Snakes!

Let's be honest: School buildings, especially high schools, are typically rather large facilities. They've got lots of infrastructure running throughout them, numerous entrances and exits, differ ...

PERMITS: Sept. 25

David B. Buckshorn, et al., 108 Northwoods Road, $4,440, re-roof.James W. Sherrer, et al., 309 Hunting Road, $18,000, kitchen remodel.John Nance, 1127 Edgefield St., $2,000, framing windows.Wendy L. L ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS: Sept. 25

Iona Maybin Owens, life estate reserved, to Jeffrey K. Owens and Rhonda W. Timmerman, 118 Crescent Drive, transferring realty in which the value of the realty defined in Code Section 12-24-30 is equal ...

Lakelands Toros seeks partners for field upgrades

Greenwood's 300-player youth soccer league is hoping to partner with city and county government officials on a renovation plan for its Phoenix Street field complex that administrators say would pour t ...

Officers Down 5K aims to help build relationships

On Saturday, just about 120 miles from Charlotte, where protests have raged since the Tuesday police-related shooting death of Keith Scott, a dramatically different law enforcement presence came out.T ...

Gene Week kicks off

Tucked off West Alexander Avenue sits the Greenwood Genetic Center, which was once little-known in South Carolina, but has been internationally renown for its work in genetics since its founding in 19 ...

'Winding Down Civilization'

ABOUT THE BOOK:Title:"Winding Down Civilization"Pages:280Publisher:CreateSpacePrice:$12.99 at amazon.com (Kindle version, $3.99)Genre:Topical humorDescribe book: With his ninth collection of comm ...

D50 purchases band uniforms

SUBMITTEDD50 purchases band uniformsGreenwood School District 50 Board of Trustees Assistant Superintendent for Business David Loadholt announced the district would use some of the proceeds of the lan ...

'Carolina Moonshiners'

Growing up in the foothills of the Carolinas, I recall stories of moonshiners and revenue officers on the chase of a hidden liquor still under cover of lush foliage. One summer afternoon when I w ...

Abbeville family restaurant up for sale

Frances Evans opened her restaurant, Evans Family Cafe, two years ago to share the food she learned to cook with her mother with her community."My mom taught me how to cook when I was a little girl an ...

Weeks named detention officer of the year

Sgt. Scott Weeks with the Laurens County Sheriff's Office was named 2016 Detention Officer of the Year at the S.C. Jail Administrators' Association annual conference and awards banquet Tuesday. Weeks ...

Suits and Salads trains women to pursue employment

Olivia Hartwell hasn't worked in four years. She's looking to reenter the workforce after getting her bachelor's degree at Columbia College. Hartwell was one of about 60 women at Piedmont Technical Co ...

Ninety Six's tourism director resigns

After four years as head of Ninety Six's tourism department, Jennifer Donlon stepped down Monday, and the town hasn't decided yet who will fill her shoes."I left Ninety Six because I work another part ...

Abbeville County seeking grant for new animal shelter

Abbeville County has applied for a grant of up to $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help fund a new county animal shelter, according to County Director David Porter.The funds from the ...

'We'll Do It Tomorrow'

ABOUT THE BOOK Title: "We'll Do It Tomorrow"Pages:253Publisher:Dog Ear PublishingPrice:$28.99 Hardback; $19.99 PaperbackGenre:OutdoorsDescribe book: 'We'll Do It Tomorrow' is more than a book of ...

ARREST REPORTS: Sept. 23

These arrests were reported this past week by the Greenwood Sheriff's Office, Greenwood Police Department, Ninety Six Police Department, Ware Shoals Police Department and other agencies.Those listed h ...

Man faces charges of sex offender registry violation

Gary Lynn Trimnal, 51, is facing two sex offender registry violations.Abbeville County deputies were conducting routine checks on registered sex offenders when they found that a man, who is a register ...

Laurens man faces charges after three-vehicle wreck

Fredy Alexander Sanchez, 23, of 501 Conway Ave., Laurens was arrested Wednesday and charged with hit and run with injuries, driving without a license and reckless driving.Three people were sent to the ...

Gas prices rise in Lakelands after pipeline leak

Gas prices in the Lakelands have increased significantly in the wake of a pipeline leak in Alabama. Prices throughout the state have increased by an average of 30 cents per gallon, according to the we ...