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home : news : lakelands & beyond October 23, 2017

Iva man arrested for domestic abuse

Deputies with the Abbeville Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic abuse complaint at Crawford’s Country Store on Hwy 28 N., in Iva SC.  As they arrive they spoke with a victim who stated she had been physically assaulted and held against her will from leaving or calling 911 by her boyfriend, Ricky Grubbs.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Declares Disaster For State Of South Carolina And 16 Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Long-time Clinton menace sentenced to 15 years in prison

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Monday that a Clinton man with a lengthy rap sheet dating back to 1998 was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge at the Laurens County Courthouse.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Arthrex, Inc. Creating More Than 1,000 New Jobs In Anderson County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Fla., is launching new manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years. 


Monday, October 16, 2017

Captured escapee sentenced to prison

Nathaniel Tyler Wideman, 22 entered the Greenwood County Court room today and plead guilty to and array of charges including escaping from jail.


Friday, October 13, 2017

DHEC recommends mosquito spraying in Ware Shoals and surrounding areas

The Town of Ware Shoals informs their residents that they will begin conducting precautionary spraying for mosquitos in a small area of the county at the recommendations of DHEC.  This will also include areas within both Greenwood and Laurens counties.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Duke Energy supports CLG

Duke Energy’s gift of $9,500 was presented to Connect Lake Greenwood (CLG) to develop the walking/biking trail at the Lake Greenwood State Park. 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Prysmian Group North America Expanding Lexington County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Prysmian Group, a world leader in the telecom cables and systems industry, today announced a planned expansion of the company’s North American headquarters in Lexington County. The expansion will exceed $15 million of capital investment and is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years. 


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WCTEL Service Area Receives National Recognition as Smart Rural Community

ABBEVILLE, SC - West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (WCTEL) is one of 13 rural communications firms nationwide to be honored with the title Smart Rural Community by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, which cited WCTEL’s advanced communications services and collaboration with local leaders in agriculture, health care, public safety and education as keys to its success.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Southeast Dairy Presents Grant Check on Behalf of Fuel Up to Play 60

On behalf of the Fuel Up to Play 60 and Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) presented Hodges Elementary with a $4,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant award. The funds will assist Hodges Elementary in adding dairy based smoothies to their school meal programs, serve chocolate milk after physical education, and refresh recess equipment.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Domestic violence ends with standoff

On September 30, 2017, deputies with the Abbeville Sheriff’s Office responded to 250 Deer Run in Abbeville in reference to a domestic incident that had turned physically violent.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Author visits NSHS, shares life story

NSHS gets a visit from Author, Reyna Grande. The students listened to Mrs. Grande attentively as she spoke with them about her memoir and how she began writing while she was in college as a school project.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Suspect shot by homeowner during trailer theft

On Sept 26, 2017, Deputies with the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Hwy 252 in reference to an attempted theft of a utility trailer. 


Monday, October 2, 2017

Collision on Hwy 702 just below Greenwood State Park
A two vehicle collision occurred around 6:43 p.m. on Hwy 702 near Mill Cabin Road just below the entrance to Greenwood State Park.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Newberry Sheriff arrest three for drugs and more than $13,000 cash
Three men have been arrested for Possession with Intent To Distribute Marijuana and other charges after being found in possession of more than 22 grams of marijuana and more than $13,000 in cash.

Deputies in Newberry County stopped a vehicle on Reid Street in Newberry Thursday night at about 6PM for a traffic violation. Once the vehicle was stopped, the driver’s license was found to be suspended and there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The deputy called for assistance and then along with an officer from the Newberry Police Department, searched the three suspects in the vehicle as well as the vehicle itself. They located more than 22 grams of marijuana and just over $13,000 in cash wrapped in rubber bands in separate stacks.

Friday, September 22, 2017

More than 1 Million traveled in South Carolina to view the eclipse; leaving $269 million impact

Columbia -- Roughly 1.6 million people traveled to or within South Carolina to view the total solar eclipse last month, according to research released today by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.  Their hotel bookings and other travel expenditures left an estimated $269 million economic impact across the state, making the eclipse the largest single tourist event on record in South Carolina.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rep John McCravy recognizes members of Hodges-Cokesbury Volunteer FD

HODGES, SC – This Tuesday, Rep. McCravy commended members of the Hodges-Cokesbury Volunteer Fire Department for a combined 200 years of service to the town of Hodges.

Among those recognized were two of the fire department’s founding members: Hubert Minor and Johnny Reeves, each with 41 years of experience. Both are founding members of the Hodges-Cokesbury Volunteer Fire Dept. “That’s the longest service record I’ve seen at any volunteer fire department yet!” Rep. McCravy announced.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Paramedic arrested for obscene conversation with minor

Ware Shoals Police arrested a man after they found obscene conversations between him and a minor. 

Joshua Walton Vaughn, 26 of 1564 Farmer Road, Starr SC was arrested and charged with disseminating obscene material to a minor.

According to the police report, Vaughn engaged in a conversations with a 16-year-old female that included obscene gestures.  The two were having conversation with an app called “Whisper” between June 3 and June 5, 2017.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Irma winds take aim on trees throughout Greenwood County
Greenwood was extremely lucky as we only received a hint of Irma’s wrath that was felt from the Florida Keys through several southern states.  With occasional gust of winds up to 30 to 50 mph in areas, Greenwood largest issues was with the dozens of trees falling.  
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Man killed by falling limb

A Calhoun Falls man was fatally injured after a limb fell on him according to Abbeville County Coroner’s Office. 

Charles Robert Saxon, 57 was fatally injured when he was clearing limbs in his yard and was struck by another fallen limb. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday but it’s been ruled an accidental death.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Closings & Delays for Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017

The following schools, business and organizations have announced closures or delays in their normal operating schedules for Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017 due to inclement weather conditions as a result from Hurricane Irma.

McCormick Schools - Closed Tuesday

Northside Baptist Church - Closed Tuesday

GLEAMNS – 2 hour delay for Greenwood Administrative and CSBG Office, Greenwood, North Hodges, Abbeville, McCormick, Sanders and Edgefield Head Start Centers.

Piedmont Technical College will open at 10 a.m.  Any changes will be announced. 

Lander University will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Any changes will be announced.

Greenwood Schools D50 – Closed Tuesday

Ware Shoals Schools D51 – 2 hour delay

Ninety Six Schools D52 – Closed Tuesday

Cambridge Academy - 2 hour delay


Monday, September 11, 2017

Ninety Six Primary Students enjoy reading

Students at Ninety Six Primary earned a special reading medal for reading 20 hours over the past summer.  Congratulations to all of them for their dedicated effort.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fatal accident on Flatwoods Road, Abbeville

A man was fatally injured in a single vehicle accident that occurred in Abbeville County on Flatwoods Road around 1 p.m.

According to the Abbeville County Coroner Office, Joshua Vaughn, 38 of Starr SC was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by helicopter where he died of blunt force trauma.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New Family Caucus Intends to "Be A Light"

NEWBERRY, SC – Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives met from across the state yesterday afternoon, discussing a plan to renew their stand for pro-life and traditional moral values at the inaugural meeting of the Family Caucus.    


Friday, September 1, 2017

Abbeville man receives maximum prison sentence for 2016 fondling of a child

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo announced Thursday that an Abbeville man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 10 in 2016.

George Anthony Clark, 44, of Abbeville, was found guilty of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor Wednesday afternoon by an Abbeville County jury.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

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