Be prepared to batten down the hatches - again

Lander Lowcountry Boil dinner cancelled due to expected heavy rains - Refunds to be issued GREENWOOD __ Due to heavy rains expected over the next few days across the state, Lander University is cancelling the Lowcountry Boil with Jazz event that was set to take place on Friday, Oct. 12. The outdoor dinner, which was a fundraiser to benefit the Lander Excellence Fund, will not be rescheduled. Ticket holders will be issued a refund. "We would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets or expressed interest in attending," commented Dennis Manley, executive director of Alumni Affairs. "While the fundraising event has been cancelled, donations are still being accepted for support of the Lander Excellence Fund." For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (864) 388-8351. My Momma’s Kitchen Exhibit Opening DELAYED Greenwood - Due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Michael, the opening reception for My Momma’s Kitchen has been postponed until FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 5:30-7 pm. Celebrate the evolution of the kitchen and those who lovingly prepared food in the home throughout the years as The Museum opens its newest exhibit, My Momma’s Kitchen, on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12. A Greenwood Reads exhibit, My Momma’s Kitchen is inspired by the All Over but the Shoutin’ and The Best Cook in the World – Tales from My Momma’s Table by Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Bragg. You’ll see a 1937 GE Monitor Top refrigerator, a 1935 Hotpoint stove, a Maytag wringer washing machine, vintage cookware, cookbooks, recipes, and much more. We invite you to come to the opening reception on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 from 5:30-7:00 to sample some of our momma’s favorite recipes. The Museum is located at 106 Main Street, next door to the Greenwood Community Theatre. For more information, call 864-229-7093.

NEW INFORMATION: SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, PC & Piedmont Tech are closed today, threat of flooding w-Office of the Governor statement, Red Cross statement, Facebook statement

District 56 announced today (Oct. 10) that there will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11 -- wind gusts are expected to exceed 35 mph and that is the legal limit to operate school buses. This cancellation will be made up on March 18.

As things stand now - barring extensive damage - there will be classes in District 56 on Friday, Oct. 12. Presbyterian College and all campuses of Piedmont Technical College are closed today.

Statement - After having reviewed the latest weather information and having spoken with Laurens County Emergency Management, Laurens County School District 56 will not have school tomorrow, Thursday, October 11. Wind gusts are likely to exceed the 39 miles per hour threshold (that classifies it as a tropical storm). Busses cannot be on the road with wind gusts above 35 mph and preferably 30 miles per hour (for extended periods). There will also be NO GAMES tonight (Oct. 10) and there will be no activity after school hours tomorrow since we will be out of school. We will plan to be in school on Friday, October 12, since this is a fast moving storm. We will make up tomorrow's cancellation on Monday, March 18, 2019. Mark your calendars now that we will be in school on Monday, March 18, 2019. 

Laurens County was placed under a Tornado Warning at 3 am today (Oct. 11), but no tornado-touchdowns were reported.




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