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South Carolina woman's story of race relations offers hope

Jul. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Racial tensions right now are troubling to Cynthia M. Gary, a physician assistant who lives in North Carolina. She grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Greenwood High School. Gary, 46, has a hopeful story about race relations that has been published in two of the more than 350...

4 surrender to face charges in SC teen's drive-by death

Jul. 9, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Four people are in custody after surrendering to face charges in the death of a 16-year-old who was killed last month in a drive-by shooting after an argument at a graduation party in South Carolina, investigators said. Arrest warrants show that Greterrious Calhoun, 18, and Javon...

Cashiers thankful for letters given to them by Kentucky girl

Jul. 6, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Cashiers Kamryn Ashley and Sherry Redmond were having a rough day working at Big Lots at 339 Bypass 72 NW because of the high humidity in the building. Ashley said the protective masks, which they had to wear all day because of the COVID-19 pandemic, did not help with the heat. Their...

As Greenwood County coroner, Sonny Cox is often one of the first people on the scene when someone dies. Cox, shown here outside his office in Greenwood, S.C., worked for 35 years in law enforcement before first being elected coroner in 2013. (Greg Deal/Index-Journal via AP)

A look under the sheet: S. Carolina coroner discusses career

Jun. 29, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — It’s 3 a.m. and Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox knocks on a door. He’s there to tell someone a relative has died in a car wreck. Cox has to do this quite often. “I’ve got to be somebody’s rock when I go knock on somebody’s door and say...

Southeast Georgia pellet plant sold to new owner for $175M

Jun. 22, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A large producer of wood pellets that are burned for electricity is buying a pellet plant in southeast Georgia for $175 million. Enviva Partners of Bethesda, Maryland, announced last week that it would buy the Georgia Biomass plant in Waycross, as well as export terminal capacity that...

In this June 16, 2020 photo, Ethan Warner and Benjamin Scott, who founded Evolve 3D to streamline 3D printing, pose in Greenwood, S.C.Warner, 22, and Scott, 21, were biology majors at The Citadel, and they bonded over the amount of fun they weren’t having in one of their biology classes together. Warner did not anticipate even working with 3D printers, while Scott’s uncle’s interest in 3D printing influenced him to research more about it. (Jonathan Limehouse/The Index-Journal via AP)

Former Citadel students look to make 3D printing accessible

Jun. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Ethan Warner and Benjamin Scott founded Evolve 3D to streamline 3D printing and make an otherwise expensive printer more affordable and accessible. “A lot of people right now don’t think of the 3D printer as something they can have in their home,” Warner said....

‘Miracle’: 74-year-old man survives cardiac arrest at home

Jun. 15, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — When Craig and Mary Helen Ticknor visited Craig’s brother, Terry, in Ponderosa Heights to continue working on their RV in the backyard, they did not think they would be administering CPR to him. “I never had to do CPR, and I’m not trained in CPR,” Mary...