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Greenwood Rocks on Fox

Greenwood Rocks on Fox Carolina. This is the video that aired on Fox Carolina on June 25, 2017

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Greenwood RocksGreenwood Rocks Videos highlight the first 18 days in the Emerald City. Greenwood Calendar started Greenwood Rocks on June 8, 2017.  In just 16 days, 3,737 Greenwoodians have signed up.

Our homebase is the Greenwood Rocks group on Facebook. Our playground is all of Greenwood County. Greenwood RocksWhat we do: we get rocks, we paint rocks, we label the back of rocks “post to #Greenwood Rocks”, we leave clues (most of the time) on our group page, we hunt and find rocks, we post our found rocks on the Greenwood Rocks page. We do it again.

Greenwood RocksPeople have expressed having so much fun putting down the electronics, getting together with family, friends, or individually to be creative and having a blast hiding and posting. Seeing your rocks pictured in the hands of someone happy because they found your rock is priceless.

And we’d love for you to join!  Be sure to read the rules Greenwood Rockspinned to the top of the #GreenwoodRocks page. Group posts are for pictures of painted rocks, clues, and pictures of found rocks. This keeps the clutter down. We’ve already hid thousands of rocks! If you have any questions, just message an administrator.

Join Here!, or you can find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenwoodRocks/. We use the hashtag #GreenwoodRocks as well.

If you have any questions, please email me (Dr. Robert Stevenson) at gwdcal@gmail.com

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Minute with the Mayor: Greenwood Rocks from Greenwood Calendar on Vimeo.

Sportsbreak Rocks Greenwood from Greenwood Calendar on Vimeo.

Shelter Scoop – Summer Tips

Shelter Scoop – Summer Tips

Shelter Scoop is sponsored by T.W. Boons.

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YMCA Rocks Greenwood

The heart of the community has to be the Greenwood YMCA. Check out why they think #GreenwoodRocks.

 

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Greenwood Hero – Gray Davis

Greenwood Hero – Gray Davis.

Greenwood Hero - Gray Davis

Greenwood Calendar is proud to give Gray Davis the Greenwood Calendar Emerald Award for his unselfish, caring, and heroic act. We are very proud of you.

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America in Bloom – Greenwood

America in Bloom – Greenwood

America in Bloom envisions communities across the country as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work, and play – benefitting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting pride through volunteerism.   \Greenwood was, in its first year of participation, awarded a 4 out of possible 5 “blooms” and highlighted for its strong ties to community involvement and volunteerism to make significant community visions become a reality.

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Rosemont Plantation – The Story of Ann Pamela Cunningham

Rosemont Plantation – The Story of Ann Pamela Cunningham

A step back in history to when Ann Pamela Cunningham of Waterloo, SC saved and preserved Mount Vernon, the home of the Father of our Country.

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Greenwood Rocks is a hit!

“Greenwood Rocks” is only two days old, and it’s already a BIG hit with nearly 1,000

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I watched the FB Live video earlier.. took my autistic son and let him find his first rock. We will re-hide it. Going to buy supplies tomorrow, so we can join the fun. I think he will love it! Submitted by Angie Duran

members. The fun is contagious and everyone can participate. This Rock Party is sweeping the country, and because Greenwood Calendar keeps you Plugged In to what’s GREAT about Greenwood, we’re happy to bring “Greenwood Rocks” to Greenwood.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Join the Facebook Group: Greenwood Rocks
  2. Get some rocks (either buy them or find them). Group member have tips about this step.
  3. Paint them with any design you choose (with acrylic paint)
  4. Seal them with spray paint sealer.
  5. Hide them anywhere in Greenwood (including all of Greenwood County). But remember to keep it safe.
  6. Print directions on the back, something like, “Post me on Greenwood Rocks FB group”
  7. Then go out and find some painted rocks.
  8. When you find one, you can keep it or rehide it, but be sure to take a picture of your find.
  9. You may choose to leave clues on the Greenwood Rocks group page as to where you hid your rock.
  10. You should add your friends to the group! The more people the more fun.

 

 

Leaving our first baby to be found #greenwoodrocks! Submitted by Elba Sharpe

 

 

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My wife and I hid this last night

 

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Janie Lindley found a rock!

 

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My grands are on the search! Found one! Submitted by Karen Wilson

 

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Good luck finding this one!

 

Any questions? We have lots of answers on the group page. It is a private group to ensure the group is fun and safe for everyone. Everyone is welcome. Just be sure to read the rules at the top of the Group Page. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1121876747912759/

FACEBOOK LIVE ON GREENWOOD CALENDAR ABOUT GREENWOOD ROCKS:

 

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Deadly Dog Flu: Get the Facts from Dr. Walden

Deadly Dog Flu: Get the Facts from Dr. Michael Walden, Greenwood Veterinary Hospital

Visit Greenwood Veterinary Hospital on Facebook.

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Greenwood Performing Arts to hold antiques show and sale benefit

Greenwood Performing Arts to hold antiques show and sale benefit

​GREENWOOD—Collectors of antiques and other valuable items are invited to attend a gala three-day showcase, sanctioned by the South Carolina Festival of Flowers, to benefit Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA), which recently concluded its 70th season. The Antiques Vintage and Design Show and Sale, will be held in the Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College, Friday through Sunday, June 9-11.
​GPA executive director Cecily Ferguson, said the event has been months in the planning. “This will be a unique opportunity to view and purchase fine antiques from 30 national dealers from 13 states, stretching from Vermont to Florida, and Panama.” She added, “Sale items will include art, furniture, home décor, jewelry, rugs and collectibles.” On Friday and Saturday, there will be opportunities for attendees to have items appraised, and there will be free presentations by specialist exhibitors each day.
​The event will open with a Champagne Soirée preview party on Thursday, June 8, featuring entertainment, and heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages catered by Seasons by the Lake, in Ninety Six. Tickets for the soirée are $75 each and include admission to all three days of the show. Purchasers will also be able to buy antiques and other items before they are offered to the general public.
Tickets for all three days of the show are priced at $10 each. The fee for appraisals is $10 per item or $25 for three. Food and beverages from Seasons by the Lake will be available Friday and Saturday.
​Ferguson said there are many sponsorship and advertising opportunities available, the funds from which will also be directed to GPA to help the organization continue to offer enriching and educational entertainment in the Lakelands.
She characterized the show and sale as GPA’s most ambitious fundraiser and she expects it to become annual event.
She expressed her gratitude to show manager Charlie Miller of Miller, Hamilton, and Co.; co-chairs Kellar Rogers and Aaron Taylor, who are members of the GPA board of directors; and honorary chair Holly Bracknell, an adviser at Wells Fargo in Greenwood. Ferguson described Bracknell as a collector who attends antiques shows throughout the country.
Information about sponsorships, advertising and ticketing is available by calling the Greenwood Performing Arts office at (864) 227-8744, or by visiting the website www.GreenwoodAntiqueShow.com.

Lake Greenwood Drowning Victim Found

Lake Greenwood Drowning Victim Found. The body of a man who drowned at Lake Greenwood on Saturday was recovered this evening, according to thLake Greenwood Drowning Victim Founde coroner.

44-year-old Steve Roger Grigg, II of Blacksburg was found around 9:15pm.

The coroner says Grigg jumped off of a boat to swim and shortly after went under the water and did not surface.

Grigg’s body was recovered from the lake near the club house on Pucketts Ferry, according to the Greenwood County Coroner.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

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Monique Bagwell: Voice Over

Monique Bagwell: Voice Over Talent.

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Fat Daddy’s BBQ and Hash House Coming to the Shoppes at Hampton Plaza

Fat Daddy's BBQ and Hash House Coming to the Shoppes at Hampton PlazaFat Daddy’s BBQ Coming to the Shoppes at Hampton Plaza.

The Shoppes of Hampton Plaza officially became part of Uptown Greenwood in March of this year, and NOW the shopping center is getting ready to welcome a new restaurant. Fat Daddy’s BBQ of CFat Daddy's BBQ and Hash House Coming to the Shoppes at Hampton Plazaross Hill will be moving into the location formerly occupied by Stokie’s of Greenwood.

Fat Daddy’s BBQ and Hash House is already a legend around the Cross Hill area. Fat Daddy’s is a family-run restaurant located in the country living of Cross Hill, South Carolina. Voted “Best Hash” in Greenwood, Fat Daddy's BBQ and Hash House Coming to the Shoppes at Hampton PlazaSC, Fat Daddy’s continuously delivers the best BBQ in town. We specialize in pork, but also serve up tasty helpings of chicken as well. Bring your appetite and prepare to leave satisfied.

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See video of the Shoppes of Hampton Plaza as it is now.

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Greenwood Habitat Restore

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Puf n Prater: Memorial Day

Festival of Flowers turns 50

The SC Festival of Flowers turns 50 this year.  And we’re all ready for a blooming good time. Named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in June for 8 years running, the SC Festival of Flowers offers a month long schedule of activities the whole family can enjoy. The festival’s main weekend is June 2 – 4.

 

Plan your activities and mark your calendars:    Schedule of Events

 

There will be flowers in bloom everywhere, including home and garden tours, handcrafted, local art, local music, the new Uptown Market and splash pad, and so much more. There is something for everyone this year. See More

GHS, EHS Graduation Exercises – Revised

Information Below is for next week’s Emerald and Greenwood High School graduation ceremonies.

 

Live Stream will be available for both ceremonies at

 

Emerald High School – 9am https://youtu.be/vw-UdJMWl2A

 

Greenwood High School – Noon https://youtu.be/VN-fHa8vDWk

 

A live stream will also be available on the district website at gwd50.org.

 

Commencement exercises for Greenwood School District 50 will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017, in the Finis Horne Arena on the Lander University Campus. The Emerald High School graduation ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the Greenwood High School ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m.

 

Guests at the Emerald and Greenwood High School ceremonies are required to have a ticket to attend.  Graduating seniors will receive tickets for their guests during practice.

 

Graduation is a memorable occasion for high school seniors. Whether the memories from the graduation ceremony are favorable or unfavorable depends in part upon the conduct of the spectators. Sometimes, guests will engage in conduct during the ceremony that is distracting and inappropriate. This can interfere with the enjoyment of those who have come to celebrate an important occasion with their children, relatives, friends, and neighbors. In order to provide the best graduation possible for the graduating class of 2017, the administrations from the two high schools request that guests do the following.

 

  1. Dress as you would for any other coat and tie affair.

 

  1. Do not bring babies and young children to the ceremony. It is unfair to expect an infant or small child to be quiet during a lengthy program and it is equally unfair to the graduates and their guests to have crying children disrupt the ceremony.

 

  1. The graduating students should arrive in their designated areas forty-five minutes prior to the ceremony. Traffic will be heavy and it may be difficult to get a parking place.

 

  1. No one, including children, will be admitted to the Emerald or Greenwood High School ceremonies without a ticket, even if the child will be sitting on their parent’s lap.

 

  1. Guests should remain at their seats throughout the entire graduation exercise and during the recessional. Guests are not allowed on the arena floor and should not exit the arena until all graduates have marched out.

 

  1. Guests must refrain from yelling or causing any disturbances. Those people who do create a disturbance will be asked to leave the arena and not allowed to return. Charges may be filed for any disturbances.

 

  1. While diplomas are being received by graduates, we ask that guests hold any applause or comments until all the graduates have received their diplomas.

 

  1. Seating for handicapped guests in wheelchairs will be available on both sides of the arena on the entry level. Handicapped guests may be dropped off at the main entrance to the Horne Arena.

 

  1. Cell phones and any electronic devices should be turned off and not used during the ceremony.

 

  • A photographer will be taking pictures of each graduate, so guests should not leave their seats to take pictures.

 

The graduates, administrations, and faculties of Emerald and Greenwood High Schools thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

 

Minute with Mayor: Win with Welborn

 Minute with Mayor: Win with Welborn or Poll with a Prize. To Yell or Not to Yell; that is the question. Watch this video, then enter the contest for a $50 giftcard to Main and Maxwell by leaving your answer below. A winner will be chosen this Friday, May 26.

If you’ve ever been to a graduation, you’ve heard folks yelling when their child, friend, or relative’s name is called. You’ve also likely heard an announcement to hold loud noise down to a low, polite applause.

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Gimme Shelter – Shelter Scoop that is

Gimme Shelter – Shelter Scoop is a video series all about the Humane Society of Greenwood. Sponsored by our friends at T.W. Boon’s, Shelter Scoop host Michael McCarthy talks today about Furry Tales at the Greenwood Library and Camp Good Dog.

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Lander University named to the most affordable schools for an online Master’s in Homeland Security

Lander University named to the most affordable schools for an online Master’s in Homeland Security for  2017-2018.

The ranking was created by consulting the NCES College Navigator database to find accredited institutions with programs in areas related directly to homeland security. We reviewed them for accreditation, availability of online coursework, highly educated and experienced staff, and affordability.

Lander University was ranked 30th.

Top Criminal Justice Schools’ mission is to share our expert knowledge on the highest quality criminal justice degree programs offered at the nation’s top schools to ensure students receive the training needed to open professional job opportunities within the increasingly competitive criminal justice field.

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