Autopsy: Gray Court woman attacked, killed by dogs

September 30, 2020

A 32-year-old woman found deceased in a yard at an Allegra Lane residence in Gray Court Tuesday was apparently mauled to death by dogs, the Laurens County Coroner’s Office said following an autopsy Wednesday morning. Jaqueline Nicole Robinson of Gray Court was identified as the victim of the attack. Her body was found Tuesday morning…

Clinton breaks ground on long-awaited sports complex

September 29, 2020

From the Sept. 23 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser Clinton, South Carolina – Several Clinton residents joined City of Clinton staff and council members at a Tuesday morning ground- breaking ceremony for the long-awaited sports complex, where contractors are already working on road preparation and grading for what will eventually be five baseball fields,…

Utilities told to adjust lines for planned traffic circle

September 29, 2020

From the Wednesday, Sep. 23 issue of The Advertiser. Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens Commission of Public Works received word from the State Department of Transportation that the traffic circle which had been tentatively planned for the west side of Laurens is on go, and the utility needed to start plans to reroute natural…

Some Dist. 55 elementary grades return to face-to-face Oct. 12

September 29, 2020

With a five to two vote, Laurens District 55 Board of Trustees on Monday night approved Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas’ recommendations to gradually begin bringing elementary age children back to school five days a week, and the first group will begin Oct. 12. Trustees Mike Hughes and Cathy Little were the dissenting voters. The superintendent’s…

Pedestrian struck, killed in Hickory Tavern

September 24, 2020

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night on Neely Ferry Road in Laurens near the Hickory Tavern community. Michael Bagwell, 20, of Laurens was reportedly walking northbound on Neely Ferry Road near Covenant Road when he was hit by a Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound as well just after 8 p.m. According…

2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Laurens County

September 23, 2020

Five new positive cases and two deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Laurens County Tuesday by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The two deaths, which occurred on Saturday, were among 30 across the state and both were identified as elderly or age 65 and older. Fifty-six people in Laurens County…

Plan B: Clinton unexpectedly hosts Vikings

September 23, 2020

With little more than a week before Clinton High School’s 2020 football season was to begin, COVID-19 threw a wrench into the Red Devils’ plans. Due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 test within the program at Union County, the Yellow Jackets shut down football activities through at least Sept. 29, leaving CHS without a Week…

Reunited: Raiders to visit Liner, Greenwood

September 23, 2020

The start of the 2020 high school football season may have been delayed by a few weeks, but Laurens District High School won’t have to wait any longer to get reacquainted with former head coach Chris Liner. The two rivals will face off at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Greenwood’s J.W. Babb Stadium. Liner, who…

Laurens woman drowns in Anderson pond

September 23, 2020

A Laurens woman who ran a local soup kitchen and advocated for struggling neighborhoods drowned Saturday in Anderson County. Toni “Angel” Summers, 56, reportedly fell into a retention pond near Piedmont on Highway 17 while fishing there with friends. According to reports, Summers had been removed from the pond when EMS workers arrived and was…

LCSD 55 to stay in ‘Hybrid Phase’ next week

September 21, 2020

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 Laurens, South Carolina – In a press release sent Monday afternoon, Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD 55) announced it will remain in a Yellow “Hybrid” phase of operations for the week of September 28. “We are concerned that the percent positive rate has gone back up but pleased to see our…