Foster family info session Tuesday

Anyone who has considered the possibility of becoming a foster parent is encouraged to attend a one-hour informational meeting in Clinton this Tuesday evening, June 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. Located at the Heritage Fellowship Church, 305 East Main Street in downtown Clinton, the meeting has been organized by Jonathon Sampson, a recruiter for…

Miss LC Teen and Miss LC in pageant weekend

The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageants will continue tonight, Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m., following the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant which was held last night. Miss Laurens County Teen Kathryn Tribble of Laurens, pictured, right,  was among the top 17 young women who made it into the first round in the finals of…

Clinton’s Town Rhythm’s canceled tonight

In anticipation of ample rain tonight (Thursday, June 22), Clinton’s Town Rhythms has been canceled. The Carolina Coast Band was scheduled to perform. “The Carolina Coast Band and city personnel have been watching the weather closely over the past 24 hours and while you are never 100 percent when you predict the weather, we have…

Duncan’s name on list carried by gunman

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) may have come face to face this past week with the man who wanted to kill him. Duncan’s name was among six on a list reportedly carried by James Hodgkinson, the gunman who fired on Republicans during a baseball practice this past week and wounded four people. Among those injured was…

Total arrests in car thefts grow, ring larger than expected

The month of May brought a rash of burglaries and other thefts to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. The ensuing investigation has netted a dozen arrests and broken up a car-theft ring and chop-shop operation. “Initially, back in the early part of May we noticed a big increase in burglaries and just larcenies and thefts…

Mill Street in Laurens temporarily closed Monday

Employees with Southern Tree Experts took down and mulched most of a huge leaning oak tree at the corner of Gordon and Mill streets in Laurens Monday. For the largest portions of the fallen trunk, though, Donnie Holtzclaw with the Laurens branch of the S.C. Department of Transportation had his crew load them into a…

Arrest tally grows to 9 in car-theft, chop-shop ring

Three more arrests were made earlier this week in a string of burglaries and car thefts, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to nine. Chad Dale Martin, Jr., of Simpsonville, Casey Brooke Misolek, of Fountain Inn, and William Elbert Blackwell, Jr., of Fountain Inn, were arrested earlier this week as the investigation…

Duncan won’t change interactions in 3rd District

The Wednesday morning shooting that left the House Majority Whip and three others wounded won’t change the way Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) conducts business when he is at home in the Upstate. Duncan, who left a Republican baseball team practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity just minutes before a gunman opened fire…

‘Thankful’ Duncan left practice before shooting, spoke with gunman

Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) left an early morning baseball practice just minutes before a gunman opened fire on Duncan’s Republican team Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), the third-ranking member in the U.S. House of Representatives, and several other people were wounded in the attack. “I am safe. I was at…

Gordon Street remains closed for DOT work

Gordon Street remains closed to traffic between the Laurens Post Office and the Little River Amphitheater as the South Carolina Department of Transportation works to repair a storm drain pipe. DOT crews responded to a report of a sinkhole in that area and, upon further investigation, found that the reinforced concrete pipe had separated at…