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home : news : greenwood September 27, 2016 

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80 Employers Attending Wednesday's Job Fair; Workshops Include Social Media and Other Topics

Approximately 80 employers who are hiring or expect to be hiring within the next three months will be meeting job seekers during the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair Wednesday at Greenwood Mall. Job seekers can also attend workshops, including “Facebook Can Be Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy!”


Monday, September 26, 2016

8th Annual Greenwood Young Life Sporting Clay Shoot, Oct 8

The 8th Annual Greenwood Young Life Sporting Clay Shoot is a fundraiser held on Saturday, October 8th. Young Life has been in Greenwood for 21 years and has been taking quality adult friendships and Christ's message of hope to our county's teenagers. This Sporting Clays fundraiser is a great way to partner with a ministry that is making a difference in the lives of kids.


Monday, September 26, 2016

Red Cross and Greenwood firefighters collaborate on fire safety program

Members of the Greenwood Fire Department and staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross Upstate Chapter joined forces on Saturday. Sept.24, and installed 48 free smoke alarms in homes in five Greenwood neighborhoods. The project was part of the Home Fire Campaign conducted by the Red Cross and its partners to teach people how to be prepared for and protect themselves against a house fire. This was the second so-called “fire alarm blitz” in Greenwood.


Monday, September 26, 2016

Man drowns after jumping from bridge

SC Department of Natural Resources along with several other local emergency teams began searching for someone who reportedly jumped off the Harris Landing Bridge into Lake Greenwood.  That person has now been recovered.



Monday, September 26, 2016

Person missing after jumping from bridge into Lake Greenwood

SC Department of Natural Resources along with several other local emergency teams are searching for someone possibly jumping off the Harris Landing Bridge into Lake Greenwood.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

SEC Urges Voters to Prepare for November 8 General Election

COLUMBIA, SC – State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of September to encourage voters to prepare for the November 8 General Election.

"During the month of September, election officials across the State of South Carolina are focused on encouraging voters to register to vote or update their addresses, educating voters on what they need to bring with them to the polls, and helping voters learn more about what offices and candidates will be on their ballot before they get to the voting booth," Andino said.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Piedmont Technical College President Announces Retirement

Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Technical College, has announced plans to retire on June 30, 2017, at the end of the current academic year.

Brooks made his plans official in a meeting with the college's Area Commission on Tuesday evening. He has led the institution since March 2008.

George Piersol, PTC Area Commission Chair said, "Dr. Brooks' focus on creating the right environment for student success has had a huge impact on Piedmont Technical College."

"The Commission is appreciative for his experienced leadership over the last eight years, and we are fully supportive of the important initiatives begun during his tenure," he said.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tollison receives Mathews Community Yard of the Month award for September

The Mathews community Yard of the Month winner for September is Joan Tollison of 709 Truett Street.  The winner received a plant and gift card for Lowe’s, and will display the Yard of the Month sign for the next 30 days.  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Greenwood DSS Office Closing Early Thursday for Maintenance

Due to a building maintenance issue, the Greenwood County office of South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) at 1118 Phoenix Street, Greenwood, SC 29648 will close at 4 pm, one hour early, on Thursday September 22nd, 2016. The office will re-open at 8:30 am Friday as usual. 

“There will be no interruption in services,” said DSS Greenwood County Director Robin Smith. “Economic Services and Human Services staff will be working remotely where possible. And our child abuse hotline will be temporarily forwarded to another office.” 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Adult USTA Tennis tournament in Greenwood coming in November

Good news for Greenwood tennis enthusiasts, a new USTA (United States Tennis Association) sanctioned tournament event will be held at The Links at Stony Point on Lake Greenwood this November.  Tournament Director and Stony Point tennis pro, Lori Flick announced the Brian O’Reilly Memorial Veteran’s Day Tennis tournament will take place over Veteran’s Day weekend this year, Nov 11-13.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Yep It's Yogurt and new owners welcome you
The Greenwood Chamber celebrated Yep It’s Yogurt and their new owners, Jay Chandra and Jignesh Desai, on Friday, Sept. 16th.  Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams, Chamber leaders, family and customers were on hand to celebrate the event. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thompson Forest Consultants and the Elk Institute hold fundraiser for veterans with post traumatic stress

Brad Thompson of Thompson Forest Consultants is hosting a fundraising event at the Sports Break restaurant, 114 Crosscreek Connector, Greenwood, SC 29649, in support of the Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance Tuesday Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kellogg issues recall on waffles

Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s®Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ninety Six native among 45 SC Highway Patrol Graduates

COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol announces the graduation of 45 troopers from Highway Patrol Basic Classes 98 and 99 today. Among those graduates is Alexander Goode, a native of Ninety Six, SC.



Monday, September 19, 2016

Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation Endorses YES Vote

In light of the upcoming one percent Greenwood Capital Project Sales Tax referendum on the ballot for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation (UGDC) Board of Directors has unanimously approved a resolution supporting a yes vote to implement the additional penny sales tax.


Friday, September 16, 2016

PTC Sponsors Fall Kick-off and Club Fair

Students at Piedmont Technical College were treated to a Fall Kick-off and Club Fair recently.  Associate in Arts student Tavaious Cunningham of Greenwood, right, gets information on registering to vote from Lisa Toland, dean of off campus instruction and department head for social sciences. The annual event welcomes students back to class and introduces them to the clubs and organizations available on campus.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Congressman Jeff Duncan Receives 50th Co-Sponsor on GITMO Lawsuit Resolution to keep terrorist detainees out of South Carolina/U.S.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Duncan issued a statement to call attention to the 50th cosponsor, Rep. Michael Burgess to his bill H. Res. 617. The resolution would empower Congress to immediately bring suit against the Obama Administration should the President choose to violate the law and move Guantanamo Bay terrorists to the U.S. mainland.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lakelands Fellowship of Christian Athletes to celebrate 11th Year of Ministry

Lakelands FCA will host its 12th annual Lakelands Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the campus of Piedmont Technical College in the James Medford Family Event Center.  A catered dinner will be included. In addition, there will be live music and testimonies from local coaches & athletes.  Attendees will hear first-hand stories of the role FCA is playing in individuals’ lives and on entire campuses.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Greenwood SC Chamber asking you to "Get Hooked" on Greenwood's Largest Business Expo: Super Networking Night 2016

Now in its 9th year, the Greenwood SC Chamber’s Super Networking Night brings together all sizes of businesses along with local restaurants and caters all under one roof to connect with consumers and share information. Super Networking Night is Thursday, September 15th from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Piedmont Technical College James Medford Family Event Center.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Self Regional Healthcare Receives $20,000 Donation from EATON Corporation

The EATON Charitable Gift Fund of EATON Corporation generously donated $20,000 to the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation.  The donation is a series of multi-year gifts given by the EATON Corporation to benefit Self Regional Healthcare. 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lander Gets Big Bump in Annual Rankings

Lander University continues to rise in U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of schools.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lander Performing Arts to Kick-off Season with Duo Astralis on Sept. 27

Lander University’s Department of Music will kick off the 2016-2017 performing arts season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with an innovative performance by Duo Astralis. The evening performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Barksdale Recital Hall, room CC-250 of the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

O'Charley's Teams Up with The Folded Flag Foundation to Provide Scholarships to Military Families
Nashville, Tenn. – O’Charley’s, a Southern-inspired restaurant with locations across 20 states, today announced a partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships and educational support grants to families of fallen soldiers. The brand and its 200+ restaurants have committed to raise up to $75,000 for the United States military and their families by donating $0.25 for every 22oz. beer sold now through Veteran’s Day Weekend (November 13) to The Folded Flag Foundation. 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Abbeville man arrested for beating woman with pistol

On Sept 11, 2016 police responded to Self Regional Healthcare where a woman had arrived bleeding from the head and reporting she had been beaten by her live-in boyfriend.

According to police reports, Nathaniel Deshawn Hurley, 23 of Cambridge Street, Abbeville was arrested for hitting his girlfriend in the head with a pistol.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Greenwood man arrested, attacked man with bat

Greenwood Police responded to Self Regional Hospital on Sept 9, 2016 around 10:20 pm after a man arrived with severe injuries from an attack.  According to police reports, the victim was attacked as he was walking on Taggart Ave in Greenwood earlier.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Local Chief Deputy Coroner Obtains National Certification
Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox is proud to announce that chief deputy Derrick Rash has successfully completed the ABMDI (American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators) Certification.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Volunteer Advocate Training
Beyond Abuse is seeking Volunteer Advocates to respond to the Emergency Rooms for Greenwood, Laurens, and Abbeville Counties. Volunteers responding to the Emergency Rooms must complete a 25 hour volunteer advocate training program.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Dr. Robert Todd, Medical Director at HospiceCare of the Piedmont, Receives 2016 Hospice Leadership Award

Raleigh, NC/Columbia, SC - Robert Todd, MD, Medical Director at HospiceCare of the Piedmont in Greenwood, is the 2016 recipient of The Carolinas Center’s (TCC) annual Tamra West Leadership Award. The award was presented at TCC’s luncheon gala on August 29 in Charlotte as part of their Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration.  



Monday, September 12, 2016

Lander University to host College Night on Oct. 4

Area high school students and their parents are invited to attend College Night on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Finis Horne Arena on the campus of Lander University.

Prospective college students will have the opportunity to interact with recruiters from more than 40 colleges and universities across the state.  Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the application process, admissions requirements, programs of study, tuition fees, campus housing and more. Financial aid counselors will be available to offer advice on how and when to apply for assistance to help cover the cost of college expenses.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Pet Spotlight is on Patron & Hunter

Get ready for the good times because there’s no bigger ball of furry feline fun than Patrón. This pewter colored, 4 month old is full of comedic acts, whether it’s practicing his professional toy juggling skills, vying for your affection with his sweet, soft purr, or tapping his little paw on your shoulder to say, “Hey, let’s play!” The laughs will abound with Patrón around and there’s no need to worry about the fun coming to an end. Spend a mere few minutes with him and you’ll see why.


Friday, September 9, 2016

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