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home : news : lakelands September 30, 2014

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Quarles family makes $2,000 donation to DUI prevention effort

The family of Deputy Scott Quarles recently made a $2,000 donation in his memory to aide in the distribution of the DUI prevention video currently under production. Deputy Quarles was killed in an accident while responding to an emergency call on June 10, 2003.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Country song written by locals continues climbing chart

A local group of songwriters are very excited that a song they recently wrote is doing well in Nashville. Five weeks ago GwdToday first posted an article about the 'Moonshine' song written by Dwayne Moore of Ninety Six, Prevo Rodgers Jr. of Saluda and Travis Smith from Woodruff. The song debuted at #33 on the ICEMAN's TOP 40 show out of Nashville and has remained in the Top 40 now for five weeks coming in at #29 last night.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Prysmian Group to expand Abbeville County Cable Manufacturing Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Prysmian Group, a global cable producer serving the energy and telecom industries, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Abbeville County. The company’s $8.2 million investment is expected to create approximately 20 new jobs once in full operation.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sixty-eight Employers Attending Wednesday's Job Fair; Workshop Schedule Set

Sixty-eight employers who are hiring or expect to be hiring within the next three months will be meeting job seekers during the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair Wednesday Greenwood Mall. More than 1,000 jobs are available.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ninety Six School and Piedmont Technical College form horticulture partnership

Piedmont Technical College and Greenwood District 52 have formed a partnership to establish a pathway for students at Ninety Six High School in the area of horticulture. This agreement will allow students to earn a high school diploma and college credit at the time of high school graduation and continue their studies at Piedmont Technical College. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

McCormick County Adult Education giving free GED Practice Test for limited time

From September 22 – October 3, 2014, MCCORMICK COUNTY ADULT ED is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center. Students can also learn about classes and other resources to help them prepare for the GED test.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GwdToday to highlight businesses with Great Customer Service
As part of the upcoming National Customer Service week October 6-10, 2014, GwdToday wants to know who you feel has the Best Customer Service.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Humphries Appointed NWTF Chief Conservation Officer

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently appointed Becky Humphries its new chief conservation officer.

"I am excited to lead NWTF's conservation efforts in this new role," said Humphries. "Our staff is working hard to conserve the focal landscapes we have identified across the country. We also are focused on the future site of the Palmetto Shooting Complex, ensuring we continue to lead by example when it comes to wildlife and habitat management plans."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jury: Man guilty in Asbill murder
A Laurens County jury found a Cross Hill man guilty Friday of accessory to murder in connection with the June 2013 killing of 19-year-old Emily Anna Asbill.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ware Shoals man facing array of charges

A Ware Shoals man is facing a number of charges after he reportedly assaulted a police officer while trying to avoid arrest. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Student arrested after setting off fire alarm

A Ninety Six High School student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly setting off the fire alarm and sprinkler system at the school.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands Sells Camp Star Fort

Greenville, SC  –  Five years since first announcing the decision to sell Camp Star Fort as part of the council’s Long-Range Program and Property Plan, the sale was completed on September 9, 2014.  It is another milestone as the Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands continues to implement its plan that is focused on reallocating its resources to strengthen its leadership programming for girls.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Emitec to expand Laurens County Manufacturing Plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Emitec, an exhaust technology company and wholly owned subsidiary of Continental, is expanding its Laurens County manufacturing plant to boost capacity and serve new automotive customers. The $3 million investment, which will add new equipment to manufacture catalytic converter substrates, will create 20 new jobs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Report: Man left injured friends at scene of accident

A Ware Shoals man is facing charges after he reportedly fled the scene of accident, leaving behind two injured friends at the scene.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dairy Festival draws hundreds
McCormick, SC - A cow milking contest, free ice cream and a petting zoo were among the favorites at John de la Howe School’s 19th annual Dairy Festival Saturday.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation receives $150,000 in proceeds from Women's Health Classic

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation received a check for $150,000 on Thursday presented by Mark Kasper from the Greenwood County Community Foundation and James Medford, Chairman of the charity golf tournament held in May at the Links at Stoney Point.

Thursday, September 4, 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

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

PC faculty members announce construction of Laurens County Humane Society Adoption Center

Clinton, SC - Presbyterian College faculty members, Jill Mechling and Dr. Brooke Spatta, are excited to announce that construction is going to begin on the Laurens County Humane Society (LCHS) Adoption Center. Mechling and Spatta will serve as Executive Director and Assistant Director, respectively.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hutchins awarded scholarship from WOODMEN of the WORLD

SC WOODMEN of the WORLD field Officer, Marc Rankin presented Lauren Hutchins of Ninety Six SC with a $1,000 check.  Lauren was awarded a scholarship by WOODMEN of the WORLD based on her strengths, accomplishments, goals, and expectations. Lauren plans to use the scholarship money toward her tuition at USC this fall.  Lauren is majoring in Chemistry with the intent of a career as an anesthesiologist. 

Tuesday, August 26, 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

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

Jennings awarded titles for Miss Heart of the USA

Jaselyn Jennings of Waterloo, SC has just been awarded the title of South Carolina Ms Heart and SC Miss Cover, for the Miss Heart of the USA, LLC-Producers of the nationally recognized Miss Heart of the USA Pageant Program. Jaselyn is the daughter of Johnny and Rebecca Jennings of Waterloo.


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

Police investigating robbery last Tuesday at Gingerich's

The McCormick Police Department is investigating a rare armed robbery last Tuesday afternoon.

“A black male with a ball cap and a T-shirt pulled over his head went into Gingerich’s Gas Service,” said Major Bo Willis of the McCormick Police. “The man took an undisclosed amount of cash from Joseph Gingerich and ran away.”

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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