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Congratulations Lander University Class of 2014

Blog Post: As a professor at Lander University for 23 years, I’ve participated in over 50 graduations, and I  want to acknowledge that US Senator Tim Scott’s Commencement Address delivered today to the largest graduating class in Lander’s history was among the most motivational I can recall.  Senator Scott reminded the graduates of three (really four) things: 1. Failure is …

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Random Funny Picture

Have Funny Pictures? Send them to me at gwdcal@gmail.com and I’ll post them here!

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Greenwood County Community Needs Assessment Survey

Lend your voice in Greenwood County Community Needs Assessment Survey, and help make Greenwood County an even BETTER place to live!!! Complete survey and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. Be sure to let me know when you complete the survey. CLICK HERE to take the survey!!! From the website: What is the difference between …

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Lander wins first Peach Belt Conference baseball title

From Lander Athletics Thomas Berry had a walk-off hit in Game 1 and Erik Lunde homered twice in the second game as the No. 2 Lander Bearcats clinched their first-ever Peach Belt Conference regular season baseball championship with a double-header sweep over Armstrong Atlantic State Saturday on Senior Day at Dolny Stadium. Lander won the first game 8-7 on Berry’s …

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Antique and Artisan Fair to benefit Cokesbury College

Greenwood SC Historical Society will host the second annual Antique and Artisan fair to benefit Cokesbury College on May 3. A professional Antique appraiser will be on site and will appraise up to two items for a $10 donation to the Historical Society. There will also be a huge auction of antique farm implements and house hold goods. Greenwood, SC …

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A Minute with the Mayor: Greenwoodian attempts World Record for Burpees

Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams meets with  the future Burpee World Record Holder. Greenwood’s own Cameron Dorn will attempt, in a few short weeks, to complete 10,000 Burpees in 24 hours, making him the only South Carolinian to hold a world record in Athletics. You can be a part of history… Click to find out more about Cameron’s Burpee Challenge and …

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Coleman Hall, a Lander dorm for nearly 30 years, will be torn down

By Dave Lorenzatti The eight-story brick building is located on Hampton Avenue between West Cambridge Avenue and Merriman Street, about two blocks from Lander’s campus. It was more than 60 years ago as a garden-type apartment complex containing 50 units. Lander acquired the building in 1975 to provide much-needed housing for 117 students as the university’s enrollment grew. The building …

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News: Let’s talk Trash!

City of Greenwood!  There will no residential sanitation collection on Friday, April 18th (Good Friday Holiday). City residents who are scheduled to receive residential garbage collection on Friday, April 18th are asked to place their roll cart at the curb on Wednesday, April 16th for pickup.  Neighborhoods/streets that should place their green can at the curb THIS WEDNESDAY include Beechwood, …

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Win Two Movie Tickets

To be entered in the drawing for the April Movie Ticket Giveaway from Greenwood Calendar, just tell your friends why they should check out Greenwood Calendar. The winner will get two tickets to REI Greenwood Cinema 10. Be sure to let me know, so I can enter your name. The winner will be chosen on Monday April 14. Top 10 …

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The Latest and Greatest in Greenwood

Coleman Hall is coming down…. Budget Inn across from The Dixie Drive In is coming down… Sports Break is going up down the street on the Crosscreek Connector. Inn on the Square has new developer and work is ongoing with an additional $1 million investment. The Historic Building pictured with new landscaping and swings (old textile bldg) to the left …

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Discover the Greenwood Genetic Center

For more about the Greenwood Genetic  Center, CLICK HERE

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Greenwood, South Carolina: A City of Discovery

By Gabrielle Randazzo Nestled in the quiet lower region of Upstate South Carolina, is a small town known for its friendly atmosphere, rich history, and renowned festivals. A town where southern  hospitality reigns supreme, the tea is always sweet, and visitors are always welcome. This small town is known to its locals as home, and to its visitors as Greenwood. …

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VIDEO: Keep Greenwood Beautiful one of five national finalists

VOTE DAILY Keep Greenwood County Beautiful is excited to be one of five finalists in Taking Root™, a gardening and outdoor beautification grant program, to help fund the Greenwood Community Gardening Program…Garden Gardens Everywhere. The grant is from Troy-Bilt®, a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, and Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to …

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Add a funny caption to win

If I choose your caption, you will win a Starbuck’s Coffee, Chick fil A Sandwich, free Car Wash, and a Greenwood Calendar Tshirt

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Springfield Elementary School Yard Sale

Springfield Elementary School is having a yard sale this Saturday, April 5th… The hours are 7am-1pm.   It’s a fundraiser for the school.

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Contest Valued at $150

Carolina Canvas & Marine is giving away a free boat or pontoon cleaning. . . worth $150. To Enter: 1 Visit and Like the Carolina Canvas & Marine website – Click Here 2. Share, then come back and say so. 3. Wait : ) The drawing will be held on Saturday morning!!!!!!! Carolina Canvas and Marine is a family owned …

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Win a $350 locally crafted bookcase.

Jeff Jackson is a local expert at creating fine furniture and cabinetry. Jeff is giving away a bookcase which he created, valued at more than $350. All you need to do is: 1. Visit and like Jeff’s two sites (see below), 2. Share this post on your page, then, 3. Come back here and tell me that you shared. I …

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BMW announces it will invest $1 Billion in its Greer Facility

See Video from FOX Carolina 21 According to a NY Times Article, FRANKFURT — BMW said on Friday that it would invest $1 billion over the next two years in its factory in Spartanburg, S.C., which will become the German carmaker’s largest production site. The expansion will add 800 jobs in Spartanburg and increase the plant’s capacity by 50 percent …

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Myth Busted: Pantry Shoppe

Jesse, owner of the Pantry Shoppe at 582 Bypass 72 in Greenwood, asked Greenwood Calendar to help clear up a rumor. Folks have been saying that the Pantry Shoppe is closing. Here are the facts: The Pantry Shoppe in Greenwood is not closing. It is remaining open.  But there’s more . . .  The Pantry Shoppe also owns a store …

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