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Three members of Laurens family killed in head-on collision in York County

Three members of a Laurens family were killed just before 10pm on Saturday night after a head-on collision in McConnells, just outside of Rock Hill.

Piedmont Tech’s dual enrollment program opens door for Clinton High graduate

Austin Francis is looking toward the future and a successful career that will last. For the 2017 Clinton High School graduate, the dual enrollment classes he took from Piedmont Technical College were the first steps to that future.

For the first time in 80 years, The Citadel fans make their way to Clinton

Once upon a time, Tom T. Hall wrote a song in which he mentioned a fellow in a bar “who claimed he was a veteran of the Falkland Islands War.” It was only slightly more likely for The Citadel to be playing football in Clinton on Saturday.

Gov. McMaster, state officials give update on Hurricane Irma

Governor Henry McMaster held a media briefing on Saturday with state emergency response officials to provide an update on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Carolina and the progress of evacuation efforts.

SATURDAY TEAM SC NUMBERS:

44,457 affected by the evacuation in barrier islands:

532 in Edisto Beach,

468 on Dafuskie Island

743 on Fripp Island

105 Harbor Island

168 Hunting Island

42,000 Hilton Head Island

409 Knowles Island 

32 Tullifiny Island

1349 National Guardsmen on duty

1696 Troopers and local law enforcement on duty

107 State Guardsmen on duty

264 SLED, PPP, DNR Agents on duty

TRAFFIC: Traffic along our interstates 95 and 26 is moving along with no significant congestion. 

FUEL: Fuel is continuing to be delivered to stations from terminals in Charleston, Augusta and Belton.  Branded gas stations (Exxon, BP etc) are not experiencing shortages because they have contracts with the major oil companies.  Independent non-branded stations purchase fuel on the “spot” market and are able to purchase what is left over – which is why some are experiencing shortages.

EVACUEES – Not only  are shelters opening for South Carolinians, officials are now preparing shelters to receive Floridians and Georgians – should they be needed.

SHELTERS OPEN

Colleton County

Colleton Middle School -1379 Tuskegee Airmen Drive Walterboro

Jasper County

Ridgeland High Junior and Elementary School - 250 Jaguar Trail – Ridgeland

Richland

Dent Middle School - 2721 Decker Blvd – Columbia

(Opening 9am tomorrow)

Beaufort County

Bluffton High School -12 H.C. McCracken Circle - Bluffton 

Battery Creek High - 1 Blue Dolphin Drive - Beaufort

SHELTERS ON STANDBY

Allendale

Fairfax Elementary School - 734 East 14th Street - Fairfax

Allendale Elementary School - 4561 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy – Allendale

Charleston 

North Charleston High School - 1087 East Montague Avenue - North Charleston  

Stall High School - 3625 Ashley Phosphate Road - North Charleston

Dorchester

Oakbrook Middle School  - 286 Old Fort Dr. - Ladson

Fort Dorchester High - 8500 Patriot Blvd - North Charleston

Dubose Middle -1005 Dubose School Rd - Summerville

Hampton

Hampton Elementary School - 505 S Hoover Street - Hampton

Estill High School - 1450 Columbia Hwy North – Estill

Orangeburg

Bethune Bowman Middle/High School - 4857 Charleston Hwy - Rowesville

Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School - 601 Bruin Parkway – Orangeburg

Williamsburg

Kingstree Senior High (East Campus)  - 615 MLK Jr. Ave - Kingstree

DAMS: DHEC has inspected 51 dams in the state and identified 8 that they will monitor and follow up on when the rains begin.

HOTELS: Hotel rooms are available in Myrtle Beach.  They is also availability in the Upstate.

High-speed chase lands Gray Court man in jail

A Laurens County man was arrested on Friday evening after a high-speed chase near Laurens Academy.

Former LDHS football player killed in Simpsonville crash

A former football player and 2016 graduate of Laurens District High School was killed in a deadly crash in Simpsonville on Friday morning.

Fountain Inn opening emergency shelter on Monday

The City of Fountain Inn will be opening the Activity Center as an emergency shelter on Monday, September 11 at noon.

CHS trends up, LDHS trends down on annual ACT Readiness Report

ACT released its annual Condition of College and Career Readiness Report for the Class of 2017 on Thursday. South Carolina’s 50,936 high school graduates showed across the board improvements during the state’s second year of 100 percent participation in the college entrance assessment.

Local government officials preparing for Hurricane Irma

City of Clinton, City of Laurens and Laurens County personnel, along with the American Red Cross, are actively monitoring Hurricane Irma as well as participating in state and local emergency management preparations.