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Brush fire burns 25 acres of tree farm on Callison Highway

Flames flickered Monday in the low brush of the pine tree farm at 2600 Callison Highway as smoke hung in the air for miles.

The 25-acre brush fire was called in at about 4 p.m., but Greenwood County F ...

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At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in gene ...

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Church fire remains under investigation

Investigators are still looking into what started the fire that torched the old Laurel Hill Baptist Church building in Waterloo.

Patrick Kendall Sullivan, 31, and Timothy William Pyle, 34, both of Lau ...

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WCTEL customer targeted by telephone scam

A customer of the West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative was targeted by a telephone scam Friday.

A person posing as a WCTEL representative contacted the customer and said they were behind on their ...

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Greenwood man faces drug charges

Thomas Terry Adkins III, 45, of 205 North Hills Road, Greenwood was arrested Friday and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana, driving under s ...


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South Carolina lands big LB recruit

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp landed one of his most highly acclaimed commitments Sunday night in linebacker Sherrod Greene (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Green, an invite ...

Florence squeezes past Post 20 at state tournament

Florence Post 1, looking for its third American Legion baseball state title in five years, is within a victory of being the last undefeated team in the 8-team state tournament.

Getting to that point d ...

Fast start propels Post 20 to opening win

SUMTER -- All of the offense that Sumter found in its bats in its two series in the American Legion baseball state playoffs disappeared in the opening game of the state tournament on Saturday. The P-1 ...

Olympian, NWTF partner to promote shooting sports

Wildlife conservation and introducing youth to shooting sports are of significant importance to both the National Wild Turkey Federation and Vincent Hancock, the first-ever back-to-back Olympic gold m ...

YMCA camp encourages experiences in nature

Zach Robertson mined for crystals at Diamond Hill Mine, and Dillan Lee kayaked across Lake Greenwood. 

Those were just two of several events campers took part in this week during the Greenwood YM ...

Legendary Abbeville mentor Botts elected to Hall of Fame

Dennis Botts' name is emblazoned across the scoreboard of Abbeville High School's Hite Stadium, declaring the football field as his field. Before every home game, every player and coach rubs a gold he ...

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