Laurens County

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Laurens County, Georgia

117 E Jackson St
Dublin, GA 31040
Phone: (478) 272-4755
Fax: (478) 272-3895

In central GA, southeast of Macon; organized Dec 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Name Origin: For Lt. John Laurens (1753-82), officer in the American Revolution, who received the sword of Gen. Charles Cornwallis when the latter surrendered at Yorktown, VA

Area (sq mi):: 818.51 (land 812.27; water 6.24) Population per square mile: 57.70
Population 2005: 46,896 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 12.20% Population 2000: 44,874 (White 62.80%; Black or African American 34.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,763; median household $32,010; Population below poverty level: 18.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,569-$22,655
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dublin County seat (16,689)

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    Laurens County, South Carolina

    PO Box 287
    Laurens, SC 29360
    Phone: (864) 984-3538
    Fax: (864) 984-3726

    In west-central SC, south of Spartanburg; established Mar 12, 1785 from Ninety Six District. Name Origin: For Henry Laurens (1724-92), president of the Continental Congress (1777-78)

    Area (sq mi):: 723.98 (land 715.11; water 8.87) Population per square mile: 98.30
    Population 2005: 70,293 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 19.80% Population 2000: 69,567 (White 71.00%; Black or African American 26.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 36.20
    Income 2000: per capita $15,761; median household $33,933; Population below poverty level: 14.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,391-$21,422
    Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
    See other counties in .
    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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    Roger Miller will assume the role of EVP/market president Laurens County. In his new role, Miller will oversee all operations in the bank's Laurens County market.
    is investing $18.8 million in a new production facility in Laurens County that is expected to create 114 new jobs, according to the S.C.
    Laurens County, $500,000 for economic sewer infrastructure
    While on trial for attacking his wife with a barbecue fork after downing moonshine, a Laurens County man opened the door for prosecutors to inform jurors that he was convicted of murder when he was a teen, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.
    CUS will be working on a project for PRTC installing up to 105 miles of underground fiber optic cabling in Laurens County. This project will help provide expanded telecommunications networks and increased broadband capabilities for PRTC's customer base in South Carolina.
    The grand opening event boasted an attendee list that was nearly as impressive as Mogul's new Andritz spunlace line and included prominent members of the nonwovens industry, key customers and suppliers to Mogul, as well as representatives of the state of South Carolina, Laurens County and the city of Grey Court.
    A Laurens County sheriff's deputy was shot outside a hospital in Dublin, Georgia, Sunday by a patient who had been going in and out for the last three days for medical reasons that were not released, police said.
    Place of Employment: Laurens County Community Care Center
    In response, attorneys with Americans United sent a follow-up letter to the Laurens County School Board asking it to ensure that the school stops using religious hymns at football games and prevents its employees from actively promoting or facilitating the recitation of prayers during games.
    "They should not face the ultimate punishment when the damage done by these experiences contributes to catastrophic violent behaviour." Brannan was convicted of murdering Deputy Kyle Dinkheller, 22, who stopped him for driving at 98mph in Laurens County, Georgia, in 1998.
    This Laurens County expansion will be the result of a 36,000-square foot addition to the company's existing facility in Clinton.