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home : news : lakelands & beyond May 2, 2016



Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

At Piedmont Technical College’s 42nd annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 40 student leaders.  The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

Andy Omundson, associate vice president of student affairs, welcomed students and guests. Students who were listed in this year’s edition of Who’s Who among Students in American Junior Colleges were recognized by David Rosenbaum, associate dean of students, who also congratulated Presidential Ambassadors for their leadership during the current academic year.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

National Guard begins project in Abbeville County

The South Carolina Army National Guard has begun the process of clearing and grading land at the Lakelands Commerce Center in Abbeville. The South Carolina National Guard 122nd Engineer Battalion will clear and grade approximately 40 acres at the Lakelands Commerce Center. 


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cub Scout Day Camp

Long Cane District Cub Scout Day Camp will be held at Connie Maxwell's Camp Oasis from 8-4pm on June 13-16 and 8-1pm June 17th. Our staff will be prepared to accept the boys beginning at7:30am. We will have a fun-filled week consisting of crafts, bb-guns, archery, fishing, horseback riding, fire safety, hiking, field games, and an inflatable waterslide.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tourism to Ninety Six National Historic Site creates 5.6 million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 80,223 visitors to Ninety Six National Historic Site in 2015 spent 4.3 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 71 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of 5.6 million.

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Body identified as man missing from Calhoun Falls

The Abbeville County Coroner’s released the name Monday of a man whose body was found in a submerged vehicle at Lake Russell on Saturday. 


Monday, April 25, 2016

Ninety Six Schools celebrate literacy
All students, faculty and staff throughout Greenwood School District 52 took a break from everything to read for 30 minutes.  This was in “celebration of literacy” on April 22 beginning at 9am.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Congressman Jeff Duncan announces Community Office Hours
Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) recently announced the third “Community Office Hours” of the 114th Congress for the constituents of South Carolina’s Third District. They will have the opportunity to meet locally with members of his staff to discuss any casework problems involving a federal government agency. 
Sunday, April 24, 2016

DNR Fishing Rodeo May 7

Calling all kids!  The Department of Natural Resources is having their annual Fishing Rodeo at the Star Fort Pond in Ninety Six on Saturday, May 7 from 8am to 12 noon.  All kids 15 years and younger are invited to enjoy some free fun & fishing.  You must bring your own bait and tackle gear.  The first 100 kids will receive a free fishing rod. 

 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Coroner: Car found in lake contained human remains

A vehicle that was discovered Saturday underwater on Lake Russell contained human remains, according to Abbeville County officials.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Brothers killed in Laurens County crash

Two brothers were killed in a single-vehicle crash just after 10 p.m. Saturday night in Fountain Inn.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

70-Plus Employers, More than 2,300 Jobs Available at Regional Job Fair

Job hunters who attend Wednesday’s Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair can seek one of more than 2,300 available jobs but also learn about services that could be available to them through a series of workshops held throughout the day.

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Countybank Celebrates National Community Banking Month with Donations, Volunteerism
Did you know that more than half of all business loans under $1 million in this country are made by community banks? Or that 90% of all agricultural loans are made by community banks? 

Countybank is celebrating National Community Banking Month in April! We’re proud to be part of an industry that employs more than 700,000 Americans, not including the jobs supported by the business loans we make. When you bank with a local community bank, your money stays in your community to support and build that community. To illustrate and celebrate that impact, associates at Countybank are participating in events and fundraisers in our communities every weekend in April, continuing their tradition of giving both their time and money.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Girl Scouts Announces Emerald Circle Chair and Kickoff Celebration

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands has appointed Dr. Donna H. Foster as 2016 Chair for its Emerald Circle in Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick and Saluda counties. The Emerald Circle is a philanthropic group for women who annually support the local Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The Circle is united with Circles in other counties through a common ideal: helping girls become leaders in their families, schools, churches and communities.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Long Cane District Cub Scout Day Camp June 13-17

Long Cane District Cub Scout Day Camp will be held at Connie Maxwell's Camp Oasis from 8-4pm on June 13-16 and 8-1pm June 17th. Our staff will be prepared to accept the boys beginning at 7:30am. We will have a fun-filled week consisting of crafts, bb-guns, archery, slingshots, fishing, horseback riding, fire safety, hiking, field games, and an inflatable waterslide.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nursing Student Makes Her Dream a Reality

From an early age, Abigail Hershberger knew she was gravitating to a career in health care. She read a lot and would find anything she could get her hands on that contained medical subject matter. She was also the oldest of 10 children and often found herself slipping into the role of caretaker when it came to her younger siblings. These factors were key points along her path to becoming a Piedmont Technical College nursing student. 

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

National Train Day May 14

All aboard for National Train Day!! Come celebrate the start of the RRHC's 2016 Season with us! The Railroad Historical Center will kick off its regular hours from 10:00-5:00 on Saturday, May 14. PLUS, from 2:00-4:00 kids and train enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy face painting, train crafts, activities and MORE with our National Train Day celebration! 

 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Congressman Jeff Duncan announces Community Office Hours
Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) recently announced the third “Community Office Hours” of the 114th Congress for the constituents of South Carolina’s Third District. They will have the opportunity to meet locally with members of his staff to discuss any casework problems involving a federal government agency. 
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Homeowner Application Meeting April 19
Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity is holding an information and application orientation meeting for families interested in applying for acceptance into Habitat’s home ownership program. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Habitat office at 123 Bailey Circle.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

3rd Annual Pub Golf event to take place in Uptown Greenwood May 7th, 2016

In partnership with Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic tournament at the Links at Stoney Point, local restaurants will offer samples of craft beer as part of the Pub Golf event sponsored by Greenwood Visitors Bureau Saturday, May 7th in Uptown Greenwood.

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Second Greenwood man sought in Ridge Spring robbery

A second Greenwood man is now being sought in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Ridge Spring earlier this week.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Suspect arrested in Newberry County homicide

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Aiken man in connection with the apparent homicide of a Whitmire man.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Two Ninety Six High Students awarded scholarships

The Greenwood County Education Association announces 2015-2016 scholarship recipients. The Greenwood County Education Association awards students who will attend a South Carolina college/university in the fall.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Homicide investigation continues in Newberry County

A homicide investigation that began Monday morning with the discovery of a body alongside Highway 176 remains ongoing Tuesday after authorities identified the victim and how he died.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Body found near Newberry County park

A body was discovered by a passing motorist early Monday morning near Molly’s Rock Park in Newberry County.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Enoree woman convicted for the 2014 beating death of a 3-year-old boy

An Enoree woman has been convicted of homicide by child abuse after a weeklong jury trial at the Newberry County Courthouse for her involvement in the 2014 beating death of her 3-year-old son.


Monday, April 11, 2016


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