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Piedmont Area Human Resource Association Donates to Connie Maxwell Children's Home
Piedmont Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) selected Connie Maxwell Children’s Home for its annual service project to help make a difference in the community during the holidays.

PAHRA members collected gift cards and donations at their December holiday celebration at Piedmont Technical College. The gift cards and donations will enable cottage parents to take the children out to eat, to the movies, or to purchase needed clothing for them.

For more information about Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, please visit the website at

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Whole Life Dental's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Whole Life Dental will celebrate their ribbon cutting ceremony on-site at 301 Montague Ave. Whole Life Dental invites the Greenwood community, patients, friends, and family to join them in celebration.

Dr. Ben Dunlap is proud to join the Greenwood community as not only a business owner, but also a public servant dedicated to helping our community achieve a beautiful smile, and a whole life image that serves health and longevity. Dr. Dunlap has been practicing in Greenwood for nearly five years and looks forward to serving this community for many years to come.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Greenwood bank robber sentenced to 18 years in prison

A Troy man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2018 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in Uptown Greenwood, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced.


Friday, December 13, 2019

Piedmont Tech Fall Graduation Set for Dec. 12

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will conduct two fall commencement ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The first, at 3 p.m., will celebrate graduates in the arts & sciences, business, computer technology, commercial art & public service, engineering & industrial technologies. The second, at 7 p.m., will celebrate graduates in health care. Both programs will take place in the James Medford Family Event Center on the college’s Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Daughters of the American Revolution visits Lakeview Elementary

On November 11th the Mount Ariel Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was invited to participate in the Veteran’s Day Program at Lakeview Elementary School.  Veterans who were relatives of the school’s students were recognized in a special ceremony.  Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam as well as more recent military actions were present.  Each veteran was presented with a thank you note and hand-crafted pin by a DAR member.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

D50's Officially Adopts Balanced Modified Calendar

D50 will operate on a traditional calendar next year, prior to a transition to a balanced modified calendar during the 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 school years Greenwood School District 50’s Balanced Modified Calendar for the 2020-2021 and 2022-2022 school year recently was officially adopted.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Man found unconscious in wooded area dies

The victim found unconscious in a wooded area off of US 178 North in Greenwood died in the hospital Thursday.  Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox says David Lee Todd, 39 of Honea Path, SC was pronounced dead at 3:12 p.m. at Self Regional Healthcare and the death is being ruled a homicide.  The exact cause of death has not been released as they continue to investigate.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Judge Says Not Guilty for Six Arrested in Greenwood Mall Shooting

Circuit Judge Brooks Goldsmith granted directed verdicts of not guilty for all six defendants in the trial related to the firing of a gun inside the Greenwood Cross Creek Mall.


Friday, December 6, 2019

REALife Ministries collecting coats for those in need
REALife Ministries will be collecting gently used and new coats, hats, gloves and blankets. We are in desperate need of your assistance with this very important event. We will be giving these items away at the Greenwood Soup  Kitchen during the month of December. Please call Rodger Smith at 864-223-7114 for more information.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Greenwood Genetic Center, MUSC affiliate to improve patient access to innovations in genetic services

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have signed an affiliation agreement with the goal of providing patients across South Carolina with accessible, high-quality, coordinated and cost-effective genetic services through a collaborative approach to providing medical care. The two entities have worked together informally on clinical consultations, provider education and research for more than a decade. This affiliation seeks to formalize and expand the depth and breadth of the relationship. According to MUSC, a partnership with the state’s most advanced and innovative genetic center was an easy choice.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Missing Pet Dogs near Saddle Hill

Please help locate these two missing dogs.  Last seen on 11/10/19 around 4:30 PM near Saddle Hill subdivision in Greenwood, SC. Each was wearing a gray flea collar (no tags). Reward offered if found.  Please call 843-742-3795.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sheriff investigating attempted murder, man found in woods

On December 3, 2019 at approximately 7:50 am, Deputies with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office met with a property owner in a wooded area off of US 178 North in Greenwood County. The complainant had located an unconscious male individual lying in the wood line.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Greenwood Genetic Center Partnership Campus Launches New Website

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 established to serve as the philanthropic arm supporting the mission of the Greenwood Genetic Center, is proud to announce the launch of a new website highlighting their GGC Partnership Campus at


Monday, December 2, 2019

Lander University Alumni Association welcomes seven new board members

The Lander University Alumni Association has announced the recent addition of seven alumni to its board.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

D50 Announces Jamie Blount as Interim Principal at Emerald

Jamie Blount has been named as the Interim Principal at Emerald High School. Blount is currently in her 3rd year serving as the Assistant Principal at Emerald. Prior to working in District 50, Blount worked five years at Southside High School and seven years at Mauldin High School in Greenville as an English teacher.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Youth group sends Christmas Gift Bags to Veterans

Recently, the Youth Group from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church here in Greenwood, met to create Christmas gift bags for Veterans. The youth gathered toiletry and clothing items. They then sorted them for individual bags for Vets who live at the Freedom House in Augusta Georgia.

The Freedom House is an income-based housing for Vets who were once homeless or struggling with various disabilities related to service. The gift bags will be delivered to the Freedom House by the Abbeville American Legion Post 2 and AMVETS Post 111.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

A Big Step For Crossroads Pregnancy Center

The CrossRoads Pregnancy Center Board of Directors announced that they hired Brenda Feece as the new Chief Executive Officer of Crossroads Pregnancy Center.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Lander business students provide digital marketing insight to entrepreneurs

When entrepreneurs Julie Schlageter and Caroline Furman launched their designer handbag brand Piper Buck, they knew a lot about fabric but very little about digital marketing. Working with a group of Lander University management marketing majors, though, has armed them with a blueprint for business success.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

NWTF Neil "Gobbler" Cost Chapter donates over 100 turkeys to local organizations

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families to come together and enjoy a wonderful meal to celebrate their many blessings; however, some families are not as fortunate. This year marks the 17th anniversary for the Neil “Gobbler” Cost Chapter of the NWTF to donate 110 frozen turkeys to local Greenwood charities. This year the following charities were chosen to receive turkeys:  Food Bank, Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army, Megs House, Bowers Rodgers, Connie Maxwell,Feed the Seniors at the YMCA, Greenwood Place,Tabor Baptist Church,  and Faith Home.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Emerald Gardens Food Drive to help many

Emerald Gardens had multiple Community Projects this month.  The biggest project for November was our Food Drive for local persons in need.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tonya Harris named Beyond Abuse Executive Director
The Board of Directors of Beyond Abuse has named Tonya Harris as the new Executive Director of the nonprofit organization.  As Executive Director, Tonya will provide strategic leadership and manage the professional staff which provides a full range of services for responding to sexual violence and child abuse.  She has an extensive background in non-profit leadership, with a breath of accountability that included, COO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club, YWCA Administrator, Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention, and Director of Administration, Upstate Fatherhood Coalition.  
Friday, November 22, 2019

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Fulfill $100,000 Pledge Honoring Greenwood Genetic Center Employees

In 2015, Countybank and Greenwood Capital pledged a five-year gift of $100,000 to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation in honor of the Center’s employees. In November, Countybank and Greenwood Capital representatives delivered the final $20,000 installment of this gift.


Friday, November 22, 2019

Piedmont Tech Faculty Get Creative to Save Students Money on Textbooks

Would it be considered extravagant for a young college student to purchase a high-end, 55-inch, flat-screen TV? Every year? Perhaps. But many college students are spending at least as much annually on textbooks and course materials. In fact, the College Board recently reported that the average U.S. college student spent about $1,298 on books and supplies during the last academic year. Convinced that that sort of expense is not reasonable, many college officials are embracing a concept known as Open Educational Resources (OER).


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Horticulture, Construction Students Learn About the Risks of Digging

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) horticulture and building construction students last month learned the real dirt on accidental utility line ruptures and how to prevent them. It’s a growing concern. A recent investigation by Piedmont Natural Gas in North Carolina found a 40% increase in leaks caused by a contractor or other third party. Construction is up in the region, and PTC Horticulture Program Director Daniel Greenwell saw the need to help inform students who share the common risk of digging or excavation in their work about South Carolina 811.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Donate Time and Money to Greenwood YMCA

David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank, presented a check for $10,000 to the Greenwood YMCA. The donation represents an ongoing partnership with the Greenwood YMCA and was given on behalf of the Countybank Foundation, which was established in 1971 and represents Countybank and Greenwood Capital.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gov McMaster visits Greenwood Genetic Center to sign Dylan's Law

SC Governor Henry McMaster visited the Greenwood Genetic Center today for a ceremonial signing of Dylan’s Law which was officially signed into law back in May of this year.  Dylan’s Law requires doctors to test newborns for Krabbe disease, Pompe disease and Hurler syndrome. 


Monday, November 18, 2019

Michael Hudson Named as New GHS AD

Michael Hudson has been named as the new Athletic Director at Greenwood High School. Hudson is currently the Interim Director at the Genesis Education Center. Hudson served as the Assistant Director at Genesis two years prior to becoming Interim Director.

During his 24 years in District 50, Hudson has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and athletic coach. He is a graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He received his Masters degree in Business Education from the University of South Carolina and certification in Administration from Clemson University.

Monday, November 18, 2019

FUJIFILM Manufacturing (FA) Hosts Multi-Agency HazMat Drill

November 5, 2019, was a day of many ‘firsts’ in Greenwood, SC.  It was the first time the Local Emergency Planning Committee conducted a full scale HazMat (Hazardous Materials) drill.  It was the first time FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., conducted a HazMat drill coordinating response with both the City of Greenwood and the County of Greenwood, and it was the first time Fujifilm’s Crisis Communications Team coordinated reporting and response efforts with FUJIFILM Holdings U.S.A., Inc., out of Valhalla, NY.  All in all, over 100 people participated in the drill representing Fujifilm first responders and company leaders, Greenwood County Emergency Medical Services, Greenwood County Fire Services, Greenwood County Emergency Management, City of Greenwood Fire and HazMat team, and neighboring industry representatives.


Monday, November 18, 2019

Grape Stomp Wine Walk & Holiday Hops Tickets on Sale

Less than 150 tickets are still available for one of Greenwood’s favorite fall events, the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce’s Grape Stomp Wine Walk, kicking off the Uptown Greenwood Holiday Open House weekend. Presented by Flynn’s on Maxwell Uptown Wine & Beer and Mabry Sanders Insurance Agency, Inc., the event is Friday, November 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Uptown Greenwood. 


Monday, November 18, 2019

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Unveils Final Phase of its Our Vision Is 2020 Campaign

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Madame Curie Society held its annual fall recognition and education event on November 5, 2020. More than 200 were in attendance. Attendees dined on cuisine provided by the Self Regional Healthcare Food and Nutrition team and were educated about the Emergency Department renovation that is set to take place in early 2020. The Emergency Department renovation is the final phase of the Foundations largest capital campaign ever:  Our Vision Is 2020.


Monday, November 18, 2019

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