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Third student in week to be arrested with gun at school

This morning at Greenwood High School, administration detected a suspicious odor coming from a student. The situation was investigated and administration determined that three students had smoked marijuana in a vehicle prior to arriving at school.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Student arrested after pointing gun at others

On Thursday, officers with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office investigated claims that a student at Emerald High School pointed a gun at other students in a threatening manner.

Sy’eed Zy’Shonne Jennings, 18 of 1411 Mays Street, Gwd SC was arrested and charged with pointing and presenting a firearm x 3 and carrying weapons on school property.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Faith Home Resale Store dedicated Thursday

The new Faith Home Resale Store was dedicated on Thursday, December 14 in a celebration with Faith Home board members, staff, and the Greenwood SC Chamber. 


Friday, December 15, 2017

Man fatally injured at construction site in Greenwood

The Greenwood County Coroner’s Office responded to Self Regional Healthcare in reference to a construction worker death. The victim was working at a construction site on North Creek Blvd and Tower Drive area at which time another employee was lowering a large piece of PVC pipe into a ditch where the victim was working.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

SC Rep John McCravy recognizes Lander University Police

Greenwood, SC -  Rep. McCravy honored 3 experienced officers from Lander University Police Department this Thursday with certificates of commendation from the South Carolina House of Representatives. These officers have served as law enforcement officers for 20 years or more:


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Solicitor's Office distributes toys to needy children

The Christmas season is often associated with merry family gatherings and celebrations bursting at the seams with yuletide glee. For many families, however, the Christmas season can be a disheartening time as parents struggle to provide a nice Christmas for their children.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Student arrested after bringing BB gun to school

On Tuesday, December, 12th, it was reported to Greenwood High School school administration that a GHS student made a Snapchat post with a BB gun on campus on Friday, December 8th. The incident was investigated by school administration and law enforcement and it was determined that the student had a BB gun on campus. The student was charged and detained by law enforcement. The student will be disciplined in accordance to Student Rights & Responsibilities handbook.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Larry Jackson Remembered as 'A Wonderful Human Being'

Dignitaries converged on the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 9, to pay tribute to Dr. Larry A. Jackson, ninth president of Lander University, who died Nov. 7 at the age of 92.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Surgeon Implants the First LINX Device in the Upstate
On November 29, 2017, Jeffrey Thomas, M.D., performed a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure using the LINX Reflux Management System for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It was the first surgery of its kind in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Greenwood to become a major player in carbon-fiber production, thanks to Teijin

Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2017 --- Teijin Limited recently announced that it will establish new carbon-fiber production facility in the U.S. city of Greenwood, South Carolina, and Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (TCF), a wholly owned subsidiary. TCF is expected to be incorporated this December and begin operating its new carbon-fiber production facility by the end of FY 2020.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ballentine Family and Ballentine Ford Toyota Steps Up To Support Self Regional Healthcare

George “Bal” and Kit Ballentine recently pledged $50,000 to the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation.  


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Announces Plans for the 2018 Mid-Winter Ball

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce plans for the 30th Anniversary of its Annual Mid-Winter Ball.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Body found in burned vehicle

On December 8, 2017 at approximately 1700 hours the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office was notified by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office that they were at a scene on Old Hastings Road in Ninety Six where a vehicle had been totally destroyed by fire.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Solicitor Stumbo issues statement on anniversary of killings of Wilson, Outzs

Abbeville, S.C. -  Yesterday the Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo issued the following statement on the anniversary of the killing of Abbeville County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Wilson and State Constable Donnie Outzs:


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Gosnell named Gwd FD Employee of the Year

Chez Gosnell was named Employee of the Year during the 2017 Greenwood City Fire Department’s Christmas Supper held on Dec 6, 2017 in the Federal Building in Greenwood SC.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Katherine Hendricks Graduates from South Carolina Economic Development Institute

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Katherine Hendricks recently graduated from the S.C. Economic Development Institute (the Institute). Hendricks serves as the local government market sector leader for Davis & Floyd.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Countybank announces promotion of Jim Fowler in Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Countybank is pleased to announce Jim Fowler has been named to the position of Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking and Strategic Initiatives. He is a second generation banker with over 34 years of experience in the financial industry.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chase ends in crash, power outage and school lockdown

The Greenwood City Police was involved in a short vehicle chase with a suspect wanted on several warrants including federal probation violations.  The chase ended as the suspect crashed into a tree and power pole on E. Durst Ave in Greenwood.

Power was lost throughout the neighborhood including Eleanor Rice Elementary School.  The school also went on a temporary lock-down status for safety precautions.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Shooting on Camden Street
Greenwood Police are investigating a shooting that just occurred on Camden Street. One male was shot and transported to the hospital, his condition is unknown at this time.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Two arrested on drugs, weapon and counterfeit charges

Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two people on trafficking, weapon and counterfeit charges at a convenience store in Bradley SC.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Greenwood SNAP, TANF Coordinator Selected as Employee of the Month

LaToya Roundtree, a SNAP and TANF program coordinator in the Greenwood County DSS office, is the Economic Services Employee of the Month for November.

According to her nomination, Roundtree “continuously finds ways to motivate and inspire the Economic Services staff. She has made serving our clients the top priority while balancing the importance of office morale and staff accountability. Roundtree’s continuing pursuit of greatness and improvement has made her an essential addition to an already strong ES Leadership staff.”

As she has only been in her position eight months, Roundtree was surprised to be selected.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Piedmont Agency on Aging to deliver Holiday Gift Bags
Every year at Christmas time, Piedmont Agency on Aging delivers colorful Holiday Gift Bags to all of their Meals on Wheels clients. This year they will be delivering approximately 475 gift bags and donations are needed to be able to fill those bags. Donations may be dropped off at any Piedmont Agency on Aging location in Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens or Saluda. 
Monday, December 4, 2017

McCravy recognizes South District VFD members
EPWORTH, SC – Rep. McCravy attended the South District Volunteer Fire Departments’ meeting last Tuesday at the Epworth-Phoenix Fire Dept. and recognized 5 outstanding members.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Rust crowned Miss GHS 2018

The Miss Greenwood High School Pageant, Christmas Belles, was held on Tuesday, November 28.  There were 45 beautiful contestants, and Mrs. Anna Mills Polatty Cox was the Mistress of Ceremonies. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

PTC Respiratory Students Receive State Scholarship

Three Piedmont Technical College respiratory care students were recently recognized by the South Carolina Society of Respiratory Care (SCSRC) at their annual conference.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Two arrested after business reported items missing

Two men were arrested after the Greenwood County Sheriff’s office investigating missing items from a local Business in Greenwood. 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

D50 student arrested for strong arm robbery

School resource officers arrested a student at Greenwood High School after investigating a robbery that occurred in the restroom.

Tyre Alfonso Evans, 17 of 131 Russell Street was arrested and charged with strong arm robbery on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Partners with Piedmont Tech on New Apprenticeship

Self Regional Healthcare has partnered with Piedmont Technical College and Apprenticeship Carolina to create and register a new apprenticeship program with the US Department of Labor—a first for Self Regional and for health care in the Lakelands region.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Greenwood Sheriff Office host first fundraiser to support SC Special Olympics

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, from 7AM until 5PM Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Records Clerks, and Dispatchers held their First Annual Special Olympics, Law Enforcement Torch Run Event in Greenwood.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mother and Daughter Compete at Nationals and Win

Mother and Daughter, Bridget and Gabriella White, attended the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida on November 17-18, 2017. They competed in their individual divisions, service titles, and in optionals that helped determine their overall scores. They competed in Interview, Self-Introduction, Fashionista, Patriotic Wear, Heart Wear, Scrapbook, Essay, Photogenic, and Beauty Wear.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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