Arrest tally grows to 9 in car-theft, chop-shop ring

June 16, 2017

Three more arrests were made earlier this week in a string of burglaries and car thefts, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to nine. Chad Dale Martin, Jr., of Simpsonville, Casey Brooke Misolek, of Fountain Inn, and William Elbert Blackwell, Jr., of Fountain Inn, were arrested earlier this week as the investigation…

Duncan won’t change interactions in 3rd District

June 16, 2017

The Wednesday morning shooting that left the House Majority Whip and three others wounded won’t change the way Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) conducts business when he is at home in the Upstate. Duncan, who left a Republican baseball team practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity just minutes before a gunman opened fire…

‘Thankful’ Duncan left practice before shooting, spoke with gunman

June 14, 2017

Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) left an early morning baseball practice just minutes before a gunman opened fire on Duncan’s Republican team Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), the third-ranking member in the U.S. House of Representatives, and several other people were wounded in the attack. “I am safe. I was at…

Gordon Street remains closed for DOT work

June 14, 2017

Gordon Street remains closed to traffic between the Laurens Post Office and the Little River Amphitheater as the South Carolina Department of Transportation works to repair a storm drain pipe. DOT crews responded to a report of a sinkhole in that area and, upon further investigation, found that the reinforced concrete pipe had separated at…

Hunley crew compartment becomes visible with more human remains found inside

June 7, 2017

Friends of the Hunley Press For Immediate Release: June 7th, 2017 Click here to watch a short You Tube video about the Hunley’s ongoing restoration process North Charleston, SC – It is no secret that the crew compartment of the H. L. Hunley, the world’s first successful combat submarine, was small. Conservators working to save…

Spots still open for first Saturday of farmers market

June 6, 2017

The Laurens Downtown Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. this Saturday, June 10, and Main Street Laurens, which hosts the market, is still welcoming vendors for any or all of the Saturday morning markets, which run from 8 a.m. to noon each week. “We still have plenty of space for farmers to come, as well…

Green sentenced to 45 years in Diaz murder

June 2, 2017

Fabian Green was found guilty in the 2016 slaying of Edwin Diaz-Chirinos Friday afternoon and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Green received 45 years for murder and 10 years for desecration of human remains to be served concurrently. The jury deliberated for about four hours before handing 8th Circuit Court Judge Donald B. Hocker…

Green takes stand in Diaz murder trial

June 2, 2017

LAURENS, S.C. Accused murderer Fabian Green testified in his own defense Thursday evening after prosecutors presented a letter they deemed a jailhouse confession in the killing of Edwin Diaz-Chirinos last year. Closing statements in the trial are expected Friday morning before the case is handed over to the jury. Green is one of three people…

Beautify Laurens County sets June 3 cleanup day

May 31, 2017

Volunteers came out in March and combed the roadways to spruce up the county in the first quarterly Beautify Laurens County Cleanup day, and on Saturday, June 3, residents can again have a go at cleaning up the areas right where they live. “In March we had 81 volunteers and they collected 234 bags of…

CHS and LDHS seniors, schools prepare for tonight’s commencements

May 31, 2017

While school administrators are always excited about the commencement exercises that will mark their seniors’ graduation from high school, the sheer numbers expected to attend can prove daunting for those overseeing the details and logistics, but both Laurens and Clinton staff said the systems in place last year are expected to work well again this…