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Law enforcement responds to false active shooter claim at LDHS

For the third time in two weeks, local law enforcement responded to a threat of a firearm-related incident on the Laurens District High School campus. According to the Laurens Police Department, a caller on the administrative line at the LPD said there was an active shooter at LDHS. “Officers responded to the high school and…

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After tough loss, PC looks ahead to Valpo

For the first time in more than a season, Presbyterian found itself with a legitimate shot at victory in the fourth quarter of a game against an NCAA Division I opponent. It could be called a moral victory by some, but Morehead State’s 14-10 win over the Blue Hose Saturday afternoon at Morehead’s Jayne Stadium…

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‘Abel’ joins LCSO as firearm detection K9

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has added a new deputy to the force, and he’s the best boy. K9 Deputy Abel, a firearm detection dog, is on duty with the LCSO and is paired with Deputy Cody Heithold, the School Resource Officer at Laurens District High School. The LCSO announced last year its intention to…

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Cagle returned to county from Colorado to face murder charge

The man accused of killing his fianc√© at a Laurens County residence nearly a month ago is in custody after going on the run in an attempt to avoid authorities. Willian Loyd “Todd” Cagle, 48, waived his extradition rights and was returned to Laurens County Saturday. He was booked into the Johnson Detention Center on…

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Raiders rally to derail Greer 20-17 on Luna FG

GREER – Laurens overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half and senior kicker Roberto Luna kicked a 25-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining to lift the Raiders to a 20-17 victory over Greer at Dooley Field. Luna’s kick gave the Raiders their only lead of the game and delivered a victory in their…

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Red Devils roll on to 7th win, pound Union Co. 61-7

Clinton opened its Region 4-3A schedule at Union County Thursday – a day earlier than planned due to Hurricane Ian’s impending impact on the Upstate. After the Red Devils left Union County Stadium with a 61-7 victory, the Yellowjackets may have preferred to tangle with the hurricane. Seven different Clinton players scored touchdowns as the…

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Driver killed in midnight accident near Gray Court

A single-vehicle accident on Old Laurens Road near Gray Court claimed the life of the driver around 12 a.m. Saturday. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2003 Ford Escape was killed when the vehicle crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the road, striking two signs,…

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T.L. Hanna rolls over offense-less Raiders, 38-7

T.L. Hanna’s Sasheen Latimer ran for a pair of second-quarter touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets dominated host Laurens Friday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Latimer’s 78 yards was a game high and part of a balanced and potent Yellow Jacket rushing attack that rolled up 394 yards against the Raiders (1-5). Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets…

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Red Devils saddle Thoroughbreds with 54-28 loss

Clinton’s Keividrick Richardson started the game by bursting up the middle for a 59-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage that proved to be more than just a score. It was a hint of things to come. The¬† unbeaten Red Devils, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, outran and outscored visiting South Aiken…

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Crusaders drop homecoming contest, 42-20

Jefferson Davis Academy spoiled Laurens Academy’s Homecoming festivities Friday night, defeating the Crusaders 42-20 at LA’s Todd Kirk Field. JDA led the entire way, taking an 8-0 lead in the first quarter that they extended to 26-14 by halftime. Three different players scored for LA. Wide receiver Buddy Baker scored LA’s first touchdown to cut…

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