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Project changes lives, community

Some traveled just across town. Others traveled for more than 20 hours to be here and help with home repairs.

All have spent the week helping local people as part of Together We Impact Greenwood, or TW ...


Ninety Six kicks off holiday weekend

 NINETY SIX -- Averie Pollard was ready for her first Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The 9-month-old daughter of Matthew and Lacey Pollard of Ninety Six wore on Friday a special red, white a ...

Bigger, Better, Brighter

Before the money is tallied on the hospitality tax side, evidence is present showing another successful year for Greenwood's Symetra Tour golf tournament.

Held this past spring in its second year, the ...


Confederate debate

Ten small Confederate flags line the road in the yards of Vernon Murray and Ricky Cheek in Ninety Six.

"Those flags are not hate flags. They are not rebel flags. They were put up in honor of our Confed ...


Heritage or hate?

Once hidden in the charm of Louisiana bayous, Virginia vineyards and Spanish moss stretched down South Carolina's coast, the South has risen again to national spotlight.

"People have viewed the America ...

State files motion to dismiss

As the Confederate battle flag debate heats up across the state and country, another challenge to South Carolina's Heritage Act awaits a judge.

The state filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought aga ...

Freedom comes with a cost for some

For many, the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate and gawk at erupting fireworks, but for a select few the booming light shows and loud noises can trigger nightmarish images.

According to the United S ...

Group learns status of shooting

A Greenville organization announced early Thursday its intent to have a press conference later in the day in front of the Greenwood Police Department regarding the 2013 death of Columbia teenager Mali ...

Tips offered for dealing with firework injuries

Although the potential aftermath of playing with firecrackers can include injuries, some people think they must answer the call to light up the night sky on Independence Day.

If the burn or wound is mo ...

E. coli source might never be known

The source of the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli that affected 14 people in May and June in Greenwood County could have been spread person-to-person but the source might never be fully traced, accordin ...

Community Calendar

On saving bank and US jobs

July 04, 2015 04:00

The U.S. Export-Import Bank closed its doors June 30 after Congress failed to extend its charter. If it stays closed it will be bad news for American export firms that compete with their foreign count ...


Calvert hired as head coach for Ware Shoals baseball

July 03, 2015 22:16

Ware Shoals High School has pegged its next baseball coach.

Brent Calvert, a Greenwood High teacher and 1986 Ware Shoal graduate, will being taking over for Troy Cole.

Calvert's hiring was approved by ...

Should Donald Trump drop his presidential campaign because of his remarks about Mexicans?
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The better angels

July 04, 2015 04:00

Two hundred and thirty-nine years ago today our founding fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence. In doing so these brave men were, to quote a line from the popular movie "American Treasure," ...