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Yanfeng set for nearly $50 million expansion

Automotive supplier Yanfeng announced this past week that it is set to invest nearly $50 million in its northern Laurens County facility. The $49.6 million investment to add production is expected to create 58 new jobs over the next five years. Yenfeng currently employs around 1,000 people at its Fountain Inn plant. “Yanfeng is pleased…

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Sports Extra: PC women upset Upstate, 82-53

Freshman guard Aubrie Kierscht scored a game-high 18 points to tie her career best and lead Presbyterian to an 82-53 victory over USC Upstate Wednesday night at Templeton Center. The Blue Hose (8-10 overall, 4-3 Big South) snapped a two-game Big South Conference skid with the victory. PC has scored 80 points or more in…

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Deceased detention center inmate identified by coroner

An inmate who died Jan. 12 at the Laurens County Detention Center was identified Thursday morning by the Laurens County Coroner’s Office. Deputy Coroner Bill Williams identified the deceased as Gary F. Kinner, 47, of Greenville. According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Kinner was discovered dead around 7:40 a.m. in his cell. The LCSO…

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Raiders win first mat meeting versus Red Devils

The rather lengthy book in the Laurens-Clinton high school rivalry added another chapter Monday night as the Red Devils and Raiders met for the first time on the wrestling mat. LDHS defeated Clinton 39-32 in the first dual match between the two programs. Clinton’s wrestling program is in its first season of existence, but pushed…

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Patterson, Carroll return to leadership roles on county council

The Laurens County Council will go into the next two years with the same leadership from the precious two. At a special meeting prior to its first regular meeting of 2023 Tuesday, council members voted to grant second terms to Chairman Brown Patterson and Vice-Chairman Jeff Carroll. The chair and vice-chair of county council are…

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vandenBerg resigns PC presidency for Ohio Wesleyan post

Presbyterian College will begin the search for the 20th president in its history following Wednesday’s announcement that current president Matthew vandenBerg has resigned to take the same post at Ohio Wesleyan University. vandenBerg, who was hired by PC in November of 2020 and arrived in February of 2021, will remain at PC through the end…

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Passenger killed in I-26 wreck

A passenger in a vehicle traveling on I-26 Thursday night near Joanna was killed after a collision a collision on the interstate. According to Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the two vehicles involved were traveling east when they made contact with one another. Tidwell said a 2010 Subaru sedan and…

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