Cross Hill man sentenced to 10 years in federal court

A Laurens County man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on drugs and weapons charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenville. Keandre Armon Connor, 37, received the sentence at a change-of-plea hearing that found him guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a…

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1-year-old dies after bathtub drowning

A 1-year-old child from Clinton died Wednesday, eight days after being found drowning and unresponsive in a bathtub. Logan Wade Sumeral was pronounced dead at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday after remaining on life support for more than a week. An autopsy was performed Thursday and confirmed drowning as the cause of death, according to Laurens County…

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Arrest made in Laurens Family Medicine burglary

A Piedmont man was arrested Tuesday by investigators from the Laurens Police Department and charged with burglary in connection with thefts Sunday from Laurens Family Medicine. Michael J. Jarvis, 33, faces grand larceny and second-degree burglary charges for allegedly stealing electronic equipment from the medical office. He was booked into the Johnson Detention Center Tuesday…

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Report: Kohlhepp buried two more victims in Enoree area

The Greenville News reported Tuesday that convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp has told authorities that two additional victims were buried near I-26 in the Enoree area. Kohlhepp is serving seven consecutive life sentences for seven murder convictions at the state’s Broad River Correctional Facility. He has been in prison since May of 2017. Other victims,…

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Two die in Laurens County accidents

A single-car crash in northern Laurens County claimed the life of a Fountain Inn woman Monday morning. Susan Hiott, 65, was traveling south on Fairview Road about five miles south of Fountain Inn when she ran off the road in a 1997 Toyota 4Runner and struck a tree, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Bill…

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Laurens Drugs burglarized, cash taken

Officers from the Laurens Police Department responded Tuesday morning to a break-in at Laurens Drugs on West Main Street. The burglary apparently occurred overnight either on Monday night or the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to the Laurens Police Department. The LPD was called after employees arrived to open the drug store around 8…

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Laurens woman arrested for starving dog

A Laurens woman accused of starving a dog for a month as it languished on a chain at her residence has been arrested by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and charged with ill-treatment of an animal. Elizabeth Lena James was arrested Thursday evening and booked into the Johnson Detention Center. Laurens County Animal Control had…

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Candidate registration closes for non-partisan elections

  Incumbents Tammy Stewart and Jan Bridges Simmons filed over the past week to seek re-election to the Laurens County School District 56 Board of Trustees, while another candidate joined the District 55 school board race just before the registration deadline. The deadline to file with the Laurens County Election Commission for the non-partisan elections…

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Clinton council moves to dissolve Public Safety Department

Story by Judith Brown Without a single question or comment by members of Clinton City Council in open session, on Thursday council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to dissolve the Department of Public Safety, and soon after the vote a discussion and questions about council’s knowledge of the measures resulted in a series of angry…

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Clinton man guilty of sexually assaulting young girl

A Clinton man convicted of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 repeatedly over a six-year span was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday in 8th Circuit Court at the Laurens County Hillcrest Judicial Complex. After four days of testimony, a jury found Michael Cliff Eubanks, 32, guilty of one count each…

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