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home : news : greenwood February 19, 2017 

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Chamber Welcomes New Residents via "Meet Up" Gathering

Are you new to the Greenwood area?  Would you like to meet some new people and learn more about our community? If so, then the Greenwood Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is here to introduce its newest initiative called “WIN.”


Sunday, February 19, 2017

SC Bar Young Lawyers host Cinderella Project boutique

The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is sponsoring its 16th annual Cinderella Project, which provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid and prom dresses for young women who lack the financial resources to buy a gown for their high school prom. Participants will have the opportunity to “shop” for dresses, jewelry and shoes at no cost.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Woman killed in accident involving deer

A woman was killed after another vehicle struck a deer knocking it into the windshield of a truck she was riding in.

According to Saluda County Coroner Keith Turner, 46-year-old Jennifer Fisher Wertz of Saluda died at the scene.  The accident occurred around 9:35 p.m. on Fruit Hill Road in Saluda.  Wertz was the passenger inside a truck along with two other family members when the accident occurred.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Piedmont Tech Celebrates Black History Month

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College gathered for a campus-wide Unity Feast Wednesday. The event kicked off a series of Black History Month events at the college. Steve Coleman, director of Genesis Initiatives, center, served as emcee for a trivia contest on significant moments in black history.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lander ROTC Freshman Recognized by General as Outstanding Cadet

During a brief ceremony today at Lander University, Brig. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie, incoming commander of the 104th Division, recognized freshman Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) student Jordan House, of Gilbert, as an outstanding cadet by presenting her with a challenge coin.


Friday, February 17, 2017

PTC Cardiovascular Technology Program Hosts Heart Health Event

Piedmont Technical College’s cardiovascular technology program recently hosted Think Heart Smart, a community heart health event.

The event offered a blood drive with The Blood Connection and free cardiovascular risk assessment and counseling provided by Self Regional Healthcare that included blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol screenings and A1C testing. Also on hand were cardiovascular professionals providing informative presentations, including Dr. Paul Kim, licensed cardiologist with Piedmont Cardiology Associates, center, who spoke on recent advances in the management of heart disease.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lander Team Members Ready To Show What They Can Do In "Dancing with the Greenwood Stars" Fundraiser

Beyond Abuse of Greenwood is bringing back one of its most successful fundraising events, Dancing with the Greenwood Stars, and a team from Lander University is gearing up for the competition.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Lander finishes annual Homecoming Week in style

Whether it was rallying around a bonfire, cheering on the Bearcat sports teams, pulling for their favorite soapbox racer, or just tailgating on the front lawn, Lander University students finished another annual Homecoming Week in high spirits and style.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Spartanburg Resident and Legendary High School Soccer Coach Named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by Lander University

Lander University’s Alumni Association has selected Greenwood native and longtime Spartanburg resident Frank Ridlehoover as recipient of its Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.

The award is presented annually to an alumna or alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their chosen field; is involved with civic, cultural, educational, and/or church activities; and has manifested special interest in Lander University with their time, talents and resources.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Man arrested over sexually assaulting teen
A Greenwood man has been arrested after a teenage victim claims that he sexually assaulted her.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Man forces his way into a home and assaults woman

Woman called police saying her ex-boyfriend forced his way into her home and assaulted her.

Clifton Rodrick Robinson, 42 of 547 Hackett Ave Apt 4, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with burglary and 1st degree assault and battery.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Homeowner finds neighbor stealing power

Greenwood City Police were called to a residence on Church Street in Greenwood after a homeowner find a drop cord coming from a neighbors window plugged into an outlet outside his home.

Elizabeth Gail Fallaw, 31 of 115 Church Ave, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with theft of electric current.

According to the police report, Fallaw told police she needed some power to charge her phone and only had it there for a few days.  After being questioned further she admitted she was also running a small table lamp with the power.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Introducing Self Regional Hall & Clemson's Center for Human Genetics

Self Regional Hall, a new 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility that will house the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics, has opened on the campus of the Greenwood Genetic Center.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Destination Performing Arts Center celebrates ribbon cutting

The Greenwood Chamber celebrated a ribbon cutting for Destination Performing Arts Center (DPAC), owned and directed by Kara-Grace H. Lay and Julie F. Kirkland.  Located at 312 Montague Avenue, Destination Performing Arts Center opened its doors to students of all ages and experience in January 2016. 


Thursday, February 16, 2017

8 Facts You Should Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse
1- Lander University is one of five official sites for South Carolina to be selected as an observation point for the eclipse, through a national research experiment known as Citizen CATE (Continental America Telescopic Eclipse). "This means that Lander will receive a set of observation/photography equipment to keep, valued at around $2,500," said Kelly Hughes, Technical Services Manager with Lander's Information Technology Services and Chair of the Solar Eclipse Planning Committee. "Training will be scheduled in April at South Carolina State University."
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deadline Approaching in South Carolina for SBA Working Capital Loans

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that March 13 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in South Carolina as a result of drought that began on July 5, 2016.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

HospiceCare of the Piedmont Celebrates Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated at HospiceCare of the Piedmont by volunteers arranging beautiful rose bud vases.  The roses along with Valentine cards, provided by Ninety Six Elementary School and the children at First Baptist Church of Abbeville, will be delivered to patients in their homes and the Hospice House by hospice nurses and volunteers.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Piedmont Technical College Helps Workers, Industry Sharpen Skills through Apprenticeships

While the term sounds like something from centuries gone by, apprenticeships are a modern way to develop skills needed in today’s economy, as Piedmont Technical College students are finding out.

PTC is partnering with local industry on several new programs, continuing a mission of workforce development that goes back to the very beginning of the SC Technical College System.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Phyllis & Steve Rivers named GwdToday's 2017 Most Popular Valentine's Couple

There were so many wonderful couples who entered GwdToday’s 2017 Valentine’s Couple Photo Contest but there can be only one winning couple.  That couple is Phyllis and Steve Rivers!

With 744 “Likes” there is something to be said about a couple in love!  The Rivers will receive a $50 dinner certificate, two movie tickets and a box of delicious chocolates! 

GwdToday would like to say thanks to all the couples in our contest and a huge thanks to everyone who likes, shared and commented on the photos.  We look forward to 2018!

Monday, February 13, 2017

May named Executive Director of the Burton Center Foundation

Jeff May, who retired as Vice President and Athletic Director at Lander University in July, has been hired as Executive Director of the Burton Center Foundation. 



Monday, February 13, 2017

Homecoming King and Queen Crowned at Lander
Following a weeklong celebration of lively competitions and activities, the student body at Lander University has chosen a new Homecoming King and Queen.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Upcoming Elections

After an unprecedented 2016 election cycle, the Greenwood County Voter Registration & Elections Office is busy making preparations for elections scheduled for the Ware Shoals District 51 School Board, Ninety Six District 52 School Board, and the Town of Ninety Six.    

 Click on the title to see all the details surrounding these elections...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mathews Community Group Adds Second Little Free Library

Mathews Community Group is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Greenwood Pathway House and Mathews United Methodist Church (MUMC) to provide a second Little Free Library for the Mathews Mill Village community. 


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lake Greenwood Cleanup Blitz set for March 11
The 9th annual Lake Greenwood Cleanup Blitz will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Lake Greenwood State Park. 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Sweetheart Special - Adopt One, Get One

What better way to say “I love you,” than to adopt a shelter pet who will reward you with years of unconditional love?  The Humane Society of Greenwood and Petco Foundation want you to take advantage of the “Valentine’s Sweetheart Special,” February 13 - February 18, when animals will be available as “adopt one, get one free.”  All adopted dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, feline leukemia or canine heartworm tested, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Visit the Greenwood County Animal Shelter’s adoption center from 10a to 5p to find the pet to be your 2016 Valentine.  Available animals and additional information can be found online at 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Haering Precision Makes Presentation at PTC
Representatives from Haering Precision USA recently made a presentation to students in the machine tool technology, mechatronics technology, electronic engineering technology and welding programs at Piedmont Technical College. 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

MODELS Academy Program Adopted at Piedmont Tech

Through a new program at Piedmont Technical College called MODELS Academy, the college is taking action to address a problem of national proportions.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Abbeville man sentenced to life without parole in shooting

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Thursday that an Abbeville man was sentenced Wednesday evening to life without the possibility of parole for his role in a 2015 shooting.

A three-day trial culminated with a Greenwood County jury returning a guilty verdict on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime against defendant Ontavious Plumer.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lander Habitat Begins Work on Second Home; Opportunity for Community to Support

Under a sun-drenched February sky, members of the Lander University chapter of Habitat for Humanity began work on the group’s second Habitat home on the Lander campus, moments after a groundbreaking ceremony.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Gordon Brothers Announces Strategic Partnership with Carolina Pride
Gordon Brothers announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Carolina Pride, a family-owned packaged meat producer based in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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