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home : news : lakelands December 17, 2014

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Reinicke Athens, Inc. Establishing Operations In Laurens County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Reinicke Athens, Inc. (RAI), a Georgia-based leading industrial contractor, is investing $4.5 million to establish manufacturing operations in Laurens County. The investment is expected to create 30 new jobs over the next three to five years.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 250 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Self Regional Healthcare Announces $268,770 In Community Grants

Santa Claus came a little early to five local nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Area Lions Hold 67th Annual Christmas Banquet at John de la Howe School

For the 67th straight holiday season, members of area Lions Clubs gathered at John de la Howe School Dec. 11 to assure students there of a merry Christmas. Members of the Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Due West and McCormick Lions Clubs hosted their annual Christmas banquet on the John de la Howe campus and followed their long tradition of “passing the bucket.”

Sunday, December 14, 2014

SOBER OR SLAMMER! DUI Enforcement Blitz begins in advance of Holiday Season

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz today to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. SCDPS teamed up with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, holding the news conference at the Detention Center.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Local produced film focuses on consequences of driving while intoxicated
Over the past year, the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, the Laurens County Prevention Coalition, Sliced Tomato Productions, and numerous private donors have joined together to produce a short film showcasing the dangers choosing to drink and drive.

This true to life short film documents the personal tragedies that unfortunately can occur in the blink of an eye.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ware Shoals teen charged with selling meth

A Ware Shoals teen was arrested Tuesday after agents with the Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit say he sold meth to a confidential informant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas For Kids benefits from Mount Olive Christmas Parade
The Mount Olive Christmas parade started as a small family project to entertain an elderly grandfather twelve years ago and has now grown into one of the most popular and well attended annual holiday events in Laurens County. 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Police: Three charged in connection with fight over woman

Three people have been charged in connection with a fight that occurred last month which police say started over a woman.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Laurens Sheriff to debut short film on dangers of drunk driving
The Laurens County Sheriff's Office, with the help of the Laurens County Prevention Coalition and Sliced Tomato Productions, will be hosting a free premiere event for their recent DUI Prevention/ Awareness Short Film.
Monday, December 8, 2014

William "The Refrigerator" Perry visits with patients and staff of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.
On November 19, 2014, the patients and staff of GRRH were greeted by a special guest, Mr.  William “The Refrigerator” Perry.  While there, Mr. Perry was able to tour the facility and visit with almost every patient and employee. 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Man dies following Thanksgiving weekend crash

A Thanksgiving weekend crash has proven fatal for a Laurens County man. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NWTF Banquet set for Thursday to help bring Christmas Joy to local kids in need

Every year hundreds come together for fellowship and help support conservation in one of the longest running events in Greenwood.  The Neil “Gobbler” Cost Chapter’s Hunting Heritage Banquet will take place this Thursday Dec 4 at Piedmont Technical College.  Doors open at 6pm and some tickets are still available.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces 2014 South Carolina Christmas Challenge

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley announced the 2014 South Carolina Christmas Challenge yesterday at the 48th Annual Governor’s Carolighting. The governor challenged all South Carolina citizens to perform random acts of kindness over the course of the holiday season and share their stories on social media.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Upstate physician network to transform health care

More than 1,800 healthcare providers across nine upstate counties have partnered together to form MyHealth First Network (MyHFN), a physician-led network designed to improve care and address escalating healthcare costs.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ware Shoals man charged with assaulting elderly woman

A Ware Shoals man was arrested and charged Saturday after police say he assaulted an elderly woman in her home.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hospice Helps Patients and Families Focus on Quality of Life

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Historical Society to remember Francis Salvador at renovated Cokesbury College

The Greenwood County Historical Society will remember the life and Paul Revere-like ride of American Revolutionary Patriot Francis Salvador on Sunday, November 30, at the newly renovated Cokesbury College in Hodges at 3:00 pm. Historian Stefan. A. Wiecki will present the details of the life of the immigrant patriot whose plantation "Corn Acres" in 1766 covered roughly two-thirds of what is now Greenwood County.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Young new HR director at John de la Howe

Dr. Zebulon Young has accepted the position of director of human resources at John de la Howe School in McCormick.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Two women charged with abusing child

Two Abbeville women were arrested Thursday after law enforcement officials say they caused severe burns to a 6-year-old boy’s hand.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

One killed, four injured in Laurens County crash

A pile up involving five vehicles Thursday afternoon left one Laurens County woman dead and four others injured.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Survey aims to help community benefit from Lake Greenwood

Connect Lake Greenwood organization is inviting everyone to take their online survey aimed to gather important input about Lake Greenwood.  It is clear that the lake is a huge value to many for recreation, sports, food and much more. 

Connect Lake Greenwood is a collaborated effort by volunteers and organizations coming together to see how our community can continue to benefit from the lake.  Your input is important to help guide the group while making important recommendations in the future.  It only takes about 5 minutes.

Click Here to take the Survey!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Puckett Homestead providing special lifetime memories

On November 15th, the QDMA Lakelands Branch hosted a Youth Hunt at the Puckett Homestead in Troy, SC. First time Hunters invited to participate were from the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood, SC, South Carolina DNR's Take One, Make One Program, local 4-H Groups and QDMA's Rack Pack.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Criminal Justice Program Offers Solid Foundation

Legal, law enforcement and corrections jobs are hot commodities in today's job market. The criminal justice program at Piedmont Technical College provides students with the training they need to get started in these exciting careers.

“We try to make the curriculum as hands-on as we can, because most of the time, students really grasp the concepts when they put them into practice,” said Josh Lindsay, program director.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Laurens Sheriff arrest three connected to burglaries; one remains at-large

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating numerous burglaries in the Ware Shoals, Princeton and Hickory Tavern communities of Laurens County. During the investigations deputies learned of a Silver in color Hyundai Sonata that had been seen in the areas of the burglaries.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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