‘Jail and Bail’ set for Friday

March 29, 2017

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton Public Safety and Laurens Police Department are teaming up for “Jail and Bail” this Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Ridge. The local law-enforcement team, called “Team Blue Line” will be “arresting” local business leaders who will have a chance to contact friends, family and colleague to raise…

Clinton area girl missing

March 24, 2017

The City of Clinton Department of Public Safety has now joined with Laurens County Sheriff’s Department, the LCSO K-9 units, SLED aviation and other agencies in a search for Zoey Carles, a 12-year-old Clinton area girl who was last seen at 6 p.m. Thursday evening on the 1600 block of Green Plain Road near Clinton.…

Main Street Laurens offers Casino Night This Thursday

March 22, 2017

Main Street Laurens will hold its first Casino Night, which is open to the public, on Thursday, March 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the new Laurens County Museum on the Historic Square. For $10 a ticket for Main Street Laurens members and $20 for non-members, participants will get a dinner of heavy hors…

LCSO deputy charged with domestic violence

March 20, 2017

A Laurens County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave without pay after being arrested on a domestic violence charge in neighboring Greenwood County. Sgt. Jeremy McMahan was arrested Saturday night by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and charged with second-degree domestic violence. He was transported to the Greenwood County Detention Center and has…

Clinton Middle School Academic Team wins state title again

March 16, 2017

For the second year in a row, Clinton Middle School has won the South Carolina Academic Challenge, the term for the academic team competition, in Camden earlier today, Thursday, March 16. CMS defeated Camden Middle School by a score of 41-26 in the semifinals, and then won against Indian Land Middle School with a score…

Ware Shoals schools receive threats

March 15, 2017

  Law enforcement officers from Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville and Ware Shoals were on hand Tuesday morning as the bell rang for classes at Ware Shoals District 51 Schools. For the second time in a matter of days, threats of violence were made against the schools online. Three people are now under arrest in the Greenwood…

Suspect in domestic incident in custody

March 13, 2017

A suspect in a domestic violence incident Sunday, March 12 morning in Laurens turned himself into Laurens Police Friday, March 17. Antonio Marquiese Hunter, of Garlington Street in Laurens, allegedly fired a gun on Fleming Street before returning to his apartment on Garlington Road. Police followed Hunter to the apartment but were unable to locate him.…

Fire destroys Cross Hill home

March 9, 2017

Firefighters from Laurens and Greenwood counties responded to a mobile home fire near Cross Hill Thursday afternoon, but were unable to save the structure. According to Laurens County Director of Fire Services Greg Lindley, the residents at 66 South Drive in Cross Hill were at home, but uninjured in the blaze. A cause of the…

Fountain Inn woman dies from injuries in Feb. 17 wreck

March 9, 2017

A Fountain Inn woman died Tuesday from injuries she suffered in a Feb. 17 traffic accident on North Old Laurens Road. Hattie Anita Johnson, 50, of Boyd Street, Fountain Inn, was involved in a single-car accident about a mile north of Gray Court just before 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. According to the S.C.…

Incumbents tossed in Clinton election, hold on in Laurens, CPW races

March 7, 2017

In a municipal election with contested races in three cities or towns, a low voter turnout of 12.75 percent was marked by upsets in at least a couple of races. Up against two contenders for her District 1 council seat in the City of Laurens, long-term incumbent Marian Miller held onto her seat with 57.78…