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home : news : greenwood February 28, 2020 

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State Senator recalls tragedy of Orangeburg Massacre

During an intimate Monday morning breakfast at Lander University, State Senator Floyd Nicholson shared his first-hand experiences of one of the darkest days in state history, the Orangeburg Massacre. Lander’s Diversity Advisory Council sponsored the event as part of Black History Month.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Genetic Center Celebrates Successful 'Journey of Discovery' Campaign

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation announces the successful completion of an 18-month ‘Journey of Discovery’ fundraising campaign supporting the Center’s advancing technologies.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Child molester sentenced to 20 years in prison

A Greenwood man will spend the next two decades behind bars after pleading guilty Tuesday afternoon to several charges stemming from incidents in which he sexually abused and photographed girls under the age of 11.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Coronavirus, what you should know

There is so much information being spread about the Coronavirus and much of it has been rumors creating hysteria. GwdToday has put together a small snapshot of important information derived from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The following is a few important facts and that we encourage you to visit CDC as they have much more information on the Coronavirus and other information.


What is Coronavirus Disease 2019?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.  Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a new disease never seen before in humans.  It is different from other human coronaviruses that cause the common cold.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Piedmont Tech Health Care Advising Platform Showing Impressive Numbers in First Year
Deciding among career options in the health care field can feel similar to trying to decide among myriad cold medicine options in the average drug store aisle. How do you choose? What’s right for you? In the fall of 2018, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) introduced its CAREplan advising platform to personally counsel students on the qualities unique to each health care major so they can make smarter decisions and take more cost- and time-effective routes to their goals.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Senator Nicholson Awards Community Initiatives, Inc. State Donation

Community Initiatives, Inc received a $100,000 state appropriation advocated for by Senator Floyd Nicholson in support of the organization’s continuing efforts to provide health and wellness outreach to Lakelands residents through their medical practice, La Clinica Gratis-The Free Clinic, the Safe Haven After School & Summer Program, and the Thrive Hub benefit network. 


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Share Your Next Special Occasion

Are you have a special occasion coming up?  Birthday, Anniversaries, Reunions, Engagement /  Wedding Announcements, etc…

Be sure to email them to us at so we can share the news to our community! 

These announcements are FREE so let us know about all of them.  You can also include a picture with the email. 

Looking forward to sharing your next occasion!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Police searching for man facing Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor charge

The Greenwood Police Department has an active arrest warrant for Gavin Sinclair Lites in reference to a Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor.  Lites is 36 yrs old, about 5’ 9” height and approximately 210bs.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lites, please contact the Greenwood Police Department at (864) 942-8405 during normal business hours or Greenwood County Dispatch at (864) 942-8632 after hours or on the weekends.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Election Day Reminders

The Democratic Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for Saturday, February 29th.   Below are some very important tips that will expedite your voting experience at the polls.

Photo ID Law

The photo ID law is in effect.  Anyone who presents himself or herself to vote must show a photo ID**. 

Acceptable forms of photo ID

  • SC Voter Registration Card with photo
  • SC Driver’s license
  • SC ID Card issued by DMV
  • Military ID issued by the Federal Government (includes VA Benefits card)
  • Passport (either the book type or plastic card).
  • Concealed Weapons Permit


Monday, February 24, 2020

Greenwood woman dies in fatal accident on Emerald Road

A fatal, single vehicle accident occurred late last night around 11:25 p.m. on Emerald Road between Wilson Creek Road and Pinehurst Drive in Greenwood.

Taniko Kenyetta Davis, 32 of Peachtree Street, Greenwood SC died at the scene of the accident after being ejected from her vehicle.  According to SCHP, Davis was traveling on Emerald Road toward Hwy 246 when her vehicle left the road, struck a ditch, fence and tree.  The vehicle overturned and Davis was ejected. It was reported that Davis was not wearing a seatbelt.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Chad Cox Kicks off Campaign for Greenwood County Sheriff

Republican Chad Cox, a veteran law enforcement officer and Greenwood County native, kicked off his campaign at West Cambridge Park on Saturday. Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Cox laid out his vision to restore law and order in Greenwood County.

Cox, who has never held public office before, said the decision to run did not come lightly.  “After talking it over and praying with my family, friends, and community leaders, I decided to run for Sheriff of Greenwood County.  We have got to restore law and order. To do that we need experienced leadership to crack down on gangs and violent crime, and to recruit the best officers to staff the department. We can’t keep going down the same road and expecting different results.  Law and order will not be restored without new leadership in the Sheriff’s office. I have the proven experience to fight crime and make Greenwood safe again.”

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Countybank Foundation Makes "Over the Top" Gift to Self Regional Healthcare Foundation
 Just six weeks after the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary, Countybank Foundation, on behalf of Countybank and Greenwood Capital Associates, has made a gift of $150,000 to lift the Foundation over its minimum fundraising goal for the Our Vision is 2020 Campaign. 
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Weather Delays for Friday, Feb 21

Lander University - 2 hour delay.

Cambridge Academy - 2 hour delay.

Piedmont Technical College - All locations are on a 2 hour delay.

Greenwood School District 50 - All on a 2 hour delay.

Greenwood School District 52 - All on a 2 hour delay.

Abbeville School District - All on a 2 hour delay.

Saluda School District - All on a 2 hour delay.

Town of Ninety Six - 2 hour delay, offices opening at 10:30a.m.

Greenwood School District 51 - All on a 2 hour delay.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

EMS worker caught stealing drugs
Greenwood County EMS worker was arrested after admitting to breaking into a storage fridge and removing narcotics.
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Greenwood man arrested on criminal sexual conduct with minor

A Greenwood man is facing criminal sexual conduct with a minor from several incidents dating back to 2018.  According to the police reports, a child was interviewed and gave specific information that led investigators to arrest Brandon Cody Cockrell, 30 of 720 Truett Ave, Greenwood SC.

Out of respect for the victim and family, GwdToday is only reporting that the victim stated that Cockrell made inappropriate contact in a sexual manner.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Piedmont Tech Unveils New Logo

This month, Piedmont Technical College’s (PTC) award-winning marketing department is unveiling a redesigned logo. The new logo reflects the modern, vibrant organization the college has grown into over its more than five-decade history.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Greenwood County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Corey Russell Lockaby, (age 29) of Greenwood, SC, on eight charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ninety Six man facing criminal sexual conduct with minor charge

A Ninety Six man has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  Caljoul Gray, 19 of 106 Little Mountain Road, Ninety Six was arrested after Greenwood County Sheriff investigators received a phone showing a video of Gray engaging in sexual acts with a minor under the age of 16.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Wedding Expo March 5 highlights historic Cokesbury College as wedding venue

Historic Cokesbury College, located at 210 College Drive in Cokesbury, S.C., will host its first Wedding Expo Thursday, March 5, from 3 – 7 p.m.

Guests will be able to tour the three-story facility and its spacious grounds and talk to area vendors specializing in catering, flowers, gifts, music, wedding planning and fashions for women and men. The expo is sponsored by the Cokesbury College Historical and Recreational Commission.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lander Business Students Gain Insight from SCBA Banking Professionals

Some 200 college students from across the state participated in the South Carolina Bankers Association's (SCBA) "Banking Careers 101" program, held on February 12 in Columbia. Eight business students from Lander University attended the educational program, which is designed to help those who are interested in banking, finance and accounting learn more about the banking industry.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Greenwood Festival Chorale presents MELODIC MEDLEYS

The Greenwood Festival Chorale will present a concert of Melodic Medleys from hit musicals on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 pm, at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood. Included in the program are songs from Les Miserables, West Side Story, Ragtime, and favorite tunes from Irving Berlin.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Fatal moped accident on Hwy 34

A Greenwood man, riding his moped, was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle on Hwy 34 just before noon on February 17, 2020.

According to Greenwood Coroner Sonny Cox, the moped rider was identified as Tony Lee Patterson, 51 of Old Abbeville Hwy, Greenwood SC.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Lander University Campus Dining will soon include Chick-Fil-A

Lander University officials have announced that Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-Fil-A will be opening a location on Lander’s campus.

While an official timeline is still being worked out, the university and Chick-Fil-A hope the campus store will be fully operational by the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year. The location will be a full-service restaurant, initially serving lunch and dinner only, before transitioning into serving breakfast.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Registration Open for Greenwood Regional Management Conference

Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce will hold its 6th annual Greenwood Regional Management Conference on Thursday, February 20th with the theme of creating “The Greatest Workplace on Earth.”  The conference is presented by Piedmont Technical College and Lonza.

“Five Generations At Work: Recruiting and Retaining Talent From Every Generation” will be the keynote topic presented by Dr. Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Ph.D., SHRM-CP, president and owner of Battle Plan Consulting, LLC, a full-service human resource and workforce development consulting firm specializing in human resource management and employee development solutions.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Battle-Bryant was the VP of HR & Workforce Development at United Infrastructure Group; assistant executive director, Workforce & Economic Development, at SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce; vice-president of Corporate Training & Economic Development at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, and in progressive management positions at SCANA Corporation. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Two men facing attempted murder charges

Greenwood City Police responded to McLees Ave and Florence Street on the early morning of Feb 11, 2020 in reference of multiple gunshots into a residence.

On McLees Ave, one house with several inside was struck several times.  Officers saw several bullet holes throughout the residence and to a vehicle parked outside.  While investigating, Officers heard more gunshots about a couple blocks over.  They quickly left to investigate.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Beautification Group Seeks Lake Greenwood Clean Up Day Volunteers

Community volunteers, including adults and student groups, are encouraged to participate in the 12th annual Lake Greenwood Cleanup Day on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

Annually, the event is coordinated by Keep Greenwood County Beautiful (KGCB), a citizen-led organization that engages individuals, neighborhoods, and businesses in creating a beautiful, clean and healthy environment.

Over the last two years, over 15,000 pounds of trash have been collected according to Donna Sightler, KGCB Vice Chair and event coordinator.  “Greenwood’s number one asset, our lake, is so important to the economic vitality of our community, and we must take care of it,” said Sightler.   Since 2009, KGCB has removed over 53,000 pounds of trash from the shorelines of Lake Greenwood.  Sightler is also the Greenwood County Public Works Director and is passionate about maintaining a clean environment.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Patient Foundation with GGC Ties Awarded Funding through Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Drive Progress Against Rare Diseases

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), created by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, announced $13.5 million in funding to 30 patient-led organizations that are working to find treatments and cures for rare diseases. These grants are part of CZI’s Rare As One Project, aimed at supporting and lifting up the work that patient communities are doing to accelerate research and drive progress in the fight against rare diseases.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Senator Floyd Nicholson Selected to Chair South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission Education Committee

Columbia, S.C., - South Carolina State Senator Floyd Nicholson was selected to Chair the South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission’s Education Committee at the Commission’s January strategic planning retreat.  The South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission (SCARSC) is tasked with developing a proper observance of the 250th Anniversary of the American victory in the Revolution and the birth South Carolina.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

WCTEL Sponsors Trip to Washington, D.C. for High School Juniors to apply
For the 27th year in a row, WCTEL is sponsoring an educational trip to Washington, D.C. for one local High School Junior on June 6 – 10, 2020 to attend the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour. The youth tour introduces the telecommunications industry to students from rural America within a legislative context. Aside from the educational aspects of this trip, students will also tour many of the historical sites in the nation’s capital including the Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials, the Supreme Court, the Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Attorney Timothy A. Clardy achieves Board Certification in Social Security Disability Law by The National Board of Trial Advocacy
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Timothy A. Clardy of the McCravy, Newlon, Sturkie and Clardy Law Firm has successfully achieved Board Certification as a Social Security Disability advocate. Rep. John McCravv of the McCravy, Newlon, Sturkie & Clardy Law Firm received his board certification in 2001. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney's experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

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