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Woman arrested after allegedly refilling roommate's prescription

A Greenwood woman was arrested Wednesday after her roommate went to a Walgreen’s Pharmacy to obtain a refill of cough syrup only to discover the refill had already been picked up.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Longtime NFL Coach, Dan Reeves to speak at Lakelands FCA
Dan Reeves, who spent 23 years as an NFL head coach, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Lakelands Fellowship of Christian Athletes Development Dinner. Reeves compiled a 190-165-2 record while serving as head coach of the Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.  He played or coached in a record nine Super Bowls—five with the Dallas Cowboys, three with Denver and one with Atlanta. 
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Registration is Open for 4th Annual Race the Helix

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Race the Helix 5K race and 1 mile run/walk to benefit the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, October 4th at GGC’s Greenwood campus and is presented by Self Regional Healthcare and the Stevenson Family.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Murder suspect found in West Virginia

A suspect in the 2012 shooting death of a Greenwood man was found in West Virginia and has been extradited back to Greenwood.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

City, county share good news at annual State of City/County

Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams and Greenwood County Council Chairman Mark Allison shared loads of good news Wednesday from the podium at the annual State of the City and County luncheon hosted by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Police investigating stabbing, armed robbery

The Greenwood Police Department is investigating a stabbing and armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Report: Greenwood man sold crack to informant

A Greenwood man is facing a drug charge after he reportedly sold crack cocaine to an informant last month.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ruhlamat America Inc. establishes U.S. operations in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ruhlamat America Inc., a designer and manufacturer of top tier customized automation equipment intent on accelerating its growth in North and South America, today announced that it will establish its U.S. operations in Greenville County. The undisclosed investment is expected to add at least 35 new jobs over the next few years.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Greenwood Community Association Manager Earns Top Industry Professional Credential

Greenwood, SC – Wilson Bruce of Town & Country Property Management, Inc. recently joined the elite group of community association managers who have earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) credential from Community Associations Institute (CAI).  Bruce is one of more than 2,200 managers worldwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lake Greenwood master plan moving forward

A group of residents earlier this year asked Greenwood County Council to consider developing a master plan for Lake Greenwood that would unify efforts to develop what they called Greenwood’s “hidden gem.” Those plans are moving forward as the county is now actively seeking a firm to complete the plan.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Greenwood man sentenced to 35 years in double homicide

A Greenwood man was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday afternoon to two counts of murder and one count of discharging a firearm into a dwelling in connection with the Nov. 2013 killing of two women at the Extended Stay Motel.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paying it...backward
The Starbucks at the corner of Bypass 72 and Montague Avenue generated some buzz Tuesday morning as a string of 10 customers elected to pay for the coffee ordered by the customer behind them.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Construction to close Maxwell Ave for several days

Beginning tomorrow Wednesday, August 27, Satterfield Construction of Greenwood will be installing a decorative concrete crosswalk on Maxwell Avenue (SC 10) in front of E S Moon’s Martial Arts (239 Maxwell Avenue).  This is a component of the overall Uptown Market along Maxwell Avenue.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenges answered at Lander
Lander University President Daniel accepted a dare from the members of the university’s volleyball team and underwent the Ice Bucket Challenge, the national fad whose goal is to raise funds for ALS research.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

County implements new alert system

Greenwood County has implemented a new alert system to notify residents of emergencies and severe weather in the area.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Greenwood Genetic Center First to Offer FDA-Cleared Whole Genome Test

Greenwood, SC – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) is the first laboratory in the US to offer Affymetrix’ CytoScan® Dx Assay, an FDA-cleared chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA).  In January, CytoScan® Dx Assay became the first and only CMA to gain clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Using a single blood sample, CytoScan Dx Assay can scan a patient’s entire genome for the cause of developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and congenital anomalies.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Police: Mother stole daughter's car

A mother found herself under arrest Sunday afternoon after police say she stole her daughter’s car.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Woman arrested for fifth shoplifting charge

A Greenwood woman was picked up on her fifth shoplifting charge Saturday night after police responded to a call at Belk.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tyson takes reigns at Laurens Detention Center

Laurens, SC – Joe Tyson has been promoted to administrator at the Johnson Detention Center, replacing Chris Hudson who retired last month to pursue other career options.

Tyson began his career with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office in September 2007 as a detention deputy.  He rose through the ranks, eventually serving as assistant jail administrator under Hudson.

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Bike for Kicks" Welcomes Sponsor Ciclismo Classico - Bike Tours

“Bike for Kicks” welcomes international bike tour company Ciclismo Classico  as our latest sponsor.  They are providing two cycling jerseys which will be given away during our Grand Prize drawing.

Included in your registration fee is a chance to win these and three other grand prizes (Hincapie Grand Fondo Registration & two cruiser bicycles). You must pre-register to participate in the drawing.

Monday, August 25, 2014

County continues revamping policy manual

Greenwood County continues to update and add to its policY manual as part of an effort to bring some semblance of order to the policies and procedures followed by county employees on a day-to-day basis.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Greenwood man killed in Abbeville County crash

A Greenwood man was killed Sunday in a single vehicle crash along Highway 178 near Honea Path.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ranch House suffers 'heavy' fire damage

A quiet Sunday afternoon was shattered about 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon after a fire destroyed the kitchen of one of Greenwood’s oldest restaurants.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Incumbent Worker Training Funds available for Businesses, Consortiums

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT) provides training resources for businesses to train their current workforces.

The resources are available to train currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses and workers competitive; for training needed in current businesses due to expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines or new organizational structuring or as part of a layoff aversion strategy; and for which the employer provides a matching contribution of no more than 25 percent of the cost of training.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

City to demolish five dilapidated structures

Greenwood City Council unanimously approved a bid to demolish five dilapidated structures in within the city limits at their regular meeting Monday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SC Trooper fired for improper conduct
The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Leath SCCA supports students at Connie Maxwell Children's Home

The Leath Chapter of the SCCA along with Leath staff donated school supplies for seventy children at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, SC. The supplies were packed into bags made by female inmates in Leath’s Prison Industry.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

County exploring water line expansion

Greenwood County is exploring options for expanding water service into the far southern reaches of the county.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Woman arrested after shoplifting incident

A Greenwood woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after she was reportedly caught shoplifting and attempted to flee from police.

Friday, August 22, 2014

GCSO investigating burglary at fire-damaged Dollar General

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Dollar General store which suffered heavy fire and smoke damage earlier this month.

Friday, August 22, 2014

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