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DSS issues Notice of Abandonment of infant twins
Greenwood County Department of Social Services officials report that infant twins with the estimated date of birth of August 18, 2017, were abandoned on the same date at the North West Fire Department in Greenwood County. 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Man sexually abuses woman with pistol

A Greenwood man was arrested after woman claims he threatens to kill her and sexually abuses her with a pistol.

According to the police report, the victim says after arriving home from a club, her boyfriend pulled two guns on her.  Said he then began racking the slides and playing with the triggers. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Man arrested claims pregnant wife not in proper state of mind

On August 19, 2017 Deputies with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Country Village Court to find a pregnant woman saying her boyfriend were arguing and he refused to allow her to leave.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipse day at Lander - 'A Jaw-Dropping Experience

 It was a first for Lander University – and likely one that no other Lander class will ever experience again.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

GwdToday Solar Eclipse Selfie Contest

Enter GwdToday’s Solar Eclipse “Selfie” Contest by sending us your best, funniest or coolest looking selfie pictures.

To Enter: 

Email pictures to

Twitter hashtag #GwdEclipse!

Please do not send pictures of the eclipse, this is to highlight everyone having fun today!

GwdToday staff will choose one picture to win our awesome GwdToday tumbler etched by the one and only Opie One Customs along with a $25 gift card to get your own custom product.

So send in those selfie pics and remember to be safe, wear proper eclipse glasses and let’s have an awesome 2017 Solar Eclipse Day!

Monday, August 21, 2017

MADD South Carolina Encourages Everyone to Eclipse Drunk Driving on August 21st and Beyond

On Monday, August 21, when South Carolina and other states will witness an amazing and rare total solar eclipse, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) South Carolina wants to remind everyone to designate a non-drinking driver if their plans to enjoy the occasion include alcohol. This will ensure that eclipse celebrations across the state are amazing and don’t end in tragedy.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Humane Society of Greenwood Hosts Microchip Clinic

Each year, thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across North America; some never make it back home because they can't be identified.  


Saturday, August 19, 2017

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

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