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home : news : greenwood July 23, 2016 

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Greenwood man arrested on gun charge after altercation

An altercation involving three men at a local gas station leads to one being arrested and charged with pointing a handgun.

Antarvious Cortez Brooks, 21 of 100 Perry Drive, Greenwood was arrested and charged with pointing a firearm at a person, 1st degree assault and battery and disorderly conduct.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Self Regional Healthcare Physician Performs First Surgery of its Kind in South Carolina

On April 11, 2016, Dr. Greg McLoughlin, a surgeon at the South Carolina Spine Center, performed a minimally invasive spinal fusion operation with new technology, the VariLift-L® Expandable Interbody Fusion Device. It was the first surgery of its kind in the state of South Carolina.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Extreme Temperatures continue ahead

Another extremely hot weekend is in the forecast.  With predicted temperatures in the high 90’s, it’s very important to continue taking precautions to stay safe.


Friday, July 22, 2016

McKissick Study Club supports "Unleash The Possibilities"
The McKissick Study Club made a total donation of $910 to support the Humane Society's "Unleash The Possibilities" major gifts campaign.  
Friday, July 22, 2016

Hughey Re-Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
Tuesday afternoon, the Honorable Donald B. Hocker sentenced John Kennedy Hughey to life imprisonment for the December 4, 1995 murders of Tasheka Jackson and Luvenia Harris. 

Hughey originally received two death sentences following his October 1997 jury trial. On May 7, 2009, however, a Circuit Court Judge ordered Hughey receive a new sentencing hearing because the jurors in his case were instructed they could not consider mercy as a reason to impose life sentences. Appeals of this order by the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office were not successful. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named two new members to its board for the coming year. They are Lee Matthews representing Abbeville, and Trey Taylor representing Newberry.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rausch Wins Moore Award

It’s not hard to see why Lander University Assistant Professor of History Dr. Franklin Rausch was chosen to receive this year’s Moore Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Remembering Terry Marshall, M.D.

The medical and Lakelands communities mourn the loss of Terry Marshall, M.D. Dr. Marshall was a neonatologist and director of neonatology at Self Regional Healthcare.

Our organization has lost a great physician and man who devoted his life to taking care of our tiniest patients. In his 32 years here at Self Regional, he cared for more than 7,000 babies who were in the neonatal intensive care unit and thousands more healthy babies.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Self Regional says "No Go" to Pokemon Go

An estimated 15 million people globally, downloaded the app Pokémon GO within days of its release, leading to worldwide fandom and record-breaking economic spikes for Nintendo and other Pokémon corporations.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pet Spotlight: Meet Freddie & Lucy
Freddie is a 14lb, 1-yr-old Beagle and Dachshund mix, also known as a Doxle.  He is a package of affection, good behavior and friendliness. Being extremely patient and polite, he would make a good pet who would play with all patience and interest with children, and cooperate with your other pets, including dogs. 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CREATEng Leaders in Greenwood

Exploring the world of engineering is part of summer break for some local teenagers participating in the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics summer engineering camp (CREATEng), taking place this week at Lander University.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Greenwood Man Acquitted of Homicide by Child Abuse

A jury deliberated for just under three hours Thursday, July 14, 2016 before acquitting Brandon Lamar Homes of Homicide by Child Abuse of three year old Ja Lierion Patterson.  Holmes spent fifteen months in the Greenwood County Detention Center without bond.  According to his attorney, Charles Grose, Holmes spent a quiet weekend with his family.   


Monday, July 18, 2016

Two arrested on meth charges

On Friday, July 15, 2016 Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that someone was possibly manufacturing drugs at a residence located at 130 Pine Ridge Drive.  Upon arrival deputies discussed the matter with resident Shannon Marie Whitt, 38 who gave consent for deputies to search the home.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Self Regional supports Project HOPE

Self Regional Healthcare donated $100,000 to Project HOPE Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The funds will go towards opening an innovative center of services for children with autism in Greenwood fall of 2016.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Senior's Wish of a Lifetime to Attend the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Comes True

Elizabeth Davis, 89, had her Wish of a Lifetime fulfilled when she traveled to Hilton Head Island to attend the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament on April 16 and 17. There she had the opportunity to witness some of the best golfers in the world, and renew her passion for the sport.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Lucky's Cornhole Classic yields major competition

Competitors from around the country gathered at Lucky’s for a major cornhole tournament held on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  This tournament boasted some of the best players from all around, even six time World Champion Matt Guy from Kentucky.

By the end it was the team of Scott Lane (FL) and Rob Guthery (Charleston) that took the Grand Champion status knocking off the father/son duo of Matt & Bret Guy.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sells receives Norbord South Carolina, Inc. PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Frank Sells, III, right, was recently awarded the Norbord South Carolina, Inc. PTC Golf Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual luncheon. Sells, an industrial electronics technology student, is congratulated by Chad Teague, scholarship committee member. The scholarship is funded through an annual golf tournament held each spring and selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Have you located Staryu

Go fever has gripped America, with millions of people across the country using their phones to hunt for Pikachu and pals. It’s the biggest mobile game in US history, with just under 21 million daily users at its peak.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Self Regional named Best Places to Work in Healthcare 4th Year

Modern Healthcare, the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has named Self Regional Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the fourth time. Self Regional is one of only two healthcare providers in South Carolina to make the 2016 list.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Piedmont Tech to Dedicate New HVAC Building
Piedmont Technical College will be opening its new state-of-the-art heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) facility with a dedication ceremony Tuesday, July 19. The public is invited to attend beginning at 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lander names Adam Weyer Assistant AD for Sports Medicine

Adam Weyer has been named Lander University's Assistant AD for Sports Medicine it was announced today by Athletic Director Jeff May.

Weyer, who joins Lander after working a combined 10 years as head athletic trainer at nearby Erskine College, replaces Kent Atkins, who is now the Bearcats' Assistant AD for NCAA Compliance and Internal Operations. Weyer also served a combined six years as an athletic trainer in Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds’ and Arizona Diamondbacks’ organizations.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Piedmont Tech PBL Attends National Leadership Conference, Wins Awards
PTC Computer technology student John Barton from Ninety Six took first place in the computer concepts event during the PBL National Leadership Conference in Altanta, GA.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Penny Sales Tax Presentation: How it supports local volunteer fire services
The Greenwood County Fire Service would like to invite everyone in the community to visit their local fire service provider to listen to a presentation on what the Penny sales tax would mean to the County Volunteer Fire Service in Greenwood.

Click to see a full schedule for presentations coming near you.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Girl donates hair to support brother

Some kids can surprise you and do some very special acts; like Hailey Quattlebaum who’s almost 11 years old.  She has a brother that has a condition called alopecia, also known as spot baldness.

Hailey felt the need to show her support.  So she visits a local Sports Clip in Greenwood and had 14 inches cut from her hair.  She will be donating her hair to Wigs for Kids.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nickles Establishes Scholarship at Lander

A new scholarship has been established at Lander University in the name of longtime Greenwood music teacher Joyce J. Nickles.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Piedmont Tech to hold Nursing and Health Science Program Showcase

Piedmont Technical College’s series of program showcases continues on Friday, July 15 with an exhibition of the programs in the nursing and health science areas. The showcase will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the nursing lab, room 104S, on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Akers support "Unleash The Possibilities"

Nancy and Ed Akers made a donation of $6,000 to support the Humane Society's "Unleash The Possibilities" major gifts campaign.  The monies will help build and fund the Adoption Center, Spay/Neuter Clinic, and Community Education Room in the new animal care center being constructed in collaboration with Greenwood County.  

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Festival of Discovery Results: Uncle Kenney's BBQ tops them all

As the smoke rolls out of the air in Uptown Greenwood and all the grills pulled away, at least we have some great memories and looking forward to 2017.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Ram'on Wideman Appointed to Board of Governors of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE)
The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ram'on Wideman to NANOE’s prestigious 2017 Board of Governors.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Festival of Discovery off to a great start

It was a very hot kickoff to this year’s Festival of Discovery in Greenwood SC.  Competitors convened in Uptown Greenwood from all throughout the US.  With temperatures reaching upwards to the 100 degree mark, it’s sure to create a unique challenge for the competitors.  But the temperature did not stop the thousands from coming out for awesome food, great entertainment and the best part, it continues on through today with entertainment winding down on Sunday. 


Saturday, July 9, 2016

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