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home : news : greenwood May 29, 2017 

Carolina Health

Piggly Wiggly Jan 2017

Festival of Discovery 2017

Greenwood Treatment Specialist

SCDNR searching for possible drowning victim on Lake Greenwood
The SCDNR responded to a possible drowning call around 7 p.m. yesterday on Lake Greenwood near Pucketts Ferry.  
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tiger Fan Day set for June 16 at Countybank Plaza

The Greater Greenwood Clemson Club will hold Tiger Fan Day on Friday, June 16 at the Countybank Plaza in Uptown Greenwood.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Uptown Interactive Fountain closed until further notice

Uptown Greenwood has announced that due to mechanical issues, the Uptown Interactive Fountain will be closed until further notice.  Maintenance crews have identified the problem and are working diligently to order replacement parts.  They appreciate your understanding and will let everyone know as soon as it’s open again.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Self Regional Healthcare received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Emerald and Greenwood High students receive Mentoring for Success Scholarship
On May 25th, seven seniors from Emerald and Greenwood High School’s mentoring programs were awarded the Mentoring for Success Scholarship at a recognition banquet held at Emerald. 
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Troopers prepare for heavy travel as summer begins on SC highways
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to be aware of increased vehicle and motorcycle traffic this Memorial Day weekend, which signifies the start of summer travel.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Laurens man sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2016 burglary

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2016 burglary of a Laurens County residence.

Stephen Trase Fincher, 38, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on the charge of first degree burglary stemming from the March 2016 incident.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

PTC Graduate Carves Out a New Future for Himself

In May, Kenneth McDaniel prepared to walk across the graduation stage at Piedmont Technical College to complete a journey that he was not always sure was possible when he decided to get his degree.

“I won’t lie, I was scared to death that I would not be able to do this,” he said of his decision.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

SC Festival of Flowers presents "Whatever Floats Your Boat!" Flotilla Contest and Boat Parade

What’s better than relaxing on a beautiful sunny day at the lake? How about joining the fun on Sunday, June 4th at the 2017 Flotilla Contest and Boat Parade at our local hidden gem, Lake Greenwood!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Piedmont Tech Students Win Writing Award

Piedmont Technical College has announced the winners of the English department’s annual writing contest.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Road closures on Montague and Bypass 72

The Greenwood Police Department is announcing an extended road closure at the intersection of Montague Avenue and Bypass 72. In order to facilitate some necessary utility work, officials will be closing all left-hand turning lanes north bound and south bound on US-25 (Montague Ave) beginning at approximately 9 AM Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The outside lane of Bypass 72 east bound will also be closed off for the duration of this construction project.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Tau Alpha Pi Inducts New Members

Eight 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. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Greenwood Non-Profits Receive Grants from Self Regional Healthcare

Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Health Committee has granted funds to three local organizations.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dance the Night Away with the Swingin' Medallions Reunion Band this June
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie - the Beach Dance returns to the 50th Anniversary Festival of Flowers celebration on Saturday, June 3rd
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lander ready for full day of eclipse activities

Greenwood is one of many U.S. cities in the path of a rare coast-to-coast solar eclipse coming on August 21 – and Lander University will be a prime place to witness it.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Five New Assistant Principals Named in District 50

The Early Childhood Center, Lakeview, Springfield, Emerald, and Greenwood High School will all have new faces on their administrative teams for the 2017-2018 school year.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Three arrested for insurance fraud
An investigation into an accident claim revealed that the accident was planned in an effort to collect insurance claims.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NS students support the Miracle League

Ninety Six High School students take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer Saturday, May 20 with the Greenwood Miracle League buddy day. Students signed up to help students with disabilities play baseball at The Burton Center. All Ninety Six Schools encourage students to support their communities and to help others who are in need.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

District 50 Recognizes Support Employees of the Year at Annual Luncheon

On Thursday, May 11th, Greenwood School District 50 held its annual Support Employee of the Year Luncheon at Genesis Education Center. Employees were treated to a Wizard of Oz theme for the luncheon and greeted by none other than Dorothy (Patty Nickles).  


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Girl Scout Troop #1520 supporting Bowers-Rodgers Children's Home

Girl Scout Troop #1520 of Greenwood completed their community service project for the year.  The troop uses proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales each year to give back to the community and Bowers-Rodgers Children's Home was the perfect choice this year. 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Greenwood School to help Boeing Center for Children Wellness Program at MUSC

Greenwood School district 50 has been selected to participate in the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness Program for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 school year(s).  The MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness program is a school and community based childhood obesity prevention initiative focused on improving the health of all students, staff and their families. 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Get Ready to Run or Walk at the SC Festival of Flowers 5K Run & 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

Greenwood’s SC Festival of Flowers stretches its legs with the 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk/Run on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Lander University Jeff May Complex.  You can take your pick of running or jogging the full 5K, or running or walking 1 mile.


Monday, May 22, 2017

District 50 celebrates Teachers of the Year
On Friday, May 19th, Greenwood School District 50 celebrated its 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year with a special recognition luncheon at Genesis Education Center. 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Deadline to Participate in Lander Summer Science and Math Program Draws Near

Registration to take part in Lander University’s summer Science and Math program for students in grades five through 12 is available through May 31.

The application form can be found online at A letter of recommendation from the student’s science or math teacher or guidance counselor is also required. The fee, $125 per session, covers all supplies and snacks and lunch in the Lander Dining Hall.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NS Students & Southside Baptist Youth helping with Greenwood Miracle League

Please come out and help cheer on the Greenwood Miracle League today.  Special buddies will be some students of the Ninety Six Schools along with the Youth Group of Southside Baptist Church of Abbeville.  Games begin at 10am.

It’s a miracle of a time at the Greenwood Miracle League located at the Burton Center in Greenwood SC.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Greenwood man pleads guilty for child's death, sentenced 35 years

A Greenwood man entered a guilty plea in a case involving the death of 3-year-old Jatin A. Posey of Greenwood SC back in July 2016.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Special discussion on Dr. Benjamin Mays and Howard Thurman May 25

The GLEAMNS Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site welcomes Dr. Peter Eisenstadt and Dr. Orville Vernon Burton for a discussion on Dr. Benjamin E. Mays and Howard Thurman.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Ninety Six woman fatally injured in wreck on Greenwood Hwy

On Thursday morning May 18, 2017 at approximately 8:25am a single car accident occurred at 1984 Greenwood Highway in Saluda County. A 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Jacqualine Amanda McCarthy of Ninety Six, SC. Her vehicle was west bound towards Saluda when she left the road for and unknown reason and struck a tree. 


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Five Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success.

Virginia Cannon, right, was recognized by PTC area commission secretary Cherry Brown during the afternoon ceremony. Cannon is an Associate in Arts graduate. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Five Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success.

Three students were recognized by PTC area commission members during the evening ceremony. Pictured are, from left, Claudine Feussi, computer technology; Dontavious Cooper, heating, ventilation and air conditioning; Sarah Driscoll, administrative office technology; and Dr. George Cone, PTC area commission member.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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