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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

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

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

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

Greenwood woman faces domestic violence charge

Nicole Tamika Butler, 32, of 636 Chipley Ave., Greenwood was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree domestic violence.


Hole opens up on Laurens Road in Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) - A large hole opened up on Laurens Road in Greenville on Wednesday.Pictures from the scene show a hole on Laurens Road near East Washington Street.Greenville Police officers had responded to the scene and were blocking off the area.We're working to gather more information at t

WSPA.COM - 2018-05-24 01:05:12

Johnston Man Dies from Injuries after Hwy 121 Crash

Larry Lybrand, 73, of Johnston, died May 22 a little after 4:00 p.m. at Augusta University Hospital as a result of injuries he received in a head-on collision on Hwy 121 that same day. According to the SC Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just before 3:00 in the afternoon when Lybrand, who was dri

EDGEFIELDADVERTISER.COM - 2018-05-24 09:05:00

District 56 joins four others in lawsuit over SCHSL realignment

The issue of whether or not Union County High School belongs in Region 3-3A is not going away.Laurens County School District 56 – Clinton is in the region – is one of five districts that filed suit Monday against the South Carolina High School League and Union County Schools.The plaintiffs are Distr

GOLAURENS.COM - 2018-05-24 02:18:00

Greenwood man faces assault charges

Evan Eugene Wilson, 39, of 104 Leonard St., Greenwood was arrested Friday and charged with resisting arrest and two counts of first-degree assault and battery.Greenwood police went Friday to the Burger King on S.C. Highway 72 after callers said there was a fight in progress and the fighters had bats


Uptown Live is awash; Thursday show canceled

Lara Hudson, Uptown manager, said the forecast is also forcing a date change for movie night. Movie at the Market is rescheduled for 7 p.m. June 15.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 19:50:00

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

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

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.


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


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


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


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


Ware Shoals man with threatening Facebook post acquitted

A man charged with disturbing schools and breach of peace, aggravated in nature, was acquitted of the charges at his trial Thursday.Leon Arthur "Buddy" Kay, of 51 Honea Path St., Ware Shoals, was arrested March 14, 2017 by the Ware Shoals Police Department after posting an excerpt from the Supreme C