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Scott: education and staying positive the keys to success

McCORMICK --U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., heard about the achievements of McCormick High School's students and had to learn about them for himself.

Scott, the highest member of the federal government to ...

Angel Tree gifts to help 400-plus families

Santa's elves at the North Pole have nothing on The Salvation Army volunteers who helped distribute Angel Tree presents to Greenwood families Thursday morning. There was plenty of hustle and bustle at ...

McCormick County Council agrees to infrastructure grants

County Administrator Columbus Stephens' signature released more than $270,000 in grant funds from two public utility providers Tuesday as McCormick County Council authorized him to sign contracts with ...

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 ...

Community Calendar

On demolition, grants, animals and budgets

December 19, 2014 03:00

That didn't take too long, did it? Well, actually it did.

Greenwood County's civic center has been shuttered since late 2009 and County Council left the matter alone for a good while. But as the saying ...



December 19, 2014 03:00

Entering the season, Lander University men's basketball coach Jeff Burkhamer was not sure how good his team would be. The Bearcats lost five of their top players from last year and had limited experie ...

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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Are all your shrubs green meatballs?

December 19, 2014 03:00

As winter settles into the Lakelands, our evergreen shrubs and trees stand out in the landscape. As winter progresses, many evergreen plants turn into small, medium and large round, green meatballs af ...