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Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:36 AM
Greenwood County narcotics officers arrested four more people Wednesday during another meth bust in Greenwood County.
Authorities booked Amber Smith, 32, of 104 Cessna Ave., Shelby Culbertson, 39, of 213 Georgia Ave., Edward Lyle Ouzts, 45, of 213 Georgia Ave., and Russell Skidmore, 33, of 214 Georgia Ave. Officials said they charged all four Greenwood suspects with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (ice) and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in connection with the incident.
  • 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. 

  • Not man’s first arrest
    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. 

  • 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. 

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:45 AM
    The KKK Jam is finished, but members are looking to return in 2015.
    According to a new post to the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan’s blog, the group has decided to come back next year after having its first Jam in Abbeville County this past weekend, voting 72 to 44 to keep the event in the area. 

  • CPW moving forward with $6M in bonds
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:43 AM
    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
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:38 AM
    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. 

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:36 AM
    Greenwood County narcotics officers arrested four more people Wednesday during another meth bust in Greenwood County.
    Authorities booked Amber Smith, 32, of 104 Cessna Ave., Shelby Culbertson, 39, of 213 Georgia Ave., Edward Lyle Ouzts, 45, of 213 Georgia Ave., and Russell Skidmore, 33, of 214 Georgia Ave. Officials said they charged all four Greenwood suspects with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (ice) and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in connection with the incident. 

  • Greenwood man faces child molestation charges
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:56 PM
    A Greenwood man was arrested Tuesday following reports he molested a family member. 

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:31 AM
    WARE SHOALS -- Already extensive upgrades to water lines in Ware Shoals were expanded further Tuesday evening.
    Ware Shoals Town Council voted 6-0 to approve $40,000 in additional funds toward the proposed upgrades to water lines in and around Smith Street. Councilman Rick Curtis was absent and Mayor John Hansen attended the meeting via speaker phone. 

  • D50 evaluates emergency plan in disaster drill
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:26 AM
    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
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:21 AM
    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.” 

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:17 AM
    ABBEVILLE -- If you build it, assume they’re already here.
    Abbeville County developed and built a new business incubator at Lakelands Commerce Center to help local and aspiring entrepreneurs. 

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:29 PM
    McCormick County deputies are investigating reports of a shooting this weekend at a campground along U.S. Highway 23. 

  • DEU nabs three in another meth bust
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:04 PM
    Three people were arrested Monday night when narcotics officers made yet another meth bust in Greenwood County. 

  • Pacesetters kick off United Way fundraising campaign
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:05 AM
    Starting today, United Way partners, consisting of area businesses and partner agencies, will reach out to the community to raise funds for United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties.