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home : news : greenwood August 16, 2018 

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Take part in the Burton Center Cookbook

The Burton Center Aktion Club is sponsoring a Burton Center cookbook that will be available for sale for the upcoming holidays.  The Aktion Club will use proceeds from the sale of these cookbooks to fund projects for the community.  (The Aktion Club is a Kiwanis sponsored club for people with disabilities and special needs.)


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Greenwood man arrested for molesting minor

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after receiving information that he molested a minor. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Attitude is Everything for Piedmont Tech Student Living with Cerebral Palsy

Dillon Greenway is only 21, but he’s already had a lot of work done.

By “work,” Greenway refers to the many surgeries he’s endured over his young life to manage physical difficulties presented by cerebral palsy (CP). The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) student is pretty recognizable on campus, partly because of the rolling walker that he uses to help him get around, but mostly by the sunshine that seems to follow him in attitude and spirit.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Program admires the dedication of senior citizen volunteers

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program admires the great contribution senior citizen volunteers provide for the program. In honor of National Senior Citizens Day Aug. 21, 2018, GAL salutes the senior citizens who serve as child advocates. More than 44 percent of GAL’s volunteer pool consists of volunteers age 60 or older.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dr. Richard Steet Named as Director of Research at Greenwood Genetic Center

The Greenwood Genetic Center has named Richard Steet, PhD as Director of Research and Head of the JC Self Research Institute. He joins the GGC faculty from the University of Georgia where he was Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sheriff seeks help locating missing person
The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating Natasha Shree Brown B/F 45 years of age. Brown is 5’00” tall and approximately 200lbs. 

Brown is believed to be driving a 2016 White Kia Rio SC tag VT95078. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Driver dies weeks after crash on Center Street

The driver, Quartez Ladrius Bryant of Greenwood SC of the vehicle that crossed the center lane and colliding with an oncoming van has died from his injuries.


Monday, August 13, 2018

1st Annual Hoopers vs. Cops Basketball Game happens Aug 18

The 1st Annual Hoopers vs. Cops basketball tournament will take place on August 18, 2018 at the Brewer Recreation Center in Greenwood SC.  Doors open at 2:30 pm with the event beginning at 3 pm.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Dorn named Yard of the Month

The Mathews community Yard of the Month winner for July 2018 was Melinda Dorn of 203 Piedmont Avenue. The winner received a gift card, and will display the Yard of the Month sign for 30 days. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Woman arrested after arguing with neighbor arrested

Greenwood City Police responded to a domestic dispute on Aug, 9, 2018 to find a woman standing in a doorway naked and yelling at her husband.

Latonga Evan Johnson, 49 of 126 S University Street, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with Drawing a weapon in affray. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Teen arrested for breaking into local pawn shop

Greenwood City Police have arrested a teenager in connection to the burglary that occurred on July 26, 2018 at the Greenwood Pawn Shop.

Christopher Ty’Ray Hamilton, 17 of 121 Sumpter Court, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with 2nd degree burglary and grand larceny.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Community invited to free concerts and art shows at Lander University

Lander University invites the community to visit campus and enjoy free concerts and artistic exhibits that showcase the talents of students and guest artists from across the country and abroad.


Friday, August 10, 2018

PTC Graduate Climbing Construction Industry Ladder

It’s only appropriate that Piedmont Tech graduate Drew Jeffries is rapidly climbing the rungs of the construction industry ladder. He has a sincere passion for it ― a passion forged while a student in a building construction technology program known for its enthusiastic, tell-it-like-it-is instructors.

This spring, the Columbia-based McCrory Construction Company promoted Jeffries to assistant project manager, and his new project is the construction of an assisted-living facility in North Carolina. He credits excellent training at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) for much of his success.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Greenwood man arrested over sexual acts toward a minor

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after receiving information that he exposed his genitalia to a minor multiple times over the past 6 years.

Roger Benton Neal, 46 of Greenwood was arrested and charged with Criminal solicitation of a minor and pornography.  Neal is already a registered sex offender from being charged with criminal sexual conduct 2nd degree back in May 2004.

The person reporting the incident to the Sheriff’s Office said they have a recording with Neal admitting to the sexual acts and that he has been messaging the minor on facebook messenger.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Monks helps support the Shriners

Year after year Alan Caldwell owner of Monks Corner Store has recycled aluminum cans for a special cause. Alan and the Late Joe Dotson formed a special team to help raise money for Shriners Hospital.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dr. Ashley Harte Receives Hospice Medical Director Certification

The American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine announced that Ashley Harte, MD was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Harte was recognized for her commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.  In order to qualify physicians are required to demonstrate 2 years and at least 400 hours of hospice activities.  In addition, they are required to pass the Certification Exam.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Jean Nelson Donates to Burton Center

Jean Nelson donated funding to Burton Center recently to provide a backup generator for the Bonds ICF (Intermediate Care Facility) Community Residence in Greenwood.  Bonds Community Residence was the first non-ambulatory residence in South Carolina and is home for eight people. 


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Police investigate shooting at University Commons

Greenwood City Police responded to University Commons apartment complex in Greenwood after receiving reports of shots being fired.  The incident occurred on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 around 2:48 p.m.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Scholarships Established at Lander University in Honor of Fallen Science Student

The parents of James Logan Lusk have established two Lander scholarships to honor the memory of their son, who lost his life in a single car accident earlier this year.

Beginning with the 2018 academic year, the Logan Lusk Angel Memorial Science Scholarship and Logan Lusk Angel Memorial General Funded Scholarship will be awarded to a science major student and a general major student in need of financial assistance, and who can demonstrate the same passion and commitment to leadership exhibited by Logan in the areas of academics, community service and extracurricular activities.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Global Manufacturer Picks Piedmont Tech Facility as U.S. Training Site

It started quietly at first. A low buzz, numerous meetings, contract development and ― finally ― the arrival of the first three IRB 140 robots to the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens. This spring marked the official launch of a partnership between PTC and ABB, a leading supplier of industrial robots that serves 53 countries around the world.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

D50 implementing Clear Bag rule & Metal Detectors at major events for safety

Greenwood School District announced two major procedures they are implementing this year at all major events in an effort to keep those attending safe.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

U.S. Congressman Duncan to Address Business Leaders at Chamber Hill Talk Briefing

New carbon fiber manufacturer Teijin will sponsor the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce’s “Hill Talk” advocacy luncheon event on Friday, August 10th at the Inn on the Square, 104 Court Ave. in Uptown Greenwood.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Fatz Southern Kitchen Thanks Teachers by Offering Half Price Meals to Teachers in August

Fatz Southern Kitchen is offering teachers a 50% discount from August 1-31 to thank educators during the back-to-school season.

Monday, August 6, 2018

American Cancer Society R.A.T. P.A.C.

 The Lakelands have a rich history with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Both the Abbeville/McCormick and Greenwood events will be celebrating their 25th anniversaries, with Laurens and Newberry marking their 24th year of Relay. Over this time, we have been fortunate to have many talented and wonderful volunteers. They have been innovative in their quest to make Relay fun and successful.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Five suspects now arrested from Greenwood Mall shooting
Greenwood City Police have now arrested a total of five suspects, all related to the Greenwood Mall shooting incident that occurred last Saturday.  
Friday, August 3, 2018

Hodges man arrested after shooting man in stomach

Greenwood City Police responded to Self Regional Healthcare to investigate a shooting incident after a man checks-in with a gunshot wound to the stomach.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Graduating Veteran Chose Piedmont Tech to Reinvent Herself for the Third Time

Even if you have a desk job in an Army infantry unit, you still have to run long distances and march for hours in combat boots carrying heavy gear. Willette Wright knows all too well what it takes. She served eight years as an administrative specialist in the Army. And her feet felt every mile of it.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Second person arrested in Mall shooting

Greenwood City Police have arrested the second person wanted in connection with the Greenwood Mall shooting incident.  Narkevious Reid turned himself in earlier today to detective and later denied bond by the judge. 


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Fatal accident on Hwy 221 at Whitehall Road

A fatal vehicle accident occurred around 12:07 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 on Hwy 221 at Whitehall Road in Greenwood County.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Briggs steps down as Lander University Police Chief - Allen assumes new role as chief

In the mid-1980s, Eddie Briggs was a Lieutenant with the Greenwood City Police Department – and the first time he set foot on the Lander University campus was like being transported into a different world.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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