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Dancing with the Greenwood Stars 2018

Cameron Dorn Greenwood’s Guinness Record Holder Back In The Spotlight

Cameron Dorn Greenwood’s Guinness Record Holder Back In The Spotlight


In a new book titled “Flowers for the Dead,” Author Barbara Copperthwaite pits her fictional protagonist “Adam” against our very own Cameron Dorn.

Cameron DornCameron Dorn, Lander Alum and Waterloo, SC native, broke the world record for burpees back in May 2014. Cameron Dorn, president of Suitcase of Courage, said at the time that he was motivated by a need. Not his, but the needs of school children – in Ware Shoals and Peru. Dorn said he became determined to raise $10,000 to help the children in need. His plan: he would do 10,000 burpees. This was a daunting challenge. Each burpee burns three calories. In fact, after 10,105, Cameron lost over 10 pounds in 24 hours. Cameron broke the burpee world record on May 17, 2014. And he raised over the $10,000 he sought to raise. Greenwood Calendar recorded the 24-hour video for Guinness World Records.


Author Barbara Copperthwaite has a little fun with Cameron Dorn. Check out this page from her book Flowers for the Dead.  Cameron was notified about this by a friend, and he and some of his friends had some fun with it on Cameron’s facebook page. Cameron’s friend Bob Chambers wrote, “If a serial killer breaks your Guinness world burpee record in complete silence and at home, did it really happen? I think not.”



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Got Synergy: Why Counseling

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest

The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a basketball Free Throw contest on Saturday, January 27th.  Lander University will be hosting the event.  Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are eligible to participate.  You do not have to be a parishioner to participate. So feel free to invite others. Winners of each age group (both boys & girls) will win a regulation size basketball and qualify to participate in a district competition. Registration will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Finis Horne basketball arena main lobby.
All participants and their family or guardian will also receive free passes to the Lander men’s and woman’s basketball on  play on the same day.  The woman’s game starts at 1:30pm, and the men’s game starts air 3:30 p.m.  The Free Throw contest will start after the men’s game approximately at 5:45 p.m.  Parents or guardian must be present at registration to sign the registration form. Attached is a flyer about the event and a registration form.  We look forward to seeing you there.  If you have any questions, please contact Richard Senatore at

Bearcat Preview: Saturday, January 20 – a Huge Day at LU

Bearcat Preview: Saturday, January 20 – a Huge Day at LU. Bearcat Preview is sponsored by The Dixie.

See who will be appearing during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Saturday at Lander’s Horne Arena.

Win with Red Bowl

New $50 gift card contest with Red Bowl of Greenwood. To enter go to Red Bowl’s page and review them. Here’s the link: Then share this post. ALSO for everyone: show new manager, Su, that you reviewed Red Bowl and receive 10 percent off regular priced items.


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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

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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 seriesand 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.”

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COUNTYBANK SUPPORTS ANDERSON SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Gift Made in Memory of Kip Burrell to Support Search and Rescue Equipment

ANDERSON, S.C. – Countybank reinforced its reputation for philanthropy in the communities where its team live and work today with a donation to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department to support search and rescue equipment purchases. In an intimate dedication ceremony on December 27th, 2017, a check was presented in memory of the late Kip Burrell.

“On behalf of the Countybank family, we want to commend the incredible efforts of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department,” says Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. “The work this department does beyond the call of duty was huge for the Burrell family, and we know those efforts continue daily in our community.”

Countybank’s gift to the Sheriff’s Department will support the purchase of necessary search and rescue equipment for Anderson County emergency services. The department has been involved in numerous life- saving efforts this year.

“I am forever grateful for the support the department showed my family through the nine and a half weeks of search and rescue efforts, and for the compassion they’ve continued to show us over the last five months,” shared Stacey Burrell, wife of the late Mr. Burrell. “You never made us feel like we were unimportant. We are so proud to be part of the Anderson community.”

“We gladly accept this generous gift from Countybank to support our search and rescue efforts,” said Sheriff Chad McBride. “Our department intends to continue advancing its equipment and training to better serve the citizens of Anderson, because our community deserves the best we can provide.”

Attendees of the dedication ceremony included Ken Harper, Stacey Burrell, and Shannon Lusk of Countybank; Sheriff Chad McBride, Emergency Management Director Lt. David Baker, Support & Special Operations Captain Darrell Hill, and other representatives from the Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Services. For more information on the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, visit


ABOUT COUNTYBANK: Founded in 1933, Countybank is a community-oriented financial services provider with locations across Upstate South Carolina in the Greenwood, Greenville, Greer, and Anderson communities. The combination of trusted, professional financial management experience with a community-first approach has made Countybank the premiere community bank in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to a full array of traditional deposit and loan products, which include worldwide access via mobile and online banking, Countybank also provides products and services through Countybanc Insurance Services, Inc., Countybanc Investment Services, Inc., Countybank Mortgage, Countybank Trust Services, and its affiliate, Greenwood Capital Associates, LLC. Connect with Countybank on Facebook and LinkedIn @CountybankSC.

Greenwood Soldier – A Christmas Story from Afghanistan

Greenwood Soldier – A Christmas Story from Afghanistan

Send Derek Tucker and his company a care package at:

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For Derek’s service, Greenwood Calendar awards him the Greenwood’s Greatest Emerald Award.

Greenwood Soldier - A Christams Story
The award, along with some goodies, will be sent to Derek just after the new year.

Greenwood Soldier - A Christmas Story from Afghanistan

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Topiaries from 2017 and more for 2018

Topiaries from 2017 and more for 2018

See more about Greenwood’s famous topiaries.

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Darragh Agency Expands into Abbeville

Darragh Agency expands into Abbeville.

Hear all about Abbeville’s new Allstate insurance agency right here.

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Live Strong at the Greenwood YMCA

Live Strong at the Greenwood YMCA. Watch this video all about the Live Strong program at the Greenwood YMCA. This program spotlights graduates of the Live Strong program for cancer survivors.


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Win with Premiere Cinemas of Greenwood

Win with Premiere Cinemas of Greenwood


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Recruitment Fair for District 50

Recruitment Fair for District 50

The Mayor – LIVE – The Christmas Parade

The Mayor – LIVE – The Christmas Parade

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This week on Premiere Cinema Preview

This week on Premiere Cinema Preview

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Beautiful new trail at Lake Greenwood State Park

Beautiful new trail at Lake Greenwood State Park

Beautiful new trail at Lake Greenwood State ParkLake Greenwood trail volunteers

Just a few of the more than 70 local volunteers who made this beautiful new trail possible.


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Mayor: Oct. 27 is Bad Weather States Day

Mayor: Oct. 27 is Bad Weather States Day in Greenwood, SC.

And Mayor Welborn Adams has declared October 27 Bad Weather States Day. Watch the video to find out what Nolichucky really is.

Check out the Bad Weather States Event Page

A Minute with the Mayor is sponsored by the Mill House.

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