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Report: Abbeville man bites girl, 6

An Abbeville man faces charges after biting a 6-year-old girl, according to authorities. Wesley Dale Willis, 43, of 1622 Old Hodges Road, was arrested Sunday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child and third-degree assault and battery. At 3:32 p.m. Sunday, Abbeville County deputies went to a re

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 20:30:00

Abbeville man faces criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge

Kevin Amando Pettigrew, 29, 36 Oaklawn Drive, Abbeville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree sexual conduct with a minor. At 10:32 p.m. July 16, Abbeville County deputies went to a residence on Virginia Drive in reference to an assault, the report said. When they arrived, deputies

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-25 20:00:00

Deputies seek SUV used in trailer theft

Deputies are looking for an SUV used in the theft of a double-axle trailer, according to a post on the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page. The trailer was stolen Thursday from the Diana Pet Food plant at 5300 U.S. Highway 25 N., Hodges, the post said. The SUV deputies are seeking is a

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 18:29:00

Report: Officers find instruments hidden in bushes, trash cans

After officers found musical instruments hidden in bushes and trash cans, they charged a woman in connection with taking them from a nearby home, according to a report. Erica Michelle Ferris, 34, of 326 W. Cambridge Ave., Greenwood was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree burglary. Early T

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 16:09:00

Greenwood man faces burglary charge

Robert Raymond Becktold, 53, of 112 N. Trout St., Greenwood was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree burglary and petit larceny. Greenwood County deputies went Saturday to a North Trout Street residence, where a woman said she was afraid of her roommate, according to a report. She explain

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 15:28:00

Calhoun Falls administrator resigns after less than two months

CALHOUN FALLS - After just 49 days as town administrator, Karissa Holland is resigning. Calhoun Falls Town Council voted unanimously to accept her resignation Monday night after about an hour behind closed doors. Holland's contract with the town requires at least 30 days notice and she said she will

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 01:30:00

Clear thoughts: Ex-drug user has vision to see a better future

ABBEVILLE - Donnie Whimbush once believed smoking marijuana gave him special powers. "I felt like I had the ability to be able to have telepathy," Whimbush said. "I thought I was able to communicate with the mind without any action or motion." Whimbush believed this gave him an advantage in life. "I

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Artist Brandon Davis reception at Howard's Thursday

The nature photography of William Brandon Davis is displayed at Howard's on Main through the end of September. An artist's reception is from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Howard's on Main in Greenwood. Davis, born in Greenwood and a graduate of Ninety Six High School, is employed with the information tech

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Virtuosic organist credits luck and timing for his start

Playing by memory is something on which organist Greg Zelek prides himself. Check out his mastery of the organ at 4 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, for the first Festiva event of the 2017-18 season. The concert is free. "With the organ, it's not just music that you have to memo

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Festiva offers mix of cultural arts opportunities

The 2017-18 Festiva series includes a variety of musical performances and storytelling. Festiva is a series of cultural arts performances for the community, free of charge, as an outreach of First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood. All performances this season are 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Our View: Thoughts on good, bad and ugly

Friday's front-page headlines seem to reflect the good, the bad and the ugly in our coverage area. How so? Well, given the order of the wording in that phrase, we'll start with the good. It was good news shared at a Preserving Lake Greenwood meeting Thursday night in Waterloo. While the lake is not

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:15:00

5G technology on the way, but Greenwood leaders want protections

Colossal towers pierce the skyline to ensure wireless networks obtain their maximum reach. Call it blight in the name of technology. The new wave of hardware needed to support mobile data consumption will piggyback off those monoliths with smaller devices that can be affixed to utility poles just a

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Greenwood photographer George Ligon's Kenya exhibit at The Museum

When Greenwood photographer George Ligon Jr. visited Kenya, this female elephant was the first wildlife he encountered there. His trip inspired a photography exhibit, on display Friday through Dec. 23 at The Museum in Greenwood.SUBMITTED Greenwood photographer George Ligon Jr. spent 15 days in the

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Visitors flood Ninety Six Historical Site for last re-enactment of season

NINETY SIX - Wax oozed from underneath the stamp as young children watched expectantly before Park Ranger Adriana Stewart pulled the handle upward, revealing the hardened insignia of a star. The star, meant to represent Ninety Six Historical Site's Star Fort, was one of several wax stamps children c

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Troopers at scene of fatal crash on State 81

Troopers said they're investigating a fatal crash on State 81 in Anderson County Tuesday afternoon. The crash was reported about 3:15 p.m. on 1st Avenue at State 81 in Starr, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol's website. Troopers said they're investigating a fatal crash on State 81 in

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2017-09-26 21:19:12

Community shocked after Cedar Shoals Baptist Church in Belton va - FOX Carolina 21

Vandalism at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church. (9/25/17 FOX Carolina) Someone drove a car into the front door of the Cedar Shoals Baptist Church in Belton sometime late Sunday evening or early Monday morning, church members say. Senior pastor, Shane Donald says a member of his church noticed the damage M

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-26 04:22:00

Sale of city-owned building next to Carolina Wren Park wins initial approval

The $260,000 sale of a city-owned building in downtown Anderson received preliminary approval Monday. The City Council voted 7-1 to move ahead with the sale of the Grey Building next to Carolina Wren Park. A final vote on the selling the building to Peach Properties of Columbia is expected next mont

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2017-09-26 11:30:00

City gives initial OK to rental property registry

After a nearly hour-long discussion Monday night, Spartanburg City Council passed 4-3 the first reading of an ordinance to create a residential rental property registry that would include inspections by request or for a specific reason. Council members Laura Stille, Alan Jenkins and Sterling Anders

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 01:23:26

New NewSpring program aims to Rally college-age crowd

NewSpring Rally, a new branch of the Anderson-based mega church, caters to 18-25 year olds. The first Rally was Tuesday and brought hundreds of young worshipers together for pizza, wings and fellowship. Mike Ellis/Independent Mail Emma Fowler joined NewSpring the summer before her freshman year in

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2017-09-25 11:30:02

The crime of rape is no laughing matter

Four students at Anderson's Westside High School learned a painful lesson last week: joking about rape is no laughing matter. Two seniors and two sophomores at the school made the unwise decision to spell out the word rape on their bodies and captioned the photo, "What we do to Daniel," a rival hig

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-09-24 10:53:04