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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.


Greenwood Calendar Testimonials:

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 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.”

-Jackson Station


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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See Derek’s original post on Greenwood Calendar


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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Visit our free ticket contest here.

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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.


More about the trail on Connect Lake Greenwood


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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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Officer Maddox Earns Greenwood’s Greatest Emerald Award

Officer Maddox Earns Greenwood’s Greatest Emerald Award

Pictured below is a post from the Greenwood, SC Police Department. Officer Olene Maddox carries around a bag of #GreenwoodRocks for kids. And for that we award her with Greenwood’s Greatest Emerald Award for helping make Greenwood Great! Greenwood Rocks is sponsored by Greenwood Calendar to provide a low cost, family-oriented, creative and fun outlet for everyone in Greenwood County. We thank Officer Maddox for demonstrating the spirit of Greenwood Rocks and helping make Greenwood great. We think she rocks!

Officer Maddox earns Greenwood's Greatest Emerald Award

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Greenwood is Great, Now Everybody Knows

Uptown Greenwood Named One of 15 Great Places in America by the American Planning Association

APA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Program, Recognizes 15 Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces

Washington, DC— The American Planning Association (APA) today named Uptown Greenwood in Greenwood, South Carolina, as one of five Great Neighborhoods on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which marks the kick-off of the organization’s National Community Planning Month celebration.

Greenwood is Great, Now Everybody KnowsAPA’s Great Places in America program, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country. The Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces of 2017 are places that are unique and exemplary in their amenities and infrastructure, cultural identity, and use of sustainable and innovative practices.

“The neighborhoods recognized this year are proof that planning creates more vibrant, equitable, healthy neighborhoods,” said Cynthia Bowen, AICP, president of APA. “Through dedicated, community-wide engagement efforts, this year’s designees are creating better places for all, and setting an example for other neighborhoods nationwide. Congratulations to these exceptional neighborhoods.”

Uptown Greenwood is a prime example of a smaller city thinking big. Once a community divided by hundreds of feet of railroad tracks and then blacktop, Uptown Greenwood has re-emerged as a successful regional hub. The town’s plan turned its “widest main street in the world” into an attraction, by focusing on creating a park-like environment with their surplus of space, abundant tree lined streets, and adapting nearby historic buildings for modern use. By modernizing their downtown, while maintaining the historic character of Main Street, Uptown Greenwood truly embodies its mission of “Embracing the future and preserving the past.” In addition to Uptown Greenwood, APA also recognized the following neighborhoods this year:

  • Over-the-Rhine – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Seward – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Heart of Missoula – Missoula, Montana
  • The Pearl – San Antonio, Texas


“We take great pride that the American Planning Association has named Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina as one of the Great Neighborhoods in the nation.  Uptown is the heart and soul of our community.   This award underscores Greenwood’s commitment to long term planning, investment in cultural and historic interests, and a vision for our future,” said Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams.

For more information about Uptown Greenwood, visit


Since launching the Great Places in America program in 2007, APA has recognized 275 neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces around the country. Designees are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for the future.

For the fourth year, members of the public can suggest their additional favorite public space, neighborhood, or street to earn a “People’s Choice” designation. Throughout October, individuals can offer suggestions via APA’s social media channels using the hashtag #APAgreatplaces. APA will select five finalists that the public can vote on via APA’s website. The “People’s Choice” winner is announced in early November 2017.

For more information about these neighborhoods, as well as APA’s Great Public Spaces and Streets for 2017 and previous years, visit

For more information about National Community Planning Month, visit

The American Planning Association is an independent, not- for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. Members of APA help create communities of lasting value and encourage civic leaders, business interests and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people’s lives. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. For more information, visit

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Greenwood Inn Gingerbread is Magical

Greenwood Inn Gingerbread is Magical.

Let the Inn on the Square be part of your holiday tradition. . .

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Break on the Lake – Coming Soon

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Greenwood Rocks in Greenwood Magazine


Greenwood Rocks is featured in Greenwood Magazine’s September-October issue. Thanks to Marjorie laNelle and Samantha Bailey for a great article.  Be sure to pick up a copy to see all the other awesome articles.

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Getting Ready for Empty Bowls

Getting Ready for Empty Bowls


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