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home : news : lakelands & beyond December 12, 2019

Abbeville County Animal Shelter Pets of the Month: Graham & Nicole

It is hard not to notice all of the toys behind Graham in this picture. This is because he LIVES for his toys! He absolutely loves to play ball and to play outside. Graham is always happy. I mean look at that smile on his face! He loves to meet new people and other dogs. Graham is a 2 year old mix breed. He has been at the shelter for 215 days! He would love not to have to spend another day here at the shelter and spend it in a home of his own. Come meet sweet, playful Graham today!


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WCTEL Sponsors Due West Robotics Club
Shannon Sears, Director of Commercial Operations at WCTEL met the Due West Robotics Club at the Daniel-Moultrie Science Center on Erskine’s Campus. The Robotics Club presented their projects from the previous seasons and their plans for the upcoming season. These projects help to develop the students’ problem solving, engineering, and technical skillsets. 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Federation of Families of South Carolina to hold Statewide Art Contest for the South Carolina Children's Mental Health Awareness Poster

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Federation of Families of South Carolina will hold a statewide Art Contest in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Month. This year’s Art Contest theme is “Messengers of Hope.” During the month of May, the Federation of Families of South Carolina celebrates National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and recognizes the month of May as Children’s Mental Health Month.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Abbeville Nursing Home Halloween Carnival
The Abbeville Nursing Home’s Activity Department held its annual Halloween Carnival on Thursday, October 31, 2019 for the Abbeville Community.  From haunted games, to face painting, candy, and “Clown Down”, this event will be the will be the talk of the town for months to come.  Activity Director, Renee Bledsoe, would like to thank the Abbeville Nursing Home Staff and the Abbeville High School Interact Students for helping create this fun-filled event.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Meth dealer sentenced to 25 years in prison

An Iva man will spend the next 25 years behind bars after an Abbeville County jury found the man guilty on one count of trafficking methamphetamine, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Wednesday.

Kenneth Earle McGill, 67, was found guilty of trafficking methamphetamine, 100-200 grams, late Tuesday afternoon following a two-day trial at the Abbeville County Courthouse. Circuit Judge Donald Hocker then sentenced McGill to 25 years in prison. The crime is considered violent under state law and McGill will have to serve a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence before being considered for parole. McGill has at least two prior convictions for distributing methamphetamines.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fukoku America, Inc. promoted the first Breast Cancer Awareness campaign

As part of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fukoku America, Inc. launched a campaign to raise awareness on the importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer. The campaign accomplished an important goal: it united and inspired Fukoku’s employees to spread out and educate their families and friends about the importance of early diagnosis and their health. Fukoku’s first breast cancer campaign has raised more than $200 and will be donated to Susan G. Komen foundation to support breast cancer prevention awareness efforts.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Troy man arrested after assaulting officer

On Friday, Nov 1, 2019 the Ninety Six Police arrested a man after noticing his vehicle tag did not match the vehicle it was on according to Ninety Six Police Chief Chris Porter.  Chief Porter explained that his officers noticed the vehicle while parked at the BP convenience store in town.  As they attempted to engage with the suspect after finding out that he had active warrants, the man resisted and fought the officers.  As they struggled, the suspect attempted to reach for a gun that he had on him.  The officers were able to get the gun away after tasing him and finally apprehended him.  The suspect was carrying a 45. Caliber pistol.

Jamie Andrew Dobbins, 31 of 907 Brown Town Road, Troy SC was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault and battery high and aggravated nature
  • Distribution controlled substance
  • Distribution of meth
  • DUS 2nd offense
  • Drugs, poss of 28g or less of marijuana or 10g or less of hash
  • False information to police officer
  • Grand Larceny more than $2,000, less than $5,000
  • Petit Larceny
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle
  • Resisting arrest with assault on officer
  • Resisting arrest with a deadly weapon
  • Unlawful carrying a pistol
  • Unlawful use of tag

Monday, November 4, 2019

Abbeville Nursing Home holds annual pageant

Abbeville Nursing Home held its 2019 pageant on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  

Winners are from left to right (photo 1)

Kaden Jackson, Ms. Abbeville Nursing Home 2019

Logan Gabel, Mr. Abbeville Nursing Home 2019

Khloe Stone, Little Miss Abbeville Nursing Home 2019 (tied)

Sadie Henderson, Little Miss Abbeville Nursing Home 2019 (tied)

Rylan Wood, Wee Miss Abbeville Nursing Home 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Officers show support for ACS

Simpsonville Police supports The American Cancer Society Cancer with by bringing their pink police car to the Ninety Six High School. The Ninety Six Police Department also showed their support with a donation to The American Cancer Society.

Thank goes out to NS Police Chief Chris Porter and the officers and The Simpsonville Police Department, Margaret Quinn and Timmie Williams for bringing the pink police car to Ninety Six. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Prysmian Group's Abbeville, S.C., Facility Celebrates 10 years of Vertical Continuous Vulcanization Line

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the addition of the vertical continuous vulcanization line at Prysmian Group’s Abbeville, S.C., facility. The addition was part of a $46 million investment into the facility to add the production of high-voltage power cables. When it was built, the vertical continuous vulcanization line was the first of its kind in North America and the tallest building in South Carolina at 373 feet.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Firefighters battle fire at Hardees in Ninety Six

Firemen are currently battling a fire at the Hardees restaurant in Ninety Six.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Ranger Guided Battlefield Hike at Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, November 2, 2019

On Saturday November 2, 2019 Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will be offering a guided hike of the battlefield trail. The Battle of Musgrove's Mill, which occurred on August 19th, 1780, was a vital turning point in the Patriot's fight for independence on the South Carolina Backcountry. This two hour Ranger-led hike will cover the 1.5-mile battlefield trail, during which you will learn about why the battle was fought at Musgrove Mill, who participated, and what occurred during the battle.


Monday, October 21, 2019

Lifelong thief sentenced to 20 years in prison

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a Piedmont man with a long history of theft-related crimes was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday afternoon to a charge of first-degree burglary stemming from a 2018 break-in in Laurens County.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Special Holiday Advertising Package Now Available

GwdToday is now offering a great Holiday Advertising Package just in time to market for the shopping season.  For only a few hundred, your business can have an Extra Large Banner, Unlimited Promotions and Social Media Promos!  Your advertising can begin immediately and runs through Jan 2020!

The Extra Large Banner is a great way to promote your business and allow viewers to click right to your website or facebook page, and the graphics and be updated at anytime free. 

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This package provides you months of continuous marketing during the busiest shopping season of the year!  And don’t forget, those of you in the restaurant & nightlife business, this is one of the best times to advertise as everyone is out and about.  With this program you can share lunch and dinner specials throughout the season to attract hungry shoppers!

Ready to get started?  Simply email and ask for our Holiday Advertising Special. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

A&R Logistics, Inc. Establishing Operations in Berkeley County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A&R Logistics, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing dry bulk transportation, warehousing, packaging, third-party logistics (3PL) and export solutions to the chemical industry, is establishing a new state-of-the-art export facility in Berkeley County. The $60 million investment is expected to create over 60 new jobs. 


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Bishop Law Firm contributes to The Abbeville Promise

Bishop Law Firm Attorneys, Thurmond Bishop and John Andrew Bishop, present a check for $5,000 to Abbeville Promise campaign co-chairs Jeff Wilson of WCTEL and Andy Timmerman of Abbeville First Bank and Freshwater Coast Community Foundation Chairman Brad Evans of Harris Funeral Home.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bishop Law Firm contributes to The Abbeville Promise

Bishop Law Firm Attorneys, Thurmond Bishop and John Andrew Bishop, present a check for $5,000 to Abbeville Promise campaign co-chairs Jeff Wilson of WCTEL and Andy Timmerman of Abbeville First Bank and Freshwater Coast Community Foundation Chairman Brad Evans of Harris Funeral Home. 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

New Child Support System Now Available Statewide

After more than two decades, the Palmetto Automated Child Support System (PACSS) and the centralized State Disbursement Unit (SDU) are, finally, fully operational statewide and federally certified. That’s worth celebrating for so many reasons but, most importantly, because it means a better way of serving children and families in South Carolina and the end of substantial federal penalties.


Friday, September 20, 2019

Ivan's Woodworks contributes to The Abbeville Promise
Ivan’s Woodworks, Inc. Owner Ivan Petersheim, Foreman Neil Henderson, Finisher Marilyn Schlock, and Employee Christian Lewis present a check for $1,000 to Abbeville Promise Co-Chair Jeff Wilson of WCTEL. 
Thursday, September 19, 2019

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