The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an Alltell Wireless location on Poole Road outside Clinton late yesterday morning after a company employee discovered a break-in had occurred, sometime since Friday afternoon. The employee noted it appears someone cut a chain link fence to gain entrance into the area in order to cut the grounding cables from the fence. The subject also cut several building grounding cables and used some sort of saw to cut the door lock and pried the door to the building open. Inside the building, the intruder cut more grounding cables from the air conditioning units and cut other major wiring inside the building. Value of stolen metals and materials was $3,000.
Laurens County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Wood was dispatched to Madden Heights Circle outside Laurens late yesterday morning to investigate the theft of a trailer and go-cart, which had reportedly occurred between 6:30 Sunday evening and 11:30 Monday morning. Missing from the property was an 8 x 12’ enclosed horse trailer that included a tool box on the tongue and a two-seater go-cart with an 8 horsepower engine and roll bars which had been under a shed in the rear of the house. The horse trailer had been parked in the back yard. Value of the stolen items was $2,200.
Eight 22 inch aluminum rims were stolen from a car lot and mechanic shop on US Highway 76, Hickory Tavern, according to a report filed with the Sheriff’s Office yesterday morning. A shop operator told Deputy Edwards that they noticed the lock to a storage room lying on the ground when they arrived yesterday morning. Later they noted the 8 aluminum rims were missing from that storage room. 4 more mixed rims were also believed to be missing. A bottle of Gatorade found near the storage room door was taken into evidence, as it was believed to have been left behind by the intruder. Value of the stolen rims was estimated at $3,000.
Clinton Public Safety Officer Metz was dispatched to Davis Street at 4:48 yesterday afternoon on a report of a woman causing a disturbance. The resident said the younger woman had been at her house yelling and arguing with her daughter. She said she told the offending woman to leave several times during the incident, but that she continued to yell and cause problems. The resident said the woman threw a board at the house, causing a crack in the vinyl siding; and that as she was leaving she struck a window of the resident’s car, but did not cause it to break. The landlord of the rental house didn’t want to press charges for the damage, but did want the woman put on trespass notice. The officer spoke with the daughter of the resident, who said that the visiting woman and she were arguing over a man.
Raymond Clanerce Yarborough, 63, died February, 26, 2014 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, SC.
Annie Laurel Campbell, age 91, of North Harper Street, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at National Healthcare Center of Laurens.
Born in Gray Court, she was a daughter of the late J.R. and Lola Weathers Campbell. Annie retired from J.P. Stevens Watts Plant after 45 years. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday school for 60 years. She was also a member of WMU and a charter member of the Laurens Order of the Amaranth.
Surviving are 6 nieces and 4 nephews, Myra Epting, Dr. James B. Epting (Gretchen), Maxine Bennett (Dr. Vic Bennett), Shelva Roberts (Frank Roberts, Jr.), Ann Murphy (Robert), Curtis Fuller, Keith Fuller (Sylvia), Donna Brown (Rodney), Alton Campbell, Jr. (Christina), Maria Reid (Scot); sister-in-law, Jo Campbell, and numerous great-nephews and great-nieces.
In addition to her parents, Annie was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Fuller and Sarah Epting; and two brothers, J.T. Campbell and Alton Campbell. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at St. James United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Charlie Short with burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, on Monday.
Memorials may be made to St. James UMC, 101 Richards Street, Laurens, SC 29360.
The family wishes to express our thanks and appreciation to the staff and all of Annie’s caregivers at NHC and Caris for the tender loving care that was given. We love each and every one of you.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.
Mrs. Ella Mosley, age 77, of 926 Easy Road, Laurens, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital.
A daughter of the late Lee Workman and Lillie Evans Workman and wife of Bobby Mosley, she was a former employee of Palmetto Spinning and Laurens District 55.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Mosley of the home; two sons, Dennis Edward Mosley of Laurens, Bobby Gene Mosley, Jr. of Pelzer; two daughters, Joanne (Bobby) Bluford and Crystal Peterson of Laurens; two brothers, Donnell (Susie) Workman of Laurens and Henry L. (Velveena) Workman of New York, NY; and two sisters, Evelena Mosley of Gray Court and Iola (Lee) Coker of Syracuse, NY; nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Rocky Springs Baptist Church, Laurens with Rev. Kathleen Tims officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens is in charge of arrangements.
Downtown Clinton is loosing its “Town Oak Tree” that has stood near the intersection of Broad and Main for many years. City Manager Frank Stovall reports a large limb fell from the tree Friday, February 21st, damaging the Depot building. He said city personnel with advanced training in tree car noted other structural defects in the tree. He noted special care has been taken of the tree over the past ten years, but increasing decay and structural defects led to calling in a certified professional tree expert. The ISA Certified Arborist determined the tree was in imminent danger of loosing a large, heavy portion, which could result in injury to pedestrians and people in passing cars on Main and Broad.
Specially trained personnel from the Department of Public Works Electric Distribution Division were to begin the removal of the tree Friday afternoon. Removal was expected to take several days as it must be done in a very careful and coordinated manner to prevent a structural collapse from occurring during the removal, jeopardizing the safety of city employees.
Last Friday, City Manager Frank Stovall noted “While it saddens the Mayor, Council, and staff of the City of Clinton to lose this beautiful part of our downtown, we must place the lives of our citizens first and foremost, and it is out of a desire to ensure the safety of the public that this decision to remove the tree was made.” The Public is encouraged to maintain their distance from the tree until the area is safe.
The City intends to conduct an appropriate ceremony to replace the tree during the next Arbor Day Celebration.
Laurens City Police arrested a man early Sunday morning on multiple charges following an alleged failure to stop for a traffic checkpoint late Saturday night. 27-year-old Quinton Jabari Yeargin of 295 El Paso Court, Laurens was charged with Driving under the Influence and a 3rd or Subsequent Offense of Driving Under Suspension of his license as of 11:40 Saturday night on East Main at East Farley, according to tickets issued by Officer Patrick Craven. He was charged in warrants with Assault on Police, Resisting Arrest and Failure to Stop for Blue Light. A warrant alleges that Quinton Yeargin attempted to run over Officer Kanipe during the traffic safety checkpoint on March 2nd, rapidly accelerating and steering the vehicle towards the officer, causing fear of great bodily injury to the victim. The warrant lists multiple city and county officers as witnesses. Quinton Yeargin was also accused of failing to stop for multiple marked patrol vehicles with flashing blue lights and sirens. Once his car was stopped, on Truman Street, he allegedly exited the driver’s seat and fled on foot. He was told by pursuing officers several times that he was under arrest, but reportedly ran approximately 200 yards from the vehicle in an attempt to elude law enforcement Sunday during the incident on Truman Street.
Surety bonds on the charges were set totaling $31,000. Quinton J. Yeargin remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.
Two people arrested early Friday morning by the Sheriff’s Office were served with multiple drug charges later in the day. Now charged with three counts, Possession of a Controlled Substance are 37-year-old Tanya P. Eclavea of 120 North Marion Street, Joanna and 33-year-old Keemarrio Dillard of 641 Apple Orchard Road, Clinton, also known as “Shy” and “Shawn.”
Deputy Paul Page states in warrants that an investigation by Sgt. Nick Moye indicates that Ms. Eclavea and Mr. Dillard were in possession of three controlled substances without authority Friday morning. Both remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with Surety bonds totaling $15,000 on the three drug charges.
Keemarrio Dillard was also served with a Bench Warrant issued last November 12th that cited a November 12th conviction in Laurens Municipal Court on a Shoplifting charge. A sentence was set at $650 or 30 days in jail for “Shawn” Dillard.