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home : news : lakelands & beyond November 12, 2018

Battle of Blackstock Commemoration, November 17, 2018

On November 20, 1780 following a fierce battle late in the day General Thomas Sumter, leading around 1,000 Patriot militiamen, gave the feared Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton, leading 270 British regulars, his first defeat during the Revolutionary War. This battle was fought on the farm of a Captain William Blackstock along the Tyger River in what is today Union County. On Saturday November 17, 2018 Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will be having a Commemoration of the Battle of Blackstock followed by a guided hike of the battlefield.


Monday, November 12, 2018

South State Bank contributes to The Abbeville Promise
Erin Knapp Layland, South State Business Banker, Brandy Poore, South State Mortgage Loan Officer VP, Rhett Baker, South State Market President, Albert Howard, South State Abbeville South Main Branch Manager, and David Trent, South State Vice President, presented a check for $10,000 to Abbeville Promise Campaign Co-Chair and WCTEL CEO Jeff Wilson and Abbeville Promise Campaign Coordinator Lee Logan.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Firefighters battle fire at Rumors Nightclub
Several local fire departments responded to Rumors Nightclub on Hwy 72/221 located just past the bridge in Laurens County.

As firefighters arrived, flames were coming out of the roof of Rumors.  They quickly got the fire under control but major damage had occurred.

The cause of the fire in unknown at this time.  More details will be posted as they become available.

Thanks to our fan, Robbie Shirk for this photo!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

NS Mill Village Assoc named in top five finalist for TATT grant

Ten at the Top (TATT), an organization created to foster collaboration, partnerships and strategic planning across the Upstate, has announced the finalists for the 2018 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grants.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

A decade of winning: NSHS Marching Band wins 10th 1A Upper State Championship

This past Saturday the Ninety Six Marching Band captured their 10th consecutive 1A Upper State Marching Band Championship when they traveled to Belton-Honea Path High School.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Greenwood man sentenced to 37 years in prison for domestic homicide

A Greenwood man was sentenced to 37 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

British Airways Unveils Plans for Non-stop Air Service Between South Carolina and the U.K.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – British Airways, a full-service global airline, today announced plans for new, non-stop air service between London’s Heathrow Airport and the Charleston International Airport. The twice-weekly flight, slated to start in April 2019, marks the first direct trans-Atlantic flight from the state of South Carolina.

Operating on Thursdays and Sundays, outbound flights will depart from Charleston at 10:50 p.m. and arrive in London the next morning at 11:50 a.m. Return flights will leave London at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in Charleston at 9:20 p.m.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials Launching Operations in Spartanburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials, a 50-50 joint venture between Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited and South Korea-based Huvis Corporation, is launching new manufacturing operations at Auriga Polymers, Inc.’s campus in Spartanburg County. The $48 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

S.C. Hospital Association awards grants to Clemson, USC health programs

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) has awarded Clemson University and the University of South Carolina $25,000 each to support the development of a high-quality health care workforce, with the potential for two additional years of funding at the same or higher level.

SCHA’s Indigo Enrichment Scholarship has committed an initial award of $25,000 to Clemson’s School of Nursing for its partnership with the Greenville Health System and $25,000 to the health services policy and management department in USC’s Arnold School of Public Health. Subsequent funding in year two and beyond will be determined based on an annual review.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ware Shoals Family Practice Renamed to Honor Retiring Doctor

In honor of Dr. Darby Pendergrass’s decades of service at Ware Shoals Family Practice, and in celebration of his retirement, Carolina Health Centers has recently announced the renaming of Ware Shoals Family Practice to The Pendergrass Family Health Center.

Carolina Health Centers is grateful for the entire Pendergrass family and for the way they’ve served the Ware Shoals community for almost 40 years. We are honored to have them as a part of our organizational family and wish Dr. Pendergrass the most fulfilling retirement!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ID Theft, Fraud & Scams Workshop Nov. 6 in Abbeville

The South Carolina Bar Association is providing free legal workshops which offer valuable  information to seniors and their caregivers, including one in Abbeville, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The workshop will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the Center Street Cafe, 201 Center St., Abbeville. Attorney Marti Phillips will discuss ID Theft, Fraud and Scams.

The clinic will consist of a 30-45 minute lecture, followed by an open question-and-answer period.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Man charged with breaking into bank, theft from motor vehicle
Reginald Wade Mayers, 24, of 2804 Milne Avenue in Newberry was charged this morning with entering a bank with intent to steal and breaking into a motor vehicle.
At approximately 2:28 a.m., officers from the Newberry Police Department, Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and SC Highway Patrol responded to J.F. Hawkins Nursing home at 1330 Kinard Street in reference to suspicious activity. The complainant from the nursing home observed a black male in light colored pants walking around cars in the parking lot. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fatal motorcycle wreck in Ware Shoals
A motorcycle accident occurred on Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 around 7 p.m. on Hwy 76 near James Elledge Road in Ware Shoals, SC.

According to the SCHP, a motorcycle was traveling East on Hwy 76 when a pick up truck traveling west attempted to turn left onto James Elledge Road.  The motorcyle struck the pickup and the rider was thrown from the bike.

Michael Tollison, 43 died at the scene from blunt force trauma according to the Laurens County Coroner Office.

According to the SCHP, Tollison was wearing a helmet.  The driver of the pickup and one of the three passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Takes Steps to Assist Local Governments with Mosquito Abatement
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis requesting the transfer of $4 million from the Unclaimed Property Account to the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) to help with mosquito abatement services in areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Caterpillar locating new operations in Greenwood County
Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, will locate a casting facility in Greenwood County. The company’s $13.5 million investment is projected to create 85 new jobs.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Epic Bike Trek to Raise Scholarship Funds Stops at PTC Newberry Campus
Under nearly flawless blue skies, SC Technical College System President Dr. Tim Hardee cruised across the finish line at Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry Campus on Oct. 1. Followed by his wife and riding companion, Tammy, Hardee completed the fifth section of a 16-leg, 800-mile journey to raise money for student scholarships as part of the System’s Tour de Tech initiative.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Newberry Police Department searching for subject in attempted murder case
The Newberry Police Department is currently searching for Keante Lasoun Donaldson, 22, of 200 Woodberry Road in Columbia for outstanding warrants, charging him for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

On Sunday, September 9, officers with the Newberry Police Department were dispatched to Newberry County Memorial Hospital at approximately 7:45 p.m. in reference to a victim who had sustained a gunshot wound.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ninety Six man arrested for attempted murder
On Sept 28, 2018 Greenwood County Sheriff responded Kinard Road in Ninety Six after receiving a complaint of a suspect hitting someone's car and shooting it.

According to the police report, the victim followed her boyfriend who was in a seperate vehicle down to a residence on Kinard Road.  The victim said she went to turn her car around in a driveway and that's when the suspect rammed her vehicle twice and then the suspect got out and shot at her.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ware Shoals man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with minor

Ware Shoals Police arrested a man after receiving information that he had inappropriately touched two underage females.

Harold Joseph Morse, 32 of 10N Greenwood Ave, Ware Shoals SC was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Prosperity man arrested for multiple armed robberies
Terrell Lee Burris Jr., 29, of 228 Hawley Creek Road in Prosperity has been charged with three counts of armed robbery, three counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime and one count of attempted armed robbery. 

Officers from the Newberry Police Department were in the vicinity of the BB&T at 1724 Wilson Road conducting surveillance due to an ongoing string of armed robberies that had occurred over the past two weeks at the ATM. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Abbeville Area Medical Center contributes to the Abbeville Promise
Paul Crawford, Secretary of the Abbeville Area Medical Center (AAMC) Board of Trustees, Harold Campbell, Chairman of the AAMC Board of Trustees, and Howard “Dean” Turner, CEO of the AAMC presented a check for $30,000 to Abbeville Promise Campaign Coordinator Lee Logan.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Gamecocks to see new, improved stadium in 2020
Following Board of Trustee approval, University of South Carolina Athletics is excited to announce that it will be pursuing state approval for $21 million in improvements to Williams-Brice Stadium with a target for completion before the 2020 season. Much of the project is focused on repurposing the areas in the stadium vacated by the football program’s move to the Cyndi and Kenneth Long Family Football Operations Center.  
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Abbeville Sheriff warns of property tax scam

The Abbeville Sheriff wants the public to be aware of a scam going around indicating that your property may be seized for tax reasons.  According to the Sheriff, you may receive such a letter through the postal service.  Please be aware and take a look at the picture of the displayed letter. 

If you receive one similar to this the Sheriff ask for you not to respond.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating as to the origin of such letters.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Solicitor seeks death penalty for accused child molester, murderer

8th Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo along with Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds filed official notice of their intent to seek the death penalty against William Ryan Looper for the murder of 2-year-old Brantley Justin Smith.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Abbeville rapist sentenced to 25 years in prison

An Abbeville man will spend the next 25 years in prison after being convicted Thursday afternoon of a violent 2017 sexual assault, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday.

Lawrence Alando Postell, 35, was found guilty by an Abbeville County jury of first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree assault and battery, and kidnapping following a three-day trial at the Abbeville County Courthouse. The jury deliberated about two hours before returning the guilty verdicts.

Friday, September 7, 2018

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