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Community Initiatives’ new Executive Director Teresa Goodman stands inside the room where a number of kids programs take place, including an after-school and reading program. Community Initiatives is a community-based nonprofit on Grier Street offering a variety of bilingual kid and adult programs for low income Lakelands residents. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Community Initiatives’ new Executive Director Teresa Goodman stands inside the room where a number of kids programs take place, including an after-school and reading program. Community Initiatives is a community-based nonprofit on Grier Street offering a variety of bilingual kid and adult programs for low income Lakelands residents. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Monday, April 21, 2014 1:16 AM
Teresa Goodman knows how to reach children of all ages. That’s where she got her start in community outreach. Jacarra Watts, 26, remembers how Goodman would reach out to her and other teenagers in the Teen Companions at Bell Street Middle School in Clinton.
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 1:36 AM
    The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) celebrated its 12th anniversary earlier this year and recently announced its numbers through those first dozen years of operation. 

  • Monday, April 21, 2014 1:34 AM
    Greenwood County Council approved a bid for extensive roofing work to be performed at Brewer Community Complex. 

  • Breaker of chains
    Monday, April 21, 2014 1:16 AM
    Teresa Goodman knows how to reach children of all ages. That’s where she got her start in community outreach. Jacarra Watts, 26, remembers how Goodman would reach out to her and other teenagers in the Teen Companions at Bell Street Middle School in Clinton. 

  • Needy receive a Pre-Easter Dinner
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    On a chilly and rain-drenched 50-degree Saturday morning, warmth, solace, and a good meal was to be found at the Brewer Community Complex. 

  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Precisely $6.50 in quarters can fit inside a single plastic 35mm Fujifilm canister. 

  • Senate acknowledges childhood obesity as  a S. Carolina problem
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The number of overweight and obese children weighs in at a staggering 39.2 percent among South Carolina’s youngest, according to the state Senate and the Center for Disease Control. 

  • Changes in store for SC Festival of Flowers
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 2014 South Carolina Festival of Flowers is looking to the past while maintaining excitement and fun for the annual June event in Greenwood. 

  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    ABBEVILLE -- Uncertainty swirls around Abbeville County's efforts to add a capital projects sales tax, also known as a penny tax, to the 2014 general election ballot. But that hasn't stopped county and municipal officials from pondering the uses of the additional revenue. 

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:13 AM
    A Hodges man was convicted this week of molesting an underage girl and sentenced to prison. 

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:05 AM
    Greenwood County Council is still in the process of determining who the county’s next auditor will be. 

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:04 AM
    With little fanfare, the county treasurer races for Abbeville, McCormick and Saluda counties appear locked up.  

  • School board  OKs District 51 reconfiguration
    Friday, April 18, 2014 11:50 PM
    WARE SHOALS -- Ware Shoals School District 51 approved the administration’s recommendation to reconfigure its schools’ grade structure Monday evening. 

  • Gray Court pair booked on counterfeiting charges
    Friday, April 18, 2014 2:06 PM
    A Gray Court man and woman were arrested Thursday on charges related to the use of counterfeit bills. 

  • Emerald students raise $3,700 to fight hunger
    Friday, April 18, 2014 12:59 AM
    Nearly 842 million people go hungry and endure malnourishment worldwide. And according to statistics, 98 percent of those who suffer from famine live in developing countries. 

  • McCormick County 911 showcases $450K upgrades
    Friday, April 18, 2014 12:53 AM
    McCORMICK -- A mock-up of a cellphone dial pad flashes on the screen and with the press of a button, a map of McCormick County pops up, showing exactly where the 911 call originated.