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home : news : greenwood July 3, 2015 

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Shooting suspect in custody

The Greenwood Police Department arrested a man late Thursday night after they say he shot another man multiple times following a dispute. 

Friday, July 3, 2015


Most people have had some interaction with Greenwood County Probate Judge Travis Moore, whether it be for a marriage license, settling an estate or dealing with a loved one struggling with mental illness. What most people have not seen is the care with which Moore makes each and every decision.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Man charged with raping teen

A Greenwood man is in custody after police say he raped a 16-year-old girl between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2013.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Walmart opens its doors

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday morning for the much anticipated grand opening of the new Walmart store located at 300 Bypass 25 N.E.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

7 injured in 4 car collision

Seven people were injured in a four-car collision Wednesday morning at the intersection of County Farm Road and Highway 34.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fighting hunger, Ameriprise helps fill empty bowls
Thirty-one artists from kindergarteners to great grandmothers spent an afternoon painting bowls with turtles, flowers and abstract designs, but the bowls were empty, empty to represent the plight of the hungry in Greenwood County.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lander and School District 50 form Montessori education partnership

Lander University and Greenwood School District 50 have agreed to partner in establishing and operating a Montessori Early Childhood laboratory school at Lakeview Elementary School in Greenwood. Both sides said the agreement will provide exemplary educational opportunities for children and an enhanced environment for Lander to deliver its Montessori Teacher Education program.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DEU seizes guns, drugs in raid

The Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit seized several hundred grams of meth in addition to over 10 grams of ice and a number of guns.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Man charged in domestic incident

A Greenwood man was arrested Monday in connection with a domestic incident that occurred earlier this month in which the allegedly pulled a gun on his ex-girlfriend.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mystery Dinner successfully supports Meg's House
The Greenwood Chapter of Business and Professional Woman would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser for Meg's House Women’s Shelter. The evening was filled with Hollywood glamour. Attendees enjoyed a special performance called "Suspect Hollywood" featuring volunteer performers from the community. 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Walmart VIP Night Sets Stage for Grand Opening

Walmart held a special pre-opening event on Monday, June 29, 2015 at their new location on Bypass 25 NE in Greenwood. During the event, Walmart presented several checks to support local organizations such as The Salvation Army, Beyond Abuse, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, and Meg’s House.  Greenwood Mayor, Welborn Adams, was on hand to welcome Walmart to the new location and to the 300 jobs created for local residents.




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Father, son charged in connection with burglary, assault

A father and son are both facing charges after police say they broke into an apartment and assaulted a man and a 63-year-old woman.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Man wanted in Abbeville picked up in Greenwood

A man wanted in Abbeville on multiple charges, including kidnapping and failure to stop for blue light, was arrested Friday in Greenwood.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Man arrested after allegedly choking father

A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after he reportedly choked his father after ransacking his father’s living room.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Anderson man facing charges related to shooting

An Anderson man was arrested Friday after Ware Shoals police say he fired a shot at a man during an altercation earlier this year.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Musicians support Meg's House; aim to end domestic violence

Musical talents filled the Sundance Studio Friday night all in hopes to raise awareness on domestic violence and to benefit Meg’s House.  The night started off with a strong kick from the band Kindlin singing some of the best southern rock songs.  Then Ryan Daniel entertained the sold out crowd and at one moment during the performance, slowed it down for the eye watering “Lies & Bruises” song. 


Sunday, June 28, 2015

PTC Benefits from Charity Golf Tournament
Piedmont Technical College recently received a generous donation as part of the funds raised through the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic. 
Saturday, June 27, 2015

IG at John de la Howe Board meeting; new chair named

McCORMICK — Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the John de la Howe School Board of Trustees, State Inspector General Patrick Maley said it is important for South Carolina to treat troubled teens before they get into deeper trouble.

Maley told the trustees that state leaders are starting to understand the importance of investing in behavioral health problems early.

“Doing so prevents greater costs downstream, and the return on your initial investment is tenfold,” Maley said.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lander offers SAT preparation course for high school students

Lander University will offer a special course beginning July 17 and continuing through August 7 for high school students who plan to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test scheduled for next fall.

The program is called SAT PRO. It will be taught on the Lander campus by Dr. Lillian Craton, associate professor of English and director of Lander’s Honors College, who will be the reading and writing instructor, and Gina Dunn, chair of Lander’s Department of Mathematics and Computing, who will teach the mathematics section.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Man charged with throwing rabbit now facing domestic violence charge
A Ninety Six man arrested last week after he reportedly threw a rabbit against a wall, forcing the animal to be put down, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly punched his live-in girlfriend numerous times.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Greenwood man charged with assaulting child

A Greenwood man was arrested Thursday after authorities say he sexually assaulted a girl under 10 years of age.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Students from Lakelands region participate in summer science program at Lander

Fourteen budding criminologists learned about the fascinating world of forensics during the opening week of the 2015 Duke Energy’s Summer Institute at Lander University. Classes opened on Monday, June 22, and featured the many scientific methods used by law enforcement to solve crimes.


Friday, June 26, 2015

New group seeks to build better men

At 5:30 a.m. on a random Tuesday morning, nearly 30 men materialize in the pre-dawn gloom. They come to exercise together, fellowship together and become better men, husbands, fathers. They are F3.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waterloo man sentenced to life in prison for 2014 slaying of neighbor
A Waterloo man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of one of his neighbors following a trial at the Laurens County Courthouse.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GPD arrests suspect in shooting

The Greenwood Police Department has made an arrest in a shooting that occurred Sunday morning and authorities believe could be related to the fatal shooting that occurred earlier that same morning.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Five Things Every Mom Should Know About Mosquitoes

Its time to focus on mosquitoes as this week, June 21-27 is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.  With that said, we have some experts that know how to control those pesky mosquitoes.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Game Changer Scholarship Established at Piedmont Tech

Susan Thompson is a legend in Greenwood County for her accomplishments at Greenwood High School, where she coached the girls’ basketball team to 299 wins, eight region crowns and two upper state titles. And now a scholarship has been established in her honor at Piedmont Technical College that aims to continue her legacy.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hospital unveils new main entrance

It stood for more than five decades as the gateway to the largest hospital serving the Lakelands. The new main entrance to Self Regional Healthcare was unveiled Wednesday following during a ceremony at the renovated entrance.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

One dead in single vehicle crash

One woman was killed Wednesday and another airlifted to Greenville following a single vehicle crash in Laurens County.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GPD investigating shooting

The Greenwood Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred just minutes after a man was fatally shot at a local pool hall.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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