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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Doves fly at FOTD as Hospice brings 400 cyclists to Clinton

Walt Willard and Claire Hamanaka of Hidden Lake at Cross Hill are typically riding along with other tandem bicyclists at rides like the Georgia Tandem Rally or the Southern Tandem Rally in Greenwood held in September.      This past Saturday, Aug. 10, however, they were among the 400 cyclists from Laurens County, across South Carolina,…

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City of Clinton offers warnings about upcoming heat

Clinton, S.C. – With a 10-day forecast including heat indexes above 100 degrees and daytime temps in the upper 90’s, the City of Clinton is warning residents to check on family and friends, especially the young and elderly who may have more difficulty in the extreme weather. The office of the City Manager encouraged residents to avoid exposure by drinking plenty…

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Unwelcome guest crashes Laurens pool

Laurens, S.C. – A West Main Street, Laurens, couple was awakened early this morning when the driver of a stolen vehicle crashed through a wall and into their swimming pool. “It was a stolen vehicle from outside the county and we always get a BOLO (be on the lookout) through central dispatch,” said Laurens Police Chief…

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Weekend volunteers sought for Ford Playground installation

Laurens, S.C. – Volunteer opportunities are available Saturday and Sunday at Ford Elementary School, which will be getting a full scale playground thanks to a grassroots effort and a matching gift from District 55. The vision for a playground and fundraising began the first week of June following a visit to the Lucas Avenue, Laurens…

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Laurens County Master Gardener Course Offered

Laurens, SC – Starting Aug. 13, and going through the fall, the Clemson University Extension Service will be offering a Master Gardener Program in Laurens County.  The Program will be held once each week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will last for 17 weeks. The purpose of this program is…

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