Woodruff downs LDHS in Raiders’ delayed opener

On Friday, there was no disappointing group text from Laurens District High girls basketball coach Aianna Kelly to her team. There was no familiar frustration of preparing for a game only to have it canceled or postponed at the final hour. This time, the Woodruff girls basketball team made the trip down Highway 221, and…

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How to help: Community giving aid to fire victims

By Tuesday afternoon, a public Facebook group entitled “Assistance for Landau Fire” had more than 1,500 members as volunteers worked feverishly to come to the aid of those displaced by an early Sunday morning fire that decimated eight units in Clinton’s Landau Apartments. “Everybody has really come together,” said Courtney Snow, public information officer for…

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4-year-old perishes in Clinton apartment fire

As State Fire Investigators sifted through the ashes at Landau Apartments in Clinton late Sunday evening, a child’s car seat sitting in the parking lot in front of the fire-torn building served as a reminder that so much more was lost. The blaze, which destroyed an entire eight-unit building within the apartment complex and displaced…

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Child killed in Clinton apartment fire

An early morning fire Sunday claimed the life of a 3-year-old in Clinton. The Clinton Fire Department responded to the call around 5:45 a.m. The fire destroyed one block of units at Landau Apartments. Fire investigators were still at the scene Sunday evening. In total, eight units were destroyed and 15 people were displaced by…

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Laurens man among Federal ‘RICO’ indictments

• Investigation includes Laurens Co. kidnapping, execution-style murder from 2019 The long and arduous investigation into the execution-styled murder of a woman who was driven to and shot in rural Laurens County in 2017 culminated this past week with a sprawling 147-count indictment and charges filed in the largest federal racketeering conspiracy in state history.…

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Sanders Middle shifts to e-learning due to COVID-19

Sanders Middle School joined Waterloo Elementary moving to e-learning for the final week of school before the Christmas break due to COVID-19 quarantines, Laurens County School District 55 announced Friday. “LCSD 55 will be moving all students and staff at Sanders Middle School to eLearning for the final week before the holiday break,” said District…

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Waterloo Elementary extends e-learning another week

E-learning at Waterloo Elementary School will continue through next week leading up to the Christmas break. The school went exclusively to e-learning this past week due to COVID-19 cases and quarantines among staff members, which left it shorthanded. “We still have several staff members who will need to continue in quarantine or isolation; therefore, Waterloo…

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Blue Hose men’s basketball halted due to COVID-19

Presbyterian College men’s basketball has paused all team activities after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this positive test, the Blue Hose have canceled the team’s next three scheduled games.  The Wofford game Sunday, Dec. 6, has been canceled, while the Gardner-Webb series scheduled for Dec. 9-10, in…

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Details for CPST to be outlined for council

At the final 2020 meeting of the Laurens County Council next Tuesday, County Administrator Jon Caime is expected to introduce a resolution that will set the path forward for the Capital Project Sales Tax. The CPST was approved overwhelmingly during the Nov. 3 General Election by county voters who voted “yes” to a referendum. The…

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COVID causing havoc in high school hoops

• Ticket info for Raiders, Red Devils below The high school girls basketball season has already met with speed bumps for Clinton and Laurens high schools – and neither had made it to tip off in an actual game as of Tuesday night. LDHS Athletic Director Tommy Spires announced Tuesday morning that the Raiders varsity…

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