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home : news : lakelands & beyond August 25, 2016



Saluda woman recovered from Lake Murray
On Tuesday, August 23 at approximately 12:02pm the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unoccupied boat on waters of Lake Murray.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Laurens Sheriff's introduces two new DARE offices
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate their two newest DARE officers.  
Monday, August 22, 2016

Two assaulted at gunpoint, robbed and car stolen in Abbeville

On August 13, 2016 deputies with the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call saying someone was assaulted and had their vehicle stolen.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found two victims bleeding and had visible injuries.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Solicitor's Office delivers school supplies to circuit school districts

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Tuesday that his office distributed donated school supplies to every school district in the Eighth Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry and Abbeville counties.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Unidentified Body Found in Edgefield County
On Friday, August 12 at approximately 1:30 PM the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office was called by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an unidentified body in their county.  
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Congressman Duncan Announces Guests and Theme for his 6th Annual Faith & Freedom BBQ

Anderson, SC - Congressman Jeff Duncan announced his special guests and theme for his 6th Annual Faith & Freedom BBQ taking place on August 22nd at 6:00pm at the Anderson Civic Center, an event that has grown to become the largest annual gathering of conservatives in South Carolina.

 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Clemson and National Park Service unveil digital repository for national and state parks

CLEMSON, South Carolina — Clemson University and the National Park Service have released the Open Parks Network, a digital gallery of rare and unique material from the archives of the country’s national parks, historic sites and battlefields. The network’s website is growing perpetually and currently features more than 100,000 high-resolution, public domain images.

 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

John de la Howe seeks Native American artifacts for new program

McCORMICK—Native American artifacts are being sought for a new display recently added to the Wilderness Program of John de la Howe School.

 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle at Musgrove Mill

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will have a guided hike and wreath laying ceremony on August 20, 2016 in commemoration of the Battle of Musgrove’s Mill.  

The guided hike of the Battlefield Trail will be led by park staff and will leave the visitor center at 8 AM. Please meet at the visitor center at by 7:45. We will drive to the trail head on Horseshoe Falls Road to being the hike.  The hike will last 2 hours. There will be a $2.00 per person charge for this event. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks group invites everyone to #FindYourPark during the Centennial Birthday Month

The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout the month of August.  With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28, the NPS is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial.

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SC Bar to sponsor Law School for Non-Lawyers in Greenwood

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Do you know what your rights and responsibilities are under the law? While you may not be an attorney, it’s important to know the law and how it affects you. The SC Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring “Law School for Non-Lawyers,” a seven-week program designed to give the public an overview of the South Carolina legal system and insight into common legal problems people face. 

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Reading Disorder Trainings Provided to Educators

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Education releases mandatory training on dyslexia and related readings disorders to South Carolina educators.

“We must ensure that our educators are prepared to meet the needs of every student,” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fatal accident at Ware Shoals Dragway

An accident at the Ware Shoals Dragway in Ware Shoals SC has claimed the life of a race car driver and one child was injured and transported to the hospital.  Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols said Anthony Craig Owen, 38 of Easley SC died at the scene.

 

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Deadly mosquito-borne horse disease spreads across state

Columbia, SC - A serious horse disease carried by mosquitos has spread across South Carolina, making it essential that horse owners have their animals vaccinated, according to officials with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health.

Recent cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have moved beyond the coast to the Midlands and the Upstate, said State Veterinarian and Livestock-Poultry Health Director Boyd Parr.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Foundation Welcomes New Director of Development

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is excited to welcome Barb Steadman as Director of Development.

“We are thrilled to have Barb join our team and look forward to continuing to provide loyal financial support to GSSM through the dedicated work of our Foundation,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “Barb has an impressive work ethic, as well as a commitment to excellence. I’m confident she will bring an abundance of energy and determination to her role.”


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Child fatally injured in one vehicle accident

A fatal accident occurred on July 23, 2016 when a vehicle left the road and overturned.  According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Dillon Lovelace, 4, was fatally injured.  Also in the vehicle was the mother and a 2-year-old child who was actually thrown from the vehicle.  They were transported to the Greenville Memorial Hospital.

 
 

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Glow Run to benefit Ware Shoals Youth Center

Over 80% of students in Ware Shoals are served by SNAP or Medicaid. Roughly 25 percent of students will either drop out or not graduate on time. Ty Grogan along with his wife, Taylor, began praying about what they could do to serve the youth of our community. After much prayer, God laid on their hearts the vision to start the Ware Shoals Youth Center to assist students in three key focus areas: scholastic, social, and spiritual.

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Penny Sales Tax Presentation: How it supports local volunteer fire services
The Greenwood County Fire Service would like to invite everyone in the community to visit their local fire service provider to listen to a presentation on what the Penny sales tax would mean to the County Volunteer Fire Service in Greenwood.

Click to see a full schedule for presentations coming near you.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Announces New Development In Laurens County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world’s largest supplier of automotive interior components, is establishing operations in Laurens County. The new development is expected to bring $71 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 35 new jobs. 

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Congressman Duncan releases statement on Clinton email investigation

Washington, D.C. – After the announcement by FBI Director James Comey not to recommend charges against former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement:

“The blindfold has been removed from the arbiter of the scales of justice, forever tilting the scales of justice in favor of the politically powerful. The blindfold reflected that it didn't matter your race, sex, social status or political affiliation as the facts were weighed in the American justice system. The blindfold kept the justice system from seeing those factors as the evidence and facts were weighed.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Emerald AFJROTC Cadets Attend Converse Leadership Course
Twenty Air Force Junior ROTC students from Emerald High School recently completed the annual Converse College Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Code Blue on 72 results in hundreds of tickets issued

The South Carolina Highway Patrol releases their traffic enforcement effort results from their Code Blue on 72 focus.   This is the results of their focused efforts on Hwy 72 between the dates of June 21 through June 23 including counties Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry. 

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DHEC launches S.C. Food Grades App to enhance public access to restaurant information

Columbia, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has launched a new web application that provides the public with risk-based inspection scores and reports for all DHEC-permitted retail food establishments at the touch of a button, the Agency announced today.

S.C. Food Grades is accessible on desktop and mobile devices and includes a new interactive GIS map search tool and an advanced search tool.

Using the map search tool, users can find nearby permitted retail food establishments on the map and then click on each establishment to view the two most recent inspection scores and recent official inspection reports for those establishments.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One killed in single car crash

A Simpsonville man was killed Friday morning in a single car crash near Ware Shoals.


Friday, June 24, 2016

Calling All Hot Dog Eating Competitors

So you think you can put away many hot dogs!  Well here’s your chance to prove it and take home the SC Festival of Stars Hot Dog Eating Championship Trophy.  This competition is sponsored by Carolina Pride and will be held during the Festival of Stars in Ninety Six at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter in the park.  All contestants must be at least 15 years old.

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016


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