Laurens County SC

Easter egg hunt options Thursday a.m. in Clinton, Saturday in Laurens

With City of Clinton’s Vance Park totally saturated by early morning rains Saturday, the City of Clinton was forced to cancel its Saturday afternoon Hoppy Easter Festival this past weekend, and a smaller version of the festival will now take place this Thursday morning, April 18, at Woodbridge. “Woodbridge was one of the primary sponsors…

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Prisma Laurens County responds to Thursday morning shooting

From Prisma Health release: Clinton, SC –  In a release sent to media Thursday evening, Prisma Health leaders credited law enforcement and team members at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital for helping quickly resolve an active-shooter incident that occurred just before 2 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at the hospital. Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Police were…

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27-year-old Clinton man charged in Prisma hospital shooting

This post was updated 9:42 Friday morning, April 12 with a current booking photo. Laurens County, S.C. – A Clinton man, Kevin Boyce Patterson, 27, has been booked at the Johnson Detention Center and charged by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division officers with attempted murder, kidnapping and pointing and presenting a firearm after an altercation…

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Hospital shooting by ‘armed visitor’ at Prisma Laurens

Well after sunrise on Thursday morning, visitors to the Prisma Health Laurens County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department were being scanned by an officer with a hand-held metal detector wand after an early morning altercation just before 2 a.m. resulted in injuries to an armed visitor and a Greenville Health Authority officer. “According to the police…

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Walsh takes Ward 6 race, incumbents hold in two Clinton seats

Nine candidates were vying for three different seats in the City of Clinton municipal election and once the votes were tallied, incumbents held their seats in two races but Ward 6 incumbent Jimmy Young lost to challenger Megan Walsh. Mayor Bob McLean easily held on to his seat despite a fairly strong showing by supporters…

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A week and a half old, and Laurens quads ‘doing great’

Just over a week ago a young Laurens couple became the parents of quadruplets, when two boys, Jacobi and Gabriel, and two girls, Isabella and Arianah, were born just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, and on Thursday this week the parents were finally able to hold their new babies. Dylan and Ashley Hernandez had learned last…

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Scheduled candidate forums begin tonight, Laurens Y

With Republican and Democratic primaries for the state House District 14 special election about two weeks away, the Laurens County Republican Party is holding a candidate forum for Republican candidates Monday, Feb. 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Laurens Family YMCA. “We sent invitations to all four of the Republican candidates, and all of them have confirmed,”…

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