Latest Greenwood News

Judge tosses out charges against 6 in SC mall shooting

Dec. 6, 2019 1:07 PM EST

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A judge in South Carolina threw out charges against six men in a shooting at the Greenwood Mall, saying prosecutors never proved any of them had a gun, fired the weapon or intended to shoot the possible victim. Prosecutors were trying all six defendants at the same time in the mall...

Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols dies

Dec. 3, 2019 12:25 PM EST

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols has died. Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek said the 76-year-old coroner died in the hospital on Monday. Nichols had been coroner in Laurens County since 2001 and was elected to a fifth term in 2016. Cheek told The...

2nd SC district seeks year-round school calendar

Dec. 1, 2019 12:15 PM EST

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A second school district in South Carolina wants to change to a year-round calendar. The Greenwood County District 50 School Board approved the calendar change last month to start at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. The Greenwood Index-Journal reports the calendar greatly...

South Carolina editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 12 The Times and Democrat on stress at work: A study conducted by TermLife2Go found that South Carolina's number one mental health concern is stress at work. The study looked at the most googled health concerns across the nation and found that internet...

Life of SC baby still resonates 1 year after his death

Oct. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Late Monday afternoon (Oct. 14), a man approached Matt Emery as he stood with his wife, Melissa, and their three children at Uptown Greenwood's fountain. He was lank, leaning on a cane for support. His shirt — unbuttoned enough to expose his upper chest — was wrinkled....