E-911 radios needed for responders, safety

October 14, 2020

(This story is part of a series of articles breaking down each of the projects to be voted on by referendum during the Nov. 3 General Election. If approved, a 1-cent Capital Project Sales Tax (CPST) would fund nearly $35 million in capital projects in Laurens County over the next eight years. For a link…

COVID-19 outbreak forces PC from classrooms

October 14, 2020

Presbyterian College has shut down in-person instruction for at least two weeks and has reported a total of 56 active cases of COVID-19 over the past week. On Sunday, Oct. 4, PC had no active cases and one active case on Monday, Oct. 5, a number that has grown to 56 in a week with…

DHEC offers free flu shots to LCSD 55 students

October 12, 2020

From a press release, Monday, Oct. 12 Laurens, South Carolina – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing free flu shots at their clinic, 93 Human Services Rd, Clinton, SC 29325. DHEC works with many school districts to offer free flu vaccines to students. Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD…

Arrest made in fatal dog attack

October 7, 2020

The owner of a pack of dogs that a Greenville County medical examiner said attacked and killed a Gray Court woman on Tuesday, Sept. 29 has been arrested and denied bond. Jeffrey Kenneth Sullivan, 35, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jacqueline Nicole Robinson Downs, 32, of Allegra Lane in Gray…

SLED: Gunfire exchange with deputies leads to arrest

October 7, 2020

A Gray Court man who allegedly exchanged gunshots with two Laurens County Sheriff’s Office deputies Sunday now faces two counts of attempted murder among other charges. In addition to the attempted murder charges, Richard Lewis Hill, Jr., 30, of Gray Court is charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling, malicious damage to property and…

Pennies for Paving: Road paving top Clinton’s infrastructure proposal

October 5, 2020

For a link to all the CPST projects go to  https://www.yestoinvestlc.com. Clinton, SC –  If the Capital Projects Sales Tax passes this November, City of Clinton residents will end up seeing long awaited paving of some of the roads which have been on the city’s “to-do” list for years. Road paving is the first of…

Some District 55 elementary students to begin full return mid-October

October 2, 2020

From the Wednesday, Sept. 30 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser Laurens, SC – With a five to two vote, Laurens District 55 Board of Trustees on Monday night approved Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas’ recommendations to begin gradually bringing elementary age children back to school five days a week, and the first group will begin…

Autopsy: Gray Court woman attacked, killed by dogs

September 30, 2020

A 32-year-old woman found deceased in a yard at an Allegra Lane residence in Gray Court Tuesday was apparently mauled to death by dogs, the Laurens County Coroner’s Office said following an autopsy Wednesday morning. Jaqueline Nicole Robinson of Gray Court was identified as the victim of the attack. Her body was found Tuesday morning…

Clinton breaks ground on long-awaited sports complex

September 29, 2020

From the Sept. 23 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser Clinton, South Carolina – Several Clinton residents joined City of Clinton staff and council members at a Tuesday morning ground- breaking ceremony for the long-awaited sports complex, where contractors are already working on road preparation and grading for what will eventually be five baseball fields,…

Utilities told to adjust lines for planned traffic circle

September 29, 2020

From the Wednesday, Sep. 23 issue of The Advertiser. Laurens, South Carolina – The Laurens Commission of Public Works received word from the State Department of Transportation that the traffic circle which had been tentatively planned for the west side of Laurens is on go, and the utility needed to start plans to reroute natural…