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Local DNR Officers Recognized for Years of Service

Greenwood, SC - State Rep. John McCravy thanked 2 SCDNR officers and 3 SCDNR deputies for their decades of service on Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fatal shooting at Phoenix Place Apartments

Greenwood City Police responded to a shooting at Phoenix Place Apartments on Tuesday afternoon.  As they arrive they find two people were shot and were taken to Self Regional Healthcare.  After arriving, one of the victims died.

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SCHP conducts special texting & driving enforcement during Thanksgiving travel

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will be conducting a special enforcement effort to curb distracted driving this week as traffic volume increases for Thanksgiving travel. Community Relations Officers will also be distributing safety materials and talking with motorists about safe holiday travel at rest areas and welcome centers around the state on Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties announces Volunteer Recruitment for people who want to volunteer for our IRS-certified free tax program, VITA!

The United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties (UWGAC) is in need of Volunteers for the 2017 tax season with the VITA Program. VITA is an IRS-certified free tax program, run by local United Way and volunteers, in which thousands of people get their taxes done for free in Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick and Saluda Counties.

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Police Arrest Greenwood Man in Credit Union Robbery

An arrest has been made in connection with the robbery that happen this morning at Lakelands Federal Credit Union on Edgefield Street.

 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Long-time drug dealer found guilty in his absence, faces mandatory 25-year prison sentence

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Thursday that a North Carolina man was convicted of trafficking cocaine, third or subsequent offense, after the man failed to appear for his court date.

Calvin Whitener, 43, of Kings Mountain, N.C., was found guilty by a Newbery County jury of trafficking cocaine, third and subsequent defense, following a two-day trial at the Newberry County Courthouse.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Man fatally struck by tractor trailer in Greenwood

Greenwood man died after being struck by a tractor trailer on Florida Ave in Greenwood yesterday afternoon around 6 p.m.

 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

HospiceCare Gearing Up for Christmas

HospiceCare of the Piedmont’s Board of Directors are getting ready for the upcoming Santa Stroll and Festival of Trees.  HospiceCare of the Piedmont presents the 26th annual Festival of Trees, Christmas Cheer, December 2nd and 3rd at First Baptist Church.  The Santa Stroll is Saturday morning, December 2nd.

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Greenwood Assoc of Realtors help fund home for Veteran
The Greenwood Association of Realtors presented Chad Charles, Director of the Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity with a check for $907.70 on Wednesday, November 15.  

The funds donated have been designated to aid in the completion of a home for a disabled veteran in the Greenwood community. Construction of the home is set to begin in early 2018, as part of the Westside Neighborhood Revitalization Project.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Auxiliary Presents Annual Lights for Love Celebration

Holiday lights will be twinkling at Self Regional Medical Center on Thursday, Dec. 7th during the annual Lights for Love tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the Self Regional Healthcare Atrium (located between the Crossroads Café and patient tower) 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood.

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NWTF Chapter donates turkeys to local charities
Members of the Neil "Gobbler" Cost Chapter of the NWTF delivered 100 turkeys to local charities.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Purple Door Wellness Spa celebrates Grand Re-Opening
The Greenwood SC Chamber staff gathered to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of The Purple Door Wellness Spa on Monday, November 13th. 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chamber Welcomes New Residents via "Meet Up" Gathering
Are you new to the Greenwood area?  Would you like to meet some new people and learn more about our community? If so, then the Greenwood Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is here to introduce its initiative called “WIN,” also known as “Welcome & Intro to Newcomers.” This program welcomes newcomers to Greenwood through what is called, “meetup.com.” 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GwdToday Spotlight: Three Generations in Pest Control

That’s correct, American Termapest is represented by three generations and has been serving the Greenwood and Lakelands area since 1955.

Originally founded in 1955, J.T. Cordell Sr. & wife Willie ran their business from home and then opened their office in Greenwood in 1962 under the name of Efird’s Exterminating.  Then in the early 70’s son Jim took over the business and change the name to the current American Termapest.  Jim, along with his staff continued satisfying customers throughout the years with quality pest control and termite treatment services.  In 1990, Chad Reese joined the company and represents the third generation and Jim also remains involved even today.


Monday, November 13, 2017

The Penguin Project recognized by Federal Arts & Culture Agencies with Nation's Top Honor

The Penguin Project has been honored with the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for these programs. The Penguin Project was recognized for its effectiveness in promoting learning and life skills in young people by engaging them through creative programs.

 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Emerald City Region Antique Auto Club donates to Greenwood Veterans Hall of Heroes, Inc.
Members of The Emerald City Region Antique Auto Club gave a donation of $1,220 to the Greenwood Veterans Hall of Heroes Inc.  Receiving for The Hall of Heroes were Wayne Bell, Carey Bolt, Chuck Fox and Jim Dominick.  This donation represents the club's profits from their annual car show during the Festival of Flowers.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Help support "Special Needs at Christmas"

During the Christmas season, the Burton Center Foundation sponsors “Special Needs at Christmas” to give people with disabilities, who have very limited resources or family members to help them.  This year 124 people need help – to date 74 people have been adopted which leaves 50 still needing to be adopted.  These children and adults have a variety of needs such as clothing, food, bedding, shoes, toiletries, toys and games.  

 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Greenwood man facing 15 years in prison for burglary, firing shots into house

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a Greenwood man was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 15 years in prison for a pair of incidents in which he assaulted a man and fired shots into the man’s residence, all in the presence of the victim’s 2-year-old daughter.

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rep John McCravy honors local SCHP Troopers
SC Stat Representative John McCravy recently recognized SC Highway Patrolment for their years of dedicated service.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Bell joins Burton Center

Cheryl Bell, a lifelong resident of Greenwood and recently retired from Lander after 50 year career, is joining the staff at the Burton Center. Bell will be assisting with Burton Center Foundation activities and Burton Center administrative duties on a part-time basis.

“Although Burton Center is currently recognized as one of the top provider programs in the Southeast, Ms. Bell will help as we desire to continue to grow and improve the services we provide” said Jeff May, Executive Director of the Burton Center Foundation.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Pet Spotlight: Ice & Big Mack

The name “Ice” might reflect her frosty blue eyes, but her sweet personality will melt your heart. This pretty little girl loves nothing more than to run laps around the yard, take long walks, and play with doggy toys. Ice is a beautiful 18-month-old Hound mix with a snowy white coat adorned with light brown across her ears and left eye. Pair that with her clear blue gaze, and you have a winning combination. She is never short of energy, so she’ll want a large fenced-in yard. And although she loves meeting new people, she’s not very fond of cats, so she’s looking for a home without kitty siblings.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Greenwood County Public Works - Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, November 22 - Curbside Recycling Makeup Day for Thanksgiving Day.
  • Thursday, November 23 - No Curbside Recycling, Landfill and Convenience Centers are CLOSED.
  • Friday, November 24 - No Curbside Recycling,  Landfill and Convenience Centers are OPEN.
  • Monday, November 27 - Curbside Recycling Makeup Day for Day After Thanksgiving.

Christmas Holiday Schedule:

  • Dec. 22 - Curbside Recycling Makeup Day for Christmas Day
  • Dec. 25 - No Curbside Recycling - Landfill and Convenience Centers CLOSED
  • Dec. 26 - No Curbside Recycling - Landfill and Convenience Centers OPEN (Normal Schedule)
  • Dec. 27 - Curbside Recycling Makeup Day for Day After Christmas
Dec. 29 - Curbside Recycling Makeup Day for Jan. 1st

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Greenwood Capital Unveils Art Collection at New Downtown Greenville Location

GREENVILLE S.C. – Greenwood Capital is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new facility in downtown Greenville, located at 201 West McBee Avenue, Suite 300. This expansion provides a beautiful space for Greenwood Capital to serve clients in Greenville and the surrounding areas.

“The Greenwood Capital team is elated to be expanding in size with this new location” said Walter Todd, President of Greenwood Capital. “The accessibility of this building gives the company an abundance of opportunities to connect with new clients and make an impact throughout the Upstate region.”

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Panel reflects on the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Hundreds of community members, college students, faculty, and staff filled the seats of the Josephine B. Abney Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 3 for a panel discussion on "The Life and Legacy of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays" held at Lander University.

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Greenwood Woman's Club Fall Home Tour a Success

On November 4th, 2017, a reception was held in the Greenwood Genetics Center as part of the Greenwood Woman’s Club Fall Home Tour.  The tour consisted of five beautiful homes owned by Mayor and Mrs. Welborn  Adams, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Allred, Ms. Christie Crowder,  Dr. and Mrs. Douglas McCartha, and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Scurry. 

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

United Housing Connections receives grant from the Self Family Foundation totaling $23,212

GREENVILLE, SC – United Housing Connections (UHC) announced today it has received a $23,212 grant from The Self Family Foundation. The funds will go to support staircase repairs at Twin Oaks, a 56-unit complex that is dedicated to affordable housing for low income adults and children in Greenwood, SC.

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Greenwood man dies in head-on collision

A fatal accident claimed the life of a Greenwood man this morning in Laurens County.  According to Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek, 50-year-old Jeffery Alen Morris died at the scene from blunt force trauma.

The fatal accident occurred around 6:14 a.m. near Cleve Knight Road.  According to SCHP a man driving a truck crossed over the center lane striking Morris.

The accident remains under investigation by the SCHP.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Man arrested for assaulting/kidnapping woman in Ware Shoals

Ware Shoals Police arrested a Greenwood man after a woman reported that he physically assaulted and refused to allow her to get help.

John Richard Sherrill Jr of 111 Thornhill Court, Greenwood was arrested and charged with domestic violence 2nd degree and kidnapping. 


Monday, November 6, 2017

Brian O'Reilly Memorial Veterans Day Tennis Tournament

A beautiful day surrounded the second annual patriotic tennis community event held last Sat. Nov 4. at the courts of Stoney Point, Lake Greenwood. Players from Greenwood County participated in the The Brian O’Reilly memorial Veterans Day tennis tournament, with their tournament fees collected to be donated to our local Veterans Center.

 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Man arrested for stabbing dog

A Greenwood man was arrested after a witness informed police that he stopped by a yard, got out of the car and stabbed a dog in the snout.

 

Friday, November 3, 2017


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