Ryan Thomas is a self-described small government nerd — he reads all he can about small government, and on his drive to work he listens to podcasts highlighting the inner-workings of governments throughout the country.

It was hard for Charlotte Cabri to contain her excitement, looking around Saturday at Magnolia Park at all the families that had come out to the Family Fun Day event, hosted by the Greenwood Diversity Group.

ABBEVILLE — Abbeville County christened its new animal shelter Saturday, three years after county officials originally floated the idea.


About 700 Duke Energy customers were still without power Saturday night, after morning storms brought more damage to the Lakelands.

In a blow to Duke Energy, state regulators last week declined to reconsider the most substantive element of their decision in a rate hike case that the Charlotte-based utility contested.

A new, state-funded scholarship designed to boost the number of technical college graduates in “critical” fields and from low-income backgrounds could help some students at Piedmont Technical College pay tuition this fall.

McCORMICK — State lawmakers were at the John de la Howe school Thursday morning for a tour of the campus, an opportunity, interim President Sharon Wall said, to showcase the school’s progress under her watch and build support in the state legislature.

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If there’s any doubt how much being a part of America in Bloom means to Greenwood’s tourism and marketing officials, Nikki Springer can answer those questions.

Two years after signing into law a measure that made major changes to the state’s open records policy — including requiring a fee schedule to let people know the costs of producing records — just 13 out of 35 government agencies have done so.

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James Lawton was sitting in his kitchen Thursday afternoon when he heard the crack of the huge water oak in his yard collapsing on his house. He said he's thankful he wasn't hurt when it fell, and here he describes what he saw and heard when it happened.

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As cleanup efforts swept through the southern part of Greenwood County on Friday, crews found a dozen buildings had been damaged by falling trees and limbs, and two roads will remain closed through the weekend.

With tensions mounting between the United States and Iran, federal lawmakers from South Carolina are ramping up the rhetoric but said they’re hopeful the two nations can avoid an armed conflict.


The whole state is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. amid hazardous weather affecting the southeastern United States, according to the National Weather Service.


A Greenwood developer behind Break on the Lake – whose name is attached to an environmental permit regulating construction of a much larger venture – is seeking relief from state regulators, saying his portion of the work has been completed.