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Horsing around

Ninety Six High School special needs students received invaluable experience this fall through a partnership with Lander University's Bearcat Therapeutic Riding program.

The program, hosted by Lander's ...


'It's about love'

Oceanna Boyd sat late Saturday morning in a folding chair against the wall of the Brewer Community Complex Cafeteria in Greenwood and watched people eating and serving food. Boyd, 25, had company ...

Local utilities prepfor inclement weather

Weather forecasters seem to be in agreement -- a wet, cold winter will encompass the southeast.

Duke Energy's meteorology department presented its findings earlier this month during the utility provide ...

Cooley resigns as Abbeville County director

Abbeville County Council held a rare Saturday meeting to unanimously accept the resignation of Bruce Cooley as county director.

The resignation was effective immediately and dated Friday.

The special-ca ...


Man arrested on animal cruelty charges

A donkey taken from a McCormick County farm in poor condition earlier this week died Friday while being cared for at Big Oaks Rescue Farm in Greenwood.

The animal was one of several the McCormick Polic ...

Fowler to join Spearman's transition team

Greenwood County School District 51 administrator Julie Fowler has been named to State Superintendent of Education-elect Molly Spearman's transition team leadership.

District 51's assistant superintend ...


ESL students learn about holiday foods

Maria Villa was eager to show off Wednesday morning the arepas con queso and arepas de choclo she made to show what people in her native Colombia eat at Christmas and throughout the year.

"In Colo ...


Scott: education and staying positive the keys to success

McCORMICK --U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., heard about the achievements of McCormick High School's students and had to learn about them for himself.

Scott, the highest member of the federal government to ...

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A military approach to public education?

December 21, 2014 03:00

What's best for public education? We're beginning to think public schools should be run a bit like the military.

It is hardly a new concept that Sen. Wes Hayes, R-Rock Hill, offered earlier this week w ...


South Carolina wins Shrine Bowl

December 21, 2014 03:00

SPARTANBURG -- It's the hat trick for South Carolina.

Holding a narrow lead, the Sandlappers scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to pull out a 21-12 victory against North Carolina in the 78t ...

This Christmas, what I spent on gifts:
  • Was more than last year
  • Was less than last year
  • Was the same as last year
  • I don’t buy gifts

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Let's go to the movies

December 21, 2014 03:00

While there are many reasons to love the Christmas holidays, things tend to get a little crazy sometimes.

There are boxes and wrapping paper and ribbons and all of that stuff lying around on the floor, ...

December 21, 2014 03:00