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Hugs all around

After being given a quiet, comfortable place to finish writing a poem, a Ninety Six High School student did not leave Mary Alice Lindsey's classroom before giving the school's Spanish teacher a big hu ...

State senators weigh in on batterers' gun rights

New legislation was pre-filed in the South Carolina Senate earlier this month for the 2015 agenda, which calls for domestic violence reform with a new tiered system of penalties and the barring of cri ...

Abbeville woman killed Sunday in single-car accident

South Carolina Highway Patrol and Abbeville County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate a single-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Jets Landing Road east of Secession Lake.

Abbeville County Coroner R ...


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 ...

Community Calendar

Kindess, generosity have lasting effect

December 22, 2014 03:00

If you find yourself having a case of the holiday blues, we urge you to track down the CBS News report on this year's Secret Santa.

You might recall the original Secret Santa, Larry Stewart, a Kansas C ...


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, ...