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Shelter Scoop: Pets of the Week

Shelter Scoop: Pets of the Week

These two pets have all their shots AND they have already been paid for. 

Listen to Michael!

Kmart closing sale begins now

Greenwood kmart closing saleGreenwood Kmart closing sale begins now

Select items at the Greenwood, SC Kmart are currently marked up to 30 percent off of their original prices, and jewelry is reduced by 70 percent.

Greenwood Kmart is slated to close in 11 weeks as part of cost cutting effort by the Sears holding corp. 150 Kmart and Sears stores will be closing

The sale will continue throughout Kmart of Greenwood’s final 11 weeks.

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Sign of great things to come

Here are some Signs of Great things to come

Let’s give ’em all a hearty Greenwood welcome

Sign of great things to come

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

 

Sign of great things to come

Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 300 North Creek Blvd will be opening February 9.

Holiday Inn Express Greenwood’s Facebook Page

 

Sign of great things to come

Lidl, European Grocery Store is coming to Greenwood by Summer 2017. Located beside Buck Stove and Pool on the Crosscreek Connector, Lidl has been described as a cross between Aldi’s and Walmart.

View Lidl online

 

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2017: Goals, not resolutions

A new year has arrived, triggering many people to begin to think: What will be my New Year’s Resolution?2017: Goals, not resolultions

This is often followed, in a few short weeks, by a flood of posts on social media about failing to keep this year’s resolution.

Do you want 2017 to be different? Let’s turn our resolutions into goals.

A resolution is a general desire to change something about ourselves. It is typically vague and is rarely successful.

A goal, on the other hand, is usually specific and measurable. It allows for strategies – a plan of actions to achieve a desired outcome.

This is the year:

My hope for you (and me) is that all our 2017 Goals will be obtained.

Here’s a little video published November 2016. I hope you find it as motivational as I did. For More Info

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Recruitment Fair – District 50

Recruitment Fair – District 50Recruitment Fair

District 50 Website

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Shelter Scoop Christmas Message

Shelter Scoop Christmas Message

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving

giving Tuesday#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. See More

Here’s a list of some not for profits in Greenwood. If you know of others, please add in the comments section below.

Greyhound Crossroads

Humane Society of Greenwood
Guardian ad Litem of Greenwood

United Way of Greenwood

Faith Home

Beyond Abuse

Greenwood Habitat for Humanity 

First Steps of Greenwood

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

Piedmont Agency on Aging
Upper savannah care services
Greenwood Soup Kitchen
(864) 229-2296

Greenwood YMCA

The Burton Center

Big Oaks Rescue Farm
Salvation Army of Greenwood

 

Howdy Harvey’s

Howdy Harvey’s – Greenwood welcomes new grocery story.

Howdy's HarveysSee Weekly Ads for Harvey’s Greenwood location.

Harveys Supermarket, is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket in the United States based on store count. Harveys employs more than 3,000 associates who serve customers in 56 grocery stores and 23 in-store pharmacies throughout the three southeastern states of Florida,

Harveys Supermarket, is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket in the United States based on store count. Harveys employs more than 3,000 associates who serve customers in 56 grocery stores and 23 in-store pharmacies throughout the three southeastern states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Our employees bring their talent and passion to work every day to serve our customers – their friends and neighbors in their local communities. It’s because of them that we can keep the promise we make to you: provide fresh, high-quality products and excellent service at the very best value.Harvey's

We have deep roots in the Southern communities we’ve served since 1903, and we dedicate everything we do to providing our shoppers in those communities with freshness, variety and unmatched savings. Harveys strong values and commitment to our communities drive us to work hard to give back through our charitable fundraisers and community events.

For more information, please visit .

 

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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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Not My President” Poll – Share your feelings

“Not My President” Poll. How do you feel about the protests.

Be sure to add your feelings in the comments section below.

Breaking News: Drowning in Lake Greenwood

DrowningBreaking 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 than 4 hours with 3 DNR boats and an air plane circling for the 45 minutes, a body of a 70 year old individual was located.

The search was conducted by the Laurens Co. Sheriff’s office and the SC  the Department of Natural Resources Law Division.

Laurens County Sherrif’s Office

Home of the Free! Thank a Vet!

Happy Veterans day! God Bless The USA!

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PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, NOW MORE THAN EVER!

Greenwood Election Results

Greenwood Election Results
Your early results for Greenwood are in… Be sure to check the percentage complete until final results are reported.

SUMMARY REPORT        General Election                 Unofficial Results
Run Date:11/08/16     Greenwood, South Carolina
RUN TIME:07:49 PM     November 8, 2016

UPDATED 92% of precincts in
SUMMARY REPORT        General Election                 Unofficial Results
Run Date:11/08/16     Greenwood, South Carolina
RUN TIME:08:21 PM     November 8, 2016

                                                       VOTES PERCENT

           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 54) .  .  .  .  .        50   92.59
           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .    42,852
           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .    28,636
           VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL  .  .  .  .  .  .             66.83

          Straight Party
          Vote for  1
           Democratic (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     6,354   44.81
           Working Families (WFM) .  .  .  .  .  .       165    1.16
           Constitution (CON)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        23     .16
           Independence (IND)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       147    1.04
           Green (GRN).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        41     .29
           Republican (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,263   51.22
           American (AME).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        98     .69
           Libertarian (LIB).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        89     .63

          President and Vice President
          Vote for  1
           Hillary Rodham Clinton (DEM) .  .  .  .    10,428   36.98
           Darrell Castle (CON).  .  .  .  .  .  .        79     .28
           Evan McMullin (IND) .  .  .  .  .  .  .       217     .77
           Jill Stein (GRN) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       155     .55
           Donald J Trump (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .    16,695   59.21
           Peter Skewes (AME)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        48     .17
           Gary Johnson (LIB)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       574    2.04

          U.S. Senate
          Vote for  1
           Thomas Dixon (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     8,830   32.20
           Thomas Dixon (WFM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       534    1.95
           Bill Bledsoe (CON)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       154     .56
           Thomas Dixon (GRN)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       153     .56
           Tim Scott (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    17,312   63.13
           Rebel Michael Scarborough (AME) .  .  .       146     .53
           Bill Bledsoe (LIB)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       278    1.01
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        17     .06

          U.S. House of Representatives
          Vote for  1
           Hosea Cleveland (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .     9,351   34.39
           Jeff Duncan (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    17,821   65.54
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        19     .07

          State Senate District 4
          Vote for  1
           Michael W Gambrell (REP)  .  .  .  .  .     4,844   99.36
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        31     .64

          State Senate District 10
          Vote for  1
           Floyd Nicholson (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .    11,867   53.76
           J Bryan Hope (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,198   46.20
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         9     .04

          State House of Representatives District 12
          Vote for  1
           Anne Parks (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,078   67.37
           Jennings G McAbee Sr (REP).  .  .  .  .     2,451   32.52
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         9     .12

          State House of Representatives District 13
          Vote for  1
           Michael Gaskin (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,736   27.55
           John McCravy (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    12,441   72.37
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        15     .09

          State House of Representatives District 14
          Vote for  1
           Mike Pitts (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,360   99.66
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8     .34

          Solicitor
          Vote for  1
           David Stumbo (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    20,658   99.12
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       184     .88

          Sheriff
          Vote for  1
           Arnie Fisher (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,760   38.76
           Dennis Kelly (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    16,967   61.12
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32     .12

          Clerk of Court
          Vote for  1
           Chastity Copeland (REP).  .  .  .  .  .    21,733   98.39
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       355    1.61

          Coroner
          Vote for  1
           Sonny Cox (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    22,605   99.22
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       177     .78

          Soil and Water District Commission
          Vote for  1
           Jan Figueira  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    16,501   99.08
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       153     .92

          County Council District 4
          Vote for  1
           Chuck Moates (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,680   99.41
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        22     .59

          County Council District 5
          Vote for  1
           Steven J Brown (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,184   99.52
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        20     .48

          County Council District 6
          Vote for  1
           Robbie Templeton (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .     4,059   98.95
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        43    1.05

          County Council District 7
          Vote for  1
           Theo Lane (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,203   97.77
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        73    2.23

          School District 50 Trustee Seat 7
          Vote for  1
           Tom Miller .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,187   43.45
           David H Trent .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,537   56.26
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8     .29

          Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum
          Vote for  1
           Yes, in favor of the question.  .  .  .    17,582   65.51
           No, opposed to the question  .  .  .  .     9,255   34.49

          City Council Ward 05 Greenwood
          Vote for  1
           Matthew Miller.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       603   59.35
           Johnny Williams  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       398   39.17
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        15    1.48

          Mayor Ware Shoals
          Vote for  1
           John K Hansen .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       371   54.32
           George Leagans.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       302   44.22
           Write-In.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        10    1.46




UPDATED 77% of precints in SUMMARY REPORT General Election Unofficial Results Run Date:11/08/16 Greenwood, South Carolina RUN TIME:08:09 PM November 8, 2016 VOTES PERCENT PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 54) . . . . . 42 77.78 REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 34,846 BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 24,614 VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL . . . . . . 70.64 Straight Party Vote for 1 Democratic (DEM) . . . . . . . . 5,543 45.45 Working Families (WFM) . . . . . . 144 1.18 Constitution (CON) . . . . . . . 20 .16 Independence (IND) . . . . . . . 120 .98 Green (GRN). . . . . . . . . . 33 .27 Republican (REP) . . . . . . . . 6,177 50.65 American (AME). . . . . . . . . 81 .66 Libertarian (LIB). . . . . . . . 78 .64 President and Vice President Vote for 1 Hillary Rodham Clinton (DEM) . . . . 9,078 37.49 Darrell Castle (CON). . . . . . . 68 .28 Evan McMullin (IND) . . . . . . . 183 .76 Jill Stein (GRN) . . . . . . . . 126 .52 Donald J Trump (REP). . . . . . . 14,219 58.72 Peter Skewes (AME) . . . . . . . 43 .18 Gary Johnson (LIB) . . . . . . . 499 2.06 U.S. Senate Vote for 1 Thomas Dixon (DEM) . . . . . . . 7,684 32.66 Thomas Dixon (WFM) . . . . . . . 451 1.92 Bill Bledsoe (CON) . . . . . . . 136 .58 Thomas Dixon (GRN) . . . . . . . 127 .54 Tim Scott (REP) . . . . . . . . 14,755 62.72 Rebel Michael Scarborough (AME) . . . 118 .50 Bill Bledsoe (LIB) . . . . . . . 241 1.02 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 14 .06 U.S. House of Representatives Vote for 1 Hosea Cleveland (DEM) . . . . . . 8,137 34.89 Jeff Duncan (REP). . . . . . . . 15,172 65.05 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 13 .06 State Senate District 4 Vote for 1 Michael W Gambrell (REP) . . . . . 4,844 99.36 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 31 .64 State Senate District 10 Vote for 1 Floyd Nicholson (DEM) . . . . . . 9,988 55.06 J Bryan Hope (REP) . . . . . . . 8,146 44.91 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 6 .03 State House of Representatives District 12 Vote for 1 Anne Parks (DEM) . . . . . . . . 4,735 68.91 Jennings G McAbee Sr (REP). . . . . 2,127 30.96 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 9 .13 State House of Representatives District 13 Vote for 1 Michael Gaskin (DEM). . . . . . . 3,944 26.54 John McCravy (REP) . . . . . . . 10,903 73.38 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 12 .08 State House of Representatives District 14 Vote for 1 Mike Pitts (REP) . . . . . . . . 1,603 99.57 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 7 .43 Solicitor Vote for 1 David Stumbo (REP) . . . . . . . 17,595 99.08 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 163 .92 Sheriff Vote for 1 Arnie Fisher (DEM) . . . . . . . 9,384 39.42 Dennis Kelly (REP) . . . . . . . 14,392 60.46 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 28 .12 Clerk of Court Vote for 1 Chastity Copeland (REP). . . . . . 18,536 98.34 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 313 1.66 Coroner Vote for 1 Sonny Cox (REP) . . . . . . . . 19,305 99.18 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 160 .82 Soil and Water District Commission Vote for 1 Jan Figueira . . . . . . . . . 14,111 99.05 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 136 .95 County Council District 4 Vote for 1 Chuck Moates (REP) . . . . . . . 3,675 99.40 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 22 .60 County Council District 5 Vote for 1 Steven J Brown (REP). . . . . . . 3,614 99.48 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 19 .52 County Council District 6 Vote for 1 Robbie Templeton (REP) . . . . . . 3,309 98.92 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 36 1.08 County Council District 7 Vote for 1 Theo Lane (REP) . . . . . . . . 2,071 97.28 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 58 2.72 School District 50 Trustee Seat 7 Vote for 1 Tom Miller . . . . . . . . . . 1,164 43.13 David H Trent . . . . . . . . . 1,527 56.58 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 8 .30 Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum Vote for 1 Yes, in favor of the question. . . . 15,056 65.40 No, opposed to the question . . . . 7,965 34.60 City Council Ward 05 Greenwood Vote for 1 Matthew Miller. . . . . . . . . 603 59.47 Johnny Williams . . . . . . . . 396 39.05 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 15 1.48 Mayor Ware Shoals Vote for 1 John K Hansen . . . . . . . . . 245 55.43 George Leagans. . . . . . . . . 188 42.53 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.04 VOTES PERCENT PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 54) . . . . . 17 31.48 REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 11,426 BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 12,437 VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL . . . . . . Straight Party Vote for 1 Democratic (DEM) . . . . . . . . 3,187 49.94 Working Families (WFM) . . . . . . 76 1.19 Constitution (CON) . . . . . . . 8 .13 Independence (IND) . . . . . . . 66 1.03 Green (GRN). . . . . . . . . . 17 .27 Republican (REP) . . . . . . . . 2,954 46.29 American (AME). . . . . . . . . 41 .64 Libertarian (LIB). . . . . . . . 33 .52 President and Vice President Vote for 1 Hillary Rodham Clinton (DEM) . . . . 5,164 41.88 Darrell Castle (CON). . . . . . . 27 .22 Evan McMullin (IND) . . . . . . . 75 .61 Jill Stein (GRN) . . . . . . . . 57 .46 Donald J Trump (REP). . . . . . . 6,730 54.58 Peter Skewes (AME) . . . . . . . 21 .17 Gary Johnson (LIB) . . . . . . . 256 2.08 U.S. Senate Vote for 1 Thomas Dixon (DEM) . . . . . . . 4,351 36.46 Thomas Dixon (WFM) . . . . . . . 198 1.66 Bill Bledsoe (CON) . . . . . . . 48 .40 Thomas Dixon (GRN) . . . . . . . 60 .50 Tim Scott (REP) . . . . . . . . 7,086 59.38 Rebel Michael Scarborough (AME) . . . 71 .59 Bill Bledsoe (LIB) . . . . . . . 109 .91 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 10 .08 U.S. House of Representatives Vote for 1 Hosea Cleveland (DEM) . . . . . . 4,605 38.84 Jeff Duncan (REP). . . . . . . . 7,246 61.11 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 6 .05 State Senate District 4 Vote for 1 Michael W Gambrell (REP) . . . . . 2,762 99.25 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 21 .75 State Senate District 10 Vote for 1 Floyd Nicholson (DEM) . . . . . . 5,298 60.28 J Bryan Hope (REP) . . . . . . . 3,485 39.65 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 6 .07 State House of Representatives District 12 Vote for 1 Anne Parks (DEM) . . . . . . . . 2,606 68.31 Jennings G McAbee Sr (REP). . . . . 1,205 31.59 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 4 .10 State House of Representatives District 13 Vote for 1 Michael Gaskin (DEM). . . . . . . 2,337 30.77 John McCravy (REP) . . . . . . . 5,251 69.15 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 6 .08 State House of Representatives District 14 Vote for 1 Mike Pitts (REP) . . . . . . . . 491 99.39 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 3 .61 Solicitor Vote for 1 David Stumbo (REP) . . . . . . . 8,518 99.01 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 85 .99 Sheriff Vote for 1 Arnie Fisher (DEM) . . . . . . . 5,178 42.80 Dennis Kelly (REP) . . . . . . . 6,910 57.11 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 11 .09 Clerk of Court Vote for 1 Chastity Copeland (REP). . . . . . 8,959 98.14 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 170 1.86 Coroner Vote for 1 Sonny Cox (REP) . . . . . . . . 9,421 99.13 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 83 .87 Soil and Water District Commission Vote for 1 Jan Figueira . . . . . . . . . 6,828 98.93 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 74 1.07 County Council District 4 Vote for 1 Chuck Moates (REP) . . . . . . . 2,424 99.30 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 17 .70 County Council District 5 Vote for 1 Steven J Brown (REP). . . . . . . 1,371 99.35 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 9 .65 County Council District 6 Vote for 1 Robbie Templeton (REP) . . . . . . 1,768 98.99 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 18 1.01 County Council District 7 Vote for 1 Theo Lane (REP) . . . . . . . . 802 97.80 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.20 School District 50 Trustee Seat 7 Vote for 1 Tom Miller . . . . . . . . . . 843 45.03 David H Trent . . . . . . . . . 1,023 54.65 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 6 .32 Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum Vote for 1 Yes, in favor of the question. . . . 7,595 65.77 No, opposed to the question . . . . 3,952 34.23 City Council Ward 05 Greenwood Vote for 1 Matthew Miller. . . . . . . . . 330 55.09 Johnny Williams . . . . . . . . 261 43.57 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.34 Mayor Ware Shoals Vote for 1 John K Hansen . . . . . . . . . 149 55.60 George Leagans. . . . . . . . . 112 41.79 Write-In. . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.61

Greenwood Promise Night – November 17

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Huge News: 600 Million Reason It’s A Great Day For Greenwood

Huge News: Teijin Ltd. establishing manufacturing operations in Greenwood County

Carbon fiber manufacturing facility to bring $600 million investment and create 220 jobs

, a Japanese chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company, will be constructing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greenwood County. Creating 220 new jobs, the project is expected to bring $600 million in new capital investment to Greenwood County – the largest initial capital investment by a company in the county’s history.

Greenwood NewsFounded in 1918, Teijin is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation; information and electronics; safety and protection; environment and energy; and healthcare. The company’s main fields of operation include high-performance fibers, such as aramid, carbon fibers and composites, resin processing, polyester fibers and more. The group has approximately 150 companies and 16,000 employees in 20 countries worldwide.

Located along S.C. Highway 246 in Greenwood, S.C., the company will be constructing a carbon fiber manufacturing facility to supply the automotive, aerospace and industrial markets. With a very high strength-to-weight ratio, carbon fiber is an environmentally-friendly solution for the advanced manufacturing industry.

Details on hiring for the new positions will be announced after completion of ongoing engineering studies. For more information on the company, visit .

QUOTES

“After an extensive site selection process that included six states, Teijin selected Greenwood, S.C. because of its pro-business atmosphere and proactive support from Governor Haley and her team, as well as local government officials. We were also attracted to the diversity of Greenwood’s citizens, the community’s rich history of welcoming foreign investment and the excellent training opportunities available at Piedmont Technical College. We plan to invest in resources to develop new and innovative products to meet the increasing demands of the global carbon fiber market.” –Teijin Director of Government Relations Wayne Trotter

“When a company invests $600 million in our state and our people, it shows a real commitment to working on a lasting partnership, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the commitment Teijin has shown today. We’re excited to welcome the newest member of the South Carolina family to its new home and look forward to seeing the tremendous impact these 220 new jobs will have in Greenwood County and across the state.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“We’ve worked hard to create a pro-business, pro-manufacturing environment in South Carolina, and this new announcement is further evidence that our strategy is paying off. I congratulate Teijin on their incredible commitment to our state, and we welcome them to our world-renowned business community.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Today’s announcement represents the largest initial capital investment by a company in our county’s history. We attribute this success to our local leadership, our highly-skilled workforce and our pro-business atmosphere that we strive to create. We welcome Teijin to Greenwood and will work hard to make sure their industry is a success for years to come.” –Chairman of Greenwood County Council Steve Brown

“Greenwood County is a great place to do business, and we are excited to welcome Teijin and their state-of-the-art carbon fiber facility to our world-class manufacturing base. We are thankful to all of our partners that worked collaboratively with us to help make this investment a reality.” –Chairman of Greenwood Partnership Alliance Frank J. Wideman, III

teijin-logoFIVE FAST FACTS 

    • Teijin, Ltd. is establishing manufacturing operations in Greenwood County.
    • $600 million capital investment to create 220 new jobs.

 

  • Teijin is a Japanese chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company, with a focus on the production of high-performance fibers.
  • Teijin will be constructing a state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing facility in Greenwood to supply the automotive, aerospace and industrial markets.
  • Details on hiring for the new positions will be announced after completion of ongoing engineering studies.

 

 

About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY790.7 billion (USD 7.4 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.4 billion (USD 7.7 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

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Halloween in the Emerald City

Halloween in the Emerald City: As usual there’s tons of fun for everyone in Greenwood this Halloween season. (if you know of an event not included, just drop me a Halloween in the Emerald Cityline at gwdcal@gmail.com, and I’ll add it to the list!)
Regarding what night is trick-or-treating. We get this question every year unless Oct. 31 falls on a Friday or Saturday.  The city does not dictate when trick or treating is, the calendar does; therefore this year trick-or treating will be held on Monday, Oct. 31.

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First the Treats: (The trick is at the end – just before houses to avoid. I apologize in advance)

Boo Bash

YMCA Fall Family Festival 

Wag-O-Ween

Zombie Outrun

Fall Festival 

Sports Break Costume Contest (with Puf and Prater)

Wod-O-Ween 

Lucky’s of Greenwood Halloween Party 

Halloween Skate 

Halloween at Lake Greenwood State Park 

 

Start Your Halloween Weekend Off With Local Music

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Oct. 27: Jake Bartley Band

Oct. 28: Bad Weather States

Oct. 29: Silence the Truth

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Oct. 28: Keith Gregory

Oct. 29 Becky Greene

Howard’s on Main

Oct. 27 Granger Smith and Nic Massey

Oct. 28Southbound Joe

Inn on the Square

Oct. 27 Keith Gregory

Oct. 28 Ronnie and Stan

Montague’s

Oct. 28. Ashby Stokes

Mill House

Oct. 27 Josh Manley and Austin Ledford

Sports Break

Oct. 28 Spider Spoke Hillbillies

 

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Houses to Avoid – Sex Offenders Registry  

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Beyond Abuse offers training for volunteer advocates who wish to help those impacted by sexual violence and child abuse. During training, advocates will learn about topics concerning sexual assault, child abuse and counseling including general facts about sexual violence, child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, sexual harassment, the medical and legal systems, victim impact, the process of healing, crisis intervention skills, etc.  All volunteers must be over the age of 18.  Volunteer opportunities are as follows:

 

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