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Towns traced back to arrival of railroad

As the City of Aiken does, many of the towns in eastern Aiken County trace their histories to the arrival of the railroad. The Town of Wagener dates to 1887 when the settlement was called Pinder Town, and later Guntersville or Gunter's Crossroad, after many North Carolina settlers who fought in the

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-24 08:00:00

Ridge Spring-Monetta area known for agriculture

Known for its crops of plentiful peaches, the Ridge Spring-Monetta area in northern Aiken and eastern Saluda traces its history to agriculture and the soil. In the early 20th century, Monetta, near the northeast corner of Aiken County, was known as the "Asparagus Capital of the World," and during Wo

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-24 06:00:00

5K Benefits Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- More than one hundred runners woke up before sunrise on Saturday to take part in the Rooster Run. The 5K race benefits the Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary in Leesville. Cotton Branch was founded in 2004. It is the only non-profit in the state to take in abandoned, abused,

WLTX.COM - 2017-09-23 13:10:16

Teen, Man Arrested For Making Bombs

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)- A Lexington County man and teenager have been charged with making homemade bombs after explosive materials were found at the man's Leesville home. A parent of a student at White Knoll Middle School called an administrator at the school on Tuesday morning, to report that a WKMS

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-22 03:58:32

Animals find a safe haven at Cotton Branch

In Leesville, there is a safe haven for abandoned, abused, neglected, and elderly farm animals. The Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary devotes all of its resources to give these animals a full life. To help pay for that, the nonprofit is holding a road race this Saturday. Ducks, roosters, chickens, litt

WIS-TV - 2017-09-21 23:26:14

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

Aiken's Engineering staff recommends Edgefield contractor to complete Newberry St. infrastructure repairs

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - Aiken's Engineering staff has recommended an Edgefield contractor to complete the Newberry Street infrastructure repairs. Bidding for the $400,000 dollar project opened in August. Tri-Star Contractors came in as the lowest bidder, at $368,950 dollars, to complete the first phase

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-23 21:15:50

Week 5 high school football scoreboard

Berkeley High School head coach and athletic director, Jerry Brown says Friday night was one of the best games for football player, "D.J." Weathers. Gilbert beats Dreher 48-34 Lexington beats Irmo 41-21 Spring Valley beats White Knoll 48-13 Richland Northeast beats Airport 23-20 River Bluff beats Bl

WACH.COM - 2017-09-23 00:06:28

When will Lexington-Richland 5 make up classes lost to storm?

Students in Lexington-Richland 5 will go to school Oct. 6 to make up for classes canceled for storms from Hurricane Irma. School officials announced the decision Friday. Holding classes Oct. 6, originally a day off for students but not teachers, will have "the least negative impact on our families,"

THE STATE - 2017-09-22 21:07:00

Man Killed in Accident in Lexington

Lexington, SC (WLTX) -- The Lexington County Coroner said one man was killed in an accident in Lexington late Friday night. Coroner Margaret Fisher said 42-year-old Jerry Lee Sharpe from West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries suffered when he was ejected from his car. Fisher sa

WLTX.COM - 2017-09-23 16:20:40

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

Oral Rabies Vacine Baiting Planned

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services will be distributing oral rabies vaccine baits in portions of east and south central Tennessee to vaccinate raccoons and prevent the spread of rabies in the state, a news release says. According to the release, residents of Bradley, Carter, Cock

GREENEVILLE SUN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Mickel, Vaughn join Upstate Forever board

Charles Mickel and Pamela Vaughn were recently appointed to the Upstate Forever board of trustees. Mickel is president of RSI Holdings and manager of Capital Deployment in Greenville. Vaugh is the environmental regulatory compliance manager at FujiFilm Manufacturing U.S.A. in Greenwood. She has be

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 21:50:34

Our View: On 'The Pig,' 'who?' and bloomin' awards

We'll not weigh in on whether an abandoned bank building in Ware Shoals should be allowed to be rezoned to accommodate a Dollar General. We admit it's hard to believe the town can support not one, but two such stores. And a Family Dollar to boot. Indeed, we suspect the impact will be felt by the fra

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Smoot Recognized for 50 Years of Hard Work and Service

District Office Front Receptionist Bettye Smoot was recognized at the September Board of Trustees meeting with a Certificate of Appreciation for 50 years of hard work and service in Greenwood School District 50. Mrs. Smoot began working in District 50 as a receptionist on September 11, 1967. During

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 15:04:00

Officials: Image of Midlands middle school threat is a hoax

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is hoping to bust a social media hoax that many say shows the reason why a 57-year-old Lexington County man and a teen were arrested on Thursday. According to the sheriff's department, the image in question shows a group of masked men walking in the hallway

WIS-TV - 2017-09-22 20:32:58

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

Lexington Co. parents remain concerned after bomb threats made against middle school

Parents in Lexington County say they remain on alert after a man and teenager were arrested for building homemade bombs and threatening a middle school. Peter John Munson, 57, and an unidentified teenager were taken into custody by deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department on Thursday

WIS-TV - 2017-09-23 01:00:57