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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 AM
Everyone has gut feelings about the community they call home. Kathleen Brady, head of planning, institutional research and metropolitan studies for the University of South Carolina Upstate, made a living turning feelings into numbers for communities.
Brady presented the findings for the Greenwood Community Indicators Project on Monday to a vast array of representatives from nonprofits, businesses and governments, including Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams, Greenwood County Manager Toby Chappell, County Councilman Steve Brown, District 50 and 51 superintendents Darrell Johnson and Fay Sprouse.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Everyone has gut feelings about the community they call home. Kathleen Brady, head of planning, institutional research and metropolitan studies for the University of South Carolina Upstate, made a living turning feelings into numbers for communities.
    Brady presented the findings for the Greenwood Community Indicators Project on Monday to a vast array of representatives from nonprofits, businesses and governments, including Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams, Greenwood County Manager Toby Chappell, County Councilman Steve Brown, District 50 and 51 superintendents Darrell Johnson and Fay Sprouse. 

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Three representatives from Eaton Corp. presented Greenwood School District 50 a check for $30,000 at the district’s board meeting Monday.
    The check was one of Eaton’s charitable contributions and was given to support the district’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math School (STEMS), according to Alex Merritt, one of the representatives and human resources manager at the Eaton electrical plant. 

  • City doles out funds to local groups
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    All but one Greenwood organization received all it asked for from the Greenwood City Council on Monday evening.
    Council voted 6-0 to approve the recommendation from the accommodations tax committee on the allotment of $59,257.01 available funds. Councilwoman Niki Hutto was absent. 

  • Back in service
    Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    In a dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon, Caboose No. 5759 officially returned home fully restored since commissioned in 1963.
    The caboose primary served the line between Richmond and Birmingham, staffed by an Abbeville crew during its first five years. 

  • A double life
    Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    For many, excelling in two different careers simultaneously would be a juggling act, one in which the balls or pins we were throwing would crash to the floor in a din within seconds.
    For Wally Hall, director of special projects in Greenwood School District 52 and a colonel and deputy commander of the National Guard’s 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, however, such success seems to have come naturally through hard work, setting priorities and taking assignments in stride. 

  • Volunteers storm dog park, work towards opening
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:42 PM

    Where some see trees, dirt, stumps, weeds, sticks, others see a playground, a dog park, nature.

     

  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:38 PM

    Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams knows the city has a critical gap in housing for a crucial demographic.

     

  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:35 AM

    ABBEVILLE -- In an old Blackstone Inner Tube box are letters.

     

  • Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 PM
    A man was knocked out of his wheelchair and onto the floor in a struggle that erupted over a beer, according to a Greenwood City Police Department incident report. 

  • Two arrested in meth lab bust
    Friday, September 12, 2014 5:43 PM
    Another meth lab was found in Greenwood County early Friday afternoon. 

  • Ballentine automobile sales fuel more than local economy
    Friday, September 12, 2014 12:17 AM
    In its fourth year, Ballentine Ford selected 11 charities to receive donations, resulting directly from car sales.
    For each car sold in the month of August, $200 will be given to a local nonprofit, and the buyer gets to choose which of the 11 nonprofits the proceeds go toward. 

  • Remembering legacy of 9/11 first responders in Abbeville County
    Friday, September 12, 2014 12:08 AM
    ABBEVILLE -- There is the memory of the Twin Towers standing tall on New York’s skyline, wounded, smoke billowing.
    The North Tower’s re-enforced steel thrashed, then the South Tower, with millions of Americans watching on a day that will live in infamy for generations.
    Emergency responders, residents, vacationers, foreigners, street vendors, pets, covered in ash, dust and debris when both towers collapsed in less than two hours. 

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:50 PM
    Five years since first announcing the decision to sell Camp Star Fort as part of the council’s Long-Range Program and Property Plan, the sale was completed Tuesday. 

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:48 PM
    The Joint Legislative Committee will begin to screen candidates for college and university boards of trustees and is accepting letters of intent to qualify candidates for the following seats: 

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:46 PM

    What started as a simple traffic stop on Sept. 5 turned into a chase that led to a suspect being immobilized with a stun gun, an officer requiring oxygen and an arrest five days later near a creek in Laurens County.