Newberry man sentenced to life in murder case

A Newberry man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for his role in a 2015 armed robbery and murder of a local business owner, according to a news release sent Tuesday by the Eighth C ...

Greenwood man faces filing false report charge

Ryan Andrew Murphy, 28, of 107 High St., Greenwood was arrested Sunday and charged with filing a false police report. A man on High Street called Greenwood police Sunday to report his truck and Playst ...

Report: Safety checkpoint finds guns, drugs

Emanuel Hy'Keem Head, 18, of 455 Ninety Six St., Greenwood and Britny Natasha Williford, 20, of 420 Sims St., Anderson were arrested Monday. Head was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful ...

Greenwood man faces drug possession charges

Jonathan Dean Greer, 25, of 214 Winding Creek Drive, Greenwood was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana. Greenwood Cou ...

Truck driver dies after Saluda highway wreck

A truck driver died Monday night after overturning his semi-truck on U.S. Highway 178 in Saluda County. Anthony Delonte Peterkin, 39, of Columbia was driving his 2013 Kenworth truck west on U.S. 178, ...

Well, at least the snow is clean

Hasn’t this past week been exquisite? The foothills, cloaked in white, sparkling beneath the winter sun, the open fields under a soft, becoming mantle of snow -- how lovely it has been to watch ...

McCormick school officials respond to questions

McCormick County School District officials sent an email at about 10 p.m. Sunday responding to questions a reporter from the Index-Journal asked Wednesday. The email came on the same day the newspape ...

Greenwood County could host $45M solar farm

A 420-acre parcel off Ross Road in Greenwood County could soon host a solar farm built from a $45 million investment. On Tuesday, the County Council will have a public hearing and third reading on a m ...

History more than what's recorded in books for Kemp

McCORMICK For Teresa R. Kemp of McCormick, people, civilizations and histories are interwoven, much like a multi-layered and pieced-together quilt. Kemp, 59, has made stories of quilts and people much ...

Chris Walker excels despite challenges

CALHOUN FALLS-- Chris Walker's life has not been short on challenges. When Chris, 17, was born, his parents were in their early 20s and not up to the task of raising him. He spent the first seven year ...

Ninety Six School Lunches 0115

Ninety Six Primary and Elementary Schools All breakfast menus come with juice and fruit. All lunch menus come with milk. MONDAY:NO SCHOOL TUESDAY:Breakfast -- Sausage biscuit Lunch -- Nachos, chili wi ...

Forum focuses on power of good decisions

The thin line between what’s fun and what’s right is easy to cross, but sometimes impossible to recover from – depending on circumstances. And it’s in that split-second decisio ...

Don't let Post 20 baseball slip away

There are certain things that make Greenwood, well, Greenwood. Places, events and traditions that are just intrinsically part of the Emerald City. And yes, calling it the “Emerald City” is ...

PERMITS: Jan. 15

Abney Memorial Baptist Church, 228 Bypass 225 S., commercial, complete interior office area, $35,000. Greenwood County Hospital Board, 115 Academy Ave., commercial, interior upfit -- wait, checkout. $ ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS: Jan. 15

Hodges Rental Properties LLC to Jason Douglas Hodges and Tonya Counts Hodges as joint tenants with right of survivorship, 305 and 307 Jennings Ave., $80,000. John Mark Benjamin and John H. Benjamin to ...