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home : news : greenwood May 25, 2016 

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Greenwood Genetic Center Awarded Grant for Autism Program

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has been awarded $200,000 by the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) to fund the development of an autism treatment program.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Self Family donates to Unleash The Possibilities campaign

The Self Family Foundation has committed $300,000 to support the Humane Society's "Unleash The Possibilities" major gifts campaign.  The monies raised are to build and fund the Adoption Center, Spay/Neuter Clinic, and Community Education Room in the new animal care center being constructed in collaboration with Greenwood County.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Montgomery Center receives CenteringPregnancy approval

Self Regional Healthcare’s Montgomery Center for Family Medicine has achieved recognition as a CenteringPregnancy “approved site” by the Centering Healthcare Institute. Centering is a six-month group model of prenatal care that consists of 10 sessions. The group meets monthly for the first four sessions and then bi-weekly for the last six sessions.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Man faces array of charges following reported altercation at store

A Greenwood man is facing a number of charges after he was reportedly involved in an altercation Saturday afternoon with a number of people including a police officer at a local store.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Blue Knights supports Special Olympics

SC VII of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement motorcycle club recently presented Special Olympics Area 5 (Whitten Center) a check for $7200.00 for this years poker run held in April. The two photo's attached are the club members presenting Director of SOA 5, Shelby Benson with the check and the group photo with some of the athletes and the Blue Knights. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

May Day/Mayday for Relay

Depending on how it is written, there are two definitions. May Day is a springtime festival that can include dancing, singing and food. Mayday is an international radio distress signal for help. We are actually going to cover both of these. May is the signature month for Relay For Life. Many of our over 6,000 Relays are held during this month.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Piedmont Tech Remembers the Emanuel Nine with Special Program

As the first anniversary of the Emanuel Church shootings approaches, Piedmont Technical College will host a special event to commemorate the tragic event.

The program will be held Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m. in the PTC library. Dr. J. David Gillespie, Dana Professor of Political Science, emeritus, at Presbyterian College, will be the guest speaker at a program featuring his book “Race Murder, Christian Forgiveness, and Revolutionary Change in Charleston South Carolina: A Seminal Moment in American History.”

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Three Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success. Tammy Kullnat, left, was recognized by PTC area commission member Dr. George Cone during the evening ceremony. Kullnat is an Associate in Arts graduate.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Three Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success. Shawn Anderson, left, was recognized by PTC area commission chairman Y. J. Ahn during the afternoon ceremony. Anderson is a computer technology graduate. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Boil Water Advisory Cancelled

The Greenwood CPW advises the residents and businesses of Cokesbury Road, from Cobb Road to Rock Creek Blvd. to include Northwoods Road, Pinecrest Drive and Meadowbrook Drive, located in Greenwood County that they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.


Friday, May 20, 2016

First PTC Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Graduate
Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated the graduation of its first class of occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students during a pinning ceremony.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lander theatre professor finds a new venue for artistic expression

After more than 30 years as a stage actress and director, Lander University Professor of Theatre Monique Sacay-Bagwell has shifted her talents to a new pursuit. When she is not teaching or involved in a theatre production, she performs off stage, behind a microphone as a voice-over artist, narrating audio books.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lander graduates celebrate longevity, each surpassing 100 years in age

Lander University alumna Margaret Lander Scheibler, of Due West, celebrated her 104th birthday recently, and she was treated to a special gathering at The Lander Foundation and Alumni Center to celebrate the occasion. As she walked through the front entrance on the arm of her nephew, Robert Lander, of Abbeville, a large group of people waiting inside greeted her with applause. She was confused at first, but smiled broadly when Alumni Affairs Director Myra Greene told her it was a surprise birthday party in her honor.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chamber Seeks Nominations for Small Business Person of the Year and Citizenship & Service Outstanding Volunteer

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for two important awards that will be given at the Chamber’s 27th annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on June 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenwood Country Club.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Greenwood Areas

The Greenwood CPW advises the residents and businesses along Cokesbury Road, from Cobb Road to Rock Creek Blvd. to include Northwoods Road, Pinecrest Drive and Meadowbrook Drive, located in Greenwood County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Man charged with sexually assaulting woman

A Greenwood man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly attempted to rape an ex-girlfriend over the weekend.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ninety Six school locked down following gun scare

A Ninety Six school was placed on lockdown Wednesday after reports of a person carrying a gun in the school.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Resident accuses council, Sheriff of 'deception' and 'cover up'

A resident requested an appearance before Greenwood County Council Tuesday evening and used that opportunity to accuse multiple local officials of “deception” and “cover up.”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mathews Community Group Starts Yard of the Month Program
The Mathews Community Group has started a Yard of the Month program on the Mathews mill village! Please click on the title to see the criteria for nominating and winning.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Man dies following moped crash

A Greenwood man died Monday a week after being involved in a crash on his moped.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Council votes again on alcohol ordinances

Greenwood City Council rescinded votes on two ordinances related to the outdoor consumption of alcohol in Uptown after concerns were raised by two members of council over the ethics of another council member voting on the ordinances.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity teams with Lowe's for Westside Revitalization Blitz

Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity has joined forces with Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers from 14 Upstate stores in a first of its kind daylong blitz to revitalize Greenwood’s Westside neighborhood.

On Tuesday, May 24, store teams will work across the Westside neighborhood to complete projects such as home repairs, installing neighborhood signs and cleaning up the local community center. These projects will support the work that Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity does in a continued partnership with the Westside community. The work will also support a yearlong effort between Habitat for Humanity International and Lowe’s to help 1,000 families build or repair their homes by the holidays.


Monday, May 16, 2016

Campaign Launched to Honor Lander Alumna's 104th Birthday

The Lander University Alumni Association is launching a 104-hour campaign challenge on Monday, May 16, to help endow a scholarship in honor of Margaret Lander Scheibler, a member of the Lander Class of 1933 who celebrated her 104th birthday last week.

The “Margaret 104 Challenge” will begin at 1:04 p.m. today, and organizers want to have 104 donors each give $104 before the challenge officially ends at 9:04 p.m. Friday, May 20. The goal is to raise $10,400 to endow a scholarship that would be awarded in the fall to an exercise science major.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Two injured in single-vehicle crash

Two women were injured Monday morning after being involved in a single-vehicle crash.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Self Regional Cancer Center Project Receives Funding from Auxiliary
The Self Regional Healthcare Auxiliary and Volunteer Services contributed $20,000 towards the completion of projects to benefit the Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Lakeside Market event coming to Lake Greenwood

A unique event is coming to Lake Greenwood.  For two weekends, June 4 and June 11, Connect Lake Greenwood is hosting Lakeside Market.  This event will have two food trucks and several other local food vendors.  This event is to help determine the likelihood of bringing in a restaurant to the location.


Monday, May 16, 2016

Tangled & Teased is open and ready to serve
Tangled & Teased just opened their doors and welcomes all to join their customer family.  A salon with  sweet, southern hospitality!
Monday, May 16, 2016

Piedmont Technical College Recognizes Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Little Bean 4D held grand opening

Now you can see your baby up close and personal with a 3D ultrasound, 4D ultrasound, and HD Ultrasound from My Little Bean 4D! There is no need to wait until your little ball of joy is born. Come in and experience an event that you will never forget!  My Little Bean 4D is located at 201-E Hampton Ave in Greenwood SC.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Celebrated their new location at 520 Epting Avenue with a ribbon cutting

Sometimes the road to recovery leads you right back home. While your stay in the hospital is the best place for you to be when you are sick or injured, there is still no place like home to make you feel better. Health Related Home Care can assist you when you are recuperating in the comfort of your own surroundings.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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