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Six arrested on drug charges

Greenwood County Sheriff Office visited a home at 111 Lawton Street in Greenwood to perform a welfare check because of possible drug activity.  They were also looking for someone who earlier was treated for a drug overdose and left the hospital on their own.


Friday, February 15, 2019

Man arrested after holding gun to woman's head

A Greenwood man was arrested after a victim told police that she was assaulted and threatened with a pistol to her head.

Alexander Leon McBride, 30 of 570 Brown, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with 1st degree domestic violence and poss of a weapon during commission of a crime.

According to the police report, McBride and the victim began arguing after the victim refused to give over keys to a vehicle when McBride was intoxicated.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ninety Six man arrested for attempted murder

A Ninety Six man was arrested in connection to a stabbing that happen at a bar in Greenwood.

Jeremy Travio Saxon, 32 of 231 West Main Street, Ninety Six, SC was arrested by Greenwood City Police for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Friday, February 15, 2019

SCFOF now accepting Juried Arts & Crafts Show applications
The 52nd annual SC Festival of Flowers is seeking exquisite handmade goods from artists and crafters to showcase in this summer’s Juried Arts & Craft Show.  The Festival features original work from all over the Southeast and festival goers love to see the creative process in action. If this applies to you, whether your work is contemporary or traditional, we want you to apply.   

New this year: crafters will be able to enter one piece for our Juried “Bloom” Award, for a chance to receive recognition and complimentary booth space. This year only, accepted first time crafters will receive $50 off their booth rental.  To apply, visit The deadline is March 15th.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day is celebrated at Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont by volunteers arranging beautiful rose bud vases.  The roses will be delivered to patients in their homes and the Hospice House by hospice nurses and volunteers.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

St. Paul AME to host Family & Friends Feb 24

A Family & Friends Celebration will take place at St. Paul AME Church in Cokesbury on February 24 during regular 10:30 a.m worship hour.  Their guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Derrick Scott, Presiding Elder of The Abbeville Greenwood District. You’re asked to wear African attire.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Suspect identified in Greenwood County robbery/shooting that injured one

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators have obtained warrants in connection with the shooting investigation which occurred yesterday. The robbery/shooting occurred on February 12th, 2019 at approximately 6:32 pm at the Wisewood Apartments located at 235 Florida Avenue in Greenwood County.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Donors Are Urged to Donate As Flu Season Impacts Donations

Due to widespread flu and illness, The Blood Connection is experiencing low donor turnout and this is affecting blood inventory and the ability to provide blood products to our local hospitals.

TBC is urging healthy donors--first time donors and regular donors--to help fill in during this time of shortages. All blood types are needed, especially O negative because it can be transfused to almost any patient in need. O negative is recognized as the universal type; although only 7% of the population has it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

One shot during robbery at Wisewood Apartments

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a robbery and possible shooting yesterday afternoon at Wisewood Apartments located on Florida Ave.

According to GCSO the victims claimed two men approached them in the parking lot and attempted to rob them.  As the robbers find the victims had nothing to steal, they began to walk away from them. But one suspect turned back around and fired one shot striking one of the victims in the stomach.

Deputies are still searching for the suspects but the only description the victims could provide was the two were wearing hoodies.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Countybank Foundation presents donation to Anderson Interfaith Ministries
The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $10,000 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM).
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Laurens-Based Prisma Health Executive Joins PTC Foundation Board

The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation recently welcomed Justin Matthew Benfield to its board of directors.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

HOSPICE and Palliative Care of the Piedmont to host Spring Grief Series

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont is hosting four educational workshops for people who have experienced a significant loss in their lives or for those who wish to learn more about the grief process.  The workshops will offer an in-depth look at how loss and grief affect us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

The workshop series will be held on Tuesdays, beginning March 5th to March 26th, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Community Center, Hospice Store located at 217 North Creek Blvd, Greenwood.   If you have experienced a loss and/or desire information regarding grief, you are invited to attend. There is no charge and the series is open to the community.  Please call 227-9393 to register.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Greenwood Alumnae Chapter Host 4th Red Shoe Luncheon

The Greenwood Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host their 4th Red Shoe Luncheon on March 2, 2019.  The event will be held at 1pm at the Morris Chapel Baptist Church’s Family Life Center located at 530 Baptist Ave., Greenwood SC.

The event is held annually to raise funds for scholarships the Chapter presents to students from their service area of Greenwood, Abbeville, and McCormick counties.  


Monday, February 11, 2019

Lander University Crowns Homecoming 2019 King and Queen

Senior mass communications major Santos Pagán, of North Augusta, and senior political science major Courtney Cannon, of Mauldin, were named Lander University’s Homecoming King and Queen on Saturday, February 9. The pair were crowned during the halftimes of the men’s and women’s basketball games in Finis Horne Arena on the Lander campus.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Leath Project for the Greenwood Food Bank

Leath SCCA Chapter collects food and have it picked up by the Greenwood Food Bank for the monthly project in January.   Leath staff brought in requested food supplies all month to be given to the Food Bank. The mission of the Greenwood Food Bank is to reduce hunger through community cooperation, and to effectively distribute food.  


Sunday, February 10, 2019

NWTF Subsidy Program

Once again, your State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is offering seed and possibly other land management products to its adult members at a discount through the State Subsidy Program.

This exclusive online ordering system will give you the member the opportunity to quickly and easily pay for your subsidized order, saving time and helping us to continue to improve our efficiency.

This online ordering system will replace printed forms and eliminate the need to fax or mail your order as you did in the past. This will give you access to available products in your state and you will receive a confirmation email at the end of your order. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please check your SPAM folder.


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Greenwood Chamber seeking Ambassadors

The Greenwood SC Chamber’s investor relations division is interested in identifying 20 – 25 candidates to serve as Chamber Ambassadors.  Positions are available for professional, committed business people interested in expanding their network and fostering the mission of the Greenwood SC Chamber.

Interested candidates are invited to attend an introductory one-hour meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Office, 110 Phoenix Street.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Seven students take top honors at annual art exhibit

More than 100 art patrons showed up on Feb. 7 to see three seniors, three juniors, and one sophomore win top honors at Lander University’s annual Juried Student Exhibition.

The public exhibit, run by the College of Arts & Humanities since the mid-1970s, featured more than 40 art pieces in the Monsanto Art Gallery from all levels of arts students.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Sheriff investigating shooting incident on Old Laurens Road
On Friday, February 8th, 2019 at approximately 7:20 am GCSO Deputies responded to a 911 call on Old Laurens Road near Kelli Drive in reference to multiple gunshots being fired at a neighbor’s residence.

Once GCSO Deputies arrived in the area they located evidence that a shooting had occurred at 2005 Old Laurens Road. Deputies recovered evidence to include not limited to bullet casings from the scene which are being processed at this time.

Friday, February 8, 2019

CubeSmart self storage opening new facility in Greenwood

Styx Companies announced today that it has opened a new CubeSmart self storage facility in Greenwood, SC. The company has made a $2.75 million investment in redeveloping an existing building adjacent to the Greenwood’s Medical Innovation District.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Husband and wife arrested for domestic violence

On Feb 6, 2019 Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies responded to 126 Partridge Dive for a domestic violence incident.

After investigating the incident, both the husband and wife were arrested for domestic violence.  Joshua Andrew Prather 42 and Jodi Sullivan Prather 38 both of 126 Partridge Road, Greenwood SC were arrested for 2nd degree domestic violence.

According to the police report, Deputies could not determine which of the two were the aggressor in the domestic violence so both were arrested.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Overturned vehicle on Hwy 72

A collision on Hwy 72/221 at the intersection of Kateway has one vehicle overturned blocking traffic.  The accident was reported at 11:59. SCHP is reporting that there were injuries but details are limited at this time.

You may want to avoid this area as there will be traffic delays until the vehicles can be removed.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

D50 Board of Trustees Hires Coleman Lew & Associates to Lead New

On February 5th during a Special Called Board Meeting, the Greenwood School District 50 Board of Trustees voted to enter into an agreement with Coleman Lew & Associates located in Charlotte, NC to lead the search for a new superintendent.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Countybank and Greenwood Capital present donation to United Way

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $3,625 to United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties. This donation continues a long-standing relationship between Countybank, Greenwood Capital, and United Way.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Petition started to stop Ninety Six developments

A petition on has been started to oppose the development of two properties currently up for rezoning in order to build apartment complexes.  Mandy Hairston started this online petition which is directed at the town’s mayor and council members.   



Monday, February 4, 2019

McCravy says no need for Sunday liquor sales

South Carolina lawmakers passed a proposal last week in the subcommittee with a 3 to 1 vote to allow expanded sales of alcohol (liquor) in 10 counties that see the most tourism each year including Greenville, Richland, Lexington, Spartanburg, Horry, Charleston, Florence, Beaufort, Georgetown and York.   The proposal is currently set in the full Judiciary Committee for Tuesday.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Waterloo woman caught sneaking drugs into detention center

On 01/29/2019 the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman attempting to introduce contraband into Greenwood County Detention Center during visitation.

Kathleen Barbett Walters, 41 of Waterloo, SC was reportedly attempting to introduce tobacco, narcotics and other contraband, according to GCDC.

According to an arrest report, 41-year-old Kathleen Barbett Walters was in at GCDC to see an inmate at the Facility on Tuesday when a GCDC Personnel thwarted the attempt using facility failsafe’s.

Friday, February 1, 2019

DHEC identifies an individual with TB at EHS

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has identified an individual with tuberculosis (TB) at Emerald High School in Greenwood SC.  DHEC’s investigation is active and on-going. The individual has been isolated and is no longer at the school.


Friday, February 1, 2019

Greenwood man arrested for sexual assault

On January 13, 2019 the Greenwood City Police began investigating a claim that a man broke into a house and sexually assaulted a woman.

Brandon Lamar Holmes, 36 of 207 W. Laurel Ave, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with burglary 1st degree, criminal sexual conduct 1st degree and malicious damage to personal property less than $1,000.

Friday, February 1, 2019

EHS student arrested over weapon on property

On January 31, 2019 a school resource officer at EHS responded to the parking lot  where administrators found two students inside a car which was prohibited during school.  Administrators reported that they smelled marijuana. During a search no marijuana was found.

Administration also reported to the Resource Officer that they found a gun in the back seat.  The officer identified it as a black BB Gun.

Deia leanna Brown, 17 of 306 Alabama Ave, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon on school property.

Friday, February 1, 2019

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