Mary “Jane” Adair Powers

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Mary “Jane” Adair Powers, age 71, wife of the late Alvin D. Powers, Jr. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Charles Allen and Mary Alice…

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Power crews head out to assist after Dorian

Crews from Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC) and Laurens Commission of Public Works (LCPW) left early Friday morning to assist utility companies struggling to get customers’ power back up after Dorian’s sweep through the South Carolina Lowcountry and Midlands, which is good news for the more than 202,000 electric customers who were still without power Friday morning. Six…

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Volunteers prepare for ‘Team Up to Cleanup’

The Quarterly Community Cleanup, part of the Keep Laurens County Beautiful Campaign, will take place this Saturday, Sept. 7, and there are already 20 groups signed up to participate, according to Dianne Wyatt with the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the program. Safety vests, trash bags and gloves are available at the chamber,…

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Suspect caught after Saturday evening Hwy 14 chase, wreck

Laurens SC – The LCSO sent a release regarding the chase which ended in a wreck on SC Hwy 14 outside of Laurens.: “Today at approximately 7 p.m., a Laurens County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop after observing an individual potentially involved in a drug transaction. The subject refused to stop for the…

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High speed chase ends with wreck in Laurens

First update –  8:15 p.m. Laurens , South Carolina – According to reports, a white Chevy Caprice crashed into a tree near SC Hwy 14 following a high speed chase through and near Laurens City limits shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday evening. Officers were seen searching the area for the car’s occupants. Laurens City Police Chief…

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Name released of cyclist killed in Gray Court

Updated Friday 8/22, 5 p.m. Gray Court, S.C. – A vehicle vs bicycle accident Thursday evening resulted in the death of a bicycle rider 1.4 miles north of Gray Court. According to Chief Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek, Richard Bouchard, 67, of Cassidi Court, Simpsonville, was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on 101 N…

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District 55 requires clear bags for athletic, other events

By John Clayton Editor      Laurens, South Carolina – A new policy requiring clear bags for athletic and other events at some Laurens District 55 schools went into place this week with the opening of the school year.    In a release, District 55 officials said the move to require the clear bags is over…

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Suspect at large after assault at Waffle House

  Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a suspect who allegedly assaulted two employees at the Waffle House on U.S. 221 N early Tuesday morning and as of Wednesday afternoon, there were still no leads. An officer responded to a call about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, Aug. 20…

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