Serial Shoplifting

  Shoplifting appears to be the leading crime for the past 24 hours, based on our check with local law enforcement this morning. The Sheriff’s Office arrested a Hickory Tavern man at mid-afternoon following a shoplifting incident at the Dollar general in Hickory Tavern, while a Joanna woman was arrested last night after deputies were dispatched to the Dollar General in Joanna at 9:36 pm on a shoplifting case. Laurens City Police had a woman in custody overnight, held for shoplifting charges. Laurens Police were investigating shopliftings at Wal-Mart and a store on Hillcrest Drive.