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home : news : lakelands & beyond July 24, 2017

Greenwood Shrine Club Battle of the Bands

The Greenwood Shine Club is hosting their annual Battle of the Bands on July 29, 2017 with the gates opening at 6 p.m.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Spartanburg Sheriff says missing kids found safe

According to WSPA news, the Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wight has announced that the three missing kids have been found safe in Rutherford County.  The grandmother who took off with the kids has been arrested.

According to Sheriff Wright, on Wendnesday Connie Sanders (grandmother) drove her daughter along with the three grandkids to Virginia College campus so her daughter could apply for school.  While the mother of the kids was inside the grandmother took off with the three kids in the van.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SCDPS joins regional speed enforcement campaign, "Operation Southern Shield"

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety kicked off a new speed enforcement campaign, Operation Southern Shield, at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, July 17, joining its counterparts across four other Southeastern states.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Man arrested for having sex with underage female

A man was arrested for having sex with a female under the age of 16.  Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Peter Mentis, 20 of 473 Highway 71, Abbeville SC.

According to the police report, the father of the underage female reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office.  After investigating, it was determined that Mentis did have sexual intercourse with a female juvenile under the age of 16. 

Mentis was arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor 2nd degree.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Man arrested for attempted murder and kidnapping

On July 17, 2017 Deputies with the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute call at 260 Suttles Landing Road in Iva SC.  The victim told police that her husband threatened kill them. 

Kevin Jason Williams, 48 was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and kidnapping.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ann Hunter of Greenwood joins Clemson University Foundation board

Ann Hunter of Greenwood joined the Clemson University Foundation board of directors for a four-year term beginning July 1.

Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science (1980) and Master of Science (1982) in chemical engineering from Clemson. She previously worked for Union Carbide in Greenville and became a homemaker and full-time volunteer after the birth of her daughter, Rebecca, who also is a Clemson alumna. She met her husband, Wilson G. Hunter, while they were chemical engineering students at Clemson.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Electro-Spec, Inc. Launching New Operations In Lexington County

Electro-Spec, Inc., a specialty plating manufacturer, is locating new production operations in Lexington County. The new development is projected to bring $3.1 million of capital investment and create 53 new jobs.

With a customer base in North America, Asia and Europe, Electro-Spec is an industry-leading provider of gold, silver, nickel, copper and Tri-M3™ (tri-alloy) electroplating. Serving the aerospace, medical, telecommunications and automotive industries, the company also provides heat treating and passivating services, which removes impurities from parts and provides resistance to oxidation and corrosion.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Laurens Sheriff upset after learning hospital could not perform sexual assault examination for victim

Laurens County Sheriff’s office responded to a burglary and sexual assault incident that occurred on July 13, 2017.  On arrival they found a victim inside the residence that had been cut, held against her will and brutally sexually assaulted.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Spectrum Hiring to Fill More Than 100 Positions in Simpsonville

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is hosting a job fair at the Simpsonville Call Center in order to fill more than 100 Spectrum inbound sales representative positions to accommodate demand for its Spectrum TV, Internet and Voice services. 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse: Ninety Six NHS in the Path of Totality

On August 21, 2017, Ninety Six National Historical Site (NHS) will host a total solar eclipse viewing program from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Star Fort Pond on Kinard Road off Highway 246. Ninety Six NHS is in "the path of totality", meaning we will have one of the best views of the eclipse on the east coast!


Friday, July 14, 2017

First Annual Dog Show at Abbeville Nursing Home

The Abbeville Nursing Home held their 1st Annual Dog Show on Friday, June 16, 2017.  A total of nine contestants filled Wing 2 of the nursing home and provided tricks, barks, and even some accidents. 


Friday, July 14, 2017

John de la Howe brainstorms agricultural programs

A group of 25 brainstormed for close to three hours last Thursday on ideas to transition John de la Howe School into an agricultural education program.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Plant evacuates due to ammonia leak

Early this morning around 3am, employees at the Louis Rich Plant in Newberry County were evacuated due to an ammonia leak.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

SC Festival of Stars was a huge hit

Throughout the weekend folks enjoyed lots of fun, food and entertainment in Ninety Six SC during their annual SC Festival of Stars event.  By the last night an enormous crowd had gathered in the town’s park to see a South Carolina favorite, country music star Aaron Tippin.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Lieutenant Michael Clayton receives 2016 Larry Bragg Deputy of the Year Award

The Larry Bragg Deputy of the Year Award is an award named in recognition of Deputy Lawrence Bragg III, who died in the line of duty in June 1989. The award is presented to a Deputy Sheriff who has shown dedication, loyalty, and leadership above and beyond the call of duty. The individual epitomizes the image of a law enforcement officer and the standards of the Sheriff’s Office.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Country Star Aaron Tippin to headline Festival of Stars

Widely known for major hits like “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”, “You’ve Got To Stand For Something” and “Kiss This”; Aaron Tippin is set to take to the stage as the main entertainment during the 2017 Festival of Stars in Ninety Six SC.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Ninety Six CPW Consumer Confidence Report for 2017

The following is the annual Consumer Confidence Report for the Town of Ninety Six water system. 

Click here to open the report file

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nursing Graduate Fulfills a Childhood Dream

For Newberry resident Michelle Burns, becoming a nurse has been a dream since childhood. But like many Piedmont Technical College students, she had to delay that dream until later in life.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Samsung To Open $380 Million Manufacturing Plant In Newberry County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Samsung, one of the world’s leading technology companies, is opening a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County. The $380 million facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular, industry-leading appliances and generate more than 950 new jobs over the next three years. 


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fatal motorcycle accident on Hwy 246

A Saluda man was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Highway 246 just past Tillman Territory Road in Ninety Six, SC.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dollar General now open in Hodges
Dollar General’s newest store at 4610 Hwy 25 N in Hodges is now open!  In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.
Monday, June 26, 2017

Two men arrested in connection to Roche Pharmacy burglary in Whitmire
Two men are in custody and will be charged later today with the burglary that occurred at Roche Pharmacy in Whitmire. 

The two men became suspects when deputies and the owners reviewed video footage from the pharmacy from the earlier in the day on the day of the burglary and saw them in the store acting suspiciously. Investigators have been attempting to locate them since Tuesday.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Lights on the Lake to feature fireworks & The Jake Bartley Band

On Saturday, July 1st, the region’s largest patriotic fireworks display will ring, thunder and boom over Lake Greenwood, SC as the Connect Lake Greenwood’s 4th Annual Lights on the Lake Independence Day Celebration, comes to life from Fellowship Camp & Conference Center.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Greenwood Students Receive Countybank Scholarship at Lander University

Lander University business administration majors Emily Rodgers, left, of Ninety Six, and Cora Foshee, right, of Greenwood, have been awarded the Countybank Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Renovated pool facility dedicated in honor of Winnie Phillips

Erskine’s renovated pool facility was dedicated in honor of Winnie Morrison Phillips, Erskine alumna and former alumni director, in an outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 10. Phillips, who graduated in 1941, and a number of her family members and friends were present for the occasion.

Vice President for Alumni and Advancement Buddy Ferguson said Phillips was delighted.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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