Heart of LCAC seeking donations for vaccines

The Heart of LCAC, a nonprofit organization formed to help animals taken in by Laurens County Animal Control, is working to raise funds to provide rabies vaccinations for the animals. The organization is attempting to raise at least $215 to purchase the needed supplies. The Heart of LCAC is hoping to provide the vaccinations at…

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Clinton couple killed in moped accident

A Clinton couple traveling on Torrington Road on a moped were killed in a traffic accident Wednesday evening. Aaron Bates, 34, and Brittney Redd, 31, both of Summit Street in Clinton, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident just after 6:30 p.m.. Both died of multiple blunt-force trauma said Laurens County Deputy…

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Fatal fire in Youngs community investigated

Investigators from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office were still looking for clues Thursday in a Wednesday night house fire that apparently killed a man in the Youngs community. Korey Cantrell, 42, perished in the fire at his home on Harris Bridge Road, which is just a short drive from the…

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Shoplifting numbers hit highs in 2018

The Laurens Police Department has been busy with shoplifting cases in the city, the vast majority of them occurring at the WalMart store in Laurens. A predictable spike in shoplifting happened between Nov. 1 and the end of the year as the Christmas holidays arrived, but the spike was smaller than expected. From Nov. 1-Dec.…

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Lawsuits filed in 2017 fatal DUI

The family of a Joanna woman who was killed in a car crash in September of 2017 is reportedly suing three Greenville restaurants for serving alcohol illegally to the woman charged in the felony DUI. Geraldine Overstreet Bailey, 72, of Joanna was killed in the crash just after 4 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2017. The accident…

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Freedom Fund Banquet highlights MLK Day weekend

The 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the Laurens County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will highlight several local events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Baptist Church Life Center in…

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Local Clemson fans revel in win at home, on road

Jonathan Coleman’s trip to the National Championship began not unlike Clemson’s itself: Like Clemson, he had a good idea of where he was headed, he just needed the ticket to get there. The Tigers got theirs with an undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference championship season and a lopsided playoff semifinal win over Notre Dame. Coleman picked…

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GOP field grows to 4 hopefuls for Dist. 14 seat

By the time candidate registration closed Saturday for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 14, the Republican field and grown to four. The foursome, which includes Ninety Six resident Grant Blair, Ware Shoals businessman Scott Horne, Laurens County Councilman Stewart Jones and Laurens businessman Michael Seymour, will face off in a Feb. 19 primary…

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Dems McDaniel, Gregory enter District 14 race

Laurens County Councilman Garrett McDaniel registered this past week as a candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 14 upcoming special election, becoming one of two Democrats in the field of six. McDaniel will face Laurens resident Bobby Gregory, Sr. in the Democratic primary election set for Feb. 19. “This was a long-range…

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David Pitts elected new county council chairman

The Laurens County Council held its first regular meeting of 2019 Tuesday night at the Historic Courthouse on the square in Laurens and elected David Pitts as its new chairman. Two new council members also took their seats for the first time as members. Jeff Carroll, who defeated Keith Tollison in the Republican Primary in June for the…

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