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home : news : lakelands & beyond April 25, 2017



Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group Hosts Veteran Job Fairs

Gaffney, SC – The Southern Campaign for the American Revolution Parks Group will host three veteran job fairs for several open seasonal positions. In keeping with the National Park Service’s commitment to increasing the employment of veterans within the workforce, veterans interested in the seasonal employment opportunities listed below are encouraged to attend one or more of these job fairs.

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

SCDPS holds 30th Annual Memorial Service to remember 2016 traffic fatality victims

COLUMBIA – The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) held a memorial service on April 22 remembering more than 1,000 people killed in 2016 traffic collisions on South Carolina roadways.

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Winding Road Announces the Opening of a New Counseling Service

Laurens, SC – The Winding Road is excited to announce the opening of a new emotional health private practice, which will offer individual, group, and family therapy. The Winding Road will offer an array of services to include evaluations, couples therapy, trauma therapy, treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, as well as case management services. The official opening date for The Winding Road is May 1st, 2017.

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

GHS physician named to state board
Matthew Bitner, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Greenville Health System, has been elected to serve on the board of the South Carolina chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). 
Friday, April 21, 2017

NS National Historic Site announces summer opportunities for youth

Ninety Six National Historic Site is accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corps.

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hodges Elementary to honor Anne B. McKellar & support the American Cancer Society

Hodges Elementary will be hosting the Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K, a benefit for the American Cancer Society.  This event is held in memory of Anne B. McKellar, a long time District 50 teacher who battled cancer.  

On May 6, we will be hosting a Kids' Fun Run at 8:45 with a 5K run at 9:00 a.m.  The 5K course runs from the school, through town, and about 3/4 of a mile down Dixie Drive, before turning around and returning to the school.  Runners have enjoyed the smooth, flat course. 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ninety Six High School students selected as GCEA Scholarship Winners

Greenwood County Education Association awards two scholarships annually to two deserving Greenwood County students who meet the application and deadline requirements.  The students will receive their scholarship upon enrollment to a South Carolina college/ university in the fall. This year’s winners will receive $250. The winners were Camryn Sprowl and Akasha Strom both students are current seniors at Ninety Six High School. 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Man arrested for stealing quarters

A man was arrested after a business manager reported that someone had broken into their business and stole approximately 96 quarters.

Joseph Paul Heeg, 24 of 1005 E Grumlin Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with 2nd degree burglary and malicious damage to a property.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Sex offender arrested for failure to report address change

A Hodges man was arrested after failing to notify that his address had changed as required by law for sex offenders.

Vareck Lamon Lites, 45 of 514 Ridge Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with failure to register or provide required notification, a sex offender registry violation.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

EDGEFIELD, S.C.  The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017.

“I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save the habitat and the hunt, and we are well on our way to achieving all of our goals through the strength and great work of our dedicated staff and volunteers”.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Golf Club at Star Fort now allows kids to play free

Most golfers can look back and tell stories of how their parent, grandfather or some other adult helped them learn how to play golf.  Now The Golf Club at Star Fort makes changes to their policy to allow kids under 14 to play free with a paying adult.  There’s a huge reason behind this change according their Golf Pro, Zach Calhoun.

“My Grandfather was the one who got me started playing golf and it’s been a very rewarding sport for me” explains Calhoun.  “Allowing parents or grandparents to bring their children out to play could make a lasting, positive impression to them as well.  We just want to make that opportunity more welcoming here at our club”.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Abbeville First Bank supports HospiceCare of the Piedmont

Andy Timmerman, President of Abbeville First Bank recently presented a check to Nancy Corley, CEO of HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  The generosity and compassion of our community makes it possible for HospiceCare to continue to meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones.    

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Robinson delivers positive speech

Rodney Robinson is best known for his work with students in colleges and public schools in the Lakelands Region.  From Piedmont Tech to Greenwood to McCormick, Robinson has impacted the lives of young people for over twenty-five years.  Recently, he was given the opportunity to share his experiences and expertise with a group of school counselors, career specialists and social service workers during a professional development workshop sponsored by the Pee Dee Education Center in Florence, SC. 

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

National Crime Victims Impact Ceremony at Leath Correctional

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is holding a National Crime Victims Impact Ceremony at Leath Correctional Institution on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 beginning at 10am.

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Resignation Of S.C. Department Of Health And Human Services Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Christian L. Soura’s resignation as Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective April 7, 2017.

“Christian has been a tremendous asset to the Department of Health and Human Services and to South Carolina as a whole,” said Gov. McMaster. “His strong leadership and commitment to the agency’s mission has improved the lives of South Carolinians, and we look forward to working with stakeholders from around the State to find someone who will continue that legacy to lead what is one of our most complex and important agencies.” 


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Employers Encouraged to Attend Upper Savannah Job Fair; Online Registration Available

Area employers who are hiring are encouraged to participate in a job fair sponsored by the Upper Savannah Workforce System and Greenwood Mall.

The bi-annual Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair will be held at Greenwood Mall April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge to participate. However, available space is limited. Registration ends on April 17 or when all spots are filled.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Student brings weapon to Edgewood Middle School in Ninety Six
The administration of Greenwood School District 52 (Ninety Six) is dealing with another issue involving a student bringing a weapon to school.  
Thursday, March 30, 2017

NSHS students finish third in banner competition

Students from Jamie Childress’ Pre- AP English class worked in groups of three to compete against each other to see which group’s banner would make the final cut to be chosen to represent Ninety Six High School in the banner contest.

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Safety Concerns at Ninety Six High School

The Ninety Six High School has been facing tremendous pressure from parents as rumors of a safety concern have rapidly circulated.  GwdToday received several tips on this concern in which we, as always, passed them onto our local law enforcement. 

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NS Indoor Percussion Band continues success

This past weekend the Ninety Six High School Indoor Percussion Band took first place in the 2017 CWEA (Carolina Winter Ensemble Association) Percussion/Winds Championship held in Rock Hill, SC.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Three arrested for breaking into church stealing electronics & instruments
On Thursday, it was discovered that someone had entered Macedonia Lutheran Church in Prosperity. The suspects had gone inside and had gone through several offices as well as the sanctuary. The suspects took several items from inside the church including electronics and musical instruments. 
Monday, March 27, 2017

96 Crossroads: Schedule of Events

Ninety Six National Historic Site will host a free, family friendly event, 96 Crossroads, on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and April 2, 2017.   Scheduled activities will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.  The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

GHS physician named medical director of the year

GREENVILLE, S.C. –Sarah Fabiano, MD, medical director of Greenville Health System (GHS) MedTrans and AirMed Regional, has been named the state’s 2016 Medical Director of the Year by the South Carolina EMS Association. The association also named GHS MedTrans the 2016 Small System of the Year.

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tony Southard Benefit set for April 22

A benefit for Tony Southard will be held April 22, 2017 at the Abbeville National Guard Armory and will have live music, raffles, live and silent auctions.

Southard is the owner of Abbeville Sporting Goods and was recently diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas, liver and lungs.  Friends of Southard is putting on this benefit to help him with medical expenses.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Wildcat Marching Band Recognized by State Leaders
The 2016 State Champion Wildcat Marching Band visited the South Carolina State Capital today to be recognized by Rep. John McCravy in the House and Sen. Floyd Nicholson in the Senate.
Thursday, March 23, 2017


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