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home : news : greenwood May 23, 2017 

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Get Ready to Run or Walk at the SC Festival of Flowers 5K Run & 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

Greenwood’s SC Festival of Flowers stretches its legs with the 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk/Run on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Lander University Jeff May Complex.  You can take your pick of running or jogging the full 5K, or running or walking 1 mile.


Monday, May 22, 2017

District 50 celebrates Teachers of the Year
On Friday, May 19th, Greenwood School District 50 celebrated its 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year with a special recognition luncheon at Genesis Education Center. 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Deadline to Participate in Lander Summer Science and Math Program Draws Near

Registration to take part in Lander University’s summer Science and Math program for students in grades five through 12 is available through May 31.

The application form can be found online at A letter of recommendation from the student’s science or math teacher or guidance counselor is also required. The fee, $125 per session, covers all supplies and snacks and lunch in the Lander Dining Hall.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NS Students & Southside Baptist Youth helping with Greenwood Miracle League

Please come out and help cheer on the Greenwood Miracle League today.  Special buddies will be some students of the Ninety Six Schools along with the Youth Group of Southside Baptist Church of Abbeville.  Games begin at 10am.

It’s a miracle of a time at the Greenwood Miracle League located at the Burton Center in Greenwood SC.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Greenwood man pleads guilty for child's death, sentenced 35 years

A Greenwood man entered a guilty plea in a case involving the death of 3-year-old Jatin A. Posey of Greenwood SC back in July 2016.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Special discussion on Dr. Benjamin Mays and Howard Thurman May 25

The GLEAMNS Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site welcomes Dr. Peter Eisenstadt and Dr. Orville Vernon Burton for a discussion on Dr. Benjamin E. Mays and Howard Thurman.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Ninety Six woman fatally injured in wreck on Greenwood Hwy

On Thursday morning May 18, 2017 at approximately 8:25am a single car accident occurred at 1984 Greenwood Highway in Saluda County. A 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Jacqualine Amanda McCarthy of Ninety Six, SC. Her vehicle was west bound towards Saluda when she left the road for and unknown reason and struck a tree. 


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Five Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success.

Virginia Cannon, right, was recognized by PTC area commission secretary Cherry Brown during the afternoon ceremony. Cannon is an Associate in Arts graduate. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Five Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success.

Three students were recognized by PTC area commission members during the evening ceremony. Pictured are, from left, Claudine Feussi, computer technology; Dontavious Cooper, heating, ventilation and air conditioning; Sarah Driscoll, administrative office technology; and Dr. George Cone, PTC area commission member.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

HospiceCare of the Piedmont receives donation from Shiloh AME Church

Beatrice Worden and Latanya Worden of Shiloh AME Church recently presented a check to Nancy Corley, CEO of HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  The generosity and compassion of our community makes it possible for HospiceCare to continue to meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones.    

HospiceCare of the Piedmont is your local, non-profit community hospice serving residents of Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, Edgefield, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties for over 30 years.  For more information, please call 227-9393 or visit our website,

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Self Regional recognized with Gold Plus Award for heart failure care

Self Regional Healthcare has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Man rams vehicle into kids on golf cart

A Greenwood man is facing serious charges after being arrested for running his pickup truck into kids on a golf cart.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Local students receive first annual Mardis Gras Scholarship Ball

Five local students receive the first Mardis Gras Scholarship Ball during a special presentation held at New Generation Outreach Church.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Three arrested after argument leads to shooting incident

A man was arrested after witnesses identified him as the person who fired several shots at his neighbor; his ex-girlfriend and her mom was arrested too.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Self Regional and Clinica Gratis Free Clinic Offer Free Melanoma Health Screenings

Self Regional is partnering with Clinica Gratis Free Clinic to offer free melanoma health screenings for adults 20 and older on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5-7pm at Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center, 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood SC.

This screening includes full body skin exams and information about skin cancer prevention and sun protection.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Boutier wins 2017 Women's Health Classic

Celine Boutier (Montrouge, France) made a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic on Sunday at The Links at Stoney Point over Paola Moreno (Cali, Colombia). Moreno, who led by two shots going into the day, made bogey on the playoff hole. Boutier and Moreno finished tied after 72 holes at 10-under, 278. 


Monday, May 15, 2017

Moreno leads into final day of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic
PaolaMoreno (Cali, Colombia) was 2-over after round one and has pulled off a remarkable turnaround to take a two-shot lead into the final-round of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

New Lyme disease forecast map targets rising tide of ticks

CLEMSON, South Carolina — As the rate of Lyme disease grows rapidly across the United States, new research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Five local seniors recipients of first Mardis Gras Scholarship Ball

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1911.   This long-standing fraternity adopted the four cardinal principals of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift to symbolize the importance of helping others in and around our community.   


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Man arrested after robbing woman while shopping

A Greenwood man was arrested stealing a woman’s purse while she was shopping.

Tamyius Samarj Makings, 17 of 1522 Parkway Court E1, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with strong arm robbery.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lander Presents 2017 Staff Excellence Awards

Five Lander University employees were honored for their work during the annual Staff Excellence Awards breakfast on Tuesday, May 9.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Night Classes among New Initiatives for PTC Automotive Program

Responding to the needs of working adults as well as market trends, the Automotive Technology program at Piedmont Technical College is planning several changes for fall.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New bench honors early Lander Trustee

Although current students might not recognize the name except from Lander University archives, George Washington Sullivan was one of the school’s earliest influences. Now, with the support of his family, Sullivan and his guiding efforts are being remembered through the donation of a campus bench and plaque in his honor.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Man arrested for exposing himself at pool

On April 30, 2017 a man was arrested after exposing himself to a woman at the YMCA pool in Greenwood SC.

Nathaniel Wideman Sr., 58 of 310 Norwood Ave, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Woman arrested after she was found asleep at the wheel

A Greenwood City Police officer noticed a vehicle stopped at the intersection of New Market Street and East Cambridge.  The vehicle was running at the time the officer approached.

According to the police report, the officer found a woman in the driver’s seat, slumped over and appeared to be asleep.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Symetra Tour kicks off Thursday

The Symetra Tour, the official qualifying Tour for the LPGA, returns to action after a week off with the fourth annual Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic at The Links at Stoney Point from Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14. This is the seventh tournament of the 2017 season.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

District 50 Receives Special Recognition at SC/NSPRA Annual Business Meeting & Rewards for Excellence Program
Greenwood School District 50 receives special award for "Going For Gold" videos and their own Johnathan Graves nominated as President of the SC/NSPRA.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lander Confers More Than 270 Degrees During Spring Graduation

Lander University conferred more than 270 degrees during its 155th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, in Finis Horne Arena.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Superheroes inspire us to be lifesavers

On April 28th, over 1,100 superheroes gathered at the YMCA track for the 23rd annual Relay For Life of Greenwood County.  They came in all shapes, sizes and age. From one handsome 4 year old survivor that cut the ribbon to an 85-year-old volunteer working to raise funds. Every person that attended the event was a superhero in their own rite.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Returns

The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is coming back to Greenwood County. The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support South Carolina's small farmers. 

The program allows low income senior citizens -- age 60 and older -- to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs. This year, the program that serves about 25,000 senior South Carolinians will be available in 41 counties in South Carolina between May and October 15.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

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