Two women have now been charged in connection with an alleged incident of attempting to get extra money for scrap metal by concealing someone in the car that was carrying the scrap metal during the weigh-in Tuesday. 44-year-old Shirley Deanne Burns of 1 Cody Lane, Fountain Inn reportedly stayed behind and was the first arrested. The other female suspect, 18-year-old Rebecca Lynn Kautz of 4 Cody Lane, Fountain Inn, later turned herself in. Both have now been charged with Obtaining Money under False Pretense. A male of late teens or early 20’s was still being sought in connection with the incident. Ms. Burns and Ms. Kautz were being held earlier today pending arraignment on the charge.
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested a Joanna man on multiple charges in connection with alleged crimes against a girlfriend on two days last month.
22-year-old Dashua Terrell “Dash” Reeder, booked listing an address at 402 West Calhoun Street, Joanna is charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, Two counts of Criminal Domestic Violence, Malicious Damage and with Unlawful Use of a Telephone.
From alleged activities on April 15th, Deputy Bollman alleges that Dash Reeder committed a domestic assault on the victim at their address on West Calhoun Street. Reeder is also accused of 2nd Degree Burglary for allegedly entering the West Calhoun Street residence without consent and with intent to commit a crime therein. He is further charged with Malicious Damage for allegedly doing $2,500 in damage by breaking out three windows, cracking the windshield and causing dents in the right rear door of the victim’s vehicle at 402 West Calhoun Street, Joanna on April 15th.
From alleged activities on April 27th, Deputy Carter charges Dash Reeder with Criminal Domestic Violence for allegedly following the victim’s vehicle and coming at her in an aggressive manner and also allegedly threatening her. An Unlawful Use of Telephone charge states that on April 27th he allegedly used profane, obscene, vulgar and/or indecent language repeatedly for the purpose of annoying/harassing the victim and her family.
Cash or Surety Bonds on the charges included $25,000 on the Burglary, $5,000 on the Malicious Damage, $2,179 on each of the Domestic Violence charges and $1,092 on the Unlawful Use of Telephone case. Dashua Terrell Reeder remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with bonds over $35,000.
The Sheriff’s Office yesterday charged a man with harassing a woman last month. 56-year-old Arthur Clyde Clark Jr. of 1208 Warrior Creek Church Road, Gray Court was charged with Harassment 1st Degree. Sheriff’s Investigator Ben Blackmon alleges that between April 1st and 15th of this year the defendant harassed a woman by maintaining surveillance and unwanted contact with her. Arthur Clark was released on $3,000 personal recognizance bond.
Laurens County Council last night voted to help fund participation in national competitions by three local school teams, but not without controversy. Council was presented with a request for funding to help the Clinton High School and Bell Street Middle School Science Olympiad Teams travel to Dayton, Ohio for the National Science Olympiads in May and to help the Laurens District 55 High Robotics Team travel to St. Louis, Missouri this week for the International Robotics competition.
At first a motion was made to give the Clinton Team $7,500 to be shared by the CHS and Bell Street Middle School teams, then $5,000 for the Laurens Robotics team. Councilman Joe Wood said “I want to congratulate both teams on their success, but I do not believe the county can afford this.” Councilman Ted Nash also disapproved, saying
“Schools get the biggest chunk now of our tax dollars.” Councilwoman Diane Anderson supported the funding, saying “This is a need we can and should address.” Councilman Ed McDaniel said that he disagrees with any type of this special funding, but he also disagreed with each school district getting a different amount. In an ironic twist, although McDaniel disapproved of the funding, he made a motion to give both districts the $7,500 amount, since that amount had already been mentioned; but he warned that this sort of spending can be dangerous and could lead to the county being in a deficit position. The motion to provide the funds passed with a vote of 4 to 3.
Shoplifting was more than a handful yesterday for Laurens City Police. And that includes more than a handful in the number of arrests. Six people were placed in the county detention center, and we understand there are warrants for others also pending.
Three were jailed yesterday for allegedly shoplifting merchandise from the Family Dollar Store at 102 Fleming Street. These were a 21-year-old man from Wilson Town Road, Laurens, a 25-year-old woman from Warrior Creek Church Road,Gray Court and a 19-year-old female from Forest Road.
The Laurens man was also being held for charges from the Sheriff’s Office.
Three more were jailed for allegedly shoplifting at Wal-Mart yesterday.
These included a 17-year-old male from Laurens, a 19-year-old Waterloo female and a 21-year-old Laurens woman from 221 North.
Ekom Volunteer Fire Department is on fire.
The building is fully involved with ALL apparatus still inside. We’re working on the story for WLBG News now.
Avoid the area of Neely Ferry Road between Ekom Road and Indian Mound Road in Laurens County.
WLBG is working on this story and will have details as soon as possible. For now, this is an active, working fire. Please stay out of the area for the next several hours.
UPDATE: 1330 hours
A call for assistance went out Thursday afternoon and at least a half dozen fire departments in Laurens County have responded.
The fire, this time, was a place near and dear to the heart of any firefighter – a fire station. Ekom Volunteer Fire Department caught fire Thursday afternoon reportedly with all firefighting apparatus still inside the fully involved building. Reports from the scene indicate that the building and most of the equipment have been lost.
Neely Ferry Road is closed between Ekom Road and Indian Mound Road. Please avoid the area as firefighters are still working to bring this fire under control. Stay tuned to REAL Radio 860 WLBG and wlbg.com for further information.
Laurens County Council gave a unanimous approval to adopt April as Fair Housing Month in Laurens County. The vote Tuesday night is required in anticipation of applying for a Community Development Block Grant.
Another unanimous vote was to approve appointees to the Laurens County Accommodation Tax Commission. The appointees were presented by Andy Howard, Director of Laurens County Parks Recreation and Tourism.
They are Doug Hendricks of Steamers Café, Mark Long of Hickory Hills Barbecue, Sherry Anders of Comfort Inn Suites, Sam Pike of Hampton Inn, Jamie Adair of the Arts commission, Nancy Griffith- in the History Author category and Bill Wilson at large.
State Law requires that the council appoint such a committee to review applications and to make recommendations to council for the expenditure of a portion of the Accommodations Tax for the promotion of tourism.
In a third, split vote this week, County Council gave approval to pay a six thousand dollar fee for additional design work on the proposed new County Administrative Offices at Hillcrest Square. Architect Dennis Ashley is to do the work.
Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 3-27-13
- Softball: Chapman 13 – CHS 1… The Lady Red Devil softball team traveled to Chapman last night and their defensive woes continue as they Chapman took a 13-1 win… Coach Templeton said that defensive errors were again the Red Devils biggest problem as they forced Jessica Wood to have to throw just too many pitches…. Brittany Templeton led the team with 2 hits and Wood had the Red Devils only RBI in the 2nd inning.
- Baseball: CHS 2 – Chapman 1… Better news for the baseball team as they defeated Chapman at home by a score of 2-1… Chapman jumped out first putting up their only run in the 2nd inning… Clinton tied the game in the 3rd inning when Matt Craven singled and later stole 2nd… Brandon Pitts then singled driving in Craven… Clinton got the go ahead run in the 5th inning B. Pitts singled with 1 out… Colby Templeton followed with single putting runners on 1st & 2nd base with 1 out… A wild pitch then allowed each runner to move up a base… Dalton Foster then grounded out but Pitts was able to score on the play making it 2-1… Austin Wooten gets the complete game win giving up only 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking 2… Brandon Pitts led the Red Devils at the plate going 2-3… For more statistics on the game, click on the following: 2013-3-26__CHS-2__Chapman-1
- Softball: LDHS 10 – Woodmont 6… In region softball action at LDHS last night, the Lady Raiders took a 10-6 win over the Lady Wildcats of Woodmont… Woodmont had a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the 4th inning when Laurens tied the game with 2 runs of their own… Elizabeth Carmen walked and Maria Williamson followed with a single that was misplayed for an error by the Woodmont outfielder allowing Carmen to score and Williamson to go to 3rd… Williamson scored when Jordan Henderson singled… Woodmont jumped back on top with 4 runs in the top of the 5th inning…. The lady Raider bats came alive in the bottom of the 5th inning as they pounded out 8 runs on 9 hits to take the lead for good… Tara Bond started the inning off with a single and the next 7 Raiders all had hits… Woodmont then finally got an out before Bond had another hit in the inning… Logan Hill picked up the win as she came in to pitch in the top of the 5th inning relieving Allison Foreback… Foreback came back [Read more...]
Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 3-19-13
Welcome this is your Real Radio 860 WLBG sports for Tuesday and it’s brought to you by Presbyterian College Athletics… The Blue Hose baseball team took 2 out of 3 from UConn this past weekend running their record to 13-8 on the season… They took a 6-4 win in Clinton on Friday and lost 13-2 at Fluor Field on Saturday.. They took the rubber game of the series by a score of 5-4 in Clinton on Sunday… They will return to action tomorrow as they host the Wofford Terriers at home at 3:00… By the way, the girls softball team is not doing badly either, they are 14-12 on the season.
Local sports: Most of the local sporting events were rained out due to the weather so we are going to do some “catching up” today
- Boys Tennis: CHS 4 – Emerald 3… Last Wednesday the CHS boy’s tennis team traveled to Greenwood to take on the Vikings of Emerald and the ride home was a good one as the Red Devils took a 4-3 win… In singles action, Austin MacMillan, Alec Powell & Isaach MacMillan all took wins.. The #1 doubles team composed of Austin MacMillan and Powell also took straight set wins.. For more details on the match click on the following:2013-3-13_Emerald-3_CHS-4
- Boys Tennis: Blue Ridge 5 – CHS 2… The tennis team was back in action again last Thursday as they traveled to Blue Ridge… It was a very close match as each individual set went to a tie breaker… In the end, Blue Ridge took a 5-2 win over Clinton… Clinton posted wins in the #4 & #5 singles spots.. Isaac MacMillan and Robert Powell had those two victories… Click on the following for more match details: 2013-3-14_Blue_Rid-5_CHS-2
- Boys Golf: TL Hanna 151 – LDHS 161… Last Thursday the Raider golf team hosted TL Hanna at Lakeside C.C. and the Raiders fell a little short as Hanna took a 151-161 10 stroke win… Ryan Wright had the lowest score for the Raiders as he shot a 37… Click on the following for complete Laurens scores: 2013-3-14_Hanna-161_LDHS-151
- Boys Golf – Tee-Off Classic… Last Saturday the Raider golf team was back in action at the Tee-Off Classic at Star Fort in Ninety Six, SC… They were one of 17 team participating in the event… Emerald won the tournament shooting a 308… Laurens shot a 345 and Ryan Wright and Justin Thomason led Laurens as they both shot 79… Click on the following for more details on the match: 2013-3-16_Tee-Off-Classic
- Boys Tennis: Easley 7 – LDHS 0… The Raider tennis team had its 2 match winning streak broken last Thursday as Easley took a 7-0 win at the Laurens City Park… A couple of the individual matches were close but the Raiders just could not quite pull one out… Click on the following for match details: 2013-03-14_LDHS-0_Easley-7
NOTE: LDHS – CHS baseball….The Laurens @ Clinton baseball games that were postponed yesterday due to weather have been partially rescheduled…. The varsity games is now slated for this Thursday at 6:00… JV is yet to be rescheduled.
- While no men’s basketball team made it into the NCAA Men’s basketball Championship field one of the women’s teams did make it to the women’s “Big Show” and that is the Gamecocks of the Univ. of South Carolina… Coach Dawn Staley and the team received a #4 seed in the Norfolk Regional… They will travel to Boulder, Colorado and take on #12 seed South Dakota State in a 4:10 pm (ET) contest this Saturday which will be televised on ESPN2… South Carolina finished 24-7 on the season and made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen last year..
Local Sports Schedule:
- JV/V Softball at Woodruff 5:00/7:00
- JV Baseball at Woodruff 6:00
- Tennis host Woodruff 4:30
- V. Baseball host Woodruff 6:00
- Soccer host Woodruff 5:30
- Boys Golf @ Easley 4:00
- Boys Tennis host Hillcrest @ Laurens City Courts 4:30
- Track team at Greenwood 5:00
- Girls & boys soccer host JL Mann 5:30 / 7:00
- Varsity baseball @ JL Mann 6:00
- Varsity softball host JL Mann 6:30 This game will be broadcast on Real radio 860 WLBG
- Softball @ Wardlaw 5:00
- Baseball @ Wardlaw 5:00
- Our next game broadcast from Laurens High School will be a softball game on today when the Lady Raiders take on the Lady Patriots of JL Mann in region action… Join me a few minutes before 6:30 PM live from the field for varsity action.… Remember that we do stream all local sporting events live on the internet at WLBG.com.
FYI / Community Interest:
- The Laurens YMCA will hold its 9th Annual Golf Tournament March 28, 2013 at lakeside Country Club.. This is one of the major fund raising events for the Y Scholarship Program. Last year alone the Y awarded just under $132,00 in scholarship.. This event is what helps to make this happen… For complete details see the posting in the Between the Lines section of Sports at wlbg.com or call the Y at 864-984-2626.
- Laurens YMCA Carolinas Metro Youth Baseball Clinic: The Laurens Y will be conducting the Carolinas Metro Youth Baseball Clinic Saturday March 30th, 2013 at Collyar Park. It will be a fun clinic that stresses the skills needed to make you the best player you can be.. One of the instructors will be Morris Madden of Laurens. For more information about the time, cost or other information, call the Laurens Y at 984-2626 or see the posting in the Between the Lines section at wlbg.com.
- The City of Laurens Parks & Recreation announces the registration period for the Intermediate Baseball League. The league is for ages 11-13. Players may not turn 14 before May 1st. Cost is $50 and includes a hat and Jersey. The league is structured more like High School ball, being played on a 50′/70′ dimension. Players can use big barrel bats and get lead offs on base. Registrations will end on March 30th with teams organizing after Spring Break. For more information on the league or to register please visit the Little River Park daily from 1-6 or Saturdays from 10-6. You can also call 681-7275 for information.
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10. A grave situation recently occurred in California when a mortuary buried the wrong Woman. Her Husband said that he just thought she had changed a lot.
9. A middle school student got in trouble at school for giving away money. She brought $20,000 of her neighbor’s money and gave it away $500 at a time.
8. Dog survives after eating 111 pennies. What was he thinking? Did he tell his buddies they tasted like chicken?
7. A psychic has decided that space aliens are much better at sex than earth men. Randy, have I showed you me new ET costume yet?
6. Levi’s has developed some new jeans made of recycled plastic water bottles. They have a tag that says made from Trash. Could you fill your pockets with water?
5. Workers at as local fast food restaurant called the police when an in toxicatred man passed out in his French fries.they might have believed him when he said he was just looking at them if he didn’t have one hanging out of his nose.
4. A new computer virus sends you an E-mail letting you know hundreds of dollars of pizza have been ordered on your credit card. When you click the cancel now button, a virus is installed on your browser letting someone see everything you do.
3. A Miami Teenager who was running from the Police asked a homeowner to help him hide out. The homeowner was a Miami detective. The teenager did get rest on the coach before he got taken to jail.
2. A 62 year old man was fired from his job after saving some children from a shark on an Australian Beach. The man was supposed to be on sick leave when his boss saw him on TV.
1. Judge Judy may be going back to court, but this time on the other side of the bench. A woman claims her husband sold the Judge some china for $50,000 that should have cost $500,000. Sound to me like the husband fired the first shot at that divorce.