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CHS, District 55 schools locked down after social media reports

Clinton High School and schools in Laurens County District 55 were locked down Wednesday afternoon after reports of a potential shooter on campuses began circulating on social media. “We had reports of a student with a gun on campus that started on social media,” said District 56 Superintendent David O’Shields of the situation at Clinton…

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Wanted Laurens man in custody for attempted murder

A Laurens man wanted by police for over a month in connection with an Aug. 28 shooting turned himself in to the Laurens Police Department Monday. Teemar Lewis Roberts, 32, of Laurens has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting on Laurens Terrace Drive. According to police, the victim was shot multiple…

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County 4-H Youth Livestock Show returns this weekend

Part Two of the Laurens County 4-H Youth Livestock Show is all set for this weekend at the Exchange Club building in Laurens. The 2021 event, which began with the Dog and Rabbit Shows this past weekend at Squealing on the Square, returns after a one-year hiatus brought on by COVID-19 restrictions. “We have about…

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COVID-19 forces Raiders to cancel second straight game

Laurens District High School has been forced to cancel its varsity football game for the second straight week due to COVID-19 protocols within the program. About significant percentage of the Raiders’ roster has either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined. Those numbers include two entire position groups, forcing the cancellations against Greenwood this…

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Red Devils stay perfect, 56-21 over Union Co.

Clinton, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, made a statement in its first Region 3-3A contest Friday night, defeating Union County 56-21 at Wilder Stadium. The Red Devils (6-0 overall, 1-0 region) got three first-half touchdown runs from Bryson James, jumping out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and sailing to their first win over the…

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Blue Hose QB Huff enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Presbyterian quarterback Tyler Huff announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and has left the Blue Hose football team. Huff, a junior from Orange Park, Florida, was PC’s starting quarterback during the spring season and led the Pioneer Football League in total offense with 278.5 yards per game, but he…

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Clark sworn into District 3 county council seat

One week after winning a Special Election for the District 3 seat on Laurens County Council, Shirley Clark was sworn into office. Clark’s installation was the first order of business for council Tuesday evening at its regular meeting. It is the first time a full seven-member council has met since the resignation of former District…

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Dayton rallies to fly by Blue Hose, 63-43

Visiting Presbyterian got out to a fast start in the first quarter Saturday at Dayton, but the Flyers scored nine touchdowns and two safeties over the next two-plus quarters en route to a 63-43 Pioneer Football League victory, For the first 14 minutes of game time, PC looked poised to redeem itself after last week’s…

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Raiders rebound with 27-17 win at North Augusta

Laurens picked up a much-needed victory at North August Friday night in the Raiders’ final non-region contest before the Region 2-4A schedule begins next Friday night (Oct. 1). LDHS topped the host Yellowjackets 27-17 behind a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that sealed the victory. The Raiders, who scheduled the trip to North Augusta after a…

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Laurens man dies from injuries suffered in Sept. 15 wreck

A Laurens man involved in an automobile crash just over a week ago succumbed to his injuries Friday at Prisma Greenville Memorial Hospital. Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp identified the victim as Todd Snover, 74. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Sept. 15 around 1:40 p.m. on Welcome…

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