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Driver killed in midnight accident near Gray Court

September 24, 2022

A single-vehicle accident on Old Laurens Road near Gray Court claimed the life of the driver around 12 a.m. Saturday. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2003 Ford Escape was killed when the vehicle crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the road, striking two signs,…

Airplanes up for show-and-tell at Laurens County Airport Sunday

September 23, 2022

Laurens, S.C. – After a two year hiatus, the Laurens County Airport will again be welcoming pilots from across the state as the South Carolina Breakfast Club returns to Laurens this Sunday morning, Sept. 25, and anyone is welcome to drive to the airport for breakfast, see the airplanes up close and chat with the…

Guests welcomed Saturday as local Cherokee Nation holds Pow-Wow

September 23, 2022

Gray Court, S.C. – The 15th Annual Pow-Wow of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC will be held this Saturday, and the full day of festivities is only a 15-minute drive from Downtown Laurens. Located on the tribal grounds at 3688 Warrior Creek Road, Gray Court, the Pow-Wow starts at 9 a.m. and goes…

Finally Friday with J Stephens and Sweet Tea Soiree

September 22, 2022

Laurens, S.C. – Summer weather is still here, so Main Street Laurens’ Finally Friday this weekend will offer numerous varieties of sweet tea at its annual Sweet Tea Soiree. “We will have about 200 cups available at a white Main Street Laurens tent in the seating plaza area,” said Main Street Director Jonathan Irick. “Anyone…

County to build handicapped accessible playground

September 22, 2022

Laurens County, S.C. – A park designed for wheelchair accessibility and funded by the Capital Project Sales Tax will be located at the Laurens County Park, and Laurens County Parks and Recreation Director Andy Howard said they’ll begin work soon. “The ADA park equipment was delivered earlier this month and that will be the first…

Missing Laurens man arrested in Colorado for murder of fiance

September 21, 2022

Chermak’s body found, Cagle faces murder charge Soon after a missing persons case was turned over to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, investigators discovered a body at a residence on Neely Ferry Road. Around 7 p.m., the LCSO announced that William Loyd “Todd” Cagle, 48, had been arrested in Colorado with the help of…

Person killed in Highway 72 motorcycle crash

September 18, 2022

A motorcyclist died Saturday evening in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 72 in Laurens County. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2007 BMW motorcycle traveled off the left side of the road on Highway 72 near Crystal Bay Drive around 5:35 p.m. The motorcycle struck a tree, and the driver…

‘Living through history:’ Senn family vacation takes twist in London

September 14, 2022

Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn was an American in London this past week when he found himself amidst one of the biggest news events in the world. The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday rocked Great Britain as it ended 70 years on the throne for the British monarch. Senn, who was vacationing with family…

Former detention center officer pleads guilty

September 14, 2022

A former officer at the Laurens County Detention Center arrested in 2020 for misconduct in office pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to six counts of misconduct in office and five counts of voyeurism. Phillip Kevin Tollison, 35, was sentenced to three years suspended to four months of incarceration on the voyeurism charges, and 10 years suspended…

Europastry to open bakery operation in county

September 14, 2022

A new commercial bakery is set to call Laurens County home. Europastry announced a $23 million investment in the county at Hunter Industrial Park in the former Muffin Mam location, a building that is already outfitted for a large commercial bakery. The bakery is expected to create 155 new jobs for the area. Muffin Mam…