Laurens man arrested in stabbing death

A Laurens man has been arrested and charged with murder in a stabbing death early Saturday morning on Easy Road in Laurens. Lutavious Denard Elmore, 32, was arrested by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder in the death of Sergio Mandez Lindsey, 26, of Greenville. According to the LCSO, deputies responded to…

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Haunted trail extends terror through next weekend

The Walking Dead Wood Trail will extend the scares and screams into next weekend. The haunted trail, which is a fundraiser for the Laurens Police Department’s Christmas in the City charity, was closed Friday due to expected inclement weather, but will be open on Halloween night along with Boo in the Park and open again…

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‘Lift the Laurens County Museum’ set for Thursday

The Laurens County Museum will host its “Lift the Laurens County Museum” event this Thursday at beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Witherspoon Building on the historic square in Laurens. The event will include live and silent auctions as well as the drawing for the Firmin Ford Car of the Year raffle. The winner of…

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Greenwood man to serve 37 years for murder

A Greenwood man who shot and killed his estranged wife in Clinton last year pleaded guilty to the crime in court Monday. Clinton Anthony Smith, 42, will serve 37 years in prison for the murder of his estranged wife, Kimberly Smith, 40. The sentence was handed down by 8th Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin. Under state…

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Gray Court man dies after traffic accident

A Gray Court man died Monday night from injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle accident on Fort Lindley Road in Laurens. Alan Dale Johnson, 34, was driving a 2006 Chevy pickup on Fort Lindley Road about three miles west of Laurens when he ran off the road and struck a tree at about 6:20 p.m.…

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Traffic enforcement increased in county this week

Local motorists may notice a increase presence of law enforcement on highways in Laurens County over the next couple of days. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Justin Sutherland said the traffic enforcement initiative today and Thursday will include the SCHP, Laurens Police Department, Clinton Police Department and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. “We want…

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Laurens man arrested in fentanyl death

A Laurens man was arrested Monday by deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a drug-related death in May. Quinton Lashawn Watts, 27, was charged with involuntary manslaughter relating to the death, which was caused by fentanyl poisoning. According to a release form the LCSO Tuesday, investigators made undercover drug purchases from…

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Laurens fugitive arrested in Mississippi

A Laurens man wanted for attempted murder, kidnapping and abuse of a vulnerable adult is in jail in Hernando, Mississippi awaiting extradition back to Laurens County. Joseph Dwain Bryan was arrested by DeSoto County sheriff’s deputies Friday after a routine traffic stop, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. Bryan was taken into custody and is being…

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4 arrested on drug, theft charges by LPD

Four arrests were made by the Laurens Police Department early Monday after an investigation yielded a cache of drugs and stolen property on North Harper Street in Laurens. James Chorly, Jr., 29, of Gaston, Neo Desmond Haywood, 32, of Swansea, Paris D’Shawn Sutton, 20, of Gaston, and Dakarie Quinzell Jefferson, 24, of St. Matthews were…

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School Districts 55 and 56, LA closed Thursday

Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56 will be closed Thursday due to severe weather expected from Hurricane Michael. Laurens Academy announced that it will be closed Thursday as well. The county is currently under a tropical storm warning. The national weather service has placed Laurens County in a Tropical Storm Warning zone, which means…

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