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home : news : lakelands & beyond April 30, 2017



Laurens woman sentenced to 14 years in murder cover up

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a Laurens woman was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 14 years in prison for her part in covering up the 2003 murder of James Bolt at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Laurens.

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

JSI Store Fixtures Inc. Expanding Greenville County Presence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – JSI Store Fixtures Inc., a market-leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality merchandising displays for the supermarket industry, is expanding its Greenville County facility. The firm is expected to invest $2.1 million in the expansion of its Greenville operations, creating 97 new jobs.

 


Friday, April 28, 2017

Caristrap International Locating Corporate Headquarters In Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Caristrap International, a manufacturer of industrial strapping systems, is locating its new corporate headquarters in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring $5.5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 new jobs.

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group Hosts Veteran Job Fairs

Gaffney, SC – The Southern Campaign for the American Revolution Parks Group will host three veteran job fairs for several open seasonal positions. In keeping with the National Park Service’s commitment to increasing the employment of veterans within the workforce, veterans interested in the seasonal employment opportunities listed below are encouraged to attend one or more of these job fairs.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LuLaRoe Locating New Distribution Center In Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – LuLaRoe, a national provider of women’s and men’s clothing, is locating a new distribution center in Richland County. The project is expected to bring approximately $35 million of new capital investment and create at least 1,000 new jobs over the next few years. 

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Senator introduces new legislation to crack down on robocalls intended to impersonate individuals

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senator Sandy Senn, R-Charleston, today penned a letter to SLED Chief Mark Keel requesting the investigation of Robocall tactics by Dark Money group Campaign for Liberty. In the letter, Senn says the group made political calls to district residents using the “spoofing” tactics to appear the call was placed by the senator’s private business.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

John de la Howe's Greenhouse Sale

The John de la Howe School greenhouse is now selling spring bedding plants, hanging baskets and vegetable plants grown by students. The greenhouse is open 8:00 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Contact Frank Dorn, Agriculture instructor, at (864) 993-0908 prior to your visit and he will be happy to assist. 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Carolina Skygazers coming to Ninety Six National Historic Site May 6

Ninety Six National Historic Site will host a night sky program, Find Your Park After Dark, on Saturday, May 6, from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Star Fort Pond.

The Carolina Skygazers astronomy club will lead the way with their high-powered telescopes and will take visitors on journey of the celestial bodies without leaving the earth. Along the way, participants will view planets, stars, and other astronomical objects. Discover the constellations and heavenly bodies that connect the past to the present in their constant appearance in the sky.  Learn more about the important objects that allowed colonist to navigate across the sea and land in the 18th century.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group Hosts Veteran Job Fairs

Gaffney, SC – The Southern Campaign for the American Revolution Parks Group will host three veteran job fairs for several open seasonal positions. In keeping with the National Park Service’s commitment to increasing the employment of veterans within the workforce, veterans interested in the seasonal employment opportunities listed below are encouraged to attend one or more of these job fairs.

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

SCDPS holds 30th Annual Memorial Service to remember 2016 traffic fatality victims

COLUMBIA – The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) held a memorial service on April 22 remembering more than 1,000 people killed in 2016 traffic collisions on South Carolina roadways.

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Winding Road Announces the Opening of a New Counseling Service

Laurens, SC – The Winding Road is excited to announce the opening of a new emotional health private practice, which will offer individual, group, and family therapy. The Winding Road will offer an array of services to include evaluations, couples therapy, trauma therapy, treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, as well as case management services. The official opening date for The Winding Road is May 1st, 2017.

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

GHS physician named to state board
Matthew Bitner, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Greenville Health System, has been elected to serve on the board of the South Carolina chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). 
Friday, April 21, 2017

NS National Historic Site announces summer opportunities for youth

Ninety Six National Historic Site is accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corps.

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hodges Elementary to honor Anne B. McKellar & support the American Cancer Society

Hodges Elementary will be hosting the Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K, a benefit for the American Cancer Society.  This event is held in memory of Anne B. McKellar, a long time District 50 teacher who battled cancer.  

On May 6, we will be hosting a Kids' Fun Run at 8:45 with a 5K run at 9:00 a.m.  The 5K course runs from the school, through town, and about 3/4 of a mile down Dixie Drive, before turning around and returning to the school.  Runners have enjoyed the smooth, flat course. 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ninety Six High School students selected as GCEA Scholarship Winners

Greenwood County Education Association awards two scholarships annually to two deserving Greenwood County students who meet the application and deadline requirements.  The students will receive their scholarship upon enrollment to a South Carolina college/ university in the fall. This year’s winners will receive $250. The winners were Camryn Sprowl and Akasha Strom both students are current seniors at Ninety Six High School. 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Man arrested for stealing quarters

A man was arrested after a business manager reported that someone had broken into their business and stole approximately 96 quarters.

Joseph Paul Heeg, 24 of 1005 E Grumlin Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with 2nd degree burglary and malicious damage to a property.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Sex offender arrested for failure to report address change

A Hodges man was arrested after failing to notify that his address had changed as required by law for sex offenders.

Vareck Lamon Lites, 45 of 514 Ridge Road, Hodges SC was arrested and charged with failure to register or provide required notification, a sex offender registry violation.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

EDGEFIELD, S.C.  The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017.

“I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save the habitat and the hunt, and we are well on our way to achieving all of our goals through the strength and great work of our dedicated staff and volunteers”.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Golf Club at Star Fort now allows kids to play free

Most golfers can look back and tell stories of how their parent, grandfather or some other adult helped them learn how to play golf.  Now The Golf Club at Star Fort makes changes to their policy to allow kids under 14 to play free with a paying adult.  There’s a huge reason behind this change according their Golf Pro, Zach Calhoun.

“My Grandfather was the one who got me started playing golf and it’s been a very rewarding sport for me” explains Calhoun.  “Allowing parents or grandparents to bring their children out to play could make a lasting, positive impression to them as well.  We just want to make that opportunity more welcoming here at our club”.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Abbeville First Bank supports HospiceCare of the Piedmont

Andy Timmerman, President of Abbeville First Bank recently presented a check to Nancy Corley, CEO of HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  The generosity and compassion of our community makes it possible for HospiceCare to continue to meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones.    

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Robinson delivers positive speech

Rodney Robinson is best known for his work with students in colleges and public schools in the Lakelands Region.  From Piedmont Tech to Greenwood to McCormick, Robinson has impacted the lives of young people for over twenty-five years.  Recently, he was given the opportunity to share his experiences and expertise with a group of school counselors, career specialists and social service workers during a professional development workshop sponsored by the Pee Dee Education Center in Florence, SC. 

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

National Crime Victims Impact Ceremony at Leath Correctional

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is holding a National Crime Victims Impact Ceremony at Leath Correctional Institution on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 beginning at 10am.

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Resignation Of S.C. Department Of Health And Human Services Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Christian L. Soura’s resignation as Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective April 7, 2017.

“Christian has been a tremendous asset to the Department of Health and Human Services and to South Carolina as a whole,” said Gov. McMaster. “His strong leadership and commitment to the agency’s mission has improved the lives of South Carolinians, and we look forward to working with stakeholders from around the State to find someone who will continue that legacy to lead what is one of our most complex and important agencies.” 


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Employers Encouraged to Attend Upper Savannah Job Fair; Online Registration Available

Area employers who are hiring are encouraged to participate in a job fair sponsored by the Upper Savannah Workforce System and Greenwood Mall.

The bi-annual Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair will be held at Greenwood Mall April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge to participate. However, available space is limited. Registration ends on April 17 or when all spots are filled.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Student brings weapon to Edgewood Middle School in Ninety Six
The administration of Greenwood School District 52 (Ninety Six) is dealing with another issue involving a student bringing a weapon to school.  
Thursday, March 30, 2017


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