Area Breaking News

Laurens Majors suffer first loss

The Laurens Majors Little League All-Star baseball team will have to win three games in three days if it hopes to win a state championship. Laurens held a 4-1 lead through the first inning before Northwood rallied with the final seven runs – including a five-run fourth inning – as it handed Laurens an 8-4…

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Body discovered, LCSO searching for victim’s vehicle

The body of a York County woman was discovered in a rural area near Ekom Beach Road Saturday, and now the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is searching for her vehicle. The LCSO identified the victim as Michelle Marie Dodge of York County. According to a release Monday from the LCSO, the victim’s vehicle – a…

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Laurens company fined for violation of labor law

A Laurens-based company has been forced to pay nearly $35,000 to a former employee by the U.S. Department of Labor for illegally firing the employee. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Labor, Alupress LLC – a manufacturing subsidiary of Alupress AG – has paid $34,538 to a former employee after the U.S. Department of Labor’s…

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Library closes due to broken AC, extreme heat

The Laurens Library will close at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 19 and will be closed on Saturday, July 20 due to broken air conditioning at the library. Director Ann Szypulski said, “Four out of six of our air conditioning units are out of service, and with the extreme heat expected this afternoon and tomorrow,…

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Tackett found guilty in felony DUI cases, given 15 years

It took a Laurens County jury just under 90 minutes Thursday at the Hillcrest Judicial Complex to convict Pamela Michelle Tackett of Gray Court on two counts of felony DUI and on a related charge of child endangerment. Afterward, Circuit Judge Roger Couch sentenced Tackett to 15 years in prison for felony DUI with death in…

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‘Naturally occurring’ water issues pester CPW, LCWSC

Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission and the Laurens Commission of Public Works are having an unwelcome moment of deja vu with the current water issues facing the providers. Quite a few customers each day are calling with concerns about the tap water’s “earthy” odor and taste, which has been found to result from geosmin.…

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Offered at L.C. Library: Behind the scenes at Apollo 11

Laurens, South Carolina – Next Tuesday evening,  the Laurens County Library will host a speaker who will offer a glimpse of the many tasks which went into preparation for the moon landing, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday.   The free public program on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m will feature NASA Solar System…

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Clinton DY baseball team eliminated

The Clinton AAA Dixie Youth baseball team’s hopes of winning a state championship came to an end Tuesday evening – an ending that was swift and sudden. Pineview scored nine runs in the top of the sixth inning Tuesday night, erasing a 9-8 Clinton lead in the process, and eliminating Clinton from the state tournament…

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2 traffic fatalities in county over weekend

After more than two months without a traffic fatality in Laurens County, two people died on local highways over the weekend. A 21-year-old Leesville man was killed on I-26 Friday afternoon after colliding with a tractor trailer, and a Clinton woman died in a single-car crash Saturday morning near on Hurricane Church Road near Clinton.…

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