Area Breaking News

PC fraternity fundraising to help ill classmate

Presbyterian College’s Sigma Nu fraternity is in the midst of a fundraiser to help friend and classmate Haley Hughes, a PC senior who is battling a rare form of cancer. The fraternity began its fundraising efforts for Hughes several weeks ago with a goal of $6,000. As of Tuesday that goal was almost met with…

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Stumbo sued over charges filed in fatal wreck

The 8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office is expected to respond in the coming days to a lawsuit filed that alleges prosecutors and a highway patrolman conspired to charge a Laurens man with murder despite not having probable cause. Nicholas Massey filed the lawsuit with Greenwood attorney Charles Grose, naming Solicitor David Stumbo, Deputy Solicitor Demetrios Andrews…

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Broken LCPW hydrant causes Boil Water Advisory

Laurens, South Carolina – An accident involving a broken fire hydrant near Beasley Funeral Home Saturday night resulted in the need for some Laurens residents to boil their water until the Laurens Commission of Public Works deems the water safe to drink. “The person said she was swerving to avoid a deer and hit the…

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LA makes SCISA playoffs with dominating win

The Laurens Academy girls basketball team got a delayed victory at Anderson Christian Tuesday night that put the Crusaders in familiar territory – the SCISA Class A state playoffs. With the 45-28 win, which was spurred by Payton Breen’s 16-point performance and 15 from Elissa Hucks, the Crusaders also delivered head coach Jason Marlett’s 150th…

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CNNGA’s expensive annual ‘training trips’ brought into question

The general manager and the chairman of the board for Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority on Tuesday defended the natural gas agency against accusations made in recent articles by The Post and Courier, claiming they don’t believe funds spent on training workshops over the years to be unethical. General Manager Jimmy Capps was hired by…

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2 Laurens County women arrested for meth, mail theft

Two Laurens County women were arrested Sunday on drug and mail theft charges following a traffic stop by deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Kayla Rae Bradberry, 33, of Joanna and Patricia Ann Harvey, 50, of Gray Court both face methamphetamine-related charges. Bradberry is charged with trafficking in meth (17.6 grams recovered), 41 counts…

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ZF’s bold move comes despite economy struggles

Despite economic uncertainty worldwide brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, ZF Transmission announced two weeks ago that it was going forward with a $200 million plant expansion to its Gray Court facility. The expansion is expected to deliver 500 more jobs to Laurens County by 2023 as ZF begins production of its PowerLine eight-speed automatic…

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End of watch: K9 Anya honored by law enforcement

A procession of police vehicles from Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and Laurens Police Department carried retired K-9 officer Anya to the end of her watch Friday morning. Anya was humanely euthanized at Clinton Animal Hospital with her handler, LCSO Deputy Amanda Alexander by her side and members of both the LCSO and LPD standing vigil…

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