Man involved in SCHP chase killed in crash

A Greenville man who allegedly tried to flee from police was killed Wednesday night after the car he was in crashed into a utility pole on Torrington Road in Laurens. Two other people in the same car suffered life-threatening injuries and were airlifted to an area hospital. The incident involving a chase with the Laurens…

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Greenville convicted murderer to be executed Friday

UPDATE: The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld an emergency appeal and stayed the executions of both Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens, pending the formation of a firing squad, giving the convicted a choice between firing squad and electrocution as stated by law. Barring a successful, last-minute legal appeal, the South Carolina Department of Corrections is…

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All-American Stevenson training with USA Volleyball

The honors keep rolling in for Laurens product Anna Stevenson, whose collegiate volleyball career at Louisville has garnered her the attention of USA Volleyball. This week, Stevenson is in Anaheim, California, at USA Volleyball’s training center among 29 collegiate players training as part of the Collegiate National Team. “I think it’s just a bunch of…

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Recent LDHS graduate killed in single-vehicle crash

The funeral for a recent Laurens District High School graduate who died in a single-vehicle crash Sunday is to be held today at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. Gregory A. Thompson-Wilkie, 18, died at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following the accident, which occurred just after 3 a.m. Sunday on Highway 221 near Harris Bridge Road in…

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4 seeking vacated county council District 3 seat

The field is set for a special election to fill the unexpired term of former District 3 Laurens County Councilman Garrett McDaniel. McDaniel, a Democrat, resigned on May 10 to take a position in the administration of President Joe Biden. Candidate filing closed on Saturday, June 5 with three Democratic hopefuls vying for the seat…

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Sycamores eliminate Blue Hose, 9-2

Presbyterian’s historic baseball season ended of of Nashville’s Broadway with a 9-2 loss to Indiana State Saturday in the NCAA Regional hosted by Vanderbilt. On Friday, No. 4 Vanderbilt defeated PC 10-0 to open play in the regional. Vanderbilt and Commodores head coach Tim Corbin, who led the Blue Hose three decades ago, went on…

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Council closer to budget approval, no new taxes, fees

The Laurens County Council is one step closer to approving its budget for the upcoming 2021-22 fiscal year. Approval of third and final reading of the county’s budget ordinances is expected to be approved at council’s June 23 regular meeting. On Tuesday night (June 8) council was to host public hearings on both the general…

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Frauenthal Gnotec expanding with Laurens County facility

A leader in automotive components headquartered in Sweden has found a new home in Laurens County. Frauenthal Gnotec will open a manufacturing and distribution facility in Fountain Inn, taking over the former Continental Automotive facility at 400 South Nelson Drive off of I-385. Continental, which employed about 40 people, ceased operations at the facility in…

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Unopposed Brewster wins Gray Court special election

Geneik Brewster will join the Gray Court Town Council where her late father served for more than three decades. Brewster won a special election Tuesday for an at-large seat on council, running unopposed and receiving all 19 of the votes that were cast. Turnout for the special election was 3.97%. The special election was necessitated…

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Commodores sink Blue Hose, 10-0 in NCAA Regional

PC set to play Indiana State Saturday at 2 p.m. in elimination game Vanderbilt right-hander Kumar Rocker shut down Presbyterian’s bats, combining with two Commodore relievers for a two-hit 10-0 victory over Presbyterian in the Blue Hose’s NCAA Regional debut Friday at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field in Nashville. Rocker, an expected top-five draft pick in the…

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