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Strickland appointed to Lander Board of Trustees

Columbia attorney Angela G. Strickland, a partner with Bowman and Brooke LLP, has been elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to serve a four-year term with the Lander University Board of Trustees.   


Friday, April 29, 2016

Greenwood Chamber's Women's Leadership Council presents Let's Talk, Listen & Learn Program

Women in the community are invited to join in a highly interactive and educational presentation, Tues., May 10, 2016, titled, “From File Folders to the Cloud: Improving Efficiency with Technology”.  Presenter, Jamie Gillenwater owns and manages Transcend Text, LLC, an Upstate SC technical communications firm.  “Jamie’s high level of knowledge and expertise on this topic will provide attendees an exceptional workshop, and we are thrilled to have her as the keynote speaker,” said Angelle LaBorde, Chamber President.


Friday, April 29, 2016

ACS Relay For Life May 6

Mother’s Day weekend is fast approaching and there will be many activities happening in and around our area. On May 6th the American Cancer Society will host its annual Relay For Life of Greenwood County. Relay has been a tradition for over 20 years in Greenwood. WE will be celebrating our 15th year at the YMCA on Calhoun Rd. We are very thankful for the wonderful support and relationship over the years. The event will start at 6:00pm and end at midnight. We invite you and your family to come and support the teams that have worked hard to raise funds to battle cancer.   


Thursday, April 28, 2016

National Guard begins project in Abbeville County

The South Carolina Army National Guard has begun the process of clearing and grading land at the Lakelands Commerce Center in Abbeville. The South Carolina National Guard 122nd Engineer Battalion will clear and grade approximately 40 acres at the Lakelands Commerce Center. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Man sentenced to life without parole for 2013 murder
A man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his involvement in the 2013 fatal shooting of an Enoree man.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Manning named Auditor

Greenwood County’s search for a new auditor, though extensive, proceeded quickly and ended with the naming of a current employee to the position.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Woman charged with neglect of children, mother-in-law

A woman was arrested after authorities found her young children wandering in the road and her house to be infested with roaches.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cub Scout Day Camp

Long Cane District Cub Scout Day Camp will be held at Connie Maxwell's Camp Oasis from 8-4pm on June 13-16 and 8-1pm June 17th. Our staff will be prepared to accept the boys beginning at7:30am. We will have a fun-filled week consisting of crafts, bb-guns, archery, fishing, horseback riding, fire safety, hiking, field games, and an inflatable waterslide.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Science on Tap Featuring New Technologies to Improve Energy Efficiency
The second ‘Science on Tap’ will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm at Caffé 312 in Uptown Greenwood. Science on Tap is a community lecture series designed to share some of the scientific advances happening in Greenwood.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lander University Honors Top Scholars

More than 60 Lander University students were honored recently for scholastic accomplishments during the 2015-16 academic year, receiving the top discipline and special awards from the university’s academic colleges and schools. Lander’s annual Academic Awards Ceremony, which also included recognition for Honors College graduates and Alpha Chi Honor Society inductees, took place in the university’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center at the conclusion of the spring semester.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cabri Earns Master's in Financial Services from American College

Christopher Cabri, Greenwood, and advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has earned the Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) degree from the Richard D. Erwin Graduate School at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn.     

The MSFS degree program prepares graduates to advise their clients on a wide spectrum of financial needs. Course topics include advanced pension and estate planning, executive compensation, business and personal tax planning, security analysis and portfolio management, and financial statement analysis. The program includes practical case studies and client/practitioner scenarios that graduates can use immediately to help them address clients’ needs.   

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Man charged in robbery of convenience store
A Greenwood man was arrested after authorities say he robbed a local convenience store.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mathews Community Group Starts Little Free Library
Mathews Community Group is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Greenwood Pathway House and Community Initiatives to provide a Little Free Library for the Mathews Mill Village community.  The Little Free Library is located at the corner of Kirksey Drive and Morgan Avenue on Community Initiatives’ property, and members of the community can take a book to read and/or leave a book anytime. 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tourism to Ninety Six National Historic Site creates 5.6 million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 80,223 visitors to Ninety Six National Historic Site in 2015 spent 4.3 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 71 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of 5.6 million.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Patricia Hartung Elected to the National Association of Development Organizations Board of Directors

Washington, DC – Patricia Hartung, Executive Director of the Upper Savannah Council of Governments in Greenwood, SC, was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2016 – 2018 Board of Directors on April 13, 2016.  Founded in 1967, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 540 regional development organizations. 


Monday, April 25, 2016

Body identified as man missing from Calhoun Falls

The Abbeville County Coroner’s released the name Monday of a man whose body was found in a submerged vehicle at Lake Russell on Saturday. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tau Alpha Pi Inducts New Members
Seven new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. 
Monday, April 25, 2016

Lander Professor Joins Research Team to Prepare S.C. Coastal Regions for Climate Change Effects

GREENWOOD, SC – Dr. Daniel M. Harrison, professor of sociology at Lander University, has been invited to take part in a two-year, $159,000 study that will be used to develop safeguards to protect South Carolina’s coastal water infrastructure from the effects of climate change. Joining Dr. Harrison will be three civil engineer professors from Clemson University.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Erskine Summer Softball Camps Announced

Due West, SC - Erskine College softball coach Alleen Hawkins has annouced a hitting and pitching camp to be held on June 4th, 2016.  

The camp will be offered in two sessions, with the pitching session to be held in the afternoon and the hitting session in the afternoon.  Campers can attend one or both sessions and T-shirts will be given to anyone who registers before May 23rd.  Each session will cost $60, but you can attend both sessions for $100.  

Click here to get an online registration.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Congressman Jeff Duncan announces Community Office Hours
Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) recently announced the third “Community Office Hours” of the 114th Congress for the constituents of South Carolina’s Third District. They will have the opportunity to meet locally with members of his staff to discuss any casework problems involving a federal government agency. 
Sunday, April 24, 2016

First Habitat for Humanity House Dedicated at Lander

The new Lander University chapter of Habitat for Humanity marked the completion of its first house Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the on-campus building site where construction began two months ago.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

DNR Fishing Rodeo May 7

Calling all kids!  The Department of Natural Resources is having their annual Fishing Rodeo at the Star Fort Pond in Ninety Six on Saturday, May 7 from 8am to 12 noon.  All kids 15 years and younger are invited to enjoy some free fun & fishing.  You must bring your own bait and tackle gear.  The first 100 kids will receive a free fishing rod. 


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Coroner: Car found in lake contained human remains

A vehicle that was discovered Saturday underwater on Lake Russell contained human remains, according to Abbeville County officials.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Brothers killed in Laurens County crash

Two brothers were killed in a single-vehicle crash just after 10 p.m. Saturday night in Fountain Inn.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Coroner: Local musician drowned

The manner and cause of death for a local musician, whose body was discovered in a private pond after nearly two full days of searching, has been released by the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Kauffman Foundation's Intentional Entrepreneur Workshop to be Hosted in Greenwood Tuesday, April 26

The McNair Center for Entrepreneurism at Columbia College, in partnership with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce,  is offering The Intentional Entrepreneur workshop for female entrepreneurs at the Upper Savannah Council of Government on April 26 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. This innovative workshop, created by Kauffman FastTrac, is a workshop designed for those women who dream of owning their own business; those who have a desire to create their own future, to realize their passion through business ownership.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Louden selected as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Christi Louden, Director of Staff Development/Teacher Evaluation, has been named as the new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Louden was approved by the School Board at the April Board of Trustees meeting.


Friday, April 22, 2016

70-Plus Employers, More than 2,300 Jobs Available at Regional Job Fair

Job hunters who attend Wednesday’s Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair can seek one of more than 2,300 available jobs but also learn about services that could be available to them through a series of workshops held throughout the day.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Lander Assistant AD Steve Grogan to retire in August

When former basketball player Steve Grogan graduated from Lander in 1980, his main goal was to somehow get a job back on the campus he loved so much.

And he eventually made it back. After nearly 15 years working as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Aiken County School District, Grogan returned to Lander as the Director of Career Services in 1995.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Body of missing man found in pond

The body of a local musician who had been missing since early Wednesday morning was found at about noon Thursday.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

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