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Black Friday Eve: Lakelands shoppers hit stores a day early

Better known as Thanksgiving Day, the day before Black Friday is becoming the new bargain shopping kickoff.

On Thursday evening, some major retailers in Greenwood opened doors to shoppers with Black Fr ...


When a community comes together

A free meal is a wonderful thing, particularly on a day that is filled to brim with turkey, gravy, dressing, cranberry sauce, vegetables, desserts and on and on.

The Thanksgiving meal could be somethin ...

Promote Small Business Saturday

A variety of Lakelands businesses are preparing for Small Business Saturday, an annual economic celebration of local businesses tying into the opening weekend of holiday shopping.

The Abbeville Merchan ...

Pre-exisiting legislation could address ruling

State legislators may not have to look far to address the Nov. 12 state Supreme Court decision on Abbeville County School District et al. v. The State of South Carolinathat ruled in favor of poor, rur ...


Meals on Wheels volunteers are thankful to serve

A hot meal, a delivery service, a minor repair or a kind word.

There's little things in life that have quick potential to be overlooked -- forgotten in the essence of needing, wanting more.

On a day mis ...


Greenwood woman arrested for ill treatment of dog

Kristen Rose Haralson, 26, of 520 W. Deadfall Road in Greenwood, reported Tuesday to the Greenwood County Detention Center after warrants were obtained last week for her arrest. Haralson was arre ...

Sheriffs: Avoiding a Ferguson incident here

Lakelands legal watchers and law enforcement personnel said Tuesday they hope what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, does not happen here.

Townes Jones, a former South Carolina 8th Judicial Circuit solic ...

Approved: New bonds issued for 2014 by CPW

Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works approved a resolution Tuesday morning, issuing bonds for 2014 for $6.2 million and refunding a 2003 bond.

The 2003 bond was refunded at $2 million with a 2.2 per ...


Piedmont Tech's criminal addition

With a firearm training simulator, a driving simulator, a crime-scene reconstruction program, and several forensic computer programs in its criminal justice lab, Piedmont Technical College's criminal ...

Council closes airport

CALHOUN FALLS --After presentations and discussion from community leaders and residents, Calhoun Falls Town Council unanimously voted to close the Hester Memorial Airport in order to reopen as a priva ...

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On holiday shoppers, hate speak, football

November 28, 2014 03:00

If you are reading this and it's morning, chances are you are not among the folks who headed out in the wee hours of the day for Black Friday shopping. And hey, we get it. Some people absolutely thriv ...

Regarding the grand jury’s decision in the Ferguson, Mo. case:
  • - The system worked.
  • - The system failed.
  • - I can’t pass judgment.

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Arbor Day is tree-planting time

November 28, 2014 03:00

Most South Carolinians probably don't realize that we celebrate Arbor Day on the first Friday in December in our state. This year's date is Dec. 5. Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that ...

November 26, 2014 03:00