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Jennifer Donlon, tourism and events director for the Town of Ninety Six, participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge, an Internet sensation that raises awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease. (Colin Riddle | Index-Journal)
Jennifer Donlon, tourism and events director for the Town of Ninety Six, participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge, an Internet sensation that raises awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease. (Colin Riddle | Index-Journal)
Monday, September 01, 2014 1:02 AM
NINETY SIX -- It was a make-up event, but nothing felt made up about this event.
The Town of Ninety Six came in droves Sunday night to the Town Park for a Labor Day spectacular, compliments of inclement weather canceling a portion of the Festival of Stars celebration for this year’s Independence Day.
“We’re happy to be able to put this on since the cancellation,” Ninety Six Mayor Arvest Turner said. “I’m happy with the turnout.”
  • Opera house’s Smith calls Newberry home
    Monday, September 01, 2014 1:11 AM
    Deborah Smith is hard to miss by the patrons who attend a show or visit Newberry Opera House. It could be because of her flowing white hair, her infectious smile or her bubbly personality.
    There’s no telling where she’ll be at any given time on any given day. She could be whirling around the lobby exchanging pleasantries with guests. 

  • Monday, September 01, 2014 1:02 AM
    NINETY SIX -- It was a make-up event, but nothing felt made up about this event.
    The Town of Ninety Six came in droves Sunday night to the Town Park for a Labor Day spectacular, compliments of inclement weather canceling a portion of the Festival of Stars celebration for this year’s Independence Day.
    “We’re happy to be able to put this on since the cancellation,” Ninety Six Mayor Arvest Turner said. “I’m happy with the turnout.” 

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:31 PM

    Filled with inflatable amusement, food vendors, area businesses and nonprofits, Brewer Field became a sanctuary for residents seeking time away, some sunshine, a lot of fun and helpful information for those seeking assistance.

     

  • Christ Church outlasts Abbeville
    Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:44 AM
    GREENVILLE -- With the state’s record for consecutive wins in a row on the line, Christ Church nearly blew Abbeville High School’s football team off the field in the first half. Cavaliers’ quarterback Andrew Slade threw four touchdowns, and Christ Church led 28-7 at the break and were two quarters from a blowout win to set the record at 42 wins in a row Friday. 

  • PURPLE POUNDERS
    Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:34 AM
    NINETY SIX -- There were about eight minutes left in the third quarter, and Ninety Six was trying to comeback. Down to Emerald 24-7, the Wildcats attempted a hand off to Rod Johnson.  
    The ball was fumbled and Johnson recovered. 

  • In need of donations
    Friday, August 29, 2014 12:30 AM

    Officials at The Salvation Army of Greenwood are asking residents to donate food to its local food pantry.

     

  • Greenwood cruises past Emerald
    Friday, August 29, 2014 12:24 AM
    The Greenwood High School volleyball team played flat and lifeless Thursday against Emerald.
    But, the Eagles had enough energy to put away the scrappy Vikings in three sets, winning 25-15, 25-27 and 25-20.
    “We were flat and not excited, not pumped up at all,” Greenwood Julie Cox said. “I hate that because when our team is excited and pumped up, we’re a fantastic and unstoppable team. When we’re flat, everybody is flat. 

  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:18 AM
    For new Erskine College and Theological Seminary president Paul Kooistra, honesty and integrity are top priorities. 

  • STIRRING COMEBACK
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:43 PM
    DUE WEST -- In the first two sets of their rivalry match with Dixie High School, Abbeville experienced a similar problem: the Panthers would build up an early lead but allow the Hornets to come back for the win.
    So going into the third set, Abbeville coach Krystal Brown was set to give a pep talk. The only problem was her seniors beat her to it. 

  • TRUE LEADER
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:40 AM
    Temoris Coates has lofty expectations for the Greenwood High School defense. 

  • Moving on in
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:59 PM
    After two highway breakdowns, what should have been a less-than-two-hour trip from Columbia to Greenwood turned into a five-hour schlep for Lander University incoming freshman Mackenzie Eleazor. 

  • City, County tout stability, move toward beautification
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:52 PM
    Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams freely admits sometimes when he speaks at the State of the City and County he suffers from a lack of enthusiasm based on the quality of news he delivers.  

  • United Way focuses on child literacy
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:18 AM
    Educators, law enforcement, elected officials, college professors, school board members and others came together Tuesday morning to support child literacy at the Greenwood County Library. 

  • Man struck by car, not seriously injured
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:59 AM
    One man was hospitalized Tuesday night after being struck by a vehicle along South Main Street. 

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:32 AM

    Before playing Silver Bluff last Friday night, the Abbeville High School football team was not getting much respect.