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Our View: On holiday sights, Abbeville happenings

Just a real quick thumbs up here to everyone — individuals, churches, businesses, municipalities — who have gotten into the spirit of the season with their decorations and events. It can be a tad overwhelming trying to make the rounds for all the Christmas parties, school programs, church plays and

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 08:00:00

Abbeville considers repairs to square

ABBEVILLE — Charm isn’t cheap. The City of Abbeville might close at least one lane of the square and Trinity Street to traffic next year in an attempt to lower the cost of maintaining its cobblestone streets.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-12 08:00:00

Greenwood man facing charges stemming from Walmart fire

Greenwood County deputies arrested a man Wednesday wanted in connection with sparking the fire that shut down a Walmart on Dec. 5, according to a news release. Russell William Geddings, 34, of 925 Phoenix St., Greenwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree arson.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-13 14:34:00

Nationwide bomb threats reach Greenwood as scam emails

Bomb threat scams spreading throughout the country have reached Greenwood, with at least three threats being reported to law enforcement so far, according to officials. The scam involves an emailed threat, saying that a bomb has been planted at the recipient's location, and the scammer will detonate

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-13 21:23:00

Abbeville mayor addresses rumors on dedication of Confederate monument

ABBEVILLE — If there’s one thing Robert Hayes and the mayor of Abbeville can agree on, it’s that they have no idea where the rumor started. At November’s meeting of the city council, Mayor Santana Delano Freeman took a moment to address criticism he’d received over the handling of an event organized

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-11 08:00:00

Two Abbeville County Council members say goodbye

ABBEVILLE — In a brief meeting Tuesday night, outgoing Abbeville County Council members Bryan McClain and Charlie Stone — the council’s chairman and vice chairman, respectively — exchanged plaques commemorating their years of service.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-11 08:00:00

South Carolina Pastor Under Fire for Giving Wife $200K Lamborghini as Anniversary Present

A South Carolina pastor has responded to the backlash he’s faced after presenting his wife with a $200,000 Lamborghini as a gift for their eight-year wedding anniversary. John Gray, leader of Relentless Church in Greenville, caught the internet’s attention this week when a viral video showed him giv

PEOPLE - 2018-12-13 23:03:00

Boil water advisory for Frazier Road

A boil water advisory has been issued for residents and businesses on Frazier Road, including those in the Grand Harbor, Summer Point and Frazier Point subdivisions. Greenwood CPW, which issued the advisory, recommends that affected residents and businesses "vigorously boil their water for at least

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-12 17:19:00

Anderson and Abbeville county border to be redrawn after meeting Thursday

Some families who think they live in Anderson County may soon find out that they actually live in neighboring Abbeville County. Efforts are being made in the Upstate to re-examine and redraw boundary lines from the Savannah River to the Saluda River. When it comes to the border between Anderson and

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2018-12-11 16:49:00

SC teen pleads guilty to 2016 murder of his father and a student; life sentence possible

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A teen has pleaded guilty to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at a South Carolina elementary school.

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2018-12-12 17:36:31

Woman arrested on burglary, theft, drug charges

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Donalds woman on Sunday for an alleged burglary and theft in Ware Shoals. On Monday, Angela F. Gunnells, 47, was charged with third-degree burglary, petit larceny and possession of less than one gram of meth.

GOLAURENS.COM - 2018-12-11 20:29:00

Abbeville athletes play on after facing charges

Each of the Abbeville High School football players showed up for the 2A state football championship Friday night after Thursday’s news that three of them are facing charges after a woman found animal carcasses in her front yard.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-08 08:00:00

Dispatch: Firefighters battle blaze in Anderson

ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Fire crews are working to extinguish a fire Sunday night in Anderson. Dispatchers confirm to FOX Carolina crews are still working to contain a fire at 3301 Abbeville Highway. Search records indicate this is where the Meadow Run Apartments are located, in the southern pa

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-10 03:15:00

Help Greenwood Co. deputies ID suspect in indecent exposure case

GREENWOOD Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- Deputies are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in an indecent exposure in Greenwood County. The sheriff’s office posted a photo of the subject on Facebook.

WSPA.COM - 2018-12-11 17:07:00

Abbeville Co. woman accused of burglary, possession of meth in Laurens Co.

LAURENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Laurens County Sheriff's Office officials said an Abbeville County woman faces multiple charges following a call about an active burglary at a home in Ware Shoals on Sunday.

WSPA.COM - 2018-12-11 16:53:00

This season's Abbeville team did something no past team did

As most know by now, Abbeville captured its fourth straight state football championship this past Friday night in Columbia. What was supposed to be a “clash of the titans” — with a Barnwell team that finally made it to the state championship after Upper State failures the past two years — turned int

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-10 06:00:00

Hundreds ready to adopt neglected Ware Shoals dog

Luke, a 6-year-old Ware Shoals Great Dane that chewed off his own leg in a bid to survive, appears ready for his second act as a Christmas miracle. His two-week road to recovery — marked by multiple life and death decisions by his team of doctors — has resulted in his infected leg being surgically r

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-11 22:00:00

See closings, delays for Lakelands schools on Tuesday

Abbeville County School District will operate on a two-hour delay. Greenwood County School District 51 will operate on a two-hour delay. McCormick County School District will operate on a two-hour delay. All varsity and junior varsity games were canceled for Monday, while middle school games will be

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-10 19:46:00

Police: Saluda man masturbated in Walmart parking lot

A Saluda man was arrested Friday at a Greenwood Walmart after witnesses spotted him inside his vehicle in the parking lot, naked and masturbating, police said. Guy W. Shuford, 39, of 9201 Highway 178 S., was charged with indecent exposure after authorities caught up with him at about 12:30 p.m. in t

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-10 20:27:00

Cobb's pick-6 sealed Abbeville's state championship win

Barnwell couldn’t do much right before David Cobb’s 91-yard interception return for a touchdown. The Warhorses couldn’t anything right afterward. Abbeville’s offense scored at will in the first half, ending three of its first four drives in the end zone.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-09 05:00:00