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DUI charged after fatal Clinton wreck

July 6, 2022

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life a Clinton man early Friday morning on Charlottes Road in Clinton and now a Joanna woman has been charged by the South Carolina Highway Patrol in the man’s death. According to SCHP Master Trooper Brandon Bolt, a 2013 Jeep Cherokee with three occupants was traveling east on Charlottes Road…

Renno Chief Price retires after 47 years at helm

July 6, 2022

A nearly 50-year-old photograph sits on Chief Henry Price’s desk at the Renno Fire Department. Price, the volunteer department’s first and only chief until this past Friday, stands on the left side of the frame, smiling with a small group of other volunteers who started the department on Highway 72 outside of Clinton from scratch…

Laurens man dead following shooting

July 5, 2022

A shooting incident Tuesday morning left a Laurens man dead at a property on Eichelberger Lane in northern Laurens County. The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Tyrin Pulley, 37, of Laurens. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The coroner’s office said Pulley died of multiple gunshot wounds. An autopsy is due…

1 killed, 2 injured in early morning crash

July 1, 2022

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life a passenger in the vehicle early Friday morning on Charlottes Road in Clinton. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brandon Bolt, a 2013 Jeep Cherokee with three occupants was traveling east on Charlottes Road around 1:30 a.m. when it ran off the right side of the road…

AP teacher, academic team coach and superintendent – O’Shields wins lifetime achievement award

June 30, 2022

Columbia, S.C. – Superintendent of Laurens District 56 David O’Shields was one of four school leaders from across the state selected by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) as 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. In addition to O’Shields, other winners were Deputy Superintendent for Kershaw County Schools Timothy Hopkins; former Principal of Forest Lake Elementary…

County health department closed for renovations

June 22, 2022

Laurens County Administrator Thomas Higgs said Monday that the county-owned building housing the local South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Department of Social Services is closed temporarily due to needed renovations and repairs to the building. According to a post on the Laurens County Health Department’s Facebook page its offices…

Primary runoffs set for Tuesday, early voting through Friday

June 22, 2022

Local candidates in this past week’s Primary elections were able to avoid runoffs scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, but two statewide races – one Democratic and one Republican – are still up for grabs. Polls for the runoffs will be contested Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Early voting starts today (Wednesday) and lasts through Friday…

Clinton approves budget reading, hears concerns of missing funds

June 21, 2022

Clinton, S.C. – In a special called meeting Monday night, Clinton City Council held a public hearing for its 2022/23 fiscal year budget of $31,598,373. It’s a decrease of 4.09% from last year’s budget of $30,305,165, yet includes an increased tax millage rate of 119.10 compared to last year’s 113.78 millage rate. “This is due…

Town Rhythms brings Beach Music back to Clinton Thursday at 7 p.m.

June 21, 2022

Clinton, S.C. – Main Street Clinton is bringing beach music back to The Depot, as the city’s traditional Thursday Night Town Rhythms returns this week, June 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. The classic beach music sounds will be performed by The Barker Duke Band, which is a subset of the popular and large North…

Laurens planning commission hears of potential 221N development

June 21, 2022

Laurens, South Carolina – The City of Laurens Planning Commission held a public hearing last week to allow Scott Gillespie of Deep River South Development to explain about a 44-acre area he’d like to develop on Highway 221 N. The wooded property outside the city limits is below Vern Cora Road and near the city’s…