Allen to read from latest novel about sex slavery

Author Chris Allen, formerly of Greenwood, will read a selection from his latest novel, “Bibles and Ball Bats,” about human trafficking at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at 308 Main St. Suite B (upstairs, ...

The Embers to play Newberry Opera House

Playing a mix of holiday favorites and their Carolina beach music classics, The Embers are playing the historic Newberry Opera House at 8 p.m. Dec. 14. For tickets, which cost $30 to $40, call the box ...

Surprising origin of popular seasonal songs

It’s December, which means it is finally safe to sing (as loud as you want) your favorite holiday tune. Feel free to break out in song while you stroll through Greenwood Mall or while you are ad ...

Right side of the road

QUESTION: Why do we drive on the right side of the road and not on the left, like the British? (Asked by a curious traveler.) REPLY: If you have driven in Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia or mos ...

What are you hungry for?

It’s been a little over a week since Thanksgiving, so I want to ask you a question: Have you eaten anything since then? Really? Me, too. But wait, didn’t many of us push back from our Than ...

The Prince of Peace

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”- ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Dec. 3

-- Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 418 Marion Ave., features the Rev. Roosevelt Brooks at December services (note correction). -- Greenwood Lutheran Church, 516 E. Laurel Ave., four weeks of Adve ...

Arbor Day and trees

Even with severe drought and heat, the fall foliage show of our forest and landscape trees was excellent in many places this year. It highlights one of the many benefits of trees in our landscape and ...

Lounging with an Old-Fashioned and good sax

I had the pleasure of relaxing in the Fox & Hound Lounge last Wednesday to catch a performance by Steven Galloway, a local saxophonist who is adding a touch of jazz to the local music scene. The F ...

'Once an Angel' one weekend only at GCT

The premise of “Once an Angel” is very much set in reality. A small church is struggling to survive, with a dwindling congregation. But, this family friendly stage play at Greenwood Commun ...

Abbeville holiday events

Planned holiday events for the City of Abbeville are: Friday and Saturday -- Candlelight Tour of Burt-Stark House, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Burt-Stark Mansion. Friday -- City Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., C ...

McCormick plans Holiday on Main

The town of McCormick has plenty going on for its 2016 Holiday on Main: Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is the Community Christmas Gathering at the Dorn Mill Complex, 206 N. Main St., McCormick. The cotton ...

Wind Ensemble to perform at Lander

Lander University Wind Ensemble, directed by Reed Gallo, will present its second concert of the season at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine B. Abney Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the communi ...

Santa on Main coming to Uptown Greenwood

Get in the holiday spirit with Uptown Greenwood’s Santa on Main weekend, Friday and Saturday, culminating with the Greenwood Christmas Parade at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Sylvia Martin, education and ou ...

It's quiz time!

It’s quiz time! Here are a few short-answer questions I’ve put in the form of a quiz – and there’s a little something for everyone. Grade yourself. 1. How many different langua ...

All aboard!

When Hannah Gantt first proposed the idea of Polar Express-themed parties at Greenwood’s Railroad Historical Center on South Main Street, she said some weren’t sure how well the idea would ...

Saxophone quartet to perform at Trinity Church

The Foothills Saxophone Quartet will return to Trinity Episcopal Church at 3 p.m. Saturday for a concert of classical, jazz, Gospel, folk and Christmas music to open the Christmas season at the histor ...

Lander presents Chamber Strings concert

Lander will offer a free concert featuring the Lander Chamber Strings at 8 p.m. Friday in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Directed by Pawel Kozak, with assistance from Amy Blackwood, the perform ...