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Wedding Expo March 5 highlights historic Cokesbury College as wedding venue

Historic Cokesbury College, located at 210 College Drive in Cokesbury, S.C., will host its first Wedding Expo Thursday, March 5, from 3 – 7 p.m.

Guests will be able to tour the three-story facility and its spacious grounds and talk to area vendors specializing in catering, flowers, gifts, music, wedding planning and fashions for women and men. The expo is sponsored by the Cokesbury College Historical and Recreational Commission.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lander Business Students Gain Insight from SCBA Banking Professionals

Some 200 college students from across the state participated in the South Carolina Bankers Association's (SCBA) "Banking Careers 101" program, held on February 12 in Columbia. Eight business students from Lander University attended the educational program, which is designed to help those who are interested in banking, finance and accounting learn more about the banking industry.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Greenwood Festival Chorale presents MELODIC MEDLEYS

The Greenwood Festival Chorale will present a concert of Melodic Medleys from hit musicals on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 pm, at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood. Included in the program are songs from Les Miserables, West Side Story, Ragtime, and favorite tunes from Irving Berlin.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Fatal moped accident on Hwy 34

A Greenwood man, riding his moped, was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle on Hwy 34 just before noon on February 17, 2020.

According to Greenwood Coroner Sonny Cox, the moped rider was identified as Tony Lee Patterson, 51 of Old Abbeville Hwy, Greenwood SC.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Lander University Campus Dining will soon include Chick-Fil-A

Lander University officials have announced that Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-Fil-A will be opening a location on Lander’s campus.

While an official timeline is still being worked out, the university and Chick-Fil-A hope the campus store will be fully operational by the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year. The location will be a full-service restaurant, initially serving lunch and dinner only, before transitioning into serving breakfast.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Registration Open for Greenwood Regional Management Conference

Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce will hold its 6th annual Greenwood Regional Management Conference on Thursday, February 20th with the theme of creating “The Greatest Workplace on Earth.”  The conference is presented by Piedmont Technical College and Lonza.

“Five Generations At Work: Recruiting and Retaining Talent From Every Generation” will be the keynote topic presented by Dr. Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Ph.D., SHRM-CP, president and owner of Battle Plan Consulting, LLC, a full-service human resource and workforce development consulting firm specializing in human resource management and employee development solutions.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Battle-Bryant was the VP of HR & Workforce Development at United Infrastructure Group; assistant executive director, Workforce & Economic Development, at SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce; vice-president of Corporate Training & Economic Development at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, and in progressive management positions at SCANA Corporation. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Two men facing attempted murder charges

Greenwood City Police responded to McLees Ave and Florence Street on the early morning of Feb 11, 2020 in reference of multiple gunshots into a residence.

On McLees Ave, one house with several inside was struck several times.  Officers saw several bullet holes throughout the residence and to a vehicle parked outside.  While investigating, Officers heard more gunshots about a couple blocks over.  They quickly left to investigate.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Beautification Group Seeks Lake Greenwood Clean Up Day Volunteers

Community volunteers, including adults and student groups, are encouraged to participate in the 12th annual Lake Greenwood Cleanup Day on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

Annually, the event is coordinated by Keep Greenwood County Beautiful (KGCB), a citizen-led organization that engages individuals, neighborhoods, and businesses in creating a beautiful, clean and healthy environment.

Over the last two years, over 15,000 pounds of trash have been collected according to Donna Sightler, KGCB Vice Chair and event coordinator.  “Greenwood’s number one asset, our lake, is so important to the economic vitality of our community, and we must take care of it,” said Sightler.   Since 2009, KGCB has removed over 53,000 pounds of trash from the shorelines of Lake Greenwood.  Sightler is also the Greenwood County Public Works Director and is passionate about maintaining a clean environment.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Patient Foundation with GGC Ties Awarded Funding through Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Drive Progress Against Rare Diseases

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), created by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, announced $13.5 million in funding to 30 patient-led organizations that are working to find treatments and cures for rare diseases. These grants are part of CZI’s Rare As One Project, aimed at supporting and lifting up the work that patient communities are doing to accelerate research and drive progress in the fight against rare diseases.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Senator Floyd Nicholson Selected to Chair South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission Education Committee

Columbia, S.C., - South Carolina State Senator Floyd Nicholson was selected to Chair the South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission’s Education Committee at the Commission’s January strategic planning retreat.  The South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission (SCARSC) is tasked with developing a proper observance of the 250th Anniversary of the American victory in the Revolution and the birth South Carolina.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

WCTEL Sponsors Trip to Washington, D.C. for High School Juniors to apply
For the 27th year in a row, WCTEL is sponsoring an educational trip to Washington, D.C. for one local High School Junior on June 6 – 10, 2020 to attend the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour. The youth tour introduces the telecommunications industry to students from rural America within a legislative context. Aside from the educational aspects of this trip, students will also tour many of the historical sites in the nation’s capital including the Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials, the Supreme Court, the Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Attorney Timothy A. Clardy achieves Board Certification in Social Security Disability Law by The National Board of Trial Advocacy
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Timothy A. Clardy of the McCravy, Newlon, Sturkie and Clardy Law Firm has successfully achieved Board Certification as a Social Security Disability advocate. Rep. John McCravv of the McCravy, Newlon, Sturkie & Clardy Law Firm received his board certification in 2001. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney's experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

SC DSS observes February as Vulnerable Adult Awareness Month
Gov. Henry McMaster has declared February 2020 as Vulnerable Adult Awareness Month in the state, which gives the South Carolina Department of Social Services the chance to highlight the agency’s Adult Advocacy Division. 

“Our states senior citizens and adults with disabilities are valued members of our families, our society and our communities,” the Governor’s Proclamation states. “[The] observance of Vulnerable Adult Awareness Month reminds us of our shared responsibility to help ensure the health, safety, dignity and well-being of all disabled and elderly adults each and every day.” 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Two killed in head-on collision

SCHP responded to a head-on collision that occurred on Old Laurens Road in Greenwood around 11:45 a.m. today.

Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said that Kierra L & Tierra L Cunningham, both 26 of Haltiwanger Road, Greenwood died at the scene.

SCHP said the Cunninghams were traveling in a 2017 Kia Sedan when it collided head-on with a Ford 350 truck.

The driver of the pickup was transported to Self Regional with serious injuries.

Friday, February 7, 2020

GGC's Steet Awarded $100,000 Grant from National MPS Society

The National MPS Society has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC). Richard Steet, PhD, Director of Research at GGC, is the lead investigator on the two-year project aimed at improving the diagnosis and hastening treatment for patients with these rare disorders.

Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and related disorders, as a group, affect approximately 1 in 25,000 individuals. The MPS Society provides support resources for families as well as funding for research into this group of disorders which can affect the health, development, quality of life and lifespan of affected individuals. GGC has a long-standing interest in MPS disorders including providing clinical care, diagnostic testing, and research for many of these rare conditions.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Piedmont Agency on Aging receives $5,000 to support Visitor Program

Piedmont Agency on Aging is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America and Caesars Foundation to help develop its Friendly Visitor program for its Meals on Wheels clients. Funding will support Piedmont Agency on Aging in offering seniors an additional opportunity for socialization beyond regular meal delivery.


Friday, February 7, 2020

WCTEL's donation to John De La Howe school allows for further improvement
This year, WCTEL has matched the sum of the Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, and Due West Lions Club contributions to John De La Howe School Foundation. This check from WCTEL will enable John De La Howe to continue to expand and enhance their educational programs. 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Greenwood man arrested for exposed buttock

On Feb 4, 2020 Greenwood City Police responded to complaint calls of a man walking down Truett Ave with his buttock exposed.  As they arrive, they saw a man walking without a shirt on and half of his buttock exposed.


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Chamber Announces Run Your Ice Off Winners for 5K and 8K Races

Adult and youth runners braved a chilly morning to participate in the 11th annual Run Your Ice Off 5K and 8K races, presented by Self Regional Healthcare.  The Greenwood SC Chamber created the event over a decade ago to further expand its sports offerings to promote community wellness and healthy lifestyles.  “In addition to the SC Festival’s 5K & 1 Mile Run event and the Bee Buzzin’ Bike Tour, the Chamber had requests to offer another race opportunity for the community,” said Angelle LaBorde, President & CEO.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Greenwood Museum Celebrates Black History Month

February 3, 2020, Greenwood, SC. The Museum of Greenwood is celebrating Black History Month with two exhibits that open this Thursday, February 6, with a free reception from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Greenwood native, Elnita Lipford Williams, has shared an eclectic collection of personal items ranging from cherished keepsakes, decorative items reflective of African Americans, a variety of dolls, to over fifty model cars, for the exhibit Memories & Mementos; Treasures from my life in Greenwood and beyond!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Ales for Trails 5K Run/Walk Event to Benefit Parks and Trails Foundation

Runners and walkers alike are urged to register for Connect Young Professionals (CYP) “Ales for Trails” 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Railroad Historical Center.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Rep. Jeff Duncan on the SOTU: The Great American Comeback

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) praised President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address, a speech marked by patriotism and optimism. 

“President Trump’s bold and visionary State of the Union Address was a spectacular dedication to the Great American Comeback. Our nation is experiencing tremendous success – a comeback like no other – because we have a promises made, promises kept President in the White House. And he isn’t done yet.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Local doctors launch crusade to stop Coronavirus crazies

Families are flocking to local doctors afraid they’ll catch coronavirus.  The global health emergency has sparked fear locally and throughout the nation that every cough, fever or chill is a symptom of the deadly virus.  So, local docs want to give facts over frenzy and dispel the myths.


Monday, February 3, 2020

Sanger Speaks at Lander

With the advent of the internet, warfare has taken on a whole new dimension, according to David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times and author of the book, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age.”


Monday, February 3, 2020

Greenwood Community Theatre to Host Connect Young Professionals

Stephen Gilbert, the Executive Director at Greenwood Community Theatre, will be the featured speaker at the February 10th Connect Young Professionals’ “On the Menu” luncheon meeting.  Connect YP is Greenwood’s premier young professionals organization, serving young adults, ages 21 – 40.


Friday, January 31, 2020

New Partnership Facilitates Smooth Transfer of Qualified PTC Pharmacy Tech Students to MUSC College of Pharmacy

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have announced a new partnership in which highly qualified students at PTC will be able to transfer after two years to the MUSC College of Pharmacy to earn their doctor of pharmacy degree.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lander University admissions professional named vice president of regional organization
The Carolinas Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO) has named Kenneth Roach, of Lander University, the organization’s vice president for admissions for South Carolina.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

She Said Yes ― and Other Recent Graduation Stories from Piedmont Tech

As she walked off campus way back on her first day of classes at Piedmont Technical College, graduation speaker Noel Johnson of Greenwood, pondered this question: “What could I accomplish if I took every opportunity I was given ― even if I failed?” she said. “That’s when I decided I wanted to be the best student I could be.”


Monday, January 27, 2020

"Flower of the Year Art Competition" Returns to SC Festival of Flowers

The SC Festival of Flowers is bringing back the Flower of the Year Art Competition as a part of its 53rd annual SC Festival of Flowers celebration in Greenwood, SC.  According to Festival Chair, Lisa Sanders, the Festival’s Steering Committee selected the Hydrangea as the 2020 Flower of the Year.   This flower was featured during the 2006 Festival by artist Tina M. Smith.


Monday, January 27, 2020

Greenwood School District Hosting Recruitment Fair Jan 25

On Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 Greenwood School District 50 will be hosting a Recruitment Fair featuring job opportunities for Certified Teachers, Substitutes (Food Services, Classrom & Custodial) and Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers and Custodians.

The fair will be held at the Emerald High School from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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