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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.
Brown Sugar Substitute, donning Mayor Adams shirts
Ashy Stokes and Becky Greene
Trey Ward band
The Root Doctors
The Colley Birds
Pearl and the Beard
Doc Watson with David Mathews
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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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 864-223-8431, ext. 230.
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Back in May, Greenwood Calendar reported that Lidl, at the very least, is considering our city as one of its new homes in SC. According to Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams, Lidl has made up its mind, and they are going to make Greenwood home to one of their new grocery stores.
Lidl is an awesome European Grocery store described as a cross between Aldi’s and Walmart. Lidl has announced that it will be opening thousands of new stores in America focusing on highest quality products at lowest possible prices. The company which has already established it’s American headquarters in Arlington, VA will be offering fresh local produce, baked goods, and even European food that is not currently offered in American grocery stores. Read More
View the Future site of Lidl in Greenwood.
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Mayor offers Greenwood lyft. Greenwood is the largest city in South Carolina without public transportation. Mayor offers a solution.
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Talk Back: New Business In Greenwood.
As Greenwood continues to grow, more and more companies will consider setting up shop here. What business would you most like to see come in Greenwood?
Uptown Greenwood: Crosswalks and Arcade
Puf & Prater chillin’
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According to a trusted source, it is now confirmed that Greenwood, SC is getting a Panera Bread Co. to be located, well watch the video. Date of groundbreaking is still not determined.
Planet Fitness will be opening soon in the WalMart shopping center in the building to the far left that used to be home to Goody’s. Check out the Greenwood Planet Fitness website
Just opened two weeks ago, Crispy Yummy donuts. Located adjacent to Carolina Tavern and Pier 1 imports, Crispy Yummy has more than just awesome donuts. Burgers, Philly cheese steak and more. Check out their Facebook page.
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Les Robinson named interim athletic director at Lander University
National search continues for permanent athletic director
Big news in Bearcat Country. College basketball icon Les Robinson, who has been a head basketball coach and athletic director at three different Division I institutions, has agreed to serve as Lander University’s interim athletic director, Lander President Richard Cosentino announced.
Robinson, who will lead Lander Athletics until a full-time athletic director is hired to replace the retiring Jeff May, will begin his duties on July 18.
“Coach Les Robinson is well known and well respected throughout the collegiate sports world, and Lander is fortunate to have someone of his considerable experience and expertise to guide us through this interim period,” President Cosentino said. “With his background, he will be able to step into this role and quickly get up to speed, ensuring a continued strong program as we undertake a national search for a permanent athletic director.”
Robinson said he was “very impressed with Lander and the facilities,” which he toured recently on a campus visit. “But I was more impressed with all the administrators and what a team they were.”
After a career that spanned nearly 50 years in college athletics, Robinson, who was good friends with Lander’s legendary basketball coach and athletic director Finis Horne, ended his career as the athletic director at The Citadel in 2008.
“The first thing I want to do is to meet the coaches and get to know them,” added Robinson. “I want to hear where they are (with their team) and help them achieve their goals. The better you know (the coaches) and trust them, the more you can accomplish. I love sharing my knowledge.”
Upon completion of his playing days at N.C. State, where he graduated in 1965, he served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Western Carolina University and The Citadel. He earned his first head coaching position at The Citadel (1974-85), and later coached at East Tennessee State University (1985-90), where he also served as athletic director, before returning to N.C. State as head coach (1990-96).
Following his coaching career, in which he amassed 291 victories, he served as the athletic director at N.C. State from 1996-2000, then finished his career as The Citadel athletic director (2000-08).
As The Citadel’s head coach, Robinson twice earned South Carolina Coach of the Year and Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors.
Robinson, who also served as a coach for two U.S. national teams, guided ETSU to the NCAA Tournament in 1989 and 1990, after the Buccaneers earned the Southern Conference’s automatic berth by winning the conference tournament. He was named the Southern Conference and Tennessee Coach of the Year in 1990.
He replaced the legendary Jim Valvano as N.C. State’s head coach and was named the 1991 NABC District Coach of the Year following a 20-11 season and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
The 2007 NACDA/AstroTurf Southeast Region Director of Athletics of the Year, Robinson has served 14 years on the prestigious NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. The committee is responsible for determining site selection for the NCAA Tournament and picking at-large teams.
He also teaches an athletic administration class at The Citadel and continues to do clinics.
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