Laurens County Newswire

Laurens County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Laurens County, SC.

Results 1 - 20 of 115 in Laurens County, SC

  1. Suspect named in violent home invasion, attempted murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WYFF-TV Greenville

    ... with an unidentified white woman who is slender with brown hair. They said Johnson is known to spend time in Laurens County. Johnson works in residential construction, deputies said. He may be driving a maroon 2009 Ford Taurus with the license plate ...

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  2. Anderson 911 center loses power, storm damage reported throughout UpstateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | FOX Carolina

    ... rson County according to Duke Energy's outage map. Laurens Electric said over 500 people were out of power in Laurens County.

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  3. LakelandsRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | GwdToday.com

    A Ninety Six man arrested last week after he reportedly threw a rabbit against a wall, forcing the animal to be put down, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly punched his live-in girlfriend numerous times. A Waterloo man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse.

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  4. GreenwoodRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | GwdToday.com

    ... man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse. The Greenwood Police Department has made an arrest in a shooting that occurred Sunday morning and authorities believe ...

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  5. Family waiting for answers after suspicious fire kills elderly Laurens Co. womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WMBF

    The family of a Laurens County woman who died in a suspicious fire in 2014 is still looking for answers. It's been a year since 78-year-old Willie Ree Booker was found dead in her burned mobile home in Gray Court and her family says they still don't know what happened.

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  6. Waterloo man sentenced to life in prison for 2014 slaying of neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | GwdToday.com

    A Waterloo man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse. Johnny Lamar Lever, 63, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime following the trial.

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  7. Waterloo man sentenced to life in prison for 2014 slaying of neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | GwdToday.com

    A Waterloo man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse. Johnny Lamar Lever, 63, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime following the trial.

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  8. GreenwoodRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | GwdToday.com

    ... man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse. The Greenwood Police Department has made an arrest in a shooting that occurred Sunday morning and authorities believe ...

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  9. LakelandsRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | GwdToday.com

    A Waterloo man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse. Its time to focus on mosquitoes as this week, June 21-27 is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.

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  10. State jobless rate edges up to 6.8% in MayRead the original story

    Friday Jun 19 | Charleston Business Journal

    ... rate, which is the highest among the state's 46 counties, dropped to 11.6% in May from 11.7% in April. Laurens County also saw its rate fall in May, to 7.2% from 7.3% in April. Lexington County had the lowest jobless rate in South Carolina at 5.4% ...

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  11. BI-LO, other Upstate companies hold job fairs FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | WMBF

    ... Piedmont Highway SC Works will be collecting applications for textile machine operators Friday morning at the Laurens County Library. The hiring event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at 1017 West Main Street in Laurens.

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  12. Upstate city plans to cut down on overgrown grass problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | WMBF

    ... on Tuesday. "I see yards that have grass that's over four feet tall and junk just scattered all throughout," Laurens County. resident Leslie Jackson said. City officials said property owners will receive a written notice before the city takes any ...

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  13. Upstate police chief under fire for controversial quoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | WYFF-TV Greenville

    The Laurens County Advertiser covered a Tea Party event last month where Laurens Chief Sonny Ledda is quoted, saying, "It breaks my heart to see police officers abusing their power more than when I see police officers killed in the line of duty." Ledda said he's not sure when he spoke at the Tea Party event if he was misquoted or he misspoke.

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  14. Drug sweep targets 72Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Newberry Observer

    An investigation that has been ongoing for more than a year culminated Thursday in a sweeping drug round-up when 100-plus law enforcement personnel fanned out, armed with arrest warrants for 72 people. At the end of the day, 42 people were in custody and officers were still searching for the remaining 30. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster, Newberry Police Chief Dennis Brown and Whitmire Police Chief Jeremiah Sinclair were joined by representatives of the Prosperity Police Department, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Lexington County Sheriff's Office, Clinton Police Department, Newberry Haz-Mat Team, and other agencies.

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  15. Troopers: One lane closed after tractor trailer fire on I-385 in Laurens CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    No one was hurt when a tractor trailer caught fire along I-385 in Laurens County early Monday morning, according to troopers with the SC Highway Patrol.

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  16. Primary election held Tuesday to fill vacant Laurens Co. council seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | WMBF

    The primary election to determine the Republican and Democratic candidates for Laurens County's vacant County Council Seat 3 was held Tuesday.

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  17. Primary election held Tuesday to fill vacant Laurens Co. council seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | FOX Carolina

    The primary election to determine the Republican and Democratic candidates for Laurens County's vacant County Council Seat 3 will he held Tuesday. According to the Laurens Co.

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  18. US 76 blocked after log truck overturns in Laurens CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | WMBF

    A chaplain was arrested Thursday morning in Dillon County for criminal sexual conduct involving two victims under the age of 16, according to officials in Dillon. A chaplain was arrested Thursday morning in Dillon County for criminal sexual conduct involving two victims under the age of 16, according to officials in Dillon.

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  19. US 76 blocked after log truck overturns in Laurens CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | FOX Carolina

    An Irmo couple is asking for the community's help after their one-year-old dog went missing during Wednesday's fiery crash on Interstate 26. An Irmo couple is asking for the community's help after their one-year-old dog went missing during Wednesday's fiery crash on Interstate 26. Eight cars, a tractor trailer, and gasoline tanker carrying an estimated 8,500 gallons of highly flammable liquid sounds like the recipe for a deadly disaster, but officials are still scratching their heads as to how everyone escaped Wednesday morning's crash on Interstate 26 without grave injuries.

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  20. One killed in Laurens County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | GwdToday.com

    The Laurens County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 43-year-old Jamal Amador Cloud. Cloud died as the result of multiple blunt force trauma sustained in the accident, according to the Coroner's office.

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