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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 AM
Greenwood County Council today will take up the first of three readings that likely will lead to the establishment of a 1 percent hospitality tax in the county, mirroring a tax implemented by the City of Greenwood in 2006.
Given that thus far no one on council expressed opposition to the tax, it is likely to take effect in a matter of weeks.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Greenwood County Council today will take up the first of three readings that likely will lead to the establishment of a 1 percent hospitality tax in the county, mirroring a tax implemented by the City of Greenwood in 2006.
    Given that thus far no one on council expressed opposition to the tax, it is likely to take effect in a matter of weeks. 

  • Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    I once was an over-the-road truck driver. I paid a fuel tax for every mile I drove across every state. When I filled up my saddle tanks in a state with low fuel prices and drove to any state and didn’t buy fuel, I still had to pay that state the tax on as many gallons of fuel it would have taken to cross that state according to the miles per gallon the truck gets. 

  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    What benefit do the residents of Greenwood County get from adding a penny to the cost of one of Walt’s World Famous hotdogs? Improvements at Lake Greenwood? What improvements? 

  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was written 200 years ago and later put to music. In 1931, it took an official place of honor in our nation. It is played and sung at nearly every major sporting event and Fourth of July celebrations. Few who sing it can do it justice and give it the honor and respect it deserves -- even today. Dare I remind readers of the horrid rendition performed some years back by comedian and actress Roseanne Barr? The list is long, but hers is one of the more memorable. Or one most of us would rather not remember at all. 

  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you want teenagers to get a message, you’re probably going to have to grab a smartphone and send them a text. But this message is deliberately being delivered by way of newspapers throughout the state, and it’s a message we hope parents, teachers, mentors, grandparents and others will be sure to share with teens they love and care about. 

  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    I’m not anywhere near comfortable enough with my body to take my clothes off in front of people in private much less on TV for everyone to see. I generally can muster up enough nerve to take a shower naked and not much more.
    Apparently there are men and women who don’t mind walking around sans clothing. 

  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:57 PM
    On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I woke up and did what I did every morning at that time: Went to the computer and checked the message boards at www.chud.com.
    At the time, I was going to Lander University and living at home with my mom and dad. My first class that day was not until about 11 a.m., so I slept in. As was my habit -- remember, there were no smartphones at that point -- I shuffled to the computer to check out what was then my favorite website. 

  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    We Americans all remember where we were on Sept. 11, 2001. This was a wake-up call to us that terrorism had reached our shores.
    One of the terrorists released from Guantanamo prison by Obama in exchange for a misguided soldier who had defected in Afghanistan told us “We will see you in New York!” 

  • Friday, September 12, 2014 12:22 AM
    Thumbs go up to the sheriff’s offices of Abbeville and Anderson counties as they prepare to enter into a mutual aid agreement. The Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office already has such an agreement in place with the city’s police department and this extension only makes sense. A similar cooperative was in place in Greenwood for several years now and proved beneficial, especially in combating drugs and through the establishment of the Violent Crimes Task Force. 

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:06 PM
    Hard hits. Domination. Fierce competition to become the victor. Taunting. 

  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014 1:22 AM
    We have a suggestion for some people living near Uncle Jerry’s Kitchen: Quit complaining and pitch in.
    Jerry and Mamie Hall have been operating an outreach program between Donalds and Due West since 2010. Its mission is simple: Feed those who are hungry, with no concern for socio-economic standing. With the help of other volunteers, the Halls crank out good Southern-styled meals Tuesday nights. Naturally, as the years progressed and word has spread, the number of people being served increased. And that resulted in a number of neighbors complaining to county officials. 

  • Sunday, September 07, 2014 1:03 AM
    Sometimes setting the bar too high can be a blessing ... sometimes not.
    Take a look at the recent announcements of the economic impact the South Carolina Festival of Discovery/Greenwood Blues Cruise and the South Carolina Festival of Flowers had on Greenwood and the surrounding region. The three-day Festival of Discovery in Uptown Greenwood each July eclipsed the $2 million ($2,030,828.55) mark for the first time in its 14-year history. The month-long Festival of Flowers in June in Greenwood boosted of $3,107,779. 

  • Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 AM
    The woman from North Carolina who was critical of Greenwood library’s policy of keeping the genealogy room locked unless there was a volunteer available wanted it open to any and all when the library was open. 

  • Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 AM

    School is back in, football started and Labor Day is in the rearview mirror.

     

  • Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 AM

    Dear me, it seems dire days have descended on Abbeville.