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home : news : lakelands & beyond August 31, 2016

Local Golf Club using Text Alerts for specials

Back in the day golf courses only communicated their specials through an occasional newspaper ad.  Then came facebook which is a common practice for most marketing today.  Now The Golf Club at Star Fort has implemented a Discounted Golf Text Alert for communicating their golfing specials.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Alabama man sentenced to 9 years for road rage rampage on I-26 in Clinton

Alabama man was sentenced nine years in prison in connection with an incident in which he rammed two vehicles on an I-26 exit on-ramp.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Police Academy graduates ready to serve Laurens County

Congratulation to four recent graduates of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  These deputies pictured with their Uniform Patrol Commander, Captain Duane Howard (center), completed a twelve week program designed to equip these men with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform their duties as Deputy Sheriffs for Laurens County.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sheriff Chastain finishes term as President of the SC Association of Countywide Elected Executives
Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain completed a three-year term as President of the South Carolina Association of Countywide Elected Executives (SCACEE) this week at the end their annual training conference. 
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rep. Duncan to hold constituent outreach across the Third District of SC

Laurens, SC – Beginning on Tuesday, August 30th and concluding on Thursday, September 1st, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) will hold open office hours to discuss current issues with local constituents.

Rep. Duncan will be in Greenwood on August 31 from 2:30 – 3:30pm at the Greenwood County Administration Park Plaza Room 104, 600 Monument Street.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Colonial Market Day at Musgrove Mill
CLINTON – Saturday, September 17, 2016, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will host a Colonial Market Day where volunteers will demonstrate the different aspects of life during the colonial period.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Honda Of South Carolina Expanding Manufacturing Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacturing of world-class all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side (SxS) vehicles, is expanding its Florence County manufacturing facility. The company is investing $45 million in the project, resulting in the creation of 250 new jobs over the next few years.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Anyone Home, Inc. Launching New Greenville County Customer Contact Center

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Anyone Home, Inc., the premiere contact center and management tool for the single-family rental housing market, is launching new operations in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring $1.1 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 570 new jobs over the next five years. 


Thursday, 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.



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.



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

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