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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Shooting suspect held at JDC

Laurens, SC – From LCSO reports – At 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on S. Harper Street in Laurens to respond to a call for a person who had been shot. When Deputies arrived, they located the victim, Tommy Williams, with an apparent gunshot wound to his…

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LCSO clearing Walmart Distribution after Sunday afternoon shooting

Laurens, S.C. – Laurens County Sheriff Department officers are still on scene at Walmart Distribution Center after responding to an active shooter call earlier Sunday afternoon. According to unofficial reports, a woman was in custody,  but at 4:50 p.m.,  LCSO Captain Chris Martin said the scene is still busy. “We are still working the scene…

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Public encouraged to attend tonight’s Echo Theater meeting

A community meeting will be held in the Laurens City Council Chambers in City Hall tonight to gauge community support and gather ideas for the former Echo Theater. The meeting was announced during the recent meeting of Laurens City Council and council members and members of the public were asked to attend at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7,…

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Walsh takes Ward 6 race, incumbents hold in two Clinton seats

Nine candidates were vying for three different seats in the City of Clinton municipal election and once the votes were tallied, incumbents held their seats in two races but Ward 6 incumbent Jimmy Young lost to challenger Megan Walsh. Mayor Bob McLean easily held on to his seat despite a fairly strong showing by supporters…

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Senate hearings lead Pitts to withdraw from potential directorship

Laurens County, S.C. – Deep into a controversial confirmation process in Columbia,  retired District 14 Rep. Mike Pitts has decided to withdraw his name from consideration as director of the South Carolina Conservation Bank. “It is painfully clear that my health is being negatively affected, and the stress of the confirmation process will not subside,” Pitts said.…

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