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Greenwood law enforcement authorities collect hundreds of illegal guns

GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA) - Law enforcement officials in Greenwood County have collected 389 illegal guns since May 2017, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.

WSPA.COM - 2018-05-24 01:25:05

Man suspected of robbing three Anderson banks in custody after chase, police chief says

A short time later, the TD Bank on North Main Street was also robbed, police say.

WYFF4.COM - 2018-05-23 14:20:00

Upstate Walmart evacuated because of suspicious package in bathroom, police say

ANDERSON, S.C. —The Walmart on Liberty Highway in Anderson is being evacuated because of a suspicious package found in the bathroom, according to police.The bomb squad and police were called to the store just after noon.

WYFF4.COM - 2018-05-24 16:24:00

Two displaced in Hodges house fire

By the time firefighters arrived at the blazing house Wednesday night on Mariners Road in Hodges, the home was fully engulfed in flames, said Greenwood County Fire Coordinator Steve Holmes.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-24 15:56:00

Trial court shoots down convicted murderer's appeal

Sis was 27 when he died, shot four times while walking along Franklin Street on May 30, 2013. Settles would later plead guilty in 2015 to another murder charge, this time in Abbeville County, where he shot and killed Jamil Phillips months before Sis' slaying.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 20:21:00

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Most PopularArticlesClinton woman faces charges after wreck that killed 2, hurt 6Ninety Six man dies in single-vehicle wreckUpdate: 2 Clinton women killed, 6 hurt in Laurens County wreckFamily of man who died of overdose hopes dealer's conviction sets precedentHonea Path man pleads guilty to DUI in

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-24 16:41:59

Ware Shoals man faces drug charges

Anxaviar Jemorris Waldrup, 24, of 36 W. Main St., Ware Shoals was arrested Monday and charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within proximity of a school and two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.


Greenwood's Kirby Elizabeth Self named first runner-up in Miss Teen USA 2018

Greenwood’s Kirby Elizabeth Self now has the distinction of being named first runner-up in the Miss Teen USA 2018 competition.If, for some reason, titleholder Hailey Colborn, 17, of Kansas is unable to fulfill her duties as Miss Teen USA 2018, Self will assume the duties.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 07:00:00

Abbeville's Nickles has faith in rising senior class

Abbeville will begin the quest for a fourth-consecutive Class 2A state championship in August, but head coach Jamie Nickles knows the heavy lifting for a powerhouse program happens well before he focuses on the games themselves.It might be his favorite part, too.“I love the journey just as much as I

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-22 23:24:00

Local officers still at work solving recent spike of shootings

More guns were seized by law enforcement in Greenwood County in about a year than there were days in the year.The past several months have seen a spike in shootings in the Greenwood area, and officers are working tirelessly to curb the violence, according to a release from the Greenwood County Sheri

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 07:00:00

Greenwood cheerleader Seven Smith signs with Newberry

Buy NowFront row, from left, are Quanda Gardner, Seven Smith and Evangeline Gardner. Back row, from left, are Greenwood cheerleading coach Diana Baker, Ty Coates and Quin Smith.Skylar Rolstad | INDEX-JOURNAL

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-22 22:54:00

SCDC: Woman tried to take meth, pot to Tyger River inmate

A woman tried to hand a package with drugs to an inmate at Tyger River Correctional Institution, according to prison officials.The medium-security facility in Enoree houses more than 1,000 men.According to arrest warrants, a woman was caught bringing in 4.1 grams of meth, 16.7 grams of marijuana and


3 bank robbery in 2 days under investigation in Downtown Anderson, police say

Two robberies happened TuesdayTD bank robbery in AndersonANDERSON, S.C. —There have been two more bank robberies in Downtown Anderson this week.The SunTrust bank on Liberty Highway was robbed Tuesday afternoon, according to Capt. Mike Aikens.AdvertisementSunTrust bank robberyA short time later the T


District to look for firms to design, build new Abbeville High

Buy NowAbbeville County School District board members honored several students at Tuesday night’s meeting. From left, Julie Fowler, chief administrative officer; Superintendent Betty Jo Hall; Amber Ballenger, a senior at Dixie High School; and Chairman Brad Evans honor Ballenger for 12 years of perf

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 07:00:00

Rattlesnake plunges from tree into Anderson man's kayak, who was then bitten multiple times

The man, who was kayaking, was bitten multiple times by a rattlesnake and had to be rushed to an area hospital, according to Colleton County Fire Chief Barry McRoy.


Honea Path man pleads guilty to DUI in wreck that killed 7-year-old

A Honea Path man will spend more than 18 years behind bars after pleading guilty to charges connected to a crash that killed his 7-year-old stepdaughter, according to a release from the 8th Circuit Solicitor's Office.Donald Jerry Harris, 36, of Honea Path pleaded guilty Monday at the Abbeville Count


Student survives gunshot to the head

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Arrest Report for May 18

Editor's Note: The following information is compiled from arrests records from the Laurens Police Department, Clinton Public Safety, Laurens County Sheriff's Office and the Johnson Detention Center. This information is presented with no intent of guilt or innocence.John Hunter - Gray Court- Possessi


Man seriously injured after ATV rollover in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) - A man was injured critically in an ATV accident in Belton Friday evening.According to Belton Police Chief Tommy Clamp, the man was driving an ATV on O'Neal St. near Horton Ave. at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle and overturned between 7:00


Family of man who died of overdose hopes dealer's conviction sets precedent

A Greenwood drug dealer is facing jail time for a manslaughter charge after someone he sold drugs to died of an overdose.Michael Pridmore's family found his body Aug. 10, sitting in a chair at his Dogwood Drive house in Ninety Six. They remember his two children sitting at his feet, his youngest son