UWLC offers COVID fund to help agencies which help residents

Safe Home, etc., stretched thin as COVID cuts into donations  Laurens County, South Carolina –  Like other non-profit agencies, the Safe Home of Laurens County is stretched thin even on a good day while working to provide needed services to its clients, most of whom never live within the shelter for abused women. Now with the…

Nibert takes top post at Spartanburg Day

Former Presbyterian College head basketball coach Gregg Nibert is returning to the bench as a head coach. Nibert, who led the Blue Hose for 28 years and is the program’s all-time winningnest coach, is to take over as head coach at Spartanburg Day School. The school announced the hire via social media late Monday. “I’m…

County council considers reopening steps

The Laurens County Council met in person Tuesday for the first time in more than a month as the local government attempts to find a safe way to return to a sense of normalcy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues into May. “The next step is going to be some form of opening up,” said Laurens…

Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 38 in county

South Carolina’s leaders continue to wrestle with the question of whether to reopen the state’s economy completely as the numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 continue to climb. Laurens County had 38 confirmed cases Tuesday afternoon, according to numbers provided by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The county reported 13 new…

CHS’ Simmons honored; Raiders release schedule; 2 athletes sign

Clinton High School tennis coach Clovis Simmons will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame this year, the SCACA announced Monday. The honor comes a year after Simmons was inducted in the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame. Simmons has coached the boys and girls varsity tennis teams for the…

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting

An alleged domestic dispute led to the arrest of a Gray Court man late Saturday on attempted murder charges. Matthew Elijah Martin, 24, of Gray Court is charged with attempted murder, malicious injury and possession of a weapon during a violent crime after allegedly shooting another man in the head. Martin has since been released…

DHEC: 6 more COVID-19 cases in county

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported six more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laurens County Monday, bringing the county’s two-day total to 13. The total number of confirmed cases in Laurens County has grown to 35 since the beginning of the pandemic. According to DHEC, the statewide total of confirmed COVID-19…

Monday flyover supports Laurens County Healthcare Heroes

*** Update: New frame is now 11:30 a.m. over the hospital so be in place more like 11:15 to 11:20. Clinton, S.C. – 169th Fighter Wing SC Air National Guard will conduct A Salute to Honor our Healthcare workers with Fly Overs The SC Air National Guard 169th Fighter Wing will be conducting regional flyovers this Monday,…

DHEC reports 7 new COVID-19 cases in Laurens County

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control announced Sunday the highest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases in Laurens County Sunday. Seven new cases were reported in Laurens County, bringing the total to 29 for the county. Statewide, 237 new positive cases were documented along with eight additional deaths. The statewide totals are now 5,490…

Filing starts May 1 for open Laurens council seat

Laurens, S.C. – Following the unexpected death last week of Laurens City Council member Johnny Kelly, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County director Lynne West has set the filing period and election date for a special election to fill the Laurens District 3 seat. “Filing will open Friday, May 1, at…