COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reminds motorists that children have begun returning to school all over the state and cautions drivers to operate with extra care in and around school zones and bus routes.
Ever the military man, Abbeville Mayor Santana Delano Freeman is a mission-focused workhorse intent on cultivating an effective team to serve the city where he grew up. When he was elected as the first African-American mayor of Abbeville in 2016, Freeman joined an administration dealing with vacancies for city manager and assistant city manager, as well as a resignation and the deaths of two City...
Andy Benoit, Lander University vice president for Enrollment and Access Management, is leaving his post to take a similar position at Texas A&M — Corpus Christi.
Benoit’s last day at Lander will be Friday, August 30. A national search for his successor is underway.
Benoit was Lander’s first vice president for Enrollment and Access Management, and he will be the first staff...
After a successful partnership between Lander University, The City of Greenwood and Uptown Greenwood for Lander’s Freshman Move-in Day and “Launch Into Lander” festivities, the three are joining forces once again to provide a community concert on the Lander University campus.
The band Oferle will perform at the PEES Circle on Friday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the entire community.
Countybank’s CFO Scott Begins Term as S.C. Bankers School Chair COLUMBIA, S.C. – Annette L. Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Greenwood headquartered Countybank began a one-year term as chair of the South Carolina Bankers School on July 15.
On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, law enforcement and district officials were alerted to a threat made on social media by an Emerald High School student. The EHS student posted pictures of Westview Middle School and a toy gun with a threatening message on Instagram. Law enforcement and district officials worked together to investigate the situation.
For the third year in a row, the corn maze at Denver Downs Farms in Anderson, SC has been nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. The family-owned and operated farms was selected from an expert panel as a Top 20 Corn Maze and contender for the 10 Best Corn Mazes, beating out 500 other mazes in the country.
“We are thrilled to be selected again as one of the top mazes in the country and hope readers push us to the top of the list for 2019,” said Catherine Garrison Davis, Marketing Manager/ Co-Owner of Denver Downs. “This year’s theme of a moon walk is especially engaging and we can’t wait to open our farm up in the fall for families and people of all ages to enjoy the maze and farm activities and music.”
The 10-acre maze has a design theme every year and this season, the theme is “Celebrates 50 Years of the Moon Walk.” Visitors will have fun finding their way through this labyrinth, while learning facts about the Moon Walk with information posted throughout the maze.
Denver Downs Farms is no stranger to the 10 Best Corn Mazes in the country list. They have made the list twice - in 2016 and 2018 - and are only one of two corn mazes in the Southeast to be featured.
Lander Athletics is proud to announce its continued partnership with Connie Maxwell Children's Home. From Aug. 12 – Sept. 21, more than 440 Lander University student-athletes, coaches, and administrators will support the local ministry through various campus improvement projects.
Established in Greenwood in 1892, Connie Maxwell annually serves more than 200 children and families through its residential care, crisis care, family care, and foster care programs.
"Lander Athletics is thrilled to continue its partnership with Connie Maxwell Children's Home in what has proven to be a mutually fruitful relationship. We hope to continue the standard set from last year's inaugural campaign for community service in our athletic department that yields impactful and lasting results," said Brian Reese, Lander Athletics director. "We believe instilling this sense of 'service above self' is vital in the comprehensive development of our student-athletes."
The 2019 Greenwood Shrine Club Oyster Roast is set for Sept 28, 2019 and will be loaded down with Oysters, BBQ and awesome music.
Tickets are available now but hurry, tickets are limited this year!
In addition to some of the best oysters found anywhere, they will also be serving up some “lip smackin” BBQ by Top Hog BBQ. A full night of entertainment by Step-n-Out DJ and none other than the Johnny BadLove band. So get your tickets and come on out for a great night of food, music and dancing!
For ticket information contact Jeremy Davis (864) 980-8131 or Jay Reynolds (864) 554-5716 or any of your local Shriners. The event will be held at 4412 Ninety Six Highway in Ninety Six. Be sure to bring a chair and your coolers welcome.
A Community Summer Night of Worship will be held on Sunday August 4th at 6pm at Ware Shoals High School featuring the worship choir of Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia along with local area church choir members. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. For more information call 864-992-3452.
Our search is still open for a new team member: FT MEALS ON WHEELS COORDINATOR for the Greenwood area: M-F (7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Full-time/33.75 hours per week. We're searching for a go-getter, with proficiency on the computer and STRONG multi-tasking skills. It’s a fast paced office, so we’re looking for someone that shows initiative; a quick learner! Positive attitude & professionalism essential!
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Job Purpose: Coordinates research and discovery services in a small, student-centered, team environment.
Job Duties: Coordinates library reference/research services using existing and emerging technologies. Works to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by users. Teaches information literacy skills through a credit bearing 1 hour course, workshops, reference appointments, online tutorials, and web guides. Serves as a liaison to academic and campus departments according to library needs. Participates in collection development projects. Provides academic advisement to students by planning schedules, recommending courses, and referring them to other faculty and University offices based on their academic needs. Serves the larger university community through faculty and university committees.
Privately owned large medical practice looking for office manager. Excellent benefits package offered including medical insurance, retirement, and paid time off. Monday through Friday with no weekends or holidays. Seeking an energetic experienced candidate for our mature medical office.
Description: The Employment Coordinator is responsible for the comprehensive management of on and off campus recruitment activities including the following: serving as liaison between on-campus departments and student workers, posting available positions on the departments' online job board, hosting employer informational sessions, and assisting in the coordination of campus-wide career related events. This position engages in extensive communication between external and internal constituencies ensuring all employment and internship opportunities and recruitment events (both on and off campus) are advertised and marketed to all students/faculty/staff and alumni.
Ronald “Ron” William Pryor, Jr., 58, of 5012 Highway 25 S, widower of Brenda Sudduth Pryor, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home.
Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Ronald William Pryor Sr. and Cornelia Morrow Pryor. Ron worked in construction as a carpenter and attended Trinity Baptist Tabernacle Church.
Surviving is his stepmother, Linda Gail Pryor of Greenwood; sisters, Rona Koizumi, Donna Hazel (Joey), both of Greenwood, and Stacey Bice of Iva; brothers, Greg Morrow (Teresa) and Andy Morrow (Suzie), both of Greenwood; uncles, George Morrow (Kathy) of Murrells Inlet and Roy Pryor (Vicki) of Ridgeland; and several nieces and nephews.
Deacon Obbie Tolbert, Jr. 79, of 414 Power Street, husband of Mildred Luchie Tolbert died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 He was born in Greenwood County, a son of the late Obbie Tolbert , Sr. and Jannie Mae Jennings Tolbert.
Obbie was a graduate of Brewer High School Class of 1957 and attended Lander College.
He served faithfully at Morris Chapel Baptist Church until his health declined. He was Father of the Year 1999, a Sunday School teacher for over 15 years, and Assistant Treasurer. He served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, member of the Brotherhood and a lifetime member of the NAACP. He retired after faithfully serving 33 years with the United Telephone Company, 10 years with Greenwood ( Durst Plant) and was a dedicated delivery/driver for Fooshe Flowers.
Faye Turner Thompson, 86, of 105 Oaklane Drive, widow of Jack R. Thompson, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at her home.
Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late JC “Bo” Turner and Ruth Garrett Turner. She was retired from Monsanto and was a member of Woodfields Baptist Church.
Surviving are her sons, Jay “Skeeter” Thompson (JoLynne) of Greenwood, Jim Thompson (Lisa) of LaGrange, GA, Jack “Sam” Thompson, Jr. of the home; her daughter, Lynn Wilson (Bo) of Greenwood; sister, Clara “Duck” Cobb (Ty) of Greenwood; brothers, Bill Turner of Greenwood and Stanley Turner of Laurens; grandchildren, Will Thompson, Laura Ann Thompson, Lee Wilson (Susan), Michael Wheless, Bailey Thompson (Hannah), JP Lamb (Jewel), Taylor Carvajal (Mikey), and Samantha Thompson; and five great grandchildren.