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New life for former Clinton hospital as Legacy at Hays apartments

July 18, 2022

Clinton, South Carolina –  Clinton native Leonard Pitts was surrounded by family and friends as the City of Clinton and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce assisted in a joyful ribbon cutting and opening of Legacy at Hays, a new premium apartment building in the completely renovated buildings which for decades served as Dr. Hays’…

Driver dies in single-vehicle crash near Ware Shoals

July 17, 2022

The driver of a pickup truck was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Ware Shoals Saturday evening. The wreck occurred around 7:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 25 at Highway 252, about two miles north of Ware Shoals. The victim has been identified by the Laurens County Coroner’s Office as Lukas Michael Welsch, 29, of Ware…

Driver killed in single-car I-26 crash

July 16, 2022

A driver traveling alone on I-26 in Laurens County died Friday night died after crashing into the median cable barrier near mile marker 47. The accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway, the driver of a 2015 Chevrolet pickup was traveling westbound on I-26, traveled off the right…

District 55 sets supply drive for clear backpacks as safety measures expanded

July 16, 2022

Laurens County School District 55 parents learned early this month that clear backpacks will be required in all schools, and the school district has set Monday, Aug. 1, 5 to 7 p.m., for its annual School Supply Drive Through to provide clear backpacks and supplies for its students. Families bill have to be pre-registered and…

ZF promotes Brugger as head of Gray Court plant

July 13, 2022

ZF Transmissions recently named Tobias Brugger Vice President and Plant Manager for ZF Transmissions Gray Court. Brugger’s career with ZF spans more than 15 years, with vast experience in manufacturing process and operations. Prior to his current appointment, Brugger led the 8-speed Transmissions Brugger replaced Thomas Joos, who retired in June after more than 30…

2 die in separate traffic accidents over weekend

July 12, 2022

Two people were killed in separate single-vehicle accidents that occurred about eight hours apart over the weekend. Seth Balentine, 19, was killed around 4 a.m. Sunday when the Ford F-350 pickup he was driving hit a tree and overturned after traveling off the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, said…

Fatal vehicle crash near Ware Shoals

July 9, 2022

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office is reportedly on the scene of a fatal vehicle accident near Ware Shoals. The crash took place at Powerhouse Road and Cemetery Road just before 8 p.m. No other details are currently available.

Kid’s crafts, Carolina Coast Band in Laurens for Finally Friday tonight

July 8, 2022

Laurens, S.C. – Beach Music will be on tap tonight, July 8, in Downtown Laurens as the City of Laurens and Main Street Laurens offer another Finally Friday on the Square. “We are excited to welcome the Carolina Coast Band back for a night of beach music on the square from 7 to 9 p.m.,”…

CrossFit 864 plans live music, gathering tonight

July 7, 2022

Clinton, SC – CrossFit 864 will be extending the holiday vibe in Clinton this week when it holds a street party behind its fitness center at 207 Pitt Street tonight,  Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. “We’ve started doing this every couple of months and it’s a way to have some fun on…

District 55 adopts Clear Backpack policy

July 7, 2022

District 55 has finalized its decision to enhance student safety by requiring clear backpacks starting with this upcoming school year, and it announced the decision in a Wednesday, July 7 press release. “With efforts to continue enhancing safety measures in Laurens County School District 55, the district will require all students to use clear backpacks…