 252. The lake is owned by Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission who maintains the recreational facilities. Built in 1990 on Rabon Creek, this community lake covers an area of about 546 acres with an approximate maximum depth of 27 feet. The adjoining park is full of everything needed for a day of jam-packed adventure. Lake Rabon visitors enjoy the use of the boat ramp (boating permit required), trails, fishing pier, playground, picnic shelters, and an amazing hillside view of the lake. Visit www.lcwsc.com for picnic shelter reservations and park rules. Location: 647 Lake Rabon Drive Laurens, SC 29360
Showcasing just a couple of Laurens County’s beautiful event venues .... We encourage you to research across the County or contact the Chamber at 864-833-2716
HOLLOW OAK EVENT BARN Located in charming Cross Hill, South Carolina, this wedding and Event Barn is on a private farm of 60 acres and offers stunning views of rustic country landscape. This location is perfect for weddings, receptions, parties, gender reveals, baby showers, family reunions, company or family holiday parties and more. If you’re looking to be surrounded by nature and scenic views, Hollow Oak Barn is the place to be. The Barn can comfortably seat up to 200 guests and makes the perfect spot for breathtaking event photos. Hollow Oak Barn boasts over 4,200 square feet of inside entertaining space and over 2,300 square feet of outdoor deck space. Complete with a spacious Bride’s Room and Full Service kitchen, there is plenty of space for an indoor or outdoor event. For more information visit: www.hollowoakbarn.com Location: 12764 Highway 39, Cross Hill, South Carolina
THE COTTON LOFT Located in Downtown Clinton this 11,000 square feet space this is an amazing event complex. On site they have a wedding chapel, private rooms for the bridal party, beautifully designed gardens for pictures, a horseshoe pit and corn hole. Packages are offered including tables, chairs, linens, bars and bartenders all designed especially for the event host. They welcome you to make an appointment to visit The Cotton Loft for event panning. For more information visit: www.thecottonloft.net Location: 305 West Main Street, Clinton, South Carolina
Arts & Performances
If you’re into the arts, you can find plenty to experience on the PC campus. Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to see up and coming and professional artists.
Photograph from PC Chamber Orchestra
Bailey Art Gallery
Christmas @ PC
You can view art from local, state, and national artists on exhibit in the Bailey Art Gallery. Named in honor of philanthropist Mary Bailey Vance Suitt, the gallery is located in the Bailey Rotunda of Neville Hall and features art for the community to enjoy. A reception welcoming the artist and introducing the artwork takes place at the beginning of each exhibit.
The PC music department's signature event, Christmas at PC is hailed as one of South Carolina’s finest Christmas traditions. The program has been a part of the Christmas season for 20 years and features PC students performing in ensembles and solos. Christmas at PC takes place in Belk Auditorium and is one of the largest events to take place on the PC campus.
Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery
The Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery hosts four exhibitions each year. Two exhibitions of work feature nationally and internationally recognized artists. The Senior Art Major Exhibit features the work of PC students who major in art. The Annual Student Exhibit features the work of PC students who submitted artwork to the gallery. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays. Admission to the gallery is free.
PC students and professors perform in various recitals and concerts throughout the year. From 30-minute recitals on Fridays in Edmunds Hall to the grandiose Christmas at PC in Belk Auditorium, you can almost always find a music performance to attend. Most music performances are free and take place in Edmunds Hall or Belk Auditorium.
INDEPENDENT FILM Do you love indie film? You can catch several during the year in Kuhne Auditorium in Neville Hall. You can often meet the filmmakers and directors too. PC is one of the stops on the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Southern Circuit Tour brings independent films to over 100 communities across the Southeast and opens the door to post- screening discussions. All screenings are free and open to the public.
Photo from Presbyterian College Department of Music Facebook Page, Album: Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”
LC Museum Association Getting Closer to Goals… Written By: Judith Brown, Laurens County Advertiser
fter nearly eight years of work since the Witherspoon building was donated to the Laurens County Museum Association (LCMA) in December of 2012, the LCMA Board of Directors feels like it’s getting closer to opening in Downtown Laurens, 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC, as the official Laurens County Museum. The benefactor, John Witherspoon, offered the building as a gift after the small Laurens Street location 205 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC was too small to hold his family’s bedroom suit. But the building was in very poor condition, and with small donations trickling in, work has been slow. “We had to completely rebuild the foundation 20 feet back from the entrance,” Debbie Vaughn said. It’s a 12,000 square foot building with three floors, and at the time the basement was filled with water from holes in the roof. The work has been slow as the all volunteer board was determined to avoid any debt. Then late last year the late Tony Harper made a bequest of close to $1 million, which allowed the LCMA to finish the $120,000 elevator and complete many other renovations needed to get the building up to
this point. The upstairs Magnolia Room has already been rented for several private gatherings and with the newly installed elevators the non-profit LCMA plans to host as many gatherings as possible in the near future. Plans to build an outdoor deck and a rear emergency exit are set and then attention will be turned to building displays and moving exhibits into the spaces during 2021. The new Laurens County Museum is shaping up to fullfill the mission “to preserve the history of Laurens County by establishing and operating a museum devoted to acquiring and exhibiting for the public artifacts and items that pertain to Laurens County’s heritage and development,” while serving as a multi-use attraction in Downtown Laurens.
“These photos cannot begin to portray this utterly amazing window wonderland created for those passing by to enjoy at the Downtown Laurens County Museum. Featuring a beautiful display of paperweights from the collection of Richard Taylor, the window was inspired by the importance of Laurens Glass Works to our community.” Window display by Chris Pennington Photograph by: Johnnie Lee Irick
BUSINESS DIRECTORY C AT E G O R I C A L Advertising & Media GoClinton.com
2 Laurensville Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-6397
2 Laurensville Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-6397
Laurens County Advertiser 226 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2586
Laurens County BUZZ Clinton, SC 29325 864-449-7700
WPCC 1410 AM and 96.5 FM The Large Time Network
The Clinton Chronicle
1766 Higway 72 West Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1410
Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry
513 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1900 Clinton, SC 29325 606-356-1399
315 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3544 LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 36
AgSouth Farm Credit 306 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3379
Amick Farms, LLC
Bryant’s Body Shop
Bar W Ranch
Buck’s Auto Sales of Hickory Tavern
Carolina Automotive Repair
Piedmont Pulp, Inc.
Clinton Tire Service, Inc.
Cooper Motor Company
Potts Forestry & Real Estate
Dale Byers Detailing & Auto Accessories
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Firmin Ford, Inc.
Fountain Inn Center for Visual & Performing Arts
2079 Batesburg Highway Batesburg, SC 29006 803-532-1400 2146 Harris Bridge Road Woodruff, SC 29338 864-313-0656 900 Eastglen Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-2003 1466 Curry Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-9663
Neil Crisp Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-994-3823 210 York Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3834
315 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-409-1050
Fountain Inn Museum 102 Depot Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-2586
Laurens County Community Theatre, Inc. 203 West Calhoun Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5228
Laurens County Museum 205 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-0670
Newberry Opera House Performing Arts Center 1201 McKibben Street Newberry, SC 29108 803-276-6264
Revolutionary War Museum 205 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-688-9331
223 Bypass 127 Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4077
13070 Highway 76 Gray Court, SC 29345 864-575-2700 306 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4757 614 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4977 305 East Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1741
2485 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1656 921 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3111 904 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 423-485-0005
Riverside Garage and Tire 1521 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-0082
Sherer Body Shop, Inc. 1206 East Farley Avenue Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4311
Superior Auto Center of Laurens 102 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2015
Valvoline Express Care 202 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1888
Business & Professional Services Davis Business Systems, Inc.
659 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4958
Greenlight Driving Academy
1305 Highway 72 Bypass Greenwood, SC 29649 864-229-5052
Bishop Tire/Oil Depot 1207 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4067
PO Box 235 Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7781
1233 Golden Acres Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7474 LAURENSCOUNTY.ORG 37
Holbrooks A1 Flash Moving Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-0645
L & L Office Supply - Clinton 114 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2521
L & L Office Supply - Laurens 123 Fleming Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2521
SC Small Business Development Center 430 Helix Road Greenwood, SC 29646 864-941-8092
213 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7781
Sharp Business Systems 109 Ben Hamby Drive Greenville, SC 29615 864-675-2000
Softlight Corporation PO Box 923 Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6559
The Midtown Building 124 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-906-1671
Catering & Venues Aramark
401 South Holland Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-8398
Cotton Loft the Venue 305 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 803-924-1625
Hollow Oak Event Barn 12764 Highway 39 Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-923-0367
Stoddard Catering Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-3913
Sweet Deb’s Catering Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-908-0722
Churches “All Saints” Episcopal Church 505 Calvert Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1388
Church of the Epiphany 225 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7000
Faith Baptist Church
Lanford Industrial Services
Laurens County School District # 56
First Baptist Church of Clinton
Martin Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
Laurens District 55 High School
First Baptist Church of Laurens
On-Site Builders, LLC
Piedmont Technical College
1607 Greenwood Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4277
301 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2578 300 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-0182
First Presbyterian Church of Laurens 400 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6561
First United Methodist Church of Laurens 244 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7696
Computers, IT & Technology Atkins Data & Telephone Services 150 Campton Road Inman, SC 29349 877-310-7423
Construction Products & Services All-Dry of the Carolinas, Inc. 432 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2308
Carolina Concrete Company, Inc. PO Box 389 Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0572
Consilidated Pipe & Supply 1727 White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29605 864-964-9370
Elmore Land & Site Developing, Inc. 300 Cox Road Enoree, SC 29335 864-969-2200
Foxcroft Specialty Contracting Greenville, SC 29601 864-420-1741
George A. Reid, Inc. 18791 Highway 72 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2445
Gwinn’s Siding & Window Company Inc. 2785 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3824
Hillmann & Elmore Structural Eng. LLC 1487 Lakeview Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-363-2477
2901 Highway 72 West Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0233
5497 South Frontage Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-2634 Chappells, SC 29037 864-200-7258
Pete’s Building & Supply 215 Exchange Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5813
3600 South Church Street Extension Roebuck, SC 29376 864-576-6630
Sherman Construction 1330 Piedmont Highway Piedmont, SC 29673 864-277-0060
Thomas Mechanical 309 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-4247
Vulcan Materials Company 1654 Quarry Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-2101
Whitaker Floor Coverings, Inc. 2625 Winnsboro Road Newberry, SC 29108 803-276-2884
211 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0800 5058 Highway 76 West Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3151
620 Emerald Road North Greenwood, SC 29648 864-941-8412
Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) 109 Innovation Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3702
Piedmont Technical College Laurens County Campus 663 Medical Ridge Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1925
Presbyterian College 503 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2820
Thornwell Charter School 203 West Calvert Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-808-0801
University of South Carolina Union at Laurens 507 North Harper Street, Suite L Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1457
Employment & Staffing Services
Budweiser of Spartanburg, Inc.
Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Advanced Drug Testing Services
6645 Pottery Road Spartanburg, SC 29301 800-273-6720 1050 Vern Cora Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-1500
Clinton High School 18132 Highway 72 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0825
Kellett & Kids Child Care
4886 North Old Laurens Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-5879
Laurens Academy 3515 Highway 49 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-2324
Laurens County School District # 55 301 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3568
305 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4344 328 Hillcrest Drive, Suite 6 Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3500 4 Laurensville Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1668
Precept Staffing, Inc 328 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-1908
1222 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-983-2500
SPB and Associates Staffing 4 Laurensville Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2516
Event Supplies Good Times Entertainment, LLC Clinton, SC 29325 864-923-0700
Family, Community & Non-Profit Organizations American Legion Post 25 Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-871-8551
AMIkids WINGS Piedmont 20238 Highway 72 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4505
Better Business Bureau - Upstate SC 408 North Church Street, Suite C Greenville, SC 29601 864-242-5052
Deputy Roger Rice Ride-On Fund
Laurens County Healthcare Foundation Laurens, SC 29360
Laurens County Humane Society
Rotary Club of Laurens
Laurens County Library - Laurens Branch
Set Free to be Ministry, Inc.
Laurens County Library - Clinton Branch
SC Academy of Family Physicians
Laurens County SAFE Home
SC Empowerment Centre
Laurens County Soil & Water Conservation District
SC Rural Water Association, Inc.
1017 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-7323
107 Jacobs Highway, Suite A Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1853 PO Box 744 Clinton, SC 29325 864-682-7270
Laurens, SC 29360 864-567-4392
Family Promise of Laurens County
Laurens County Trails Association
Fellowship Camp & Conference Center 457 Camp Fellowship Road Waterloo, SC 29384 864-998-3400
Fountian Inn Chamber of Commerce 102 Depot Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-2586
Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County 245 Human Services Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0017
Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce 110 Phoenix Street Greenwood, SC 29646 864-223-8431
Junior Leadership PO Box 248 Laurens, SC 29360 864-833-2716
Laurens County Community Foundation 211 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-681-5223
Laurens County Cooperative Extension 219 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2514
Laurens County First Steps 1029 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-8130
Laurens County Future Scholarship PO Box 248 Laurens, SC 29360 864-833-2716
PO Box 692 Clinton, SC 29325
793 Poplar Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-9060
104 Ashley Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6921
205 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-4411
Rotary Club of Clinton
PO Box 167 Laurens, SC 29360
PO Box 727 Gray Court, SC 29645 864-517-2443
214 B West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7237 62 Bridgeway Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-705-0005
305 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5566
Straight Street Laurens, Inc.
PO Box 1492 Laurens, SC 29360
220 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1315
Laurens County Touchdown Club
Ten at the Top
The Open Door Christian Center
Leadership Laurens County
Main Street City of Clinton
United Way of Laurens County
Main Street Laurens
Upstate Chamber Coalition
Old 96 District Tourism Commission
P.O. Box 248 Laurens, SC 29360 864-833-2716
137 Fairgrounds Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-354-0471 P.O. Box 248 Laurens, SC 29360 864-833-2716
211 North Broad Street, Suite A Clinton, SC 29325 864-200-4579 119 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2119 204 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2233
PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC 3688 Warrior Creek Church Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-683-1421
Piedmont Agency on Aging 512 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-0572
Preserving Lake Greenwood 121 West Court Street Greenwood, SC 29646 864-998-3938
150 Executive Center Drive, Suite 202 Greenville, SC 29615 864-283-0345 209 East Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7670
302 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-2100 16 Peachtree Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3623
24 Cleveland Street Greenville, SC 29601 864-239-3718
1st Franklin Financial 116 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6523
Arthur State Bank 205 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1588
Cornerstone Investment Management, LLC 121-C West Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-0572
419 Main Street Greenwood, SC 29649 864-942-1500
Edward Jones - Gary Davis
TD Bank - Laurens
SC Vocational Rehabilitation
Edward Jones - Dan Wilson
TNB Financial Services
Town of Cross Hill
First Citizens Bank
United Community Bank
Town of Gray Court
Founders Federal Credit Union - Clinton
Funeral Homes/ Mortuaries
Upper Savannah Council of Governments
100 Plaza Circle, Suite B Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0414 111 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-1151 305 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3502
24543 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 800-845-1614
Founders Federal Credit Union - Laurens 1307 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 800-845-1614
H & R Block of Laurens County Inc. 350 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5632
Laurens Financial Services, Inc. 647 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6551
Love Bailey & Associates - Certified Public Accountants 218 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2698
Manley Garvin, LLC 340 Main Street Greenwood, SC 29646 864-229-4951
McKinley, Cooper & Co., LLP 777 Lowndes Hill Rd Greenville, SC 29607 864-233-1800
Michael E. Fortune, CPA 310 Lake Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2937
Peay & Associates, LLC 301 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4450
Raymond James Financial Services Christopher B. Benson 332 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1560
South State Bank - Laurens 206 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2531
TD Bank - Clinton
819 South Broad Street, Suite 1 Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-2635
508 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-9362 103 East Pitts Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-766-6025
101 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-8300
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton 504 East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1720
22861 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-984-6563 539 North Main Street Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-998-4453 329 West Main Street Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-2581
430 Helix Road Greenwood, SC 29646 864-941-8050
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens
28373 Highway 76 Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2733
Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.
Health Facilities, Products & Services
500 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2200 606 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4535
Government Offices & Agencies City of Clinton
211 North Broad Street, Suite A Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7500
City of Fountain Inn 200 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-4421
City of Laurens
126 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3933
Clemson University Extension Service 219 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2514
Clinton Economic Development Corporation 211 North Broad Street, Suite A Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7504
Laurens County Administration 100 Hillcrest Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5484
Laurens County Sheriff’s Office 216 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4967
Laurens County Department of Social Services 93 Human Services Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0100
911 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2696
AirMedCare Network 307 Wild Geese Way Travelers Rest, SC 29690 864-641-5925
Amedisys Home Health Care 210 South Broad Street, Suite U Clinton, SC 29325 864- 833-3212
Carolina Health Centers, Inc. 113 Liner Drive Greenwood, SC 29646 864-941-8170
Clinton Dental Care 1208 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5400
Confident Smiles of Laurens 318 West Farley Avenue Laurens, SC 29360 864-766-4636
Dr. Gill Thomas - Optomerty 204 East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1162
Dr. James C. Todd - Dentistry 443 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-0444
Dr. Julie O. Childers - Dentistry 700 Plaza Circle Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5673
Elite Home Care & Day Centers 311 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-869-8730
Gateway Counseling Center
Reynolds Family Dentistry
Gilchrist Consultation & Counseling
Sadler Hughes Apothecary 102 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4000
Home Maintenance & Improvements
SC Academy of Family Physicians
BlueSky Chimney Sweeps
214 B West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7237
4314 Highway 49 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-5422
Self Medical Center Laurens
Cross Hill Hardware and Supply
22580 Highway 76 East Laurens, SC 29360 864-939-1070
958 North Main Street Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-995-4316
Self Regional Physical Therapy Laurens
Climate Control Systems, Inc.
410 Anderson Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1520
115 Reynolds Park Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 864-229-1409
The Surgery & Laser Center
EJ’s Powerwash & Detail
219 Human Services Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6500 Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-0451
Health Related Home Care 520 Epting Avenue Greenwood, SC 29646 864-229-3200
Hospice Care of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Avenue Greenwood, SC 29646 864-227-9393
Hospice of Laurens County 1304 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6287
Laurens County Cancer Association 1337 Medical Bridge Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3976
Laurens County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs 1860 South Carolina 14 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-2314
85 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-6002
136 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-9836
Laurens, SC 29360 864-684-4981
Upstate Podiatry Group
600 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7378
1012 Medical Ridge Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-399-1086
Laurens County EMS-Non Emergency
Valor Medical Services, LLC
Lifetime Family Dentistry
321 South Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-1574 310 Owings Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6888
NHC Healthcare, Clinton 304 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2550
NHC Healthcare, Laurens
379 Pinehaven Street Extension Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6584
NHC Homecare 700 Plaza Circle Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2368
Palmetto Bone and Joint 22971 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3046
Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital 22725 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-9100
ProHealth Center - Chiropractic 500 Plaza Circle, Suite J Clinton, SC 29325 864-681-0555
Physical Therapy Laurens
125 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-449-6158
107 Ashley Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-683-8668
28072 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1295
Home & Garden Carolina Beautiful Landscaping, LLC 11086 Highway 56 North Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5341
Clinton True Value Hardware
Piedmont Pest Control
Robertson’s ACE Hardware - Laurens 340 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2280
Robertson’s Ace Hardware - Clinton 107 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-808-4111
ServPro of Newberry & Laurens County 134 Wilson Park Drive Newberry, SC 29108 864-833-4411
Stoddard Plastering Co. 303 West Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2626
200 East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6779
Industrial & Manufacturing
Marcus Cook Farm and Garden Center
2 Technology Place Laurens, SC 29360 866-417-9820
1229 Highway 92 Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-2351
Laurens, SC 29360 864-992-0296
114 Hunter Industrial Park Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-766-4800
Thompson’s Nursery & Garden Center
2956 Lakeview Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-2756
477 South Woods Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-8696
Verdin’s Farm and Garden Center
Agricultural Manufacturing & Textiles (AMT)
Palmetto Clipping Lawncare and Landscape
300 Lucas Avenue Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4129
410 Anderson Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1520
1451 Stagecoach Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3445
Asten Johnson, Inc.
Norbord South Carolina, Inc.
Nationwide - Renea S Rowland
State Farm Insurance - Angela Marlett
Richloom Fabrics Group
State Farm Insurance - Chase Bradley
Sandy Springs Electrical, Inc.
State Farm Insurance - Chris Callahan
Donnelly Bros, Inc.
Teknor Apex Carolina Company
State Farm Insurance - Matt Davis
Electric Motor Service of Clinton, Inc.
The United Agency, Inc.
Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc.
ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC
Upstate Insurance Consultants LLC
Industrial Compressor Solutions
Victory Insurance Agency LLC
400 Asten Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3800
1400 Highway 101 South Greer, SC 29651 864-802-6000 29485 Highway 76 Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-1400 1 Technology Place Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3215 100 Garlington Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4400 701 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3593
100 ISO Parkway Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-6645 6050 Highway 14 Gray Court, SC 29645 864-399-0447
International Paper 21313 Hwy 221 North Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3272
Inteplast BOPP Films
3288 North Old Laurens Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-234-8489
ISO Poly Films, Inc. 101 ISO Parkway Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-4300
102 Cherry Blossom Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-8700
Lanford Industrial Services 2901 Highway 72 West Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0233
Laurens County Development Corporation PO Box 427 Laurens, SC 29325 864-939-0580
Michelin Americas Research & Development 2440 Highway 39 Mountville, SC 29370 864-682-1300
Milliken & Company - Gilliland 1108 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3115
564 Woodyard Road Kinards, SC 29355 864-697-001
13833 Indian Mound Road Ware Shoals, SC 29692 864-861-2222 100 Bailey Plant Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-9117 8244 Highway 308 Laurens, SC 29360 864-683-5777
1092 North Old Laurens Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-1777 101 International Boulevard Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-601-9890
2846 North Old Laurens Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-601-2500
Allstate - Hart Insurance Agency
405 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3472
311 Hillcrest Drive, Suite B Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-0404 810 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4925
918 West Main Street Laurens SC 29360 864-984-6538
906 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5036 210 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4548
301-A North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3023 Laurens, SC 29360 864-981-5470
780 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2674
Allstate - The Copeland Agency
104 South Main Street #700 Greenville, SC 29601 864-271-4940
106 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6978
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC I-20 at Alpine Road AX-340 Columbia, SC 29219 800-288-2227
Farm Bureau Insurance 726 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-2586
Hall Insurance Agency 211 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-1834
McGriff Insurance Services PO Box 27149 Greenville, SC 29616 864-297-4444
Nationwide - Casey Robinson 790 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-861-7283
Nationwide - Scott Taylor 1650 Highway 72 West Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-0055
Burr, Foreman & McNair Law Firm
Cox, Ferguson & Wham, LLC 107 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2126
Cruickshanks, A IV, Attorney 200 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5011
McCravy, Newton & Sturkie Law Firm 94 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-715-5500
The Law Offices of N. B. Senn, LLC 123 B West Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-9529
Townsend & Thompson, Attorneys 210 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6554
Lodging, Travel & Tourism Comfort Suites
12865 Highway 56 North Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1800
Lighthouse RV Park & Marina
Bush River Realty
Clock Family Restaurant of Laurens, Inc.
Magnolia RV Park & Campground
Dixon Land Management
Moon Landing RV Park & Marina
Greater Greenville Assoc. of Realtors
Ingles Market, Inc.
Keller Williams One - Adam Taylor & Team
Ingles Market, Inc.
Marion R. Cook and Associates, Inc.
549 Landing Road Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-998-3500
567 Fairview Church Road Kinards, SC 29355 864-697-1214 4105 Watts Bridge Road Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-998-4292
Smith Dray Line
320 Frontage Road Greenville, SC 29611 864-269-3696
301 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-547-8469 16 Peachtree Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2099
50 Airpark Court Greenville, SC 29607 864-672-4427
124 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-981-0222 Laurens, SC 29360 864-871-1460
200 South Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4444
Melissa Patton - Real Estate Agent
Personal Services & Care
Palmetto Heritage Real Estate
Southern Lovin Salon & Tanning 810 East Main Street, Suite H Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-0687
Williams Barber Shop 344 Fleming Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5023
Pets & Veterinary Clinton Animal Hospital 404 Willard Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2487
Holmes Veterinary Hospital 1001 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2365
Pet Commander Kennels 110 Cuchara Court Gray Court, SC 29645 864-601-9672
Printers Carolina Print Consultants 1239 Vern Cora Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-683-0020
403 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3554
Real Estate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Spaulding Group 220 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-242-6650
Laurens, SC 29360 864-923-7924
1027 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4198
Rykard Land Surveying, LLC PO Box 151 Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-1137
TLC Real Estate, LLC
310 Calhoun Avenue, Suite I Greenwood, SC 29649 864-330-5626
TM Properties, LLC
13130 Highway 76 West Gray Court, SC 29645 864-575-2800
Restaurants, Food Items & Beverage A Taste of Home 112 Fleming Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-2004
Big D Butcher
257 Torrington Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-547-1888
Break on the Lake
300 Lake Greenwood Boulevard Greenwood, SC 29649 864-943-1001
Chick-fil-A Laurens County 917-A East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-4663
507 North Harper Street, Suite A Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-0886
24 Fairgrounds Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-983-2300
910 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0404 312 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4173 901 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7132
16994 Highway 72 West Waterloo, SC 29384 864-998-3411
Mig's of Laurens
900 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-983-1000
Patriots Kitchen, LLC 208 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-547-1029
104 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2800
The Coffee Roost, LLC
113 East Laurens Street, Suite B Laurens, SC 29360 803-361-4102
The Vestibule Coffee & Tea 310 B East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-547-BEAN (2326)
205 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1833
Trotter’s Restaurant 24239 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-547-1850
Whiteford’s Drive-In 711 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0193
Whiteford’s Giant Burger 212 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7512
Retirement Communities Carolina Gardens at Laurens 420 West Farley Avenue Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-9844
Fairgrounds Senior Village
Hoyt Hanvey Jewelers
Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Inc.
Never Forgotten Treasures
Rolling S Golf Club
Martha Franks Retirement Community
Sherwin Williams Company
The Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center
YMCA of Greater Clinton, Inc.
Woodbridge of Clinton
316 East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6591
Utility Companies & Communications
Shopping & Specialty Retail
The Artist’s Coop
Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority
113 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-9359
1643 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1862
Wal-Mart Super Center
197 Fairgrounds Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-4075 939 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0338 1 Martha Franks Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4541 801 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-939-8520
300 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0977
2485 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1656
Bourbon & Bubbles, LLC 1006 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6838
Broad Street Antiques and Vintage Finds 204 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-1062
Buck Stove, Pool and Spa, Inc. 214 Fleming Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4526
Carolina Floor Covering of Laurens 402 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7335
Carolina Stitches 103 Clay Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-9091
Designs By D
5071 West Main Stret Laurens, SC 29360 864-981-1745
Earl Thomason Jewelers 102 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7223
Holmes Photography & Square Roots Store 115 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-7777
Home Sweet Home Interiors, LLC 100 Laurens Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-547-1700
126 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4134 359 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-0960 901 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6548
100 South Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-4438
772 Musgrove Mill Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6921 520 Harris Spring Road Waterloo, SC 29384 864-677-4566 110 Scout Creek Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5492 100 YMCA Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1555
922 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-8100
800-777-9898 Home 800-653-5307 Business
Window World of the Upstate
211 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-4300
2432 Hwy 72/221 East, Unit F Greenwood, SC 29649 864-210-8622
Wynn Enterprises, LLC 2604 Stagecoach Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-683-4446
Signs #1 Sign Designs
580 Templeton Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-7810
Sports & Recreation CrossFit 864
213 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29360 864-833-7781
30001 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-9282
Destination Powersports 23165 Highway 76 Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3699
The Laurens YMCA 410 Anderson Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2626
Lakeside Country Club 1 Country Club Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3614
Laurens Commission of Public Works
Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission 3850 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3250
Laurens Electric Cooperative 2254 Highway 14 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3141
New Horizon Electric Co-op, Inc. 1776 Highway 14 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3159
Piedmont Municipal Power Agency 121 Village Drive Greer, SC 29651 864-877-9632
Piedmont Rural Telephone Coop, Inc. 201 Anderson Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3131
ProTec Security Systems PO Box 700 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3141
Renewable Water Resources 561 Mauldin Road Greenville, SC 29607 864-299-4000