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LDHS on lockdown after shooting threat

UPDATE 3:35 P.M.: Laurens County Sheriff’s Office says there is “no credible threat.” Laurens District 55 High School was still on lockdown just after 3 p.m. Friday after a student allegedly posted messages threatening a school shooting. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and began an investigation. The LCSO released two statements…

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Annual Reindeer Run on registrant record pace

The 22nd edition of the Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run 5k is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. Emily Dasher, vice-president of administration for the Laurens YMCA, said if early bird registration is any indication, the annual 5K road race that transverses West Main Street in Laurens should set a new record for participation…

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All-region and all-county football teams announced

Both Laurens and Clinton were well-represented this past week as their respective all-region football teams were announced. On Tuesday, the Laurens County Touchdown Club also announced its all-county team. The team will be recognized at the Touchdown Club’s annual banquet next Wednesday (Dec. 8) at The Ridge. LDHS placed four players on the All-Region 2-4A…

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PC Christmas concert returns to stage at Belk

After last year’s virtual holiday performances, Presbyterian College Music Department’s annual Christmas concert has never been more aptly named. “Together for Christmas” will be performed twice this weekend at the newly renovated Belk Auditorium on the PC campus. Performances are set for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. “We’re thrilled that we…

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Son of LDHS teacher found dead in Columbia

The son of a local teacher who went missing Saturday in Columbia was found dead Monday at rock quarry there. On Tuesday, authorities identified the body as University of South Carolina senior Michael Keen, the son of Laurens District High School math instructor Paul Keen. According to reports, Michael Keen was reported missing Sunday. He…

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Defending champion Lions dismantle Devils, 52-7

Whatever magic Clinton had conjured during a single-loss regular season and through the first two weeks of the Class 3A playoffs had no effect Friday night on Daniel. The defending state champion Lions scored four touchdowns of at least 40 yards, including three passes from Trent Pearman to Eli Merck, in a 52-7 win, eliminating…

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Tailored Oak set to ‘steak’ its claim in Laurens

Laurens residents and visitors will have a family-owned steakhouse as a dining option for the first time in over two decades when “The Tailored Oak” opens its doors in 2022. The new restaurant, which is to be owned and operated by chef and Laurens native Caleb Satterfield and his wife, Jess, is scheduled to open…

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Missing 12-year-old Fountain Inn girl found safe

UPDATE: The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Maddison Reynolds has been located and is safe. According to reports Reynolds was located along a roadside in Greenville County. No other details are immediately available.   A 12-year-old girl who apparently ran away from a residence on Abercrombie Road in Fountain Inn early Monday morning…

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Red Devils rally past Lower Richland, 48-34

HOPKINS – Justin Copeland caught a touchdown pass on a fake punt with 4 minutes, 21 seconds left as Clinton broke open a tie game for a 48-34 Class 3A playoff victory Friday night at Lower Richland. With the game tied at 34-34, Copeland caught the pass on fourth-down and 2 yards to go from…

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Stallions horse-power by Raiders, 47-20

ROCK HILL – Region 3-4A champion South Pointe has spent the past eight years dominating the area in region play. In the second round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday, the Stallions turned their attention and that domination to Laurens, ousting the Raiders from the playoffs with a 47-20 victory. South Pointe scored the first…

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