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home : news : lakelands & beyond February 6, 2016

Greenwood Chamber spotlights Manley Garvin
Manley Garvin is a full service accounting, tax and consulting firm based in Greenwood, South Carolina. The firm provides a wide range of tax, assurance and accounting resource solutions to clients across the Greenwood region and beyond.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Free Ask-A-Lawyer web chats next week

The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will host statewide web chats next week on Monday, Feb. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday Feb. 10, from 4-6 p.m.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Single vehicle crash in Ninety Six

A single vehicle crash Monday night blocked a porting of Wilson Bridge Road in Ninety Six.

Monday, January 25, 2016

3i Products Establishing Lancaster County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – 3i Products, Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of indoor and outdoor cushions and pillows, is establishing operations in Lancaster County. The $3 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs in Lancaster, S.C. over the next five years.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Upstate South Carolina to count homeless neighbors

Beginning on January 27 and continuing through February 3, the Upstate Continuum of Care – a local consortium of housing agencies, service providers, and governmental units committed to ending homelessness in the Upstate of South Carolina – will conduct a census of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Known as the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, this annual census is an important tool for understanding the present needs of our local homeless population and providing direction for the development of future services.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Dangerous Winter Storm Forecast for South Carolina

Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for possible winter weather. The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain and ice accumulations in the Upstate and northern Midlands lasting into Saturday. State and local agencies are putting emergency plans in place for winter weather and urge everyone in South Carolina to consider preparations to keep your home, community, family, vehicles and pets safe.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

McCormick PD, SLED on scene with possible bomb

McCormick Police Department and agents with State Law Enforcement Division along with other emergency responders on the scene at a residence where a possible bomb was found early Thursday morning.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boil water advisory lifted in Ninety Six

A boil water advisory put in place on Tuesday afternoon for the Town of Ninety Six has been lifted, according to Ninety Six Commissioners of Public Works.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. Establishing Operations In The Upstate

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Cobb-Vantress, Inc., a leading poultry research and development firm and subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., will begin construction on a new feed mill in Laurens County, South Carolina early in 2016, with completion planned towards the middle of 2017.  The $22 million investment is expected to create about 12 new jobs in Joanna, S.C.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ninety Six closes schools due to water advisory

Greenwood School District 52 in Ninety Six has closed schools for Wednesday, January 20 due to a boil water advisory.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Busted water line forces school closures in Ninety Six

Ninety Six schools were dismissed early Tuesday after school officials said the water pressure was insufficient to provide adequate restroom facilities.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Much need....Few volunteers

This year the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in the United States. That means every day 4,620 people will hear the words “you have cancer.” What can we do in the Lakelands to help those that are facing this terrible disease or even help prevent it from happening?  It is written that “the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.”   We have the opportunity to show compassion and make a difference. Relay For life in your community is the means to do this and we need your help.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Help Cinderella get to the ball

The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is sponsoring its 15th annual Cinderella Project, which provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid and prom dresses for young women who lack the financial resources to buy a gown for their high school prom.

“This project is so important because not only are we helping students get the tangible benefit of a free prom dress, which eases a large financial burden for their families, but we are also helping them build memories that will last a lifetime,” said Sheila Bias, YLD’s Cinderella Project Committee Chair.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces 2016 Education Reform Initiative

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Continuing her focus on statewide education reform, Governor Nikki Haley today announced her 2016 Education Reform Initiative, which addresses some of the toughest issues facing education in South Carolina today – from basic governance and accountability, to building safe schools, addressing transportation needs, and providing students across the state with access to technology. The governor made the announcement during a celebration with Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman at Frances Mack Intermediate School in Gaston, S.C.


Friday, January 15, 2016

NWTF to Celebrate its 40th Convention in Nashville

The sweet sounds of turkey clucks and purrs will fill the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville from February 11-14, 2016, as the National Wild Turkey Federation hosts its 40th annual Convention and Sport Show, sponsored by RAM.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

D&W Fine Pack Expanding Upstate Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. - D&W Fine Pack (D&W), a Mid Oaks Investment portfolio company, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Laurens County. The company's $20 million investment is expected to create 60 new jobs in Fountain Inn, S.C. over the next five years.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Early Registration Deadline for Chamber's Annual Run Your Ice Off
Adult and youth runners alike are urged to register now for “Run Your Ice Off,” the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce’s annual 5K and 8K races, set for Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican Address to the Nation

In case you missed SC Gov. Nikki Haley deliver the Republican’s address to the nation last night.  Here is the full text of the speech:

“Good evening.

“I’m Nikki Haley, Governor of the great state of South Carolina.

“I’m speaking tonight from Columbia, our state’s capital city. Much like America as a whole, ours is a state with a rich and complicated history, one that proves the idea that each day can be better than the last.

“In just a minute, I’m going to talk about a vision of a brighter American future. But first I want to say a few words about President Obama, who just gave his final State of the Union address.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cypress Creek Renewables Establishing Solar Power Operations In Saluda County

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $12 million in solar energy projects in Saluda County.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Arsenic and Old Lace coming in February

The first production of 2016 at the historic Abbeville Opera House will be Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring.  Of the twelve plays written by Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace was, by far, the most successful.  According to the opening night Broadway review in The New York Times, the play was "so funny that none of us will ever forget it."


Monday, January 11, 2016

McCollum to present the Lake Greenwood Tourism Development Plan during Chamber's Morning Blend

Michelle McCollum is the President and CEO of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor (SCNHC), a congressionally designated heritage area created in 1996 working to create sustainable economic development through heritage tourism in South Carolina. She will be presenting the Lake Greenwood Tourism Development plan that the SCNHC has developed, as well as plans for implementation and moving forward in 2016 during the Greenwood Chamber’s Morning Blend event on Thursday, Jan 14, 2016.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Reps. Terri Sewell and Jeff Duncan Place Friendly Bi-partisan Wager on the Top Collegiate Football Game of the Season

Washington, D.C. – As the University of Alabama and Clemson University vie for the NCAA College Football National Championship, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) made a friendly wager on which team would win this year’s title. At stake – barbecue and bragging rights.



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Governor Nikki Haley to deliver Republican Address following State of the Union
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced that Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

“Nikki Haley has led an economic turnaround and set a bold agenda for her state, getting things done and becoming one of the most popular governors in America,” Speaker Ryan said. “In a year when the country is crying out for a positive vision and alternative to the status quo, Governor Haley is the exact right choice to deliver the Republican Address to the Nation.”

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Greenwood & Abbeville
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a flash flood warning for Greenwood and Abbeville counties until 3:30 pm today.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ware Shoals Girl Scout Troop 1681 welcomes new members
Ware Shoals Girl Scout Troop 1681 recently welcomed twenty-five new members.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

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