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Recently discovered Clinton battle site precursor to famed Battle of Cowpens

February 6, 2023

Clinton, South Carolina – In a wooded area near Greenplain Road outside Clinton, about 40 people, including cyclists on a morning ride and history buffs searching for Revolutionary War stories, came together for an outdoor history lesson. The rural setting is where 150 Loyalist soldiers were either killed or wounded by sabre or musket on…

County to get input on Comprehensive Plan update

February 5, 2023

Laurens County leaders have scheduled a series of meetings over the next month to receive input from residents as it updates it’s decade-old Comprehensive Plan. “This is going to give us the best vision of what the citizens of Laurens County desire along with a professional outside opinion using that information,” said Laurens County Administrator…

Laurens County 10-Year Comprehensive Plan Survey & Community Meetings Schedule

February 3, 2023

CHS senior killed in 2-car collision

January 28, 2023

A Clinton High School senior and member of the Red Devils football team was killed in a two-car vehicle accident on East Jerry Road in Laurens just after midnight Saturday morning. Taylor Tisdale, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Tisdale was traveling on East…

SLED: Christmas incident at Whitten Center leads to arrests

January 26, 2023

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said Thursday that its agents had arrest two former Whitten Center Employees. Both people were arrested on charges associated with the abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult. Lila Denise Kerson, 37, is charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult; and Lasheba Tijaundra Turner, 31, is charged with failure…

Conestee Nature Preserve raising funds for new dam

January 25, 2023

Greenville, Laurens counties, South Carolina –  The Reedy River flows 65 miles from its origins near Travelers Rest, through the popular Falls Park in downtown Greenville and eventually through western Laurens County and into Lake Greenwood. The river and its wetlands are also important to the Conestee Nature Preserve, a non-profit which includes more than…

LPD, SLED makes pair of drug arrests in Laurens

January 25, 2023

Two men were arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges by the Laurens Police Department on Friday. The LPD and S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) SWAT teams executed search warrants at two residences on Holmes Street. Kurt Thompson, 35, and Kenyatti Abney, 22, were arrested and booked into the Laurens County Detention Center. According to…

Gray Court man dies from gunshot wound; suspect identified

January 25, 2023

A man was shot and killed Tuesday night at a residence on Gray Drive in Gray Court, and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has named a suspect in the shooting. The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as Trevor D. Anderson, 32, of Gray Court. He died at the scene of a gunshot wound,…

Laurens council votes to keep fees low by resuming city trash service

January 20, 2023

Laurens, S.C. – Laurens City Council voted on Thursday night to get back into the residential waste removal business beginning in March. By providing these services in-house, City Council’s action keeps monthly fees at their current level, well-below the rates of neighboring municipalities. In addition to ensuring a seamless transition of services when the City’s contract…

Tornado hits Joanna, damage in Renno area

January 19, 2023

A control panel from the automated car wash in Joanna sat upside down in front of a pile of light blue cinder-block rubble, the remnants of a tornado that touched down there. The EF-1 tornado had winds of 95 m.p.h. and destroyed the car wash while damaging a door across the way at the Joanna…