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home : news : greenwood December 17, 2014 

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Lander students survey trees on campus to identify environmental benefits

A trio of Lander University science students led by a faculty member, have completed a comprehensive study showing that the trees in the older historic section of the campus are responsible for remarkable ecological benefits. Team Tree-mendous, as they called themselves, conducted the semester-long project to raise awareness of the environmental impact of trees and possibly influence future campus landscaping plans.             

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation announces recipient of Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation has announced that Newberry native Julie Culbertson is the recipient of the second M. John and Drenda Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship.  Culbertson is in her final year of the respiratory therapy program, and plans to work with Critical Care patients with her RT degree.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hometown girl wins Miss Travelers Rest 2015
Madison Boatwright, a native of Greenwood, South Carolina was crowned Miss Travelers Rest 2015 at the Bonds Career Center in Greer on Saturday, November 22nd.

A 2014 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelors Degree in English and Minor in Communications, Madison plans to pursue her Masters Degree in Business Administration from The University of South Carolina.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Self Regional Healthcare Announces $268,770 In Community Grants

Santa Claus came a little early to five local nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Man charged after allegedly assaulting sister

A Cokesbury man has been charged in connection with an incident in which authorities say he beat his sister with a chair.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Man charged in fatal collision

A Greenwood man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision last month that left one man dead and another injured.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Council approves bid to demolish civic center
The Greenwood Civic Center will soon be brought to the ground as Greenwood County Council selected a demolition contractor during their regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Homicide suspect linked to possible arson

The woman investigators believe beat her mother to death Friday morning has also been linked to a possible arson earlier this year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

County to test CodeRED system

Greenwood County Emergency Services will be conducting a test of the CodeRED warning system on Thursday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Council passes 2015 budget

Greenwood City Council on Monday passed second and final reading of the City of Greenwood’s 2015 budget by a vote of 6-1.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEU takes down another meth lab

The Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit busted another meth lab Monday afternoon and seized nearly 1,000 grams of meth.

Monday, December 15, 2014

New company to invest $110 million, create 70 new jobs

A new wood pellet manufacturing company will bring a $110 million investment and 70 new jobs by opening a new manufacturing facility in Greenwood County.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Morris promoted to Agency Manager

Kimberly Morris has been promoted to Agency Manager for Steve Wall & Associates - Nationwide Insurance.  Morris will now have responsibility for the offices in Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Clinton and Irmo.  Morris has been with Nationwide since selling Lakelands Insurance and can be reached at 864-229-7283 for any of your insurance needs.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Greenwood man facing burglary, CDV charges

A Greenwood man is facing charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and assaulted her while three children watched.

Monday, December 15, 2014

City of Greenwood Retains ISO Rating of 2

Greenwood, SC –The City of Greenwood has received official notification from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) that the City has retained its structural fire suppression delivery system classification of Two (2). 

The Greenwood Fire Department was surveyed by ISO this past August. Based on the survey, the Department’s class rating will remain a two (2). ISO uses a ten-point scale, with one (1) being the best and ten (10) being the worst.   Of the nearly 50,000 communities reviewed nationwide in 2014, less than two (2) percent received an ISO rating of 2 or better.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Area Lions Hold 67th Annual Christmas Banquet at John de la Howe School

For the 67th straight holiday season, members of area Lions Clubs gathered at John de la Howe School Dec. 11 to assure students there of a merry Christmas. Members of the Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Due West and McCormick Lions Clubs hosted their annual Christmas banquet on the John de la Howe campus and followed their long tradition of “passing the bucket.”

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fire destroys home

A fire completely destroyed the inside of a home along Emerald Road Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

First Green to Gold cadet receives commission

Two years to the day since she entered the Green to Gold program, Gabrielle Wheat received her commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Greenwood man is facing drug and weapon charges after police reportedly found him with a large quantity of narcotics and a weapon.

Friday, December 12, 2014

VCTF investigating homicide

***UPDATED 12/12/14 2:45 p.m.***

***UPDATED 12/12/14 noon***
The Greenwood County Violent Crime Task Force is investigating a homicide that occurred Friday morning.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Price tops the tree at Lights for Love

The memory of Dr. Wiley Price Jr. topped the tree at the annual Lights for Love tree lighting ceremony Thursday night at the Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Burglar sentenced to 15 years

A Greenwood man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to 22 theft-related indictments at the Greenwood County Courthouse.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

VCTF investigating shooting

The Greenwood County Violent Crime Task Force is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Westview Ends a Successful United Way Campaign

Westview students and faculty raised $6,110.34 during the United Way campaign nearly doubling their school goal!  

On November 25th, Westview celebrated with a United Way pep rally that featured a football throwing contest, an ice cream eating contest, bobbing for footballs, an end zone touchdown dance, a pie throwing contest and a contest to shave the head of a teacher and student who raised the least amount of money for United Way.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

County offering tax installment plan

Greenwood County is offering property owners the option of paying their 2015 taxes in a six payment installment plan.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

'Diamond' sentenced to 30 years

A circuit court judge handed down a sentence of 30 years to a man who pleaded guilty to a number of charges stemming from an Oct. 2013 incident.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Local produced film focuses on consequences of driving while intoxicated
Over the past year, the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, the Laurens County Prevention Coalition, Sliced Tomato Productions, and numerous private donors have joined together to produce a short film showcasing the dangers choosing to drink and drive.

This true to life short film documents the personal tragedies that unfortunately can occur in the blink of an eye.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Benefactors and Community Leaders Honored by PTC Foundation

Benefactors and community leaders joined together at Piedmont Technical College recently to celebrate the successes of the past year with the annual benefactors’ event.

Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development with the Piedmont Technical College Foundation, welcomed those in attendance. The event honored Cornerstone Society members and benefactors who had contributed to the growth and success of the college.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shenal Family presents Race the Helix proceeds to Genetic Center Foundation

The Shenal family of Greenwood presented proceeds from the 4th annual Race the Helix to the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation on Monday. The annual 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk brought together nearly 200 participants and volunteers to raise support and awareness for the programs of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC).

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ware Shoals teen charged with selling meth

A Ware Shoals teen was arrested Tuesday after agents with the Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit say he sold meth to a confidential informant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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