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Belk to Host Ladies Night Out, Annual Celebration During SC Festival of Flowers

Belk will host “It's A Blooming Good Time Ladies Night” social event on Thursday, June 20 as part of the SC Festival of Flowers’ month-long celebration.   

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Mall, and women are invited to experience a fun and fashionable celebration.  Attendees will enjoy door prizes, discounts, wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by Red Lobster.


Monday, June 17, 2019

Local wins big during SC Judo State Championship

Alexander Miller has been training for years and it proved effective during the recent Judo State Championship held on June 8 in North Charleston, SC.


Monday, June 17, 2019

Fighting Injustice Together to discuss unsolved homicides in Greenwood

Fighting Injustice Together will be holding a Press Conference at the Greenwood City Police Dept. at 2PM Tuesday, June 18, 2019 to discuss unsolved homicides of four people.

There are currently four unsolved homicides and one death with mysterious circumstance in Greenwood city that we are seeking justice for their families.  The lack of effort by Chief Gerald Brooks can no longer be accepted, we demand justice.

In attendance will be the families of the victims: Quatavious Freeman, Tadarrius Robinson, Roosevelt King Jr, Cody Hawkins and Zykevious Ramsey.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself; Travis Greene, Vice President at 864-971-2022 or Bruce Wilson, President at 864-907-7080.

Greenwood City Police Department is located at 520 Monument Street in Greenwood.

Monday, June 17, 2019

SC WINS: New Scholarship Helps Further Reduce Tuition Cost at Piedmont Technical College

Thanks to state and federal financial aid, local Promise programs, and a thriving Foundation scholarship program, 70 percent of students attending Piedmont Technical College (PTC) are able to attend tuition-free. Now, a new South Carolina scholarship is poised to make the cost of attending the college even more affordable. 


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mosquitoes? Call Brown's Mosquito & Pest Control

It’s that time of the year for those pesky mosquitoes!  Don’t let them ruin your backyard fun and relaxing evenings, Call Brown’s Mosquito & Pest Control today!

With over ten years experience, owner Chris Brown and staff can provide mosquito control without any contracts to sign.  You can get a One-Time treatment or agree on a Three Week or Monthly service. Brown says he wants customers to be comfortable doing business with them.

Brown’s Mosquito & Pest Control also provides treatments for fire ants, outdoor flea & ticks and any general pests like roaches, spiders, wasps and more.

Brown’s Mosquito & Pest Control serves Greenwood and surrounding counties.  Contact Chris Brown at (864) 992-8379.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Countybank Foundation donates to Next Level Fitness

David Tompkins, Greenwood Market Executive for Countybank; Wells Dunlap, Commercial Relationship Manager for Countybank; and Chris Hammett, Corporate Security Officer for Countybank, recently presented a check for $500 to Next Level Fitness. The donation was given on behalf of the Countybank Foundation, which was established in 1971 and represents Countybank and Greenwood Capital.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Music on the Lake Concert Series begins this Saturday

Connect Lake Greenwood and Northland Communications will kick off a summer Music on the Lake Concert Series on Saturday, June 15.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

HSOG closing June 26 for training day

The Humane Society of Greenwood Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic, along with the Greenwood County Animal Shelter, will be closed to the public on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for staff training.

Greenwood County residents who need Animal Control assistance may call (864) 942-8632.

The facility will reopen to the public at noon on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cardinal Health donates to The Greenwood Promise

The Greenwood Promise received a new commitment this week, with Cardinal Health pledging its support to the program with the completion of a $50,000 pledge, starting with a $10,000 donation.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Smell My Smoke Partners with Local Sorority to Raise Scholarship Funds

The Greenwood Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a community yard sale, June 15th in the parking lot of New Spring Church at1306 Hwy 72 Bypass in Greenwood SC to raise funds for annual scholarships given to area high school seniors.  

Todd Damon, owner of Smell My Smoke BBQ, is supporting the fundraising effort by selling barbeque on site and donating the profits to the Chapter.  This is an ongoing effort by Damon to support community organizations that exist to serve others. “I want to give back to the community, especially if the effort supports positive efforts youth are making.”  This event allows Damon to help the Sorority’s Chapter provide scholarships for seniors in Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, and Saluda counties.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

America in Bloom Judges to Visit Greenwood, SC

Professional volunteer judges from the America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program will visitGreenwood, SC on June 20 and 21. This is Greenwood’s fourth year as an America in Bloom participant, and is one of the many proud and passionate communities across America working on local revitalization programs with an eye to receiving a prestigious America in Bloom national award.

In addition to receiving detailed written evaluation from the judges citing strengths and opportunities for improvement, participants receive a bloom rating and special mention for what the judges deem to be an extraordinary project or program. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Bearcat Buddies Summer Camp

Participants of Lander University’s Bearcat Buddies summer camp showcase a selection of cheers and dances they learned during camp for friends and family on Friday, June 6. Held annually, Bearcat Buddies allows kids ages 3-12 the opportunity to perform with the award-winning Lander University cheerleaders and dancers. More information can be found at –Photo by Laura Brown.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Inclement Weather Prompts Venue Change for Festival's Juried Arts and Crafts Show

The SC Festival of Flowers’ main weekend kicks off on Friday and organizers have moved the event venue of the Juried Arts and Crafts Show from the outdoor Uptown Market to indoors at the James Medford Family Event Center, located on the campus of Piedmont Technical College.  Based on National Weather Service reports for the weekend, anticipated inclement weather prompted the venue change from the Uptown area.

Admission is free and the public is invited to visit the show from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th.  “You’ll be amazed at the incredible handmade and creative works, so get ready to shop!,” said Austin Hough, Festival Coordinator. The show features handmade, original work from talented artists and crafts people.   “You can also see the creative process in action with several of our exhibitors demonstrating their craft in their booths,” said Hough.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Festival Photography Exhibit Features 150+ Prints Location Moved to PTC's Medford Center

The SC Festival of Flowers Photography Exhibit & Contest, one of South Carolina’s largest summer exhibitions, has attracted over 150 individual prints for this year’s show.  According to event chair Kendall Adams, “The show is an annual tradition of the SC Festival, and promotes an interest in photography and showcases the talents of area photographers.”  The public is invited to view the amazing images captured by amateur and professional photographers!


Friday, June 7, 2019

Countybanc Insurance Celebrates 100 Years of Business in the Upstate

Countybanc Insurance, an entity of Countybank, is proud to commemorate its 100th anniversary, providing exceptional insurance services and supporting the Upstate community since its inception in 1919 as the Dantzler Agency.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

38th Annual Stock Car Race benefit for Shriner's Hospitals

The Laurens County Shrine Club is conducting its 38th Annual Stock Car Race Tuesday Night, June 11, 2019 at the Laurens County Speedway located at 435 Racetrack Road in Laurens, SC.  The pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. and the grandstands will open at 6:00 p.m. Pit admission is $35 for ages 12 and up and grandstand admission is $20 for ages 12 and up.  Children 11 and under are admitted free. This is an annual benefit race sponsored by the Laurens County Shrine Club to benefit Shriner's Hospitals.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lander extends partnership with Chinese university

A delegation from Sanda University in Shanghai, China, visited Lander University on May 23 to sign a five-year extension to an agreement that enables student exchanges between the two schools.  


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Fatal shooting at Thornbrook Court

A fatal shooting incident occurred early this morning at the Thornbrook Court subdivision that sits next to Emerald High School.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Clemson Tiger Day in Greenwood June 7

Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend CLEMSON TIGER DAY in Greenwood.  In conjunction with the S.C. Festival of Flowers and the beautiful topiaries in Uptown Greenwood, S.C. we will be celebrating CLEMSON TIGER DAY on Friday evening, June 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Countybank Plaza at the Tiger Topiary!  


Monday, June 3, 2019

Four Receive Tour de Tech Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently held a Scholarship Luncheon to recognize student recipients of dozens of PTC Foundation scholarships for 2019. This year’s winners of the Tour de Tech Scholarship are Myasia Anderson of Ninety Six, Jalen Pratt of Johnston, Peter Smith of Greenwood, and Crystal Tepetate Hernandez of Greenwood.


Monday, June 3, 2019

Greenwood County Animal Shelter To Close For Staff Training

The Humane Society of Greenwood Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic, along with the Greenwood County Animal Shelter, will be closed to the public on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for staff training purposes. As always, Greenwood County residents who need Animal Control assistance may call (864) 942-8679. The facility will reopen to the public at noon on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Brian O'Reilly Memorial Celebration of Veterans Tennis Tournament date changes to June 29

The USTA sanctioned fourth annual Brian O'Reilly Memorial Celebration of Veterans Tennis tournament, usually held in November in conjunction with Veterans Day, will still honor and remember Veterans, but needed a date change due to date conflict in November.  The new date will be Saturday, June 29th at the Gatewood Racket Club in Greenwood.


Monday, June 3, 2019

GALL hosting District 8u Championship at YMCA

The Greenwood Abbeville Little League is hosting the 8u District Championship Tournament starting today through the weekend at the YMCA.  Games begin today at 6 pm. Please come out and support our local players if you can.

Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 Run to the Rescue 5K Winners and Results

This year’s “Run To The Rescue 5K” raised close to $4,000 for the Humane of Greenwood.  Ranging in age from 8 to 76, over 80 individuals participated by running or walking the one-of-a-kind course.  The four-year-old volunteer-led event has raised a total of over $20,000 to help support the HSOG. 

The monies go toward providing care for animals at the HSOG Adoption Center.  In collaboration with Greenwood County, the HSOG moved into a new facility last August and now 100% financially supports the Adoption Center’s operational costs.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

New Beer Garden Addition to Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk

Organizers for the SC Festival of Flowers have added a Beer Garden to the popular Topiaries and Tastings Wine Walk on June 8th.  Attendees will experience the locally brewed beers from Good Times Brewing. This Garden, located in The Greenwood Building’s parking area, will also feature music, finger foods and a fun environment to celebrate Greenwood’s oldest festival.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dr. Glenn named Superintendent of Greenwood School District 50

During a called school board meeting on Wednesday, May 29, the Board of Trustees for D50 announced Dr. Steve Glenn as their new Superintendent.

The selection of Dr. Glenn follows an extensive Superintendent search conducted by executive search firm Coleman Lew Canny Bowen of Charlotte, NC.  The search began in Jan 2019.

Dr. Glenn comes to Greenwood from Ninety Six, where he served as the Assistant Superintendent for Greenwood School District 52 since 2019.  He has a strong background in all aspects of educational administration including service as assistant superintendent, middle and high school school principal, director, assistant principal, and teacher.  

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sewer overflow at Turkey Creek Pump Station in Hodges

The Town of Ware Shoals has experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Turkey Creek Pump Station  located at 7101 Highway 25 North in Hodges, SC.

Officials say that the amount of spill/overflow was estimated around 30,000 gallons.

The run-off from this spill was contained and vacuumed up with equipment for disposal.  Some sewage may have found its way into Turkey Creek located approximately 200 feet from the pump station flowing in an eastwardly direction.

The area of the Sanitary Sewer Overflow was cleaned and disinfected to minimize any public health threat from this incident.  Public Health agencies have been notified.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

"Ridin' for Miracle League" makes donation

On behalf of the Burton Center Foundation, Jimmy Burton, Ty Johnson and Earl Dalton, presented a check for $3,500, which was the proceeds from the  "Ridin' for Miracle League" Fundraiser held in April.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Café & Then Some Comedians Entertainment for Festival Ladies Luncheon "In a Southern State of Mind"

All ladies are invited to step into “A Southern State of Mind” at the first official kickoff event of the SC Festival of Flowers – the Ladies Luncheon. This annual tradition takes place on Tuesday, June 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College.  


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Satisfy Your 'Need for Speed' at PTC June Instant Admission Days

Those planning to attend Instant Admission Day are asked to bring their official high school transcript or GED Score report, official college transcripts if they’ve completed previous college courses, a photo ID, and their 2017 tax return (parents’ 2017 return if under 24). Fall classes begin August 19. For more information, call (864) 941-8369.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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