Area Breaking News

Sewer line replacement closes eastbound Fleming Street

Laurens, S.C. – The Laurens Commission of Public Works is replacing a 1,500 foot section of sewer line, forcing the closure of the eastbound lane of Fleming Street, Laurens, from its intersection with 221 until just before the railroad track. The lane will remain closed through most of Wednesday. Engineers have estimated that existing sewer lines in…

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LCSO searching for Illinois fugitive

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a warrant Thursday on a fugitive from Illinois, starting a manhunt in Waterloo after the man fled, leaving an infant behind. According to the LCSO, deputies were directed by a court order from Illinois to take custody of the infant after serving a warrant on Daniel Teitsort,…

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Truck driver killed in morning accident

The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed early Thursday morning after striking a felled tree on Highway 56 near Clinton. William Lee Weger, 58, died in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurens County Coroner’s Office. Weger, who was driving a 2019 Freightliner, was a truck driver for Milliken. According…

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PC soccer title dreams end in OT

The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team had its chance to defend its Big South Tournament title Sunday afternoon at Martin Stadium, but in a flash the dreams of a repeat were snuffed out. Campbell’s Gideon Betz scored off a rebound 8 minutes, 12 seconds into overtime to account for the golden goal as the Camels,…

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Laurens Raiders’ playoff run ends at Rock Hill

The Laurens Raiders’ football team put up a heck of a fight during Friday’s Class 5A Playoff opener against the Rock Hill Bearcats at District 3 Stadium, but when the offense couldn’t match Rock Hill’s scoring in the second half the Raiders simply ran out of gas. Rock Hill scored three unanswered touchdowns in the…

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PC men’s soccer returns to Big South final

The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team will play for its second straight Big South Tournament title after eliminating second-seeded Radford, 2-0, in Wednesday’s conference semifinal in Virginia. Third-seeded PC (8-11) advanced to the tournament final for the second straight year. Just like last year the Blue Hose eliminated Radford in the semifinal – also on…

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Calhoun-Ware fends off challenge; Little, Earle take District 55 seats

Laurens County School District 55 Board of Trustees Chair Susan Calhoun-Ware survived a challenge for her District 6 seat on the board during Tuesday night’s general election. Calhoun-Ware defeated David Underwood with 57.1 percent of the vote, receiving 794 total votes compared to 588 for Underwood. “I love giving my time, my energy and my…

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County approves Sunday alcohol sales

A referendum to allow Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated areas of Laurens County passed with just over 55 percent of the vote during Tuesday’s general election. The referendum passed with 10,961 votes (52.2 percent) for Sunday sales and 8,894 votes (44.8 percent) against it. With its approval, the referendum will allow alcohol sales in restaurants…

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McMaster, GOP sweep statewide elections

A Friday campaign stop in Gray Court en route to Greenville by Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Smith and running mate Mandy Norrell did little to help their upset bid against incumbent Henry McMaster. McMaster was elected South Carolina’s governor for the first time in Tuesday’s general election after ascending to the office following the resignation…

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PC men’s soccer earns Big South recognition

The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team was honored by the Big South Conference Friday with the release of the postseason awards. Jordan Barbara was named to the conference’s first team, Marcos Kitromilides, Luca Ziegler and Jan Hoffelner were picked for the second team, Sergio Pinto and Victor Menudier were honorable mentions, and Ricardo Hernandez was…

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