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home : news : lakelands & beyond February 19, 2018

Leath's SCCA Chapter Delivers Valentine's Goodies
The Leath SCCA Chapter decided to spread a little love on Valentine's Day. Warden Patricia Yeldell and Major Carter delivered bags of goodies with a Valentine's Bear, candy, Paw Patrol Coloring book and crayons, and a paw patrol cup. 

Warden Yeldell and Major Carter delivered bags to the Pediatric floor of Self Regional Hospital, pediatric patients in the Emergency Room area of Self Regional Hospital, and Phoenix Place Housing Authority. 

The children were really excited to receive the gifts! One parent even said that she was not able to buy the child anything for Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. Expanding Its Aiken County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Zeus Industrial Products (Zeus), a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Aiken County. The company’s $15.7 million investment in Aiken County complements a $15.9 million expansion in Orangeburg County and $76 million expansion in Calhoun County, both of which were announced over the last several weeks. With this project, Zeus is expected to create an additional 51 new jobs in Aiken, S.C.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Signs H.3653 into Law

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by members of the business community and members of the General Assembly for a bill signing ceremony for H.3653, a bill protecting South Carolina companies from being found a public or private nuisance if they are following all pertinent laws, licensing regulations, and local ordinances. The bill is expected to spur economic growth, attract further investment in South Carolina’s communities, and create more jobs for the people of the state.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Davis & Floyd wins Engineering Excellence Award over bridge replacement in Aiken

During the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) Engineering Excellence Awards gala, Davis & Floyd, Inc. was named an ACEC Finalist and received an Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the S-31 (York Street) bridge replacement in Aiken, South Carolina.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Abbeville Opera House holds auditions for upcoming plays

The Abbeville Opera House will have auditions for the next production of the Winter Theatre Season, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, directed by Michael Genevie.  The Wind in the Willows is one of the most celebrated works of classic literature.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

SC Counties boldly sue drug companies over opioid crises

Several SC Counties are charting new territory as they file suit against pharmaceutical companies and physicians over the opioid crises.  According to the, this is a first of its kind in South Carolina as counties are trying to get a handle on the opioid crisis.  Click here to see their article on this situation.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mr. Rogers to be featured on Forever Stamps

Mr. Rogers fans will be excited to see the US Postal Service honor him soon on Forever Stamps.  They will dedicate the new stamp on Friday, March 23.

Fred Rogers, born 1928 became the beloved television neighbor to generations of children.  His groundbreaking public television series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” inspired and educated young viewers with warmth, sensitivity and honesty.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. Expanding its Orangeburg County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C.  Zeus Industrial Products (Zeus), Inc., a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Orangeburg County. The company’s $15.9 million investment in Orangeburg complements a $76 million Calhoun County expansion, which was announced last week. With this project, Zeus is expected to create an additional 20 new jobs in Orangeburg.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Newberry Sheriff issues warning on facebook video depicting child pornography
The Newberry County Sheriff’s has received reports of a video being shared through “Facebook” that depicts what appears to be child pornography with a very young child engaged in a sexual act with an adult male. This video surfaced and has gone viral in a short period of time. 
Monday, February 5, 2018

Newberry Sheriff rounding up suspects for drugs & weapon charges
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Newberry Police Department, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, State Law Enforcement, Probation, Pardon, and Parole, and ATF began a drug round up of suspects sought for selling illegal drugs, possessing illegal drugs, and possessing weapons Tuesday afternoon.
Monday, February 5, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Reappoints SLED Chief Mark Keel

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced his decision to reappoint South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel. Having first been appointed to the position by Governor Nikki Haley in June of 2011, Chief Keel’s distinguished law enforcement career spans over 40 years.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

FOMAS, Inc. Growing Existing York County Operations
COLUMBIA, S.C. – FOMAS, Inc., a custom manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in York County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to create more than 10 new jobs in the coming years.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gowdy to leave politics
Trey Gowdy, US Congressman 4th District of SC announced today that he will not be seeking re-election.  On his twitter account says: “There is a time to come and a time to go.  This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system.”
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ten at the Top to Host Third Annual PIQUE Young Professionals Summit

TAYLORS, S.C.—Ten at the Top (TATT) will host the third annual PIQUE: Young Professionals Elevating the Upstate Summit on March 22 from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a networking reception to follow, at the Taylors Mill in Taylors, South Carolina. Approximately 200-300 young leaders from across the Upstate region are expected to be in attendance. Ten at the Top board members and executives representing Upstate businesses, local governments and community organizations will also be present.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Politicians respond to President's State of the Union

“President Trump’s bold State of the Union address to Congress was an excellent display of leadership and vision. It is refreshing to have a President who has made the people’s priorities his own and who resonates with the goals and aspirations of the country. We have someone in the White House who gets it - someone willing to move power from Washington back to the people where it belongs.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Abbeville County domestic killer sentenced to life in prison

Abbeville, S.C. – Following a week-long trial that stretched into the early evening hours Friday, an Abbeville County jury returned guilty verdicts on an Iva man who killed his long-time girlfriend in November 2016.

Charles Tillman, 48, of 1083 Bell Road, Iva, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after just over two hours of deliberation by the jury.

Monday, January 29, 2018

South Carolina Scores Below Average in MADD Report on Drunk Driving Laws

Columbia, SC - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has released the 2018 Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving Report to the Nation, which rates every state’s drunk driving laws and highlights drunk driving countermeasures related to MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. The report explains MADD’s vision to literally eliminate drunk driving in America.  


Friday, January 26, 2018

Grupo Antolin Establishing Three Separate Facilities in Spartanburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Grupo Antolin, a designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, is launching new operations in Spartanburg County by establishing three separate facilities. The $50 million investment is expected to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.


Friday, January 26, 2018

SC Automotive Summit to focus on new technologies, regional insights & global trends
Greenville, S.C. – The SC Automotive Council (SCAC) a division of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) today announced its lineup for its 7th Annual SC Automotive Summit, which include presentations on autonomous vehicles, regional industry highlights and global trends, featuring keynote addresses from Knudt Flor, President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing Co. and SC Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt.
Monday, January 22, 2018

Man faces attempted murder charges after striking officers with vehicle
The Newberry County Sheriff’s has arrested a man they say drug a deputy to the ground and struck another officer with a car after they discovered marijuana in the vehicle.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Zylö Therapeutics Locating New Operations in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Zylö Therapeutics, a developer of state-of-the-art technology for the pharmaceutical industry, is locating new operations in Greenville County. The company is expected to create 30 new jobs.

Zylö Therapeutics has developed an innovative sustained-release drug-delivery system that delivers traditionally hard-to-deliver therapeutic agents through topical administration. With more than 10 years of research and development, the second generation of this technology continues to improve, providing 24-hour sustained release of a variety of agents, including nitric oxide, curcumin, lidocaine and more. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Reiterates Support for H.3643, Calls for its Immediate Passage in S.C. Senate

Governor Henry McMaster today called on the S.C. Senate to immediately pass H. 3643, an important bill ensuring protection from anti-Semitic hate crimes, in time for signing on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Deadly mobile home fire claims father, three kids and pet

A mobile home fire in McCormick claims the life of a father, three children and a pet dog.  According to the article on WYFF4, The Sandy Branch Fire Chief said it appeared that the father was attempting to get the children out but was unable to.  The father was in his mid 20’s and the children were 1, 3 and 4 years old.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Couple arrested in NY after stealing vehicle from local dealership
The suspect involved in the fraudulent theft of a motor vehicle from Cromley Ford in Newberry, SC. has been taken in custody.
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Eliminating State Income Taxes for Retirees Who Served in Uniform
Governor Henry McMaster today announced a bold tax reform proposal, included in the 2018-19 Executive Budget, that permanently and fully exempts military veterans and retired first responders, including state and federal law enforcement, firefighters, and peace officers, from paying state taxes on retirement income.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

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