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July 30, 2014

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VOL. 96, NO. 65 2 SECTIONS, 20 PAGES WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 DAILY 75¢, SUNDAY $1.50 TODAY: Partly sunny and less humid. High in the 80s. FORECAST, 6B Index-Journal is published with pride for the people of the Lake- lands. You are important to us. If you miss your paper, please call 223-1413 (before noon on weekends). Inside today's edition n BUSINESS 6B n CALENDAR 2A n CLASSIFIEDS 7B-9B n COMICS 10B n EDITORIALS 8A n ENTERTAINMENT 5A n LOTTERY 5A n MARKETS 5B n OBITUARIES 4A n SPORTS 1B-4B n TASTE 7A Index-Journal is committed to editorial excellence. To report an error, contact Executive Editor Richard Whiting at 943-2522 or ABBEVILLE If you build it, assume they're already here. Abbeville County developed and built a new business incubator at Lakelands Commerce Center to help local and aspiring entrepreneurs. The 22,000-square-foot facility was funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Upper Savannah Council of Governments assisted in the preparation and submission of the grant application. The incubator is designed to allow the creation and expansion of small business in the area. The building consists of four 5,000-square-foot bays with 28-foot ceilings for industrial use and a 2,000-square-foot office space to be shared for office and conference space. All spaces are available to lease. "I feel that it adds another tool in Abbeville County's arsenal as we try to attract businesses and industries," Abbeville County Director Bruce Cooley said. "Specifically, the incuba- tor building will help to attract new entrepreneurial-type businesses who can hopefully grow and develop into larger businesses who will have an incentive to remain within the coun- ty." Abbeville County ready for new business By COLIN RIDDLE Incubator to help Lakelands entrepreneurs See BUSINESS, page 4A G reenwood's Sarah Bucciero is ready to share with strangers in the check-out line why she has no hair. "People will ask why I am bald and I will tell them that I shaved my head to raise money for pediatric cancer awareness and oncology research," Bucciero said. "I can share Carter's story. He shaved his head, so I figure I can shave mine." On July 27, Buc- ciero, 39, was one of 46 mothers who converged on Bos- ton to "get bald," on behalf of the St. Bal- drick's Foundation, which helps fund childhood cancer research. Bucciero is one of St. Bal- drick's 46 Mommas Class of 2014 team members, and was part of the founda- tion's fifth annual St. Baldrick's 46 Mommas: Shave for the Brave event at The Prudential Center in Boston. On average, 46 families each weekday receive news that a child has cancer, according to St. Bal- drick's Foundation. The 46 Mommas team was created in 2010 with a goal of raising $1 million for pediatric cancer research and has raised $1.4 million to date. By the morning of the "big shave," Bucciero By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY From staff reports Three people were arrested Monday night when narcot- ics officers made yet anoth- er meth bust in Greenwood County. James Sorrow, 35, of Brad- ley, was charged with traf- ficking in ice 100 grams or more, but less than 200 grams and possession of ice with intent to distribute in connec- tion with the incident. Stacey Wo r t h i n g - ton, 27, of Greenwood, was booked on a count of traffick- ing in illegal drugs while M a r g a r e t B onds , 2 8 , of Calhoun Falls, faces a charge of p o s s e s s i o n with intent to d ist r ib - u t e c r a c k c o c a i n e s t e m m i n g f r o m t h e arrest. A c c o r d - i n g t o a Greenwood County inci- dent report, agents with t h e mu lt i - j u r i s d i c - tional Drug E n f o r c e - m e nt Un it r e s p o n d e d to a Bradley residence along Hill Trace Drive about 9:30 Monday night to ser ve a search warrant. DEU offi- cials said the bust was not a meth lab, but it did amount to the sixth meth-related drug raid agents have made this month. Officers detained two people before entering the res- idence and two more people inside the home. The Calhoun Falls suspect was among the people found inside the resi- dence. After agents searched the house, an SUV pulled into DEU nabs three in another meth bust D50 evaluates emergency plan in disaster drill A school shooting is not something any reasonable per- son wishes to come to pass. But while tragic, they are none- theless a reality in America's schools, and a tragedy Green- wood School District 50 is pre- paring to face if need be. Almost 26 years ago, the G r e e n w o o d c o m m u n i t y mourned the loss of two 8-year- old students in a 1988 shooting at Oakland Elementary School. Two years ago, the school was renamed to honor the woman who served as Oakland's prin- cipal at the time of the shoot- ings, Eleanor S. Rice Elemen- tary. There have been no shoot- ings in Greenwood schools since that incident. With that and other school shootings in mind, District 50 engaged in a mock crisis disas- ter drill Tuesday morning, with squad cars and ambulances, as well as law enforcement, district and emergency personnel lit- tering the lawn of Springfield Elementary School. Also on the scene were the county's emer- gency management, Greenwood City Fire Department and the American Red Cross. The situation, determined by the Greenwood County Sheriff 's Office, was of an active gunman entering the school. Volunteers from various organizations, including Piedmont Technical College students, acted as teach- ers and students during the drill. Springfield principal Aly- son Perrin worked in collabo- ration with other district and law enforcement personnel to defuse the situation inside the school. Superintendent Darrell John- son said the drill, in which the district participated the past three years, helps the district evaluate its emergency proce- dures and make improvements where necessary. By KATE HRUBY KATE HRUBY | INDEX-JOURNAL Volunteers gather around the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office mobile command center at a D50 mock crisis disaster drill at Springfield Elementary School Tuesday. See DRILL, page 4A n DRUG ARRESTS JAMES SORROW MARGARET BONDS STACEY WORTHINGTON BALD FOR A CAUSE Greenwood woman shaves head to raise awareness, honor son SUBMITTED Greenwood's Sarah Bucciero gets her head shaved to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research during the St. Baldrick's Foundation 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave event in Boston. Bucciero decided to take part to honor the legacy of her late son, Carter Bucciero. SUBMITTED Sarah Bucciero, left, gets a photo with Lindsay Buchholz of the Clay Buchholz Foundation during the Shave for the Brave event in Boston. Buchholz is the wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz. Want to help? n According to St. Baldrick's Foundation, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year worldwide. And, in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease — more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined. Every three minutes worldwide, one child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Bucciero's St. Baldrick's fundraising page can be accessed online at: http://www.stbaldricks. org/participants/ mypage/666981/2014 See BALD, page 6A See METH, page 4A

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