Stolen Easley Car Found in H.T.

A stolen vehicle valued at $15,000 was recovered in the Hickory Tavern area yesterday morning. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 10,002 Neely Ferry Road at 11:07 am to check on a vehicle discovered abandoned, parked on the shoulder of the road. On arrival, Deputy Paul Max Bollman II reported noting a missing license plate and that the right rear passenger window was broken on the 2007 Toyota 4-runner.

The ignition switch had also been pried down. The Sheriff’s office ran a ‘ten minute hit’ on the vehicle and learned that Easley Police had a report of it being stolen. The vehicle was towed to the Laurens County impound lot for further processing.

Arrest in Clinton area Burglary

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday charged a Clinton man with a Burglary in the Clinton area back in December. 51-year-old Donald Everett “Don” Shealy of 85 Hopewell Church Road, Clinton was served yesterday with a warrant for Burglary. It states that on December 10, 2012 Donald Everett Shealy did enter a dwelling located at 3512 Hurricane Church Road Clinton without consent and with intent to commit a crime therein. Mr. Shealy remained in the Johnson Detention Center earlier today, pending arraignment on the charge.

Reaction to Possible Presidential Order on Gun Rights

  Vice President Joe Biden reportedly revealed yesterday that President Obama was strongly considering taking executive action on guns. “The President is going to act,” Biden said. “There are executive orders — executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required.”

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan responded sharply by stating “The Founding Fathers never envisioned Executive Orders being used to restrict our Constitutional rights. We live in a republic, not a dictatorship.”

“The President should not be able to act unilaterally when it comes to our Constitutional rights. Executive Orders were meant as a way for the president to implement legislatively passed laws, not to make law,” saidDuncan.

“I will use every means at my disposal to combat the agenda of the Executive branch to undermine our Second Amendment rights. I will also fight any legislative action that is taken to implement more gun control. Americans don’t want their Second Amendment freedoms restricted in any way and I will continue to fully support the right to bear arms for all law abiding citizens,” said Duncan.

Speaking of Guns…

Laurens City Police were dispatched to Beasley Street at 8:42 last night when a resident called to report he had heard 25 gunshots in the area.  On arrival, Sgt. Hunnicutt noted hearing several people shooting fireworks

Gun Ownership Already Illegal – for Some

    A Wattsville man is facing a firearms charge following his arrest at his home around 3 yesterday afternoon by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. 23-year-old Jeremy Jeremiah Cook of 12 Hammett Street, Laurens was issued a citation charging Simple Possession of Marijuana by Lt. Robbie Haupfear, then served with a warrant charging him with Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol. Lt. Haupfear states that Jeremy Cook possessed a hand gun yesterday at 12 Hammett Street that he is not authorized to have.

Jeremy J. Cook was being held in the Johnson Detention Center for arraignment today.

Sports Report for Thursday, 1-10-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report:  1-10-13

Local sports:

LDHS Wrestling: I just have not had the time to keep you posted on the LDHS Wrestling Team so let’s do that now:

  • On Saturday 1-5-2013 the Raider Wresting team participated in the Greenwood High Invitational.  The Raiders had 1 team member finish 2nd in his weight class and that was Austin Crocker.. Juan Barcenas finished 3rd in his weight class while Matt Donnely, Nick Delio and Cain Trevino finished 4th in each of their weight classes.
  • Last night Laurens traveled to Hillcrest to participate in a 3-way region meet with the host team and Woodmont. Laurens defeated the wildcats of Woodmont 47-23 but fell to the perennial power and defending state champions the Rams of Hillcrest by a score of 7-66. Ryan Hughes and Jesus Barcenas were the only 2 Raiders to pick up victories against completion from both the other teams.
  • Click on the following link to get more details on not only these 2 wrestling events but the entire season to date: LDHS Wrestling Detail Results for 2012-2013 

College Notes:

Final Football Polls:

  • A.P. Poll:  1- Alabama, 2- Oregon, 3- Ohio State, 4- Notre Dame, T-5 Georgia & Texas A&M, 7- Stanford, 8-South Carolina, 9- Florida and 10- Florida State… Clemson finished 11th.
  • USA Today Coaches’ Poll: Alabama -1 Oregon-2, Notre Dame-3, Georgia-4, Texas A&M-5, Stanford-6, South Carolina-7, Florida [Read more...]