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Dr. George Rainsford and Dr. Tami Massey join Self Medical Group

Self Regional Healthcare, in conjunction and with the support of Edgefield County Hospital, announced today that two Edgefield physicians, Dr. George Rainsford and Dr. Tami Massey, will be joining Self Medical Group effective October 1, 2016 and will continue to practice family medicine in Edgefield.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Chinquapin Animal Hospital pledges support for "Unleash The Possibilities"

Chinquapin Animal Hospital has made a five-year pledge of $6,000 to support the Humane Society's "Unleash The Possibilities" major gifts campaign.  The money will help build and fund the Adoption Center, Spay/Neuter Clinic, and Community Education Room in the new animal care center being constructed in collaboration with Greenwood County.  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Man charged with molesting girl

A man was arrested over the weekend after authorities say he molested a girl under the age of 7.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Greenwood Community Association Manager Passes National Certification Exam

Mike Young of Town & Country Property Management, Inc. has been named a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) by the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM). Mike joins more than 8,000 CMCA certificants nationwide who have demonstrated the professional knowledge that is so important for managing condominium and homeowner associations and cooperatives.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Runoff Election Tuesday

A very important runoff election is set to happen Tuesday to decide who will be the Republican candidate for the Sheriff’s Office as well as the Clerk of Court for Greenwood County.

Seeking your support for Sheriff are Tony Davis (incumbent) and Dennis Kelly.  The winner will face the Democratic candidate Arnie Fisher in November.

Also facing a runoff are Greenwood County Clerk of Court candidates Angie Woodhurst (incumbent) and Chastity Copeland.

Every vote county, please take the time to go to the polls and cast your vote on Tuesday!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Volunteer with Greenwood Animal Shelter

Volunteer help at the Greenwood County Animal Shelter is vital for saving unwanted and abandoned animals in our community.  Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of services, including kennel enrichment, socialization and dog walking, assist at community adoption events, fund raising, administrative tasks, helping with animal transport, bathing and grooming, providing basic training to dogs, general or spot cleaning kennels or sharing other skills.

To become a volunteer, join their Volunteer Orientation set for Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at 239 Wilbanks Cir, Greenwood.

Monday, June 27, 2016

BBQ and Blues Music To Fill Uptown Greenwood

85 competition BBQ teams.  21 national and international blues musicians.  One of the south’s largest BBQ and blues festivals is set for Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina July 7 – 10, 2016.  The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is in its 16th year and presented by Carolina Pride Foods.



Saturday, 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

Piedmont Tech to hold Industrial and Engineering Program Showcase

Piedmont Technical College’s series of program showcases continues on Thursday, June 30 with an exhibition of the programs in the industrial technology and engineering technology division. The showcase will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Friday, June 24, 2016

Adams wins Mathews Community Yard of the Month

The Mathews community Yard of the Month winner for June is Edna Adams of 422 Stevens Avenue.  The winner received a plant and gift card for Lowe’s, and will display the Yard of the Month sign for the next 30 days.  


Friday, June 24, 2016

Penny tax question set

The Commission tasked with determining the projects for a proposed capital project sales tax, commonly referred to as a penny tax, has submitted the final list of projects and ballot question for the approval of Greenwood County Council.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

One killed, two injured in crash

A Plum Branch woman was killed and two other people injured in a crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, June 23, 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

Free Clinic offered to public

Self Regional is partnering with Clinica Gratis Free Clinic to offer free melanoma health screenings for adults 20 and older. The free clinic will be held at Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center located at 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood, SC


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Woodhurst issues candidate statement as runoff approaches

I would like to extend my appreciation to all of you who supported me during this election and the past four years, while representing Greenwood County as your Clerk of Court.  I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of the position and the experience has been very rewarding.  I will continue to carry out the responsibilities as required by the position and the policies in place.  Through the years your support has been a blessing to me and my family.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Laboratory Fellows Complete Training Program at GGC

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) recognized three graduating fellows from the Center’s Medical Genetics Training Program at a statewide meeting on Wednesday. Katrina Simmons, PhD (Biochemical Genetics), Abbas Padeganeh, PhD, (Cytogenetics), and Raymond Louie, PhD (Molecular Genetics) have completed two years of fellowship training beyond their doctoral-level work in preparation to lead a diagnostic laboratory.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pet Spotlight: Meet Neil & Monkey

Neil is a young Shepherd blend whose yellow tan coat, black muzzle, and brown ears make him a visual standout.  Dogs and children are his favorite companions and he has the perfect amount of energy for easy training and fun playing. 

It's possible that he did not enjoy much fun with people during his earlier life, so he performs his own people "vetting" before revealing his silly, warm, and cuddly side.  Rolling and stretching his body on the grass is one of his favorite activities because it feels so darn good.  Neil is ready for a new home and hoping for the person or family who will come and sweep him off his paws.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Report: Man assaults two officers

A man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly assaulted two officers after the officers made contact with him behind a known drug house.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lander Psychology Club raises funds for Beyond Abuse

Student members of Lander University’s Psychology Club recently held a fundraising event to benefit Beyond Abuse in Greenwood, which is dedicated to eliminating sexual violence and child abuse through awareness, advocacy and action. The organization provides services in Greenwood, Abbeville and Laurens counties.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

GGC technologist invited to speak at national meeting, 4 years in a row

Teresa Thompson, supervisor in the Greenwood Genetic Center’s Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, has been invited to provide a platform presentation at the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) meeting in Los Angeles next week. An honor, to be sure, but this is becoming routine for Teresa whose work has caught the attention and respect of the AGT organizers for four years in a row.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Aphasia - Communicating through the Obstacles

You can easily read today’s news, but then struggle to read a child’s book aloud.

For someone with aphasia, this wouldn’t be unusual.

Aphasia is a language disorder that can affect a person’s ability to communicate. It can impair a person’s ability to speak, read, listen, or write – but it does not influence intelligence. Nearly 1 million people in the United States live with aphasia today.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Two charged with distribution of meth

A man and woman were arrested and charged with distribution of methamphetamines following a traffic stop.

Monday, June 20, 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

Students in the Duke summer institute at Lander take off into the "wild blue yonder" over Greenwood

Youngsters enrolled in Duke Energy’s Summer Institute at Lander University took to the skies on June 15 as part of the physics class taught by Dr. David Slimmer, dean of Lander’s College of Science and Mathematics.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Greenwood County EMS receives American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Greenwood County EMS  has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.



Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bee Buzzin Bike Tour Postponed until Fall

The SC Festival of Flowers has announced that the Bee Buzzin Bike Tour has been cancelled due to low participation. The event was scheduled for Saturday, June 25th.  Anyone who has already registered and paid will be provided with a refund. 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Fourth arrest made in alleged armed robbery

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with a reported armed robbery that occurred last November.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Man charged with child abuse

A Greenwood man is facing a child abuse charge after he reportedly beat his daughter with a belt, dragged her by her hair and kicked her.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

BCT Is Building the Future

It’s not everyday that you get dirty when attending classes at Piedmont Technical College. Unless you are enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program.

Students in the BCT program are not only learning about construction, they are putting it to use. They are building a house.

“It takes a lot of fortitude to go out with $100,000 and a group of students and build a house,” said Bobby Roche, instructor/coordinator for the BCT division.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chamber Salutes Small Business; Awards to Honor Local Leaders

Duke Energy will present the Chamber's 27th annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 22nd at 12 Noon at the Greenwood Country Club. The Chamber will honor small business owner, Chip Stockman, who is the President of Stockman Oil.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

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