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East Laurens High School student killed in weekend crash

Georgia State Patrol reports 17-year-old Austin “AJ” McCullars was a passenger in an EZ-Go Slingshot vehicle. The incident report states the vehicle was traveling east on Sportsman Club Road around 7:20 Sunday evening. The vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree, causing both McCullars and the driver to be ejected.
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School of the Week: West Laurens High

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. — West Laurens High School construction teacher Jeff Johnson and his students are putting the finishing touches on their latest project. "We built from the bottom up on the boat. We made what they call relief cuts where it makes the wood bend easier, so that it can make it bend more like a boat," sophomore Tucker Burney said.
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Collection Centers

Rentz Collection Center and Nathaniel Collection Center will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 for Memorial Day. They will be open on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
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Here's the 'Good News' in Central Georgia: May 3-9

MACON, Ga. — 1. 'A progressive, growing community': New businesses continue to open in Laurens County despite the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses are open and the Emerald City is continuing to grow. 2. 'Everything's just blossomed': Houston County celebrates 200th anniversary. Tuesday's event included prayer, singing, laughter, and smiles. County leaders...
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Two Laurens County women charged with neglect of vulnerable adult

LAURENS COUNTY (WFXG) - South Carolina Law Enforcement agents arrested two Laurens County women on Wednesday. The arrest is in connection to an incident where a resident at the Whitten Regional Center in Clinton was strapped to a toilet with a toilet pelvic position device for nearly eight hours without authorization.
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Laurens County bus drivers surprise former colleague with check

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. — Laurens County school bus drivers surprised their former colleague Grady Mimbs with a check to show their appreciation for his morning devotional over the radio. "7 every morning, I give them the weather report, I give them the temperature and especially a devotion from God's precious...
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Deputies arrest man wanted in Laurens County homicide

DUDLEY, Ga. — A man wanted in a Dudley homicide has been arrested. According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Quantavauis Darrisaw is now in their custody. Darrisaw was wanted in connection with the murder of 41-year-old Doug Darrisaw after he was found shot to death in a car...
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Laurens County homicide suspect arrested

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. -- Quantavius Darrisaw is now in police custody. The Laurens County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest Saturday morning, April 10. Darrisaw was the only suspect in the murder of 41-year-old William Darrisaw. One week ago, William Darrisaw was found lying next to his car behind a convenience...
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VHS Track & Field Teams Win at West Laurens

The Vidalia Indians Track and Field wins the "No Fooling Around Invitational” at West Laurens High School. The boys and girls teams both won by defeating Baldwin County, West Laurens, Dublin, Hawkinsville, and Wilcox County. The results of our top 3 finishers in each event were as follows:. 100- 1st...