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  • CPW moving forward with $6M in bonds
    Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works selected a slate of projects for a 2014 package of revenue bonds totaling more than $6 million.
    “The majority of money is going toward upgrades at the water treatment plant,” CPW Manager Steve Reeves said.
  • STUFF THE BUS
    There’s still time for anyone who feels like they’re missing the bus ... the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties bus, that is, to jump on board.
    The fourth United Way Stuff the Bus campaign school supply drive continues through this weekend with stops at Walgreens and Walmart. The Stuff the Bus campaign is the United Way’s annual drive to collect school supplies for local underprivileged students in the Greenwood area and fulfill the nonprofit organization’s Education Impact Area, ensuring that children are not hindered from the ability to learn due to not having the resources.
  • D50 evaluates emergency plan in disaster drill
    A school shooting is not something any reasonable person wishes to come to pass. But while tragic, they are nonetheless a reality in America’s schools, and a tragedy Greenwood School District 50 is preparing to face if need be.
  • BALD FOR A CAUSE
    Greenwood’s Sarah Bucciero is ready to share with strangers in the check-out line why she has no hair.
    “People will ask why I am bald and I will tell them that I shaved my head to raise money for pediatric cancer awareness and oncology research,” Bucciero said. “I can share Carter’s story. He shaved his head, so I figure I can shave mine.”
    
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  • By KATE HRUBY
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:54 AM
    Get your garters, girdles and gowns -- and school supplies -- during South Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday this coming weekend.
    Parents can take advantage of the tax break that conveniently occurs just weeks before school opens, as the holiday includes school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, book bags, lunch boxes and calculators, according to South Carolina Revenue Ruling 10-7. 
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  • Not man’s first arrest
    By MATT BRUCE
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:48 AM
    Tuesday’s arrest was not the first brush with the law for a Greenwood man alleged to have posed as a pastor and law enforcement agent as part of a scam that targeted multiple victims all across the country. Read More...
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  • By KATE HRUBY
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:46 AM
    Despite financial obstacles, Ware Shoals School District is aiming for 20/20 vision in the future, with a district plan that includes major changes in the 2014-15 school year.
    Foremost among a number of changes set to take place in the district next year is the reorganization of its schools. 
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  • By SCOTT CHANCEY
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:34 AM
    Mike Culbreath has a change of plans this fall.
    After coaching the Abbeville High School girls tennis team for six years, and the girls basketball team at Wright Middle School for five, he retired from both teaching and coaching after this past school year. 
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  • By ANDREW MACKE
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:31 AM
    The South Carolina District 1 baseball team played its way into the Big League World Series United States championship game at 7:30 tonight in Easley, winning three of four games in pool play. Read More...
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  • By JORDAN ANDERS
    Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    In my time at the Index-Journal, I’ve gotten to do some pretty fun assignments.
    Probably the most fun thing I’ve had the privilege of doing is the football column I got to write every Friday during last season. 
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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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  • Our View
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Our federal government seems to have no shortage of examples that reflect its ineptitude and inefficiency. It stands as a gleaming example of how normal business should not operate. Read More...
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