Dr. King’s legacy to be presented in Jan. 13 program

Laurens, S.C. – The Sanders High Alumni Association will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 13, the Saturday morning just prior to the holiday which celebrates the life of the esteemed civil rights leader. “We will start at 10 a.m. with booths and exhibits, including two authors…

Fire safety bigger issue in cold weather

The U.S. as a whole sees an uptick in residential fires during the winter months. Laurens County is no different. The American Red Cross has given aid to several families in the wake of residential fires over the past week, including victims of a Christmas Day fire in Ware Shoals. Other fires have damaged homes…

Dunlap takes over tourism in York Co.

Billy Dunlap, owner of Dunlap Media and publisher of GoLaurens.com, was recently named executive director of the Rock Hill-York County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The organization announced the hiring via Twitter on Dec. 20 as Dunlap met with local media in Rock Hill. He began work on Jan. 2. Dunlap, who has lived in Laurens…

Electric heater, extension cord cause Clinton home fire

  Leslie Eubanks awoke Tuesday morning to find her car battery dead, but the worst was yet to come. An early morning fire severely damaged the interior of her residence on Little Acres Road in Clinton, but Eubanks said she walked outside about 7:30 a.m. to discover the dead battery in her vehicle. A few…

Laurens NAACP Banquet set for Sat., Jan. 13

The Laurens County NAACP is set to host its 41st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Springfield Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m. The NAACP banquet will share the date with the Sanders High School Alumni Association’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, which is set to begin at 10 a.m.…

Enoree’s Beagle promoted to U.S. Army Brigadier General

  Enoree native and U.S. Army career officer Milford H. Beagle, Jr. was promoted to Brigadier General on Monday, Dec. 18 during a ceremony in his honor at Fort Drum, N.Y. With the promotion, Beagle becomes the Deputy Commander General for Support for the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. “It was pretty surreal,” Beagle…

ALDI issues recall of Jack Brown brand apples

ALDI stores in the Carolinas, Georgia and Indiana and Jack Brown Produce, Inc. have voluntarily recalled an assortment of apples that were available for purchase in stores starting on Dec. 13, 2017 due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The grocery chain issued a press release earlier today that said ALDI stores immediately removed the affected…

Gambrell to head Greenville probation department

Chad Gambrell has been appointed as Agent-in-Charge of the Greenville County office of the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Gambrell, a Clinton resident, had served in the same capacity in Laurens County since 2010. He began his new duties in Greenville Monday. “This promotion is truly a bittersweet opportunity for me,” Gambrell…

Ham, former hospital leader, dies at 84

Clem Patterson Ham, who played a vital role in the construction of Laurens Memorial Hospital, died Saturday after a long illness at his home in Marion, S.C. He was 84. Ham took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Laurens County Health Care System in 1979. He was also then administrator of Bailey Memorial Hospital…

3 arrested on drug charges, woman charged with attempted murder

Three local men remained in the Johnson Detention Center Tuesday morning after being arrested a week earlier by Laurens County Sheriff’s Office deputies on drug and burglary charges. Christopher Kevin Boggs, 27, William Alexander Kellett, 31, and Joshua Allen Knight, 30, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful disposal of meth waste. Kellett also faces…