Greenwood Calendar Tip: Stock Up at Aldi before April 9. Your Greenwood Aldi is remodeling and will close from Sunday April 9 to May 18.
Be sure to stock up on your Aldi favorites.
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Severe weather, tornadoes in the forecast PROTECT YOURSELF An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected across the area later today and tonight. Widespread damaging winds and large hail, as well as isolated tornadoes, will be possible. One of two of these tornadoes could be strong. It is important that you pay close attention to the weather today. Consider postponing unnecessary trips or events. Monitor NOAA all hazards weather radio or local news media outlets for the latest weather information. Remember, a severe thunderstorm or Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather. A severe thunderstorm or Tornado Warning means severe weather is occurring or is imminent. A watch is meant to increase awareness of the severe weather potential. A warning means immediate action is required to protect life and property. In some cases, severe thunderstorms can produce wind speeds similar to a weak or moderate tornado. In other words, severe thunderstorm winds in their most extreme form can flip Mobile homes and automobiles, and cause widespread damage to trees and power lines. Tornadoes can also develop rapidly within severe thunderstorms and may occur with little or no warning. Another threat associated with severe thunderstorms is large hail, which can grow to the size of baseballs, or even larger. Hail of this size can cause serious injury and severely damage property. Hail driven by damaging severe thunderstorm winds can enhance the threat of injury and damage. The safest place to be during a severe thunderstorm is in an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or office building, away from windows and doors. One of the main dangers associated with severe thunderstorm winds in Georgia and the Carolinas is from falling trees, which can cause extensive structural damage and serious injuries or even fatalities. When seeking shelter, avoid rooms that may be damaged by falling trees. If you live in a Mobile home, the safest course of action is to seek shelter in a nearby sturdy office building or house if a severe thunderstorm approaches. If you are in an automobile, pull to the side of the Road away from trees and power lines. If strong winds overtake you, attempt to turn your vehicle so that you are facing the wind. Stay tuned to NOAA all hazards weather radio and local news media for later statements, watches, and possible warnings. WYFF Radar Alerts
Greenwood Mall is growing. Flanked by new restaurants Panera Bread and Chick fil A and with anchor stores like J.C. Penney, Belk, T.J. Max, GNC, Kay Jewelers, and Bath and Body Works, Greenwood Mall is growing even more appealing with the addition of Jimmy Jazz
Jimmy Jazz debuted its first store up to 25 years ago when Founder & CEO, James Khezrie, noticed an increasing demand for popular menswear in New York City. With natural entrepreneur spirit and a vision, Brooklyn-born Khezrie, opened the first Jimmy Jazz store on Delancy Street in Manhattan—named after his favorite song from The Clash, a punk rock group from the late seventies. Today, Jimmy Jazz and subsidiaries have over 170 stores on major streets and malls in the United States.
The Greenwood Mall is also surrounded by new construction. Behind the Mall, Holiday Inn Express is now open for business and across the street from the mall is …
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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.
Visit Greenwood JC Penny store website. Note the Mall is still listed as Cross Creek Mall.
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Officer Lee directs traffic as a fallen branch knocked down a wire on Grace Street near the intersection with Cambridge Ave. CPW was called to service the wire.
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Dr. Robert Stevenson, this is a marvelous addition to the processes used to keep Greenwood informed about what is going on, in and around town. Thank you for providing this GREAT (and FREE!!!) service. You are always coming up with good ideas.
Dr. Bettie Rose Horne
Commissioner, SC Commission on Higher Education
“We have used Robert for multiple commercials and videos and found him to be very easy to work with and flexible. He is very patient and very open to suggestions. I really appreciate how he works with our complicated schedule and getting our daughter involved in the commercials.”
Henry Herron, Tidwell Jewelers
Robert is very proactive and community-minded. He seeks to showcase Greenwood and the Lakelands in the most positive way possible. He is professional and very easy to work with. When it comes to partners, he certainly is one of those that is making a big impact on growing Greenwood greater.”
Heather Simmons Jones, Greenwood Partnership Alliance, Executive Director
“The City of Greenwood has used Robert’s video services for years now. He is easy to work with, and I am very pleased with his product.”
Charlie Barrineau, Greenwood City Manager
“We, at The Humane Society of Greenwood, are so pleased with the partnership we share with Robert Stevenson to help further our mission. His weekly video series and social media package has helped us get important information to our target audience. I recommend him and his talents to any company, civic group, or nonprofit that wants to expand the reach of its marketing and message.”
Karen Pettay, Director Greenwood Humane Society
“Beyond Abuse could not be happier about the video services Robert provided for us as part of our major fundraiser, Dancing with the Greenwood Stars. Not only did he create the promotional video, he also created a video of the actual performance that we were then able to market and raise additional funds for the agency. Robert was professional and a pleasure to work with during the entire process. We are definitely planning to ask for Robert’s services again next year!”
Cathy Miller, Executive Director Beyond Abuse
“Robert Stevenson conducted an interview with our band, Jackson Station, in late 2014. We had no idea at the time the tremendous impact it would have on our band. It was an opportunity for thousands of folks in the Greenwood area to get to know who we were and what we did musically. It also gave us a sample of our work to give to potential sites for us to play music. It was a tremendous boost for the band and our ability to play more in Greenwood and out of town. From the moment we did that interview, we have never had a problem finding opportunities to play music and our social media following has grown as well. In addition, Robert asked us to be a part of a music special that included many other local artists. That was a blast, and he helped us by promoting us from the actual Jackson Station site in Hodges. It has been a pleasure working with Robert. We are 100% positive that any business can meet their goals utilizing Greenwood Media Marketing.”
Hi! This is Robert Stevenson with Greenwood Calendar. In my wanderings around the world for 54 years, I’ve accumulated some peeves (I can’t really call them pet peeves.)
Now that I just celebrated another birthday, I feel I’m getting closer to becoming older and wiser. Hence, from time to time, I will be sharing my thoughts on Southern Hospitality. (No, I wasn’t actually born in the South, but Greenwood is my Hometown!)
Here’s my first Top 10 List
- When stopping at an intersection intending to go straight, choose the left lane and leave the right lane open for someone hoping to turn right on red.
2. When you’re driving parallel to another car in the left lane, note that the left lane is also known as the passing lane.
3. When sitting in a closed environment, such as a doctor’s office, avoid the orchestra. Turn your phone’s cute sound effects off.
4. When your favorite band belts out a new bass booming ballad while you’re in your boss ride, spare us the free concert. Roll up your windows!
5. When you’re in line at Walmart speaking on your hands-free phone – Stop! We don’t need to know your dinner plans.
6. When you disagree on someone’s facebook post, make your point well in one comment. Don’t hijack someone’s post by leaving your wise words on everyone else’s comments.
7. When a pedestrian is waiting to cross your path, let them go. When the teen behind you beeps at you for your generosity, wave with all five fingers.
8. Remember how nice it was when you received a nice card? Send thank you notes.
9. When you think you’re right, and the old man is wrong – Respect your elders.
10. When you see someone throw a wrapper on the ground, remember there are two kinds of people – those who litter and those who help keep America Beautiful.
Thanks for listening. I’d love to add your words of wisdom to Robert’s Rules of Order.
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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 – Wayne Farms LLC., an Oakwood, Ga. establishment, recalled approximately 4,059 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection. See More
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The Greenwood Aldi is expanding. According to local Aldi’s management, they are adding another aisle. When asked if new products will be available, the reply was, “We’re not sure right now, but most likely there will be more organic foods.”
Aldi’s will close for a short time in May. The expected date to reopen is tentatively set near Memorial Day.
Susan Nabors, frequent Aldi shopper said, “I can’t wait for the remodelling to finish. We love Aldis.” She added that she was also excited about possibly getting more organic food.
Greenwood Filmmaker to Premiere Film
Watch and Win! Check out and share video of Austin Newman discussing his new movie, then like MMXII on Facebook to enter to win two free tickets to the Premiere of MMXII at Premiere Cinemas of Greenwood. Filmmaker Austin Newman returns to his hometown of Greenwood to Premiere his feature film MMXII 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
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.
Greenwood’s Growing in new directions
In addition to Holiday Inn Express and Panera Bread which opened in Greenwood this past week, you probably already know we’re getting a Lidl grocery store across from the Greenwood Mall and beside Buck Stove and Pool.
But did you know about these:
At the Intersection by the Lake Bilo and Master’s RV, three houses were recently towed away to make room for Self Regional Hospital expansion office.
Your friends at Camp Chinquapin are expanding to Hwy 72 just beside Mathis Plumbing.
Just past Jackson Station and across from Fred’s will be a new Dollar General soon.
Also on Hwy 72, folks looking for an auto service center may be interested to find out Greenwood has a new choice.
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