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Heart of LCAC seeking donations for vaccines

The Heart of LCAC, a nonprofit organization formed to help animals taken in by Laurens County Animal Control, is working to raise funds to provide rabies vaccinations for the animals. The organization is attempting to raise at least $215 to purchase the needed supplies. The Heart of LCAC is hoping to provide the vaccinations at…

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Tiller named Fountain Inn High Principal

Fountain Inn High School may be two school years way opening, but it already has its first-ever principal. Clinton High principal Maureen Tiller was approved for the post during Tuesday night’s Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees meeting. She will take the helm of the new school when it opens in the Fall of 2021.…

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PC men match ’18 victory total by topping Longwood

The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team won its 11th game of the season Saturday, equaling its total number of victories for all of last season, when it notched a 71-64 victory over the Longwood Lancers at the Templeton Center in Clinton. Presbyterian is now 11-9 overall and 3-2 in the Big South. The victory is…

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Clinton couple killed in moped accident

A Clinton couple traveling on Torrington Road on a moped were killed in a traffic accident Wednesday evening. Aaron Bates, 34, and Brittney Redd, 31, both of Summit Street in Clinton, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident just after 6:30 p.m.. Both died of multiple blunt-force trauma said Laurens County Deputy…

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Fatal fire in Youngs community investigated

Investigators from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office were still looking for clues Thursday in a Wednesday night house fire that apparently killed a man in the Youngs community. Korey Cantrell, 42, perished in the fire at his home on Harris Bridge Road, which is just a short drive from the…

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Clinton splits doubleheader; LA sweeps

The Clinton Red Devils’ varsity basketball teams split a home doubleheader Friday night, while the Laurens Academy Crusaders took home a pair of victories on the road. Clinton’s girls, playing without both De’Shanti Watts and Serenity Baker, could not find its offense in the second half as Woodruff sent the Red Devils to their second…

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City of Clinton seeks public input Tuesday on planned Rec Complex

Clinton, S.C. – The City of Clinton, along with the city’s Recreation Committee, will conduct a community input forum on Tuesday, Jan. 22, beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the M.S. Bailey Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center. City staff, along with representatives from the engineering firm, will reveal…

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Shoplifting numbers hit highs in 2018

The Laurens Police Department has been busy with shoplifting cases in the city, the vast majority of them occurring at the WalMart store in Laurens. A predictable spike in shoplifting happened between Nov. 1 and the end of the year as the Christmas holidays arrived, but the spike was smaller than expected. From Nov. 1-Dec.…

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Lawsuits filed in 2017 fatal DUI

The family of a Joanna woman who was killed in a car crash in September of 2017 is reportedly suing three Greenville restaurants for serving alcohol illegally to the woman charged in the felony DUI. Geraldine Overstreet Bailey, 72, of Joanna was killed in the crash just after 4 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2017. The accident…

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