Since 2011, Greenwood County Community Foundation has been working to make positive change in the community, through matching monetary donors with good causes that are in their specific areas of interest.

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Near nonstop laughter flooded the alleyway between Divine Styles and Teased and Tapered Salon in Uptown Greenwood as a group of women slipped into frilly pink tutus, donned boxing gloves or sat on a throne — anything to celebrate the joy of being alive.

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It was a dark and stormy night Saturday as the phantoms of Ninety Six, Greenwood and Abbeville rehearsed their lines at the historic — and allegedly haunted — Ninety Six train depot.

Despite the rain and chilly weather, some of the Lakelands’ seniors made it out Saturday to the Index-Journal Senior Living Expo.

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Young, foolish and happy — more than 50 years after The Tams recorded their hit single, their music still brings out the same feelings in listeners, including Friday’s packed crowd at the Oktoberfest concert on Oregon Avenue.

As various Lakelands towns prepare for municipal elections, voters will likely be familiar with the names on the ballots — three municipalities are going without contested races on Nov. 5.

Drop, cover and hold on — those are the steps to keeping safe during an earthquake, and what students across several states and even at various Lakelands schools will be learning as part of the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.

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With less than a month before ballots are cast, Ninety Six’s residents had the chance Tuesday night to hear from the candidates running for office in the town’s upcoming general election.

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With all funding nearly in place, construction on the 12,000-square-foot Josh Norman Teen Center is on track for a January start, and the facility should be ready for use by summer 2020.

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Greenwood’s rich history of giving has become a core part of the community’s identity, from innovative programs aimed at ensuring all students have a chance to attend college to corporate foundations that have supported parks and infrastructure.

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More than 20,000 people die every day from hunger. That’s the solemn statistic Valerie Carpenter of Rise Against Hunger shared with the volunteers gathered Sunday at the Abbeville Civic Center.