The need for a Community Relations Council in Laurens County was suggested to Laurens County Council this week. Appearing before Council Tuesday evening was Sandra Ligon of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. She noted increased diversity of residents in the county in expressing the need for a local Human Relations entity.
Councilman Ed McDaniel told his fellow members of council that there are students representing 51 different cultures nearby in the Greenville County School System.
Ms. Ligon noted the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission was created in 1972 to look into the problems of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability.