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home : news : lakelands & beyond October 22, 2016

John de la Howe staff supporting domestic violence awareness

Staff at John de la Howe School in McCormick held a walk Thursday to support National Domestic Violence Awareness, which is observed in October.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Hodges man arrested on sex charges involving minor

Joshua Eric Parham, 34 of Hodges SC has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual misconduct with a minor.

According to the police report, family members of the victim became aware that Parham had child porn on his computer, X-box and cell phone.  As they investigated this, a child that had been going over to Parham residence informed them that Parham had indeed touched her inappropriately.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Car crashes into home in Troy

GwdToday received this picture from a viewer showing a car crashed into a home.  This occurred at 102 Kirksey Pittsburgh Rd in Troy SC.  Its reported that the car ran a stop sign.  No reports of anyone injured.  Thanks to a GwdToday fan for sending this news!  You too can report any news by emailing us at


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

International Mold Corporation Establishing First South Carolina Operation

COLUMBIA, S.C. – International Mold Corporation (IMC), a Michigan-based aluminum design and build company, is establishing a new manufacturing operation in Spartanburg County. The project is expected to bring $6.2 million in new investment and create 60 new jobs.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

West Fraser Expanding Newberry County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – West Fraser, a diversified wood products company, is expanding its Newberry County sawmill operations. The project is expected to bring $33 million in new capital investment. 


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

John de la Howe alumni convene for 54th homecoming

McCormick, SC - Even a hurricane was not enough to keep just over 50 alumni of John de la Howe School from gathering for their 54th homecoming and reunion last weekend.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Greenwood man dies after being struck by vehicle

According to the Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox, a Greenwood man has died after being struck by a vehicle while walking along the roadway. 


Thursday, October 13, 2016

President Declares Disaster For State Of South Carolina And 13 Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Strange golf cart accident claims life of GA woman

On October 8, 2016 a strange accident occurred as several people were riding a golf cart that claimed the life of one woman from Savannah GA.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Workforce Board Offers Training Assistance to Businesses

Employee training can increase productivity and improve quality. Some businesses cut back on training during the recession and have fallen behind. SC Works wants to help local businesses identify state and local training programs which can help them retool their workforce.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Stump Meeting Draws Tri-County Candidates to Whitmire
"It was truly a great honor for me tonight to be part of the political process that makes America great. The process which gives the voters every opportunity to evaluate who they will choose to represent them as elected officials," Laurens County sheriff candidate Stephane Williams said.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Residents Should Ask to See Identification of Hurricane Matthew Relief Workers
Residents in affected counties are encouraged to be mindful of possible scams associated with the recovery efforts of hurricane Matthew. Thousands of disaster workers will be coming into the state from all over the country. 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

One Year In, SC Customers Applaud Duke Solar Rebate

South Carolina homeowners and small businesses have benefitted from big savings on solar energy this year, thanks to a hefty rebate from Duke Power that’s still available.

The rebate was introduced one year ago with the intent to spur solar growth in South Carolina. It was put in place in order to get more renewable energy onto the grid, while driving economic activity and saving customers money on their bills in the long run.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NSHS receives Blood Connection Donation

Ninety Six High School earned a $500 scholarship to be used at their discretion for total amount of blood donated by students, faculty and staff at Ninety Six High School during blood drives within the academic school year.

Way to go Ninety Six High School!  The Renaissance Class sponsors the Annual Blood Drives at Ninety Six High School.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Horry And Georgetown Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Nikki Haley announced Monday that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Horry and Georgetown counties as of 8:00 AM. Orders for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper counties were lifted Sunday, and there are no effective evacuation orders remaining.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Search Warrant Yields Four Arrests for Drug Trafficking and Weapons Violations

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton Department of Public Safety and the Eighth Circuit Solicitor’s Office conducted a search warrant in the evening hours on October 5, 2016 at a residence located at 29 Salty Drive in Cross Hill, South Carolina.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Evacuation of Horry and Georgetown Areas

COLUMBIA, S.C. - As Hurricane Matthew continues to threaten the southeastern United States, Governor Nikki Haley today ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in and around Horry and Georgetown, South Carolina. 


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ninety Six National Historic Site to Cancel Autumn Candlelight Tour

Ninety Six National Historic Site has cancelled the Autumn Candlelight Tour. The event was scheduled for the evening of Saturday, October 22, 2016.  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Woman claims husband attempted to cut off her tongue

According to reports, a woman claims she was assaulted by her husband on Oct 2, 2016 and that he attempted to cut off her tongue.

James Ricky Tuner, 43 of 248 Golden Acres, Honea Path was arrested and charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Nikki Haley today issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and asked residents to prepare for a potential evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of any impact from Hurricane Matthew.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NS Indoor Percussion Ensemble sets goal for National Championship, needs your help
A group of talented kids at Ninety Six High School have proven that a school’s size has no bearing on performing at a high level when it comes to Indoor Percussion.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ritrama Establishing Upstate Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ritrama, an Italian manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive materials, is establishing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $85 million in the facility and creating 150 new jobs in Moore, S.C.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Calhoun Falls man sentenced to 15 years for armed bank robbery

Abbeville, S.C. – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Monday that a Calhoun Falls man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to armed bank robbery on Monday morning in Abbeville.

Shaquean Newjean Lewis, of Calhoun Falls, was scheduled to go to trial by jury at the Abbeville County Courthouse on Monday morning in connection with the September 10, 2015 armed robbery of the Park Sterling Bank Calhoun Falls branch office.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Ultrafab, Inc. Expanding Operations In Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ultrafab, Inc., an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of weather seals, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. The expansion project is expected to bring more than $2 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 34 new jobs.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Aziz Ansari, GSSM Class of 2000, Wins Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Born in Columbia and raised in Bennettsville, Ansari graduated from GSSM in 2000. During his time at the School, he was involved in a variety of endeavors, including the tennis team. Prior to being accepted to GSSM, he attended Marlboro Academy in Bennettsville. 

Following graduation, Ansari attended New York University, where he earned his marketing degree in 2004. Ansari then shifted his career to become a comedian and actor. He landed the role of Tom Haverford on NBC's “Parks and Recreation.” In 2015, he produced and starred in his very own Netflix original series “Master of None.” Ansari first came to audiences’ attention when he co-created and starred on MTV's hit sketch comedy series, “Human Giant.” An accomplished stand-up comedian, Ansari was named “The Funniest Man Under 30” by Rolling Stone in 2011.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

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