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)
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.