Belton man killed in crash

January 19, 2017

  A Belton man was killed early Friday morning in a single-car crash on Highway 76 near Hickory Tavern. Johnny Dewayne Williams, 45, of 239 Southern Rd. in Belton was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:45 a.m. Thursday. Williams was driving his 1998 Lexus ES300 toward Laurens when he lost control on a sharp…

LCSD 55 on delay Monday

January 8, 2017

Laurens County School District 55 will be on a two-hour delay Monday due to the expected icy roads following this weekend’s storm. All staff is asked to report at the regular time. As of now, Laurens County School District 56 and Laurens Academy are expected to open at the regular time Monday. Stay with the…

NWS issues Winter Storm Warning for Laurens Co.

January 5, 2017

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Laurens County, as well as the entire Upstate of South Carolina, to run from 7 p.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Saturday. The storm is expected to start Friday as rain before changing to a mix of snow and sleet, then become all snow Friday night…

Gray Court motorcyclist killed in Friday collision

December 27, 2016

By: Daniel J. Lauer A two-vehicle collision claimed the life of a Gray Court man Friday afternoon, the fifth fatality in two weeks according to the Laurens County Coroner’s Office. 35-year-old Vincent Bailey of 245 Campbell Chapel Road, Gray Court, died as a result of the accident, which happened at 12:15 p.m. According to the…

Cities request Christmas recycling, trees for grinding

December 26, 2016

Cities accepting Christmas boxes, paper, trees for grinding By Judith Brown Staff Writer The City of Laurens recycling center is open today for holiday boxes and wrapping, and Christmas trees free of ornaments and hooks can be delivered to the Caroline Street center for mulching. The center is staffed and it will be open for…

Gray Court woman dies in single-vehicle crash

December 22, 2016

A Gray Court woman became the third person to die in a collision on Laurens County roads in less than two weeks late Wednesday night, after her car went into a culvert about a mile from her home. Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols said Jacqueline Hudgens, 46, of Sawmill Road in Gray Court was pronounced…

LCSO K9s get body armor thanks to national nonprofit

December 21, 2016

Laurens County Sheriff’s Office K9 officers Annie and Rice will be a little bit safer now, thanks to a generous donation from an organization that donated bulletproof vests at no cost to the county. The donations came courtesy of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a nonprofit charity in East Taunton, Mass. established in 2009 to…

Clinton man dies of heart attack after crashing into building

December 1, 2016

A Clinton man who crashed his truck into a building on Torrington Road didn’t die from injuries he received in the wreck, but instead from a massive heart attack that caused him to crash. Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek said Joe Nathan Taylor, 73, of Summit Street in Clinton, died from a heart attack…

LCSO hosting blood drive today

November 28, 2016

After a long weekend of Christmas shopping, local residents have the opportunity to give the most important gift of all today when The Blood Connection sets up at the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office for the last blood drive of the year. Blood Connection busses arrived at the LCSO on West Main Street in Laurens at 8:15 this morning,…

Crime Stoppers rewards waiting at the bank

November 25, 2016

The Laurens County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors announced this week that it has paid out two rewards for tips that led to the arrest of three people on multiple charges. Capt. Mickey Coats of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office said the first arrest came on Nov. 8, when a tip led narcotics agents to…