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Davis enters voluntary manslaughter plea

March 28, 2018

Ronald Duyane Davis halted his murder trial after more than two days of testimony and legal maneuvering, pleading guilty to volunteer manslaughter in the 2016 shooting death of his girlfriend at their Fountain Inn residence. Davis entered his guilty plea Wednesday afternoon, agreeing to a sentence of 25 years in prison to run concurrently with…

Single-car crash kills Honea Path man

March 27, 2018

A single-car accident on U.S. Highway 76 near Ware Shoals claimed the life Friday of a Honea Path man. Brian Scott Humphries, 41, of Chiquola Avenue in Honea Path was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near Humbert Road about 5.7 miles north of Ware Shoals. According S.C. State Trooper Cpl. Justin Sutherland,…

Threats at Clinton High lead to police presence

March 27, 2018

A pair of threats written on the walls of a bathroom stall at Clinton High School led to an increased police presence at the school Monday. The initial threat read: “On March 25th I will shot up this school I swear,” according to Laurens District 56 Superintendent Dr. David O’Shields. O’Shields said after contacting Clinton…

LCSO seeking help with tool theft

March 27, 2018

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a recent theft in the Clinton area. According to the LCSO, the theft occurred at Lanford Industrial Services Company on Highway 72 in Clinton. A tool box containing welding equipment and related accessories was stolen from a work truck on the property during the early morning…

Advertiser garners S.C. Press Association awards

March 20, 2018

SPARTANBURG — The Laurens County Advertiser was recognized with three awards this past Saturday at the S.C. Press Association’s annual awards luncheon for weekly newspapers. The Advertiser earned two first-place awards, including the top honors in the Editorial Writing and Spot News Photograph categories. The staff received first-place prize in Editorial Writing, while Editor John…

Johnson sworn in as new Gray Court judge

March 20, 2018

Isaac L. “Ike” Johnson, Jr. was sworn in Monday night as the new municipal judge for the Town of Gray Court. Johnson took the oath of office from Gray Court Town Attorney David Holmes after the Gray Court Town Council voted unanimously to hire Johnson. He is currently the chief municipal judge at Fountain Inn…

Local election filings begin with a flurry

March 20, 2018

Third District U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) took to Facebook Live as he filed for re-election Friday afternoon. The official filing period for November’s General Election began at noon Friday and will continue on through Friday, March 30. In addition to Duncan’s seat, three Laurens County Council seats will be on the ballot along with…

Van fire considered suspicious by Laurens police

March 20, 2018

A van belonging to a local business was discovered in flames Monday afternoon by Laurens Police officers, who are now investigating the incident as a suspicious fire and a theft. The van was discovered fully involved when LPD Officer Ben Gallo noticed smoke billowing from behind the building housing Laurens Satellite Systems at 760 East…

Woman stabbed, left on road near Laurens County line

March 20, 2018

A woman was stabbed and reportedly dumped from a moving vehicle on McCarter Road just across the Laurens County line in Greenville County Tuesday morning. Deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident along with the Fountain Inn Fire Department around 9 a.m. Investigators were still at…

Street changes with Clinton’s sewer work Monday night, March 19

March 19, 2018

The City of Clinton announced Monday that contract crews from North American Pipeline Management Inc. are making preparations now to perform sewer pipe bursting beginning at 7 p.m. tonight, and will result in limited access to Gary Street from Broad Street. Crews will be working from the intersection of South Broad and Gary Streets to…