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SLED: Christmas incident at Whitten Center leads to arrests

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said Thursday that its agents had arrest two former Whitten Center Employees. Both people were arrested on charges associated with the abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult. Lila Denise Kerson, 37, is charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult; and Lasheba Tijaundra Turner, 31, is charged with failure…

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LPD, SLED makes pair of drug arrests in Laurens

Two men were arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges by the Laurens Police Department on Friday. The LPD and S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) SWAT teams executed search warrants at two residences on Holmes Street. Kurt Thompson, 35, and Kenyatti Abney, 22, were arrested and booked into the Laurens County Detention Center. According to…

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Gray Court man dies from gunshot wound; suspect identified

A man was shot and killed Tuesday night at a residence on Gray Drive in Gray Court, and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has named a suspect in the shooting. The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as Trevor D. Anderson, 32, of Gray Court. He died at the scene of a gunshot wound,…

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Tornado hits Joanna, damage in Renno area

A control panel from the automated car wash in Joanna sat upside down in front of a pile of light blue cinder-block rubble, the remnants of a tornado that touched down there. The EF-1 tornado had winds of 95 m.p.h. and destroyed the car wash while damaging a door across the way at the Joanna…

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Yanfeng set for nearly $50 million expansion

Automotive supplier Yanfeng announced this past week that it is set to invest nearly $50 million in its northern Laurens County facility. The $49.6 million investment to add production is expected to create 58 new jobs over the next five years. Yenfeng currently employs around 1,000 people at its Fountain Inn plant. “Yanfeng is pleased…

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Sports Extra: PC women upset Upstate, 82-53

Freshman guard Aubrie Kierscht scored a game-high 18 points to tie her career best and lead Presbyterian to an 82-53 victory over USC Upstate Wednesday night at Templeton Center. The Blue Hose (8-10 overall, 4-3 Big South) snapped a two-game Big South Conference skid with the victory. PC has scored 80 points or more in…

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Deceased detention center inmate identified by coroner

An inmate who died Jan. 12 at the Laurens County Detention Center was identified Thursday morning by the Laurens County Coroner’s Office. Deputy Coroner Bill Williams identified the deceased as Gary F. Kinner, 47, of Greenville. According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Kinner was discovered dead around 7:40 a.m. in his cell. The LCSO…

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Raiders win first mat meeting versus Red Devils

The rather lengthy book in the Laurens-Clinton high school rivalry added another chapter Monday night as the Red Devils and Raiders met for the first time on the wrestling mat. LDHS defeated Clinton 39-32 in the first dual match between the two programs. Clinton’s wrestling program is in its first season of existence, but pushed…

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Patterson, Carroll return to leadership roles on county council

The Laurens County Council will go into the next two years with the same leadership from the precious two. At a special meeting prior to its first regular meeting of 2023 Tuesday, council members voted to grant second terms to Chairman Brown Patterson and Vice-Chairman Jeff Carroll. The chair and vice-chair of county council are…

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