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DOWNTOWN GREER From July 2016


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New downtown restaurant owners experimenting with enhancing menu, dining experience
JUL 27, 2016

Neile Bramlett and his wife, Frankie Hendrix, have partnered taking over ownership of the Chocolate Toad located at 224 Trade Street.
 
 

The new owners of a downtown restaurant are experimenting to incorporate a more diverse menu – yet maintain its core offerings.

Neile Bramlett and his wife, Frankie Hendrix, have taken ownership of Chocolate Toad at 224 Trade Street.

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City police and fire clear path for Carolina Brotherhood Ride pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas
JUL 26, 2016

The City of Greer Fire and Police departments assisted the Brotherhood riders and their escorts to allow safe and efficient travel through the city.
 

The Carolina Brotherhood Ride, with firefighters and police officers cycling, passed through downtown Greer Tuesday morning to pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas.

Greer is part of the five-day, 463-mile bicycle ride. Thirty cyclists from the Carolina Brotherhood Ride are making their way to Raleigh, N.C. It began in Columbia on Monday morning. The riders faced temperatures reaching into the mid-90s with a heat index of over 100 degrees.

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Olivia Wells wins Greer Idol 2016, watch all the performances and an interview with the winner
JUL 25, 2016

. See performances, Olivia's interview below.

Olivia Wells, a junior voice major at Anderson University, won the 2016 Greer Idol Season 10 championship and the $2,000 first prize Friday night.

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Stand spray at railroad track marks where David 'Elvis' Deane died
JUL 18, 2016

A standing spray of flowers is set alone beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at the end of Depot Street to mark where David Allen

• Obituary

A standing spray of flowers is set alone beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at the end of Depot Street.

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Blue Ridge Brewing Co. open for lunch, microbrewery isn't far behind
JUL 17, 2016

The Blue Ridge Brewing Co. is open for lunch at 11 a.m.
 

The Blue Ridge Brewing Co. at 308 Trade Street is open for lunch and its new hours will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A meat and two lunch special will be offered from 11 am. - 2 a.m.

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Severe thunderstorm halts Tunes in the Park, 4 Greer Idol singers perform before competition is stopped
JUL 8, 2016

A smattering group of people braved the extremely hot temperatures for the first set of The Shag Doctorz.
 
 

• 2 Idol singers ousted

A severe storm with dangerous lightning and booming thunder with drenching rain halted Tunes in the Park midway through the Greer Idol round Friday night.

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Train kills man about town 'Elvis' on railroad tracks behind former freight depot between Line and Trade streets
JUL 7, 2016

Investigators at the scene of a passing train colliding with a male in downtown Greer Thursday morning. The man, 65, was identified as David Allen Deane, know as

A 65-year-old man was hit and killed when struck by a passing train Thursday morning between East Poinsett Street and Trade Street, according to Greer Police reports.

David Allen Deane, known by the locals as "Elvis", was killed at 8:40 a.m. when a Norfolk Southern train collided with him. His body was found between the tracks behind the former freight Depot.

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EVENT: Watermelon Contest today at the Greer Farmer's Market
JUL 7, 2016

EVENT: Watermelon Contest today at the Greer Farmer's Market

This evening's Farmer's Market is dedicated to watermelons.  There will be a contest for the best tasting watermelon and the largest watermelon.  1st place in each category will receive $75 and 2nd place receives a $35 gift certificate to Foodies Farm Shop.

There will also be an abundance of watermelon for everyone to eat and take home!

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July 4 Kids Parade has biggest turnout in 19 years, neighbors enjoy colorful display
JUL 4, 2016

July 4 Kids Parade has biggest turnout in 19 years, neighbors enjoy colorful display

Photo gallery

A snapshot of Greer and Americana were decked out in red, white and blue Monday morning.

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19th Annual July 4 neighborhood parade begins at 10 a.m.
JUL 3, 2016

No parade is complete with a John Deere tractor hauling revelers.
 

Gallery of July 4 Parade

The 19th Annual July 4 Kids Parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday morning in Greer.

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Greer State Bank is making more strategic moves
JUL 1, 2016

Larry Compton has been named Senior Vice President and Mortgage Director for Greer State Bank.
 

Larry Compton has been named Senior Vice President and Mortgage Director for Greer State Bank.

The bank also hired Allen Robinson, Vice President, Mortgage Production Manager, and Stacey Burrell, Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Officer.

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