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home : news : lakelands January 24, 2015

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McCravy, Newlon & Sturkie Law Firm, P.A. marks 20th Anniversary with updated logo and new interactive website

This is an anniversary year for McCravy, Newlon & Sturkie Law Firm and what better way to celebrate than with an updated logo and website. John McCravy III along with his partners, Jon Newlon, Jason Sturkie and Brad Smith, are proud to introduce their clients and the public to their more vibrant new look and interactive website -

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One killed in Abbeville County crash
One man was killed Saturday in a crash involving three vehicles near Ware Shoals.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Receiving a promotion as an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard is a big deal, especially being promoted to the rank of major. The ceremony where the soldier is officially granted the new rank is also a big deal and is often done in Columbia. For Ninety Six native Michael Morris, however, the promotion to Major went far beyond being about him and his promotion. So he decided to honor his grandmother as part of the ceremony.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

GGC Foundation receives gift from Duke Energy Foundation

Theo Lane, District Manager for Government and Community Relations with Duke Energy in Greenwood, presented the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation with a $25,000 grant to support the Center’s educational initiatives, including the Gene Machine Mobile Science Lab and the annual summer science teachers’ course.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

One killed in single vehicle crash

A Laurens County woman was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ninety Six woman facing array of charges

A Ninety Six woman is facing a number of charges after she allegedly busted a window and injured a 10-month-old baby.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Pollard Promoted to Associate Director at Greenwood Genetic Center

Greenwood, SC – Laura Pollard, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Director of the Greenwood Genetic Center’s Biochemical Genetics Laboratory.  Dr. Pollard earned a doctorate in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She completed fellowships in Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics at GGC prior to joining the faculty in 2011.

Monday, January 5, 2015

CDC releases information for schools & childcare providers concerning seasonal flu

Educators and staff can help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds, enterovirus D68 and influenza (flu). On this page, you will find information on preventing the flu as well as materials and tools for schools.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Mother, boyfriend charged in child's death

A Newberry County mother and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of a 3-year-old child.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LCSO investigating death

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death at a home on Barrel Stave Road Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Beware of calls from a fake "Warrant Officer"
The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has received several inquires about phone calls received by citizens in the Greenwood area referencing a person identifying themselves as a Warrant Officer with the Boiling Springs Police Dept.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ware Shoals man facing indecent exposure charge

A Ware Shoals man is facing a charge of indecent exposure after authorities say he was masturbating in his yard.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Standoff ends peacefully

A standoff with a fugitive that lasted more than four hours in Newberry County ended peacefully Friday afternoon.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ware Shoals teen facing array of charges

A Ware Shoals teen is facing a number of charges after he allegedly assaulted his wife and young child.

Friday, December 19, 2014

CenturyLink announces new leadership roles in South Carolina

GREENWOOD, S.C. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has implemented a new four-region structure within the U.S., and has named Kevin McCarter president of its east region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.

Friday, December 19, 2014

LCSO investigating discovery of dead horses

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident in which authorities discovered dead and malnourished horses at a property in Waterloo.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Reinicke Athens, Inc. Establishing Operations In Laurens County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Reinicke Athens, Inc. (RAI), a Georgia-based leading industrial contractor, is investing $4.5 million to establish manufacturing operations in Laurens County. The investment is expected to create 30 new jobs over the next three to five years.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 250 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Self Regional Healthcare Announces $268,770 In Community Grants

Santa Claus came a little early to five local nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Area Lions Hold 67th Annual Christmas Banquet at John de la Howe School

For the 67th straight holiday season, members of area Lions Clubs gathered at John de la Howe School Dec. 11 to assure students there of a merry Christmas. Members of the Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Due West and McCormick Lions Clubs hosted their annual Christmas banquet on the John de la Howe campus and followed their long tradition of “passing the bucket.”

Sunday, December 14, 2014

SOBER OR SLAMMER! DUI Enforcement Blitz begins in advance of Holiday Season

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz today to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. SCDPS teamed up with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, holding the news conference at the Detention Center.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Local produced film focuses on consequences of driving while intoxicated
Over the past year, the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, the Laurens County Prevention Coalition, Sliced Tomato Productions, and numerous private donors have joined together to produce a short film showcasing the dangers choosing to drink and drive.

This true to life short film documents the personal tragedies that unfortunately can occur in the blink of an eye.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ware Shoals teen charged with selling meth

A Ware Shoals teen was arrested Tuesday after agents with the Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit say he sold meth to a confidential informant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas For Kids benefits from Mount Olive Christmas Parade
The Mount Olive Christmas parade started as a small family project to entertain an elderly grandfather twelve years ago and has now grown into one of the most popular and well attended annual holiday events in Laurens County. 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Police: Three charged in connection with fight over woman

Three people have been charged in connection with a fight that occurred last month which police say started over a woman.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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