Chappells, SC

1 killed, 2 injured in early morning crash

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life a passenger in the vehicle early Friday morning on Charlottes Road in Clinton. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brandon Bolt, a 2013 Jeep Cherokee with three occupants was traveling east on Charlottes Road around 1:30 a.m. when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a culvert before overturning and hitting a utility pole.
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ON THE ROAD: Drive-in theater experience kept alive in Monetta

MONETTA, SC (WOLO) — You may think drive-ins are a thing of the past. Just outside of Lexington County, a town that sits in both Aiken and Saluda counties brings people from all over the Midlands to watch a movie under the stars. “It really just started out as...
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Overnight crash kills 1, injures 2 in Laurens Co.

LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person died and two people were injured Friday in an overnight crash in Clinton. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said three people in a 2013 Jeep Cherokee were traveling east on Charlottes Road near Flannel Drive around 1:22 a.m. The jeep went off the right side of the road […]

Couple accused of killing 12-year-old in Laurens Co.

Couple accused of killing 12-year-old in Laurens Co. Couple accused of killing 12-year-old in Laurens …. What to know ahead of Greenville’s ‘Fireworks on …. Nick Northcut in the midst of breakout season for …. 7Weather Forecast. Union County Mayor and Union County Tourism Director. Union County School...

Clinton boys doing double time

Clinton High’s basketball players have been busy. They’ve even been busy playing basketball. Most of the boys team has also been getting ready for football. Wil Stewart has been playing Junior American Legion baseball. “They’ve been very busy but did an excellent job,” head coach Eddie Romines said....

Two structures burn near Pelion and Chapin Wednesday afternoon

Lexington County, SC 06/30/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Two structures burned Wednesday afternoon on opposite ends of Lexington County. Both were burning at approximately the same time, and both were showing flames and smoke when the first firefighters arrived. One of the fires was in the 700 block of Old...

One dead after SUV overturns on Charlottes Road

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Friday morning in Clinton, according to Master Trooper Brandon Bolt. The crash occurred on Charlottes Road, near Flannel Road, approximately two miles west of Clinton around 1:20am. A 2013 Jeep Cherokee was traveling east on Charlottes Road with three occupants in...

O'Shields honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Four school leaders from across the state have been selected by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) as 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. This year, Mr. Timothy Hopkins, Deputy Superintendent for Kershaw County Schools; Dr. David O’Shields, Superintendent of Laurens District 56; Dr. Kappy Steck, former Principal of Forest Lake Elementary in Richland School District Two; and the Honorable Molly Spearman, South Carolina Superintendent of Education, were all selected to receive this award for their contributions to education in South Carolina.

Local trash, recycling, office schedules for Independence Day

Monday, July 4 is Independence Day. Many buildings in the Midlands will be closed in observance of the holiday, and several local sanitation services will not be available. All state buildings and offices will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. All state buildings will return to normal hours on Tuesday, July 5. This includes SC Department of Transportation buildings, SCDHEC buildings, State House and Capitol Complex buildings, University of South Carolina buildings and any other non-essential building run by the state.

Laurens District 55 announces administrative changes for 2022-2023

After an executive session and unanimous vote in open session on Thursday night, the Laurens School District 55 board of trustees approved new contracts for the 2022-2023 school year. In those approvals included administrative changes in the district. Clay Cotney was named Principal at Laurens Middle School. Cotney replaces Lewis...

Crusaders announce football schedule

The Laurens Academy Crusaders have a schedule. They don’t yet have a head coach for the 8-man football varsity. Stacy Bell, who ostensibly succeeded the LA headmaster, Todd Kirk, stepped down last week after a month on the job. The Crusaders are to play 11 games, 6 of which...

Newberry fireworks return July 4

NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Law Enforcement Fourth of July Fireworks display will be on July 4 at the Newberry High School football stadium. “We are doing the fireworks again this year. It will be on the school district property. The stadium is not available, but people can watch from the school grounds and properties/parking lots surrounding,” said Sheriff Lee Foster.

No tax increase in $29 million budget for District 56

The School District 56 Board of Trustees celebrated its Independence from Property Tax Hikes last Monday by adopting a $29 million spending plan that - again - does not require a property tax increase to balance. Even in this era of “everything costs more” the school district of Clinton-Joanna-Cross Hill...

City of Laurens fire station renamed in honor of Chief Bill Hughes

The City of Laurens and the Laurens Fire Department honored Assistant Chief Tim Robinson and Chief Bill Hughes on Thursday for their retirement from the LFD. Chief Hughes retires after over 37 years with the Laurens Fire Dept. Hughes was named chief in 2001. Hughes was instrumental in the development...