Greenwood County could host $45M solar farm

A 420-acre parcel off Ross Road in Greenwood County could soon host a solar farm built from a $45 million investment. On Tuesday, the County Council will have a public hearing and third reading on a m ...

History more than what's recorded in books for Kemp

McCORMICK For Teresa R. Kemp of McCormick, people, civilizations and histories are interwoven, much like a multi-layered and pieced-together quilt. Kemp, 59, has made stories of quilts and people much ...

Chris Walker excels despite challenges

CALHOUN FALLS-- Chris Walker's life has not been short on challenges. When Chris, 17, was born, his parents were in their early 20s and not up to the task of raising him. He spent the first seven year ...

Ninety Six School Lunches 0115

Ninety Six Primary and Elementary Schools All breakfast menus come with juice and fruit. All lunch menus come with milk. MONDAY:NO SCHOOL TUESDAY:Breakfast -- Sausage biscuit Lunch -- Nachos, chili wi ...

Forum focuses on power of good decisions

The thin line between what’s fun and what’s right is easy to cross, but sometimes impossible to recover from – depending on circumstances. And it’s in that split-second decisio ...

Don't let Post 20 baseball slip away

There are certain things that make Greenwood, well, Greenwood. Places, events and traditions that are just intrinsically part of the Emerald City. And yes, calling it the “Emerald City” is ...

PERMITS: Jan. 15

Abney Memorial Baptist Church, 228 Bypass 225 S., commercial, complete interior office area, $35,000. Greenwood County Hospital Board, 115 Academy Ave., commercial, interior upfit -- wait, checkout. $ ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS: Jan. 15

Hodges Rental Properties LLC to Jason Douglas Hodges and Tonya Counts Hodges as joint tenants with right of survivorship, 305 and 307 Jennings Ave., $80,000. John Mark Benjamin and John H. Benjamin to ...

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

ELLENTON, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end "The Greatest Show on Earth" in May, following a 146-year run. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainmen ...

Greenwood police respond to Grace Street shooting

Greenwood police responded to a shooting Saturday afternoon in the area of Grace and Cambridge streets -- an incident that sent one person to the hospital with unknown injuries. It happened about 4:30 ...

Luncheon honors 3 distinguished Greenwood women

Every year since 2011, the Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Council has honored three very special people: A catalyst, a sustainer and a trailblazer. They’re w ...

Program aids students who have backgrounds

This month, Piedmont Technical College will debut its new Ready to Work program at no cost to students who don’t have a high school diploma or GED, as well as people who employers might have a p ...

McCormick County settles yearlong lawsuit

McCormick County put a yearlong legal dispute about a construction project bid to rest after paying out a $25,000 settlement. The county received bids for a speculative building -- a shell building me ...

Calhoun Falls ends contract with Sheriff's Office

A contract between the Calhoun Falls and the Abbeville Sheriff’s Office ended Jan. 1. The town and Sheriff’s Office entered into the contract in November after Town Council voted to fire ...

Country pure

It was a cold January morning and I decided to take a drive on one of our Carolina country roads. The leaves had fallen from most of the trees except for the lingering oaks leaves and those from a few ...

Student finds BB gun on school bus

An unloaded BB gun was left on a Greenwood County School District 50 bus Friday morning by an elementary school student, according to a release from Johnathan Graves, the district's community services ...

Chase runs through Laurens, Spartanburg counties

Officers from three different agencies chased a man Wednesday from Spartanburg County to Laurens before they were able to arrest him. Spartanburg County deputies were investigating an armed robbery wh ...

GMD OKs turning farm into hay production site

A 210-acre farm owned by the Greenwood Metropolitan District will be converted into a hay producing operation expected to bring annual profits of at least $16,000. On Wednesday, the district’s c ...