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home : news : lakelands March 26, 2015

Greenwood Business and Professional Women announce 2015 award winners.

BPW empowers working women to accomplish their full potential and build successful workplaces through education, research, knowledge and policy. They would like to invite you to join them at their next chapter meeting held the third Tuesday of each month. Find them on facebook - click here.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Greenwood Looking Forward to Hosting Masters Patrons

Ask any hotelier or restaurateur in Greenwood about “Masters Week”, and they will quickly respond with excitement that their businesses truly benefit from the many visitors who frequent the area as they head towards Augusta, GA for the world-renowned PGA golf tournament at beautiful Augusta National Golf Club.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Planting trees for future use

On Saturday March 21st, the Lakelands Branch of the QDMA and Southern Wildlife Consulting Group ( hosted a soft mast tree planting at the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood, SC.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SC BAR offers free legal clinic discussing grandparent's rights

The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a free legal clinic in Greenwood on Thursday, March 26. The topic will be Grandparent’s Rights, presented by Jennings B. Anderson. The clinic will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Agency on Aging located at 808 South Emerald Rd., Greenwood 29646.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Man with severe burns airlifted

A man was airlifted Friday night after receiving severe burns while attending a gathering at a residence in Ninety Six.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Greenwood teen killed in Laurens County crash
The Laurens County Coroner’s Office has identified the two women killed in a Laurens County Crash early Thursday morning.
A Greenwood teen was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash in Laurens County that left another woman injured and a third woman in critical condition.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Miracle League Opening Day April 4
Opening Day for the Greenwood Miracle League will be on Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.  It’s time for miracles to hit the field!  Opening day for the Greenwood Miracle League is Saturday, April 4 at 10a.m. and everyone is invited to come cheer on the players.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Entertain, Participant and Save Lives at this year's Relay For Life event

The 21st annual Relay For Life of Greenwood is fast approaching and we want you to be part of this celebration of life. We are looking to showcase some of the fantastic local talent we have in the county.  If you have a band, are a vocalist or have a dance team we want to hear from you. Relay is gives you the opportunity to perform and share your talent with a large audience.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BOJANGLES' honors six District Teachers of the Year, donates hundreds of books to local schools

On March 12, Bojangles’ on Highway 72 Bypass NW in Greenwood honored local District Teachers of the Year by presenting books donated to their school libraries and dedicated in their names. This event is one of 10 happening across South Carolina this spring as Bojangles’ continues its support of public education in the sixth year of its partnership with South Carolina Future Minds.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Cat Barn Celebrates Milestones
It was just two years ago when the Humane Society of McCormick County Cat Barn opened its door.  The HSMC "cat team" offers adoptions in South Carolina with partners Petco in Greenwood and Petsmart in Aiken. In addition cats may be adopted by special appointment at the HSMC Cat Barn in McCormick. This past February 7th marked a special day for HSMC's cat team: a lucky cat named “Henry” was the 100th cat to be adopted out. The cat team has taken care of over 111 cats at the barn and in their foster care program, including the birth of 3 kittens at the barn on April 1, 2014.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Burton Center Staff Receive Service Awards

Burton Center staff members were honored for their years of service at a luncheon held at the Greenwood Country Club.  Reverend Alvin Green delivered the keynote message. "You do such important work.  You get a chance everyday to make a difference in someone’s life,” stated Reverend Green.  “What comes out of Burton Center is a display of God at work.  Your greatest blessing and the thing you will be most proud of will come from going beyond your job description."


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Oconee Sheriff's Office Seeks Greenwood Man on Murder Charges in Weekend Shooting at Sonny's Bar and Grill

(Walhalla, SC) -  The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a Greenwood man on multiple charges, including murder, in regards to the weekend homicide at Sonny’s Bar and Grill in Seneca.

30 year old Dw’Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell of 119 Oak Hill Street has been charged by the Sheriff’s Office with murder in the shooting death of Anthony Letron Holden of Seneca. Campbell has also been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder in the shooting of three other individuals and Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime. Warrants and information on Campbell have been entered into the National Crime Information Center database.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Man missing from Gray Court

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Joshua Frank Gillian, 33 who went missing from the Gray Court area. Gillian was last seen on February 2, 2015 when he left his resident at 283 Pasture Drive, Gray Court.  He was driving his green Ford Ranger truck with SC license plate IWH554.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Two face trafficking charge

Two men are each facing a drug trafficking charge after agents with the Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit discovered over 30 grams of cocaine Monday morning during a traffic stop along S.C. 246.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ninety Six to hold Calendars & Coffee event

Residents of Ninety Six are invited to a new social event called Calendars & Coffee.  There is no real agenda, just a meet & greet for residents, business owners, schools, community groups, town council and other organizations to share your calendar events, products and discuss interest items.

The event is set for April 2, 2015 at 7pm at the Historic Train Depot in town.  Please plan to join, share information and enjoy fellowship while enjoying some coffee and soft drinks.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Amazon Expanding Lexington County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Amazon, a global leader in e-commerce, today announced plans to hire 500 additional full-time employees at the company’s Lexington County fulfillment center. 

Since opening in 2012, the Amazon fulfillment center in West Columbia, S.C. has brought more than 1,500 full-time jobs to Lexington County. Amazon is adding the new positions to meet growing customer demand. Employees will pick, pack and ship customer orders.   

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

One killed in Laurens County crash

A Mountville man was killed Monday night in a single vehicle crash in Laurens County.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Severe Weather Awareness Week and CodeRED
Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2015 will be observed March 8 – 14.  Please click and read this very important information and about Greenwood County's CodeRED Alert System.
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Dr. Richard Cosentino selected as President of Lander University
Dr. Richard Cosentino, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Pembroke, has been named president of Lander University.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Recleim Announces Grand Opening of Flagship Recycling Center in South Carolina

GRANITEVILLE, S.C.  – Recleim LLC, a next-generation recycling services provider, celebrated today the grand opening of its flagship recycling center in Graniteville, S.C. Governor Nikki Haley joined Recleim leadership, members of the business community and local dignitaries to cut the ribbon at a newly renovated facility known as Hickman Mill. Recleim expects to hire approximately 200 people by the end of the year.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lake Greenwood Cleanup Blitz coming March 14
The seventh annual Lake Greenwood Cleanup Blitz will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Lake Greenwood State Park. 
Friday, February 27, 2015

CLG releases events calendar & offers new coupon books

Last year Lake Greenwood experienced one of the largest attended events in it's history: Lights On The Lake organized by Connect Lake Greenwood.  This year they are planning much more!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Saluda man charged with assaulting trooper

A Saluda man has been charged with assaulting an officer following an officer-involved shooting last Saturday night.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

One killed in Laurens County crash

A Fountain Inn woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a single vehicle crash just west of Fountain Inn on Fairview Church Road.

Friday, February 20, 2015

CPW Storm Cleanup Tips

As Greenwood County residents begin the process of placing winter storm damage yard debris at the curb for pickup, some good post storm tips to remember:

  • Place limbs at the street no greater than 6 to 8 feet in length and 10 to 12 inches in diameter.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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