Nichols named CEO of Clinton YMCA

March 23, 2021

A nationwide search for a new head of the Clinton Family YMCA ended very close to home. Former Presbyterian College head football coach Harold Nichols was named chief executive officer of the Clinton Family YMCA in an announcement from the organization’s board of directors. “We conducted a nationwide search that generated a tremendous amount of interest…

Fibertex announces $49.5 million Gray Court expansion

March 23, 2021

Fibertex Nonwovens announced a planned $49.5 million expansion Tuesday that is expected to bring 39 new jobs to the Gray Court area in northern Laurens County. Fibertex specializes in spunlace products and has operated a “state-of-the-art” production line in Gray Court since taking over the former Mogul plant on Iso Parkway in January of 2019.…

Council takes no action on administrator’s leave

March 18, 2021

Uldrick named interim EMS director The Laurens County Council spent a little more than two hours in executive session Thursday, but took no action on the status of County Administrator Jon Caime. Caime was placed on leave following the March 9 meeting. Council Chairman Brown Patterson said Caime’s status has not changed and he remains…

Laurens Police apprehend chase, stalking suspect

March 18, 2021

Update Thursday evening_ Laurens Police apprehended the suspect about 6 p.m. Thursday evening near Revelation Drive in Laurens. Laurens, S.C. – Laurens Police are still searching for a suspect involved in a Thursday morning car crash on East Main Street in Laurens. Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Lattimore said officers are seeking Kenneth Redkey, who attempted…

Gary Jacks still sought by Clinton police regarding last week’s park shooting

March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021 Clinton, South Carolina – Warrants were obtained on Monday regarding a shooting which took place last Wednesday afternoon in Oak Street Park, Clinton, and the suspect, Gary Lee Jacks, is currently considered a wanted person in connection with the shooting. Jacks, 35, is wanted for attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and…

Neal resigns from Gray Court Town Council

March 17, 2021

First-term Gray Court Town Councilwoman Shaterica Neal sent a one-sentence letter of resignation via email to Town Administrator Garry Smith on March 4, announcing her departure from town council. The Town Council met Monday night, accepting the resignation and adopting a resolution paving the way for a special election to fill Neal’s unexpired term. While…

Council meeting set on Caime, Pennington departs EMS post

March 17, 2021

Laurens County Council members will meet in executive session as part of a called meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Square Administration Offices. The meeting was called in order to discuss the fate of Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime, who was put on leave after council’s regular meeting on March 9 following an…

Severe weather expected in area for Thursday

March 17, 2021

According to local weather forecasts, Laurens County residents should brace for the possibility of severe weather Wednesday night and Thursday. Laurens County is among the area south of the I-85 corridor that at the highest risk of severe storm activity. The storms could include high winds, hail and the possibility of tornadoes. Laurens County is…

PC students get kicks and more with fundraiser

March 17, 2021

• Click here to visit the “Hope for Haley” CrowdChange fundraising page. Presbyterian College President Matthew vandenBerg looked like one of the guys behind a PC mask Sunday afternoon. vandenBerg joined the Sigma Nu kickball team in the finals of a tournament organized by the fraternity to benefit the family of classmate Haley Hughes, a…

Afternoon shooting in Oak Street Park, Clinton

March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021 Clinton , S.C. – On Wednesday, March 10, approximately 3:30 p.m., the Clinton Police Department responded to Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital in reference to an individual who had arrived with severe injuries from a gunshot wound.  Investigators quickly determined that the incident/ crime scene was located at Oak Street Park in…