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Last Day, Big Day for SC Festival of Discovery

Today may be the last day of the SC Festival of Discovery but it will be another amazing day of BBQ and music!  Saturday also brings some of the best activities of the event; Arts & Crafts Fair, Hot Dog Eating Competition and everyone’s favorite, People’s Choice Event!


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Help Police locate these suspects
Greenwood Police Investigators are looking for these men in connection with recent incidents. If you have any information about their whereabouts, you are urged to contact law enforcement immediately. 

Please be advised that they could be in possession of weapons, so please don't approach them; just call and let police take them into custody! You can always leave us tips on our website, message us on Facebook, or call 9-1-1 or (864) 942-8632

Friday, July 12, 2019

CPW Boil Water Advisory
The Greenwood CPW advises the residents and businesses on East Durst Avenue, from 1701 East Durst to 1809 East Durst to include Brentwood Subdivision, located in Greenwood County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Friday, July 12, 2019

Suspect Identified in Greenwood County Shooting

On Thursday , July 11th, 2019, at 2:45 PM Suspect identified in Greenwood County shooting that injured one. 

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators have obtained warrants in connection with the shooting investigation which occurred Tuesday. The shooting occurred on July 9th, 2019 at approximately 8:45 pm at the H2O Lounge located on Highway 72/221 East in Greenwood County.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Calling All Women!
The WLC invites area women to gather for an informal "dutch treat" lunch at T.W. Boon's. Join WLC participants to enjoy fellowship, meet new friends, and learn about upcoming programs and events.
Friday, July 12, 2019

Pets of the Week July 15, 2019
The adoption fees are generously sponsored by Lonza for both featured pets through July 20, 2019. To see these and other available dogs and cats for adoption, visit the HSOG Adoption Center located at 2820 Airport Road, Tuesday through Saturday, 12p to 5p, or online at
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Chamber of Commerce Nominations
The Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for 2020 Board of Director positions. Members are encouraged to nominate themselves or other Chamber members to serve on the Board for a term beginning January 2020. Terms of service on the Board range from one to three years.
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Expecting Mothers
The Nurse-Family Partnership in collaboration with Healthy Blue, Invites you to join them for a community baby shower for expecting mothers. Our focus is to Inform, Engage and Educate mothers on the importance of a healthy pregnancy and community resources.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PickMe! SC Statewide Adoption Event
The Humane Society of Greenwood is participating in the Pick Me! SC Statewide pet adoption event taking place from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, July 12th & 13th, at the animal shelter located at 2820 Airport Road.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Pets of the Week
The adoption fees are free for these featured pets through July 13, 2019. To see these and other available dogs and cats for adoption, visit the humane Society of Greenwood at 2820 Airport Road, Greenwood, SC, Tuesday through Saturday, 12p.m to 5 p.m. See other available pets on our website.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Greenwood Mall Showcases City Favorites

The Greenwood Mall announced today that over 38 local businesses will be featured at the Greenwood Summer Showcase hosted by the Mall and The Index-Journal. The event held on Thursday, July 18th from 2:00pm-5:00pm will showcase local food, entertainment, recreation, health, business and more. 

The community is invited to come see all our area has to offer and show their support by voting for their City Favorite in multiple categories. The event will feature demonstrations, giveaways, raffles, samples and will conclude with the presentation of the Greenwood City Favorite awards.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Greenwood Chamber Morning Blend

The Morning Blend is a gathering of Greenwood SC Chamber investors. It is the perfect place to "brew business" through networking, chamber and community updates, and informative speakers. Join us to meet new Chamber businesses, connect with prospective clients, hear city and county updates, and learn more about the community via a non-profit spotlight. 

The topic will be Greenwood’s Efforts to Increase Childhood Literacy- A First Step in Preventing Youth Violence. Come learn about the different efforts to increase childhood literacy rates in Greenwood County and how being literate plays a role in combating community violence.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Gun Buyback
Following the recent up-tick in gun violence in Greenwood City and County, BLM would like to co-organize and co-host a Gun Buyback Initiative. We have found that other cities that have hosted such an event have removed fairly large numbers off the street. We feel that every gun that we can remove from the streets, could potentially save a life.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Greenwood Chamber HR Cafe Lunch and Learn

Are you a Greenwood Chamber Member? On Friday, August 2, 2019 from Noon - 1:00 p.m there will be a lunch and program at Piedmont Technical College Conference Center, Room 219-C. The HR Cafe is a Greenwood Chamber member-only event and is designed as a free lunch and learn session about HR and Employment Practices, hosted by Joanie E. Winters of the Winters Law Firm. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sheriff investigating shooting at H2O Lounge, one man shot
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Two more shootings over night

One shooting is being investigated by GCSO after a man was shot at the H20 Ultra Lounge on Highway 72/221.  


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Become a Master Gardener

Would you like to become a Lakelands Master Gardener? On August 20th there will be a new class starting in the evenings. The Clemson Extension Service of Greenwood County will hold the classes from August 20th through November 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The cost is $300 with available scholarships to be awarded. There will be an Informational Meeting held on Monday, July 15th at 6:00 p.m located at the Extension Office at 105 N. University Street in Greenwood, SC. For further details the office is located at the Brewer School Complex across from the soccer field. 

For additional questions, please contact the office at 223-3264 or e-mail the course instructor, James Hodges, at

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Publix Leads the Way in Transparent Seafood Practices

In a continuing effort to support seafood sustainability, Publix has further collaborated with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) to identify issues impacting sustainability in the seafood industry. This alliance allows Publix customers to make informed, responsible choices about their seafood.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Industry Needs Prompt Creation of Tuition-Free Quickskills Certificates at Piedmont Tech

Those who may feel under-employed or want to upgrade their professional skills can take two semesters (or less) ― tuition-free ― and earn a certificate that can place them in a good, entry-level job with no waiting. 


Monday, July 8, 2019

"The Promise" Topic of Young Professionals' Luncheon

The Connect Young Professionals, the Greenwood Chamber’s premier young professional’s organization, will welcome Katie Davenport, Executive Director of The Greenwood Promise, as their featured speaker at their “Monthly Mingle” luncheon on July 15.

“Greenwood’s young professionals care about community’s economic future and providing educational opportunities to our youth,” said Angelle LaBorde, Chamber CEO.  “Our future leaders are eager to learn about The Greenwood Promise and how it offers tuition assistance for those seeking an associate’s degree,” she said.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Fatal accident on Hwy 14, Laurens

The Laurens County Coroner has identified the person that died after a vehicle crossed the center line striking another vehicle head-on.

The accident occurred on SC 14 in Laurens County near Equinox Drive around 2 a.m. according to the SCHP.  A person driving a Jeep SUV crossed the center line and collided with a Kia driven by Kasey Craigo, 28. Craigo died after being transported to Prisma Health Greenville.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cordell Named Interim Executive Director of The Burton Center

Lyn Bourne, Chairman of the Burton Center Board for Disabilities and Special Needs, has announced that Laurie Myers Cordell has been promoted to Interim Executive Director of Burton Center.  Laurie has served as Deputy Director of Burton Center for ten years.   


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Burton, Executive Director of Burton Center retires

Jimmy Burton, Executive Director of Burton Center, has retired after sixteen years.  Burton joined Burton Center in 2003 as the Business Operations Director and promoted to Executive Director in 2009.

"I have been working for over 50 years but I have to say that the last sixteen years has been the best,” stated Burton. “I am grateful for the support we have received over the years in providing services for people with special needs in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda counties.”  

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brian O'Reilly Memorial Tennis Tournament supports Operation Enduring Warrior
Gatewood Racket Club hosted the fourth annual Brian O'Reilly  Memorial Tennis Tournament to benefit veterans. The one day doubles event was founded by Tournament Director Lori Flick, honoring the late O'Reilly, Korean war veteran, tennis enthusiast and former employee of Gatewood.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Great prizes at Greenwood Shrine Club Boat Benefit Run

Below is a quick look at some of the great prizes to be given away during the Greenwood Shrine Club Boat Benefit Run this Saturday, July 6 2019.  

“It’s going to be a great time and we have lots of prizes” says Ron Staggs, Greenwood Shrine Club Member and event organizer.  “A huge thanks to all the event sponsors and those who donated prizes”.

Here is a list of some prizes you can win:

Two $50 Gift Cards to CARQUEST Auto Parts in Greenwood

Stanley Tool Set and Two Skullcandy Ear Buds with Mic

$60 in Gift Certificates to O’Charley’s Restaurant

Over $200 from Active Family Chiropractic, multiple visits, 1 hour massage and more

$45 Gift Certificate to The Salty Paw of Lake Greenwood

$25 Gift Certificate to The Mattress Factory

And more!!!

Monday, July 1, 2019

An "Online Form" all pet owners in Greenwood should know about

According to Greenwood County Humane Society, more pets are reported lost and found or brought to animal shelters than on any other day of the year.  They ask that you please take precautions to keep your pets safe and at home.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Greenwood woman faces financial theft charges

Greenwood woman faces charges after a business owner claims she stole from him.  Jessica Dawn Pennington, 31 of 726 Truett Street, Greenwood was arrested and charged with Financial Transaction Card Fraud, Forgery and Financial Transaction Card Theft.

The victim says one of his checks were stolen from inside his business.  Later he said the check was recovered from his bank and was signed on the back with the name Jessica D. Pennington.  He also noticed that several card transactions had occurred. He said he was not sure how that had occurred as he was out of town and had the bank card with him.  The bank advised him that the purchases were made by using the actual card.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Abbeville man arrested on sex charges

On April 13, 2019 a female filed a report with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office claiming she was physically and sexually assaulted.

Contius Dominique Black, 45 of 397 Hanover Road, Abbeville was arrested and charged with assault and battery and criminal sexual conduct 1st degree.

According to the report, the victim claims she was physically and sexually assaulted by Black after saying she was too tired to have sex.  This was just after the victim stated she smoked some crack cocaine with Black.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Piedmont Tech Offers Tuition-Free Option for Dual-Enrolled High School Students

If you could earn college credit while still in high school—tuition-free—why wouldn’t you? That is exactly what Piedmont Technical College’s Dual Enrollment students will be able to do starting this fall.

“A new scholarship created by the South Carolina General Assembly is allowing us to provide this tuition-free opportunity to students in our region,” said Kris Burris, Piedmont Tech director of Dual Enrollment. “This should make it possible for more students to pursue transferable college credit and career preparation during their junior and senior years in high school.”

Friday, June 28, 2019

Fujifilm to expand Greenwood Manufacturing Operations
FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., one of the strategic manufacturing locations for Tokyo-based FUJIFILM Corporation, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Greenwood, SC.  
Thursday, June 27, 2019

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