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Council evaluates county director, no action taken

ABBEVILLE --Abbeville County Council met Wednesday night in a special-called meeting to discuss the performance evaluations of County Director Bruce Cooley.

Council had a closed-door session -- also kn ...


Greenwood man arrested on felony DUI charge

Adam Martyn Rowell, 26, of 171 Meadowview Lane in Greenwood was arrested Tuesday by the South Carolina Highway Patrol on charges of felony driving under the influence and open container in connection ...


Hard work pays off, Lewis signs to play for USC

It took three long years, but Marquavius Lewis is finally a Division I football player.

Lewis, a 2012 graduate of Greenwood High School, has spent his last two years terrorizing junior college quarter ...

Calling all volunteers

Men and women 30 to 50 years old make great volunteer firefighters, according to Plum Branch Volunteer Fire Department Chief Henry Jones.

In the fifth installment of McCormick County Council's fire dis ...


'This is bad'

Big Oaks Rescue Farm of Greenwood has rescued more than 20 animals this week in two separate incidents of animal neglect in two different counties. 

From Laurens County, Big Oaks Rescue Farm owne ...

Bid approved for Civic Center demolition

Demolition nears as Greenwood County Council unanimously approved a bid and appropriation of funds on Tuesday evening to tear down Greenwood Civic Center.

With County Council Chairman Mark Allison abse ...

District 50 board updated on new assessments overhaul

With holiday break just a few days away, assessment season for area schools is right around the corner.

This spring, many students will face new assessments mandated in the 2014 state legislative sessi ...


Mayor plans to change war memorial plaques

When he first came into office nearly six years ago, Mayor Welborn Adams took notice of the names of Greenwood's fallen heroes on the war memorial in Uptown in front of 332 Main Street -- white and co ...

SRH awards $268,770 in grants

Self Regional Healthcare has awarded $268,700 to five local nonprofits in its latest round of community improvement grants. 

The grants have been awarded by the hospital's recently renamed Commun ...


Modern medicine

Obstetrics and gynecology physicians and perinatal nurses from Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood and Laurens County Memorial Hospital received hands-on training last week for vaginal birth situati ...

Community Calendar

Let's rebuild faith in judicial system

December 18, 2014 03:00

OK, everybody who is reading this and who has absolute faith in the justice system as it plays out in South Carolina, raise your hands.

Oh my. We see way too many hands in the air. OK, now go back to W ...


Emerald shuts out overmatched Blue Ridge

December 18, 2014 10:16

Facing a Blue Ridge team with just five wrestlers, the Emerald High School wrestling team demolished Blue Ridge 84-0 on Wednesday. In the five matches not decided by forfeit, the Vikings won by pin in ...

My Christmas shopping consists of:
  • Getting it all done on Black Friday.
  • Getting it all done on Cyber Monday.
  • A combination of the above.
  • Shopping throughout the year.
  • I don't buy Christmas gifts.

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Another chance at fruit cake

December 17, 2014 03:00

My mother may not have had the chiseled body of Madonna, but man o' man, in her prime, she had a forearm like Popeye. She had to in order to tackle her yearly holiday cakes.

This Christmas, the first w ...