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Columbus Hope Foundation helps Burton Center
At its annual Operation HOPE Workshop held in Columbia on Saturday, July 12, 2014, the Columbus HOPE Foundation presented a check of $5,000 given to Burton Center's Deputy Director Laurie Cordell.  The money will go to help provide a specialized wheelchair for a non-ambulatory female at Burton Center.

"We are grateful to the Columbus HOPE Foundation and the Knights of Columbus for their help.  This donation will provide a much needed adapted wheelchair for one of our female clients.  This wheelchair will not only increase her mobility, but also improve her quality of life," stated Cordell.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Man arrested following assault

A Greenwood man is facing an assault charge after he police say he assaulted his girlfriend and attempted to hit her with a hammer.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

City exploring options for skateboarding ordinance

The City of Greenwood continues to explore options for an ordinance that would prohibit skateboarding on public sidewalks in Uptown Greenwood.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Joan Lunden selected as Self Regional Healthcare Foundation's 2014 Madame Curie Society Speaker

Longtime Good Morning America (GMA) anchor, health advocate and television personality Joan Lunden has been selected as the guest speaker for the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s 2014 Madame Curie Society donor recognition event.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Leath Female Inmates Help Feed Malnourished Animals

The Big Oaks Rescue Farm in Greenwood, SC rescues malnourished and abused animals. This safe-haven is operated by Joe Mann. His passion and dedication to the animals he rescues is evident to all who meet him. He works diligently to ensure that they receive a second chance at a healthy life surrounded by loving hands. The female inmates at Leath Correctional Institution wanted to extend a hand to help.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DEU busts major meth lab

The Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit busted a meth lab and took more than nine pounds of the drug off the street during a bust Monday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Council accepts grant for water line upgrades

Greenwood City Council voted unanimously Monday to accept a Community Infrastructure Grant, which is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program, for a water upgrade project to be completed by the Commissioners of Public Works.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Motorcyclist dies after striking deer

A motorcyclist was killed in Laurens County after he struck a deer Sunday night along Sunset Boulevard.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Two county chase leads to arrest

A Greenwood man was arrested after he evaded police through two counties and rammed at least two police vehicles.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Small businesses attacked by scam

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office is warning small businesses of business directory scams in the area.

Monday, July 21, 2014

One killed in Callison crash
One man was killed in a single vehicle crash on Callison Highway Sunday night.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Troop 58 honors Eagle Scout

Troop 58 honored one of their long time scouts on Sunday with the organization’s highest award: Eagle Scout.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

GCSO to upgrade in-car camera systems

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office will be upgrading their in-car video system over the next two years.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

County receives CDBG grant for sewer upgrades

Greenwood County has received a Community Development Block Grant Grant for $700,000 to pay for sewer upgrades in the Sullivan Street area.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Man injured in afternoon crash

One man was injured in a single vehicle crash Friday afternoon.

Friday, July 18, 2014

PTC Benefits from Charity Golf Tournament
Piedmont Technical College recently received a generous donation as part of the funds raised through the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Joyce Dickerson to speak to Democratic ladies

Joyce Dickerson, candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be the speaker at the McCormick County Democratic Women’s luncheon, noon, Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Georgette’s Home Cooking. 

Dickerson has served on the Richland County Council for more than nine years and is the first woman from S.C. to serve as chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bond under advisement for murder suspect

The bond for the suspect in the Dec. 2013 killing of 27-year-old Desmond Kennedy was taken under advisement by a circuit court judge following a bond hearing Thursday at the Greenwood county Courthouse.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Suspect in Tabor Street shooting released

One of the suspects in last April’s shooting on Tabor Street that left a Columbia teenager dead was released on a personal recognizance bond after discrepancies were discovered in eyewitness accounts of the shooting.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Judge takes bond under advisement in CSC case

A circuit court judge took under advisement the bond for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy at a neighborhood basketball court.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Authorities capture escaped inmate

An inmate from Laurens County who had escaped from a litter work crew yesterday has been captured. 

According to officials with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Kimberly Jane Collins, 46, escaped from a litter work crew on I-26 near mile marker 52 in Clinton around noon Thursday.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lowdown Concepts Auto Club collecting supplies for HSOG

Lowdown Concepts Auto Club is collecting supplies on Saturday, July 26, from 11a to 5p. to donate to the Humane Society of Greenwood. The supply drive drop-off site will be located at The Fountain at Uptown Greenwood where adoptable dogs will also be on-site to visit.  There are more animals at shelters during this time of the year and additional supplies are much needed to help provide care for all of them.

Click on the link for the items needed:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Countybank Foundation Donates to the Greenwood County Public Library

Greenwood, SC – Countybank recently submitted a donation of $20,000 to the Greenwood County Public Library.  The $20,000 donation is one of five installments to be donated to the library, resulting in a total of $100,000 over the next five years.

This commitment will help better improve the main Library headquarters, in order to better serve the community through its resources and services.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Woman facing drug distribution charge

A Greenwood woman is facing a drug distribution charge after she allegedly illegally sold prescription medication to a confidential informant.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Report: Man arrested after naked escapade

A Greenwood man was arrested late Tuesday night after he reportedly stripped off all of his clothes and was lying on top of a car kicking his legs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Council votes to demolish civic center

Greenwood County Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution to tear down the Greenwood Civic Center.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Saluda man charged in numerous burglaries

A Saluda man has been charged in connection with 16 burglaries in Saluda County and could be facing numerous additional charges in Greenwood and Lexington counties.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Man charged after allegedly holding woman captive

A Greenwood man was arrested Sunday afternoon after authorities say he held a woman captive for more than 14 hours while he beat her with an extension cord and threatened her with a knife.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Norman hosts second Family Fun Day

If you saw a guy riding a horse through Greenwood Saturday, you were probably wondering what he was doing riding through the streets of small town in the middle of a huge barbecue festival.


Saturday, July 12, 2014


For the third consecutive year, Michael Diebold of Anderson defeated all comers in the Skins Hot Dog Eating Contest at the S.C. Festival of Discovery.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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