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home : news : lakelands April 18, 2015

Summer Jobs at Ninety Six National Historic Site available to teens

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) was established by Public Law 93-408 and is a summer employment program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18 to work, learn, and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of The United States.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fallen Power Line Block Hwy 34

A Greenwood County Sheriff Deputy blocks off Hwy 34 this morning just before 9am after finding a power line down with wires crossing the road.  Apparently the storm this morning caused a power pole to fall.  The road was block for less than two hours as Duke Energy made the necessary repairs.  Some residents were without power for several hours until repairs were complete.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Laurens Woman Joins JDLH Board

McCORMICK--Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed Melissa Tilden of Laurens to serve on the John de la Howe School Board of Trustees.

The Raleigh, NC native is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in French. She currently assists in a self-contained, learning disabled class at Laurens Middle School. She has also taught French at the high school level, worked in the banking industry and owned and operated a bookstore for 15 years.

Monday, April 13, 2015

One killed in single vehicle crash

One person was killed early Friday morning in a single vehicle crash along Hwy. 114 in Laurens County.

Friday, April 10, 2015

One killed in Abbeville County collision

One person was killed Thursday night in a collision with an 18-wheeler along S.C. 28 in Abbeville County.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Child molester found guilty, warrant issued for arrest

The search is now on for a convicted child molester after an Abbeville County jury found the man guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct following a trial held in the man’s absence.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Piedmont Neurology, LLC to relocate

Dr. Wayne Sida, Dr. Bret Warner, and Dr. Tony Holt are pleased to announce the relocation of their Greenwood office to 917 Bypass 225 South beginning July 1, 2015. The Laurens office will remain at the current location.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SCCA Leath Chapter shares the spirit of Easter
Members of the SCCA Leath Chapter Association delivered Easter baskets and spread cheer to patients at Self Regional Healthcare.  The children in the pediatric ward were especially excited.  One mother stated that it was the first time her son had smiled in a while.  
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

96 Chamber Photo Contest to "Capture 96"

The Ninety Six Chamber of Commerce is hosting this year’s photo contest to “Capture 96”.  They are looking for photos that capture Ninety Six businesses, landmarks, activities, events, history and everyday living.

Deadline for entries is June 19, 2015.  Winners will be announced during the SC Festival of Stars Celebration on July 4th.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Youth Turkey Hunt at Puckett Homestead

On Saturday March 28th, Youths from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' "Take One, Make One" program participated in the statewide Youth Turkey Hunt at the Puckett Homestead.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Piedmont Health Group joining Self Regional Healthcare

The Boards of Self Regional Healthcare and Piedmont Health Group announced today that they have reached an agreement that will bring the majority of Piedmont Health Group practices into Self Medical Group, the physician practice division of Self Regional Healthcare.


Monday, April 6, 2015

GolfBoards arrive at Star Fort
Who would have ever considered one day you could ride the golf course like you would surf a wave?  Well that day has arrived at The Golf Club at Star Fort as they introduce the GolfBoard.  Click to see it in action!
Monday, April 6, 2015

Coyote Control Seminar
Coyotes can have a significant impact on wildlife and domestic animals. However, because of the intelligence of the coyote, controlling them can be frustrating. This workshop will provide basic information on coyote biology as well as hands-on demonstrations for coyote trapping. Additionally, participants will learn how to trap for coyotes within the law and SCDNR regulations.
Sunday, April 5, 2015

Three charged in Ware Shoals meth bust

Three people were arrested Tuesday after Ware Shoals police reportedly found the remnants of a meth lab at Cedar Street residence.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Woman seriously injured in crash

A woman was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a crash along Hwy. 34 in Ninety Six.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Moss and Associates Selected as Design/Build Team for Clemson University Center for Human Genetics

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) is pleased to announce that Moss and Associates of Greenville, SC has been selected to design and construct the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics in Greenwood. This project represents an expansion of the 20 plus year research and educational partnership of GGC and Clemson University.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Vacant Agricultural/Hay Lease at Ninety Six National Historic Site

Ninety Six National Historic Site is seeking a lessee to harvest hay in the park. The agricultural lease program is intended to maintain the historic setting.

Approximately 85 acres of agricultural lands will be leased through a Special Use Permit. The permit will be issued for a period of 1 year. The park will accept bids until 5:00 PM on Friday, April 10. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Associate Warden Yeldell receives Manager of the Year Award

Associate Warden Patricia Yeldell’s positive attitude, professional excellence, and unfailing commitment to the South Carolina Department of Corrections led to her receiving the agency’s 2014 Manager of the Year Award. She is an exemplary employee who constantly strives to make Leath Correctional Institution a better place.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NS Elementary students rewarded for outstanding behavior and character

Congratulations to the Students of the Month at Ninety Six Elementary School!  Each of these students exemplified outstanding behavior and character for the month of March and were recognized by the Greenwood Kiwanis Club and treated to lunch by Mig’s of Ninety Six. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Greenwood Business and Professional Women announce 2015 award winners.

BPW empowers working women to accomplish their full potential and build successful workplaces through education, research, knowledge and policy. They would like to invite you to join them at their next chapter meeting held the third Tuesday of each month. Find them on facebook - click here.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Greenwood Looking Forward to Hosting Masters Patrons

Ask any hotelier or restaurateur in Greenwood about “Masters Week”, and they will quickly respond with excitement that their businesses truly benefit from the many visitors who frequent the area as they head towards Augusta, GA for the world-renowned PGA golf tournament at beautiful Augusta National Golf Club.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Planting trees for future use

On Saturday March 21st, the Lakelands Branch of the QDMA and Southern Wildlife Consulting Group ( hosted a soft mast tree planting at the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood, SC.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Man with severe burns airlifted

A man was airlifted Friday night after receiving severe burns while attending a gathering at a residence in Ninety Six.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Greenwood teen killed in Laurens County crash
The Laurens County Coroner’s Office has identified the two women killed in a Laurens County Crash early Thursday morning.
A Greenwood teen was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash in Laurens County that left another woman injured and a third woman in critical condition.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Miracle League Opening Day April 4
Opening Day for the Greenwood Miracle League will be on Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.  It’s time for miracles to hit the field!  Opening day for the Greenwood Miracle League is Saturday, April 4 at 10a.m. and everyone is invited to come cheer on the players.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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