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Moo-ving on: Governor helps corral cow on I-385

Casey McCarty wasn’t completely surprised when a motorist stopped on I-385 to lend him a hand — it’s South Carolina after all, and that’s what folks do. Who it was, well, that was a bit of a shocker. McCarty, who works at Laurens Livestock just off of I-385 at Highway 49 was attempting to corral…

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Latimore, Ledda in top ranks of S.C. Police Chief Association

Laurens County, South Carolina – Laurens County now has two law enforcement officials holding top spots in the South Carolina Police Chief Association following this past weekend’s SCPCA annual leadership conference. Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Latimore was installed as the president of the South Carolina Police Chief Association, and Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda was…

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Ministers creatively seek discussions outside church walls

So, do all dogs go to heaven? Does God really care who wins a football game? Maybe there are no real answers, but those and many more questions remain, and Mike McCracken, pastor at Laurens First Presbyterian Church felt there was need for discussion. And that was the beginning of Taproom Theology, a monthly open…

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Newborn dies soon after pregnant mother injured in wreck

A Simpsonville woman suffered injuries in a collision near Gray Court early Saturday morning that caused her to lose her unborn child. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the 33-year-old pregnant Simpsonville woman was driving a 2006 Nissan Maxima north on Old Laurens Road around 7:25 a.m. when she crossed the center line and…

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CHS, District 55 schools locked down after social media reports

Clinton High School and schools in Laurens County District 55 were locked down Wednesday afternoon after reports of a potential shooter on campuses began circulating on social media. “We had reports of a student with a gun on campus that started on social media,” said District 56 Superintendent David O’Shields of the situation at Clinton…

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Corley easily wins open seat on District 56 board

Laurens County, S.C. – Teresa G. Corley easily won the open Seat 5 during a special election Tuesday, Oct. 5,  for District 56 School Board. Corley won with 179 votes to Patricia Green’s 27 votes. Four precincts were open, and while there were no votes cast in Clinton 2, there were 206 votes cast in…

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Wanted Laurens man in custody for attempted murder

A Laurens man wanted by police for over a month in connection with an Aug. 28 shooting turned himself in to the Laurens Police Department Monday. Teemar Lewis Roberts, 32, of Laurens has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting on Laurens Terrace Drive. According to police, the victim was shot multiple…

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County 4-H Youth Livestock Show returns this weekend

Part Two of the Laurens County 4-H Youth Livestock Show is all set for this weekend at the Exchange Club building in Laurens. The 2021 event, which began with the Dog and Rabbit Shows this past weekend at Squealing on the Square, returns after a one-year hiatus brought on by COVID-19 restrictions. “We have about…

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Clark sworn into District 3 county council seat

One week after winning a Special Election for the District 3 seat on Laurens County Council, Shirley Clark was sworn into office. Clark’s installation was the first order of business for council Tuesday evening at its regular meeting. It is the first time a full seven-member council has met since the resignation of former District…

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