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home : news : lakelands July 3, 2015

Presbyterian College Board of Trustees Announces New President

Clinton, SC  – The Presbyterian College (PC) Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Robert (Bob) Emmett Staton ’68 has been selected to serve as president of PC effective July 15, while a nationwide search is conducted for a new president for the College.


Wednesday, July 1, 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

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

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

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

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

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

NSPD arrests man in connection with alleged armed robbery

The Ninety Six Police Department has arrested a second man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on June 7.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Donalds Man Acquitted of Criminal Sexual Conduct

An Abbeville County jury acquitted Russell Lee Prince of three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The indictments involved two children, ages 9 and 10. The trial started on Monday, June 15, 2015, and lasted all week, with the not guilty verdicts announced Friday afternoon.



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ware Shoals teens facing drug charges

A pair of Ware Shoals teens are facing drug charges related to a major drug raid by the Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Lake Hartwell named among the 100 Best Bass Lakes in America by B.A.S.S

Anderson County, SC – In the newly released July/August issue of Bassmaster Magazine, B.A.S.S. named Lake Hartwell among the 100 Best Bass Lakes in America. Since the 2012 inaugural ranking, this is the first time Lake Hartwell has made the list.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Man arrested after allegedly killing pet rabbit

A Ninety Six man is in custody after police say he threw his girlfriend’s daughter’s rabbit against a wall, killing the animal.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nine Killed in Historic Charleston Church Shooting

Update: 10:30am

Charleston Police have identified the shooter as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, of Lexington, SC. Authorities say a manhunt is underway for Roof.   Roof, 21 has a slender/small build last seen wearing a gray sweat shirt, blue jeans and is clean shaven. He is believed to be driving a dark color Hyundai Elantra with vehicle tag LGF330. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

School budgets on hold

The ordinance levying taxes for the three school districts within in Greenwood County is on hold for another week while the three districts attempt to work out a disagreement over millage for the G. Frank Russell Career Center.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Ninety Six police are searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Greenwood County Public Works Holiday Schedule for July 4th.

Landfill - CLOSED (Saturday - July 4th)

Convenience Centers - CLOSED (Saturday - July 4th)

County Offices - CLOSED (Friday - July 3rd)

No Recycling Pickup on Friday (July 3rd) - Makeup day is Thursday (July 2nd)


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Festival of Stars receives support from Senator Nicholson

During the Ninety Six Town Council meeting on Monday, June 15, Senator Floyd Nicholson presented a $1000 donation to support of the upcoming SC Festival of Stars event.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ninety Six teen charged in armed robbery

A Ninety Six teen was arrested over the weekend in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last week.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Night of Music to benefit Meg's House - Tickets Available Now
Some major music is coming to Greenwood in June to help raise awareness for domestic violence.  A few of country music’s top songwriters will converge at the Sundance Gallery on Friday, June 26, for a night aimed to assist, educate and raise awareness for the battle against domestic violence.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Culture Lost to Thurmond Lake, an interesting book by Bobby Edmonds
A Culture Lost to Thurmond Lake offers readers a unique look into the geographical setting of  the western portion of McCormick County, South Carolina adjacent to the Savannah River a half century ago. The 378-page book, authored by Bob Edmonds, contains more than 500 never-before-published photographs that provide a window into a world rarely seen and the fascinating story of folks that built America!
Monday, June 8, 2015

Share Your Lake Greenwood Stories

Connect Lake Greenwood, as well as the Greenwood Regional Tourism and Visitors Bureau, are partnering together on efforts to learn and obtain more “history” on Lake Greenwood.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Woman charged with pointing gun at brother

A Ninety Six woman was arrested Tuesday after she reportedly pointed a gun at her brother following a dispute.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Individuals wanted in Tidwell Jewelers burglary

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 2nd, a burglary was reported at the Tidwell Jewelers in Batesburg-Leesville. The business was entered by three individuals who departed the store with an undisclosed amount of display jewelry.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored
Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in May. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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