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Johnson now highest-paid public official in county

The eighth time's a charm, it seems.

Following his eighth superintendent evaluation -- after which he received his eighth raise in eight years -- Greenwood School District 50 superintendent Darrell Jo ...

Duffel bag with cash leads to call to SLED

What was the "game-changer" that turned an internal accounting of missing reports into a request from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for a full-blown investigation?

According to Calhoun F ...

Duke Energy readies to hand out cash for waterways

Duke Energy recently announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund, designed to benefit waterways in North Carolina and South Carolina, including waterways downstream from Duke Energy o ...


Former state Sen. Drummond celebrates birthday

After 95 years on this earth, former state Sen. John Drummond can honestly say that he has lived a full life.

The World War II fighter pilot and prisoner of war, former donut shop operator, and owner ...


Galloway leads Calhoun Falls Police Department

CALHOUN FALLS -- A dare led to the town of Calhoun Falls' first black police chief.

There were a few events in the middle to be sure.

But John Galloway, 42, got his start in law enforcement, afte ...



Incompatible with human life.

That phrase is one of the first things Jodi and Stephen Shenal heard about their unborn daughter in mid-October 2010. With that one sentence, the excited nervousness of p ...

Women veterans honored at library

In the 52 years since Carol L. Scales first joined the US Navy as a nurse in 1962, she was never honored with a group of only women for her military service.

Until now.

Scales was honored along with 1 ...


Fujifilm hosts 14th JAKES Conservation Day

One child shouted "It's Bigfoot!" upon seeing a figure dressed head to toe in camouflage and covered in leaves emerge from the woods alongside Fujifilm's 1.9-mile nature trail.

But this is not the mak ...


SLED to look into Calhoun Falls' records

CALHOUN FALLS - A Lakelands municipality contacted South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate concerns about missing funds and accounting practices.

According to Calhoun Falls Mayor Johnni ...


Hillcrest's bruising rush stymies GHS

SIMPSONVILLE -- Fourteen minutes into the game against Hillcrest, Greenwood High was in control. The Eagles rode a stout rushing attack led by Roshun Jackson, whose two touchdowns gave the team a 13-0 ...


Calhoun Falls surely could use a break

October 01, 2014 04:00

If one were superstitious, one would have to think some sort of hex had been placed on the Abbeville County town of Calhoun Falls. It seems the town cannot get a break, even though some good people ha ...


Shaus medalist, leads Erskine to 2nd place

October 01, 2014 04:00

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Junior Krysta Schaus fired a low-round of 73 Tuesday to earn medalist honors and lead the Erskine women's golf team to a second-place finish in the King University Invitational at th ...

If the governor’s election were today, I would vote for:
  • Gov. Nikki Haley
  • Sen. Vincent Sheheen
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Homesteading Festival coming to Williamston

October 01, 2014 04:00

Those who shop the Uptown Market and attend the Homesteading Festival shouldn't be surprised to see some familiar faces in Williamston this weekend.

Among the more than 50 vendors at the Homesteading F ...