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home : news : lakelands & beyond June 25, 2016

One killed in single car crash

A Simpsonville man was killed Friday morning in a single car crash near Ware Shoals.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Calling All Hot Dog Eating Competitors

So you think you can put away many hot dogs!  Well here’s your chance to prove it and take home the SC Festival of Stars Hot Dog Eating Championship Trophy.  This competition is sponsored by Carolina Pride and will be held during the Festival of Stars in Ninety Six at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter in the park.  All contestants must be at least 15 years old.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ninety Six CPW releases Annual Consumer Confidence Report

We are pleased to present to you this year’s annual CCR.  This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.  We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is Lake Greenwood via the Greenwood Commission of Public Works.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Body found in Abbeville County

The body of a 20-year-old man was discovered Saturday at a home on Lake Secession.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tina Green Huskey appointed to SC Recycling Market Advisory Council

Tina Green Huskey, VP of Business Development and Marketing for Mumford Industries Inc., A Recycling Company, has been appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to the Recycling Market Development Advisory Council as representative of the recycling industry in South Carolina. RMDAC functions under the SC Department of Commerce to boost materials recovery, promote the recycling value chain across the state and to provide recycling program recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly each year.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Summer Food Service Program
The Greenwood Housing Authority is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years old or younger without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Subway owners say thanks Ninety Six

The owners of Subway in Ninety Six wanted to express their deepest gratitude to everyone who helped make their Grand Opening event so successful.  Owners Harry and Kathy Chapman were very excited to serve a large number of customers during their official grand opening on May 23, 2016. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Child molester sentenced to 15 years in prison
A Laurens man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after entering a guilty plea at the Laurens County Coruthouse.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

One arrested after taking hostage

A Ninety Six man is in custody after authorities say he took an employee of a local restaurant hostage during a robbery attempt.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fire claims life of Newberry man

A Newberry County man was killed Saturday night when his Newberry County residence caught fire.

Monday, May 30, 2016

John de la Howe honors Volunteer of the Year
Jerry Ehmke (second from left) was recognized as Volunteer of the Year at a barbecue lunch to honor John de la Howe School’s nearly 100 volunteers last Wednesday.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Three Charged With Murder in Laurens County

Three people are in custody and charged with Murder and Desecration of Human Remains in connection with a body found off Taylor Drive in Clinton, SC around 4:00pm on May 26, 2016 near an abandoned mobile home.  The Laurens County Coroner has ruled the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and is conducting DNA tests to confirm the identity of the victim.



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Help Miss Amazing Preteen Adalissa Howard compete in Chicago

Adalissa Howard was crowned Miss Amazing Preteen 2016 on May 1, 2016 at the South Carolina Miss Amazing Pageant.  This pageant is for girls and women with disabilities, it helps them to celebrate their abilities. 

Howard now has the opportunity to participate in the National Miss Amazing Pageant in Chicago.  This gives Howard a chance to see so many new thing that she might not be able to otherwise. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Three Abbeville County meth traffickers sent to prison
Three men charged with trafficking meth in Abbeville County were given long term prison sentences after entering guilty pleas this week.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Blue Knights supports Special Olympics

SC VII of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement motorcycle club recently presented Special Olympics Area 5 (Whitten Center) a check for $7200.00 for this years poker run held in April. The two photo's attached are the club members presenting Director of SOA 5, Shelby Benson with the check and the group photo with some of the athletes and the Blue Knights. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Memorial Bricks being sold to be placed at the historic Ninety Six cotton mill site

The Ninety Six Town Parks Committee is selling bricks to be placed in the 96 Mill Village around the historic cotton mill turnstile. The bricks provide a lasting memory and serve as a permanent celebration of friends, family, groups and events. The paver can be engraved with your name, in honor or memory of someone who worked in a cotton mill, a loved ones name, a mill department, ect.


Friday, May 20, 2016

John de la Howe students receive Fishing 101

Volunteers from the McCormick area led by August Luedecke have given the campers in the John de la Howe Wilderness Program the opportunity to learn the basics of fishing.

This is the second season of the program, which began as the result of an outreach effort of the McCormick United Methodist Church.  Last year, Luedecke, Dan Tutt and Jerry Nettles collected tackle, equipment and monetary donations to have the resources to begin classes. Students have been taught over several weeks how to cast, tie knots, bait hooks and take fish off the hook by numerous volunteers who donate their time, resources and patience.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ninety Six school locked down following gun scare

A Ninety Six school was placed on lockdown Wednesday after reports of a person carrying a gun in the school.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lakeside Market event coming to Lake Greenwood

A unique event is coming to Lake Greenwood.  For two weekends, June 4 and June 11, Connect Lake Greenwood is hosting Lakeside Market.  This event will have two food trucks and several other local food vendors.  This event is to help determine the likelihood of bringing in a restaurant to the location.


Monday, May 16, 2016

South Carolina's Highest Honor, the Order of the Palmetto, Awarded to Converse College President Betsy Fleming

SPARTANBURG, SC -- South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto, was awarded to Converse College President Betsy Fleming during the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. It was Fleming’s final commencement service as ninth president of the Spartanburg, S.C. women's college, as her eleven-year tenure ends next month.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Agricultural Hay Lease

Ninety Six National Historic Site is seeking a lessee to harvest hay in the park. The agricultural lease program is intended to maintain the historic setting.

Approximately 85 acres of agricultural lands will be leased through a Special Use Permit. The permit will be issued for a period of 3 years with the potential to extend an additional two years. The lease price will be on a per year basis.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Officer injured following officer-involved shooting incident

A Saluda County deputy and a suspect were hospitalized following an incident in which deputies fired shots at the suspect.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Laurens High Student Reported Missing

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A student of Laurens District 55 High School has been missing since Sunday, May 8 2016.  Edwin Diaz Chirinos, 17 was last seen in the Gray Court area around 6:30 p.m.  He was wearing a black t-shirt and gray shorts.  He was driving a silver convertible Mustang with black top with a temporary dealer tag.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Glow Run to benefit Ware Shoals Youth Center

Over 80% of students in Ware Shoals are served by SNAP or Medicaid. Roughly 25 percent of students will either drop out or not graduate on time. Ty Grogan along with his wife, Taylor, began praying about what they could do to serve the youth of our community. After much prayer, God laid on their hearts the vision to start the Ware Shoals Youth Center to assist students in three key focus areas: scholastic, social, and spiritual.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Woman charged in death of Clinton man

A woman has been charged after emergency workers responded to a Clinton residence in response to a call about a man having a heart attack and instead found the man had been stabbed to death.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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