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Carter Smith, economic icon, awarded Order of the Palmetto

After a 39-year career, and 27 years positioning Spartanburg County as a statewide economic development leader, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith was honored with the Order of the Palmetto.
 

After a 39-year career, and 27 years positioning Spartanburg County as a statewide economic development leader, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith was honored with the Order of the Palmetto.

Smith, who announced his retirement earlier this year effective June 30, was surprised with the highest civilian award in South Carolina during the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Centennial Celebration Tuesday night.

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Burroughs wins fishing tournament

Jason Burroughs said he focused on shallow red clay points and small pebble rock points to win his third career victory on Lake Hartwell in the Bass Fishing League competition. 
 
 

Boater Jason Burroughs of Hodges, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds to win $3,572 and the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Hartwell

“I caught them targeting the blueback herring spawn,” said Burroughs, who earned his third career victory on Lake Hartwell in BFL competition. “It’s the very, very tail end of their spawn. The bite was extremely good in April, but it’s gotten tough. There’s only a few of us trying to do it and its fading fast.”

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2019-2020 schedule

By Evan Duke

Foothills Philharmonic held its annual Pops Concert on May 4, as well as it first ever Sensory Friendly Concert. This was an incredible day for us, as we hosted an event for those with needs in our community, then were able to cap off our 2018-19 season with a fun-filled concert featuring popular favorites from musicals, movies, and TV shows.

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