Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

TOWNVILLE — A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.



Greenwood man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

A Greenwood man could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

David Paul Fuller, 55, of Greenwood pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Anderson, a ...


Fire on Sumter Street displaces two

Jimmy Morton was outside of his residence when his neighbor approached him Wednesday to tell Morton his house was on fire.

"I was in there before and I didn't even know it was on fire until he told me, ...


Clinton man faces burglary charge

Paul Stephen Romines, 53, of 3302 Apple Orchard Road, Clinton was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny.

Laurens County deputies went to a Hanks Road residence in L ...


Adult spelling bee raises money for charity


The word sent a shock wave of groans and laughter through the gym of Emerald High School, where 49 teams from organizations across Greenwood County gathered for the second Friends of the ...

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Abbeville mayor discusses picks with Lakelands Football Show

Abbeville mayor Sarah Sherwood brushed up on her high school football and visited the Index-Journal as Week 5's special guest to give her pigskin prognostications. Find out if the IJ sports staff agre ...

Lander takes second at Cougar Invitational

Michal Pospisil defeated Point's Francisco Oliveira on the ninth sudden-death hole to medal as the Lander golf team finished second out of 14 teams Tuesday in the two-day, three-round Cougar Invitatio ...

GHS tennis postponed, looking to get better

Greenwood's girls' tennis team got three games in Tuesday against Laurens but the rest will be made up Oct. 13 because of inclement weather.

The Eagles won their first game, something they've done all ...

Abbeville squeaks past Ninety Six

NINETY SIX-- Lights flickered and thunder cracked, barely heard over the raucous crowd in Ninety Six's gym as the Wildcats exchanged leads with the Abbeville Panthers. The fifth set stood tied at 7-7, ...

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