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LCSO joins ‘Scent of Hope’ program to help Bloodhound, K9 teams

February 20, 2024

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Upstate Bloodhound Search and Rescue team to provide free Scent of Hope kits to Laurens County residents in an effort to be proactive in missing or lost persons cases. Developed by Taylor Burbury, Scent of Hope Kits contain materials used to collect the scent of the…

2 detention center officers face charges

February 20, 2024

Two former Laurens County Detention Center corrections officers have been arrested and three others have been placed on administrative leave by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Nicolas A. Walker, 39, and Holly Lynn Walker, 34, of Clinton were arrested Monday by investigators from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and booked into the jail…

Brownlee announces candidacy for Laurens County Council District 2

February 20, 2024

(Laurens, South Carolina – February 19) Matthew Brownlee, a lifelong resident of Hickory Tavern, has announced his candidacy for Laurens County Council District 2. This district encompasses parts of Hickory Tavern, Greenpond, Princeton, and Waterloo. Brownlee is a graduate of Laurens High School and Piedmont Technical College, and his entrepreneurial background has shaped his commitment…

President’s, Dean’s and Awards Lists

February 20, 2024

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…

Wilkes announces candidacy for Laurens County Sheriff

February 15, 2024

Local businessman and retired police officer Chris Wilkes has released a video to Facebook announcing that he is challenging Don Reynolds for Laurens County Sheriff. The video received more than 10,000 views and 116 shares from early supporters throughout the county. Wilkes plans to be a champion for Laurens County by prioritizing fighting the opiod…

Haley visits Laurens as early voting starts for Feb. 24 primary

February 15, 2024

Laurens, South Carolina – Aboard her campaign bus, Beast of the Southeast 2024, Republican Presidential Candidate and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley made a trip to Laurens, speaking before a group of more than 70 on Monday morning in The Palmetto Room in downtown Laurens. During the campaign stop less than two weeks ahead…

CPW partners for county scholarship, adjusts for impact fees

February 15, 2024

Laurens , South Carolina – High School juniors and seniors across Laurens County have the opportunity to compete for one of two $2,500 scholarships offered through a new partnership between the City of Clinton, Laurens Commission of Public Works and their electric provider, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. “PMPA has funds available for scholarships, and we…

11-year-old recovering after dog attack

February 15, 2024

An 11-year-old boy is recovering in a Greenville hospital after a pack of four dogs attacked him Wednesday morning as he was walking to his bus stop on Livingston Street for school. Clinton Police Commander Crystal Roberts said Thursday morning all four of the dogs involved in the attack have been put down. Officers were…

Man wanted in fentanyl overdose by 1-year-old

February 15, 2024

Laurens Police found a 1-year-old child suffering from a fentanyl overdose Monday at a Gray Street residence, and now the child’s father is wanted by authorities and its mother was arrested. While at the residence, LPD officers uncovered evidence of allged drug activity in the household and executed a search warrant for the residence. During…

LCSO: Reward offered in burglaries investigation

February 15, 2024

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a person suspected of being involved in two burglaries and another attempted break-in at three different Laurens County residences. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspect. A cash reward has been offered in…