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Greenwood residents get a jump on holiday shopping

Thanksgiving leftovers were still warm Thursday when Tasha and Mitchell Blair started mapping out their shopping plan for that evening. A PlayStation 4, games, TVs - they had a long list and wanted to check off as much as they could before the night was over. They hit the stores not long after they

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Greenwood couple looking to bring floating playground to lake

The couple behind Lake Greenwood's popular ice cream boat is proposing an even more ambitious venture straight out of a theme park. On Tuesday, Troy Louis and his wife, Cole, unveiled plans for a Jungle Float Mobile Waterpark - hoping to bring the international attraction to the Upstate. "Kind of a

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Soup kitchen a blessing to many

Volunteers busied themselves Thursday in the Greenwood Soup Kitchen, preparing pumpkin and apple pie and heaping generous portions of green beans, corn and turkey onto plates. Just outside the kitchen's doors, members of the Greenwood Brotherhood gathered around a bubbling fryer, pulling out crisp,

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Police: Horse runs amok along the Bypass

Like an episode of "Mister Ed," a horse caused some trouble in town today when it got loose and ran amok along the bypass, according to police. A horse made its way to the Hobby Lobby parking lot on S.C. Highway 72 Wednesday afternoon, and deputies worked to get the animal under control and contact


Norman uses Index-Journal ad to offer aid for churches

Over the course of his 5 -year career, Josh Norman has racked up 10 takeaways. But off the field, the star cornerback and Greenwood native is known for what he gives away. And he's continuing that trend this holiday season. On Wednesday, Norman took out a full-page ad in the Index-Journal asking are


30th anniversary of Main Street UMC's Hanging of the Greens

The 30th annual Hanging of the Greens service will be at Main Street United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3. Main Street provided the first such celebration of the beginning of advent in Greenwood in 1987, and the tradition has grown during the past 30 years. During the Hanging of the Greens s

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Our View: Give thanks, and give so others can as well

We pondered what, if any, prophetic thought we could share with readers on this Thanksgiving Day. We looked back at what we said in this space last year and were quickly reminded that last year's message was, with but a few revisions, essentially the same as the prior year's. We find once again that

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 08:15:00

'Everybody's my family': Area grocer continues her Thanksgiving feed

Gloria Daniel began feeding Greenwood's Thanksgiving hungry from her Holloway Grocery store five years ago. It takes her about a week to ready enough food to satisfy the nearly 200 people who come through her doors - but really, her preparation has been 50 years in the making. "I always said the Lor

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Duluth Shoppers Flock to the Stores Ahead of Black Friday

DULUTH, Minn. -Black Friday technically starts at midnight! But many stories got the madness going earlier this evening. Fox 21's Haydee Clotter talked to some of the die-hard shoppers in Duluth. Every year it's the same tradition for some. Spend time with family, eat turkey and then head to the sto

FOX 21 ONLINE - 2017-11-24 17:10:43

Souping up Superior Street: Proposal aims to improve pedestrian access to downtown Duluth

Ben Garland moved to Duluth a couple years ago, but he left his wheels behind. "I think that because of that, he offers a certain perspective that not all of us have," said Dave Zbaracki, Garland's friend. Garland first learned of plans to reconstruct Superior Street when he joined a local planning

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-25 03:00:00

Duluth police recruits will test 'customer service' training

But cops tend to spend a lot less time training for their day-to-day interactions with community members, Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said. "We're really good about training officers to be tactically sound - to have good critical-thinking skills and decision-making," he said. "But one of the are

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-25 02:00:00

Duluth shopping districts celebrate as Small Business Saturday gets bigger

Businesses in Duluth's downtown, Canal Park and Lincoln Park shopping districts and beyond are celebrating Small Business Saturday as part of the national effort to shop small, local stores on a day wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The campaign to "shop small" on the Saturday after Than

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 21:26:10

Annual Gobble Gallop Attracts Thousands to Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. - Hundreds of families and friends showed up bright and early Thursday morning to break records when it comes to attendance at the annual Thanksgiving Gobble Gallop. 2,500 participants lined up for either the quarter mile gobble giddy up, the tough turkey one mile or the grand finale,

FOX 21 ONLINE - 2017-11-24 04:23:20

Local View: Speak up so Duluth can stay a welcoming place

For example, on a recent weekend, I attended the Festival of Trees and saw a decorative metal cutout for sale that featured a handgun in its center and, "We don't call 911," around its edge. I mentioned to the vendors that I didn't think it was good for the Christmas season. They didn't seem to care

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 16:27:58

Pedestrian injured in vehicle collision in Duluth

A 29-year-old woman received non-life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing an avenue in Duluth's East Hillside neighborhood on Thursday afternoon. The woman was walking across Ninth Avenue East when she was struck by a vehicle, driven by a 66-year-old woman, that was

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-23 22:49:26

Duluth man charged with series of gun crimes

A Duluth man who served prison time for shooting a man during a robbery three years ago has been charged with a new series of gun-related incidents - including another shooting that injured a woman. Metris Jovon Bell, 23, faces four felony charges stemming from the mid-November incidents. Authoritie


Woman found dead in vehicle parked at Fort Collins Walmart

FORT COLLINS - A woman was found dead in a vehicle outside a Walmart in north Fort Collins around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Fort Collins police received reports of an unresponsive woman in a car at the Walmart on 1250 E. Magnolia St. and found that the woman was dead. Police investigated the death and

REPORTERHERALD.COM - 2017-11-25 01:22:39

Fort Collins Thanksgiving temperatures top 100-year-old record

Fort Collins broke a century-old heat record on Thursday. Temperatures on Thanksgiving reached 69 degrees, topping the previous record of 68 degrees set on Nov. 23, 1917, according to the Colorado Climate Center. It has been an unusually warm week for late November in Fort Collins. Wednesday saw a

COLORADOAN - 2017-11-24 19:58:30

Your guide to the Fort Collins Winter Farmers' Market

This is a first-person account from a Coloradoan staff member's trip to a local establishment, written to share insights with you before you try it out. Name of Business: Winter Farmers' Market Where it's located: Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave. Why try now? The outdoor farmers markets have clo

COLORADOAN - 2017-11-24 15:00:06

Opinion: Fort Collins' risk became a Powerhouse in energy science

Twenty-five-years ago, the city of Fort Collins took a chance on energy innovation, and on me. I was an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Colorado State University, and I was looking for a space to start CSU's Engines and Energy Conversions Lab (EECL). I wanted to find a place where m

COLORADOAN - 2017-11-24 23:00:04