Area Breaking News

Laurens man charged with Felony DUI in motorcylists’ deaths

A Laurens man is facing two counts of Felony DUI following the deaths of two motorcyclists Saturday night on Church Street in Laurens. Jose Reyes-Cruz collided with a motorcycle just before 9 p.m. Saturday while driving a 2009 Honda automobile. He is being held in the Johnson Detention Center without bond. The victims were identified…

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Local leaders frustrated by trash woes

Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime and other local leaders are increasingly concerned and frustrated by the county’s litter problem. In an email, Caime included photos of a creek on Wells Road where illegal dumping of solid waste had occurred. The creek was inundated with trash. “This very scenic road is shown in the attached picture…

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Dems set to host 2nd Annual Jim Bryan Dinner

The Laurens County Democratic Party is hosting the Second Annual Jim Bryan Dinner this Friday night at Springfield Baptist Church in Laurens. Tickets, which are priced at $40 apiece, are still available and will remain on sale through tonight. This year’s theme is “Women in Politics.” The dinner will feature guest speakers Bryanta Booker-Maxwell, a…

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Clinton girls’ tennis stings Union County

The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team opened Region 3-3A play Tuesday afternoon at home, and came away with a 6-1 victory over the Union County Yellow Jackets. Clinton is now 2-1 overall, 1-0 in the region. Clinton swept all five singles matches and won the No. 1 doubles contest. The only match Clinton lost…

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National Guard to honor Reynolds

The South Carolina Army National Guard is scheduled to present its Patriot Award to Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds. The ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Historic Laurens County Courthouse on the square in Laurens. The public is invited to the presentation, along with state and local representatives, veterans and law…

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Raiders’ Martin tabbed for Shrine Bowl

Laurens Raiders’ running back and linebacker Duane Martin was announced as a selection to the annual Shrine Bowl roster for South Carolina on Monday. He is the fourth Raider to be selected to the Shrine Bowl in the last six years, and the sixth player overall to be picked for an all-star game in that…

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Clinton rolls to season’s first victory

The Clinton Red Devils’ football team picked up the first victory in head coach Corey Fountain’s tenure with the squad Friday night, washing out Powdersville in a 31-0 rout at Wilder Stadium in Clinton. Kimon Quarles rushed for 93 yards on 12 carries, Greg Sanders rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns, and both Shyquan…

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Woodmont volleyball too much for Laurens

Laurens Raiders’ volleyball head coach Erin Lake said the Woodmont Wildcats were the toughest serving team her squad had faced all season after their match on Thursday night in Laurens. She was right. Woodmont registered 15 team aces in the match to help fuel key scoring runs through the match and had two key scoring…

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Laurens volleyball knocks off Ware Shoals

The Laurens Raiders’ volleyball team picked up a straight set victory Wednesday night over Ware Shoals. Set scores were 25-12, 25-19, 25-19. Kayla Moore had 10 service aces, while Aubrey Wardell had five. Laurens was slated to host Woodmont Thursday night. COLLEGE Volleyball PC falls to Wofford as Eulitz reaches milestone: Erin Eulitz had 12…

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Youngs Fire Dept. burglarized on 9/11

According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, a burglary Wednesday night at the Youngs Fire Department left the fire station without critical equipment, rendering it inoperable. The LCSO is currently seeking a white male thought to be in his late 40s or early 50s with a tattoo on his right shoulder in connection with the…

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