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home : news : greenwood July 27, 2015 

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Man charged in alleged domestic attack

A Bradley man was arrested Friday after he allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend and her 14-year-old son during an argument.

Monday, July 27, 2015

PhD Fellows Complete Training Program at Greenwood Genetic Center

Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) recognized two graduates of its fellowship training program at its statewide meeting on Wednesday.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Turner crowned at Little Miss South Carolina pageant
Margaret Elizabeth Turner, the 8 year old daughter of John and Jennifer Turner of Greenwood, SC, was recently crowned Little Miss South Carolina on July 18, 2015. 

The Little Miss South Carolina Pageant is held in Hartsville, SC each year and celebrated its forty-fourth anniversary this year. Contestants compete and are judged based on their beauty and talent, as well as a private interview with the judges that counts as 50% of their total beauty score. The Little Miss South Carolina Pageant also promotes community service and academic excellence.

Monday, July 27, 2015

SCSO investigating stabbing, stolen vehicle
The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Sunday morning incident in which a man was stabbed and his vehicle stolen.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pleasant Rock Baptist Annual Revival

Pleasant Rock Baptist Church of Ninety Six will hold their Annual Revival starting Sunday evening, August 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Moses Leon Drafts, Pastor of Calvary Grove Baptist in Bradley, SC. Public is invited to attend. 

Nightly services start at 7pm Monday-Wednesday

Monday Night Revivalist: Rev. Calvin Robinson, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Saluda, SC.

Tuesday Night Revivalist: Rev. Dr. Ronnie Peterson, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Batesgburg-Leesville, SC

Wednesday Night Revivalist: Rev. Dr. Stanley Marshall, Jehovah Baptist Church, Columbia, SC

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Local event supports Shriners Hospital

On June 19, 2015 Roan Creek Farm in Donalds, SC and the Greenwood Shrine Club raised $2000 for the Shriners Hospital. The event was held in honor of Brittany Baker a current patient at Shriners Hospital in Greenville and an avid Equestrian. The event went so well Roan Creek Farm has agreed to host future Hospital Fundraisers.  Promoters for the event were Kayla Caudle, a representative from Roan Creek Farm and Can Do Cowgirls and Kelly McAlhaney, owner of Roan Creek Farm. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lander Bearcat Baseball Camp

There are still a couple of spots open for the Bearcat Baseball Camp which runs July 27-30. Camp hours are Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Afternoon crash leaves one dead

A California man was killed Friday afternoon when his motorcycle struck a car at the intersection of the 72 Bypass and East Laurel Avenue.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Judge takes sentence reduction for 'Diamond' under advisement

A Circuit Court judge on Friday took under advisement a motion from the attorney for Samuel ‘Diamond’ Smith to have Smith’s sentence reduced.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Woman sentenced to life in prison in murder-for-hire case
A Greenwood woman was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the 2013 shooting death of a 31-year-old Abbeville man in what prosecutors termed a “murder-for-hire” case.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fire destroys Ninety Six home

A fire early Thursday morning destroyed a Ninety Six residence.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Three arrested in connection with Grier Street shooting

The Greenwood Police Department has arrested three men in connection with a drug deal gone bad last Friday that sent three me to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lander receives five-year funding to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Lander University and 20 other South Carolina institutions of higher education will share in a more than $5-million federal grant to fund their Student Support Services (SSS) programs.

The programs are designed to identify and provide services for students identified as disadvantaged, giving them intensive academic support, tutoring, counseling and career and cultural enrichment.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

David Tompkins Awarded the IBSC 2015 Leadership Award

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – Countybank’s David Tompkins was the recipient of the 2015 Leadership Award given at the Independent Banks of South Carolina (IBSC) 51st Annual Convention on July 16-18 at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Welding Program Introduces New Approach at CAM in Laurens County

Piedmont Technical College’s welding program at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County is launching a new approach to preparing students to enter the workforce.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Buzzard Roost project moving forward

Following nearly three decades of haggling with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over the level of the maximum probable flood at Lake Greenwood, Greenwood County is now beginning the process of making improvements to the Buzzard Roost Dam.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Police arrest third suspect in armed robbery

The Greenwood Police Department on Monday arrested the third suspect in an armed robbery that reportedly occurred in February.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gallup Names Self Regional A 'Great Workplace' for Eighth Consecutive Year

Self Regional Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving the 250,000 residents of the Lakelands region, has been named a recipient of the Gallup Great Workplace Award for an eighth consecutive year.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Council gets first draft of bike and pedestrian master plan

Greenwood City Council on Monday heard the first draft of the bike and pedestrian master plan which began in April.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Man charged with sexually assaulting girl

A Greenwood man was arrested over the weekend after authorities say he sexually assaulted a girl under the age of 13.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Man facing multiple charges following alleged assault

A Greenwood man was arrested Friday after deputies reportedly found meth, marijuana plants and weapons following a domestic dispute at his residence.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A successful benefit for Amie Humphreys, family says thanks

It was a beautiful day as 128 great friends came together for an amazing golf benefit at The Links at Stoney Point on July 1 to support Amie Humphreys.  It was in the company of good friends that they knew God had control of that day.  The family would like to say thanks:

On behalf of Amie Humphreys, we, the family, would like to take a moment to thank everyone that was involved in making the golf tournament fundraiser a huge success. Stoney Point so graciously offered for us to house the tournament there and because of this tournament we are a huge step closer to reaching our financial goal.  We want to personally thank the sponsors, Stoney Point and staff, the volunteers, and the individuals that played in the tournament. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Museum's Book Club to meet Aug 11

Come out and enjoy the second meeting of The Museum's Book Club. This time, readers will be discussing a story set during World War II. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows has been described as "traditional without seeming stale, and romantic without being naive." Readers are guaranteed to fall in love with the people of Guernsey, as they come to terms with the changes that war brings to all of their lives.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Jeff Lawson wins GwdToday's FREE Golf Giveaway

Jeff Lawson was one of the many who answered our Golf Giveaway Trivia correctly and was selected from those to win.  Lawson and a friend will receive 18 holes of golf with cart included at The Golf Club at Star Fort. 

Congratulation Jeff! 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lander University Professor of History Publishes Book of Poetry

Lander University Professor of History Dr. William Ramsey is known as one of the best teachers in a department full of them, but that isn’t his only talent. Since he was 15, he’s also written poetry.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Self Regional Healthcare's Montgomery Center for Family Medicine Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Self Regional Healthcare’s Montgomery Center for Family Medicine was recently recognized for having the highest level of patient-centered care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) gave the practice Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification – its highest level of achievement.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ninety Six woman charged with sexual misconduct

A Ninety Six woman and former detention center officer in Laurens County was arrested Thursday after authorities say she had sex with an inmate and provided the inmate alcohol.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Three injured in shooting

Three men were hospitalized Friday night after being shot in what investigators are calling a drug deal gone bad Friday night at a residence along Grier Street.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bond denied for man charged in toddler's death

A Circuit Court Judge on Friday denied bond for a man accused of causing a fracture to a 3-year-old’s skull which ultimately led to the child’s death.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Greenville man facing charges related to shooting

A Greenville man was arrested Thursday after police say he fired several shots into a Greenwood residence earlier this month.

Friday, July 17, 2015

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