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Greenwood man arrested on claims of criminal sexual conduct with minor

Greenwood man arrested after a girl claims he touch her inappropriately. 

Roderico Olanden Anderson, 44 of West Creswell Ave in Greenwood was arrested on December 8, 2016 and charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct with minor.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Piedmont Tech Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Scholarship

Tis the season of giving. If you are looking for a way to give back to the community, Piedmont Technical College has just the thing.

Piedmont Tech has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To commemorate this milestone, the college is working to endow a 50th Anniversary Scholarship.

“For 50 years, the college has been impacting lives within our seven county area,” said Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development. “Establishing this scholarship will help current and future PTC students achieve their dreams for generations to come.”


Friday, December 9, 2016

Singer Nat Chandler to perform before a full house in Greenwood

There’s not a ticket to be had for the appearance of Greenwood native son, Nat Chandler who will appear in a Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA) Christmas concert at Greenwood Community Theatre on Sat., Dec. 17.

GPA executive director Cecily Ferguson, said the show has been sold out for weeks. “It’s a testament to Nat’s popularity in his hometown that he will be appearing before a full house.” She added, “Even though Nat has achieved national acclaim on Broadway and in concert venues across the country, he is in touch with his Greenwood roots, and the title of the concert, Home for the Holidays, is further proof of his links to the region.”


Friday, December 9, 2016

McCravy appointed to Judiciary Committee
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Representative John McCravy was appointed by S.C. House Leadership to serve on the prestigious Judiciary Committee.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Class of Presidential Ambassadors

Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 13 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common. They all echo a common message of gratitude for the impact Piedmont Tech has had on their lives, both personally and academically.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pearl Harbor bombing left Lake Greenwood Park unfinished

Many may not be aware how the bombing of Pearl Harbor created a shortfall at the Greenwood State Park.  According to the South Carolina State Park, workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began working on a stone wall at the entrance of the park in the fall of 1941.  A part of that wall is still visible today.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement December 13

Piedmont Technical College will be holding fall commencement exercises on Tuesday, Dec. 13. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. 

Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony. Each ticketholder, including children, will be entitled to one seat.

In recognition of Piedmont Technical College’s 50th anniversary, the commencement address will be presented by Dr. Jeremy Lord.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

VELUX Expanding Greenwood County Operations

VELUX, a world leader in skylights and roof window manufacturing, is expanding its Greenwood County operations. The company intends to invest $4 million and create 21 new jobs as a result of the expansion. 

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NSHS students go pink to support breast cancer awareness

Ninety Six High School Library Club sponsored a school-wide pink out day to raise money for The American Cancer Society. The total donation contributed to The American Cancer Society was $137.00. Students donated $1.00 to wear hats, or purchase a pink ribbon to support Breast Cancer Awareness.


Monday, December 5, 2016

VITA seeks volunteers for upcoming tax season

Recently sixteen volunteers came to United Way and attended a training partnered with the IRS to get prepared before our VITA season starts. These volunteers will be preparing taxes at the Greenwood, Abbeville and McCormick sites.

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fourth Annual 'Lily Luncheon' to benefit honors scholarship at Lander University

The Lander University Alumni Association will hold its fourth annual Lander Lily Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The event will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Lander Foundation and Alumni Center, located at 302 Hampton St. in Greenwood.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Greenwood Christmas Parade MOVED to Sunday, December 11 2:30 PM

Due to the high forecast for a cold rain this Sunday, December 4th, the City of Greenwood has made the decision to go ahead and reschedule the Greenwood Christmas Parade for Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 PM.  Be sure to check their website for the latest updates.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Belton man arrested over alleged rape

A 19 year old victim contacted the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office claiming she was raped and threatened with a gun by a person she knew from high school.

Christopher Michael Davenport, 21 of Broadway School Road, Belton SC has been arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Pet Spotlight is on Monica and Brownie
Monica is a true beauty, sporting a chocolate and caramel-colored brindle coat that's accented by a splash of white on her nose. Not only is this 1 year old Boxer and Boston Terrier mix stunning to look at, but she’s cheerful, bright-eyed, and eager to love.
Friday, December 2, 2016

'Tommy Claus' Continues Tradition of Giving Away Guitars
Every Christmas, Lander University Physical Plant employee Tommy Tumblin, better known as “Tommy Claus,” gives away one or more guitars to Lander music students to go along with the thousands of toys that he gives away to Greenwood area children.
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Hundreds Celebrate Lander's Holiday Tree Lighting

Rainy weather did not dampen the holiday festivities at Lander University on Tuesday night (Nov. 29), as about 600 gathered on campus for the 2nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration. After monitoring the weather forecast of a much-needed rainfall for the extremely dry region, organizers decided to move most of the activities inside the Grier Student Center.

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Two Local Organizations Receive Grants from Self Regional Healthcare

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

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cosentino appointment to CCWD expected to strengthen state's workforce development

South Carolina’s efforts to grow and maintain a ready workforce received a huge boost recently when Lander University President Richard Cosentino was appointed to the state’s Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD).

 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lander students inducted into Alpha Chi Honor Society

Dozens of college students and their loved ones filled a campus meeting space on Monday, Nov. 28, to participate in an academic ritual that has been going on at Lander University for nearly 60 years.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lander brings higher education presence to Western Piedmont Education Consortium

The Western Piedmont Education Consortium (WPEC) just got stronger with its recent addition of Lander University this past October.

Lander’s inclusion, along with Piedmont Technical College, is the first time higher education will be represented with WPEC.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Neil Cost Chapter Banquet to support Tommy Clause

Again this year the NWTF Neil “Gobbler” Cost Chapter is looking to help support Tommy Claus by collecting toys at their banquet set for Friday, Dec 2 at Piedmont Tech.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Ninety Six man bites ex-girlfriend in face

Greenwood City Police respond to a call where a woman claims a man came into her home, assaulted and bit her on the face.

Martell Antwine Hamilton Jr, 33 of 811 McKenzie Road in Ninety Six was arrested and charged with burglary, kidnapping and first degree assault and battery.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Man arrested after attacking doctor and officers in hospital

While a Greenwood City Officer was in Self Regional on an unrelated case, the officer heard a loud disturbance coming from another room in the emergency room.  As he entered the room he saw a man covered in blood and being extremely belligerent.

The patient, identified as Donald Blake Outzs, 32 of 4926 Pickens Creek Road, Hodges SC kicked the doctor in the head and struck an officer while they were attempting to treat a self-inflicted wound to his arm.


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Son wins Yard of the Month

The Mathews community Yard of the Month winner for November is Kim Son of 2410 South Main Street.  The winner received a plant and gift card for Lowe’s, and will display the Yard of the Month sign for 30 days.  


Sunday, November 27, 2016

HospiceCare preparing for Festival of Trees

HospiceCare of the Piedmont’s Board of Directors are getting ready for the upcoming Santa Stroll and Festival of Trees.

HospiceCare of the Piedmont presents the 25th annual Festival of Trees, Silver Bells, December 3rd and 4th at First Baptist Church.  The Santa Stroll is Saturday morning, December 3rd.


Friday, November 25, 2016

HospiceCare host annual memorial service

HospiceCare of the Piedmont will hold its annual Memorial Service on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.  The service of remembrance is dedicated to the patients and families served by HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  It is open to all members of the community and is a special opportunity to honor their loved ones. 

 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Cleland Crowned Miss Lander

Monica Louise Cleland, a mass communication and theatre major from Greenville, was crowned Miss Lander University 2016-17 during the annual pageant held Monday, Nov. 14, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Largest Group for Recruiting Event Shows Ongoing Trend in Growing Enrollment for Lander University

Lander University’s Office of Admissions hosted the school’s largest recruiting event on Saturday, Nov. 19, at its second Open House event of the year.

“Nearly 1,000 people were registered, and it was the largest group we’ve ever had here at Lander for Open House,” said Andy Benoit, vice president for Enrollment and Access Management at Lander.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lander Employees Share Thanksgiving Bounty

Enrollment Management Division employees of Lander University assembled Thanksgiving Outreach baskets for four area families in need and delivered them on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

NWTF 30 Anniversary Banquet to feature First Lady of Hunting & Realtree Pro Staffer
The 30th anniversary of the Neil "Gobbler" Cost banquet will feature two special guest:  Brenda Valentine, First Lady of Hunting and Realtree Pro Staffer Walter Parrott.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016


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