Gray Court man facing 18 animal cruelty charges

The man who allegedly had more than 20 Chihuahua breed dogs living in filth at a Gray Court residence no faces 18 counts of ill treatment of animals and remains in the Johnson Detention Center. Timothy Edward Glassford, of Kennedy Road in Gray Court, had been arrested earlier for assault and batter of a high-and-aggravated…

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Waterloo man dies in single-car crash

A Waterloo man was killed in a single-car wreck Thursday night on Harris Springs Road. The victim was identified as Eugene Fleeman, Jr., 49, of Walker Street in Waterloo. Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek said Fleeman died of multiple blunt-force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene around 8:15 p.m. According to S.C.…

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Arrests made after high-speed chase by LCSO

A criminal suspect wanted by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Thursday night through Gray Court and parts of Laurens. The suspect was spotted and approached by LCSO deputies at a Gray Court gas station in an allegedly stolen truck. The suspect then rammed a LCSO vehicle head-on, backed…

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County employee charged with embezzling from LCSO

A former Laurens County employee was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzlement of public funds with a value of less than $10,000. Jamie Renee Masters, 50, of Fountain Inn is accused of taking the money for personal use between August of 2017 and April of this year. She was employed as the county’s benefits coordinator.…

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Chihuahuas found in Gray Court residence after arrest

As many as 30 Chihuahuas are being taken in by Laurens County Animal Control after their owner was arrested this past week in Gray Court. Timothy Edward Glassford, of Kennedy Road in Gray Court, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. After the arrest, the dogs were…

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Races to be settled in Tuesday runoff

Voters will return to the polls Tuesday for a runoff that will determine winners in several races from the June 12 Republican primary election. Precincts will be open June 26 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. While several races were settled, Laurens County District 1 as well as Republican nominees for governor and attorney general will be…

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Public meeting scheduled for U.S. Highway 76 roundabout

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, July 10, 2018, concerning the proposed safety improvement at the intersection of US 76 at S-72 (Trinity Church Road/Dial Place Lane) in Laurens County. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Laurens District 55 High School cafeteria, 5058 Hwy 76 West in Laurens. The…

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Body discovered along roadside in Mountville

The body of a Laurens County woman was discovered on Beaverdam Church Road in Mountville Friday morning, but so far Laurens County Sheriff’s Office deputies have said they have found no evidence of foul play. The body was identified as Gwen Parks Wingo, of Torrington Road in Laurens. According to the LCSO, a local farmer…

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Man dies during Father’s Day on Lake Greenwood

A Father’s Day outing on Lake Greenwood turned tragic Sunday after a Ninety Six man died after swimming near Twin Rivers Landing. Lionel Benkie James, 30, was pronounced dead at Twin Rivers just after 4 p.m. According to Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek, James and his family and friends rented a pontoon boat at…

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2 killed in Thursday traffic accidents in county

Two people died Thursday afternoon in separate vehicle accidents that occurred within two hours of one another. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller responded to both traffic fatalities. Just after 2 p.m., Wesley Chad Robinson, 29, of Laurens was killed when the Kubota tractor he was driving was struck from behind and overturned. Robinson…

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