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home : news : greenwood March 19, 2019 

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Palliative Care Center to Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont will be celebrating the opening of their Palliative Care Center on April 2, 2019 at 10 AM.  The community is invited to attend.

Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing patients relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness, no matter the diagnosis or stage of disease.  This form of care is offered alongside curative or other treatments you may be receiving. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team who work together with a patient’s physician to provide and extra layer of support.

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont is your community non-profit network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care for those living with advanced illnesses.  Serving Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties since 1981. For more information, visit our website at or call our office at 864.227.9393.

Monday, March 18, 2019

30th Annual Disability Advocacy Day

The South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations (SCPDO) recently hosted the 30th Annual Disability Advocacy Day event. Collectively, the 15 member organizations of SCPDO represent more than 500,000 people with lifelong disabilities and their families in South Carolina. Disability Advocacy Day is an opportunity for these individuals and their supporters to come together with one voice to legislators making budget decisions that directly affect their lifestyles and futures.



Monday, March 18, 2019

Greenwood man pulls AK-47 on family

Greenwood City Police arrested a man after his family called 911 saying he had pulled an UZI on them.

Raja Larry-Makalo Logan, 20 of 902 E Cambridge, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with pointing and presenting a firearm.

One of the victims explained to officers that Logan became upset after he claimed a relative was talking about him to other people.  They said when Logan got upset, he began yelling “I’m sick of this shit” and pulled an AK-47 from his sweatpants and held it as if he was “ready to shoot”.

Logan finally left the residence on foot but later arrested.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Piedmont Tech Educator Releases New Children's Book

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a common childhood query. Familiar answers might include race car driver, firefighter, ballerina or even superhero. But what if a child simply wants to be kind when he grows up? Or honest? Or principled? They first need to be aware of those qualities and why they are desirable. That’s a basic premise behind the new children’s book, “You Were Raised Better Than That,” by Joshua L. Lindsay, a Clinton native and dean of business, information technology and public service at Piedmont Technical College.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Repeat offender gets maximum sentence after shooting at Abbeville deputy

A repeat offender who shot at an Abbeville County deputy during a traffic stop will spend the next 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the incident Wednesday afternoon at the Abbeville County Courthouse, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced.

Mark Allen Simmons, 31, pleaded guilty as charged to attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime during the Wednesday afternoon plea proceeding. Circuit Judge R. Scott Sprouse then sentenced Simmons to 30 years in prison, the maximum allowable sentence for attempted murder under state law.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Piedmont Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) Board of Directors Confirmed for 2018

Piedmont Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) recently met at Piedmont Technical College and confirmed its Board of Directors for 2019. The group meets monthly for lunch and the presentation of a professional development topic by featured speakers.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont to Host Camp Celebrate Hope

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont will host its 24th annual children’s grief camp, Camp Celebrate Hope.  It will be held May 4-5, 2019 at Camp Fellowship on Lake Greenwood. Camp Celebrate Hope is open to children ages 6-14 who have experienced the death of a family member or a significant person in their lives.  The overnight camp will begin early on Saturday morning and end midday on Sunday.

At Camp Celebrate Hope, participants learn about their grief and are encouraged to speak openly about issues of death and their grieving experience within a group of children their own age.  Children learn new skills to help them build confidence and hope for the future. Together they create friendships and support that allow them to identify and express their feelings in a safe and caring environment.  They also get the chance to participate in fun and organized activities.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Piedmont Tech and SC Works to Host Regional Job Fair on March 21

On-the-spot, face-to-face job interviews are guaranteed to everyone who attends the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair on Thursday, March 21, in Greenwood. That is the very nature of a job fair and the biggest networking advantage for participants.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

GwdToday offering Summer Advertising Package

Summer is coming fast and GwdToday is ready!  We are offering businesses one of the best packages we have ever offered.  This advertising special runs now through August (over 5 months) and includes these items:

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Greenwood man arrested in connection with recent armed robberies

On Saturday, March 9th 2019, law enforcement agents from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood Police Department, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol worked in concert to make an arrest for a crime spree that spanned over the past few weeks. Kevin McKenzie Jackson, 26, of 209 Logan Road in Greenwood was arrested. Jackson has been identified as the suspect from several armed robberies across the Greenwood area.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Greenwood Capital Announces C. Will Bond Promotion

Greenwood Capital is pleased to announce C. Will Bond, IV has been promoted to Senior Trading Manager. In this role, he is responsible for all systems, procedures and personnel functions related to pre-trade, execution, and post trade allocation with Greenwood Capital’s more than 15 broker relationships.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Ninety Six National Historic Site's 96 Crossroads Event Schedule Released

Ninety Six National Historic Site will host its annual 96 Crossroads, a free and family friendly event, on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2019.  Scheduled activities will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Friends of Greenwood County Library to host Spring Book Sale
The Friends of Greenwood County Library 2019 Spring Book Sale will be Wed. April 3rd through Mon. April 8 at the Greenwood County Library. Hours will be: Wed. 1 PM - 8 PM and Mon. 9 AM - 1 PM and library hours all the other days. 

The Friends' selection includes fiction for adults, teens, and children plus history, war, biography, finance & business, cookbooks, health, hobbies, humor, religion, political, nature & science, classics, local interest, textbooks, reference, self help, foreign languages, Westerns, Sci Fi, signed works, and more. 

All children who come to the sale will receive one book of their choice for free as a gift from the Friends. For information please call 941-4654. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

PTC Horticulture Program Partners with Jackson & Perkins

The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Horticulture Technology Program and Jackson & Perkins Roses and Park Seed have formed a first-of-its-kind partnership to conduct the Jackson Perkins/PTC Horticulture Quarantine Rose Trial Program at the horticulture facilities on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lander University Film Festival to Celebrate Ten Years of Filmmaking

Lander University will begin its two-week short film competition as part of its tenth annual film festival on Monday, March 11, with a special kick-off session at 5:00 p.m. in room 200 of the Carnell Learning Center. Participants will have the chance to hear from former winners and receive their director’s packets.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lander University hosts summit for minority educators

Lander University hosted a panel discussion featuring senior minority education leaders from throughout the state on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Titled “Closing the Achievement Gap: Lander University’s Minority Education Summit,” the event represented a conclusion to Lander’s month-long celebration of Black History Month. Lander’s Black Student Union, the Lander Teaching Fellows and the university’s Department of Teacher Education organized the event.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Suits and Salads On Tap for Women Job Seekers

The Greenwood SC Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council is hosting a “Suits and Salads” event on March 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to aid women who are currently seeking employment.  Participants will receive assistance with resumes, interview skills and job fair essentials.

WLC’s goal is prepare women for the upcoming Upper Savannah Job Fair on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Piedmont Technical College by offering job readiness skills, support and encouragement.  In addition to educational seminars and a complimentary salad lunch, participants will also have the opportunity to try on professional clothing and leave with an interview ready outfit. WLC volunteers will be available to provide feedback on resumes and offer interviewing tips and role playing.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Woman arrested after threatening school employee

On Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 a woman visited Westview Middle School in an effort to have her child dismissed.  When met at an entrance by an employee, they asked for her ID. She said she did not have one and was there to have her child dismissed.  Per policy of the school, the employee told her she must have ID to enter. The woman became irate and began to threaten the employee.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

One of SC's Largest STEAM Festivals is Coming to Greenwood

The iMAGINE Upstate festival, that has occurred in Greenville over the past 4 years, is coming to Greenwood! The festival will feature interactive exhibits and shows emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) to Greenwood Uptown and Uptown Market on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The purpose of iMAGINE STEAM Festival, fueled by the Greenwood Arts Center, is to ignite the interest of Pre-K through 12th-grade students (and their families) in STEAM subjects by providing up-close engagement with the latest technologies and giving them exposure to high-skill industries.   


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Nominations Now Open for Small Business Person of the Year
The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for a very special person - someone whose dedication to their business has had a positive effect on the quality of life in Greenwood, and who, by their efforts, has had a profound impact on the progress and growth experienced in our county. 

Nominations are currently being accepted for Greenwood's 2019 "Small Business Person of the Year," the Chamber's annual honor bestowed upon an individual who has positively shaped the Greenwood business landscape.  All nominations are due by Monday, April 1 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to nominate...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ninety Six man faces murder charges from fatal shooting

A Ninety Six man is facing murder charges after being arrested for the fatal shooting that took place in Ninety Six claiming the life of a man from Aiken, SC

Anthony Hailey Jr., 32 of 415 Booker Road, Ninety Six SC was arrested and charged with murder.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

$1.75 Million investment in genetic laboratory equipment and aquaculture

Greenwood continues to increase its role and competitiveness as an international provider of genetic services with the commitment of more than $1.75 million from the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC). The investment was made in advanced laboratory tools and a state-of-the-art aquaculture facility.  The Center has invested in laboratory equipment, including a NovaSeq DNA sequencing system and a confocal microscopy system.  Additionally, the Center has constructed on-site an advanced aquaculture facility that is the largest zebrafish facility in the state.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Bradley man arrested for criminal sexual conduct

On March 3, 2019, Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence in Greenwood for a possible assault.  The victim said she was sexually assaulted by a man she had known for years.

Ferric Montra Fuller, 47 of 700 New Zion Road, Bradley SC was arrested for 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and 1st degree burglary.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Simpsonville woman arrested for fraud, selling homes on craigslist

Greenwood County Sheriff Office arrested a woman from Simpsonville who has taken money on multiple occasions from people attempting to purchase a home in Greenwood that was listed on Craigslist.

Wanda Hunt, 47 of 142 Duffie Road, Simpsonville SC was arrested and charged with breach of trust obtaining property under false tokens value under $2,000.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Science on Tap Explores the Technology and Implications of Fracking

‘Science on Tap’ will be held on Tuesday, March 12th at 6pm in the Lander University Science Building, Room SC 150. Science on Tap is a community lecture series designed to highlight some of the scientific work and expertise in the Greenwood area.

The March event will feature Dan Pardieck, PhD, Professor of Environmental Geology and Coordinator of the Environmental Science Program at Lander University. He will present “Hydrofracturing: And That’s the Fracking Truth.”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Former NS School Resource Officer Arrested for Assault

On March 2, 2019 Greenwood County Sheriff Deputies responded to 308 Chinquapin Road after a woman called 911 saying two men were fighting.  

As Deputies arrive they only find one man and a woman inside the residence.  The woman told officers that when she arrived home with another man in the vehicle, her ex-boyfriend ambushed him as he got out of the vehicle and they began fighting.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Hodges man arrested for stealing vehicles & selling them for scraps

Greenwood County Sheriff Office arrested one man after investigating the theft of two vehicles from a residence in Bradley, SC.

James Vernon Bellflower Jr., 53 of 612 Nations Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with two counts of vehicle theft.

According to the police report the owner of a 1998 Ford Ranger and 1985 F-150 reported them stolen on Feb 12, 2019 from a prior residence he once had in Bradley SC.  The property owner where the vehicles were at in Bradley gave the owner permission to leave the vehicles there after moving out until the owner could find a new location for them.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Lander fraternity to sponsor a Red Cross blood drive on campus

Members of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Lander University, in Greenwood, are teaming up with the American Red Cross to conduct a blood drive on Wednesday, March 13, from noon to 5 p.m. Red Cross staff will set up blood collection stations in the ground floor conference room of Centennial Hall on campus.


Sunday, March 3, 2019

International Women's Day Hike at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

CLINTON – Join us on a hike of the British Encampment trail in celebration of the women who shaped our past and in honor of local heroines of the Revolutionary War at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5 pm.  Men are welcomed and encouraged to attend. No reservations are necessary.

Details:  Meet at the British Encampment trailhead at 5 pm.

Distance:  1 mile

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty:  Easy

Proper footwear is required.  Dress for the weather.

Dogs:  Not for this hike

For more information please contact Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at (864) 938-0100, e-mail or go to

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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