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home : news : greenwood June 30, 2015 

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Man wanted in Abbeville picked up in Greenwood

A man wanted in Abbeville on multiple charges, including kidnapping and failure to stop for blue light, was arrested Friday in Greenwood.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Man arrested after allegedly choking father

A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after he reportedly choked his father after ransacking his father’s living room.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Anderson man facing charges related to shooting

An Anderson man was arrested Friday after Ware Shoals police say he fired a shot at a man during an altercation earlier this year.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Musicians support Meg's House; aim to end domestic violence

Musical talents filled the Sundance Studio Friday night all in hopes to raise awareness on domestic violence and to benefit Meg’s House.  The night started off with a strong kick from the band Kindlin singing some of the best southern rock songs.  Then Ryan Daniel entertained the sold out crowd and at one moment during the performance, slowed it down for the eye watering “Lies & Bruises” song. 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

PTC Benefits from Charity Golf Tournament
Piedmont Technical College recently received a generous donation as part of the funds raised through the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic. 
Saturday, June 27, 2015

IG at John de la Howe Board meeting; new chair named

McCORMICK — Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the John de la Howe School Board of Trustees, State Inspector General Patrick Maley said it is important for South Carolina to treat troubled teens before they get into deeper trouble.

Maley told the trustees that state leaders are starting to understand the importance of investing in behavioral health problems early.

“Doing so prevents greater costs downstream, and the return on your initial investment is tenfold,” Maley said.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lander offers SAT preparation course for high school students

Lander University will offer a special course beginning July 17 and continuing through August 7 for high school students who plan to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test scheduled for next fall.

The program is called SAT PRO. It will be taught on the Lander campus by Dr. Lillian Craton, associate professor of English and director of Lander’s Honors College, who will be the reading and writing instructor, and Gina Dunn, chair of Lander’s Department of Mathematics and Computing, who will teach the mathematics section.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Man charged with throwing rabbit now facing domestic violence charge
A Ninety Six man arrested last week after he reportedly threw a rabbit against a wall, forcing the animal to be put down, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly punched his live-in girlfriend numerous times.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Students from Lakelands region participate in summer science program at Lander

Fourteen budding criminologists learned about the fascinating world of forensics during the opening week of the 2015 Duke Energy’s Summer Institute at Lander University. Classes opened on Monday, June 22, and featured the many scientific methods used by law enforcement to solve crimes.

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

New group seeks to build better men

At 5:30 a.m. on a random Tuesday morning, nearly 30 men materialize in the pre-dawn gloom. They come to exercise together, fellowship together and become better men, husbands, fathers. They are F3.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waterloo man sentenced to life in prison for 2014 slaying of neighbor
A Waterloo man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GPD arrests suspect in shooting

The Greenwood Police Department has made an arrest in a shooting that occurred Sunday morning and authorities believe could be related to the fatal shooting that occurred earlier that same morning.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Five Things Every Mom Should Know About Mosquitoes

Its time to focus on mosquitoes as this week, June 21-27 is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.  With that said, we have some experts that know how to control those pesky mosquitoes.


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Game Changer Scholarship Established at Piedmont Tech

Susan Thompson is a legend in Greenwood County for her accomplishments at Greenwood High School, where she coached the girls’ basketball team to 299 wins, eight region crowns and two upper state titles. And now a scholarship has been established in her honor at Piedmont Technical College that aims to continue her legacy.

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hospital unveils new main entrance

It stood for more than five decades as the gateway to the largest hospital serving the Lakelands. The new main entrance to Self Regional Healthcare was unveiled Wednesday following during a ceremony at the renovated entrance.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

One dead in single vehicle crash

One woman was killed Wednesday and another airlifted to Greenville following a single vehicle crash in Laurens County.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GPD investigating shooting

The Greenwood Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred just minutes after a man was fatally shot at a local pool hall.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Man charged in domestic dispute

A Greenwood man is facing a domestic violence charge following an incident last week in which he allegedly choked a woman.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Greenwood Dentist Receives AGD Fellowship Award

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Mary Charles Brown Haigler, DMD, FAGD, of Greenwood, SC, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the AGD 2015 annual meeting, which took place June 18 to 21 in San Francisco.

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Council approves millage increase for technology center

Greenwood County Council on Tuesday passed third and final reading of an ordinance to appropriate millage for the three school districts in Greenwood County and the G. Frank Russell Technology Center. The vote passed 5-2 after lengthy discussion on the legality of the increase.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Alleged shoplifter arrested after short chase

A man with two prior shoplifting convictions was arrested after police say he stole 50 cigarette lighters form a convenience store and attempted to flee the scene on foot.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NSPD arrests man in connection with alleged armed robbery

The Ninety Six Police Department has arrested a second man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on June 7.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Water bottling company issues E. coli-related recall

A global water bottling company has issued a voluntary recall after discovering E. coli bacteria at one of the sources for the water. 


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Ware Shoals teens facing drug charges

A pair of Ware Shoals teens are facing drug charges related to a major drug raid by the Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit.


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Piedmont Tech Instructor Finds the Right Path in Building Construction Technology

Bobby Roche tried many options in his search for his perfect career before he found his love with building construction technology (BCT). Now, 17 years later, he can’t imagine doing anything else.

Following his high school graduation, Roche entered the workforce, but realized the job he was in wasn’t what he wanted to do. He enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in the welding program. While he enjoyed welding, he knew it was not the career for him.  He changed his major once more before switching to the program that would lead to the career he still loves to this day.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Colgate-Palmolive Signs Agreement with readySC and Piedmont Tech
During a recent signing ceremony, representatives from Piedmont Technical College, readySC and Colgate-Palmolive solidified an agreement between the three entities concerning training at the company.
Monday, June 22, 2015

One killed, one charged in shooting

A Greenwood man is dead and another in custody following a shooting along E. Cambridge Avenue early Sunday morning.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Greenwood SC Works Moving from Monument Street to Brewer Community Complex

  The Greenwood County SC Works Center will be moving from its current Monument Street location to the Brewer Community Complex at 927 E. Cambridge St. in Greenwood effective July 6, 2015.

 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

DEU seizes drugs, cash in early morning raid

The Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Greenwood County SWAT, seized thousands of dollars in cash along with prescription pills, marijuana, ice and meth during a raid early Friday morning on three homes connected to one drug dealer.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Man charged with sexually assaulting child

A Greenwood man was arrested Thursday after authorities say he sexually assaulted a girl under the age of 13 on a number of different occasions between 2011 and 2013.


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Friday, June 19, 2015


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