PC fraternity fundraising to help ill classmate

February 24, 2021

Presbyterian College’s Sigma Nu fraternity is in the midst of a fundraiser to help friend and classmate Haley Hughes, a PC senior who is battling a rare form of cancer. The fraternity began its fundraising efforts for Hughes several weeks ago with a goal of $6,000. As of Tuesday that goal was almost met with…

Stumbo sued over charges filed in fatal wreck

February 24, 2021

The 8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office is expected to respond in the coming days to a lawsuit filed that alleges prosecutors and a highway patrolman conspired to charge a Laurens man with murder despite not having probable cause. Nicholas Massey filed the lawsuit with Greenwood attorney Charles Grose, naming Solicitor David Stumbo, Deputy Solicitor Demetrios Andrews…

Broken LCPW hydrant causes Boil Water Advisory

February 22, 2021

Laurens, South Carolina – An accident involving a broken fire hydrant near Beasley Funeral Home Saturday night resulted in the need for some Laurens residents to boil their water until the Laurens Commission of Public Works deems the water safe to drink. “The person said she was swerving to avoid a deer and hit the…

Car driver leaves scene after morning collision with District 55 school bus

February 19, 2021

A Laurens County District 55 school bus had not yet picked up  children when it collided with another vehicle early Friday morning, and now the Laurens Police Department is investigating the identity and whereabouts of the driver of the involved vehicle. A passerby called dispatch at 6:06 a.m on Friday, Feb. 19, and officers arrived…

PC students, Prisma join up on first phase of Swamp Rabbit Trail

February 18, 2021

More than 20 Presbyterian College students braved chilly temperatures on a recent Saturday morning to haul branches and small trees out of the rough-hewn section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which had been partially cleared by the Laurens County Parks and Recreation Department. “We had to change our Martin Luther King Day of Service so…

Vaccine Dashboard’s early demographics not a surprise in first phase, per DHEC

February 17, 2021

In a South Carolina DHEC Vaccine Dashboard which launched on Monday, the demographics are showing a much higher rate of vaccines among women than men, and higher numbers f whites than minorities, but State Epidemiologist Linda Bell explained that it’s due to the fact that we’re still in the Phase 1a portion of the vaccination…

CNNGA’s expensive annual ‘training trips’ brought into question

February 17, 2021

The general manager and the chairman of the board for Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority on Tuesday defended the natural gas agency against accusations made in recent articles by The Post and Courier, claiming they don’t believe funds spent on training workshops over the years to be unethical. General Manager Jimmy Capps was hired by…

2 Laurens County women arrested for meth, mail theft

February 17, 2021

Two Laurens County women were arrested Sunday on drug and mail theft charges following a traffic stop by deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Kayla Rae Bradberry, 33, of Joanna and Patricia Ann Harvey, 50, of Gray Court both face methamphetamine-related charges. Bradberry is charged with trafficking in meth (17.6 grams recovered), 41 counts…

ZF’s bold move comes despite economy struggles

February 17, 2021

Despite economic uncertainty worldwide brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, ZF Transmission announced two weeks ago that it was going forward with a $200 million plant expansion to its Gray Court facility. The expansion is expected to deliver 500 more jobs to Laurens County by 2023 as ZF begins production of its PowerLine eight-speed automatic…

End of watch: K9 Anya honored by law enforcement

February 17, 2021

A procession of police vehicles from Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and Laurens Police Department carried retired K-9 officer Anya to the end of her watch Friday morning. Anya was humanely euthanized at Clinton Animal Hospital with her handler, LCSO Deputy Amanda Alexander by her side and members of both the LCSO and LPD standing vigil…