Dr. Kathy Coleman, Director of Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center (REC) near Columbia has been named recipient of the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award by the SC Association of Agricultural Educators. The award was presented by Dr. Tom Dobbins, state direc…

When entrepreneurs Julie Schlageter and Caroline Furman launched their designer handbag brand Piper Buck, they knew a lot about fabric but very little about digital marketing. Working with a group of Lander University management marketing majors, though, has armed them with a blueprint for b…

The Youth Group from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Greenwood, met to create Christmas gift bags for veterans. The youth gathered toiletry and clothing items and sorted them for individual bags for veterans who live at the Freedom House in Augusta, Ga. The Freedom House is an income-ba…

Children present program at First Baptist Church These children are eager to present their program, “It All Happened in The Country,” Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Honea Path. From left, back row, are Sybil Kate Green, 6, of Honea Path. Front row are Madilyn Bigby, 6 of Due…

The Greenwood County Democratic Christmas party will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Headley-Downs. This will be a Pot Luck dinner and the Greenwood County Democratic Party will supply the ham and Wilma Harrison-Doyle very generously contributed the turkey. The rest is up to you. At our last monthly…

Bourbon tastin' & shot glass makin' – Laura Bachinski. Make as many pinch pot shot glasses as you can in the allotted time. Meanwhile, enjoy provided bourbon samples. Jan. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($25 each or $40 per couple)

Officials from Eaton in Greenwood on Nov. 19 presented a check for $30,000 to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to be applied toward the construction and equipping of the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence. From left are Hugh Jones, Michelle Everatt…

Festival of Trees open in Honea Path The Christmas tree fights back! Jim Jones, Watkins Center volunteer, wrestles this reluctant tree into the hallway. All of the trees will be decorated and looking their best when the Festival of Trees opens at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 at the Watkins Center in…

On Dec. 7, Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will be offering a guided hike of the battlefield trail. The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, which occurred on Aug. 19, 1780, was a vital turning point in the Patriot’s fight for independence on the South Carolina Backcountry.

For the fourth consecutive year, The Mathews Lions Club has participated with the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in a Christmas project. The club members made, purchased and delivered gifts for the Children’s Home Christmas Store. This project allows the children on campus to purchase Christ…

At the tender age of 68, Curtis “Pete” Sibert will be retiring from Sibert’s Memorials on Dec. 31, after 28 years of service. Curtis is passing his business over to his two sons, Rodney and Kennya Sibert.

The Cambridge Academy upper school drama class competed yesterday in the SCISA state one act play competition after winning the regional competition. For the second year in a row, the Cambridge High School drama team won first place as well as a best actor award for junior Noah Bunting. We a…

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, and Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, announce the launch of a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams.