A strong and very fast storm
which hugged the north side of Clinton Saturday night brought down dozens of trees, took out power to more than a thousand residents and left at least a few families looking for housing.
Damage stretched from the area near Clinton High School through Willard Road and North Adair Street and was most intensely felt in the Clinton Mill area. Ancient trees took out power lines and sidewalks and badly damaged several homes.
But the event also brought about help from neighbors and friends, cooperation from surrounding utility companies and a sense of relief and gratitude that that there were no injuries or deaths directly resulting from the unusual January storm.
Look for more on the storm on page 1A and 7A of the Wednesday, Jan. 15 paper and the Laurens County Advertiser Facebook page.