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  • Tax-free shopping
    Area retailers didn’t even need the tax-free weekend to finish Friday’s opening day before hailing it as a success.
    This weekend is the annual “Back-to-School” tax holiday where South Carolina waives its 6 percent sales tax on a variety of items, including clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers and more. The tax holiday will continue until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
  • Emerald football pushing for even better season in ’14
    Tim McMahon is entering his sixth season as Emerald High School’s football coach.
    But after three strong seasons in a row, including last year’s 6-5 record, McMahon thought 2013 had the potential to do even greater things.
  • GHS earnestly begins preseason practice
    A steady downpour was coming down outside Greenwood High School’s field house when Eagles assistant Kevin Addis wore a hat.
    But, what kind of hat?
    “It’s a keep-my-head-from-getting-soaking-wet hat,” Addis replied, laughing.
  • C-H-A-R-G-E
    Late summer seemed like late fall.
    Nonetheless, the Greenwood Christian School 8-man football team’s season began Thursday with its first preseason practice.
    Amid 75-degree temperatures, no less.
    
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  • By FRANK BUMB
    Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:28 AM
    Several municipal elected officials filed for reelection Friday along with several newcomers.
    Candidates in Greenwood and Abbeville county races took to their respective voter registration and election offices on the first day of the 2014 municipal filing period. 
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  • By KATE HRUBY
    Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:26 AM
    Bean bag chairs, large exercise balls and a reading nook complete with a futon are essential assets in new Cambridge Academy fifth-grade teacher Joni Moss’ classroom.
    Moss said she fills her room with such objects to create a relaxing atmosphere in which her students can lounge, feel comfortable and, ultimately, open up to learning. 
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  • Tax-free shopping
    By FRANK BUMB
    Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:14 AM
    Area retailers didn’t even need the tax-free weekend to finish Friday’s opening day before hailing it as a success.
    This weekend is the annual “Back-to-School” tax holiday where South Carolina waives its 6 percent sales tax on a variety of items, including clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers and more. The tax holiday will continue until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. 
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  • Emerald football pushing for even better season in ’14
    By SCOTT CHANCEY
    Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:04 AM
    Tim McMahon is entering his sixth season as Emerald High School’s football coach.
    But after three strong seasons in a row, including last year’s 6-5 record, McMahon thought 2013 had the potential to do even greater things. 
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  • GHS earnestly begins  preseason practice
    By SCOTT CHANCEY
    Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:52 AM
    A steady downpour was coming down outside Greenwood High School’s field house when Eagles assistant Kevin Addis wore a hat.
    But, what kind of hat?
    “It’s a keep-my-head-from-getting-soaking-wet hat,” Addis replied, laughing. 
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  • C-H-A-R-G-E
    By SCOTT CHANCEY
    Friday, August 01, 2014 1:00 AM
    Late summer seemed like late fall.
    Nonetheless, the Greenwood Christian School 8-man football team’s season began Thursday with its first preseason practice.
    Amid 75-degree temperatures, no less. 
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  • THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN
    Friday, August 01, 2014 1:06 AM
    Yes, we have the freedom to congregate essentially as we wish on private property, but we’ll still give the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan a thumbs down for its gathering in Abbeville County last month and its plans to come back next year. Abbeville doesn’t need that, really.
    On its blog, the group claims to have had 116 members attending the weekend gathering. That’s about 116 more than we’d like to have had show up, but ... While enjoying a time of fellowship, which included a wedding (bet the bride looked great in white -- white sheet, that is!) the group voted on a few matters, such as whether to allow women and non-Christians to join or form youth groups. All were voted down, by the way, which is fine. And interesting. 
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  • Our View
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:25 AM
    It’s one of those good news, bad news tales.
    The City of Greenwood now has the ways and means of addressing some of the most hazardous situations, meth lab cleanup. Equipped with a trained crew and a $400,000 HAZMAT response truck, the city’s fire department is ready for a variety of emergency situations, from chemical spills to train derailments to gas leaks. Its response list includes meth lab duty, the hazardous task of cleaning up those places where the drug is manufactured once law enforcement has done its duty and broken up the meth manufacturing operation. And sadly, it seems, the meth cleanup muscle will get the most flexing. 
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  • Our View
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:25 AM
    We like it when Greenwood’s county manager, Toby Chappell talks trash. After all, it’s led to some cleaner roadsides throughout the county.
    As detailed in a front-page story Monday, the county has seen more than 10 miles of roadside litter cleaned up and stowed in 169 13-gallon bags within the last three months -- all at minuscule cost to the county taxpayers. Chappell and Richard Williams, an agent with the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, developed and launched a plan that puts parolees and those given community service sentences to work cleaning our roadsides. 
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