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home : news : school & college March 18, 2018 

Governor Appoints Longtime Greenwood Educator Charles Graves to Piedmont Technical College Area Commission

From an early age, Charles L. “Chuck” Graves learned the value of discipline and hard work. As a child, the newest Piedmont Technical College Area Commissioner watched his neighbors ― the late superstar Michael Jackson and his siblings ― exhaustively rehearse musical numbers in the garage of their childhood home in Gary, Indiana.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Lander Professor Granted Leave to Finish Book about Jackson Station

Lander University Professor of Sociology Dr. Daniel Harrison will spend the fall semester finishing Live at Jackson Station, his book about the well-known Greenwood area nightspot and its ill-fated proprietor, Gerald Jackson.

     Harrison, one of two Lander faculty members granted sabbatical leave for the 2018-2019 school year, has been “chipping away” at the book since the publication of his first book, Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter, in 2014. The work is “pretty much mapped out,” he said, but there are parts of the book he “hasn’t developed yet.”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lander Family, Friends and Classmates Honor Student Killed in Car Accident

During a student-led memorial service at Lander University on Monday, March 12, family members, friends and classmates gathered to share thoughts and memories of James Logan Lusk, of Pickens. The 19-year-old sophomore lost his life in a single car accident in Laurens County on Feb. 22nd.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lander Hosts Memorial Service For Student Killed in Car Accident

Family members, friends and classmates gathered in Sproles Recreation Center at Lander University on Monday, March 12, to share thoughts and memories of James Logan Lusk, of Pickens. The 19-year-old sophomore lost his life in a single car accident in Laurens County on Feb. 22nd.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NSHS Culinary team places 3rd in state competition

Ninety Six High School Culinary Arts Won 3rd Place in The SC ProStart Invitational.   A culinary competition was held in Myrtle Beach the last weekend in February.  Fifteen high school and career center teams from across the state competed.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Series on race to focus on Langston Hughes, leader in the Harlem Renaissance

The twentieth century writer Langston Hughes and his book, “The Dream Keeper and other poems,” will be the topic when the Let’s Talk About Race in America initiative presents its third program Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in the American Veterans Auditorium at Greenwood County Library.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Westview Academic Challenge Team finished 2nd at WPEC Regional Tournament

The Westview Academic Challenge Team finished in second place at the WPEC Regional Tournament.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Strickland honored at annual luncheon as repeat scholarship winner

For the second straight year, Lander University senior Lauren Strickland is the recipient of a $2,100 scholarship, funded annually by the Greenwood Woman’s Club.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

22 GHS Students Selected as All-State Chorus Members

22 GHS students were recently recognized as All-State Chorus members at the All State Choral Festival held at Winthrop University on March 3-4. The All-State Chorus program was organized to provide an opportunity for superior choral students in our state to sing together and represent South Carolina in state-wide events. Students who participate in All-State have an opportunity to further utilize the skills obtained and developed in their local school programs.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Chronicles African-American Progression in the Military

As superintendent of the 89th Operations Group, 1st Airlift Squadron, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Stephanie Patterson is proud of her place on the continuum of African-American military achievement. From humble beginnings, the Abbeville native ascended to the highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, providing executive airlift to world leaders, including presidents and cabinet members.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

MLK Unity Program Sparked By Message of Love Triumphing Over Hate

A call to break free from labels and boxes was the central theme from Dr. Linda Dolny, keynote speaker during Lander University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Program on Feb. 23 in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Dolny is also chair of the Lander Board of Trustees.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

WS Students celebrate Read Across America Day

To celebrate Read Across America Day, the students in English II and III created small versions of various Seuss characters. Today the students carried the characters with them with everywhere they went. All through the day they were blogging about their experiences. During English classes we read aloud from several different Dr. Seuss books and continued to blog.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Film enthusiasts invited to compete in Lander Film Festival

Filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds are expected to enter their creative ideas in the 2WK Short Film Festival this spring as part of Lander University’s 9th film festival.

If previous festivals are any indication, this year’s promises to be the most hotly contested yet, as participants vie for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights.

“It’s one of my favorite times of the year,” said festival director Paul Crutcher, a Broadcast and Emerging Media Specialist at Lander. “We had 33 entries last year, and hope to have as many or more films to judge this year.”

Monday, March 5, 2018

Piedmont Tech Agriculture Students Visit SC State House

Students from Piedmont Technical College’s Diversified Agriculture Program visited the SC State House in Columbia on Feb. 21, 2018, to participate in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Legislators Appreciation Day.


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Lander Unveils New Scholarship Initiative for Area High School Seniors

Lander University has unveiled a new initiative that will help deserving, talented students from the Lakelands region save thousands on the cost of attending the university.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Northside student charged over threatening remarks

On Thursday, Northside school administration were informed of threatening remarks made by a Northside student. Law Enforcement was notified and began an investigation along with school administration.  As a result of the investigation, law enforcement charged the Northside student with disturbing school. The Northside student will also be disciplined according to Students Rights and Responsibilities.

Friday, March 2, 2018

4th grade student brings Airsoft gun to Woodfields
On Wednesday afternoon, it was reported to Woodfields administration that a 4th grade student had airsoft pellet gun.  Immediately, the administration secured the airsoft pellet gun and found that there were no pellets.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

D50 mentoring programs; EMACH & GEMS tour the Statehouse

On February 22nd, students from Emerald and Greenwood High School’s mentoring programs toured the S.C. Statehouse. The tour was led by S.C. State Senator Floyd Nicholson and S.C. Rep John McCravy. Emerald and Greenwood High School students had the opportunity to enter the House Chamber and State Senate. They were recognized by both the House and the Senate during their tour. 


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lander University Names First Recipient of Employee of the Month Award

When Lander University launched its Employee of the Month program at the beginning of 2018, Donna Knight, of Greenwood, was the overwhelming choice as the first recipient of the honor.

Describing herself as a life-long learner, Knight earned her bachelor’s degree in History from Lander in 2012 while simultaneously working for the National Park Service at Ninety Six National Historic Site and assisting Dr. Kevin Witherspoon, professor of history and chair of Lander’s Department of History and Philosophy, with his Teaching American History in the Lakelands grant program. Since graduating from Lander, she has served as administrative specialist for the Department of English & Foreign Languages, and currently for Lander’s recently established College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Piedmont Technical College Begins New Apprenticeship Program with Local Automotive Manufacturer

Did you know that it takes 12 hours for a series of robots to apply five coats of paint to a BMW vehicle and that, when completed, these layers add about 25 pounds to the vehicle? Folks who attended a special apprenticeship information session at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) on Feb. 22 learned this and more.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SCTEA Honors PTC Outstanding Educators

Three Piedmont Technical College associates were honored as Outstanding Educators for the 2017-2018 academic year at the annual South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) convention, held Feb. 15-17, 2018, in Myrtle Beach.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Northside Middle's AVID class tours State House

The Northside Middle School’s 8th grade AVID class toured the S.C. State House last Tuesday, led by Rep. John McCravy from Greenwood. The students had the opportunity to enter the House Chamber and were recognized by the S.C. House of Representatives


Monday, February 26, 2018

D50 Counselor & Coach shares inspiration during Black History Month at NSHS

Howard Green, Guidance Counselor and Tennis Coach at Greenwood High School, did a powerful message to a packed gym today in honor of Black History Month.


Monday, February 26, 2018

Lander Workshop Offers Tips on Interviewing

Lander University Career Services Director Amanda Morgan, left, makes a point about interview questions during last week’s “Greek to Grad” professionalism workshop, co-sponsored by Lander’s Office of Student Activities.

Morgan said she was pleased both with the turnout for the event and with the participation by student Greek organization members who attended.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Film to explore issues of race in America

What should parents, especially black parents, tell their children to do if they are stopped by the police? This is the question that will be up for discussion when the Let’s Talk About Race in America initiative presents its second program Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the American Veterans Auditorium at Greenwood County Library.


Monday, February 26, 2018

Three Northside students arrested over threatening remarks

Near the end of school on Friday, Northside Middle School administration was informed of threatening remarks made by three Northside students. Law enforcement was notified and began an investigation along with school administration.  

As a result of the investigation, law enforcement charged three students with disturbing school and those students will be disciplined according to the Greenwood School District 50 Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ware Shoals School District 51 Bus Driver Selected as a National 'LifeChanger of the Year'

James Davis, a bus driver for Ware Shoals School District 51 in Ware Shoals, SC will be named a 2017-2018 ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ award winner and a top-five finalist for the national $10,000 Grand Prize at a surprise ceremony at the end of a scheduled Black History Month meeting in the high school auditorium.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Northside student arrested over threatening text

On Wednesday, February 21st, Northside school administration received a reported Snapchat rumor regarding a school threat. School administration immediately contacted law enforcement and district officials. Law enforcement and school administration worked together to investigate the incident, but found no evidence of a threat that was made.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Springfield Resumes Normal Operation After Afternoon Lockout
This afternoon at around noon, Springfield Elementary School went on a lockout due to a staff member on the playground who reported hearing a loud noise in the distance away from the school. 

As a precaution, school administration immediately called law enforcement and they began investigating the situation. Officers and school officials determined there was a loud noise in the distance away from the school, but at no time was there any danger to students or staff. Springfield returned to a normal schedule, but there will not be any outdoor recess for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lander Nursing Reunion Deemed a Success

Alumni came from as far away as Colorado to attend a reunion of Lander University nursing alumni last week.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

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