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Laurens man charged with attempted murder, killing horse

April 12, 2018

A Laurens man is in jail facing multiple charges after a domestic-violence incident Monday in Hickory Tavern led to his arrest. Colton David Hurley, 20, was booked into the Johnson Detention Center Wednesday on charges stemming from the incident, including kidnapping, attempted murder, burglary, two counts of pointing a firearm, unlawful neglect of a child,…

LCSO makes drug, human trafficking arrests

April 10, 2018

Joanna man arrested for human trafficking Laurens County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Joanna man Monday on sex-trafficking and other related charges. George Saquan William Cromer, 28, of Morgan Street in Joanna is charged with trafficking in persons/recruiting, kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a…

Laurens man charged with Felony DUI

April 10, 2018

A Laurens man remains in the Greenville County Detention Center without bond after being charged with felony DUI resulting in death Saturday night. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Ronald Gene Cathey, 44, of Laurens was driving a 2013 Nissan on South Pleasantburg Road near Mauldin Road when he struck and killed a pedestrian attempting…

Man struck by car in Laurens County dies of injuries

April 6, 2018

One of the men critically injured after being struck by a vehicle while working on I-385 in Laurens County on March 28 died Thursday afternoon at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Zacheriah Ivery, 28, of Cowpens, succumbed to injuries suffered in the incident. He was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma to the head at 12:17 p.m.…

Dodge-ball, kick-ball fundraisers are coming up

April 6, 2018

DodgeBall tourney set for The Ridge The Second Annual #rally4ryan DodgeBall Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at The Ridge in Laurens. The fundraising tournament will begin at noon and run until 4 p.m. Related events include a silent auction and bake sale. Money raised will benefit the L.I.F.E. Ministry Women’s Transitional House and…

Undercover drug sting leads to 2 arrests

April 5, 2018

A month-long undercover operation by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office ended Monday with the arrests of two men charged with bringing marijuana from Colorado to distribute in Laurens County. Samuel David McGlohon, 43, and Brandon Reshod Powers, 31, both of Laurens, were both charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after being arrested with…

Gray Court woman arrested for felony DUI

April 5, 2018

A Gray Court woman is facing felony DUI and child-endangerment charges after the car she was driving struck a work truck and critically injured two men working along I-385 this past Wednesday. Pamela Michelle Tackett, 31, of Gray Court, has been charged with two counts of felony DUI with great personal injury in the incident.…

Tollison to run, 2 to challenge in District 5

April 5, 2018

Laurens County Councilman Keith Tollison announced this past week that he will seek re-election to his District 5 seat on council. But the race will be crowded in the fifth district headed to the June 12 Republican Primary. Meanwhile, District 4 Councilman Stuart Jones will go unchallenged barring a write-in campaign. The filing period for…

3 running to replace Nash on county council

April 5, 2018

Three Republican candidates are seeking the Laurens County Council District 1 seat currently occupied by veteran Councilman Ted Nash. Nash opted to retire at the end of his term in November, citing health concerns. Susan K. Thackston, Ryan D. Thorne and Kemp Younts filed to run for the District 1 seat. The winner among them…

Arrest made in Thursday bomb threats

March 30, 2018

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday afternoon that it had arrested a suspect in the bomb threats called in earlier that morning. The threats forced the evacuation of Laurens County Memorial Hospital and the Clinton and Newberry offices of Palmetto Bone and Joint Clinic. Eric Rico Hill, 29, of Bailey Street in Clinton was arrested…