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Meet “Handcrafted” by Main & Maxwell

Watch, enjoy, and share these awesome videos of local artists featured at the new Main & Maxwell art Galley. Each weekly video features a local artist and their “Handcrafted” artwork.

Rest in Peace, Joe Mann

Rest in Peace, Joe Mann – Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 PM Friday from Blyth Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Barden and Rev. Ben Manley officiating.

Big Oaks Rescue Farm will continue. See More

In Lieu of flowers, memorials and donations can be made to Big Oaks Rescue Farm 2305 Kate Way Road, Greenwood, SC 29646, The Humane Society of Greenwood , PO Box 49776, Greenwood, SC 29649 or the charity of one’s choice.

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Breaking News: Greenwood – Homicide Investigation

 

Breaking News: Greenwood – Homicide Investigation

Breaking NewsOn October 25, 2016 at approx. 1700, the Greenwood Police Department responded to a possible shooting incident at 8 Gilliam Ct. Greenwood PD Officers arrived and found the resident deceased inside the residence.

Greenwood County Coroner responded to the scene and pronounced the victim. A preliminary investigation revealed the most likely cause of death to be a gunshot wound. An autopsy will be scheduled. The investigation is being investigated as a homicide and is still on going.

Please contact Mitchell McAllister or Lt. Mike Dixon with any further questions. GPD will make every effort to disseminate information as it becomes available and has been verified.

Mitchell McAllister
Captain of Investigations
Greenwood City Police Department
864-942-8407

 

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Steifle’s Appliance Contest

CONTEST! Black Friday is here now at Steifle’s Appliance.

Watch and share Steifle’s 37 Year Anniversary Video to WIN an awesome Retro Kitchen Aid hand mixer (displayed in this video).

Be sure to share video and like Steifle’s Appliance Facebook page, then let me know when you share, so I can enter your name in the drawing. FB Page link: https://www.facebook.com/steiflesappliance/

City Manager Talks Trash

Greenwood Update: City Manager Talks Trash

Greenwood’s Boo Bash on A Minute with the Mayor

Greenwood’s Annual Boo Bash is the subject of this episode of A Minute with the Mayor. A Minute with the Mayor is sponsored by The Mill House!

Mayor: It’s Oktoberfest, people!

Wag-O-ween!

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The Humane Society of Greenwood invites you to join us for a frightfully fun evening at the 1st Annual Wag-O-Ween Ball. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Online purchases available on website.  http://www.gwdhumanesociety.org/wag-o-ween-halloween-charity-ball-friday-october-28-7p-to-10p/

The Greenwood Promise

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Harvey’s supermarket to open in Greenwood

Harvey’s supermarket readies to call Greenwood home. The Bilo grocery story on Hwy 72, near the new Walmart, is undergoing a “reset” to become a brand new Harvey’s Supermarket.  Expect to see the changes very soon! A team of 100 have been working hard to ensure a seamless transition from Bilo to Harvey’s.

Harvey's SupermarketHarveys Supermarket, is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket in the United States based on store count. Harveys employs more than 3,000 associates who serve customers in 56 grocery stores and 23 in-store pharmacies throughout the three southeastern states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

“We have deep roots in the Southern communities we’ve served since 1903, and we dedicate everything we do to providing our shoppers in those communities with freshness, variety and unmatched savings. Harveys strong values and commitment to our communities drive us to work hard to give back through our charitable fundraisers and community events.”

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Video: Volunteer with Beyond Abuse

Beyond Abuse offers training for volunteer advocates who wish to help those impacted by sexual violence and child abuse. During training, advocates will learn about topics concerning sexual assault, child abuse and counseling including general facts about sexual violence, child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, sexual harassment, the medical and legal systems, victim impact, the process of healing, crisis intervention skills, etc.  All volunteers must be over the age of 18.  Volunteer opportunities are as follows:

 

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SCIWAY has added Greenwood Calendar

SCIWAY has added Greenwood Calendar to its menu.

See why SCIWAY is one of our favorite websites:

SCIWAY, pronounced “sky-way,” is an acronym for the South Carolina Information Highway. It’s also the name of this website, which is the largest and most comprehensive directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.

Now, at SCIWAY, under SC News, you’ll find Greenwood Calendar. Visit Here

SCIway has added Greenwood CalendarMost of the 4,000,000 people who visit SCIWAY each year either live in South Carolina or want to move here or vacation here.

SCIWAY includes over 50,000 links to other South Carolina websites as well as an amazing collection of maps, charts, articles, and other resources we’ve developed. It is organized by subject areas – such as education, history, jobs, real estate, and tourism – and has three main goals:

  1. To help South Carolinians and people throughout the world find information about South Carolina quickly and easily.
  2. To give people a space to create a thriving repository of SC culture and information.
  3. To celebrate the Palmetto State’s unparalleled people and places.

Who is SCIWAY?

SCIWAY is run by Tara Bailey, Kerri Fitts, and Robin Welch, a team of three women who love South Carolina a rather ridiculous amount. 😉 We are also joined by the inimitable Brandon Coffey, who manages our Facebook group for the SC Picture Project. Lastly, we work with a fantastic team of photographers on a daily basis, and we are deeply grateful to them.

SCIWAY’s Story

SCIWAY was originally created by Rod Welch at The Citadel in early 1996 as a learning and public service project. Since 1997 it has been privately funded, and it is now published by SCIWAY.net, LLC, a James Island web information company. While SCIWAY is in many ways a public service, it receives no government funding.

We also publish SCIWAY News, an email newsletter about South Carolina … the South Carolina Picture Project, an online historical repository documenting our state’s landmarks and landscapes … South Carolina Plantations, a site about South Carolina’s 1800+ plantations … and HotelGuides.com, which provides useful information about places to stay in US cities and towns.

SCIWAY is a member of the Better Business Bureau of Central South Carolina and Charleston Area. We have a rating of A+.

If you have an idea about how we could improve SCIWAY … or if your company or organization would like to advertise on SCIWAY, please write service@sciway.net or call us at 843-795-3951.

Shelter Scoop: Walking the dog!

Shelter Scoop is sponsored by T.W. Boons.

Humane Society of Greenwood

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Lander Journalism Professor named Top 25 National Communicators

Lander Journalism Professor named Top 25 National Communicators

While delivering his State of the University address, Lander President Richard Cosentino said, “Our secret is our faculty, but they’re no longer a secret.”

That sentiment is reflected by the news that Dr. Robert F. Stevenson, professor of journalism at Lander, has been named to the Top 25 Communications Professors You Should Know list.

The national listing is compiled by the editorial staff of the Communications-Major.com site,

Dr. Robert Stevenson, Lander Professor and founder of Greenwood Calendar
Dr. Robert Stevenson, Lander Professor and founder of Greenwood Calendar

an online resource for communications students. Honorees were selected based upon their research, past and present teaching engagements, awards and published work.

Joining Stevenson on the list are Pulitzer Prize finalists, political advisors, social media experts, published authors, distinguished journalists and researchers.

“My teaching philosophy is learning-centered as opposed to teaching-centered,” said Stevenson. “I’m mindful of the fact that in today’s multicultural classroom, students possess vastly different experiences, values and attributes, which specifically affect their learning preferences, abilities and potential.”

Published Works 
His published works have appeared in The New York Times, College Media Advisor Review, The South Carolina Historical Magazine, College Media Advisor Review and The Historian, among others.

Stevenson’s commitment to teaching is reflected by his being awarded three of Lander’s faculty awards; Faculty Scholar of the Year (2005), Distinguished Faculty of the Year (2007) and Monica Stranch Endowed Professorship (2008-2011).

Beyond the Classroom: Getting Students Involved
While serving as chair of Lander’s American Democracy Project (ADP), Stevenson urged all Lander students to become civically engaged in their communities and to make volunteering an integral part of their lives.

Because of his work with ADP, Lander was featured in the New York Times and recognized on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities website. Stevenson received an award for registering more students to vote than any of the other 77 participating colleges and universities.

Leading by example, Stevenson has organized a host of campus-wide events, including Lander’s tsunami relief effort (2005), a humanitarian campaign for providing supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina, a mock presidential debate and Lander’s annual celebration of Constitution Day.

The Creation of Greenwood Calendar
In 2013, Stevenson created Greenwood Calendar, an online hub for upcoming Greenwood events, news and videos. He has produced a host of video productions for a variety of community offices for the site, including:

  • Mayor of Greenwood
  • City and County Managers
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenwood Humane Society
  • School District 50

Wyatt Farms Greenwood’s Horticultural Headquarters

Wyatt Farms Greenwood’s Horticultural Headquarters

Wyatt Farms is located in beautiful Greenwood, SC.  Surrounded by 30 acres of hardwood and pine forest, the village at Wyatt Farms consists of a retail Garden Shop & Nursery, an Artist Studio, A Landscape Design & Installation Firm, and beautifully landscaped grounds.  Wyatt Farms was founded in 2005 by Wyatt and Bess Thompson.  Bess affectionately named Wyatt Farms after her husband.  The name ‘Wyatt’ has family roots that lead back to a seed company in North Carolina. 

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Win with Ewirelessgear

Win with Ewirelessgear!   Just watch and share this video of Ewirelessgear, then like their page, and I’ll enter your name in a drawing for a $50 giftcard (excludes Mobile Devices) to Ewirelessgear. Visit Ewirelessgear on Facebook.

Say Yes to Greenwood Genetic Center

 

Say yes to Greenwood Genetic Center  Say yes to Greenwood Genetic Center

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Destination Performing Arts Center

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Destination Performing Arts Center specializing in Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet & Pointe. Auditions available for Competitive Company.

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Support Local Music

Support Local Music!!! Thanks to all the bands for bringing great music to Greenwood! This video includes the following venues: T.W. Boon’s, Howard’s on Main, Inn on the Square, Montague’s, The Mill House, Sports Break, Music on Maxwell, Uptown Live, and the Dock.

Bands include:

Brown Sugar Substitute, donning Mayor Adams shirts

Brittany Bexton

Ashy Stokes and Becky Greene

Austin Lander

Keller Ridgeway

Granger Smith

Zay Sanders

Gray Hines

Ronnie Goldman

Clay Sprouse

Kevin Brock

Brandon Smith

Will Thompson

Trey Ward band

Honeybone

Steven Galloway

Paul Webb,

Jake Bartley

Hack Bartley

The Root Doctors

Willie Sugarcapps

The Colley Birds

Third Avenue

Tyler McCutcheon

Pearl and the Beard

Doc Watson with David Mathews

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Greenwood Chamber: Yes for Greenwood

The Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce is inviting Greenwood voters to explore its newly updated Yes For Greenwood website www.yesforgreenwood.com. 

The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with information on all of the 27 projects included in proposed Greenwood Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum on the November 8, 2016 ballot.  The website includes project details, answers to frequently asked questions, an interactive Greenwood County map with project locations, and links to articles that further detail information for Greenwood voters to make an informed decision.  The website is designed to be compatible across all platforms (desktop, mobile device, etc). yes-for-greenwood-logo-680

Additionally, the Chamber, in conjunction with the Yes For Greenwood Campaign, has scheduled over a dozen public forums over the next two months for Greenwood citizens to become more informed about the proposed projects.

According to Chamber President Angelle LaBorde, “The Chamber’s Board of Directors have endorsed the proposed referendum and are actively working to educate voters about the benefits of each of the projects.”

The public forums will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Troy – September 7, at 7 PM; Location: Troy Fire Department
  • Promised Land – September 8, 6:30 PM; Location: Promised Land Fire Department
  • Hodges – September 12, 7 PM; Location: Hodges Town Hall
  • Pittsburg – September 13, 7 PM; Location: Tri County Fire Department
  • Ninety-Six – September 19, 6:30 PM; Location: Ninety Six Visitors Center
  • Greenwood – September 22, 6:30 PM; Location: S. Main Fire Station
  • Epworth/Phoenix – September 27, 6:30 PM; Location: Epworth-Phoenix Fire Dept.
  • Ware Shoals – October 4, 7 PM; Location Ware Shoals Fire Department
  • Callison – October 11, 7 PM; Location: Callison Fire Department
  • Ware Shoals – October 18, 6:30 PM; Location: Ware Shoals Town Hall
  • Greenwood – October 22, 11:00 AM; Location: S. Main Fire Station
  • Northwest Greenwood – October 25, 6:30 PM; Location: Northwest Fire Department
  • Cokesbury – November 3, 6:00 PM; Location: Cokesbury College

These meetings are free and open to the public.  All Greenwood County residents are encouraged to attend.  For questions regarding these public forums, contact Mike Clary at mike@greenwoodscchamber.org or at 864-223-8431, ext. 230.

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