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Greenwood County Arrest Report for Sep. 11, 2014

Hackett, Otis Bernard, 2/25/1969, 206 Brush Rd., Hodges, SC, was arrested by GCSO for: malicious injury to personal property Matthews, Gregory Wesley, 8/19/1997, 126 County Acres Rd., Ninety Six, SC, was arrested by Ninety Six PD for: disturbing schools, malicious injury to real property, false alarm Matthews, Jonathan Blake, 12/7/1994, 242 Brissy Rock Rd., Ware Shoals, SC, was arrested by Ware Shoals PD for: DUS, no registration in possession, operating uninsured vehicle, resisting arrest, resisting arrest with assault on officer, unlawful use of tag Please feel free to submit your comments. Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Bowman to speak on the Greenwood Air Field and Aviation in South Carolina during WWII

Bowman is a pioneer in aerospace and aviation. In the early 1960's, he worked on and ran the Apollo rocket engine for the lunar orbiter.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Lee Anthony "Ant" Bryant - Greenwood

Mr. Lee Anthony "Ant" Bryant 55, husband of Marchelle Tompkins Bryant transitioned from earth to glory on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Self Regional Healthcare. He was born in Greenwood County September 19, 1958 a son of Ms.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Local songwriters hitting Nashville

Pictured, from left to right, are Dwayne Moore, Josh Owens, Meg's House executive director Dr. Alice Hodges and Prevo Rodgers. What started as an outlet for one man's grief over the most tragic year in history of the Lakelands is now headed into the heart of country music as one of Nashville's top up-and-coming artists will be recording the song.

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Empty Bowls, Full Stomachs

The Greenwood Soup Kitchen served around 40,000 hot meals last year, a nearly 70 percent increase over just four years ago. It was an idea from some local potters that sparked the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser which allowed the soup kitchen to keep up with the growing demand for their services.

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Greenwood County Arrest Report for Sep. 8, 2014

Aiken, Mister Bertram, 11/2/1992, 140 Oakland Ave., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GCSO for: general sessions bench warrant Boyd, Travis Leon, 11/1/1992, 103 Maple Ct., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: third degree assault and battery Coker, Richard Lee, 1/12/1972, 2417 S. Main St., Gwd, SC, was arrested by SCHP for: DUI, DUS, simple possession of marijuana Dial, Maurice Aaron, 6/12/1967, 7 Balentine Dr., Ware Shoals, SC, was arrested by Ware Shoals PD for: bench warrant, public drunk/intoxication, simple possession of marijuana Dunlap, Demarcus Lavelle, 8/29/1989, 202 Siloam Acres Dr., Gwd, SC, was arrested by SCHP for: DUI, open container Galloway, Misty Marie Saxon, 3/10/1984, 218 Park St., Ninety Six, SC, was arrested by Ninety Six PD for: assist other agency Gray, Willie Thomas, 5/19/1961, 522 Bolt Ave., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: assault and battery high and aggravated in nature ... (more)

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Help your pets find their way home

Each year, thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across North America; some never make it back home because they can't be identified Collar tags can break or become unreadable and tattooing can become illegible. So, if you want to improve your pet's chances of getting home fast and safe in case it goes missing, microchipping is your best option.

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Greenwood County Arrest Report for Sep. 3, 2014

Babb, Donna Simpson, 9/8/1966, 468 Hembree Rd., Ware Shoals, SC, was arrested by Ware Shoals PD for: public drunk/intoxication, simple possession of marijuana Gantt, Alfred Sherman, 8/7/1994, 1401 Phoenix St. Apt. 15-C, Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: shoplifting Parks, Jonius Quinton, 7/25/1980, 118 S. University Ave., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: possession of cocaine, possession of ecstasy Please feel free to submit your comments.

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Greenwood County Seeking Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Greenwood County is in the beginning stages of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by the Federal Emergency Management Association and is seeking community input. Greenwood County Emergency Management Coordinator George McKinney met with representatives from different agencies Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Woman accused in thefts extradited

A woman believed to be involved in a number of thefts of ATVs and other recreational vehicles across Greenwood and Laurens counties has been extradited to Greenwood County to face charges after being arrested in Laurens County earlier this year. Melissa Rhymer, 35, has been charged with receiving stolen goods and grand larceny in Greenwood County.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Report: Man left injured friends at scene of accident

A Ware Shoals man is facing charges after he reportedly fled the scene of accident, leaving behind two injured friends at the scene. Joseph Gray Darnell, 19, of 66 Kaolin Drive, Ware Shoals, has been charged with driving under suspension, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and leaving the scene of ana accident with injuries in connection with the incident.

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Alvin "Ace Boogie" Jones - Greenwood

Mr. Alvin "Ace Boogie" Jones 29, of 202 Coleman Street passed September 6, 2014 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont. He was born in Greenwood County a son of Estelle Jones and Alvin Williams.

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Greenwood County Arrest Report for Sep. 4, 2014

Gochicoa, Eros Benjamin, 6/10/1997, 6724 Ninety Six Hwy., Ninety Six, SC, was arrested by Ninety Six PD for: possession of a controlled substance Moon, Michael Cortez, 12/22/1984, 402 Dunns Creek Rd., Donalds, SC, was arrested by GCSO for: family court bench warrant Moore, Michael Christopher, 10/18/1984, 2119 Five Notch Rd., Bradley, SC, was arrested by SCDPPPS for: violation of YOA conditional release supervision Stroud, Lewis Graham, 6/14/1987, 1303 Lake Secession Rd., Abbeville, SC, was arrested by SCHP for: failure to stop for blue light, hit and run - property damage, reckless driving Please feel free to submit your comments. Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

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Greenwood man facing CDV charge

A Greenwood man is facing a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature following an incident in which a woman sustained fractures in her leg and foot. Michael Redden Wheless, 40, of 129 Perch St., has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the incident.

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Report: Man arrested after assault with pipe

A Greenwood man was arrested over the weekend after being served a warrant related to a July incident in which he reportedly assaulted a woman with a piece of pipe. Willie Thomas Gary, 53, of 131 Orange St., has been charged with criminal domestic violence high and aggravated in nature in connection with the incident.

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Greenwood County Arrest Report for Aug. 30-31

Aniceto, Ramiro Gregorio, 5/30/1992, 210 Byrd St., Gwd, SC, was arrested by Ninety Six PD for: DUI, disregarding traffic signal, no driver's license in possession, open container beer in vehicle Arnette, Matthew Thomas, 12/3/1990, 518 Emerald Farm Rd., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GCSO for: public disorderly conduct Carroll, Quincy Shontel, 11/4/1979, 622 Edgefield St., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: DUI, leaving scene of accident Davis, Brannon Reid, 2/28/1996, 10999 Indian Mound Rd., Laurens, SC, was arrested by Ware Shoals PD for: bench warrant Dickinson, James NMN JR., 3/5/1966, 223 Briggs Ave., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for; simple possession of marijuana George, Astacia Lynn, 10/2/1962, 945 Brooks St., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: open beer in public Goree, Ernest Leon, 8/17/1982, 117 West Pointe Dr., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GCSO for: third degree criminal sexual conduct ... (more)

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

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Ranch House suffers 'heavy' fire damage

A quiet Sunday afternoon was shattered about 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon after a fire destroyed the kitchen of one of Greenwood's oldest restaurants. Emergency crews responded to The Ranch and Pizza Palace, located in the K-Mart shopping plaza, after receiving a report of the building being on fire.

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Greenwood County Arrest Report for Aug. 26, 2014

Covington, Thomas Lee Jr., 1/11/1985, 100-B Maplewood Ct., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: failure to stop on lawful command Mayes, Timothy NMN Jr., 9/27/1989, 141 N. Oakland St., Gwd, SC, was arrested by GPD for: simple possession of marijuana Simon, Nathaniel NMN Jr., 6/18/1953, 345 Mineral Ave., Gwd, SC, was arrested by SCHP for: failure to yield right of way, operating uninsured vehicle Smith, Lacie Lynn, 2/10/1986, 119 Trussell St., Honea Path, SC, was arrested by Ware Shoals PD for: shoplifting Warren, Alfred Matthias, 8/30/1983, 751 E. Northside Dr. Apt. A-3, Gwd, SC, was arrested by GCSO for: CDV Please feel free to submit your comments.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

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Council discussed the issue briefly at their administration and finance committee meeting Tuesday afternoon. County manager Toby Chappell told council that the S.C. Department of Revenue estimated that there were about 380 businesses where the tax could be collected, resulting in about $380,000 in revenue for the county.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Food Bank serves record number of families

The Food Bank of Greenwood County routinely serves about 100 families every week at their facility in the United Center for Community Care building on Phoenix Street. But nothing prepared them for the need they saw last week.

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