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Solar Eclipse Safety

Solar Eclipse Important Safety Information

Solar Eclipse Important Safety Information. On August 21, 2017 Greenwood, SC will be in the direct path of the total Solar Eclipse and there are many ways to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. See here See More Spanish Language Information Stay Plugged In, Subscribe to Greenwood Calendar

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Greenwood Plane Crash

Greenwood Plane Crash – a small plane crashed near the county airport Friday morning.  According to Greenwood Sheriff Dennis Kelly, the two people on board received non-life threatening injuries and have been transported to Self Regional Hospital. John Long, Officer In Charge of Professional Standards for the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, said the plane crashed near the Leath Women’s Correctional Facility …

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Out-of-this-World video: SOLAR ECLIPSE

Out-of-this-World video: SOLAR ECLIPSE

Out-of-this-World video: SOLAR ECLIPSE. Watch and Share this out-of-this-world video for your chance to win 5 custom-made Greenwood Solar Eclipse viewing glasses. Be sure to let me know when you share, so I can enter your name in the drawing. A winner will be chosen on July 4. Stay tuned for more information about the Solar Eclipse. Stay Plugged In …

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No-kill Animal Shelter Coming to Greenwood

New Animal Shelter Coming to Greenwood

New Animal Shelter Coming to Greenwood with a no-kill adoption center.  It is a partnership project between Greenwood County and the Humane Society of Greenwood. Groundbreaking is 10 am July 19. The adoption center portion of the new Animal Shelter is no-kill.  Animals will be euthanized at the County shelter,  but the strong push will be to significantly reduce the …

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Greenwood Rocks

Greenwood Rocks Videos

Greenwood 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. What we do: we get rocks, we paint rocks, we label the back of …

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America in Bloom - Greenwood

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 …

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Grits and Groceries for sale, but not closing

Grits and Groceries for sale, but not closing

Grits and Groceries for sale, but not closing. Grits and Groceries co-owner Heidi Trull said she wants it perfectly clear that she and her husband, Joe, are not closing the restaurant.  On Wednesday morning, word was already getting around that Grits and Groceries was on the market. The Belton City Council had already made a trip to visit the Trulls …

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Hurricane Season is here

Hurricane Season is here

Hurricane Season is here. It runs from June through November. There are things you can do now, to protect yourself and your family in the event of a Hurricane. Have a portable radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio on hand to monitor official weather forecasts and other important information for your area. Families who have special medical needs or elderly …

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Breaking News - Man drowns in Lake Greenwood

Breaking News – Man drowns in Lake Greenwood

Breaking News: Man drowns in Lake Greenwood  Saturday night, according to the SC DNR. SEE UPDATE The man, who’s name has not yet been released,  jumped from a boat around 7 p.m., but he did not resurface. The incident occurred near Puckett’s Ferry. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources along with the dive team from Abbeville were on the scene. The …

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Tornado Watch for Greenwood

Tornado Watch for Greenwood

Tornado Watch for Greenwood and surrounding areas. Issued: 10:14 AM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 262 in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening for the following areas In South Carolina this watch includes 12 counties In upstate South Carolina Abbeville Anderson Cherokee Chester Greenville Greenwood Laurens Oconee Pickens …

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Emmett I. Davis Jr.

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

 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 Poinson Center

Palmetto Poison Center Caffeine Warning

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 competiton

Master chef competition

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

Lander University Names Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success

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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