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home : news : lakelands & beyond December 10, 2016

Wildcat Comicon benefit Saturday

A Wildcat Comicon is being held to benefit the Ninety Six Indoor Percussion Band program on Dec 10, 2016 from 10am to 6pm in the Werts Building across from Las Cascadas Mexican Restaurant in Ninety Six.


Friday, December 9, 2016

AMBER ALERT issued for missing girl from Georgia

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 15 year old girl from Georgia.  She has been missing since Sunday.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pearl Harbor bombing left Lake Greenwood Park unfinished

Many may not be aware how the bombing of Pearl Harbor created a shortfall at the Greenwood State Park.  According to the South Carolina State Park, workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began working on a stone wall at the entrance of the park in the fall of 1941.  A part of that wall is still visible today.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

McCormick escapee captured

Update: 11:15 a.m.:  Columbia SC Police Department has announced that Williamson has been captured around 10:30 a.m. this morning.  Williamson was captured in the city of Lexington SC.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Magna International Constructing Fourth Manufacturing Plant In South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier, is constructing a new seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. Representing its fourth manufacturing plant in South Carolina, the company is projected to invest $29 million in the facility, creating 480 new jobs over the next five years.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Belton man arrested over alleged rape

A 19 year old victim contacted the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office claiming she was raped and threatened with a gun by a person she knew from high school.

Christopher Michael Davenport, 21 of Broadway School Road, Belton SC has been arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ortec Expanding Anderson County Operations

Ortec, a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company, is expanding its existing operations in Anderson County. Complementing recent growth at its facilities in both Pickens and Greenville Counties, the company intends to invest $20 million and create 60 new jobs in Anderson County. 


Friday, December 2, 2016

Ninety Six High School Library Club donates items to Meg's House.

Ninety Six High School Library Club sponsored a school-wide toiletry drive to support Meg's House in Greenwood.

The library club members voted to donate items to Meg's House in Greenwood this year as their local charity.  Jackie Rapp, Librarian and Club Sponsor encourages the members of the library club to always give back to the communities that they live in.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Abbeville man arrested, charged with murder

Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the homicide investigation of 31 year old Christie Lynn Stutler what was found shot to death in her home in Antreville on November 8, 2016.

According to Abbeville Sheriff’s Office, Charles Tillman, 47 was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and obstructing justice. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

COPS FOR COATS a big success
The Saluda County Sheriff would like to share a huge thanks to everyone who helped make their “COPS FOR COATS” campaign a huge success. A special thanks to the citizens, churches and businesses that donated. 
Friday, November 25, 2016

Meals on Wheels Holiday Gift Bag Project

Piedmont Agency on Aging is currently collecting items for their annual holiday gift bag project.  Each Christmas, Meals on Wheels provides a brightly colored holiday gift bag of items for as many as 450 homebound seniors in their three county serving area… Greenwood, Abbeville and Laurens Counties.    According to agency director, Kathy Hendricks-Dublin, "...for some of our seniors, this will be the only gift they receive..."    You may donate some of the items on the list or all.  Any donation toward this project is appreciated. The deadline for items needed is Monday December 12th.  


Monday, November 21, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Next Department of Revenue Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today announced Hartley Powell as the next director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR). Powell, who served in South Carolina state government for ten years before taking a position in the private sector, has most recently been principal of the accounting and professional service firm KPMG since 2007.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Training held at JDLHS
More than 70 state employees representing various agencies located throughout South Carolina converged on the John de la Howe School campus Thursday to participate in certified public manager training. 
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Statewide Prayer Vigils
COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians prepare for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Governor Nikki Haley announced a day of prayer vigils throughout the state on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Congressman Jeff Duncan Win Re-Election in Record Fashion
SC Congressman Jeff Duncan re-elected for 4th term to the U.S. House of Representatives & 1st Rep to win every county.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Get Out And Vote Today

GwdToday is asking for every eligible voter to please take the time and VOTE today.  Beside the top election for President we have several very important local elections.  Just to mention a few are: 

Greenwood County Sheriff  (Kelly vs Fisher)

SC State House District 13  (McCravy vs Gaskin)

SC State Senate District 10  (Hope vs Nicholson)

US House of Rep District 3  (Duncan vs Cleveland)

Yes for Greenwood County

Be sure to visit and more information on all the elections.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Annual Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride huge success

The 5th Annual Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride held on September 18th was a great success raising an amazing total of $9,544.33 thanks to the unmatched generosity of our citizens.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

One killed, one injured while crossing Hwy 72 near Lake Greenwood

One person was killed and another injured after being struck by a vehicle when they attempted to cross Hwy 72 near Lake Greenwood.  According to SCHP the accident happen around 7:30 p.m. just past the bridge in Laurens County.  According to Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols, 46-year-old Billy Jackson of Waterloo was the fatally injured one.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Student from Greenwood among GSSM Team taking First Place in NASA Challenge

Hartsville, SC – Students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) took first place at last week’s NASA Capillary Flow Challenge. Team “Snap, Crackle and Pop” was awarded the top prize during the closing ceremony of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) annual meeting in Cleveland on October 29.  


Friday, November 4, 2016

Three men plead guilty in Little Mountain murder

Newberry, SC -  Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Tuesday morning that the three surviving accomplices to a July 2015 Newberry County home invasion and homicide pleaded guilty Monday on charges related to their respective roles in the planned crime spree.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SC Senator Sheheen visits John de la Howe

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw) recently visited John de la Howe School. During the visit, which included a tour conducted by JDLHS President Danny Webb and other school officials, Sen. Sheheen asked how he might help the 219-year-old school as it seeks to redefine its mission.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

1st Annual Orange vs Garnet Golf Tournament

On Friday, Nov 18 The Golf Club at Star Fort will host the 1st Annual Orange vs Garnet Golf Tournament.  Star Fort has always supported both sides of the Clemson vs Carolina rivalry.  In all fun, we are going to let all the golfers battle it out on the golf course to see which fan base prevails.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Man sentenced to 45 years in prison for double murder

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo recently announced that a Cross Hill man was sentenced to 45 years for his role in the 2014 murder of a man and his niece.

A Laurens County jury returned guilty verdicts for Deshanndon Markelle Franks on two counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The jury deliberated for about eight hours across two days before returning the guilty verdicts.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Back to Back Champions

The Ninety Six Wildcat Marching Band traveled down to Batesburg-Leesville Saturday to defend their Championship status.  After leaving it all on the field, they claimed back-to-back Championship.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Edgefield Sheriff seeking help identifying burglar

Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying this individual that committed a burglary at a carwash.  This occurred in Edgefield on Oct 26, 2016.  If you can help please call Investigator James Smith with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office at 802-637-5337.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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