Man gets 27 years for attempted murder

A Fountain Inn man was sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in 8th Circuit General Sessions Court to attempted murder. Quientin Eugene Spearman, 54, pleaded guilty to the October 2018 stabbing of a woman in Fountain Inn. He was arrested by Fountain Inn police after he stabbed his then girlfriend several…

Intense winds leave path of destruction in Clinton

A strong and very fast storm which hugged the north side of Clinton Saturday night brought down dozens of trees, took out power to more than a thousand residents and left at least a few families looking for housing. Damage stretched from the area near Clinton High School through Willard Road and North Adair Street…

Utility pole fire requires cooperation, short-term outage Tuesday

Laurens, SC – A Duke Energy utility pole fire Monday night led a required power outage Tuesday afternoon for about 75 electric customers of the Laurens Commission of Public Works. The incident began when CPW was contacted by Laurens County Dispatch about a fire high up utility pole on Church Street Monday night. “Someone had reported…

Small scale power outage required by CPW Tuesday afternoon

Laurens Commission of Public Works has cut electric power for a couple of hours near Lakeview and Lynn Ave.  Tuesday afternoon (today) as it assists Duke Energy with an issue regarding a fire on a Church Street utility pole. CPW crews assisted Duke Energy Monday night and again Tuesday morning when a Duke Energy utility pole on…

SWAT Team called in Gray Court arrest

A traffic stop Thursday in Gray Court led to a chase and stand off with Laurens County Sheriff’s Office deputies as well as activation of the county’s SWAT team. Jonathan Mark Fuller, 60, of Gray Court was arrested and charged with failure to stop for a blue light, felon in possession of a fire arm…

LDHS coach Liner to take Greenwood reins

Laurens District High School head football coach Chris Liner is leaving the helm of the Raiders after six seasons. Liner, a former Greenwood High assistant, is returning to the Eagles’ program as head coach. Former Eagles head coach Dan Pippin retired as football coach after the 2018 season. Greenwood finished 6-5 overall this past season…

Clinton petitions governor to vote against business license act

At its regular Monday night meeting, Clinton City Council voted to sign a petition joining other cities requesting that the governor vote against what is being called the South Carolina Business License Tax Reform Act. Mayor Bob McLean said that, as he understood, every mayor was sent a copy of the petition because if it…

Clinton rewards Christmas spirit

Clinton City Council named winners Monday night for its Spirit of Christmas contests, which included awards for parade winners and for business and residential Christmas light displays. Parade winners included Bellview Baptist for non-profits, Deerfield Farm for commercial, Clinton High School Cheerleaders for educational, CHS Jr. ROTC for performance and CHS chapter of FFA was the…

LCSO seeking stolen classic car

Investigators from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to locate a missing car and two suspects accused of fraudulently obtaining the 1976 Chevy Corvette from a seller in Honea Path. According to the LCSO, two black males driving a maroon sedan took the red Corvette on Jan. 1 around 4 p.m. after using a…

Dixon appointed to UofSC board

King Dixon is headed back to school. Dixon, a Laurens civic leader, has been appointed to the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. “It’s amazing when you get a call out of the blue – or I should say out of the garnet and black in this case…