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home : news : greenwood June 22, 2017 

Carolina Health

Piggly Wiggly Jan 2017

Festival of Discovery 2017

Greenwood Treatment Specialist

Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity honors volunteers

Tuesday June 20, Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity honored their volunteers by hosting the annual Appreciation Banquet. This year’s banquet was held at Harris Baptist Church. Among those in attendance were several members of the Greenwood City Council as well as Representatives John McCravy and Anne Parks and Senators Floyd Nicholson and Mike Gambrell.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ware Shoals Grad Readies for College with Dual Enrollment
Abby Pilgrim knows exactly what she wants to do with her future. And she knows the dual enrollment classes she took through Piedmont Technical College will help her get there.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Thank You to a stranger

GwdToday is always glad to receive messages like this one.  Random acts of kindness! 

“I just wanted to properly thank the good Samaritan in front of me in the Chick-fil-A drive thru from Monday night. I pulled up to the window ready to pay, and to my surprise, the car in front of me had paid for my order.  Thank you so much.  I'm so appreciative for kind hearted people like you in the world.”

If you have a similar experience, please let us know all about it by emailing us at

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Piedmont Tech Ties in with Yellow Ribbon to Make Veterans' Tuition Affordable

College is going to be more affordable for veterans in the area thanks to a new initiative at Piedmont Technical College.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lander University Offers 'Cybercamp'

Brayden Peters, a rising fifth-grader at Woodfields Elementary, checks the strength of a password using the “How Secure Is My Password?” website and learns it would take a computer four octodecillion years to crack it. Steganography and encryption were among the other topics covered in Cybercamp, one of the Duke Energy-sponsored science and math programs for young learners offered this summer by Lander University. Working with Brayden is Lander Assistant Professor of Computing Dr. Julie Henderson.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two women arrested for breaking into a home and fighting

Deputies with the GCSO responded to a fight in progress call at residence on Trotters Eight in Greenwood SC.  According to the police report, witnesses claimed that two women came into the home uninvited and began fighting with those in the residence.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Wiley receives Nancy Taylor Hall Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Taylor Wiley, right, received the Nancy Taylor Hall Scholarship at a recent scholarship luncheon. Wiley, a medical assisting student, is congratulated by Courtenay Ramey, donor and presenter. The scholarship is awarded annually to a health science program student and is based on financial need and academic achievement.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Weaghington awarded Judy Daulton Accounting Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Wilson Weaghington was recently awarded the Judy Daulton Accounting Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Weaghington, left, an accounting student, is congratulated by Judy Daulton. This endowment was established in 2014 by Judy Daulton, a retired accounting instructor at Piedmont Technical. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the Accounting curriculum.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hodges receives Ernest W. Prewett Alumni Association Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Donalds resident Lauren Hodges recently received the Ernest W. Prewett Alumni Association Scholarship Award. Hodges, left, a business management student, is congratulated by Ernest Prewett, former executive assistant to the president at PTC. Established by the Piedmont Technical College Alumni Association, this scholarship is based on academic achievement and need.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Piedmont Tech Students Awarded Greenwood Rotary Club Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College students received the Greenwood Rotary Club Scholarship at a recent scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Lynn Slater, scholarship committee member; and Heaven Lee, a mechanical engineering technology from Greenwood. Not pictured is Keenan Tallent, II, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning student from Greenwood. The scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year industrial technology student and a second-year engineering technology student and is based on academic achievement and financial need. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

PTC Student Awarded the Casandra Cae Laster Memorial Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Christine Evans, center, recently received the Casandra Cae Laster Memorial Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Evans, a commercial art student, is congratulated by Kendall Adams, commercial art program director and Laster family members Donna Laster and Jesse Stevens. The scholarship was established in Laster’s memory for students enrolled in the commercial arts program and is based on academic achievement. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Welcome the Stoddard Funderburk Law Firm
The Greenwood Chamber celebrated with a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of The Stoddard Funderburk Law Firm, LLC located in Uptown Greenwood on Thursday, June 15th.  
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Greenwood to Celebrate National Pollinator Week
Greenwood, Bee City USA’s newest affiliate, will be celebrating National Pollinator Week with a special event on Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. in front of Howard’s on Main. 

Brochures, pollinator seeds donated from Park Seed, a Pollinator Plant list, and an observation hive will be available to attendees.  Participants will also get to tour several of the City of Greenwood’s Pollinator gardens.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Highlights Partnership with Piedmont Technical College Through A New Scholarship Program

The Deans and select faculty members of Piedmont Technical College, met with Self Regional Clinicians and Department leaders on Friday, June 2, 2017 to discuss the growing need for skilled healthcare workers in the Lakelands, and to brainstorm innovative new initiatives to prepare students for those careers.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Piedmont Tech Responds to Local Demand for HVACR Installers

Although the official beginning of summer is June 21, local residents have already had their air conditioners running for several weeks. Piedmont Technical College recently expanded its offerings to make sure everyone can continue to beat the heat.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Lander Students Selected For Program Designed to Inspire Women to Lead

Two Lander University students were selected to take part in an intensive four-day leadership residential program designed to encourage college women to consider careers in public service.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Participating in National Safe + Sound Week

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five nonfatal occupational injuries reported in 2013 occurred among healthcare workers – in fact, the injury rate among healthcare and social assistance workers is higher than any other sector. At Self Regional Healthcare the safety of our team members and providing a safe work environment are of top priority, which is why we are participating in Safe + Sound Week, June 12 – 18, 2017.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Michael V. Horton named S.C. Civil Engineer of the Year

Davis & Floyd Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael V. Horton has been named 2017 Engineer of the Year by the South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Each year, this award is presented to the engineer that has demonstrated the most outstanding contribution to the profession in South Carolina. Horton was presented the award last week during the ASCE annual meeting of its South Carolina Section in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Awards Annual Nursing Scholarships

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation hosted its annual nursing scholarship luncheon in June and awarded 7 scholarships for a combined amount of $7,000.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pet Spotlight: meet Petty Girl and Liza
She has Spock's ears, Einstein's intelligence, and Disney's creativity.  Pretty Girl doesn't wait for others to play with her, she makes her own games and finds ways to enjoy each moment.

Click to see more about Pretty Girl and Liza and how to adopt these pets...

Monday, June 12, 2017

John de la Howe President Retires
Following nine years of service at John de la Howe School—the past three as President—Dr. Danny R. Webb (center) marked his retirement during ceremonies held Friday afternoon at the 220-year-old school. 
Monday, June 12, 2017

Emerald City Hospital donates to the Humane Society of Greenwood
Dr. Teresa Willis and Dr. Atticus Mabry of Emerald City Animal Hospital presented The Humane Society of Greenwood with a $1,000 donation.   
Monday, June 12, 2017

FUJI team rides in Bee Buzzin" Bike Tour

Fuji Fit team members line up for the SC Festival of Flowers Bee Buzzin’ Bike Tour. The Fuji corporate wellness program includes running, cycling, and other event incentives  plus weekly farm fresh food delivered and healthy living classes.

Pictured from left to right: Alan Burkett, Candy Lee, Mark Lee, Randy Randall, Ben Wicker, Mike Hohenwater, Lisa Emily, Gail Van Hoy.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great turnout for Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour

The SC Festival of Flowers held its Bee Buzzin’ Bike Tour on Saturday, June 10th. Approximately 120 riders participated and rode throughout Greenwood County on one of three routes – 20 miles, 30 miles or 55 miles.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Annual Ladies Luncheon Welcomes Inspirational Speaker Glenda Doles

Put on your favorite hat and prepare to laugh at the 50th Anniversary Festival of Flowers Ladies Luncheon. “Hats Off to the 50th” will feature keynote speaker Glenda Doles of Personally Speaking. Glenda has been described as “very contagious and pleasantly outrageous!” She is rapidly becoming one of the most requested speakers throughout the Southeast United States, and delights audiences with her warm-natured humor and heart.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Davis & Floyd welcomes six engineering students for cooperative and internship summer program

Davis & Floyd Inc. is pleased to welcome six engineering students to the firm’s summer 2017 co-op and internship program. The program, for civil engineering majors, provides students the opportunity to gain educational hands-on experience while exposing them to various engineering disciplines.


Friday, June 9, 2017

SC Festival of Flowers to Host Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour Saturday

Greenwood’s SC Festival of Flowers will buzz across the scenic roads of Greenwood this Saturday, June 10 for its Bee Buzzin’ Bike Tour.  Participants will begin the Bee Buzzin’ Bike Tour from the Greenwood SC Chamber office in Uptown Greenwood and can select their choice of biking a 20, 30 or 60 mile loop throughout the County.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

NHC of Greenwood and Laurens Aid Nursing Program at PTC

National Health Care (NHC) of Greenwood and NHC of Laurens recently made a generous donation to the Nursing program at Piedmont Technical College to assist with education in the field of geriatrics.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Piedmont Tech Adds Two New Certificate Programs for Aspiring IT Pros

It seems every day there is a new report of computer hacking or system problems at a major company or organization. Piedmont Technical College is doing its part to prepare local workers to navigate an increasingly complex world of information technology challenges.

PTC is introducing two new certificate programs for the fall semester. The Certified IT Professional certificate prepares students to take national certification exams offered by Microsoft, CompTIA and others. The Cybersecurity certificate prepares students to protect IT systems from attack.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Palmetto Gold Nursing Award Presented to Self Regional Healthcare Team Member

Only 100 Registered Nurses across the state of South Carolina are honored by the Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program each year. Self Regional Healthcare is proud to announce that one of its team members has been recognized by this organization with the Palmetto Gold Award for 2017.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

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