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Mistrial declared in fatal DUI case, jury hung

After deliberating for most of Friday afternoon, a jury was unable to return a verdict in a felony DUI case against a Gray Court woman, and a mistrial was declared just after 5 p.m. at the Hillcrest Judicial Complex. Pamela Michelle Tackett, 32, was charged with felony DUI resulting in death, felony DUI with injury…

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Laurens’ Harshaw to attend Erskine

Laurens Raiders’ softball player Vanessa Harshaw announced her intentions to attend and play at Erskine College Friday. The Due West-based campus beat out Converse and Presbyterian for her signature. Harshaw said that when she went back for second visit to Erskine she was won over to attend the college. She said meeting the coaches and…

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Tackett testifies as fatal DUI trial closes

A Gray Court woman accused of killing a man on I-385 while driving under the influence of prescription drugs took the stand in her own defense Thursday afternoon on the fourth day of her trial at the Hillcrest Judicial Complex. Pamela Michelle Tackett, 32, was on the witness stand for more than two hours, saying…

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PC men open CIT with road victory

Adam Flagler scored 15 points, and hit two free throws with 4 seconds to go Wednesday night, to help the Presbyterian College Blue Hose men’s basketball team hold off a Seattle comeback and advance to the second round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament with a 73-68 victory. PC’s record moves to 19-15 with the victory. The…

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Peters appears in TBN documentary; District 55 gala a success

  Laurens County School District 55 Superintendent Stephen Peters made an appearance in recently released documentary that was produced and aired by Trinity Broadcasting Network. The nearly 30-minute long documentary called “Taking Care of Business – Education at a Crossroads” featured Peters and two other prominent educators as well as several students discussing the challenges…

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Jones wins Gray Court mayoral runoff

Gray Court has a new mayor for the first time since 1987. Stellartean Jones defeated Scott Cook in a runoff election Tuesday for the Town of Gray Court’s top post. Jones, a two-term councilwoman, finished with 126 votes while Cook had 85. “I was confident, and then I was anxious,” Jones said of her emotions…

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Trial in DUI fatality continues this week

A ghost of a Polish accent still punctuated the speech of Ireneusz Glodz as he described what he saw nearly a year ago as he and his family drove up I-385 toward Greenville. “It was like a flying man fell from the sky on the highway in front of us,” said Glodz, who said he immigrated to…

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LA’s Moore inks with Covenant College

Laurens Academy’s Ruthie Moore is following in her sibling’s footsteps. Moore, who helped the LA girls’ basketball team win back-to-back SCISA Class A Championships over the last two years, signed with Covenant College Tuesday inside the school’s gymnasium. Teammates, parents, coaches, and friends were all there to witness Moore’s announcement, making her the latest of the…

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Presbyterian men to head west for CIT

The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team will be making a trip across the country to play in its first-ever Division-I postseason tournament game after the pairings were announced in the wee hours of Monday morning. Presbyterian (18-15) will play at Seattle University (18-14) in the first round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament Wednesday night. The Seattle…

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Cross Hill shooting sends 2 to hospital

A domestic violence incident earlier today (Friday) in Cross Hill sent two people to the hospital. According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, a man arrived at his ex-wife’s home on Ballard Drive and opened fire before turning the gun on himself. A report from the LCSO said the woman was shot in the arm…

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