COVID-19 Update
Post date: 01/04/2021

Again, in an attempt to be proactive during the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, it has been determined that the following department will be adjusting their hours of operation as follows:

PROBATE OFFICE – January 4, 2021 beginning at 9:00 A.M., at the Hillcrest Judicial/ Administrative Services Building Probate Court staff will be contacting individuals with appointments and assisting them in the rescheduling efforts as soon as possible with hopes to reopen on Monday, January 11, 2021. You may call 864-984-7351 to leave a message during this time. Visit our COVID-19 page for additional COVID-19 related information

SEVERAL COUNTY OFFICES AND/OR DEPARTMENTS EXPERIENCING COVID-19 EXPOSURE
POST DATE: 12/09/2020

Employee quarantine is being implemented for the following Departments:

The Laurens County Treasurers Office and Laurens County Auditors Office will be closed for the remainder of this week and hopes to reopen on Monday – December 14th.

The Laurens County Library (Laurens Main Facility) is operating on a reduced schedule for the week of December 7th. The Library will be open from the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – Monday through Friday until December 14th. The Clinton Library is operating on regular hours from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. but will be closed between 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. each day for lunch and cleaning.

Again, we appreciate your understanding and due diligence during the recent minimizing of County Services that continues due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Your health and safety, as well as our employees, remains our priority focus at this time. We encourage you to continue to practice safe social distancing, good hygiene, and avoiding unnecessary visits to congregate areas, especially if you are considered high risk for serious health complications.

Masks or face coverings may help protect you and those around you when you are in public.

Hillcrest judicial / admin services building suspending public access
Post date: 10/14/2020

In an attempt to be proactive during the COVID 19 PANDEMIC, it has been determined that as of Thursday, October 15, 2020 beginning at 9:00 A.M., the Laurens County Offices at the Hillcrest Judicial /Administrative Services building will be suspending public access until further notice.

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Criminal & Traffic Court Hearings
Post date: 08/19/2020

– PRESS RELEASE –

– August 19, 2020 –

Over the past two weeks, the Magistrate’s Office has been able to dispose many of the 1,700 cases that were pending for the month of August. However, there were some cases that needed to be rescheduled for many different reasons. Prior to the August reschedules, there was already close to 900 cases on the docket for September.

 In preparing for a large number of cases on September’s docket and the COVID-19 occupancy guidelines still in place at the Courthouse at Hillcrest Square, the Magistrate’s Office will continue to hold Criminal and Traffic Court at The Ridge during the month of September.

If you would like to speak with the Law Enforcement Officer that issued you the citation or you would like to present your case to the Judge, you will need to attend your court hearing at The Ridge – 301 Exchange Drive (ByPass #76) in the City of Laurens, South Carolina.

Those that want to pay the fine, you may do so online at the https://www.sccourts.org/ website (following the online payment instructions), by mailing a money order or cashier’s check with your name and ticket number to PO Box 925, Laurens, South Carolina 29360 or, in person at the Magistrate’s Office collection window located at the Laurens County Courthouse at 100 Hillcrest Square. 

All civil matters will still take place at Hillcrest Square.

If you have any questions regarding your court date/time, please contact the Magistrate’s Office at (864) 681-0583.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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COVID-19 Update
Post Date: 07/14/2020

Your health and safety as well as our employees remain our priority focus at this time. As we begin the process of slowly re-opening, we encourage you to continue to practice safe social distancing, good hygiene, and avoiding unnecessary visits to congregate areas, especially if you are considered high risk for serious health complications. Masks or face coverings may help protect you and those around you when you are in public.

·         We encourage employees, residents and visitors to continue to practice safe social distancing, avoiding unnecessary visits to high volume areas;

·         We encourage employees, residents and visitors to avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;

·         We encourage employees, residents and visitors to please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or arm sleeve when coughing or sneezing;

·         We encourage the preferred use, not mandatory use, of masks (Read Resolution 2020-19C);

·         We are encouraging people to use online resources when available;

We ask for those that are sick to please stay home.

Testing Sites and Dates

https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-screening-testing-sites

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Check with the Laurens County Emergency Management Team at 864-984-0812 or by emailing rtindall@co.laurens.sc.us