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June 22, 2018 Comments Off on Early Childhood Center Program Rocks
Early Childhood Center Program Rocks
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June 20, 2018 Comments Off on Lander University Announces Spring 2018 President’s List
GREENWOOD, S.C.—Lander University announces the names of the undergraduates who are recognized with the honor of making the President’s List for their academic achievements during the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. To qualify for the President’s List, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0 over the course of the semester. Students and their hometowns are listed by county below.
Kandice Blackwood, of Abbeville; Emily Brantly, of Abbeville; Samuelyn Brown, of Abbeville; Marva Burnside, of Abbeville; Regan Butler, of Abbeville; Cassidy Champoux, of Abbeville; Amanda Cleveland, of Honea Path; Kathleen Davenport, of Abbeville; Tyler Delgado, of Abbeville; Jordan Drafts, of Abbeville; Brianna Haddon, of Abbeville; Khadijah Hatchell, of Abbeville; Caitlin Hill, of Abbeville; Savannah Lewis, of Calhoun Falls; Abigail Mudd, of Abbeville; Mark Myshkovskiy, of Due West; Andrea Poore, of Honea Path; and Eric Price, of Abbeville.
Tonya Bledsoe, of North Augusta; Rachel Branum, of North Augusta; Paige Fowler, of North Augusta; and Eden Weidman, of North Augusta.
Kristin Austin, of Belton; Megan Brown, of Anderson; Rebecca Bruce, of Honea Path; Meagan Bryant, of Anderson; Ashleigh Burton, of Iva; Kelsey Davis, of Honea Path; Rachel Fox, of Easley; Catherine Garrett, of Anderson; Ashley Hampton, of Anderson; Nickolas Harper, of Iva; Marissa Hines, of Due West; Anna Jordan, of Honea Path; Lauren Kesler, of Anderson; Ashley Rice, of Iva; Absalon Richardson, of Anderson; Katherine Rumminger, of Liberty; MaryElizabeth Simmons, of Anderson; Destinee Simpson, of Anderson; Rebecca Snelgrove, of Anderson; and Hannah Stone, of Belton.
Ajadae Williams, of Bamberg.
Jordan Bates, of Beaufort; Mackenzie Carney, of Okatie; Jessica Elkins, of Beaufort; Savannah Malphrus, of Beaufort; and Caitlin Sackman, of Beaufort.
Christine Fort, of Bonneau; Sara Horton, of Charleston; and Frances Weiland, of Goose Creek.
Shadaisha Altacho, of Bluffton; Amanda Finlayson, of North Charleston; Amina Khadr, of Hanahan; and Paige Snead, of Johns Island.
Sarah Grigg, of Gaffney; Adara McClure, of Blacksburg; Emma Mullinax, of Gaffney; and Macie Smiley, of Gaffney.
Brittany Gionakis, of Catawba; Hayden Hawkins, of Chester; and Kathryn Lancaster, of Chester.
Savannah Ange, of Cheraw; Taylor Freeman, of Cheraw; and Joseph Plyler, of Ruby.
Danielle Corbin, of Summerville; Kara Dorrity, of Summerville; Ashley Giordano, of Summerville; and Jessica Grooms, of Summerville.
Kadeidra Chandler, of Edgefield; and Kathryn Warnken, of North Augusta.
Sabrina Sullivan, of Georgetown.
Camila Bedoya, of Taylors; Jordan Blackwell, of Taylors; Ashton Casey, of Mauldin; Ashleigh Christiano, of Mauldin; Estelle Cloete, of Taylors; Carly Davis, of Simpsonville; Justin Davis, of Mauldin; Elizabeth Dias, of Greer; Tiffany Gray, of Simpsonville; Melodie Greer, of Greenville; James Hawthorne, of Pelzer; Cheyenne Hubbard, of Taylors; Rikki Johnson, of Fountain Inn; Asa Kelley, of Simpsonville; Gemma Perez, of Simpsonville; Thomas Powell, of Greer; Joseph Rossi, of Landrum; Erin Stroud, of Taylors; and Alyssa Wilson, of Simpsonville.
Amira Abdelwahab, of Greenwood; Adam Alberson, of Greenwood; Stephanie Arrington, of Greenwood; Amye Barnette, of Greenwood; Spencer Bautista, of Greenwood; Amber Bell, of Ninety Six; Tara Bell, of Ninety Six; Pierce Bijeau, of Greenwood; Jayde Brooks, of Ninety Six; Alexandra Butler, of Greenwood; Sunni Carwile, of Greenwood; Jacob Childress, of Greenwood; Jennifer Cooper, of Greenwood; Lauren Creswell, of Greenwood; Samantha Fair, of Greenwood; Sarah Floyd, of Troy; Cora Foshee, of Greenwood; Christina Franklin, of Greenwood; Dalis Giles, of Greenwood; Taylor Gingrich, of Greenwood; Lauren Haynes, of Greenwood; Hannah Horne, of Ware Shoals; Parker Hurst, of Greenwood; Turner Kirby, of Greenwood; Kevin Latham, of Greenwood; Amber Lee, of Greenwood; Hannah Leister, of Greenwood; Yang Liu, of Greenwood; Kaleb Lodge, of Troy; Alicia Loggins, of Greenwood; Tucker Mathews, of Greenwood; Joseph McClain, of Donalds; Jonathan Meredith, of Greenwood; Andrew Merritt, of Greenwood; Martavious Moates, of Greenwood; Maria Morales Moreno, of Greenwood; Thomas Newton, of Greenwood; Sovanroth Ou, of Ninety Six; Savannah Reinhardt, of Greenwood; Allison Roberson, of Greenwood; Ashley Rutherford, of Greenwood; Christopher Scott, of Greenwood; Dylan Scott, of Greenwood; Christopher Segaard, of Greenwood; Richard Shearer, of Greenwood; Lori Smith, of Greenwood; Lauren Strickland, of Greenwood; Blake Timmerman, of Greenwood; Cynthia Tucker, of Bradley; Sydney Wells, of Greenwood; Matthew Woodyard, of Greenwood; and Michael Yang, of Greenwood.
Jacob Buzzetti, of Elgin; and Alyssa Weems, of Elgin.
Savannah Dover, of Lancaster; Morgan Johnston, of Fort Mill; Anslee McDow, of Lancaster; and Adrianna Ray, of Lancaster.
Blakely Abercrombie, of Laurens; Quinton Amick, of Clinton; Amber Anderson, of Laurens; Chelsea Beckett, of Gray Court; Olivia Bolt, of Gray Court; Arial Butler, of Clinton; Alexa Cowan, of Cross Hill; Megan Craine, of Laurens; Alexis Holloman, of Clinton; Nicholas Mann, of Clinton; Karen Santiago Guevara, of Cross Hill; Jessica Sherfield, of Laurens; Michaela Smith, of Waterloo; Amanda Stuart, of Fountain Inn; and Kendall Wakester, of Waterloo.
Hannah Amick, of Gilbert; Helena Burton, of Leesville; Mel Bussard, of Chapin; Kaitlyn Byrum, of Lexington; Landon Hornacek, of Lexington; Katelyn Jolley, of West Columbia; Karla Luevano-Santana, of West Columbia; Lillian Martin, of Chapin; Sara Owen, of West Columbia; Claire Stevens, of Lexington; Kristen Ward, of Lexington; and Alyssa Whittle, of Lexington.
Sherri Gentry, of Prosperity; and Mary Beth Kunkle, of Newberry.
Christopher Coppinger, of Walhalla; Kennedy Hard, of Seneca; Emily Lowery, of Westminster; and Jennifer Thackham, of Walhalla.
Rebecca Strickland, of North.
Brookelyn Garner, of Easley; Courtney Johnston, of Pickens; Joshua Malek, of Easley; Mariah Mickens, of Pickens; Fiona Newell, of Clemson; Maggie Scruggs, of Pickens; and Rebecca Stephens, of Easley.
Jahleesa Coatie, of Columbia; Kathryn Connell, of Elgin; Braden Cook, of Irmo; Mariah Gause, of Irmo; Daniel Hudson, of Irmo; Derrick Jackson, of Columbia; James Long, of Columbia; Alexandra Martin, of Columbia; Hannah Martin, of Irmo; Abigail McCullough, of Columbia; Caroline Powell, of Blythewood; Kaitlynn Strahl, of Elgin; and Amber Sutton, of Columbia.
Christopher Addy, of Ninety Six; Karedith Crouch, of Saluda; Emily Davis, of Saluda; Mary Drake, of Prosperity; and Blair Harmon, of Saluda.
Cody Barr, of Pauline; Sarah Brewer, of Spartanburg; Courtney Brink, of Spartanburg; Jordan Fowler, of Moore; Samantha Godfrey, of Woodruff; Grace Green, of Moore; Kirstyn Hedden, of Spartanburg; Patricia Henderson, of Spartanburg; Hayle Hudgins, of Moore; Mary King, of Campobello; Peyton Mennetti, of Boiling Springs; Daquan Mickens, of Spartanburg; Alissa Norton, of Spartanburg; Jadyn Quinn, of Boiling Springs; Meghin Taylor, of Spartanburg; and Brooke Trotter, of Boiling Springs.
Breanna Driggers, of Rock Hill; Haley Giles, of Sharon; Randall Jackson, of Clover; Halie Philbeck, of York; and Carly Price, of York.
Out of State:
Zachary Barnard, of Warfordsburg, PA; Teresa Cearley, of Stamford, CT; Elizabeth Copeland, of Peachtree City, GA; Julia Ferreira-Alves, of Knoxville, TN; Michael Fitschen, of Margate, FL; Sydney Grimes, of Hoschton, GA; Sara Howe, of Elberton, GA; Robertson Hoyt, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Kelsey Johnson, of Elberton, GA; Alison Kirk, of Saint Simons Island, GA; Luke Narker, of Decatur, GA; Broderick Richey, of Westfield, IN; Macy Sinner, of Lake Wales, FL; Marshall Thompson, of Juliette, GA; Nicolas Weaver, of Charlotte, NC; Reyonia Whipple, of Brunswick, GA; and Megan Wiley, of Lilburn, GA.
Gabriel Balestero, of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Braydon Evans, of Oakville, Canada; Roberto Garagorri Aldeanueva, of San Sebastián, Spain; Eirik Groner, of Oslo, Norway; Learnmore Jeremia, of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; Nicklas Jønsson, of Copenhagen, Denmark; David Korsten, of Bedburg, Germany; Evidence Mushaninga, of Bindura, Zimbabwe; Beatrice Ndebele, of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; Manasi Ramadani, of Brisbane, Australia; Jing Ren, of Qingdao, China; Juliette Vidal, of Carnac, France; Le Zhang, of Qingdao, China; and Yanru Zhang, of Qingdao, China.
About Lander University:
Founded in 1872, Lander University is a co-educational, state-assisted, four-year university serving approximately 3,000 students. Located in Uptown Greenwood, the university has a long-standing tradition of providing a challenging, enriching education that prepares graduates to lead lives of meaningful activity, of personal satisfaction and of service to others.
The institution offers more than 60 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences, with professional programs in STEM, education, business and nursing. Graduate programs include the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, the Master of Education in Montessori Education, the Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader, and the Master of Science in Emergency Management.
June 20, 2018 Comments Off on Monti to expand Greenwood operations investing $2.7 million
Monti, Inc. expanding Greenwood County manufacturing operations
Electrical industry supplier investing $2.7 million in facility expansion
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Monti, Inc., a leading industrial manufacturer, fabricator and specialized processor of electrical distribution components, today announced plans to expand its existing Greenwood County operations. The company’s $2.7 million investment is projected to create 19 new jobs.
With more than 40 years of experience serving electrical distribution original equipment manufacturers and service providers, Monti produces a wide range of electrical industry components, including insulators, conductors and steel parts. In addition to its Greenwood County presence, the company, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, also has manufacturing facilities in Sumter, S.C. and Riverview, Mich.
Located at 104 Airport Industrial Park in Greenwood, S.C., the planned 20,000-square-foot facility expansion will include the installation of an automatic powder coating line and other specialized related equipment. Hiring should begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online for more information.
“Monti is excited for the opportunity to grow our operations in Greenwood. We believe that the teams we have in both of our South Carolina facilities have proven that they are capable and deserving of much more opportunity. We are proud to have South Carolina as our home for these two facilities and look forward to more investment and growth in the years to come.” –Monti, Inc. COO Jay Binder
“We are extremely proud of all our employees at our Greenwood location. Their efforts and hard work are critical to successfully responding to our customers’ needs. Our commitment to growth in our internal capabilities, as well as our continual improvement of the Monti Quality System, puts us in a position to deliver the fastest turnaround times. This investment in a fully-automated powder coating line will provide our customers with one of the most advanced systems in our local area.” –Monti, Inc. Greenwood Plant Manager Nick LaVigne
“We’re proud to celebrate anytime a company decides to strengthen its commitment to our state and its people. This is a milestone for Monti, Inc. and Greenwood County, and I’m excited to see such a strong partnership continue to thrive moving forward.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“Today’s expansion announcement by Monti, Inc. is just the latest example of the success our state’s pro-business environment helps to foster. I congratulate this innovative company on their new investment and look forward to all they will achieve in the future.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“The expansion of Monti’s Greenwood County operations affirms the company’s vested interest in the county and the state. Congratulations to Monti, and we look forward to their continued success in the future.” –Greenwood County Council Chairman Steve Brown
“Monti has been an excellent example of Greenwood County manufacturing. With 25 percent of our county’s employment in manufacturing, it is always exciting to have that sector grow, especially as a reflection on our great local workforce.” –Greenwood Partnership Alliance Chair Dr. Kristin Manske
FIVE FAST FACTS
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Republican Runoff
NOTICE: If a voter cast their ballot in the Republican Primary, they may vote in the Republican Runoff. If they cast their ballot in the Democratic Primary, they may not vote in the Republican Runoff. If the voter did not cast a ballot in either Primary, they may vote in the Republican Runoff.
June 7, 2018 Comments Off on Win Father’s Day Basket worth $100 from Got Synergy
June 7, 2018 Comments Off on Lander Ranked 3rd Best Public College in South Carolina and 15th Best Nationally for Veterans
Lander Ranked 3rd Best Public College in South Carolina and
15th Best Nationally for Veterans
GREENWOOD, S.C. – According to recent rankings by College Consensus, Lander University is the third best public college in South Carolina. Nationally, Lander ranks as the 33rd best public college and the 15th best in the country for veterans.
To identify the top colleges and universities, College Consensus merged data from respected college rankings like U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Times Higher Education with student reviews published online at sites such as Niche and Unigo.
The same criteria was used in ranking colleges for veterans, but was limited to institutions that are Yellow Ribbon Program participants; have dedicated support staff for veterans, service members and families; and have a recognized student veteran organization.
“There is a host of ranking services for college and universities, and College Consensus collects the data from all of them and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so that students and their parents can compare schools more efficiently,” said Lander President Dr. Richard Cosentino. “I am particularly excited and proud of the recognition of our efforts to serve veterans who have selflessly served this great nation. We work hard to maintain a pact to provide help to veterans and their families as they make the transition from soldier to student…and eventually to college graduate.”
The College Consensus rankings are the latest indication to show that Lander is riding a wave of momentum. For the Fall of 2017, applications for admission to Lander increased by 52 percent over the past year, and in August, Lander welcomed 768 freshman students – it’s largest-ever freshman class and a 26 percent increase over the previous year. As a whole, this year’s student body saw a 25 percent increase in enrollment of transfer students from public community and technical colleges, as well as a 96 percent increase in the number of ROTC cadets. For Fall of 2018, officials expect that the freshman class will be even stronger in number and in quality as the number of students who have applied for the upcoming semester are even greater than they were in Fall of 2017.
To read more about the rankings, visit www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-public-colleges/ and www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-colleges-veterans.
June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Highlights from Kidsfest at the SC Festival of Flowers
Highlights from Kidsfest at the SC Festival of Flowers
Thanks to SC Festival Chairman Richard Thomason for supplying the Kidsfest videos.
May 28, 2018 Comments Off on Got Synergy: Meet Dr. Keith Plowden
Got Synergy: Meet Dr. Keith Plowden
May 28, 2018 Comments Off on Northland Communications Working Hard for our Customers.
Northland Communications Working Hard four our Customers
May 27, 2018 Comments Off on Robert Stevenson Joins Weichert Realtors Bradshaw Group
Robert Stevenson Joins Weichert Realtors Bradshaw Group. Robert Stevenson: a local name you can trust
Robert F. Stevenson
Real Estate Agent
Weichert Realtors Bradshaw Group
Robert F. Stevenson is a local name you can trust. He’s driven, innovative, and committed to working hard for you.
PHONE: (864) 396-5724
May 2, 2018 Comments Off on Lonza expanding in Greenwood: $46 million investment and 30 new jobs
Lonza (formerly known as Capsugel) expanding operations in Greenwood County
$46 million investment expected to create 30 new jobs
Lonza, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $46 million over the next five years and is expected to generate 30 new jobs as a result.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that enhance the overall quality of life for patients and consumers around the world. Through its acquisition of Capsugel in July 2017, Lonza now offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms.
Lonza’s Greenwood County operations, which are located at 535 North Emerald Road in Greenwood, S.C., produce empty capsules and finished dosage forms for the global biopharma and consumer health and nutrition markets. To expand, the company is adding approximately 50,000 square feet of new manufacturing space, which will enable the firm to produce key nutritional ingredients, among other projects.
With construction expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019, hiring for the new positions will take place starting in mid-2018. Those interested in joining the Lonza team should visit the company’s careers page online.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits, as well as a $300,000 Set Aside grant to Greenwood County to assist with the costs of site work and infrastructure improvements.
“Lonza is making a significant investment in our operations in Greenwood, further demonstrating our commitment to providing high-quality products and services to our customers worldwide. Greenwood County is rich with talented, skilled individuals who will enhance our global and regional footprint, particularly in the area of consumer health and nutrition.” –Lonza Specialty Ingredients COO Sven Abend
“South Carolina’s workforce continues to demonstrate unmatched excellence; and, as a result, global companies like Lonza are growing and thriving here. I look forward to seeing all that these new positions will be able to produce and achieve in the years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“The Palmetto State’s life sciences industry continues to expand, showcasing South Carolina’s ability to produce a variety of advanced products. We congratulate Lonza and look forward to their continued success in Greenwood County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Lonza has been an excellent job provider and a source of economic prosperity for Greenwood County. Their new
expansion is exciting and encouraging, as it means their good work will continue to produce positive results for people locally and globally.” –Greenwood County Council Chairman Steve Brown
“We congratulate our friends at Lonza on today’s expansion announcement. Lonza’s continued growth within
Greenwood County speaks to the company’s dedication and commitment to the area and the future of life sciences in South Carolina.” –Greenwood Partnership Alliance Chair Dr. Kristin Manske
FIVE FAST FACTS
• Lonza is expanding operations in Greenwood County.
•$46 million investment to create 30 new jobs.
• Lonza designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of innovative dosage forms for the biopharmaceutical
and consumer health and nutrition industries.
•The company is adding 50,000 square feet to its Greenwood County facility, which is located at 535 North
Emerald Road in Greenwood, S.C.
• Those looking to join the Lonza team should visit the company’s careers page online.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new
businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International.
Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities; State of the Year. For more information, visit
March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Got Synergy Contest
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March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Jim Still Named New Principal at Northside Middle School
Jim Still Named New Principal at Northside Middle School
Northside Middle School will have a new face as principal.
Jim Still has been named as the new Principal at Northside Middle School.
“I’m honored to be selected to lead a school such as Northside,” Still said. “I look forward
to working with the students, staff, and school community at Northside. Our goal is to
continue building upon the tremendous tradition of excellence that has been set in
academics, arts, and athletics. I’m confident that our collective efforts as a school will
have a positive impact on the learning and the lives of our students.”
Still graduated from Clemson University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Secondary Education. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership
from Grand Canyon University.
During his 14 years in District 50, Still has served as an administrator, teacher, and
athletic coach. He also served as an Assistant Principal at Clinton High School in
Laurens School District 56 before returning to District 50 as an Assistant Principal at
“During his career in Greenwood 50, Mr. Still has shown a passion for teaching and
learning,” according to Director of Secondary Education Beth Taylor. “Northside will
benefit from his innovation, enthusiasm, and leadership.”
“Mr. Still is an outstanding educator,” Superintendent Darrell Johnson stated. “He has a
proven track record of achieving success in our district and is enthusiastic about seeing
our middle students become college and career ready. His rapport with teachers and
familiarity with our district is an added bonus.”
March 20, 2018 Comments Off on Team Carolina-Demarini Wins 12 And Under Open
Team Carolina-Demarini Wins 12 And Under Open- King Of Swing travel baseball tournament held in Spartanburg, SC March 17th & 18th.
Pictured Bottom left to right:
Jaedon Goodwin(Laurens), Bennett Edwards(Laurens), Kole Brown(Boiling Springs), Tripp Cook(West Union), Maddox Floyd(Chapin), Top left to right: Jackson Martin(Laurens), Brody Linker(Anderson), Evan Avery(Greenwood), Lane Mcgaha(Honea Path), Alex LaCoste(Simpsonville),Jack Luthren(Chapin)
March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Got Synergy: Meet Cindy
February 27, 2018 Comments Off on Enviva Completes Acquisition of Greenwood Plant
Enviva Completes Acquisition of Greenwood County Pellet Plant
Investment of $20 million to increase local biomass capacity
GREENWOOD, S.C. – Enviva Holdings, LP (“Enviva” “the Company”), the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has announced that through its joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, it has completed the acquisition of Colombo Energy’s wood pellet production plant in Greenwood County from The Navigator Company. The company will maintain 80 jobs as part of the new investment. The acquisition will result in a new capital investment of $20 million.
Enviva owns and operates wood pellet processing plants and deep-water export terminals across five states – Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida. Their wood pellets are currently exported to power plants in the United Kingdom and Europe that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their lifetime carbon footprint by 74 to 85 percent. Enviva plans to enter the Asian market in the very near future and have already announced that shipments are scheduled for customers in Japan later this year.
Located at 200 Colombo Drive in Greenwood, S.C., the company will be growing the facility in partnership with the Greenwood community and their sustainable supply chain that includes forest landowners.
“Enviva is very excited to welcome the Greenwood team to the Enviva family. Together, we look forward to growing this facility in partnership with the Greenwood community and our sustainable supply chain that includes forest landowners, loggers, truckers and the mechanical, and other service providers essential to keeping a world-class manufacturing operation running smoothly.” – Royal Smith, Enviva’s Executive Vice President of Operations.
“The Greenwood plant is an ideal addition to our portfolio of manufacturing and export terminal facilities, and we are excited to welcome the Greenwood team to the Enviva family. This latest investment is a testament to the strength of the global biomass market and will ensure Enviva is well positioned to meet its long-term contracted demand from customers seeking renewable energy alternatives to coal in Europe and Asia.” –- John Keppler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Enviva.
“Greenwood County is a great location for wood product manufacturing, and we are excited about Enviva’s new ownership of the Greenwood Wood Pellet Plant. Their Investment and jobs within our community are greatly appreciated.” –Greenwood County Council Chairman Steve Brown
“Enviva is a successful alternative energy producer, and we are proud that Greenwood County is home to such an innovative company.” – Greenwood Partnership Alliance Chair Dr. Kristin Manske
FIVE FAST FACTS
● Enviva has completed the acquisition of the Greenwood County pellet plant.
● Enviva will make investments in the Greenwood plant to improve its operational efficiency and add additional emissions control equipment.
● Enviva exports pellets primarily to power plants in the United Kingdom and Europe that previously were fueled by coal. Asian expansion scheduled for 2018.
● Enviva is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets.
● Located at 200 Colombo Drive in Greenwood, S.C., the company will be growing this facility in partnership with the Greenwood community.
About The Greenwood Partnership Alliance
The Greenwood Partnership Alliance is a non-profit organization established to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenwood County. Since 1994, GPA efforts have resulted in the announcement of more than 3,451 new jobs and more than $1.6 billion in capital investment in Greenwood County, SC. To learn more, call (864) 388-1250 or visit www.PartnershipAlliance.com.
February 23, 2018 Comments Off on Very sad news: Lander student killed in accident
Very sad news: a Lander University student died in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday night.
The accident occurred at 10 p.m. on Hwy 29 near Ware Shoals. The driver of a Ford Mustang ran off the road and hit a guardrail and monument, according to police.
James Logan Lusk, 19 years old, was a student at Lander University.
According to reports, Lusk was wearing a seat belt. Death was ruled as blunt force trauma, according to Cheek.
“We were like two brothers who would look after each other. There were times I would help him out, and he would listen to me whenever I was going through something.” Santos added, “He was truly a great man. His traits made him likable to all, and he was easy to work with. We were orientation leaders together last year for 2017, and that’s where I really got to know him. He will be missed very much by me and many more.”
Lander University released the following statement:
Dear Lander community,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the loss of one of our students, James Logan Lusk, who died overnight as a result of an automobile accident in Laurens County. Logan was a sophomore chemistry major from Pickens, S.C. During his two years at Lander, he was a resident student, an orientation leader and a student assistant in the Office of Enrollment Management.
Information on funeral arrangements has not yet been released, but those details will be shared with the campus as they become available. Grief counseling and support services will be available to those in need through the university’s Student Wellness Center. To speak with a counselor, please call 864-388-8885.
“We are heartbroken by this tragic loss of a young and promising life,” said Lander President Richard Cosentino. “On behalf of Lander University, we offer our deepest sympathies, prayers and comfort to Mr. Lusk’s family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
Grief counseling and support services are available to those in need through the university’s Student Wellness Center. To speak with a counselor, please call 864-388-8885.
Please continue to keep Logan’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Funeral arrangements for Logan Lusk have been announced. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Mountain View Funeral Home in Pickens, S.C. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the funeral home chapel, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens. To view Logan’s full obituary, or to offer condolences to the Lusk family, please click here.
February 20, 2018 Comments Off on Second Bomb Threat at Westview
Second Bomb Threat at Westview Middle School in Greenwood, SC.
February 19, 2018 Comments Off on Greenwood Middle School: Bomb Threat
Westview Middle School placed on lockdown due to a bomb threat. After a thorough search of the building, law enforcement declared Westview safe to lift the lockdown.
February 14, 2018 Comments Off on Code Red
Code Red – Greenwood, SC’s emergency preparedness plan.
CodeRED® is a new service by which government officials’ county-wide can notify residents by telephone about emergency situations or general information. The system is capable of sending messages only to people affected by a particular situation, such as an evacuation and missing child, or to the County’s entire population.