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  • HEAD OF THE CLASS
    Changes were abound in McCormick County with nearly 800 students returning to the educational complex Tuesday for the first day of classes.
    The burgeoning school year brought new faces in new places. But even as things changed, they remained the same.
    Last month marked 50 years since Robert English was hired as the principal at McCormick High School. On Tuesday, his son Steve began first day of classes as the school’s lead administrator. He took the helm in July following two years as assistant principal.
  • Index-Journal staffers earn 22 Palmys
    The Index-Journal received 22 awards in the S.C. Press Association’s Palmy competition this year.
    The awards are given for advertising graphic art and innovative concepts in marketing, a collaborative effort between the newspaper’s ad sales team and its graphics department.
  • D50 schools open for learning
    For Northside Middle School principal Cynthia Storer, the start of a new school year still means sleepless nights.
    “The first day is always exciting. Even after all these years, I can’t sleep the night before school starts,” Storer said Tuesday. “I’m like a student in that way.”
  • READY TO START
    C.J. White went into spring practice with hopes of earning a starting spot after being the backup last season at A-Back.
    
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  • BY COLIN RIDDLE
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:45 AM
    ABBEVILLE -- The next fiscal year could see a variety of upgrades across the community.
    General funds and hospitality tax funds were the focus Tuesday night at a called Abbeville City Council meeting to discuss the budget. 
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  • HEAD OF THE CLASS
    By MATT BRUCE
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:36 AM
    Changes were abound in McCormick County with nearly 800 students returning to the educational complex Tuesday for the first day of classes.
    The burgeoning school year brought new faces in new places. But even as things changed, they remained the same.
    Last month marked 50 years since Robert English was hired as the principal at McCormick High School. On Tuesday, his son Steve began first day of classes as the school’s lead administrator. He took the helm in July following two years as assistant principal. 
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  • BY COLIN RIDDLE
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:34 AM
    The benefits of starting fresh could not be more present for one of Greenwood’s favorite spots for eating and imbibing. Read More...
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  • READY TO START
    By SCOTT CHANCEY
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:07 AM
    C.J. White went into spring practice with hopes of earning a starting spot after being the backup last season at A-Back. Read More...
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  • By SCOTT CHANCEY
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:22 AM
    The Greenwood Touchdown Club is off to a running start.
    For the first time in years, it held its “Meet the Coaches” night a week earlier Monday at Greenwood American Legion Post 20. In the past, when coaches spoke, Week Zero games had already been played. 
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  • By SCOTT CHANCEY
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:46 AM
    Steve Roberts confirmed Monday night he is leaving his job as men’s assistant basketball coach at Lander University to take a men’s assistant’s job at Presbyterian College. Read More...
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  • 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. 
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  • Our View
    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. Read More...
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  • 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. 
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