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Tour Greenwood Genetic Center

Come with us on a tour of the Greenwood Genetic Center. See why people from all over the world come to Greenwood’s campus. Learn what exciting things are in store for next year. For more information, watch more.

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Uptown Greenwood Named One of 15 Great Places in America by the American Planning Association

APA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Program, Recognizes 15 Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces

Washington, DC— The American Planning Association (APA) today named Uptown Greenwood in Greenwood, South Carolina, as one of five Great Neighborhoods on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which marks the kick-off of the organization’s National Community Planning Month celebration.

Greenwood is Great, Now Everybody KnowsAPA’s Great Places in America program, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country. The Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces of 2017 are places that are unique and exemplary in their amenities and infrastructure, cultural identity, and use of sustainable and innovative practices.

“The neighborhoods recognized this year are proof that planning creates more vibrant, equitable, healthy neighborhoods,” said Cynthia Bowen, AICP, president of APA. “Through dedicated, community-wide engagement efforts, this year’s designees are creating better places for all, and setting an example for other neighborhoods nationwide. Congratulations to these exceptional neighborhoods.”

Uptown Greenwood is a prime example of a smaller city thinking big. Once a community divided by hundreds of feet of railroad tracks and then blacktop, Uptown Greenwood has re-emerged as a successful regional hub. The town’s plan turned its “widest main street in the world” into an attraction, by focusing on creating a park-like environment with their surplus of space, abundant tree lined streets, and adapting nearby historic buildings for modern use. By modernizing their downtown, while maintaining the historic character of Main Street, Uptown Greenwood truly embodies its mission of “Embracing the future and preserving the past.” In addition to Uptown Greenwood, APA also recognized the following neighborhoods this year:

  • Over-the-Rhine – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Seward – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Heart of Missoula – Missoula, Montana
  • The Pearl – San Antonio, Texas


“We take great pride that the American Planning Association has named Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina as one of the Great Neighborhoods in the nation.  Uptown is the heart and soul of our community.   This award underscores Greenwood’s commitment to long term planning, investment in cultural and historic interests, and a vision for our future,” said Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams.

For more information about Uptown Greenwood, visit www.uptowngreenwood.com.


Since launching the Great Places in America program in 2007, APA has recognized 275 neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces around the country. Designees are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for the future.

For the fourth year, members of the public can suggest their additional favorite public space, neighborhood, or street to earn a “People’s Choice” designation. Throughout October, individuals can offer suggestions via APA’s social media channels using the hashtag #APAgreatplaces. APA will select five finalists that the public can vote on via APA’s website. The “People’s Choice” winner is announced in early November 2017.

For more information about these neighborhoods, as well as APA’s Great Public Spaces and Streets for 2017 and previous years, visit www.planning.org/greatplaces.

For more information about National Community Planning Month, visit www.planning.org/ncpm.

The American Planning Association is an independent, not- for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. Members of APA help create communities of lasting value and encourage civic leaders, business interests and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people’s lives. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. For more information, visit www.planning.org.

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Do you supplement?

The majority of Americans take dietary supplements for such goals as to improve health, increase athletic performance, and to maintain energy. Some of these supplements are healthy. Some include unhealthy ingredients. Some have significant side effects. Some should not be taken with certain medication. The reason for this vagueness is that supplements are not regulated the same as other food products. See warning and advice below.

What are people taking? A 2015 CRN consumer survey  provided following results

98% of supplement users take vitamins and minerals
Top supplements in this category are:
Multivitamins at 78%
Vitamin D 32%
Calclum 24%
Vitamin B 18%
45% of supplement users take Specialty Supplements
Top supplements in this category are:
Omega-3/fatty acids 19%
Fiber 13%
Probiotics 12%
Glucosamine/Chondroitin 8%
Melatonin 8%
CoQ 10  8%
Digestive enzymes 5%

31% of Supplement Users take Herbals and Botaniclas
Top supplements in this category are:
Green Tea 12%
Cranberry 8%
Garlic 6%
Ginseng 6%
Enchinacea 5%
Ginko Biloba 5 %
25 % of Supplement users take sports nutrition or Weight management supplements
Top supplements in this category are:
Protein 14%
Energy Drinks 8%
Garcinia Cambogia 4%
Green Coffee 4%
Amino Acids 4%
Creatine 3 %

WebMD Offered the following advice:

*Look for trusted brands that have been around for some time.

There have been issues of dietary supplements being adulterated and contaminated with heavy metals, so choose a respected brand to be sure what is on the label is safe and exactly what is found in the product.

*Read the claims carefully. If they look too good to be true, they probably are.

Products promising to pack on 20 pounds of muscle in a week are not going to deliver because nothing can yield those kind of results.

*Check with your doctor before taking any dietary supplements.

More is not better. In fact, exceeding the Recommended Daily Allowances for some vitamins and minerals could be dangerous. Do not exceed 100% of the recommendation for vitamins or minerals because these supplements are in addition to the food you eat, and potential toxicities can occur.

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A Consumer Reports Study pointed out 15 ingredients in supplements that it says consumers should avoid because they have dangerous side effects such as rapid heartbeat, liver damage and seizures:

Caffeine powder
Greater celandine
Green tea extract powder
Pennyroyal oil
Red yeast rice
Usnic acid

In the end, read up on the supplements you are interested in – from reputable sources, such as Web MD and Consumer Reports. And always discuss what you’re supplementing with your doctor. For more information, read What you Need to Know from The National Institutes of Health – Supplement Division.

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Stevenson receives scholarship award

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Stevenson urges Civic Engagement

Stevenson urges Civic Engagement
Stevenson urges Civic Engagement

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Don’t Miss Carolina Liquidators’ Contest and HUGE September Sale! And help them celebrate their 2nd Anniversary.

Win This 12 Person, 2 Room, Instant Cabin Tent (click picture for more information).  Carolina Liquidators’ store prices are normally 30 and up to 60% off retail prices. AND from September 1 to September 30, shoppers will take an additional 25% off  (ATV’s excluded). To enter to win this awesome tent (regularly priced $249) Just watch and share this video and like Carolina Liquidators’ Facebook Page.


There’s also another contest going on at Carolina Liquidators’ Facebook Page. To enter to win $250 Cash, Just look for their post celebrating their 2nd Anniversary with this picture …

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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

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