Area News

Laurens woman dies in two-car accident

A two-car collision on Highway 14 just outside of Gray Court resulted in a fatality just after 2 a.m. Friday. Kacey Craigo, 28, of Laurens succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident after being transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital. South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Justin Sutherland said the Jeep SUV driven by the victim crossed…

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Quaint evening parades, fireworks set for long holiday, July 3-5

Local residents don’t need to leave the county to find patriotic Fourth of July celebrations, as there are several options for fun. Two events take place this evening, Wednesday, July 3. • The City of Laurens is hosting its annual Riverfront Freedom Festival, with Laurens-based band, Outshyne performing from 7-9 p.m. After a patriotic tribute, fireworks…

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Safety tips for holiday weekend celebrations

The July 4 holiday is a time for celebration, but it also comes with perils for pets, people traveling and revelers. Laurens County Humane and Litter Supervisor Geoff Brown said the noise from fireworks can prove particularly dangerous for family dogs. “Neighbors will set of fireworks and the dogs will injure themselves trying to get…

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Update: Both suspects in animal abuse case arrested

An arrest was made Monday by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office in a case of animal abuse at a Gray Court residence. Laurens County Animal Control Officers responded to reports of ill-treated and neglected along with deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on Tractor Road. They seized two horses, a cat…

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Court upholds Green murder conviction

A South Carolina appellate court upheld the murder conviction of a Laurens man convicted of murder in the 2016 slaying of a local teenager. Attorneys for Fabian Green filed an appeal in early March, asking that the murder conviction and 45-year sentence levied in 8th Circuit Court be overturned. Green was convicted of murder and…

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District 4 candidates respond to questions

The Republican Primary for the Laurens County Council District 4 special election is set for Tuesday, July 9 with challengers Jennifer Garrett and Brown Patterson vying for the seat. With no Democratic challenger, the winner of the GOP Primary will be the presumed winner of the Sept. 10 special election. The Advertiser asked both candidates…

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Laurens’ Parks and Rec offers family movie tonight, concert Saturday, Freedom Fest

Laurens, South Carolina – The Little River Amphitheater, 205 Gordon Street, Laurens, will be the spot for a family movie tonight, Friday, June 28, night, a Saturday night family concert tomorrow and the annual Laurens Freedom Festival, offering plenty of entertainment options this week by the City of Laurens’ Department of Parks and Recreation. The first event…

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The Shag Doctorz, Sweet Tea Soiree in downtown Laurens tonight

Laurens, South Carolina – A night of sweet tea and Carolina beach music by The Shag Doctorz will bring shag dancing to the Historic Downtown Square in Laurens tonight highlight the June Finally Friday! tonight, Friday, June 28, as Main Street Laurens holds its annual Sweet Tea Soiree for its third Finally Friday! of the summer…

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Council says no to trash plan, changes EMS policy

After objections from Laurens County Council Vice-Chairman Joe Wood, council members decided Tuesday to forego a plan to build a $1.375 million solid waste transfer station. County Purchasing Director Billy Wilson and Solid Waste and Recycling Manager Chris Gurga asked council to accept a bid from Sossaman Construction in Gaffney, but Wood, a retired professional…

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