When the Greenwood County Library System made the difficult decision to close its branch libraries in Ware Shoals and Ninety Six and to close the doors of the main library to the public, it was in the interest of helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus, to keep Library patrons and staf…

The Newberry College Board of Trustees has voted to renew the college’s Tuition Promise, a program which freezes tuition for incoming freshmen for their four years at Newberry. The measure passed unanimously.

Greenwood High School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Helping others First Citizens Bank purchased shirts for their staff to help promote and support area Greenwood restaurants and their employees who are without pay because of the mandatory closures. Steve Riley, owner of Emerald Ink & Stitches, had the idea to print the shirts and sold th…

The Dixie High School Future Business Leaders of America received numerous state awards at the 2020 South Carolina FBLA Leadership Conference held at the Charleston Convention Center March 13-14.

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont will host its 25th annual children’s grief camp, Camp Celebrate Hope. It will be held May 2-3 at Camp Fellowship on Lake Greenwood. Camp Celebrate Hope is open to children ages 6-14 who have experienced the death of a family member or a significa…

The Due West Lions Club received a 2018-19 Club Excellence Award March 12 from Lions Clubs International, honoring the club for “membership, service, organizational excellence and marketing and communication.”

Hats for infants Sometimes, great impacts can be presented in small forms. For the third consecutive year, a group of residents at Wesley Commons made little red hats for infants born in February, National Heart Month. The American Heart Association initiated this program several years ago t…

Renee Bledsoe named Activity Professional of the Year Abbeville Nursing Home would like to congratulate our Activity Director, Renee Bledsoe, who was recently named Activity Professional of the Year by the South Carolina Activity Professional Association (SCAPA). Submitted by Renee Bledsoe

Although the MODELS Academy pilot program at Rice Elementary School last year was designed for preteen African American males preparing to matriculate into middle school, it had an unexpected impact. The school’s littlest boys took notice and wanted in.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Epsilon Psi Zeta Chapter of Greenwood youths participated in Greenwood Museum Black History Month 2020. They will have memories, mementos and treasures from life in Greenwood and beyond.

The seemingly endless rain couldn’t keep 15 hardy students from the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) School of Agriculture from traveling from Saluda to Greenwood to hear SC Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers address the Small Business & Farmers Rural Strong Expo on March 4 at the…

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties has been selected by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to participate in a yearlong mentorship program led by Civic Canopy to advance our local efforts to share and use multi-sector data to i…

Howard welcomed at SC Statehouse State Rep. Stewart O. Jones, District 14 (Greenwood and Laurens Counties), left, and Rep. John R. McCravy, District 13 (Greenwood County), welcomed Adalissa Howard, center, of Ninety Six to the Statehouse. Adalissa performed before the SC House of Representat…

The iMAGINE Lakelands STEAM Festival is returning to Greenwood for a second year. The festival will feature even more interactive exhibits and shows emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) to Greenwood Uptown and Uptown Market on October 3.

School of Nursing team up to assemble period packs Students in Lander University’s School of Nursing team up with the G. Frank Russell Technology Center to assemble “period packs,” small packages containing feminine hygiene products, for young homeless women in local school districts. From l…