Clinton’s Town Rhythm’s canceled tonight

In anticipation of ample rain tonight (Thursday, June 22), Clinton’s Town Rhythms has been canceled. The Carolina Coast Band was scheduled to perform. “The Carolina Coast Band and city personnel have been watching the weather closely over the past 24 hours and while you are never 100 percent when you predict the weather, we have…

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Duncan’s name on list carried by gunman

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) may have come face to face this past week with the man who wanted to kill him. Duncan’s name was among six on a list reportedly carried by James Hodgkinson, the gunman who fired on Republicans during a baseball practice this past week and wounded four people. Among those injured was…

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Total arrests in car thefts grow, ring larger than expected

The month of May brought a rash of burglaries and other thefts to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. The ensuing investigation has netted a dozen arrests and broken up a car-theft ring and chop-shop operation. “Initially, back in the early part of May we noticed a big increase in burglaries and just larcenies and thefts…

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Arrest tally grows to 9 in car-theft, chop-shop ring

Three more arrests were made earlier this week in a string of burglaries and car thefts, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to nine. Chad Dale Martin, Jr., of Simpsonville, Casey Brooke Misolek, of Fountain Inn, and William Elbert Blackwell, Jr., of Fountain Inn, were arrested earlier this week as the investigation…

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Duncan won’t change interactions in 3rd District

The Wednesday morning shooting that left the House Majority Whip and three others wounded won’t change the way Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) conducts business when he is at home in the Upstate. Duncan, who left a Republican baseball team practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity just minutes before a gunman opened fire…

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‘Thankful’ Duncan left practice before shooting, spoke with gunman

Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) left an early morning baseball practice just minutes before a gunman opened fire on Duncan’s Republican team Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), the third-ranking member in the U.S. House of Representatives, and several other people were wounded in the attack. “I am safe. I was at…

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Green sentenced to 45 years in Diaz murder

Fabian Green was found guilty in the 2016 slaying of Edwin Diaz-Chirinos Friday afternoon and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Green received 45 years for murder and 10 years for desecration of human remains to be served concurrently. The jury deliberated for about four hours before handing 8th Circuit Court Judge Donald B. Hocker…

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Green takes stand in Diaz murder trial

LAURENS, S.C. Accused murderer Fabian Green testified in his own defense Thursday evening after prosecutors presented a letter they deemed a jailhouse confession in the killing of Edwin Diaz-Chirinos last year. Closing statements in the trial are expected Friday morning before the case is handed over to the jury. Green is one of three people…

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Trial begins in murder of LDHS student

The prosecution began laying out its case for jurors Tuesday, May 30, in the murder of Edwin Diaz-Chirinos, saying that the Laurens District 55 High School senior was set upon by three other Laurens teenagers. Fabian Lamichael-Rashad Green, 19, faces charges of murder and desecration of a body. Eighth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Warren Mowry said…

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