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The king is back times two.

As jumpers parachuted Saturday into the middle of a large crowd gathered at the Greenwood County Airport, two Elvis Presley impersonators tried to join the high-flying group ...

While I breathe, I hope

The world is watching South Carolina right now.

You know that. I do, too.

The national media is watching. So, too is the international media, for that matter. My wife was in Canada on business last we ...


Residents raise battle flag to honor ancestors

Just as in 2000 when a Confederate battle flag was lowered from the Statehouse dome with another raised shortly after on a memorial in front of the Statehouse, three Abbeville residents raised a flag ...


Two doctors to take stage at this year's Blues Cruise

Is there a doctor in the house? There will be two on stage July 10, when Dr. Robert Gardiner and Doktu Rhute Muuzic (also known as Doctor Root) join two other musicians to perform their blend of Chica ...


Butler striving for an MMA career

Aspen Butler stood just off the wrestling mat, sliding his gloves on for the day's routine.

A flurry of jab combos strung together a cadence that rang through Carolina Combat Academy in Greenwood like ...


Vigil honors 9 slain at Charleston church

ABBEVILLE --Joining hands, they prayed.

Residents gathered Thursday in front of the Abbeville County Courthouse in downtown Abbeville to join in unity, fight hate with love and belittle violence in the ...


On-the-job experience

Di'Markus Sanders, Trae Coleman and Joseph Chaney are once again leading the Greenwood Post 20 Braves to wins this summer.

They are doing it a little differently, though.

Two years after the trio helped ...

City drafts first-ever strategic business plan

ABBEVILLE --With an eye on the future and the next fiscal year, a plan has come at the opportune moment.

A first for Abbeville, City Manager David McCuen presented the city's first strategic business p ...

Community Calendar

Charleston's tragedy is nation's wound

June 30, 2015 04:00

In the wake of the murders at a Charleston church, details are sinking in -- and with them, the recognition that racism lives, breathes and festers, even as we dream that it is a thing of the past.

A m ...


Rooney helping Cambridge build varsity teams

June 30, 2015 04:00

Robert Rooney spent the past 16 years with Farm Bureau Insurance, but he always had a notion to coach.

So when a recent period in which he was switching companies came about and the monotony of his dai ...

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Open mouth, insert... jinx!

June 30, 2015 04:00

It has happened so many times that you would think by now I'd have learned my lesson. However, I seem to willingly become a magnet for becoming jinxed.

But only when I open my mouth.

"Gosh," I'll think, ...