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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Imagine an aspiring model who enrolls in a class that teaches her poise. She enlists the help of professional makeup artists and beauticians. Additionally, she works with a professional photographer who works with other models.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:35 AM
    It is only Wednesday, but we know full well many of you are gearing up for the weekend. A long weekend. A last hurrah weekend as summer basically comes to an official close 

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Imagine an aspiring model who enrolls in a class that teaches her poise. She enlists the help of professional makeup artists and beauticians. Additionally, she works with a professional photographer who works with other models. 

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:45 AM

    Greenwood County Council ought not spend too much time donning pith helmets and creeping through the jungle on an expedition. Council would, in fact, be wise to move forward on implementing a hospitality tax. Really, there is little need for a great degree of exploration on the matter.


  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:36 AM
    Coco was a good dog. He was our family dog for 12 years. He was Kyle’s dog. He was Adam’s dog.
    We lost Coco, a Peekapoo, Monday morning after a rough weekend that showed everyone in the house just how fragile life can be. He started showing signs of a rapid decline on Saturday. He lost control of his bodily functions on the couch without moving an inch while sitting next to my oldest son. His urine had blood in it.
    He couldn’t control himself three more times before my oldest and I took him to Dr. Teresa Willis at Emerald City Animal Hospital on an emergency call on Sunday. 

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:35 AM
    We’ve waited, patiently.
    It’s been long enough. Thankfully, blissfully, mercifully, the best time of the year is finally upon us.
    It’s football season. Thank the Lord.
    High school games have begun and NFL squads are going through their exhibition season. But, more importantly to many in the South, college football is nearly at hand.
    For local college fans, it’s set to be one hell of a Labor Day weekend. Things kick off Thursday evening in Columbia, as No. 9 South Carolina takes on No. 21 Texas A&M. In South Carolina, we’re football crazy. But in Texas, well, they are football obsessed. 

  • Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Every time we drive by the pond on Bond Avenue it makes us sick because it looks so bad.
    People that worked at Mathews Mill would go the pond just to feed the fish and ducks. 

  • Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Thumbs up to McCormick County’s Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services for cracking down on offenders who owe money to victims and are delinquent in paying fines and court costs. While we certainly can and do sympathize particularly with the victims who are owed restitution, which does not typically result in a victim recouping all he has lost, we also see the need in collecting fines and other court fees because those missing funds simply drive up the costs for the non-offenders in the county. It is a vicious cycle. The criminal commits a crime and there is an associated cost. That cost multiplies when the criminal does not comply with the first court order. It is a shame it takes so much effort to collect, but it does. 

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:08 AM
    Recently the Index-Journal published an article about same-sex marriage. The authors spoke of the seeming inevitability of the redefining of marriage to include gays and lesbians. The article spoke of the futility of defending our state constitution, which defines marriage as the union between a man and woman. 

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Welcome back, students, teachers and administrators. Turn off the Alice Cooper because school is no longer out for the summer. And for the most part, it has been a fairly typical and uneventful start to the new school year around the Lakelands. 

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:05 AM
    With no intention of casting aspersions on any elected officials, we take note of the fact that in several local elections, the incumbents are most likely handily returning to office.
    In Greenwood, the mayor and two members of council are thus far unopposed. Officially. We doubt at this point anyone will step up and file as a write-in candidate, but it could happen. Only one council seat, that of Ronnie Ables, is facing opposition this November as challenger Keith McCaslan announced early on his intention to run. 

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:19 AM
    While it is not a great cause for celebration, it is heartening to know Greenwood’s high-profile image in the crime statistics arena has dissipated a bit. Violent crime, murder and manslaughter stats are down dramatically in the county, as noted in a story published Sunday, but South Carolina still ranks as the nation’s fifth-most dangerous state. 

  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:30 AM
    Think of it as serendipity that two particular stories were published on the front page of Thursday’s newspaper.
    They were different, yet they shared a common bond: sexual abuse.
    One headline was about a lawsuit filed against Greenwood School District 50 and related the story of a Greenwood High 12th-grader who while on a school bus was reportedly sexually harassed, abused and forced to perform oral sex on another student while the act was recorded by another boy and posted to social media. 

  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:30 AM
    My mom was a pretty smart and philosophical woman. Most moms are.
    She paid attention and knew what was important to me and what made me tick. That’s not to say she didn’t go a little overboard at times, because she did.
    She would spend hours putting my baseball cards in numerical order and then would do it again for the doubles and triples of cards I had. She’d even separate some so I could trade with my friends. 

  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:28 AM
    By now, just about everyone has shared their thoughts on the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.
    Well, now it’s my turn.
    As you are undoubtedly aware, Williams committed suicide Monday at his home in Northern California. He was 63.
    There is little I can say about the circumstances of the actor’s death that hasn’t been covered by writers who are much more graceful and talented than me. Simply put, Robin Williams had demons. 

  • Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Break out the clay and mold for more people like Doris and Evan Clay. This pair deserve many accolades for their unselfish and caring spirit, exhibited by their exhaustive hours as volunteers in the Greenwood Soup Kitchen for some two decades.
    They might hail from New York, but the Clays have as much southern hospitality and congeniality in their bones as Paula Deen has butter in her cooking. The world needs more people like the Clays, but we join in wishing them well as they back away a little to devote more time to family. Hey, after an estimated 20,000 hours of volunteer service they have earned the right to do just that.