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Uptown Live returns with The Swingin’ Medallions

 

Uptown Live returns with The Swingin’ Medallions
Thursday, September 1 at 5:30 p.m.

GREENWOOD, SC – Countybank Plaza in Uptown Greenwood will be jam packed as Greenwood’s own Swingin’ Medallions takes the stage to kick off the Fall Uptown Live concert series.

Greenwood is home to South Carolina’s own “Party Band of the South”, The Swingin’ Medallions (https://www.facebook.com/Swingin-medallions_double_shotMedallions-136244489773116). Join the party as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Medallions mega hit 1966 release Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love). The song became a Top 20 hit for the group, peaking at #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Double Shot, a short clip of original Swingin Medallion members Carroll Bledsoe (trumpet), Jimmy Perkins (bass guitar), and Larry Roark (keyboard) was produced and can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/uptowngreenwood.

Featured vendors includes Montague’s Restaurant, 3D Concessions, Palmetto Peanuts, and Howard’s on Main. This concert is brought to you by Index Journal, Ballentine Ford/Toyota. Concert series sponsors include City of Greenwood, Greenwood CPW, Boggero’s, and Northland Cable.

Folks attending the concert should bring their lawn chairs and dancin’ shoes and enjoy a fun-filled evening in Uptown Greenwood. For additional information, contact Uptown Greenwood at (864) 942-8448 or email uptown@cityofgreenwoodsc.com.

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Greenwood’s Growing with new Grocery Store

 

Back in May,  Greenwood Calendar reported that Lidl, at the very least, is considering our city as one of its new homes in SC. According to Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams, Lidl has made up its mind, and they are going to make Greenwood home to one of their new grocery stores.

Lidl comes to GreenwoodLidl is an awesome European Grocery store described as a cross between Aldi’s and Walmart. Lidl has announced that it will be opening thousands of new stores in America focusing on highest quality products at lowest possible prices. The company which has already established it’s American headquarters in Arlington, VA will be offering fresh local produce, baked goods, and even European food that is not currently offered in American grocery stores. Read More
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Music on Maxwell: Great Bands, Intimate Venue

Music on Maxwell: Great Bands, Intimate Venue.

The season is getting ready to kick off August 25 with Melodime.

Great bands, intimate venue

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The Bra Project comes to Greenwood

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Medi Home Care and Hospice Care of Tri-County of Greenwood are excited to host a paint and pour benefit to raise money for breast cancer research. Bring a cash or check donation of $35 to the Art Center (Federal Building) and join us for a fun night of fun, fellowship and of course, painting!

Later, Howard’s on Main will be displaying some of the painted bras during the first part of September, which will be followed by an auction to conclude the fundraiser.

For more information, visit the Bra Project event page on Facebook.

 

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Talk Back: If you could bring one business to Greenwood

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As Greenwood continues to grow, more and more companies will consider setting up shop here. What business would you most like to see come in Greenwood?

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Phone Scams on the rise, what to do

Phone Scams are on the rise. Today, I received a scam phone message. Listen. Chances are good, you might be getting a similar one soon.

Thousands of people lose money to telephone scams each year. Scammers are skilled at intimidation to scare people out of their money. There are a variety of approaches. Some seem friendly. Some even know personal information about you, such as where you work.

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If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something, just hang up. If they call back and pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam.

Report Scam phone calls to the Federal Trade Commission

Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don’t answer, they often leave an “urgent” callback request.

“These telephone scams are being seen in every part of the country, and we urge people not to be deceived by these threatening phone calls,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “We have formal processes in place for people with tax issues. The IRS respects taxpayer rights, and these angry, shake-down calls are not how we do business.”

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:

  1. Call to demand immediate payment, nor will we call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill..
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
  4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:

  • If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
  • If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at .
  • You can file a complaint using the ; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

Remember, too, the IRS does not use unsolicited email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.

Additional information about tax scams are available on IRS social media sites, including and where people can search “scam” to find all the scam-related posts.

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Local Extended Forecast: Mostly Scattered thunderstorms

Time to dust off the umbrella

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Talkback Greenwood: Most Worrisome

Talkback Greenwood:
What do you find yourself most concerned with these days? Feel free to expand…

1. Zika virus
2. Isis (or other crazy jihadists)
3. Global warming
4. Presidential election
5. Health
6. Money
7. Homegrown Hate Groups
8. Pandemics
9. Nuclear War
10. Other

Greenwood’s Growing Again

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According to a trusted source, it is now confirmed that Greenwood, SC is getting a Panera Bread Co. to be located, well watch the video. Date of groundbreaking is still not determined.

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Planet Fitness will be opening soon in the WalMart shopping center in the building to the far left that used to be home to Goody’s. Check out the Greenwood Planet Fitness website   

 

13718558_1826067250959484_5515175189637214217_nJust opened two weeks ago, Crispy Yummy donuts. Located adjacent to Carolina Tavern and Pier 1 imports,  Crispy Yummy has more than just awesome donuts. Burgers, Philly cheese steak and more. Check out their Facebook page.

 

Greenwood's growing again

 

Just behind the Greenwood Mall and beside the post office, the new Greenwood Holiday Inn Express set to open later this year will adopt the Formula Blue concept.

 

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BIG news in Bearcat Country

Les Robinson named interim athletic director at Lander University

National search continues for permanent athletic director

Big news in Bearcat Country. College basketball icon Les Robinson, who has been a head basketball coach and athletic director at three different Division I institutions, has agreed to serve as Lander University’s interim athletic director, Lander President Richard Cosentino announced.

les robinsonRobinson, who will lead Lander Athletics until a full-time athletic director is hired to replace the retiring Jeff May, will begin his duties on July 18.

“Coach Les Robinson is well known and well respected throughout the collegiate sports world, and Lander is fortunate to have someone of his considerable experience and expertise to guide us through this interim period,” President Cosentino said. “With his background, he will be able to step into this role and quickly get up to speed, ensuring a continued strong program as we undertake a national search for a permanent athletic director.”

Robinson said he was “very impressed with Lander and the facilities,” which he toured recently on a campus visit. “But I was more impressed with all the administrators and what a team they were.”

After a career that spanned nearly 50 years in college athletics, Robinson, who was good friends with Lander’s legendary basketball coach and athletic director Finis Horne, ended his career as the athletic director at The Citadel in 2008.

“The first thing I want to do is to meet the coaches and get to know them,” added Robinson. “I want to hear where they are (with their team) and help them achieve their goals. The better you know (the coaches) and trust them, the more you can accomplish. I love sharing my knowledge.”

Upon completion of his playing days at N.C. State, where he graduated in 1965, he served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Western Carolina University and The Citadel. He earned his first head coaching position at The Citadel (1974-85), and later coached at East Tennessee State University (1985-90), where he also served as athletic director, before returning to N.C. State as head coach (1990-96).

Following his coaching career, in which he amassed 291 victories, he served as the athletic director at N.C. State from 1996-2000, then finished his career as The Citadel athletic director (2000-08).

As The Citadel’s head coach, Robinson twice earned South Carolina Coach of the Year and Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors.

Robinson, who also served as a coach for two U.S. national teams, guided ETSU to the NCAA Tournament in 1989 and 1990, after the Buccaneers earned the Southern Conference’s automatic berth by winning the conference tournament. He was named the Southern Conference and Tennessee Coach of the Year in 1990.

He replaced the legendary Jim Valvano as N.C. State’s head coach and was named the 1991 NABC District Coach of the Year following a 20-11 season and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The 2007 NACDA/AstroTurf Southeast Region Director of Athletics of the Year, Robinson has served 14 years on the prestigious NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. The committee is responsible for determining site selection for the NCAA Tournament and picking at-large teams.

He also teaches an athletic administration class at The Citadel and continues to do clinics.