Laurens County South Carolina

Laurens County Master Gardener Course Offered

Laurens, SC – Starting Aug. 13, and going through the fall, the Clemson University Extension Service will be offering a Master Gardener Program in Laurens County.  The Program will be held once each week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will last for 17 weeks. The purpose of this program is…

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Friday I-26 accident claims life of 21-year-old

A Leesville man was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on I-26. Dakota Linton, 21, was died in the crash that occurred on I-26 westbound at mile marker 56 in Joanna, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. The accident occurred after 1 p.m., and Linton was pronounced dead just after 1:30 p.m. Details from…

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Antiques appraisals Sunday afternoon by Friends of Library

The Laurens County Library will host an antiques appraisal today, Sunday afternoo, June 9, as part of its annual meeting for Friends of the Library, and anyone can have an appraisal of  antiques they may be curious about. John Ivy, owner of Ivy Auctions, and local antiques expert Martin Meek will evaluate and offer informal…

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DNR recommendations follow Clinton bear sightings Sunday

Clinton, South Carolina – Sightings of a black bear in Clinton neighborhoods throughout the day and Sunday evening had Department of Natural Resources officers busy and Clinton residents driving around looking for the large animal, which was north of Clinton High School when officers last saw it Sunday night before dark. In case the bear returns, however, DNR…

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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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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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