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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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Greenwood spared

Greenwood Spared JC Penney Store Closing Axe

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

Bilo Bonus – Now Bigger and Better, Baby

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

Power Outage at Lander

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

Greenwood man killed in one vehicle accident

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

Greenwood: What You Should Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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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Greenwood Kmart Closing

Greenwood Kmart Closing

Greenwood Kmart Closing its doors for the final time. Kmart of Greenwood on Hwy 72 will be joining 150 other K-mart and Sears stores to close this Spring. Liquidation sales will begin for some Kmart stores as early as this week.  See story by Fox News Greenville for more information. Sears, which owns Kmart, issued the following statement: “The decision …

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Panera Bread to Open Wednesday February 8th

Sign of great things to come

Here are some Signs of Great things to come Let’s give ’em all a hearty Greenwood welcome Panera Bread, Greenwood, is located in front of J.C. Penney of Greenwood Mall and adjacent to Starbucks. It is slated to open in Spring 2017. Visit Panera Bread online   Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 300 North Creek Blvd will be opening …

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missing person

Missing Person: Greenwood

 Missing Person  The Greenwood Police Department is currently working a missing persons case on the person listed below: Rhonda Gail Kelley. White Female Approximately 45 YOA 5’06” Tall, 105 lbs Blue Eyes, Light brown hair Rhonda was last known to be wearing blue jeans and a light colored, hooded sweatshirt. She was last positively identified and observed in the area …

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rain in the forecast

Rain is in the forecast

Hey Greenwood. Rain is in the forecast for Sunday November 13. There’s a 100% chance of rain beginning at 11 am!

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Breaking News: Drowning in Lake Greenwood

Breaking News: Drowning in Lake Greenwood

Breaking News: Drowning in Lake Greenwood LAKE GREENWOOD, SC Sad news: At about 4 pm today a body was recovered from the Hidden Lake area of Lake Greenwood. Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols identified the individual as 72-year-old David Morton of Gray Court. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. According to local residents, after searching for more …

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Greenwood has voted Yes

Greenwood Has Voted YES for Greenwood

Greenwood has voted YES for Greenwood! Greenwood Calendar has been a big supporter of this initiative. We’re very pleased to announce that Greenwood has voted “Yes” for Greenwood. See VIDEOS at the end… Here are the improvements that we will see: Here is the full text of the Capital Projects Sales Tax ballot question as it will appear on the ballot …

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