Clinton resident searching for missing son

Mary “Tootsie” Knight said her Christmas Tree is still up, waiting for the return of Knight’s son, Cody. Cody Alan Knight, 32, walked away from his mother’s Clinton home after an argument with his brother on Dec. 9. Tootsie Knight hasn’t seen or heard from Cody Knight since. “I wasn’t here when he left,” she…

Injured horse recovering after shooting

Della, the 24-year-old American Quarter Horse and retired broodmare shot this past week in a Clinton pasture, is recovering well from four small-caliber bullet wounds. But the horse’s owners are still outraged and continue to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the…

Car crash kills one, DUI charges follow

A single-car crash early Sunday morning led to the death of a 20-year-old Laurens man and the arrest of the driver of the vehicle. Henry Kellett, 20, of Deerfield Drive in Laurens, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Harris Bridge Road about 2.4 miles south of Woodruff in Spartanburg County just…

Reward offered after Clinton horse shot

The owners of a horse that was shot multiple times with a small-caliber firearm on Highway 56 in Clinton is offering a cash reward in the hopes of finding the person or persons who shot the horse. The owners are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction…

2 arrested at Laurens county line after car chase

A car chase that began in Lee County around 11 p.m. on I-26 near the Laurens-Spartanburg county line with two arrests by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Dakota W. Shasteen, 21, of Irwin, Tennessee was taken into custody on a half-dozen traffic-related charges after leading police on a chase through Kershaw County that eventually led…

Heart of LCAC seeking donations for vaccines

The Heart of LCAC, a nonprofit organization formed to help animals taken in by Laurens County Animal Control, is working to raise funds to provide rabies vaccinations for the animals. The organization is attempting to raise at least $215 to purchase the needed supplies. The Heart of LCAC is hoping to provide the vaccinations at…

Tiller named Fountain Inn High Principal

Fountain Inn High School may be two school years way opening, but it already has its first-ever principal. Clinton High principal Maureen Tiller was approved for the post during Tuesday night’s Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees meeting. She will take the helm of the new school when it opens in the Fall of 2021.…

Laurens Parks and Rec award winner following in Quincy’s footsteps

A volunteer of the year award presented Tuesday night at Laurens City Council was as much about the award’s namesake, the late Quincy Cook, as it was about the recipient, and that’s just how award-winner Chuck Smith of Laurens wanted it. “I remember that phone call in 2011, when (Quincy) said he remembered I played…

Clinton couple killed in moped accident

A Clinton couple traveling on Torrington Road on a moped were killed in a traffic accident Wednesday evening. Aaron Bates, 34, and Brittney Redd, 31, both of Summit Street in Clinton, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident just after 6:30 p.m.. Both died of multiple blunt-force trauma said Laurens County Deputy…

Fatal fire in Youngs community investigated

Investigators from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office were still looking for clues Thursday in a Wednesday night house fire that apparently killed a man in the Youngs community. Korey Cantrell, 42, perished in the fire at his home on Harris Bridge Road, which is just a short drive from the…