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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Greenwood, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Greenwood, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Greenwood native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Greenwood, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Greenwood's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenwood.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Greenwood?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenwood, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Greenwood, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Greenwood, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.


When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Greenwood, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.


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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Greenwood, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Gummies are hot, but can they compete with what high-tech pills offer long-term? 2022 SupplySide West Report

At SupplySide West, delivery systems providers talked about how they are taking capsules and softgels to the next level, presenting stiff competition to the ever-popular gummy.Gummies may be the trendiest delivery vehicle in nutraceuticals at the moment. But one should not underestimate the advancements that capsule and softgel producers are making. These advancements are enabling these delivery forms to meet consumer demands for high performance and ingredient efficacy thanks to their protective and custom-release benefits&m...

At SupplySide West, delivery systems providers talked about how they are taking capsules and softgels to the next level, presenting stiff competition to the ever-popular gummy.

Gummies may be the trendiest delivery vehicle in nutraceuticals at the moment. But one should not underestimate the advancements that capsule and softgel producers are making. These advancements are enabling these delivery forms to meet consumer demands for high performance and ingredient efficacy thanks to their protective and custom-release benefits—and, due to the industry’s ongoing innovation, they are now providing an even more pleasing consumer experience.

Proving It Works

The most important benefit softgels and capsules offer is good protection for ingredients in transit and during ingestion, ultimately rendering products more stable, bioavailable, and thus more effective. Consumers are guaranteed to get the health benefits they are paying for because these delivery systems, well, deliver. Softgels and capsules can also handle a high load of active ingredients—often higher than gummies can—while also masking any unpleasant ingredient flavors by nature of their encapsulation.

These benefits have long been touted by softgel and capsule providers, who also point out that their technologies can offer some advanced benefits like extended-release or custom-release profiles that enable product makers to dictate just how and when ingredients are absorbed in the user’s gastrointestinal tract, protecting the ingredients within until they reach the location where they should be released—for instance, remaining intact in the capsule until it reaches the large intestine.

Now, one company is offering additional data proving what makes its capsule designs so effective. At the SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas in November, Nutritional Outlook interviewed representatives from capsules specialist Lonza Capsules & Health Ingredients (Greenwood, SC), who said the company recently completed a study providing more data on how its innovative branded capsule designs perform. These include Lonza's DRcaps (delayed-release HPMC capsules that protect ingredients from stomach acidity and only dissolve at an alkaline pH level), Vcaps (vegetarian HPMC capsules), and Vcaps Plus (immediate-release HPMC capsules without any gelling agents).

At the show, Zain Saiyed, PhD, FACN, head of global product development and innovation, explained why Lonza wanted to invest in the recent study. “We have different capsule polymers like DRcaps, Vcaps, and Vcaps Plus, and we wanted to understand, based on the capsule polymer type, where in the gut it delivers, and we especially wanted to focus on an ingredient like probiotics.” As an ingredient, probiotics require a delivery system that will protect against challenges like moisture.

Saiyed listed some of the results Lonza’s study unveiled revealing the superiority of its capsule forms. “When we tested different sets of polymers, we found that our DRcaps”—specifically, one that features a smaller capsule housed in a larger capsule, with the inner capsule providing delayed release and additional ingredient protection—“was able to deliver 46-times-higher viable probiotic compared to a standard, single-capsule delayed-release capsule,” he reported. (The probiotic strain tested was IFF Health’s Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-14 strain.)

The reasons for these better results, he said, is because the DRcaps capsule-in-a-capsule design “stabilizes” the probiotic ingredient within. Not only that, but it can also reduce costs for manufacturers by lessening the amount of ingredient overage that they previously needed to include to overcompensate for any loss in ingredient viability in a standard delivery vehicle. “For our customers, it helps because it’s increasing the stability and the viability, and they can reduce the overage," he said. "Probiotic overages may run anywhere from 300%-600%. So by delivering it in our delivery system, you can reduce the overage. So there is a cost-saving component as well.”

In addition to the DRcaps, Lonza also offers its DuoCap capsule-in-a-capsule technology, which likewise protects probiotics from moisture, with the hydroscopic glycerin capsule material further absorbing residual moisture, preventing it from penetrating the inner capsule.

Lonza offers many different capsule-release choices, giving manufacturers many ways to maximize the efficacy of their product. The choice depends on the target, said Amy Sunderman, director, R&D Ingredients, at SupplySide West. “It depends on what you’re trying to achieve,” she said. "That’s what Lonza is focused on. We have a lot of different solutions.”

For instance, she said, “Some people want something that releases right away; they don’t want it to be delayed. They want something that provides an immediate benefit, and we have a capsule that can do that” and release ingredients into the upper GI tract. Or, by contrast, companies seeking delayed release can choose an option like the DRcaps capsule-in-a-capsule which lets ingredients “get all the way to the ileum,” she said.

“So it depends on what the customer is looking for, really,” she added. “It’s not about which one is the best. One will be the best for this solution; one will be best for another solution.”

Competing with Gummies

Softgel and tablet manufacturers interviewed at the show said they aren’t concerned about losing permanent market share to gummies simply because their delivery technologies can do more and provide a more sophisticated, effective product to consumers, especially seasoned users who might be looking beyond the “fad” of a gummy and to a delivery system that maximizes product efficacy, they said.

These delivery systems also offer some benefits that many gummies don’t. For instance, gummies can be high in sugar, whereas capsules and softgels don’t require consumers to consume extra sugar, something that Soft Gel Technologies’ (Commerce, CA) President and CEO Steve Holtby pointed out at the show.

Kapish Karan, MS, global OSD leader at Ashland (Wilmington, DE), agreed. “Gummies are high in sugar. Some people offer reduced-sugar gummies, but you’re still consuming sugar.” To avoid this, more companies and consumers may turn to other alternative delivery vehicles that aren’t gummies but that still aren’t tablets or capsules, such as the organic chewable tablets and effervescent options Ashland is offering. For instance, said Karan, “With our organic chewable base, it’s clean-label, and we have a sugar-free option. So even if consumers are taking it, they’re getting a good mouthfeel but also not consuming a lot of sugar.”

Adding Pizazz to Pills

Ashland's Karan said that many consumers will still continue seeking out non-pill delivery formats. “I think a lot of people like that mouthfeel, the organoleptics, which you don’t get from your standard tablets and capsules," he said.

To this end, Lonza has also begun offering a new option that will satisfy consumers who still want a pill option but who also want an enhanced organoleptic experience. The company recently began adding flavor coatings to its capsules.

“One of the things that people look to gummies for is a pleasant experience,” said Saiyed. Lonza’s capsule flavor coatings can provide that “pleasant flavor experience” that consumers desire. And flavors can be paired to match the marketing of a product. For instance, Lonza offers food-based natural colors for its capsules. If you combine a lavender-flavored coating and a purple-colored capsule (a color which consumers tend to associate with sleep, he said), it can enhance the product’s marketing and consumer experience. And a pleasant experience can increase compliance, getting consumers to take their supplements regularly because they like the process of consuming them, he said.

Longevity for Capsules and Softgels

As a final thought, Lonza’s Sunderman noted that while a lot of first-time dietary supplement users, which the industry especially attracted during the COVID-19 pandemic as nutraceuticals usage skyrocketed, might find a gummy format more familiar and friendlier to start with compared to standard pills, once these consumers use supplements for longer and educate themselves on what works best, they may instead seek out other types of delivery systems.

“As people become more sophisticated supplement users, they’re looking for dosages, they’re looking for clinically backed ingredients,” Sunderman said. “So I think as consumers become more sophisticated and are looking for more specific benefits, they’ll come back to that delivery form and to some of these new designed-release options that are more scientific and more specific to the benefit they’re trying to achieve.”

Why Jimmie Allen Canceled His CMA Performance Hours Before Award Show

Jimmie Allen will be down home tonight.While the "In Our Blood" singer was scheduled to perform at the 56th annual Country Music Associati...

Jimmie Allen will be down home tonight.

While the "In Our Blood" singer was scheduled to perform at the 56th annual Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 9, he announced that he had to drop out of the event at the last moment due to illness.

"I was looking forward to performing with my friends @zacbrownband and @realmarcusking at the @CountryMusicAwards," he said in a Nov. 9 tweet. "Unfortunately, I'm under the weather and won't be able to. I look forward to watching them and the other performers tonight."

The 2020 and 2021 Best New Artist nominee was scheduled to perform alongside Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert and more at "Country Music's Biggest Night."

Jimmie is currently on tour with Carrie Underwood for her Denim & Rhinestones concert series, with a show in Moline, Ill on Nov. 12. There's no news yet on how Jimmie's illness may affect the remainder of this year's dates.

Before joining his fellow American Idol alum on her tour, on Oct. 15 in Greenwood, S.C., Jimmie reflected on the role the competition has played in his music career.

"I got to meet so many great singers on the show," he exclusively told E! News in October. "And even though I didn't win or come in the top 10 or whatever, I learned so much from other singers. There's an opportunity to be surrounded by the best singers from each small town."

Allen, who was cut before the live voting rounds of season 10 of the singing competition in 2011, continued, "The relationships I've built with artists from the show—as well as people still working on the show—and having the opportunity to come back and be a mentor and share what I've learned from other artists, it's helped me a lot actually."

The CMA awards kick off at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 9 and will also feature performances from The Brothers Osborne with The War and Treaty, Luke Combs, Elle King featuring The Black Keys, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Patty Loveless, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry and others.

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Jacksonville plays at Duke, North Florida at Gonzaga to open college basketball seasons

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Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida men's basketball teams open their 2022-23 seasons on the road against basketball blue-bloods on Monday.

The Dolphins, coming off their first 20-win season in 11 years, will play at Duke at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Arena in Durham, N.C., (ACC Network) and UNF, which returns seven of its top-eight scorers from last season, plays at Gonzaga in Seattle, Wash., at 9 p.m.

JU plays the first game against Duke under coach Jon Scheyer, who took over after Mike Krzyzewski coached the Blue Devils for 42 years.

JU will open at home on Friday against Johnson University, at 2 p.m.

The JU and UNF women's teams open at home on Monday. The Dolphins play host to Johnson at 11 a.m. and the Ospreys welcome Warner University of Lake Wales to UNF Arena at 7 p.m.

Edward Waters men will play at North Carolina A&T on Monday at 6 p.m. and opens at home on Sunday against Paine College, at 3 p.m.


Nov. 7

Trinity Baptist at Johnson University (Fla.), 5 p.m.

Edward Waters at North Carolina A&T, 6 p.m.

Jacksonville at Duke, 7 p.m. (ACC Network)

North Florida at Gonzaga, 9 p.m.

Nov. 10

Trinity College at Welch (Tenn.), 8 p.m.

Nov. 11

Johnson at Jacksonville, 2 p.m.

Flagler vs. Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) at Greenwood, S.C., 4:30 p.m.

North Florida at Washington, 11 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)

Nov. 12

Trinity Baptist at Georgia Southern (exhibition), 2 p.m.

Flagler vs. Anderson (S.C.) at Greenwood, S.C., 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 13

Paine College (Ga.) at Edward Waters, 3 p.m.


Nov. 7

Johnson at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.

Trinity Baptist at Wesleyan College (Ga.), 6 p.m.

Warner Christian (Fla.) at North Florida, 7 p.m.

Nov. 9

Jacksonville at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Nov. 10

Trinity Baptist at Welch (Tenn.), 6 p.m.

College of Charleston (S.C.) at North Florida, 7 p.m.

Nov. 11

Flagler at Wise (Va.), 4 p.m.

Nov. 12

St. Catherine's (Minn.) at Trinity Baptist, 12 p.m.

Flagler vs. Anderson (S.C.) at Wise, Va., 2 p.m.

Nov. 13

North Florida at Wisconsin, 2 p.m.

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E.A. Sween Company establishing operations in Greenwood County

$38 million investment will create 300 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – E.A. Sween Company, a leading supplier in the ready-to-eat sandwich industry, today announced plans to establish operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $38 million and creating 300 new jobs.Founded in 1955, E.A. Sween Company is a third generation, private company that produces and ships sandwiches and other ready-to-eat products na...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – E.A. Sween Company, a leading supplier in the ready-to-eat sandwich industry, today announced plans to establish operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $38 million and creating 300 new jobs.

Founded in 1955, E.A. Sween Company is a third generation, private company that produces and ships sandwiches and other ready-to-eat products nationally. Its brands include Deli Express®, Market Sandwich®, San Luis® Burritos and Simply Delicious® Bakery. The company sells more than 100 million sandwiches annually.

Located at 5730 Highway 25 North in Hodges, E.A. Sween Company’s new Greenwood County operation will be critical in helping to double the capacity of the company’s sandwich production. When the facility is fully operational, the company expects to produce an additional 75 million sandwiches a year.

The facility is expected to be online in the third quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the E.A. Sween Company team should visit the company’s careers page.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.


“The entire E.A. Sween Company team is thrilled to announce our new Greenwood County location. From the moment we first visited the community, we knew it was a perfect fit. South Carolina is a place where people, partnerships, relationships and opportunity matter to everyone we came across. This is an incredibly important moment in our history as we expand our business and bring quality products closer to our customers in the Southeast and beyond.” -E.A. Sween Company President and CEO Tom H. Sween

“When an industry leader like E.A. Sween Company locates in South Carolina, it’s further proof that our state’s business-friendly environment and talented workforce offer companies the recipe for success. Congratulations to E.A. Sween Company, and we welcome them to the Greenwood County community.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“E.A. Sween Company’s $38 million investment and the 300 new jobs they are creating are big wins not just for Greenwood County, but for all of South Carolina. We are excited to welcome them to Greenwood County and look forward to a strong business partnership for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

"This is an exciting time for Greenwood County. Today’s announcement is one of great importance as it is not only the largest number of jobs created in our county since 2013, but also because we are welcoming a wonderful, family-owned company into our community and into our North Greenwood Industrial Park spec building. We are appreciative of E.A. Sween Company’s belief in our county and that our taxpayers and county leaders had the foresight that allowed us to develop the land and construct this building. We thank E.A. Sween Company for their investment and wish them tremendous success."-Greenwood County Council Chairman Chuck Moates

“E.A. Sween Company’s decision to locate their newest facility in Greenwood shows that the Upstate continues to be a key location for food and beverage companies. Our region’s proximity to consumer markets and logistical advantages, combined with an available, trained workforce, makes Upstate South Carolina an ideal location as companies look for an East Coast location. Congratulations to Greenwood County on this great win.” -Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus

23 charged after fights at Greenwood High School jamboree

The latest on the investigation into the fights that cancelled the Greenwood jamboree on FridayGREENWOOD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office said 23 people were charged following the fights that broke out during the Greenwood High School jamboree on Friday, August 12.On Thursday, deputies said the number of people charged rose to 23. According to deputies, they’re reviewing the footage from the department, the district and those who witnessed the fight.The sheriff’s office also ...

The latest on the investigation into the fights that cancelled the Greenwood jamboree on Friday

GREENWOOD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office said 23 people were charged following the fights that broke out during the Greenwood High School jamboree on Friday, August 12.

On Thursday, deputies said the number of people charged rose to 23. According to deputies, they’re reviewing the footage from the department, the district and those who witnessed the fight.

The sheriff’s office also said the individuals received the following charges:

On Sunday, Greenwood District 50 announced that schools would operate on a normal schedule on Monday despite the fights. However, officials said there was more law enforcement and staff at each school for precautionary reasons. The district announced this plan in the following statement from Superintendent Dr. Steve Glenn.

“Greenwood School District 50 will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Monday, August 15th. Local law enforcement has questioned multiple individuals that were involved in the incident that occurred at Friday night’ s Greenwood High School Jamboree. At this time, there have been no threats made to any of our schools. Most of the individuals who were involved in Friday night’ s altercation have been identified and will be disciplined according to the law and School Board policy. This type of behavior will not be tolerated in our school district. Those who choose to disrupt our schools and functions happening on our campuses will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. As a precaution, we will have additional law enforcement and staff in our schools and around our campuses on Monday morning. Our job as educators is to teach our children. As always, we will continue to work with our school administration and law enforcement to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff on a daily basis.”

This was the second statement that the district gave on the fights. On Saturday morning, Greenwood District 50 released the following regarding the incident at the jamboree.

“Last night, the Greenwood Jamboree was cancelled due to multiple juveniles fighting near the concession stand. The juveniles involved in the altercations were from numerous schools participating in the Jamboree. There were no gunshots fired during the incident. Law enforcement was on the scene and responded swiftly to resolve the altercations.

Multiple individuals sustained injuries during the incident and those with major injuries were transported by EMS to Self Regional. The incident is currently under investigation by law enforcement and individuals involved in the altercations were taken into custody. Individuals involved in this incident will be prosecuted and disciplined to the fullest extent of the law and School Board policy.

We take these matters very seriously and will work with law enforcement to make sure these incidents will not take place in the future. Please know that along with all of our standard safety protocols and procedures, we will be implementing other safety measures at future events. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community. We appreciate your support in helping to keep our students, staff and community safe.”

According to officials, law enforcement at the game responded to resolve the incident, but no shots were fired.

“We just had a few juveniles get into a fight we had several different fights in different areas,” said Greenwood County Sheriff Dennis Kelly, “people out at concession area not watching football games, don’t know what they were fighting about at this point, still doing investigating on that end.”

The Sheriff’s Office later shared a post asking for information about this incident.

The incident is under investigation by law enforcement.

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