Mountville woman, 91, dies in crash

A Mountville woman was killed early Friday morning when the car in which she was a passenger ran off the road and crashed into a tree on Lisbon Road. Helen Coates, 91, of 289 Breazeale Creek Drive in Mountville was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her husband, James Coates, 93, was driving a…

Early morning fire destroys Waterloo home

WATERLOO – Firefighters responded to an early morning call that destroyed a residence at 312 Cochise Drive in Waterloo. According to reports, two residents were asleep when smoke detectors woke them, and they discovered the rear of the home on fire. The call went out at 3:04 a.m. Thursday, and the Waterloo Volunteer Fire Department…

Clinton burglar sentenced to 20 years

  A Clinton man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of charges stemming from 2012 Clinton home break-in. Keaston Kinard, 23, was convicted of first-degree burglary, safecracking and grand larceny after a two-day trial in Eighth Circuit Court at the Laurens County Courthouse. “A family should be able to…

District 55 to host forums on bond issue

The Laurens County District 55 Board and administration will host a series of four public forums concerning a proposed bond referendum to build a new Laurens District High School. The first of those four forums will be held Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Hickory Tavern. “We want to have a question-and-answer period with out…

LDHS junior, Clemson student take Miss LC crowns

Five different judges chose Kathryn Tribble, a junior at LDHS, as Miss Laurens County Outstanding Teen 2017 and Clemson University student Kyndall Ellis as Miss Laurens County 2017 Saturday night at the LDHS Lecture theater. The two winners were selected from fields of three Teen contestants and four Miss contestants following their competition in judges…

Fountain Inn man killed in crash

A single-car accident on Fairview Road near Quercus Run in claimed the life of a Fountain Inn man Wednesday night. Robert Harper, 54, of 285 Barynyard Rd., in Fountain Inn was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred just before 10 p.m. According the S.C. Highway Patrol, Harper lost control of his…

Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy. 76

A Joanna man was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by two automobiles Tuesday night on S.C. Highway 76. Stephen E. Rhodes, 35, of 501 Browning Ave. in Joanna was walking toward Clinton about about an eighth-mile from his home when he was struck by the vehicles. He was pronounced dead at 10:10…

LCSO seeking person of interest

Deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a “person of interest” in a stabbing Tuesday in Cross Hill. The person of interest is identified by the LCSO as James Morgan Hill, a 32-year-old black male born March 18, 1984. LCSO Deputies responded to an emergency call at the 90 block of Shealy…

Greenwood man arrested for attempted murder

A Greenwood man is in custody at the Laurens County Detention Center and faces charges stemming from a Jan. 15 shooting. Billy Deshawn Watson, Jr., 19, was arrested late Thursday morning and booked into the detention center charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. According to an incident report from…

Annual Coach Brock dinner set for Saturday

The Coach Bobby Brock Legacy Group will hold its annual foundation dinner this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 21, at 5:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Clinton. The evening of great food and fellowship is free to the entire community. Activities will begin on Friday, during the Clinton High School boys’ basketball…