- Exhibit at Greenwood Museum Celebrates Veterans
A WAR ON TWO FRONTS is a multimedia and interactive exhibit depicting the experiences of African American soldiers of the 92nd and 93rd divisions in World War II. The exhibit is supplemented with memoirs and memorabilia from local residents who served in World War II and in subsequent wars. The exhibit opens at The Museum in Greenwood on Thursday, February 8, with a reception from 5:30-7:00 pm. The exhibit will remain on display through April 28, 2018. Admission to The Museum is free, and donations are accepted. The Museum is located at 106 Main Street, next door to the Greenwood Community Theatre. A WAR ON TWO FRONTS is sponsored in part by the Greenwood County Community Foundation, Sen. Floyd Nicholson, and Bailey Bethel AME Church. For more information, call The Museum at 864-229-7093.
- Free GED Classes
Free GED classes will be held at Laura Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarks Hill, SC from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Please contact Director Vickie Butler at 803.275.4158 for more details.
- New Book
On Thursday, Feb. 15 at the McCormick Library, local author Marion Sturkey will talk about his new book Casualties of War. The nonfiction book focuses on the core issues of the American Civil War with an emphasis on casualties and on the common Confederate combatant. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. A book signing and light refreshments will follow.
- CTC to Meet
The McCormick County Transportation Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. at the McCormick County Administrator’s Office.
The Republican Women of McCormick County will hold their February meeting on Monday, Feb. 19, at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in the Bordeaux Dining Room. The meet-and-greet time is now moved up to 10 a.m. and the meeting itself will begin at 10:30 a.m. The program will feature guest speaker Joey Hudson, manager of the popular Greenville-Spartanburg radio station WGTK -The Answer. If you have a keen interest in the workings and influence of the media on America, this is a special opportunity to air all your questions. Hudson has traveled to many of the world’s hotspots and is highly respected by the giants in the media industry. Lunch will follow. Contact Faye Hood for reservations at 852-9489 or email@example.com.
- Presidents Day
McCormick County Government will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.
- Book Club
The McCormick Library Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. at the library to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Whitehead’s book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, recounts the voyage of Cora, a runaway slave. Interestingly, Whitehead depicts the Underground Railroad as a “subway” system, rather than safe houses and secret routes. All are welcome to join the discussion or just listen.
- Spirit and Life Women’s Conference
4593 Hwy 378 West
4593 Hwy 378 West
• Feb. 23-24: Women’s Conference. Evangelist Eunice Turman will be the speaker Friday at 7 p.m., and the Rev. Toni Aye will be the conference speaker Saturday after brunch. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. Evangelist Earline Tennant is in charge.
- Veterans Information Fair
Hosted by McCormick County Library, 201 Railroad Avenue, this fair will be held Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Are you aware of what benefits, services, and resources are available to you? Representatives from Augusta Vet Center, Augusta VAMC, McCormick County Veterans Affairs, Augusta Warrior Project, Saratoga WarHorse, and other resources will be on site to provide information and assistance.
For more information, contact Tim Prendergast, Augusta Vet Center at 706-955-3258.