On August 24, 2019 emergency personnel responded to an accident around 2 p.m. on Hwy 221 about 2 miles South of Greenwood. According to SCHP Trooper Joe Hovis, a vehicle traveling north on Hwy 221 ran into a vehicle stopped just before a broke down moped, causing the parked car to strike the rider of the moped. At that time the rider was off working on his moped.
Earlier this morning, Emerald lost power in its main building. CPW has informed district officials and school administration that the main power line running underground to the school is out and needs to be replaced. Emerald students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Prior to dismissal, students will be provided lunch in the new gymnasium which has power and air conditioning. CPW anticipates having...
The No. 3-ranked Lander men's soccer team used a pair of second half goals to spark a 3-0 victory over visiting Newberry Wednesday night at Van Taylor Stadium.
Alistair Danjon, Kyle Ferguson, and Tom Marriott each netted a goal in the victory for Lander (3-0), which notched its seventh consecutive home victory over a non-conference opponent. The Bearcats held a 10-3 advantage in...
Self Regional Healthcare, a participant in the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Regional Reports, has received the Mission: Lifeline® Regional STEMI Trailblazer Achievement Award as a part of the South Carolina Region. The award is presented for implementing specific quality improvement measures at a regional level as outlined by the Association for treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This is the first year the Association has recognized regional achievement as part of its awards program for quality patient care
The 2019 Edisto REC Peanut/Row Crop Field Day will be held on September 12, and 13th. The peanut, cotton and soybean growers from across the state will gather at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville to learn the latest research on growing these crops. It will be from 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Thursday at 64 Research Road, Blackville. The schedule is posted online. For more information, contact Dan Anco at 803-284-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month keynote: Christine Chavez – The granddaughter of Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962, Christine Chavez works for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service as an outreach coordinator. She works with farmers from underserved populations, including Hmong, Latinx, African-Americans, veterans, LGBTQ and women. Her talk will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Strom Thurmond Institute auditorium. It is presented as part of Clemson’s Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month celebration, which aims to educate and heighten awareness about the rich culture. For information, contact Jerad Green at 864-656-7625 or email@example.com.
The Daughters of The American Revolution’s Mt. Ariel Chapter, chartered in Hodges, SC, will be registering voters at the Greenwood County Library during Constitution Week. Representatives of the women’s organization will be at the library to answer questions and help with registering voters Wednesday, September 18 from 3:00 PM -7:00PM and Friday, September 20 from 10:00 AM -1:00PM in the Veterans Auditorium on the first floor. All residents age 18 years old and older who have not yet registered to vote in Greenwood County are urged to attend. The first election related to the 2020 presidential primary race will be in February 2020, and voters must have been registered at least 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote.
This year, 2019, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, giving women the right to vote. 2020 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of women casting the first vote, and DAR’s Mt. Ariel Chapter believes that registering voters is one of the best ways to meet the organization's goals of Education and Patriotism.
On the heels of announcing the largest enrollment in Lander University’s history, President Richard Cosentino opened his annual State of the University address with a broad smile as he said, “Welcome to the fourth year of great news.”
Lander students, trustees, faculty and staff filled the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium on Monday, Sept. 9, as Cosentino reeled off one achievement after another while updating the audience on the health of the university.
From the largest freshman class, largest overall enrollment, and highest student housing occupancy in the school’s history; to a dramatic increase in Honors College enrollment, the state’s top number of professors awarded for leading textbook-free courses, a banner fundraising year, and a university-wide embraced commitment to safety and security, the address focused on managing and maintaining a trajectory of momentum.
“What other college is experiencing this type of growth…especially with the caliber of students we have?” Cosentino asked rhetorically. “Students want to come to Greenwood, and they want to attend Lander,”
Managing growth Shifting from the listings, Cosentino outlined plans to manage and build upon the success.
A commitment to keeping the campus population safe was the top priority of the Lander administration, according to Cosentino. “The safety our students is more important to me than anything else,” he said. “I would rather close than for any of our students to be harmed.”
Come out for a great time at the 4th Annual Oktoberfest hosted by Our Lady of Lourdes in Greenwood on Sept 27 from 5:30 to 11:30 pm. This Oktoberfest will feature German food, live music by the Mountain Top Polka Band, dancing, beer, wine and lots of games.
There is a $5 cover charge for adults and children free. Event located at 915 Mathis Road in Greenwood behind the church.
The 2019 Greenwood Shrine Club Oyster Roast is set for Sept 28, 2019 and will be loaded down with Oysters, BBQ and awesome music.
Tickets are available now but hurry, tickets are limited this year!
In addition to some of the best oysters found anywhere, they will also be serving up some “lip smackin” BBQ by Top Hog BBQ. A full night of entertainment by Step-n-Out DJ and none other than the Johnny BadLove band. So get your tickets and come on out for a great night of food, music and dancing!
For ticket information contact Jeremy Davis (864) 980-8131 or Jay Reynolds (864) 554-5716 or any of your local Shriners. The event will be held at 4412 Ninety Six Highway in Ninety Six. Be sure to bring a chair and your coolers welcome.
Southern Cultured Marble, Inc is looking for a shop laborer. We offer competitive wages with full benefits including Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, and SIMPLE Retirement. Please apply in person at 1 Industrial Park Way, Ware Shoals, SC 29692 between the hours of 8 and 4 Monday thru Thursday.
Great opportunity. Piedmont Agency on Aging is looking for drivers for Abbeville and Greenwood. Flexible schedules; 10-29 hours per week. Must pass DOT physical, have clean driving record and acceptable background check. Apply in person at our Abbeville office – 201 Center Rd. or our Greenwood office -808 S. Emerald Rd. For more information, call Ed Hanvey at 864-223-0164 ext. 225. EOE
NHC HealthCare, Greenwood is seeking a full-time Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to provide compassionate care to our patients. Duties include assisting patients with activities of daily living, providing for their personal care, comfort, and assisting in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment.
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MINIMUM EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires High School graduate or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training equivalent to completion of one year of college degree in accounting or office technology. Requires one year experience in general accounting and accounts payable OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Thomas Franklin “Frank” Hill, Jr., 72, husband of Wanda Hellams Hill, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his home.
Born in Greenwood, June 28, 1947, he was a son of the late Thomas Franklin and Ruth Rowland Hill. Coach Hill was a 1965 graduate of Hickory Tavern High School where he was the Senior Captain of the Football, Basketball and Baseball Teams. After high school, he attended both Anderson Junior College, now Anderson University, and Carson-Newman University on a Baseball Scholarship. After graduating Carson-Newman University in 1970, Coach Hill returned to Greenwood and began his coaching and teaching career at Southside Junior High School.
In August of 1970, he began working at the newly formed Emerald Junior High School where he served as an Assistant Football Coach for 2 years when he was named Athletic Director and Head Football Coach and served in that capacity until Emerald Junior High School became Emerald High School. He was named Emerald High School’s first Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.