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home : news : greenwood October 6, 2015 

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South Carolina Mental Health Awareness Day is Wednesday Oct 7

The National Mental Health Awareness Week begins Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 and has been declared the 2nd Annual South Carolina Mental Health Awareness Day.

Hospitals, cities, businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals throughout the state are working together to raise awareness for Mental Health on Wednesday by GOING GREEN (the color of Mental Health Awareness)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Greenwood & Lakeland Businesses showing appreciation
GwdToday joins several local restaurants and businesses to show appreciation to all those who have supported our community throughout the massive rainfall this past week.  A tremendous amount of work is yet to be done and we wanted to show how much we appreciate everyone.  GwdToday asked if some local restaurant & businesses would be willing to give discounts during October and they are responding in a major way.  

Click to see the list of those businesses and how they are saying thanks...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lakelands Flood Relief formed to help those in need

Community organizers have formed the Lakelands Flood Relief Group who will work together over the next several weeks to help organize and receive donations for those in need within the Columbia area.  Thousands in the Columbia and surrounding areas have been devastated by the floods and are in need of essential supplies.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Closing & Delays for Tuesday, Oct 6

Head Start Centers - The following Head Start Centers will be closed Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  Greenwood Head Start, North Hodges Head Start, Saluda Head Start and Rikard Head Start.  Greenwood and North Hodges Head Start 12 month staff are to report to work at their normal time.

Greenwood School District 50 - no school

Ninety Six Schools – No School Tuesday

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood will be closed Tuesday 

SC State Credit Union – Opening at 10am

The Learning Express – Closed Tuesday


CLICK HERE to report your Closing or Delay notice!

Monday, October 5, 2015

No School Tuesday at Greenwood School District 50

Due to flooding and storm damages to some of the roads and bridges in our area, there will be no school for students in Greenwood School District 50 on Tuesday, October 6th. 240-260 day employees should report to work at their normal time.

Our district has been in constant contact throughout the day with representatives from the County Emergency Management Services. The safe transportation of ALL students to and from school is our utmost concern. 

We will remain in contact with Emergency Management Services throughout the day tomorrow and keep parents and the media informed of our decision.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Preliminary Damage Assessments Underway in Greenwood
After a major disaster, one of the first priorities is to help those affected recover from the destruction left behind. One of the initial steps on the road to recovery is a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA).
Monday, October 5, 2015

Greenwood High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Greenville (Dig Pink)
The Lady Eagles volleyball team experienced success on and off the court at their Dig Pink match vs Greenville High School.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Man arrested after reportedly assaulting girlfriend

A Ninety Six man was arrested last Thursday after authorities say he viciously assaulted his girlfriend and would not let her leave his home.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wilson Creek Time-lapse video

Pretty cool video by Brad Scruggs of Greenwood showing a time-lapse of the flooding of Wilson Creek in the Spring Valley Subdivision.  This video starts with the water level at its peak then see what it reveals as it decreases.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Storms cause flooding, road damage throughout Greenwood

Major rain storms arrived in Greenwood over the weekend and have caused flooding in a number of areas as well as leaving some bridges and dams compromised across the county.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

CenturyLink to offer $1.4 million in Teachers and Technology grants in local markets across the country

MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program opened its application process Oct. 1 for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

The Humane Society of Greenwood is celebrating October’s National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month at the Greenwood County Animal Shelter. They are asking prospective pet owners the question: What can an adopted dog bring to your life?


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Productions by two Lander students chosen to compete for national awards

Two Lander University mass communication majors have written radio documentaries about two devastating experiences in their lives, and both productions are finalists in competition at the annual College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) convention in Minneapolis, Minn., in late October.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

City awarded fourth grant for Kitson mill site

The City of Greenwood has received its fourth grant for the cleanup of the old Kitson mill site.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Seven arrested on fraud charges, one at-large

After a Five month Investigation into the missing funds at the Greenwood County Clerk of Courts Office, The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants on eight individuals and charged each of them with Financial Identity Fraud. During this investigation, Investigators processed approximately 10,000 documents and determined 523 transactions were fraudulent. “Cases such as this one are very time consuming but are often solved because of the paper trail”, said Sheriff Tony Davis.

This investigation has required the full attention of one investigator’s time since it was reported on April 7th 2015. Our Investigation has cleared all county employees. We appreciate the cooperation of the Clerk’s Office and the Treasurer’s Office staff during this investigation. This was a long time consuming investigation, but it is near completion. Seven have been arrested and one remains at-large.

Friday, October 2, 2015

SCHP urges caution during storm, flooding

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is urging drivers to use an extra amount of caution in anticipation of the severe storms predicted to hit the Lakelands this weekend.

Friday, October 2, 2015

State Upgrades to OPCON 3, Preparations Continue for Severe Flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. – At 12:00 p.m. the South Carolina Emergency Management Division will increase the state’s operational condition to Level 3. OpCon3 means a disaster or emergency situation is likely in our state and that state agencies have been notified to staff positions at the State Emergency Operations Center in West Columbia. The SEOC is currently operating on a 24-hour schedule for the duration of the incident.


Friday, October 2, 2015

USC Tourism Expert to discuss attracting retirees to boost local economy at Chamber Morning Blend Program

The Greenwood Chamber and the Burton Center Foundation will host Dr. Simon Hudson of the University of South Carolina (USC) at the Thursday, October 8th Morning Blend program. His presentation will offer business professionals and citizens an opportunity to learn the reasons why attracting retirees and pre-retirees to rural South Carolina is so vital to our economy.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Pitts discusses business legislative agenda

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President Ted Pitts was in Greenwood Thursday to discuss legislative issues for 2016 with local business owners at the Legislative Grassroots Breakfast hosted by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Greenwood High School Freshman Football beat Greenville
The Greenwood Eagles freshamn football team defeated Greenville 36-14 Thursday night.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Greenwood High School Girls Varsity Golf beat Laurens District 55 High School
The Lady Eagle golf team played their best round of the year in their final match on Thursday


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Greenwood High School Girls Varsity Tennis falls to Greenville Sr High School
Greenwood High School Lady Eagles Tennis Team was defeated by Greenville High School overall 6-1.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

GCSO warns citizens of scam

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a scam in which the suspect poses as deputy to steal money from victims.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Man charged with stealing portable building

A Greenwood man was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he stole a 288 sq. ft. building from a home in Ninety Six.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SC braces for major rain

As Hurricane Joaquin reached a Category 4 strength with 130 mph winds, residents throughout South Carolina and up the coast should prepare for heavy rains.  According to WYFF News 4 Meteorologist Chris Justus, no matter where Joaquin makes landfall, it’s going to cause disastrous levels of rain in the Carolinas.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Piedmont Tech Hosts Business and Industry Showcase

Greenwood Partnership Alliance in association with Piedmont Technical College recently held the inaugural Greenwood County Business and Industry Showcase, which featured more than 20 Greenwood industries that provided information to approximately 1500 area 10th and 11th graders, as well as seniors from the G. Frank Russell Technology Center. The showcase was hosted in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Tech.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

College Night is Oct. 6 at Greenwood Mall

Prospective college students and their parents can have all their higher education questions answered Tuesday, Oct. 6, when representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities from across South Carolina and elsewhere will be at Greenwood Mall for College Night.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Equipment failure leaves hundreds without power

Hundreds of people and numerous businesses were left without power Wednesday after a Duke Energy transformer failed.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Man charged with assaulting girl under age 13

A Greenwood man was arrested Tuesday after investigators alleged he gave a girl under the age of 13 alcohol and cigarettes and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two charged after DEU discovers active meth lab

A man and woman were arrested after deputies with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to where they were staying for a domestic dispute and discovered an active meth lab.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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