Emerald High AVID students dress for success for program

Students dressed in professional attire walked the halls of Emerald High School Friday for the culmination of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program's Commit to Student Success We ...


Weeks named detention officer of the year

Sgt. Scott Weeks with the Laurens County Sheriff's Office was named 2016 Detention Officer of the Year at the S.C. Jail Administrators' Association annual conference and awards banquet Tuesday. Weeks ...


Suits and Salads trains women to pursue employment

Olivia Hartwell hasn't worked in four years.

She's looking to reenter the workforce after getting her bachelor's degree at Columbia College.

Hartwell was one of about 60 women at Piedmont Technical Co ...


Ninety Six's tourism director resigns

After four years as head of Ninety Six's tourism department, Jennifer Donlon stepped down Monday, and the town hasn't decided yet who will fill her shoes.

"I left Ninety Six because I work another part ...


Man faces charges of sex offender registry violation

Gary Lynn Trimnal, 51, is facing two sex offender registry violations.

Abbeville County deputies were conducting routine checks on registered sex offenders when they found that a man, who is a register ...

2016 College Football Picks Contest


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 ...

Emerald pitcher named USA Select 30 All-American

Brewer Middle School eighth-grader Lauralee Scott has had quite the summer.

She won a softball state championship and became an All-American.

Her South Carolina Firecrackers fastpitch travel softball te ...

EHS joins top golfers in weekend tournament

Since Emerald's ninth-place finish in last year's Class 3A state championship, the Vikings have broken team records, individual records and received an invite to a tournament that gathers the best hig ...

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