Area Breaking News

8th Circuit to seek death penalty in toddler’s murder

The man accused of sexually assaulting and beating a small boy to death this past June could face the death penalty. Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo and Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds released a joint statement Tuesday morning that prosecutors will seek the death penalty against William Ryan Looper for the June 30 murder of…

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LCSO seeking suspects in robberies, car theft

Investigators from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information from the public on two recent thefts, one in Hickory Tavern and the other in Clinton. On Monday, LCSO deputies investigated a break-in at 3S International on Neely Ferry Road in Hickory Tavern. According to the LCSO, the perpetrators broke into the business and stole…

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SCHSL extends football regular season due to Florence

For the third time in four years the South Carolina High School League has had to adjust its regular-season football schedule due to a hurricane. The SCHSL announced Tuesday that an extra week of the regular season will be added on Nov. 2, making up for any and all games that were lost last week…

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PC football adds home game

The Presbyterian College football team will have a 10th game after all as it added a contest with Lindsey Wilson College on Sept. 27. The game will be played at Bailey Memorial Stadium, starting at 7 p.m. PC scheduled the game to make up for the contest against Stetson, which was scheduled for Saturday, before…

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Alleged owner of ‘Courage’ found, arrested

The Gray Court man accused of leaving a dog to starve on a chain in a wooded area in Gray Court was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges. Michael Christopher Yeargin was booked into the Johnson Detention Center, charged with ill-treatment of animals and has since been released on bond. Deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s…

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Laurens, LA football win at home, while Clinton is shut out

Thursday night provided an unusual three-game home football slate in Laurens County, and by the end of the night two of the three teams that took the field came away with victories. Laurens’ quarterback Ryan Campbell rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns, running back Duane Martin added two touchdowns of his own, and the…

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