Felony DUI charge levied in fatal crash

A Cross Hill man now faces charges stemming from a Jan. 15 accident that left one woman dead and another injured in Gray Court. Steven Renaud Jackson, 38, was arrested this past week by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and charged with felony DUI resulting in death and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.…

Arrest made in Laurens murder case

One arrest has been made in a Laurens murder investigation, but deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office continue to look into the shooting. Brandy Standridge, 32, of Iva has been charged with murder in the shooting of Rasham Walker, 32, of Laurens. According to the Laurens County Coroner’s Office, Walker died of multiple gunshot…

Cities hope for major reform to Business License Reform Bill

Story updated at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020 Laurens, S.C. – Officials from the cities of Laurens and Clinton will be heading to Columbia on Tuesday for the Hometown Legislative Action Day, hoping to convince legislators to vote against House Bill H4431, a business license reform bill which could drastically cut revenue for already cash-strapped smaller cities.…

1 year x 4: Laurens quads celebrate first birthday

Laurens, S.C. – What better way to represent how far their babies have come than to picture them with photos from one short year ago, when Dylan and Ashley Hernandez of Laurens were spending their days in the Self Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and welcoming prayers for their four premature babies. On Saturday they…

United Way of Laurens County collecting “Bags of Love” for local seniors

Laurens County, SC – United Way of Laurens County (UWLC) is collecting “Bags of Love” gift bags to provide a Valentine week gift of love to Meals on Wheels recipients and other senior adults in Laurens County. They are looking for participation from local community members, businesses and organizations in collecting these Bags of Love…

Pair of murders unrelated, 2 arrests made

Two apparently unrelated murders in as many days in Laurens this past week led to two arrests in one case as investigators continue to chase down leads in the other. On Friday morning just before 8:30 a.m., gunshots rang out at a Fleming Street residence in Lauren. Kimori T. Godfrey, 21, of Laurens was found…

County council gets transfer station update

Laurens County Public Works Director Dale Satterfield presented the Laurens County Council with an update on the construction of a proposed solid waste transfer station. According to Satterfield, a storm water pollution prevention permit has been approved by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control and the county is awaiting approval of a construction…

Suspect arrested in Friday morning homicide

A 19-year-old Laurens man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of another Laurens man Friday morning at a Fleming Street residence. Azaerion D. Jones, 19, was arrested around noon Friday, just hours after he allegedly shot and killed Kimori T. Godfrey, 21, of Laurens. The Laurens Police Department was called to the…

2 arrested after Fountain Inn dog seizures

Laurens County Animal Control seized 32 dogs from a Fountain Inn residence, and two men were arrested for ill treatment of animals Tuesday by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. LCAC Supervisor Geoff Brown said all but one of the dogs were pit bulls and part of an alleged dogfighting operation. A release from the LCSO…

NAACP speaker stresses need for ‘street view’ of injustice

Laurens, S.C. – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a clear view of injustice because he lived among the people who experienced it, and former Ohio Senator Nina Turner said that same vantage point is required to ever bring about change. Turner served as the keynote speaker Saturday night, Jan. 18, as the Laurens County…