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Piedmont Tech Engineering Student Creates Special Needs Prototype

The tycoons of reality television’s Shark Tank should take note. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Engineering Design Technology student Kaleigh Price may not have invented the next big thing like the Simply Fit Board, but she’s designed something that undoubtedly will make a BIG difference for special needs students at Woodfields Elementary School in Greenwood.  


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rebuild Upstate received $7,500 from the Countybank Foundation

The Countybank Foundation recently made a major donation of volunteer time and funds to Rebuild Upstate.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital employees did a blitz repair of three houses in Anderson, Greenville, and Greer on the weekend of October 5, 2019, that accounted for a $7,500 donation and 248 hours of service.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Republican Garrett Leads State Senate Candidates in Donations

Candidates and elected officials are required to report spending and contributions to the public through the South Carolina Ethics Commission. Reports were due by midnight October 10th. According to financial reports, Billy Garrett, a Greenwood small business owner, attorney, and mediator, raised more money than his opponent for the Republican nomination and incumbent Senator Floyd Nicholson combined.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Oct. 29 Job Fair in Greenwood Rich With Opportunities

The public is invited to the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair in Greenwood on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

More than 80 recruiting companies will be in attendance.

“The best thing about this job fair is that we can offer real interactions in real time,” said Ann Skinner, workforce development director for the Upper Savannah Council of Governments. “The way the workforce system has developed, most employers have online applications. You fill out a computer form and hit send. There is no immediate feedback. You don’t know what’s going on behind the curtain. Talking to a recruiter helps jobseekers learn what is important to the employer and get tips for getting an interview. It is important to get a feel for a company’s culture.”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Banquet for Life 2019
It is better to be known and not needed, than needed and not known. This is our motto at CrossRoads Pregnancy Center, as we desire for no young woman to feel so alone in her unplanned pregnancy, that she would consider abortion her only option.

CrossRoads Pregancy Center will hold its 2nd Annual Banquet for Life on Thursday, October 22nd at Rice Memorial Baptist Church. Doors open at 5:30pm, with dinner at 6:00pm and the program to follow. This event is sold out. Press is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Eat Smart Move More Greenwood County Selected to participate in SNAP-ED Local Food Policy Council Development Program

Eat Smart Move More Greenwood County has been selected to participate in the Local Food Policy Council Development Program led by the University of South Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team. Program participants will work to form local food policy councils comprised of diverse stakeholders. Councils will offer recommendations focused on changing policy, systems, and environments to make the food system more equitable and accessible for low-income populations. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Countybank's David Tompkins guest speaker at Connect YP Mingle Luncheon Oct 21

Greenwood Chamber’s Connect YP will be having their Monthly Mingle Luncheon on Monday, Oct 21 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Hospice Store Community Room located at 217 Northcreek Blvd in Greenwood.  Guest speaker for the event will be David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive at Countybank.


Monday, October 14, 2019

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Countybank adds new associate to Greer market team

Countybank is pleased to welcome Jack Lucas as Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Banker in Greer. Lucas comes to Countybank with more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, primarily as a senior banking executive in Greenville and Greer.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sheriffs seeks help to identify Subway robber
The Greenwood County Sheriff’s is seeking assistance in the identifying an armed robbery suspect. The armed robbery occurred on September 27, 2019 at the Subway located at 103 Highway 246 North. 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lander University recognizes alumni award winners

Lander University recognized six alumni during its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony. The event was held Friday, Oct. 4, at Lander Legion Hall.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Miracle League field revamped by local business & volunteers

Kids who might not be able to run the bases on their own are once again able to participate in America’s favorite pastime, thanks to a new accessible field for The Miracle League in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The Miracle League, a baseball league for children with disabilities, kicked off its 12th season Saturday on a new field at the Burton Center in Greenwood. More than 75 players, all with special needs that would prevent them from participating in a typical league, were on hand to play ball. The season almost didn’t happen. When heat and water damaged their field beyond repair, the organization canceled games last year. Moving was not an option – players using wheelchairs, walkers or crutches depend on a special rubberized surface to maneuver the field.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lonza Officials Present PTC Foundation with $25,000 Check

Officials from Lonza in Greenwood visited the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) campus on September 17, 2019, and presented the PTC Foundation with a check for $25,000 to be applied toward the construction of the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Nostalgia Part of Gunsmithing's Appeal at Piedmont Tech

The 18th-century frontiersman Daniel Boone likely maintained his own muskets and flintlock pistols because, well, there weren’t a lot of gunsmith shops in the open wilderness. Anyone over 50 probably remembers the popular television show “Daniel Boone,” which aired in the mid-1960s. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Gunsmithing Program Director Jerry Capone does.

“I grew up in the time when Fess Parker played Daniel Boone on TV,” he said. The whole frontier marksman aesthetic left an impression. “As a hobby, I started building antique firearms when I was 20. I built my first gun then.”


Monday, October 7, 2019

Fujifilm Official Presents $20,000 Check to PTC Foundation

Todd Croker, president of Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A. in Greenwood, visited the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) campus on September 17, 2019, and presented the PTC Foundation with a check for $20,000 to be applied toward the construction of the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

Pictured from left:  Fran Wiley, associate vice president for development at the PTC Foundation; Todd Croker, president of Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A. in Greenwood; and Dr. L. Ray Brooks, president of PTC.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Countybank's Wells Dunlap receives officer promotions

Countybank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rufus Thornwell “Wells” Dunlap, V, from Assistant Vice President to Vice President in officer status.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Walmart arsonist received maximum punishment

A Greenwood arsonist on Tuesday received the maximum sentence allowed under the law after he elected to change his plea to guilty on the day his trial was scheduled to start, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Self Regional Healthcare Grants Funds to Balm in Gilead Inc. Diabetes Prevention Programs

Self Regional Healthcare granted funds in the amount of $39,000 to The Balm in Gilead Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative (SDFI).

The SDFI serves 5 states, designed around expansion, access and utilization of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Their goal is to create sustainable, faith-based solutions to deliver diabetes prevention education to populations in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SLED investigating death of Greenwood County inmate

On Thursday, September 26, 2019 a woman died at Self Regional Healthcare while in custody of the Greenwood County Detention Center when she experienced an undisclosed medical issue.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Mattress Factory and Furniture & Mattress Galleries Nominated for National Independent Small Business of the Year Award, help them win by voting

The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced the start of the ninth annual Indie Award contest on September 9, 2019. The Mattress Factory and Furniture & Mattress Galleries in Greenwood South Carolina is among the 2019 nominees. Through the web-driven contest, both the public and business owners are invited to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of “buying local.” The winning independent business receives a branding, advertising and public relations makeover valued at $25,000.


Friday, September 27, 2019

Duraclean by Maid Over Provides Disaster Recovery in Greenwood and Surrounding Areas

Duraclean International, Inc., parent company of Duraclean by Maid Over, announces its newest franchise operation in Greenwood, SC.  Local franchise owner and President Gina Wilbanks and her management team have been busy rebranding the company, previously known as Maid Over, LLC, into Duraclean by Maid Over since purchasing the franchise in February 2019.  The locally owned company has served thousands of customers locally and provides a growing number of new services to make living and working environments cleaner and healthier. 


Friday, September 27, 2019

GGC Co-Founder Honored with SC Senate Resolution

In April of this year, GGC co-founder and senior clinical geneticist, Roger E. Stevenson, MD, was honored with prestigious David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) annual meeting in Seattle.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Denver Downs Corn Maze voted 4th best

For the second year in a row and third time overall,  Denver Downs Farm, based in Anderson, SC, was voted the fourth best corn maze in the United States by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.  Denver Downs also made the Top 10 list in 2016 and 2018 and was selected again this year, out of over 500 corn mazes in the U.S.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

PTC Announces Presidential Ambassadors for 2019-20

Each year, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) chooses some of its best and brightest students to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus events, provide campus tours and speak about their experiences to various audiences, including potential students and civic organizations. This year’s 17 ambassadors hail from a variety of backgrounds and represent many program areas, but they all have one thing in common ― they share a deep gratitude for the impact Piedmont Tech has had on their lives.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

WCTEL contributes to The Abbeville Promise

WCTEL Board Members Ned McGill, Wes McAllister (President), Lee Logan, Mike Thomas, Billy Bauman, Tag Bussey, Jane Stone (Secretary/Treasurer), Robert Hester, Stan Keaton (Vice-President) and CEO Jeff Wilson present a check for $100,000 to Freshwater Coast Community Foundation Chairman Brad Evans of Harris Funeral Home.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Pippin Retiring as GHS Head Football Coach & Athletic Director in December

Coach Dan Pippin has decided to retire as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Greenwood High School in December. Pippin will continue to coach football and remain the Athletic Director at the school during the Fall season.  Pippin has been Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Eagles since February of 2014.


Monday, September 23, 2019

Man killed crossing road in wheelchair

A man in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross a four lane highway in Greenwood.


Friday, September 20, 2019

9th Annual Race the Helix 5K to be Held October 5th

The Greenwood Genetic Center’s (GGC’s) annual Race the Helix 5K and 1 mile run/walk will be held on Saturday October 5th at 9am on the Center’s Greenwood campus. This will be the 9th year for the event that supports the mission of the Center and raises awareness for families facing genetic diagnoses.


Friday, September 20, 2019

Natalie Talbert Named as D50's New Safety Officer

Natalie Talbert has been named as District 50’s new Safety Officer. Talbert currently serves as the Chief Deputy for the Abbeville Sheriff’s Office, a position she has held for the last six years. Prior to working in Abbeville, Talbert served as a Domestic Violence Investigator for the Greenwood Sheriff’s Office and a Senior Agent for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in Columbia. Talbert has a total of 39 years of experience in coordinating investigations, researching and reviewing case files, and conducting interviews as a law enforcement officer and investigation specialist.


Friday, September 20, 2019

Leath donates school supplies to Rice Elementary School!
Leath Correctional Institution SCCA Chapter collects and donates school supplies to Rice Elementary School for the school year.  The Leath SCCA Chapter will be involved with different activities with the school throughout the year.  
Thursday, September 19, 2019

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