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LPD investigating murder of Laurens woman

Laurens Police are investigating the alleged murder of a 46-year-old woman who was found dead Wednesday afternoon in her residence. The LPD identified the victim as Patricia Owen, who was discovered at her home on the 90 block of Camp Circle at Lurey Street. Soon after being called to the scene, police began investigating the…

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Cross Hill Fire Department back to work after hiatus

The Cross Hill Fire Department is back online following a reorganization that began this past January with the election of a new board. Board President Lonnie Wilson told members of the Laurens County Council at their regular meeting Monday night that the department has exceeded its goals since going back into service on Feb. 27.…

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County council approves plan to secure $35 million in bonds

The Laurens County Council voted 6-0 at its regular meeting Monday to set up the nonprofit entity that will secure $35 million funding to complete two major capital projects. By approving third and final reading of an ordinance that will set up a board to pursue installment purchase revenue bonds (IPRB) that will fund the…

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Laurens woman killed in motorcycle crash

A 36-year-old Laurens woman died Monday from injuries she sustained during a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon in Laurens. Amanda “Mandy” Power died of blunt-force trauma at a Greenville hospital, said Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp. Power was airlifted from the scene of the accident, which occurred just after 3 p.m. Sunday on South…

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President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

RIT Dean’s List for Fall 2023 Semester ROCHESTER, NY (02/20/2024)– Sarah Taylor of Fountain Inn (29644) was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall semester of the 2023-2024 academic year. Taylor is in the biomedical engineering program. Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term…

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Arrest made in death in Clinton after standoff

Clinton Police and other law enforcement agencies, including the Laurens County SWAT unit, SLED and the S.C. Highway Patrol arrested a man Thursday afternoon after a standoff at an East Carolina Avenue residence. The man taken into custoday aroun 3:30 p.m. was wanted in connection with the death of another individual in Clinton. According to…

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Processional brings fallen firefighter back home

Local residents and first responders from around the state lined the streets of Laurens as Clinton and Laurens County firefighter Michael “Mike Mike” Vinson was returned to Laurens Tuesday morning. A processional that included a long line of emergency vehicles carried Vinson’s body to Kennedy Mortuary from Greenville. While on duty with the Clinton Fire…

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LCDSNB serving more as it gains assistance

Laurens, South Carolina – Laurens County Disability and Special Needs Board held its annual breakfast meeting in The Palmetto Room last week, thanking community stakeholders for the work they’re doing for those with disabilities in the county. Executive Director Jason Tavenner said he appreciates those partners who already work with the public, non-profit agency’s employment…

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