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County support of Uptown Market moves forward
Greenwood County Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the second reading of an ordinance amending a 2010 general obligation bond to allow the county to support the construction of a parking lot for the new Uptown Market.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Woman facing unlawful neglect charge

A Greenwood woman is facing a charge of unlawful neglect of a child after she allegedly dropped off her 16-year-old daughter, who is supposed to stay in her custody, with another woman and said the daughter would be homeless if not allowed to stay at the other woman’s residence.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Upper Savannah Job Fair has 50-plus employers registered, still welcomes more

Organizers of the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair have announced that 50-plus employers have already signed up for this month’s event but are encouraging more employers to participate.

The bi-annual Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair will be held at Greenwood Mall April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge to participate.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Council to hold public hearing on Uptown Market support

Greenwood Council will be holding a public hearing on an ordinance that, if passed, would allow the county to give the City of Greenwood $100,000 for the new farmers market in Uptown Greenwood.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Future Stars of the LPGA could win $1 Million cash prize as part of the Inaugural Park Sterling Links Cup

Charlotte, N.C. – The future stars of the LPGA will have a chance to win $1 million this season as part of a new sponsorship between Park Sterling Bank (Nasdaq: PSTB) and the three tournaments that comprise the Symetra Tour’s Carolina swing.  The $1 million Park Sterling Links Cup* will be awarded to any player who wins all three events contested this season in North and South Carolina, including the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic (May 8-11 in Greenwood, S.C.), the Friends of Mission Charity Classic (May 16-18 in Asheville, N.C.) and the Symetra Classic (May 22-24 in Charlotte). In the event one player does not win all three tournaments, a cash prize will be awarded to the player who has the lowest scoring average over all three events.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Traffic stop results in drug arrest

A Greenwood man was arrested on a drug charge following a traffic stop Friday night.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Former Lander residence hall scheduled to be torn down

Coleman Hall, which was a Lander University student resident hall for nearly 30 years, will be torn down.

The eight-story brick building is located on Hampton Avenue between West Cambridge Avenue and Merriman Street, about two blocks from Lander’s campus. It was more than 60 years ago as a garden-type apartment complex containing 50 units. Lander acquired the building in 1975 to provide much-needed housing for 117 students as the university’s enrollment grew.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

A total lunar eclipse can be observed beginning just after midnight tonight, weather permitting.


Monday, April 14, 2014

SC Hospitals create Initiant Healthcare Collaborative to reduce costs

The boards of five of South Carolina’s largest health systems have approved the formation of a healthcare collaborative to drive down healthcare costs. The founding members of Initiant Healthcare Collaborative include:

  • Greenville Health System, Greenville
  • McLeod Health, Florence
  • MUSC Health, Charleston
  • Palmetto Health, Columbia
  • Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood
CEOs of these leading healthcare systems wanted to find ways to create synergies among the organizations while remaining independent.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Leath Correctional Institution Celebrates National Autism Day

April 2, 2014 was the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day.  On that day, autism organizations hold awareness and fundraising events internationally.  Employees from Leath and The SCCA Leath Chapter Association wanted to celebrate the day by spending time with Consumers at The Burton Center in Greenwood, SC.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Woman charged with prostitution

A Greenwood woman has been charged in connection with an Aug. 2013 incident in which she alleged a man sexually assaulted her.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Greenwood man facing CDV charge

A Greenwood man is facing a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature following a dispute with his girlfriend early Monday morning.


Friday, April 11, 2014

GCSO to partner with DEA for National Take Back Initiative

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office for the fourth year will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the National Take Back Initiative, an effort to keep prescription medications from hitting the streets.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Man gets 40 years for 2012 killing

Phillip Hollingsworth, the 46-year-old man charged in the shooting death of Bill Ardis, was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison following a trial in Laurens County.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Is your chronic pain Fibromyalgia?

Many people today are dealing with a mysterious illness called Fibromyalgia.  What is Fibromyalgia and how do you know if you may have it is certainly a couple upfront questions you may have. 

Here is a great Questions & Answer article you may find very helpful by Dr. Janie “Kaki” Bruce, board-certified physician at Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice:
Coping with Fibromyalgia


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woman charged with child abuse

A Ninety Six woman has been charged with abusing her 15-month-old child after law enforcement and Department of Social Services official discovered suspicious injuries on the child.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woman arrested after allegedly pulling gun on husband
A Greenwood woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she pointed a gun at her husband when he would not stop calling her names.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Man facing drug, weapon charges

A Greenwood man is facing drug and weapon charges following a Tuesday morning traffic stop on Hwy. 25 N.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

VCTF investigating shooting

The Greenwood County Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating a shooting that left one man injured Tuesday night.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Symetra pro talks heart health

LPGA Symetra Tour golf pro Stefanie Kenoyer was at Self Regional Healthcare’s Optimum Life Center Tuesday talking heart health with women who participate in Self’s cardiac rehabilitation program.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Council considers school, HSOG budgets
Greenwood County Council met Tuesday afternoon to begin budget workshops in preparation of the fiscal year 2015 budget. Representatives from all three school districts in Greenwood County were joined by representatives from the G. Frank Russell Career Center and the Humane Society of Greenwood in presenting their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

One dead following shooting in Waterloo

***UPDATE***

The name of the victim in Tuesday’s fatal shooting in Waterloo has been released.

WATERLOO― One man is dead following a shooting that deputies say was a dispute between neighbors.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Katrina Gonzalez of Greenwood named to Dean's List

Wallingford, CT (readMedia)-- Katrina Gonzalez, daughter of Dr. Todd M. Gonzalez and Dr. Evangeline G. Gonzalez of Greenwood, was named to the Winter Term 2014 Dean's List at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two facing burglary charges

A Ninety Six woman and a Spartanburg man are facing charges after police say they broke into a house on Watts Bridge Road in January.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Allura Bella Boutique, Chamber's Business of the Week

The Greenwood Chamber is pleased to spotlight our members through the “Business of the Week” program.  Allura Bella Boutique is the Chamber’s April 7th Business of Week.  The program is sponsored by Countybank, a full service, integrated financial services provider for the Greenwood and Greenville communities in Upstate South Carolina.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Uptown Market plan moves forward

The plans for the new Uptown Market took another step forward during a special called meeting Monday as Greenwood City Council approved several items which paved the way for construction to begin.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Two arrested in connection with copper theft
Two men are facing charges after police say they cut electrical wires out of two warehouses in March.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Four arrested in weekend drug bust

Four people were arrested after a search warrant was served at a Griffin Street residence Friday evening.


Monday, April 7, 2014

County looks to support Uptown Market

Greenwood County Council took the first step toward supporting the new Uptown Market at their regular meeting last Tuesday.


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic announces charitable recipients

Organizers of the state’s only LPGA qualifying tournament are announcing the charitable recipients of the fundraising event to support women’s health and other community initiatives to benefit women and families in the Lakelands region of South Carolina.

Charitable funds are expected to total $200,000, making the Self Regional Healthcare Women’s Health Classic http://www.stoneypointclassic.com/ the largest charitable contribution of all of the 20 Symetra – Road to the LPGA tournaments in the U.S.


Sunday, April 6, 2014


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