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Community invited to Greenwood Co. Hall of Heroes ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 4
Lander University invites the community to the Greenwood County Hall of Heroes ceremony on Sunday, November 4. The program honors the service and sacrifice of our military veterans with 17 veterans to be inducted into the hall of heroes. Recipients of the award are asked to arrive by 1:30 p.m.

The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium on Lander's campus.  The event was originally scheduled in September but postponed due to weather conditions.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Chamber Seeks Professional Clothing Donations for Job Seekers

The Greenwood SC Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council is accepting donated professional clothing and accessories for both women and men job seekers.  Clean, pressed clothing (on hangers) can either be dropped off at the Chamber office, 110 Phoenix Street (from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mon – Thurs) or dropped off at Belk from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Men’s Department.

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fatal Shooting on Johns Creek Road

Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies responded to a shooting incident at 115 Johns Creek Road in Hodges SC last night around 11:25 p.m.  When Deputies arrived they find one victim shot in the upper chest area and family members administering CPR.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

HospiceCare of the Piedmont's New Name

HospiceCare of the Piedmont has been an integral part of our medical community for more than 37 years; known for helping families by providing much needed care and support through their loved ones’ final moments.

What the vast majority of the community hasn’t known, however, is that HospiceCare of the Piedmont provides the Greenwood area with many programs to help families who are facing advanced illnesses long before they need hospice care. HospiceCare of the Piedmont in partnership with Self Regional Healthcare have provided Palliative Care Services for patients within the Cancer Center at Self Regional since 2005.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

8th Race the Helix held at Genetic Center

The 8th annual Race the Helix® 5K race and 1 mile run/walk held on Saturday, October 6thbrought together over 300 participants and dozens more volunteers and spectators to raise awareness for the work done at the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) and the families they serve.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lander awarded S.C. Humanities grant for year-long civic engagement initiative

Lander University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has received a grant from S.C. Humanities to host a series of events that will bring together scholars, journalists, civic leaders, students and citizens into an extended conversation aimed at cultivating an informed citizenry.

Entitled “Achieving the Promise: Democracy and the Informed Citizen,” the grant provides a distinct set of opportunities and experiences for its campus community and the citizens within the Lakelands region. “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” is a national initiative, spearheaded by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, of which S.C. Humanities is a member.  The grant was co-authored Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss, Chair of Lander’s Department of Government, Criminology, and Sociology; and Dr. Lucas McMillan, Dean of Lander’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

John de la Howe alumni to gather Oct. 13 for biennial Homecoming
The John de la Howe School will hold its biennial Homecoming for alumni on Saturday, Oct. 13, on the historic campus, located in McCormick.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Chamber to Host SC Student Leadership Conference
The Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd annual SC Student Leadership Conference on November 5th at Lander University.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

3rd Annual Vetern's Day Tennis Tournament to be held Nov 2-4 at the Gatewood Club
USTA Tournament Director, Lori Flick announced the Brian O’Reilly Memorial Veteran’s Day Tennis tournament will take place November 2 thru 3, with Nov 4th in reserve if inclement weather. The USTA (United States Tennis Association) sanctioned tournament was named after Brian O’Reilly, Marine veteran of Korea and former Gatewood Racket club employee, who passed away January 2016. “Brian was well loved by family and everyone at Gatewood.   I am happy that this is my third year hosting this tournament, and that it will be held at Gatewood this year.”
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2nd Annual Hwy 25 Drive-In Campout
Cub scout pack 271 held their 2nd Annual Hwy 25 Drive-In Campout on Oct 6th.  Cubmaster DK Thomson serves at St Mark's UMC.  All those attending had a great time!
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

HHS awards nearly $400 million to help community health centers, academic institutions, and rural organizations combat the opioid crisis
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $392 million to combat the opioid crisis.

The investments will enable HRSA-funded community health centers, academic institutions, and rural organizations to expand access to integrated substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health services. The awards support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which launched last year to empower local communities on the frontlines of the national epidemic.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Dual art exhibit debuts at Lander - Curious crowds attend opening reception
More than 160 people showed up at a reception on Oct. 4 to see local painters and crafters debut a brand new art concept exhibit at Lander University’s Monsanto Gallery.

The six-week public showing, entitled “Mirror Images,” runs through Nov. 13, and features 24 collaborative pieces by 12 local artists and 12 local writers, including four Lander students.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Greenwood domestic abuser sentenced to 18 years in prison

A Greenwood man will spend the next 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a June 2017 domestic assault, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Students and Families invited to College Night on October 24 at Lander University
High School students and their families can have all of their higher education questions answered during College Night, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Lander University’s Finis Horne Arena. 
Friday, October 5, 2018

ReVamp Studio celebrates grand opening
The Greenwood SC Chamber joined ReVamp Studio in a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on October 2. ReVamp Studio’s mission is to bring something new and amazing to Greenwood.

Visit owner Kevin Davis and his stylists to feel the big city vibe. No need to travel an hour for your hair appointment. It’s available right here at home! They offer services that aren’t currently found in Greenwood.  Wine and beer served with each service (21+) as well as snacks in an amazing atmosphere!

Schedule your appointment by calling (864) 227-8267. ReVamp Studio is located at 336 Main Street in Uptown Greenwood.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Genetic Center Dedicates New Aquaculture Facility
The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) ushered in some major changes to their Research Division on Tuesday. The Center’s new Director of Research, Richard Steet, PhD, and GGC Director, Steve Skinner, MD, formally dedicated the recently completed Hazel and Bill Allin Aquaculture Facility in the JC Self Research Institute on its Greenwood campus.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Caterpillar locating new operations in Greenwood County
Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, will locate a casting facility in Greenwood County. The company’s $13.5 million investment is projected to create 85 new jobs.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Win $50 Gift Certificate to Red Bowl
Here is a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Red Bowl in Greenwood.  But first, did you know that Red Bowl offers weekly lunch specials, happy hour specials and a full bar!  That's right and they are always posting specials on their facebook page.

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Contest will run for one week, ending on Wednesday, Oct 10 at 11 a.m. and we will announce a winner!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Woman arrested after stabbing boyfriend
On Oct 2, 2018 Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies responded to Northside Drive after receiving a call saying there has been a stabbing.

After arriving Deputies talked to the victim and he said his girlfriend came in trying to talk with him.  He told the girlfriend to go back to the guy she left with and she became upset and violent.  The victim said she began hitting him in his face and cut him on the arm with a knife from the kitchen.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hospice & Palliative Care welcomes new volunteers
Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont is pleased to welcome 12 new Volunteers to our Hospice family.  They completed a 3 day volunteer trainin class on September 25-27, 2018 and will volunteer in many areas of our Hospice including home patient care, Hospice House, administrative, special projects, fund-raising events and at our Hospice Stores located in Abbeville, SC and Greenwood, SC.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Lander and S.C. National Guard Announce Special Tuition Rates for Military Personnel
Lander University and the South Carolina National Guard today announced new special tuition rates for Guardsmen and their families who choose to enroll at Lander. Effective for incoming new students beginning Spring 2019, the military rates are unique among South Carolina’s public higher education institutions.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Jamie Underwood joins Countybank as Communications Director
Countybank is pleased to welcome Jamie Underwood as Communications Director in Greenwood. Underwood comes to Countybank with a variety of experience in marketing and communications across South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and the Washington DC metro area.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Lander faculty member honored by alma mater
MATTOON, IL—Lander University lecturer of media Paul Crutcher was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Society at Lake Land College during the school’s homecoming festivities on Saturday, September 29.

According to Lake Land, “the Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes alumni who have utilized the Lake Land experience to make an imprint on their profession or community.”

Monday, October 1, 2018

Greenwood Man Facing Attempted Murder from Friday Shooting Incident
Investigators have charged one man with Attempted Murder following the shooting we alerted everyone about Friday Afternoon. Geremy Lamar Bowie, 21, of Greenwood, SC was booked into the Greenwood County Detention Center this afternoon in connection with the shooting of a young man on Burgess Drive Friday.

The victim is in stable condition, but the extent of his injuries is not clear at this time.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Bradley man faces burglary & assault charges
Greenwood City Police arrested a man after he forced his way into a residence and assaulted another man.

Frederick Bernand Ryans, 47 of 5220 McCormick Hwy, Bradley SC was arrested and charged with 1st degree burglary and 1st degree assault and battery.

According to the police report, when Police arrived they found a victim lying on the floor complaining of pain in his neck, back and ribs.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ware Shoals man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with minor

Ware Shoals Police arrested a man after receiving information that he had inappropriately touched two underage females.

Harold Joseph Morse, 32 of 10N Greenwood Ave, Ware Shoals SC was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor.


Monday, October 1, 2018

Health Care Recruiters Meet With Lander Nursing Students During Career Fair

Representatives from 15 hospitals and other organizations visited the Lander University campus on Wednesday, Sept. 26, to woo nursing majors for post-collegiate careers. Organized by Lander’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing and the Department of Career Services, the Nursing Recruitment Fair was held in the commons area of the Grier Student Center.

 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Debbie Burton Society established
The Burton Center Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of “The Debbie Burton Society” to assist and provide opportunities in the areas of estate and gift planning strategies.
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dr. Timothy Fee Recipient of 2018 Susan R. Patterson Award at GGC

Timothy Fee, PhD has been awarded the 2018 Susan R. Patterson Professional Development Award in Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics by the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC).

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Epic Bike Trek Raises Funds for SC Technical Colleges
With a dedication that transcends even his doctorate in educational administration, Dr. Tim Hardee is truly “feeling the burn” as he cycles across the state to raise scholarship funds for students at all 16 of South Carolina’s technical colleges. The SC Technical College System president is pedaling 800 miles between September 27 and October 11 as part of the Tour de Tech initiative. 
Saturday, September 29, 2018


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