DNR recommendations follow Clinton bear sightings Sunday

Clinton, South Carolina – Sightings of a black bear in Clinton neighborhoods throughout the day and Sunday evening had Department of Natural Resources officers busy and Clinton residents driving around looking for the large animal, which was north of Clinton High School when officers last saw it Sunday night before dark. In case the bear returns, however, DNR…

Read More

Mud runners getting ready for annual Battlemud, May 18

Laurens, South Carolina – Runners can get their costumes ready for next weekend’s annual Battlemud 2019, as the Family YMCA of Greater Laurens and Main Street Laurens host the Laurens County Mud Run, Battlemud 2019, sponsored by PRISMA Health. There is still space for participants in two-person teams for the Saturday, May 18 event, according to Jonathan Irick,…

Read More

City of Clinton chosen for $20,000 in TD Green Space funding

Clinton, South Carolina – For the second year, the City of Clinton is among 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $20,000 TD Green Space Grant. Director of Utilities Joey Meadors said he expects the city to work with Clinton Canopy to develop specific plans for the funds. “We virtually did…

Read More

Easter egg hunt options Thursday a.m. in Clinton, Saturday in Laurens

With City of Clinton’s Vance Park totally saturated by early morning rains Saturday, the City of Clinton was forced to cancel its Saturday afternoon Hoppy Easter Festival this past weekend, and a smaller version of the festival will now take place this Thursday morning, April 18, at Woodbridge. “Woodbridge was one of the primary sponsors…

Read More

Prisma Laurens County responds to Thursday morning shooting

From Prisma Health release: Clinton, SC –  In a release sent to media Thursday evening, Prisma Health leaders credited law enforcement and team members at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital for helping quickly resolve an active-shooter incident that occurred just before 2 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at the hospital. Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Police were…

Read More

27-year-old Clinton man charged in Prisma hospital shooting

This post was updated 9:42 Friday morning, April 12 with a current booking photo. Laurens County, S.C. – A Clinton man, Kevin Boyce Patterson, 27, has been booked at the Johnson Detention Center and charged by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division officers with attempted murder, kidnapping and pointing and presenting a firearm after an altercation…

Read More

Hospital shooting by ‘armed visitor’ at Prisma Laurens

Well after sunrise on Thursday morning, visitors to the Prisma Health Laurens County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department were being scanned by an officer with a hand-held metal detector wand after an early morning altercation just before 2 a.m. resulted in injuries to an armed visitor and a Greenville Health Authority officer. “According to the police…

Read More