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Emmett I. Davis Jr., chairman and co-founder of Greenwood engineering firm Davis & Floyd, has passed away..

Emmett I. Davis Jr.

 Mr. Emmett I. Davis Jr., chairman and co-founder of Greenwood engineering firm Davis & Floyd, and a board member with The Lander Foundation has passed away. “Emmett Davis was a true pillar of the Greenwood community,” said Lander President Richard Cosentino. “A man of integrity, faith and devotion to his family, he was an extraordinary businessman and a dear friend …

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Palmetto Poison Center Caffeine Warning

Palmetto Poinson Center

In the wake of the untimely death of Columbia High School student David Allen Cripe on April 26, the Palmetto Poison Center has issued the following Caffeine Use Warning.  Cripe reportedly drank a large diet Mountain Dew, latte, and energy drink in a two-hour period according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. Below is a video of Cripe’s father talking …

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Medtronic expanding operations in Greenwood County

Medtronic expanding operations in Greenwood County

Medtronic expanding operations in Greenwood County Company increases capacity with additional production line – Medtronic a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions, is expanding its operations in Greenwood County. The expansion will result in a new capital investment of $6.5 million. With a location in Greenwood since 1962, Medtronic is the world’s largest standalone medical technology development company. In an …

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National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week Remember to patronize local small businesses in Greenwood. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about …

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Greenwood Christian Senior killed

A head-on collision in Saluda yesterday resulted in the deaths of Evan Blair Campbell  and Lexie Turner Rodgers. Campbell, 18, was a senior at Greenwood Christian School. Turner, 66, was a resident of Ninety Six. The accident is under investigation. Greenwood Christian Headmaster stated that the school is bringing in ministers to talk with students and to provide counseling. The …

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Great White Sightings off SC

Great White Sightings off SC

Great White Sightings off SC Finding shark in the ocean isn’t news, but Great Whites off the coast of  Myrtle Beach and Georgetown is worth noting, especially with shark attacks on the rise. Two sharks tagged by shark-tracking organization OCEARCH have both been tracked this week close to Myrtle Beach. Eight-foot White Shark Savannah pinged Tuesday off the coast of Myrtle …

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Texting and Driving in Greenwood

Texting and Driving in Greenwood

Texting and Driving in Greenwood.  Most people hate it when others do it, but many do it themselves. How many of you were in an accident or near accident because you or the other driver were distracted by texting and driving? Greenwood passed a law banning texting while driving in October 2012.  The fine is $100. Drivers can still talk …

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Who wants a Home Depot, Target, or Olive Garden in Greenwood?

Who wants a Home Depot, Target, or Olive Garden in Greenwood?

Who wants a Home Depot, Target, or Olive Garden in Greenwood? Question: Does Greenwood solicit new businesses or do new businesses discover Greenwood on their own? Answer: There are MANY moving parts to retail real estate development. Typically, retail establishments have preferred relationships with retail property developers.  The property developer searches out available property meeting the retailer’s requirements (water, sewer, …

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Master chef competition

Master chef competiton

Contest: Master Chef Competition. Win 1 ticket (valued at $50) to the Master Chef Competition Dinner. Just share this video, then let me know. I’ll enter your name in the drawing.   Event information Stay Plugged In to what’s great about Greenwood, Subscribe to Greenwood Calendar

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Lander University Names Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success

Lander University Names Assistant Vice President for

Lander University Names Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success. Lander announces the appointment of Brian Hamm to the position of assistant vice president for Enrollment and Student Success. His duties at Lander include spearheading the university’s initiatives for student retention – the percentage of students who persist in their efforts to earn a degree. A native of Mint …

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Greenwood Spared JC Penney Store Closing Axe

Greenwood spared

Greenwood Spared JC Penney Store Closing Axe. 138 JC Penney stores will be closing soon in an effort to bring profitability back to the company. James Cash Penney opened his first store in 1902. The Greenwood store will remain open. See full list of JC Penney store closings Visit Greenwood JC Penny store website. Note the Mall is still listed …

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Bilo Bonus – Now Bigger and Better, Baby

bilo bonus

Bilo Bonus gets bigger starting April 5. See for more info

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St. Patrick’s Day at the Inn

St. Patrick's Day at the Inn

St. Patrick’s Day at the Inn Visit the Inn on the Square online Stay Plugged In, Subscribe to Greenwood Calendar

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Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert.  Facebook is swimming with scammers. Help get the bad guys. Report them to Facebook. Have you ever received an invitation to friend someone on Facebook who you’re already friends with. Here’s the latest fraud attempt I received just an hour ago on Facebook. In the message section of my Facebook page, I received the following communication beginning at …

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Product Recall – Ready to eat Chicken

Product Recall: there has been a recall of some ready-to-eat chicken products made by Wayne Farms of Decatur, Alabama,  according to federal investigators. The product, with the number P-20214, was shipped to Food Lion stores throughout Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states because of possible bacterial contamination. No instances of illness or injury have been reported. Back in Nov. 18, 2016 – …

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Power Outage at Lander

Power Outage

Power Outage occurred at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Crews Street at about 9:30 Monday morning. According to Greenwood Police Major Urban Mitchell, the incident was the result of a single vehicle accident. There were no injuries reported. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. Watch video for further details: power outage from Greenwood Media Marketing on …

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Greenwood man killed in one vehicle accident

Greenwood man killed

Greenwood man killed: A Greenwood man was killed after his vehicle hit a tree early Saturday morning, according to Greenwood County coroner Sonny Cox. The accident occurred on Dixie Drive in Greenwood County. Marcus Anthony Harris, 24, was not wearing his seat belt. He died from blunt force trauma, Cox said.

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Greenwood: What You Should Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Greenwood: What You Should Know

Greenwood: What You Should Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse (courtesy of Sky & Telescope magazine, American Astronomical Society, and Lander University)   1- Lander University is one of five official sites for South Carolina to be selected as an observation point for the eclipse, through a national research experiment known as Citizen CATE (Continental America Telescopic Eclipse). “This means …

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Southern Soul on Main comes to Uptown Greenwood

 Southern Soul comes to Uptown Greenwood very soon. Two awesome adjectives to describe a cuisine missing from our wide array of restaurants in town. Southern food and Soul Food. You’ve heard the expression, One door closes, One door opens-  Unfortunately, UchiE has recently closed its doors on Waller Avenue in Uptown Greenwood for the last time.  We will definitely miss …

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Greenwood Police on House Number

Greenwood Police on House Number

Greenwood Police on House Number PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: This is a bigger problem than most people realize. If you don’t have your house number displayed where it can be seen from the road, police officers, EMTs and Firefighters cannot find you as easily in order to respond in an emergency. Please make sure that you mark your address so we …

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