Trash deal with Greenville County stays in place

Some Greenville County Council members were apparently taken aback to learn that its Twin Chimneys Landfill is taking on around 20,000 tons of trash from Laurens County each year, according to a report in the Greenville News. Laurens County council members approved a deal to export solid waste to Twin Chimneys soon after a private sector…

Ware Shoals teen killed in single-car wreck

A single-vehicle crash Thursday evening on Indian Mound Road killed a recent graduate of Ware Shoals High School. Timothy “Austin” Sondles, 17, succumbed to head and chest injuries after being airlifted to Prisma Health in Greenville. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper David Jones, Sondles was driving a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer when he…

Squealin’ set to chill with fall temps

Organizers for the 19th Annual Squealin’ On the Square are hoping the first hint of fall weather expected this Saturday will inspire people to make the trip to Laurens Historic Square for one of the state’s top barbecue festivals. “This is a big festival weekend in the Upstate,” said Main Street Laurens Executive Director Jonathan…

LPD officer investigated by SLED

The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is conducting an investigation into a Laurens Police captain following a request from his superiors. LPD Capt. Scott Satterfield is the subject of the investigation, according to SLED officials. SLED spokesman Tommy Crosby said the investigation is under way but no additional information is available. Laurens Police Chief Chrissie…

‘Cash Cow’ nets 21 new indictments, 3 in county

A second round of indictments has been handed down in operation “Cash Cow,” including three in Laurens County. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the indictments for 21 new defendants in the sweeping operation aimed at stopping the flow of illegal drugs and other contraband into the state’s prisons and jails. The first round…

Fountain Inn police investigating shooting death

Fountain Inn Police are investigating the death of a Taylors man who was shot and killed Monday in a Fountain Inn subdivision. According to police, a man now identified as Justin Keith Durham, 30, was found dead around 4 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Fountain Brook Lane…

Missing toddler, Elijah Henderson, found safe just before dark Saturday

Clinton, SC – After about nine hours as a missing child, Elijah Henderson, the three-year-old toddler lost Saturday morning Sept. 28 near Clinton, was found safe about 7:30 p.m. near his home. “Elijah was found approximately two miles from the home,” said Laurens County Sheriff Office public relations officer Courtney Snow. “The sheriff had already dismissed most of the…

Clinton toddler still missing as evening arrives, hundreds volunteer

Clinton, South Carolina – Hundreds of volunteers have walked dense woods alongside officers from several different law enforcement agencies today in an effort to find Elijah Henderson, the three-year-old who disappeared from his front porch about 10:30 this morning, Saturday, Sept. 28. Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds said their call came in around 11 a.m. and…

Laurens County Sheriff searching for missing Clinton toddler

Laurens County, SC – The Laurens County Sheriff Office is searching for a missing three year old boy near Clinton, South Carolina. Elijah Henderson is missing from a Coleman Road residence near Clinton, and he was last seen about 10:30 Saturday morning, Sept. 28, said Courtney Snow with the LCSO. Coleman Road is just off Apple Orchard…

State’s high court rules against LCPW in long-standing Fountain Inn case

After two levels of court rulings in favor of Laurens Commission of Public Works during the last few years, the Supreme Court of South Carolina last week ruled in favor of Fountain Inn in the suit that originated in 2011. “We are excited to put this behind us, once and for all.” said Fountain Inn…