PA school setback means only one year delay, PC’s Staton says Tuesday

Clinton, SC – Presbyterian College learned earlier this month that its application for accreditation of its planned Physician Assistant school  had been turned down, and on Tuesday, Presbyterian College President Bob Staton was able to work with PA leadership team and the officials of the accreditation review commission and decided a reapplication would likely cause…

Public invited to Light of Hope Wednesday

Laurens, S.C. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the South Carolina Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Office in Laurens will hold its annual candlelight vigil at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. The vigil will take place at The Church of the Epiphany, located at 225 West Main Street, Laurens. All members of the community…

Prosecution expected to rest in murder trial

The prosecution is expected to rest its case this morning (Wednesday) in the murder trial of Arthur “A.J.” Bowers, who is accused of killing Jim Bolt at the Laurens VFW nearly 15 years ago. The trial began Monday afternoon with 8th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Warren Mowry calling witnesses directly involved in the initial investigation of…

LCSO arrests 4 for auto theft, drugs

Deputies from e Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people on theft and drug charges Friday residences in Gray Court and Fountain Inn. The arrest of Michael Alan Ford, 22, of Fountain Inn for possession of a stolen Ford F-150 pickup led to the arrests of Kristen English Clark, 24, of Gray Court, Jonathan Chad…

Study: PC’s local economic impact about $61.23 million

A new Presbyterian College economic-impact study conducted by a PC senior and Clinton native estimates the impact of the school on the Laurens County economy has nearly doubled since the last such study was completed more than a decade ago. Sela Vaughan, a business major with concentrations in accounting and management, presented her findings at…

‘Shirtless’ car thief caught in York Co. after chase

A man suspected of a pair of car thefts in Laurens County was arrested after a car chase Friday that covered five counties and ended with a crash in York County. David Bruce Sanders, Jr., 45, of Union, allegedly stole a vehicle in Greenville County early Friday afternoon and was discovered in Spartanburg County a…

Trial in 15-year-old murder case under way

Opening statements were made today (Monday) as a second trial in a nearly 15-year-old murder case got under way at the Laurens County Judicial Complex at Hillcrest. Arthur “A.J.” Bowers is accused of murdering James Bolt, who was working in the Laurens VFW, on Sept. 26, 2003. Bolt, 76, was beaten to death. Monday morning…

United Way still filling slots for May 4 fundraising golf tourney

Laurens County, SC – The United Way of Laurens County (UWLC) is hosting its 26th Annual Golf Championship Friday, May 4th at Lakeside Country Club and there are still plenty of opportunities for golfers to form teams and get involved. Golfers will enjoy a day of golf, contests, prizes, beverages and good food. Lunch will be…

LCSO asking for help finding suspected car thief

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in apprehending a man suspected of multiple car thefts in Laurens County over the past two days. On April 19, 2018 Clinton Public Safety was dispatched to a gas station on Musgrove Street in Clinton in reference to a shirtless male attempting to steal gas from…

Busy spring options across county

Laurens, SC –  Laurens County has its share of residents who assume “there’s nothing to do here,” but the next few weekends of this spring show the opposite is true. Starting tonight at the Laurens County Museum, the upcoming days and weeks offer everything from dancing to sporting tournaments and though some are ticketed fundraisers, they…