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Bike to School planned for E.B. Morse students

April 20, 2017

The Laurens Police Department is making plans for its inaugural Bike to School Day for students at E.B. Morse Elementary School on Tuesday, May 23. The ride to school will begin for kindergarten-through-fifth graders at 7:50 a.m. at Collyar Park. “We want to have a parade-style ride and encourage people to come out and cheer…

2 more lives claimed on county roadways

April 18, 2017

Two more people were killed on Laurens County roadways this past week, bringing the total of highway deaths within county lines to 15 this year. Just before sunrise on Monday, Zahri Mahmoud Abozahri was struck while riding a bicycle on S.C. Highway 101 North about a half-mile south of I-385. Mahmoud, 22, of Gray Court,…

Committee cuts architects for potential new LDHS to 2

April 12, 2017

A Laurens School District 55 committee composed of administrators and Board of Trustees member Robbie Bell narrowed a list of architects for a proposed new Laurens District High School down to two at a Thursday morning meeting. The two architectural firms chosen from 11 initial applications are Jumper-Carter-Sease Architects of West Columbia and SfL+a Architects…

Clinton, Musgrove Mill prepare for golf, unknown

April 11, 2017

The staff at Musgrove Mill Golf Club knows what to expect and what to do when the men’s ACC Golf Tournament arrives in Clinton for the first time next week. But for the City of Clinton, it’s a new world filled with more ifs than whens. “This is all new for us,” said Clinton’s Amanda…

Clinton gets set for Saturday egg hunt

April 6, 2017

The city of Clinton will hold its Community Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. “We are doing the Easter egg hunt at Pine Haven Park off Highway 72,” said Mary-Wallace Riley, events coordinator with the City of Clinton. Pine Haven Park is located beside the American Legion Hut across…

Habitat to hold dedication, groundbreaking this Saturday

April 6, 2017

Laurens County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication for its newest home at 274 South Harper Street Extension in Laurens at 10 a.m. this Saturday. The April 8 event will also include a groundbreaking ceremony for Habitat’s next project at an adjacent lot. “We’ll be doing the groundbreaking on a lot right beside that…

Snake’s demise causes Clinton outages

April 5, 2017

A snake in a Gary Street substation in Clinton had an unfortunate end late Tuesday night and it took out the power for much of the city in the process, according to Dale Satterfield, the director of the Department of Public Works for the City of Clinton. “We had an outage about 11:15 Tuesday night,…

District 55, 56 to return early due to solar eclipse

April 5, 2017

Students in Laurens County District 55 Schools will return to school a few days earlier this August for what educators hope will be an out-of-this-world learning experience. The District 55 Board of Trustees voted at its March 27 meeting to shift the school calendar back so that students will report to school on Thursday, Aug.…

Collision with train kills Clinton woman

March 31, 2017

A train collided with an automobile late Thursday night, killing a Clinton woman. Cynthia Denise Alexander, 48, of Palmetto Street in Clinton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident just after midnight Friday morning, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. The accident occurred on the railroad crossing at Highway 76 West at…

Laurens police officer arrested in Abbeville

March 30, 2017

The Laurens Police Department confirmed Thursday afternoon that Officer Andrew Dean Ashley, 27, has been arrested by the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest stems from an incident that occurred in Abbeville County. Ashley, who was arrested Monday, has been charged with malicious injury to a tree or house, trespass on real property with an injury value of…