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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
Greenwood police say they were forced to use Narcan to save woman from overdosing in front of kids
Greenwood, SC - Thursday night, officers with the Greenwood Police Department arrived at the Dollar General on Montague Avenue after receiving a call for an unresponsive woman.
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.
Flash Flood and Severe Weather Risk in Eastern South Carolina Friday
Yet another strong storm system is approaching the Palmetto State. On a weekend, of course. But this one will bring all rain. And a lot of it. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina through Saturday afternoon, where two to four inches of rain is expected in this
Our View: Thanks, Charlie B, for helping Greenwood grow greater
He has left the building, but rumor has it Charlie Barrineau is still hanging around Greenwood. But that’s OK. We suspect he’s still faithfully reading his Index-Journal, even though his job is now with the Municipal Association of South Carolina in Columbia. For now, he will have to endure the comm
Greenwood firefighters douse New Market Street bedroom fire
Greenwood firefighters were still cleaning up from their annual Christmas dinner Tuesday night when they were called to a residential fire on New Market Street. The fire at 207 New Market St. started in the bedroom, said Greenwood Fire Chief Terry Strange, where a drop cord that might have been over
Sheriff: Woman dies after South Carolina deputy shooting
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A woman has died after a shooting involving a South Carolina sheriff's deputy, but the sheriff says investigators don't know whether she killed herself.
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.
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
'Low-level' bomb threat discovered in GHS boys bathroom
Officials found nothing out of the ordinary Wednesday following the discovery of a bomb threat written on a boys bathroom wall at Greenwood High School. The threat was discovered at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, said Greenwood County School District spokesman Johnathan Graves. According to a tweet posted at
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
South Carolina pastor catches flak for gifting wife $200K Lamborghini
A Greenville, South Carolina, pastor is dealing with a mix of harsh criticism and supportive praise after giving his wife a $200,000 luxury SUV for their eighth anniversary. Relentless Church pastor John Gray gave his wife, Aventer Gray, a Lamborghini Urus this week.
Boil water advisory lifted for Frazier Road
A boil water advisory issued for residents and businesses on Frazier Road was repealed Thursday night. The advisory, which was issued Wednesday, included communities in the Grand Harbor, Summer Point and Frazier Point subdivisions.
Josh Norman names scholarships after CCU professors
Coastal Carolina alumnus and Greenwood native Josh Norman has announced that two of the three endowed scholarships he recently established as part of his $1.5 million donation to the university will be named in honor of his two favorite professors in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Hum
Dylan's Law begins legislative journey
Dylan Emery’s short life is on the road to becoming a lasting legacy. Fulfilling a promise they made to family members of the Ninety Six infant who in October died of Krabbe disease, the Lakelands’ legislative delegation will pre-file “Dylan’s Law,” a measure to mandate newborn screening for the deg
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
Analyst: Invest state surplus on legacy issues, not quick returns
What would you do if you found $1.2 billion more to spend?. That’s a question the General Assembly will have to answer over the coming months, after higher than projected tax revenues brought a massive windfall into state coffers.
1 killed, 1 injured in early morning car crash in Greenwood Co.
GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - One person was killed in an early morning car crash Sunday morning in Greenwood County. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2011 Nissan four-door car was driving east on Cokesbury Road near Asbury Road at about 3:45 a.m.
Greenwood High junior takes home top youth programming honor
Like most teenagers, 16-year-old Rose Whitt’s interests — and social media habits — vary. But the Greenwood High School junior was intrigued when she came across an Instagram post from supermodel Karlie Kloss last year touting a free summer camp for girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who are intere
Firefighters offer tips to help keep holidays safe
With shopping, wrapping, cooking, decorating and party-planning all on the mind this holiday season, it’s easy to forget basic fire safety. Space heaters, fireplaces and even candles can prove to be fire hazards, while a poorly watered tree is fuel for flames. Lights and other decorations, if not us