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Benson Classic Car Show moves to August

The 12th Annual Benson Classic Car Show benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The SC Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is helping plan the event that raises funds for Meals on Wheels and other GCM programs.

The family-friendly event is free to the public. Car registration is $20 and is available online at gcminc.org under the events tab. Registration is also available on the day of the event. The Chuck Truck, Henry’s Hog Hauler, and Sno Hut have committed to be at the car show selling burger and barbecue plates and shaved ice. A free figure-8 inflatable obstacle course and carnival games for kids will be on site. DJ George Morrow will provide music and Greenville Health System nurses will offer free blood pressure checks and stroke education.

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Former Clemson receiver and San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark dies of ALS

Dwight Clark, the former Clemson football wide receiver turned NFL Legend for “The Catch” in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, has died of ALS in Montana where he had moved while fighting the disease. He was surrounded by family and friends. 

Clark, 61, was drafted out of Clemson by the 49ers in the 10th round of the NFL draft in 1979. He was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1988. He went on to become a pro bowler.

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Musicians Arvie and Bunny Bennett return to Greer to revisit fans and friends

Arvie Bennett

It has been almost two years since singer/songwriter, Arvie Bennett Jr. and wife Bunny relocated from South Carolina to just outside of Nashville to further their musical career. The path toward their goals has been a long and winding one with lots of detours.

First, Arvie and Bunny decided to give away nearly all of their material possessions in order to live simply and eliminate debt so that Arvie could be a full-time musician. They hired Amish builders to create the shell of a tiny cabin, and then they completed the rest of the interior by themselves.  

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