Carter denied 9th term in Gray Court

Jones, Cook set for March 19 runoff For the first time in more than three decades the Town of Gray Court will have a new leader. Incumbent Mayor John Carter was left on the outside looking in Tuesday night after a three-way mayoral race ended with Town Councilwoman Stellartean Jones and realtor Scott Cook headed toward a…

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Senn win: Senn defeats Stankus in Laurens mayoral

Kelly unseats Douglas in District 3 Nathan Senn said he had a broader, bolder vision for his hometown as he challenged incumbent John Stankus in the City of Laurens mayoral election. Voters bought into that vision Tuesday, electing Senn as the city’s new mayor with 52.2 percent of the vote. Senn received 447 votes, while…

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Municipal elections slated for Tuesday

Voters will return to the polls Tuesday (March 5) for municipal elections in Laurens County. The mayor’s office in Laurens, Clinton and Gray Court are among the posts being contested Tuesday. Polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m. If necessary, runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, March 19. Here…

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Fountain Inn man charged with felony animal abuse

A bench warrant led to the arrest of a Fountain Inn man Thursday on felony animal abuse charges by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds and a deputy arrived at the Durbin Road residence to serve a bench warrant  for domestic violence on Takevious Danglo Anderson, 22, after receiving an anonymous tip…

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ATV accident claims life of Laurens man

A Laurens man was killed early Monday morning in an ATV accident on Exchange Driven in Laurens. The victim was identified by the Laurens County Coroner’s Office as Terrance Suber, 42, of Flatwood Drive in Laurens. According to the coroner’s office, Suber was driving the ATV when he collided with another vehicle and suffered multiple…

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SLED investigating death of JDC inmate

The death of an inmate at the Johnson Detention Center earlier this month has left his family searching for answers. Xavier Parks, 40, died while in custody on Feb. 1. He had been in jail since his Dec. 14 arrest on a bench warrant. “People (in his family) were hurt and wounded, and they were…

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Jones, McDaniel sweep through District 14 primaries

Democrat Garrett McDaniel and Republican Stewart Jones handily won their parties’ primary election Tuesday for a special election to fill the South Carolina House District 14 seat. Both candidates are currently sitting members of the Laurens County Council. Jones finished with 1,247 votes – 51.6 percent of the ballots cast district-wide – to avoid a…

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Democrats host forum for house, mayoral hopefuls

The Laurens County Democratic Party hosted the final forum for candidates seeking nominations for South Carolina House District 14 in Tuesday’s primary election. Democratic candidates Garrett McDaniel and Bobby Gregory, Sr. were invited to take part in the forum. Gregory did not attend the event, while McDaniel outlined his platform in front of about 30…

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Know where to vote in District 14 primary

The special primary elections for Democratic and Republican candidates seeking the vacant seat in South Carolina House District 14 are set for Tuesday. Polling places within the District are set to open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Four Republicans – Grant Blair, Scott Horne, Stewart Jones and Michael Seymour – make up…

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