Payback: PC tops Davidson in home finale

Senior Keith Pearson scored the go-ahead touchdown with just under two minutes left in the third quarter and Presbyterian added a Tyler Huff run and a 25-yard field goal in the final period en route to a 29-24 win Saturday over Davidson at Bailey Memorial Stadium. Pearson and Huff connected on touchdowns of 27 and…

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Clinton man, 64, charged with attempted murder

A Clinton man had been charged with two counts of attempted murder by Clinton Police following an incident on Peachtree Street Friday morning. William Robert Bates, 64, of Clinton was arrested following a brief investigation by Clinton Police. Bates is accused of firing several gunshots into a residence on Peachtree Street while several people were…

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Road warriors: PC ends long drought away from Bailey

In the midst a football season largely defined by the unusual, Presbyterian won in a most uncommon way Saturday at Stetson. PC got two defensive touchdowns — both on interception returns from sophomore defensive back Jeffrey Smyth — and a kickoff return for a score en route to a 26-3 victory over the Hatters. Smyth,…

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Self President-CEO set to retire in December

Self Regional Healthcare President and CEO Jim Pfeiffer will retire before the end of the year, according to an announcement from the Greenwood-based hospital system this past week. According to the announcement from Self Regional Board Chair David A. Tompkins, Pfeiffer’s retirement will be effective Dec. 21, 2021. “Since 2008, under Mr. Pfeiffer’s leadership, Self…

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S.C. moving to Phase 2 in vaccine plan

South Carolina is moving to Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccination plan, meaning all residents 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine, starting today. “Our priority with the vaccine has been to save the lives of those at the greatest risk of dying. By staying the course and resisting distractions, we’ve expanded South Carolinians’…

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Council votes 4-3 to terminate Caime’s contract

The Laurens County Council emerged Tuesday night from executive session and voted 4-3 to terminate the contract of County Administrator Jon Caime. Caime, who began work as administrator in April of 2016, has been on paid leave since March 9 for unspecified reasons. Council Chairman Brown Patterson was among those who voted to dismiss Caime,…

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San Diego escapes with 24-21 win over Blue Hose

San Diego’s dominance against Pioneer Football League continued Saturday against the league’s newest member. The Toreros (3-0) won their 41st straight Pioneer League game, capitalizing on Presbyterian miscues and holding off a fourth-quarter rally for a 24-21 victory Saturday at Bailey Memorial Stadium. San Diego led 24-7 before a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, including an…

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Uncovered: Conflicts often overlooked in ethics filings

• Post and Courier: Uncovered By Stephen Hobbs and Thad Moore The Post and Courier “Uncovered” is creating a series of investigative articles to look at how the lack of watchdog journalism in communities, combined with weak ethics laws, is a perfect storm for corruption in South Carolina. The stories are written by the Post…

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Peterson’s jersey retired, Raiders thump Emerald

Playing on its home field for the first time in more than a year, the Laurens baseball team honored one of its greatest players Friday night. The family of Charles Peterson, who died of complications from COVID-19 in September, at the age of 46, paid tribute to Peterson along with the Raiders and a smattering…

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