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home : news : lakelands May 22, 2015

One captured, three sought in home invasion

The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office has one suspect in custody and is searching for three more in connection with a Wednesday afternoon home invasion that left one man injured.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

One shot during Saluda County home invasion

One man was shot in the head during a home invasion in Saluda County Wednesday, according authorities.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Main Street Laurens Announces Second Jump Start Competition

The Main Street Laurens Economic Enhancement Team announces a second Jump Start business Competition. Applications for this year’s Jump Start are available now and the deadline for the application portion is June 15.

With the success of the first Jump Start in 2014 and the renewed interest in doing business in downtown that quickly followed, Main Street Laurens is looking forward to another successful competition. “Last year’s competition was a great way to “jump start” new businesses in the downtown. After the announcement of Yo’ Cup Cafe and Coffeehouse as the winner, we started receiving more interest from new business owners in available properties in downtown”, explained Jonathan Irick, Main Street Laurens Director. “After Yo’Cup opened, we had three other new businesses locate to the square area.” said Irick.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Piedmont Tech Students Named to Academic All-State
Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently among those named to the Phi Theta Kappa South Carolina All-State Academic Team. Malaurie Hullings of Plum Branch and Kenneth Washington of Hodges were among the 29 students honored at a ceremony in Columbia.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lander University students earn Who's Who recognition

The names of 12 Lander University students will be included in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

McClain competing in High School State Final Rodeo

Tristin McClain will be competing in the High School State Finals rodeo hoping to earn a finish to send him to the Nationals in Wyoming. 

McClain 17 of Honea Path is the son of Joe & Marie McClain and is currently ranked #2 in the South Carolina High School Rodeo Association in Bull Riding. McClain has been riding bulls since August 2013. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Archeology Day: The Kosciuszko Mine in 3D and Find Your Park Media Day
Ninety Six National Historic Site invites the public to Archeology Day: The Kosciuszko Mine in 3D on Saturday, May 30.  From 10 am to 1 pm, youth can participate in a mock dig to experience one small aspect of an archeologist’s work.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Motorcyclist killed in McCormick County crash

A North Augusta woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a single vehicle crash in McCormick County.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Holden Smith receives David Sherer Memorial Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Ninety Six resident Holden Smith (right) was recently awarded the David Sherer Memorial Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Smith, an automotive technology major, is pictured with Chad Teague, scholarship committee member. This annual scholarship is available to an Automotive Technology student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who has financial need.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site offers a Back Country Survival Program
On Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will offer a hands-on program for visitors to learn about and experience how the colonies would have been surveyed. Local historian and author Walter Allen will demonstrate the use of historic surveying equipment, after which time visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at some real survey work on the park. 
Sunday, May 17, 2015

SC Festival of Stars Main Street 4th of July Parade
The SC Festival of Stars Main Street Fourth of July Parade in Ninety Six is set for July 4 starting at 10 a.m.  The parade is open to the public and free. Registration is required for placement.

Forms are available online at under the Tourism dropdown box. For those not participating, all are invited to come watch. The theme for those interested is Patriotic colors.

The route goes down Main Street to Saluda Street to State Street.  If you have any questions, please call 864-543-3396

Friday, May 15, 2015

One killed in Laurens County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a crash along S.C. 101 just north of Gray Court.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

AARP Driver Safety Class at Wesley Commons
Wesley Commons is pleased to host the AARP Driver Safety Program from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 10 in Asbury Hall. The public is invited to register for this program and those interested should call Andrea Hobson at 864-227-7147.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Greenwood-area schools win $7,500 in grants from the CenturyLink Foundation for innovative technology projects

CenturyLink, Inc. recently announced the winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which has been offered since 2008, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Missing teens located

Two missing teenagers from Newberry County have been located, according to a release from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ninety Six couple facing additional charges

A Ninety Six couple arrested last week on charges of child neglect are now facing additional charges related to the dozens of animals found in their home.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Mammograms and Related Tests Will Be Available For Uninsured and Underinsured Women

Women in the Lakelands who are uninsured or can’t afford a needed mammogram just received a priceless gift—Self Regional Healthcare has been selected as a 2015 Susan G. Komen Mountains to Midlands grant recipient.

The Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center will receive $52,453 to be used over the next 12 months for medical imaging such as mammograms and diagnostic tests and breast health education and screening outreach.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Parents charged with neglecting children

A Ninety Six man and woman have been charged after authorities discovered the couple and their three children living in deplorable conditions.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Symetra Tour Players give advice & hands-on training to students

Wednesday was a beautiful day at Deer Creek Golf facility as they hosted the second annual Youth Golf Clinic during the Self Regional Healthcare Women’s Health Classic.  Over 200 8th grade students representing four school districts attended this unique golf clinic.  Players on the Symetra Tour and in this week’s Women’s Health Classic were on hand giving students hands-on training and valuable advice throughout the day. 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fifty eight compete in JDLH Golf Tournament at Hickory Knob

MCCORMICK, SC - Fifty-eight golfers competed in the John de la Howe School Alumni Association Golf Tournament May 2 at Hickory Knob Golf Course. Capturing first place with a score of 13 under par was a foursome comprised of golfers from Calhoun Falls, Starr and Elberton, GA.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Stacy Lewis headlines unique Monday Pro-Am
Six high profile LPGA players including the top American in the world, Stacy Lewis, will play in the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic pro-am on Monday, May 4 at The Links at Stoney Point.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Woman facing multiple charges after reportedly kicking cop in face

A Cross Hill woman was arrested Friday night after she was allegedly causing a disturbance at a local restaurant and then reportedly kicked a police officer in the face.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Fountain Inn man charged in alleged attempted rape

A Fountain Inn man was arrested Sunday night after police say he attempted to rape a woman in Ninety Six earlier this year.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Woman charged in stabbing

A Ware Shoals woman was arrested following a vicious stabbing Wednesday night that may have been motivated by jealousy.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Two charged with selling meth

A man and woman have been charged with distributing methamphetamines after police say they sold a quantity of the narcotic to a confidential informant.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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