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home : news : lakelands & beyond October 15, 2018

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ID Theft, Fraud & Scams Workshop Nov. 6 in Abbeville

The South Carolina Bar Association is providing free legal workshops which offer valuable  information to seniors and their caregivers, including one in Abbeville, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The workshop will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the Center Street Cafe, 201 Center St., Abbeville. Attorney Marti Phillips will discuss ID Theft, Fraud and Scams.

The clinic will consist of a 30-45 minute lecture, followed by an open question-and-answer period.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Man charged with breaking into bank, theft from motor vehicle
Reginald Wade Mayers, 24, of 2804 Milne Avenue in Newberry was charged this morning with entering a bank with intent to steal and breaking into a motor vehicle.
At approximately 2:28 a.m., officers from the Newberry Police Department, Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and SC Highway Patrol responded to J.F. Hawkins Nursing home at 1330 Kinard Street in reference to suspicious activity. The complainant from the nursing home observed a black male in light colored pants walking around cars in the parking lot. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fatal motorcycle wreck in Ware Shoals
A motorcycle accident occurred on Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 around 7 p.m. on Hwy 76 near James Elledge Road in Ware Shoals, SC.

According to the SCHP, a motorcycle was traveling East on Hwy 76 when a pick up truck traveling west attempted to turn left onto James Elledge Road.  The motorcyle struck the pickup and the rider was thrown from the bike.

Michael Tollison, 43 died at the scene from blunt force trauma according to the Laurens County Coroner Office.

According to the SCHP, Tollison was wearing a helmet.  The driver of the pickup and one of the three passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Takes Steps to Assist Local Governments with Mosquito Abatement
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis requesting the transfer of $4 million from the Unclaimed Property Account to the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) to help with mosquito abatement services in areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Caterpillar locating new operations in Greenwood County
Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, will locate a casting facility in Greenwood County. The company’s $13.5 million investment is projected to create 85 new jobs.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Epic Bike Trek to Raise Scholarship Funds Stops at PTC Newberry Campus
Under nearly flawless blue skies, SC Technical College System President Dr. Tim Hardee cruised across the finish line at Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry Campus on Oct. 1. Followed by his wife and riding companion, Tammy, Hardee completed the fifth section of a 16-leg, 800-mile journey to raise money for student scholarships as part of the System’s Tour de Tech initiative.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Newberry Police Department searching for subject in attempted murder case
The Newberry Police Department is currently searching for Keante Lasoun Donaldson, 22, of 200 Woodberry Road in Columbia for outstanding warrants, charging him for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

On Sunday, September 9, officers with the Newberry Police Department were dispatched to Newberry County Memorial Hospital at approximately 7:45 p.m. in reference to a victim who had sustained a gunshot wound.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ninety Six man arrested for attempted murder
On Sept 28, 2018 Greenwood County Sheriff responded Kinard Road in Ninety Six after receiving a complaint of a suspect hitting someone's car and shooting it.

According to the police report, the victim followed her boyfriend who was in a seperate vehicle down to a residence on Kinard Road.  The victim said she went to turn her car around in a driveway and that's when the suspect rammed her vehicle twice and then the suspect got out and shot at her.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ware Shoals man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with minor

Ware Shoals Police arrested a man after receiving information that he had inappropriately touched two underage females.

Harold Joseph Morse, 32 of 10N Greenwood Ave, Ware Shoals SC was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Prosperity man arrested for multiple armed robberies
Terrell Lee Burris Jr., 29, of 228 Hawley Creek Road in Prosperity has been charged with three counts of armed robbery, three counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime and one count of attempted armed robbery. 

Officers from the Newberry Police Department were in the vicinity of the BB&T at 1724 Wilson Road conducting surveillance due to an ongoing string of armed robberies that had occurred over the past two weeks at the ATM. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Abbeville Area Medical Center contributes to the Abbeville Promise
Paul Crawford, Secretary of the Abbeville Area Medical Center (AAMC) Board of Trustees, Harold Campbell, Chairman of the AAMC Board of Trustees, and Howard “Dean” Turner, CEO of the AAMC presented a check for $30,000 to Abbeville Promise Campaign Coordinator Lee Logan.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Gamecocks to see new, improved stadium in 2020
Following Board of Trustee approval, University of South Carolina Athletics is excited to announce that it will be pursuing state approval for $21 million in improvements to Williams-Brice Stadium with a target for completion before the 2020 season. Much of the project is focused on repurposing the areas in the stadium vacated by the football program’s move to the Cyndi and Kenneth Long Family Football Operations Center.  
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Abbeville Sheriff warns of property tax scam

The Abbeville Sheriff wants the public to be aware of a scam going around indicating that your property may be seized for tax reasons.  According to the Sheriff, you may receive such a letter through the postal service.  Please be aware and take a look at the picture of the displayed letter. 

If you receive one similar to this the Sheriff ask for you not to respond.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating as to the origin of such letters.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Solicitor seeks death penalty for accused child molester, murderer

8th Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo along with Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds filed official notice of their intent to seek the death penalty against William Ryan Looper for the murder of 2-year-old Brantley Justin Smith.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Abbeville rapist sentenced to 25 years in prison

An Abbeville man will spend the next 25 years in prison after being convicted Thursday afternoon of a violent 2017 sexual assault, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday.

Lawrence Alando Postell, 35, was found guilty by an Abbeville County jury of first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree assault and battery, and kidnapping following a three-day trial at the Abbeville County Courthouse. The jury deliberated about two hours before returning the guilty verdicts.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces 2018 Governor's Opioid Summit

As part of South Carolina’s continued efforts in combatting the opioid epidemic, healthcare professionals, state and local agencies, concerned citizens and law enforcement will once again come together for the S.C. Governor’s Opioid Summit, which will be held tomorrow, September 6 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

SCDPS honors fallen Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr

Columbia, SC - The SC Department of Public Safety today held a highway dedication in honor of fallen Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr. who lost his life in the line-of-duty on October 24, 2017, in Greenville County. The ceremony was held at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville.

SCDPS was joined by the Rebman family and friends, Sen. Karl Allen, District 7/Greenville County, Senator Ross Turner, District 8/Greenville County and law enforcement and first responders.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

JTEKT North America expands Greenville County headquarters

GREENVILLE, S.C. – September 5, 2018 – JTEKT North America (JTEKT), a subsidiary of global automotive and industrial supplier JTEKT Corporation, has completed a $5.8 million expansion of its headquarters on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The expansion project began in 2017 to accommodate the new jobs JTEKT has and will continue to create in Greenville, totaling 100 positions, all of which will be filled by 2020.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WCTEL Sponsors Due West Robotics Club
The Due West Robotics club recently met employees at the WCTEL Abbeville office and presented their projects from the previous seasons and their plans for the upcoming season. 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Erskine Bringing Back Football for 2020 Season

DUE WEST, SC - Erskine College announced Friday afternoon the reinstatement of intercollegiate football to the campus effective immediately. The program was discontinued after the 1951 season. 


Friday, August 24, 2018

Auction to Raise Funds for SC Charities
Laurens, SC – U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-District 3) announced the names of the two charities that will benefit from the charity auction held at his 8th Annual Faith & Freedom BBQ at 6pm on Monday, August 27th at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center in Anderson, SC.  
Friday, August 24, 2018

Former Laurens Detention Officer arrested for sexual misconduct with inmate
On today’s date the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has charged Stephanie Nelson with First Degree Sexual Misconduct with an Inmate. 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Newberry Police Department receives donation for bulletproof vests
The Newberry Police Department received a donation check in the amount $1,100.00 on Monday from Janice Meeks on behalf of the Reedy River Association allowing them to purchase more equipment for their officers.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Laurens County Shrine Club Presents Check to Shriners Hospitals

The Laurens County Shrine Club recently presented a check for $35,936.90 to the Greenville Shriners Hospital.  The check presented was from the money raised by the Laurens County Shrine Club's 37th Annual Race to benefit Shriners Hospitals for burned and crippled children.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Letter from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone to the Faithful of the Diocese of Charleston

(CHARLESTON, SC) - Below is a letter from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone to the people of the Diocese of Charleston, which encompasses the entire state of South Carolina. In it, he addresses the failures of the Church to appropriately respond to allegations of child sexual abuse.


Monday, August 20, 2018

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