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home : news : greenwood April 26, 2017 

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Shred & E-Waste Day at Lowe's April 29

Keep Greenwood County Beautiful is organizing the Shred & E-Waste Day at Lowe’s in Greenwood for free personal document / paper shredding and E-waste recycling.   Bring you old bills, confidential information and papers for a professional shredding.  Also accepting computers, TV’s, DVD players, VCR’s, Fax Machines, copiers, gaming systems, phones, microwaves, stereo equipment and more.  No refrigerators or items containing Freon will be accepted.

They are also supplying free litter clean-up supplies.  Just visit them this Saturday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for shredding, E-waste recycling or to pick up FREE Clean-up supplies.  If you can’t make it there Saturday, call 941-5433 to arrange picking up the supplies from Keep Greenwood County Beautiful.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Greenwood's Relay For Life event is this Friday, April 28
This year for the first time in 15 years, we are changing that. The event will be held this Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Greenwood Family YMCA
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

FAFSA Week Extended to Piedmont Tech County Campus Locations

Piedmont Technical College has extended FAFSA Week and expanded it to the college’s county campuses.

Due to security concerns, the IRS and the Department of Education now require all students and parents to enter their tax information by hand into their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to FAFSA Week being held now through April 28, FASFA Days will be held at county campus locations.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lander holds 49th Annual Athletics Banquet

The Lander University Athletics Department held the 49th Annual Athletics Banuqet on Monday evening at Horne Arena. The event honored the University's student-athletes for their accomplishments during the 2016-17 campaign. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Special Notice from Self Regional Healthcare

During today’s storm two power lines were downed beside Self Regional Medical Center. No injuries were reported, however the Montgomery Center for Family Medicine and the South Carolina Spine Center are currently without power. Appointments will need to be rescheduled.  

Phone and internet service is down at the Wound Healing Center and the Self Regional Imaging Center, but appointments are unaffected. 

CPW indicated that power might not be restored until 8:00 PM this evening. No other buildings on the hospital campus were affected. We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask for your patience while utilities are being restored. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

SPF is now Diana Pet Food with expanded product line

SPF, Diana Pet Food’s prominent activity that develops palatability enhancers for dog and cat food, has always been in the spotlight when it comes to communicating about the Diana group that is present in 5 continents.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Traffic stop ends with two arrested over prostitution

On Sunday night, Greenwood City Police officer pulled over a vehicle after leaving the Greenwood Motel without any lights on.  During the traffic stop, officers smelled a strong odor of what they believed to be marijuana.  Officers searched the driver, Willie Willie Lee Jones, 49 of 208 Holman Street, Greenwood but did not locate any drugs on him. 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Greenwood man arrested for beating a child

On April 23, 2017 the Greenwood City Police meet with a family member concerning a child, 4-years-old that appeared to have bruises on him in multiple locations.

Police did observe severe redness and bruising on the child’s face, right thigh area, stomach and torso area as well.  The family member said they were called to come pick up the child after the mother’s boyfriend had beaten him over cutting his and his sister’s hair.

Monday, April 24, 2017

SCDPS holds 30th Annual Memorial Service to remember 2016 traffic fatality victims

COLUMBIA – The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) held a memorial service on April 22 remembering more than 1,000 people killed in 2016 traffic collisions on South Carolina roadways.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Lander seniors to be honored at year's last art show
Art lovers of all kinds are expected to show up April 20 for the reception of Lander University’s annual senior arts exhibition.
Friday, April 21, 2017

GSSM Accepting Applications for CREATEng Summer Camp in Greenwood County

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for CREATEng, an advanced, interactive engineering summer camp for rising 8th and 9th graders, in Greenwood County, June 5-7, 2017, at Lander University. Online applications are available at


Friday, April 21, 2017

Piedmont Tech Early Care and Education Hosts Annual Literacy Event

Piedmont Technical College’s early care and education program (ECD) recently hosted an event to promote literacy for nearly 100 area preschoolers from Noah’s Ark, Mud Pies, Lifetime Discoveries, Children’s Courtyard and Learning Vine.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Lander Cuts Ribbon on Second Habitat Home

Greenwood resident Kathy Ouzts cuts the ceremonial ribbon to her new Habitat home during a brief ceremony on the Lander University campus on Wednesday, April 19.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pagan named as Mr. Lander

A springtime pageant marks the beginning of a new role for one man on the Lander University campus. Coordinated by the Panhellenic sororities at Lander University, the Mr. Lander Pageant provides entertainment and an opportunity to raise funds for the student organizations.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FAFSA Week at Piedmont Tech Help Students Prepare for College

Piedmont Technical College is working to make it easier for students to attend college.

Due to security concerns, the IRS and the Department of Education now require all students and parents to enter their tax information by hand into their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To help make this process easier, PTC is hosting FAFSA Week April 24-28.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Greenwood man sexually assaults minor on playground

Greenwood City Police responded to a playground near New Haven Apartments after someone reported a man sexually assaulting their child.

The mother of the child told police that as she was watching kids play from her apartment, she notice a man assault her child.  She said the man came up and started roughhousing her son.  Then she notice her son telling the suspect to leave him alone.  As the mother approached the playground the suspect left.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dating site relationship ends with violence & blackmail

A relationship that began through an online dating website leads to violence, drugs and blackmail and one arrested.

According to the police report, the victim met Walter Anthony Townsend, 36 on an online dating site called Plenty of Fish.  They began dating for about 5 weeks with Townsend staying at her residence from time to time. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bloodhounds track hit & run suspects down

Two people were arrested after reports of a hit and run that occurred at a Huddle House restaurant in Greenwood.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Become a Volunteer Arbitrator and help a child

On the walk of life, sometimes kids need a strong, caring hand.  The Eighth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office Community Juvenile Arbitration Program is looking for a few volunteers.  If you are at least 21 years of age, have no criminal record and possess a High School Diploma or equivalent then you are eligible to volunteer.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Pet Spotlight is on Eric & Cleopatra
Showing off contemporary style and youthful good looks, Eric is an 11-month-old heartthrob who could easily be the "coverdog" of a canine version of GQ magazine. His coat looks like caramel candy drops melting over a vanilla bean milkshake and his pink nose is the cherry on top. 
Monday, April 17, 2017

Prowl & Growl to Feature Clemson Coaches
Greenwood's Prowl & Growl to feature Clemson coaches Dabo Swinney and Brad Brownell is set for May 8, tickets available now.
Friday, April 14, 2017

Greenwood Voiture Local 435 Earns Place on Wall of Honor
Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized the Greenwood Voiture Local 435 for their cumulative contributions in support of the college. 
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Date set for 4th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic, which will be held on Tuesday, June 27, at the Links at Stoney Point.

The Samuel Lander Golf Classic is an annual fundraising golf tournament to raise scholarship funding for current and future Lander University students. The tournament is sponsored by the Lander Alumni Association. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lander University Alumni week - all graduates urged to join in

Whether it’s enjoying a tasty breakfast with co-workers, taking a campus tour, or reconnecting with old college friends at a Bearcat baseball game or a reunion dinner, all former Lander graduates are urged to come back to school this spring for the university’s annual alumni week.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Carquest celebrates grand opening on Calhoun Road

The Greenwood Chamber celebrated a ribbon cutting for Carquest this afternoon with BBQ, music and classic cars.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

HospiceCare of the Piedmont Welcomes New Volunteers

HospiceCare of the Piedmont is pleased to welcome 10 new Volunteers to our Hospice family.  They completed a 3 day volunteer training class on April 4-6, 2017 and will volunteer in many areas of our Hospice including home patient care, Hospice House, administrative, special projects, fund-raising events and at our Hospice Stores located in Abbeville, SC and Greenwood, SC.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Piedmont Tech PBL Hosts Leadership Conference, Wins Awards
The Piedmont Technical College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted the organization’s 2017 State Leadership Conference. 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Greenwood man arrested for attempted murder

On Sunday, April 9, 2017 Greenwood City Police officers responded to a residence at 204 Manning Road in Greenwood after receiving a call saying someone was being held hostage at gunpoint.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Man arrested for stealing quarters

A man was arrested after a business manager reported that someone had broken into their business and stole approximately 96 quarters.

Joseph Paul Heeg, 24 of 1005 E Grumlin Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with 2nd degree burglary and malicious damage to a property.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Vehicle overturns on Sweetwater Road

A driver of this SUV lost control while driving on Sweetwater Road in Greenwood SC yesterday afternoon.  The vehicle left the road striking the ditch and overturning.  Two were transported to Self Regional Healthcare. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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