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Food Lion purchase includes Greer's Bi-Lo stores

Food Lion has purchased 15 Bi-Los in the Upstate including the three stores in Greer.
 

Food Lion has purchased 16 Bi-Lo stores in the Upstate, including the two in Greer. The deal is part of a plan Food Lion previously announced to purchase 62 Bi-Lo and Harveys Supermarket stores located in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers.

Food Lion will be served by Ahold Delhaize USA Distribution LLC, through the acquisition of the Mauldin distribution center. More than 800 associates will be hired by ADUSA Distribution to support Food Lion’s network of stores.

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Andy Jones, former football coach and athletics director, dies

Andy Jones, former head football coach at Boiling Springs and Hillcrest high schools in the 1980s, died Friday. He was 70.

Jones coached Boiling Springs High School and was athletics director from 1983-88. He resigned from coaching in 1989 after nearly two decades.

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Greer Christmas Parade is Sunday

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for 2:30 Sunday with a scaled down version because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme is “Christmas Melodies”.

A virtual grand marshal vehicle honoring frontline healthcare workers leads the 63-unit parade on its 1.1-mile route. A sensory safe zone is on the first block of the parade route on Poinsett Street between Memorial Drive and Hubert Street. The parade turns left at North Main Street and ends at Cunningham Road.

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