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Man assaults family, resist arrest

Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies arrested a man after he came home Monday agitated and aggressive, assaulted his parents and resisted arrest.

Gregory Dale Fallaw, 40 of 104 Miller Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with Assault and battery 3rd degree and resisting arrest.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Man arrested after knocking another man out

Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies responded to a fight that occurred on Saturday, Sept 15 at Harris Landing.  Witnesses say a man sucker punched another knocking him out for several minutes.

Thomas Oscar Longshore Jr., 39 of 140 Kingston Road, Greenwood was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault and battery.

According to the police report, the victim was at Harris Landing talking to his estranged wife and her brother sucker punched him for no reason.  By the time Deputies arrived, both parties had left the scene.  The victim then called and requested to file charges against Longshore. 


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bell to Chair Burton Center Foundation's Annual Campaign

J. Philip Bell will serve as Chair of the Burton Center Foundation’s 2018/19 Annual Campaign.  The campaign will kick off on September 17 and run through June 30, 2019.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lander 'A Great Institution,' Cosentino Says in State of the University Address

Last year, freshman enrollment at Lander University broke records. This year, it broke them again, Lander President Richard Cosentino said this week in his State of the University address.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Self Regional Healthcare Becomes First in the State to Receive American College of Surgeons Level 3 Trauma Center Verification

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has verified Self Regional Healthcare as a Level 3 Trauma Center, making them the first Level 3 facility verified by the ACS in the state of South of Carolina.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tourism Related Funds Available for Non-profit Organizations

Each year accommodations taxes collected from Greenwood County’s hotels and motels are returned to the County for the purpose of promoting tourism, cultural events, and other related projects.  The Greenwood County Accommodations Tax commission has responsibility for soliciting requests from non-profit organizations, and making recommendations to County Council as to how the funds available should be prioritized.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

3rd Annual Dinner On The Diner Sept 22, tickets on sale now
The Rockefeller Emerald is on the train heading to a small museum where it will be on display.  But, there’s a problem – it’s MISSING!  Where is it?  Who took it?  Will all the passengers survive the heist?
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Man shot over money, second person now in custody

Greenwood County Sheriff Office responded to a shooting incident on Parkway Court on Sept 3, 2018.  When they arrived they found a man had been shot in the groin.  The victim identified two people involved and one was arrested that day, the other has now been arrested.

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Piedmont Tech 'Ready to Roll' in Workforce Partnership to Fix SC Roads
The SC Workforce Development Board has named PTC the lead agency and training provider for a $355,363 grant project, titled “Ready to Roll,” designed to increase the state’s workforce for highway construction and related sectors.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Despite Florence, Shrine Club still hosting Oyster Roast, but at new indoor location

Although we are looking to receive much rainfall from hurricane Florence, the 3rd Annual Shrine Club Oyster Roast will still take place at a new location indoors.  They announced today that their event is moved to 4412 Ninety Six Hwy, Ninety Six SC (Large Building Behind Parks & Rec Fields).  To get there, drive down the road beside the ball fields and you will see the building.  This is a large indoor facility that will allow everyone to enjoy the great food and entertainment.

It’s a great thing, but unfortunately all tickets for the event have been sold.  So be sure to let your friends with tickets know about the new location and we will see you all there.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Still time to register for two new sporting leagues at Parks & Rec

Greenwood County Parks & Recreation Department is adding two new sports leagues for the 2018 Fall Season; Kickball & Ultimate Frisbee!

Registration ends this Friday for both so be sure to drop by and register your teams.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

With Donation, Eaton Continues Generous Support for Piedmont Tech Engineering Technology Program

Eaton Corporation in Greenwood recently presented the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation with a check for $45,000 to continue its steadfast support for engineering technology programs at the college. Eaton has donated to the program every year since 2004.

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Grace United Methodist Church Donates to HospiceCare of the Piedmont
Jason Wilson, Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Abbeville, delivered over 100 prayer blankets to the Hospice House.  They were purchased by and prayed over by the men of the church.    
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Students focus on emergency management skills as Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast

As forecasters and emergency preparedness experts keep their eyes on a hurricane heading towards the U.S. East Coast and two tropical storms developing behind it in the Atlantic Ocean, a group of 23 undergraduates are focused on learning the skills needed when responding to a disaster.

Led by Dr. Matthew Malone, assistant professor of Political Science and Homeland Security at Lander University, the emergency management course teaches students about the roles that local, state, and federal agencies play during catastrophic disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, wildfires, earthquakes, and acts of terrorism.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Eaton Corp. donates thousands to help nursing and science students at Lander University

GREENWOOD, S.C. - Power management company Eaton Corporation recently donated $9,000 to help support students of Lander University. The Eaton Corp. Charitable Contribution award establishes a scholarship that will assist students in financial need who are pursuing a science degree in Lander's College of Science and Mathematics, or a nursing degree from the William Preston Turner School of Nursing.

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lander University Alumni Association welcomes four new board members

The Lander University Alumni Association announces the recent addition of four former graduates.

With graduation dates spanning 28 years, the newest board members occupy different professions and reside in both Georgia and S.C.

“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome these new board members,” said Debrah Miller, Class of ’76 and the 2017-18 Alumni Association president.  “We look forward to their service and leadership.”


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Community invited to Greenwood Co. Hall of Heroes program at Lander University on Sunday, Sept. 16
Lander University invites the community to a special program on Sunday, September 16 to honor the service and sacrifice of our military veterans. 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Greenwood man arrested stealing vehicle

On Sept 9, 2018 Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies spotted a stolen 1989 GMC truck at the Promise Land Grocery on Hwy 10.  As the Deputy pulled up behind the truck, three black males standing by the truck took off running.   Deputy was able to detain one.  Aaron Jerode Brooks, 18 of 1310 Drew Ave, Greenwood was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Petsmart Charities donate over $45,000 to Humane Society of Greenwood

The Humane Society of Greenwood (HSOG) has received a new $45,905 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. The grant will support a healthier environment in the new HSOG Adoption Center so it can continue helping homeless pets in the Greenwood, SC area.

 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Enchanted Acres open house Sept 13

On Thursday, Sept 13, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Enchanted Acres opens their doors for everyone to drop in and take a look at this magnificent venue.  Enchanted Acres boast a 4,500 square foot beautiful and stylish barn ready to host your next special event.

 

 


Monday, September 10, 2018

Man jumps into lake to avoid arrest over stolen vehicle

On Sept 5, 2018 Greenwood County Sheriff Officers arrested two people after locating a stolen van at a gas station.

Charles Chandler Raines, 23 of 4822 Hwy 25 N, Hodges and Shelie Kaye Sadler, 23 of 100 Bluff Road, Greenwood were both arrested.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Murder suspect & mother arrested on drug charges

On September 5, 2018 the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Division conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 34 and ended up arresting a mother and son on multiple drug charges.

 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Increased Meals on Wheels Means Increased Need for Volunteers

Piedmont Agency on Aging is taking a big swipe at it’s lengthy waiting list for Meals on Wheels.   “We’re adding 130 new Meals on Wheels recipients to our program in the next two months,” stated Kathy Hendricks-Dublin, CEO. “As we reach more homebound seniors, we’re making an urgent appeal to the community.   We need more Meals on Wheels Volunteers to make this happen!”  

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Cornerstone To Host Free Recovery Month Events

September is National Recovery Monthand Cornerstone invites you to celebrate with us!  This annual celebration honors individuals and families who are in long-term recovery from substance use disorders and promotes the message that recovery is real and is possible.

Cornerstone will host several free events during the month and everyone is invited:

Wednesday, September 12th Cornerstone will host an open house in each of our four locations from 9-11am. Join us for light refreshments, tours, and information about services.  

Greenwood- 1612 Rivers Street

McCormick- 504 N. Mine Street

Edgefield- 603 Augusta Rd

Abbeville- 103 Whitehall Street


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

New Tobacco & Vapor store opens in Greenwood

Greenwood Tobacco and Vapor store opened this past weekend and if you are looking for tobacco and vapor products, this is the place to visit.  It features a nice humidor and huge selection of cigars.  They also carry tobacco bags and a full line of pipes.

Do you Vape?  Then you will definitely enjoy their huge selection of Vape Juices which are on special at a Buy One, Get One $24,99 for 100ml.  Huge selection like Killa Fruits including Watermelon Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, Red Apple Peach and Kiwi Strawberry to name a few.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

ReVamp Studio celebrates Grand Opening

A new studio open today in Uptown Greenwood.  ReVamp Studio is located at 336 Main Street in Uptown Greenwood.  They’re celebrating all day so drop by and check out the studio.  Owner Kevin Davis says his goal was to offer a big city vibe right here in Greenwood.  Saying they have big city stylists right here so there’s no need to travel an hour or more for you hair appointment. 

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Two Greenwood-Area Students Receive Countywide Awards at PTC Summer Graduation
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Two graduates from Greenwood County were among those honored. 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Community Initiatives, Inc. Opens Second Free Clinic Location

Community Initiatives, Inc. opened the satellite site of the free clinic, La Clinica Gratis on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Flat Rock A.M.E. Church in Abbeville County.  The clinic provides free health assessments, point of care testing, nurse triage, preventative medical care, medication prescriptions, and referral & educational services.  The referral services include partnerships with United Christian Ministries of Abbeville County Free Medical Clinic and the Anderson Free Clinic for patients who live in the services areas of these clinics.  All three clinics are members of the South Carolina Free Clinic Association.

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fatal motorcycle accident on Hwy 72

A fatal motorcycle accident occurred today around 5:30 p.m. on Hwy 72 Bypass near Old Abbeville Highway.

 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Business Development on Tap at Women Linking Women Breakfast

Women Linking Women is one of the most popular and unique events hosted by the Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) and the next gathering is set for Friday, September 7, 2018.

 

Monday, September 3, 2018


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