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Burglary, chase ends with one Greenwood man arrested

Greenwood Police arrested one person after a short chase early Friday morning. Officers responded to a call from a citizen stating that a black male suspect had broken the window at Los Dos Amigos on the corner of Chipley Avenue and New Market Street at approximately 5:37am.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Recalls Eclipse Glasses

On Friday Self Regional Healthcare issued a recall of 5,000 eclipse glasses that had been partially distributed to team members.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates during Commencement

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Eaton Corporation Continues Support of Engineering Education with Donation

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently made a generous donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. 


Friday, August 18, 2017

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer 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. Pictured are, from left, Y.J. Ahn, PTC area commissioner; Samuel Hernandez Moreno, mechatronics technology and industrial electronics technology; Katie McCarty, general business-office management; and Emily Hawthorne, business.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Greenwood's Delta Sigma Theta Sorority issues scholarships & awards

During the recent 2016-2017 Chapter Scholarships and Awards Program, the Greenwood Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awarded scholarships to three area students and awards to two chapter members. The chapter awarded three $1000.00 Scholarships to area high school graduates for 2017 in our service area of Greenwood, McCormick and Abbeville Counties of South Carolina.  Guest speaker for the occasion was Rev. Krystal Bryant who is Pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church in Hodges South Carolina.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Laurens Sheriff captures Greenwood escaped inmate after chase ends in crash

Greenwood escaped inmate Nathaniel Wideman has been apprehended in Laurens County as of 11:40am this morning.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

D50 names Support Employee & Teacher of the Year
District 50's Opening of School Celebration is a time where all employees in the district come together at Emerald High School's gymnasium to celebrate the start of a new school year. 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August.

The students and their hometowns are, front from left, Shanequa L. Freeman, Greenwood; Shannon B. Gibert, Greenwood; April L. Grigg, Ninety Six; and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Haynes, Ware Shoals. Back, Linda Lopez, Greenwood; Greta Montrell Peterson, Greenwood; Kayla Sue Seabolt, Greenwood; and Maggie Cynthia Smith, Greenwood.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Area Practical Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s practical nursing program at the Lex Walters-Greenwood campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August.

The students and their hometowns are, front from left, Nicole Booker, Hodges; Kimberly Dawn Calvert, Greenwood; and Rashieka T. Conner, Greenwood. Back, Tiffany Nicole Harrison, Bradley; Kaylee Bartley Johnson, Ninety Six; and Renisha Shada Leonard, Greenwood.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sheriff seeks help locating inmate who escaped

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for an escaped inmate.  Nathaniel Tyler Wideman, 22 was seen by a county employee on the roof of the jail.  Wideman then jumped off the roof and fled according to Sheriff Dennis Kelly.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hickory Hill Milk Farm burglars identified
Thanks to GwdToday's fans, all three suspects in the Hickory Hill Milk Farm break-in have been identified.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Three face charges related to overdose, one for involuntary manslaughter

On Aug 10, 2017 the Ninety Six Police responded to a home in Ninety Six references a possible overdose.  Upon arriving they found an unresponsive male.  When EMS arrived, the male was pronounced dead and contacted the coroner.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Police need help identifying suspects in break-in at Hickory Hill

On Aug 13, several suspects broke into Hickory Hill milk farm in Edgefield SC.  The incident occurred around 11:44 p.m.  A total of three males were involved in the break-in according to Edgefield Sheriff’s Office. 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Freshman Move-In Day welcomes hundreds to Lander University

A steady stream of incoming college students moved through the doorways of Lander University's residence halls on Monday morning (Aug. 14).  More than 200 volunteers, equipped with hand trucks and muscle power, helped students, and their families unload vehicles __ hauling mini-refrigerators, lamps, mirrors, clothing and other essentials to the students' rooms.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Man arrested for breaking into vehicle

A man was arrested after a witness called police and told them she is watching him ramble through her car. 

Quintavious Devonta Johnson, 18 of 8 First Street, Greenwood was arrested and charged with breaking into motor vehicle.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Traffic stop ends in multiple charges

On Sunday, Aug 13 around midnight, an officer with the SCHP initiated a traffic stop for speeding.  As the officer was talking with the driver, the manager of the South Main Bar & Grill approached the officer telling him that this man must left without paying his bar tab.

Jerry Craig Brooks III, 27 of 204 Nation Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with defrauding an innkeeper, resisting arrest, damage to city property, DUI, DUS, open container, false name to police.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Greenwood Humane Society Pet Spotlight Aug 14, 2017

Meet Daisy Jane and Gillie, the two pets in this week’s Pet Spotlight for the Greenwood Humane Society.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Fatal accident on Northside Drive

One person was fatally injured Friday around 5pm in a one vehicle accident on Northside Drive in Greenwood SC.  According to the SCHP the driver of a 2013 Nissan SUV ran off the side of the road and struck a utility pole.

Dorothy B. Hellams, 83 of 114 Mayapple Street, Greenwood SC was fatally injured.  Hellams was transported to the hospital where she later died.

Two other passengers were injured and transported to Self Regional Healthcare for treatment.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Representative John McCravy recognizes first responders

Representative John McCravy is launching a mission to recognize Greenwood’s finest – our first responders. 


Friday, August 11, 2017

HospiceCare of the Piedmont host Fall Grief Series

HospiceCare of the Piedmont is hosting four educational workshops for people who have experienced a significant loss in their lives or for those who wish to learn more about the grief process.  The workshops will offer an in-depth look at how loss and grief affect us emotionally, physically, and spiritually. 


Friday, August 11, 2017

VANITY FUR, fundraiser for Greenwood Humane Society

Here is a perfect opportunity to showcase your pet while supporting the Greenwood Humane Society.  Holubek Photography is offering a special fundraising portrait sessions for those who donate to the Greenwood Humane Society. 

To find out more details, click here!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2017 Spring Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2017 spring semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mathews Community Yard of the Month Winner for July

The Mathews community Yard of the Month winner for July is Ann Owens of 420 Morgan Avenue.  The winner received a gift card for Lowe’s, and will display the Yard of the Month sign for 30 days.  

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Piedmont Tech Presents An Evening of Americana Music

Piedmont Technical College is hosting a memorable night of song.

An Evening of Americana Music featuring Fayssoux Starling McLean with Brandon Turner will be held Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in the PTC library.

McLean is best known to country fans for her gorgeous harmonies on some of Emmylou Harris’s iconic 70s recordings like "Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia". She recorded her debut solo album in 2008, followed by a second well-received album in 2013.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named two new members to its board for the coming year. They are Todd Croker and Stephanie Dean, both representing Greenwood.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lander University Ranked Among Top Five Universities in South Carolina

Lander University has been named among the Top 5 four-year colleges in South Carolina. The rankings, released by, come in anticipation of Lander welcoming one of its largest freshman classes ever, when members of the Class of 2021 arrive for Freshman Move-In Day on Monday, Aug. 14


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Local students named to Freshman Honor Roll at Lander University

GREENWOOD, S.C. __ Lander University announces undergraduates who have been named to the Freshmen Honor Roll for earning top academic achievements during the second semester of the 2016-17 school year.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Local students named to President's List at Lander University

GREENWOOD, S.C. __ Lander University has announced that 254 undergraduates have been named to the President's List for earning top academic achievements during the second semester of the 2016-17 school year.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Man arrested for stealing lawn mower

Thanks to the alertness of some local business employees, police were able to make an arrest in the case of a stolen lawn mower.

Joe Nathaniel Simon, 41 of 319 Gray Street, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with petit larceny and burglary 2nd degree.

Monday, August 7, 2017

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