Heart of LCAC seeking donations for vaccines

The Heart of LCAC, a nonprofit organization formed to help animals taken in by Laurens County Animal Control, is working to raise funds to provide rabies vaccinations for the animals. The organization is attempting to raise at least $215 to purchase the needed supplies. The Heart of LCAC is hoping to provide the vaccinations at…

Tiller named Fountain Inn High Principal

Fountain Inn High School may be two school years way opening, but it already has its first-ever principal. Clinton High principal Maureen Tiller was approved for the post during Tuesday night’s Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees meeting. She will take the helm of the new school when it opens in the Fall of 2021.…

Laurens Parks and Rec award winner following in Quincy’s footsteps

A volunteer of the year award presented Tuesday night at Laurens City Council was as much about the award’s namesake, the late Quincy Cook, as it was about the recipient, and that’s just how award-winner Chuck Smith of Laurens wanted it. “I remember that phone call in 2011, when (Quincy) said he remembered I played…

Clinton couple killed in moped accident

A Clinton couple traveling on Torrington Road on a moped were killed in a traffic accident Wednesday evening. Aaron Bates, 34, and Brittney Redd, 31, both of Summit Street in Clinton, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident just after 6:30 p.m.. Both died of multiple blunt-force trauma said Laurens County Deputy…

Fatal fire in Youngs community investigated

Investigators from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office were still looking for clues Thursday in a Wednesday night house fire that apparently killed a man in the Youngs community. Korey Cantrell, 42, perished in the fire at his home on Harris Bridge Road, which is just a short drive from the…

City of Clinton seeks public input Tuesday on planned Rec Complex

Clinton, S.C. – The City of Clinton, along with the city’s Recreation Committee, will conduct a community input forum on Tuesday, Jan. 22, beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the M.S. Bailey Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center. City staff, along with representatives from the engineering firm, will reveal…

Shoplifting numbers hit highs in 2018

The Laurens Police Department has been busy with shoplifting cases in the city, the vast majority of them occurring at the WalMart store in Laurens. A predictable spike in shoplifting happened between Nov. 1 and the end of the year as the Christmas holidays arrived, but the spike was smaller than expected. From Nov. 1-Dec.…

Lawsuits filed in 2017 fatal DUI

The family of a Joanna woman who was killed in a car crash in September of 2017 is reportedly suing three Greenville restaurants for serving alcohol illegally to the woman charged in the felony DUI. Geraldine Overstreet Bailey, 72, of Joanna was killed in the crash just after 4 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2017. The accident…

Freedom Fund Banquet highlights MLK Day weekend

The 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the Laurens County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will highlight several local events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Baptist Church Life Center in…

Expected quads doing well, growing

A Laurens family expecting quadruplets is doing everything they can to keep the babies growing and thriving before their anticipated delivery possibly later this month. Dylan and Ashley Hernandez of Laurens learned during the summer that instead of expecting one anticipated baby, they’d be having four. After some early labor scares, her physicians admitted Ashley into…