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Greer Police taking Cops for Tots annual golf tournament applications, sponsorships
AUG 29, 2016

An excited little girl finds a toy to her liking during a shopping spree during a December Cop for Tots event.
 
 

The Greer Police Department is taking applications and inviting sponsorships to its 11th Annual Cops for Tots annual golf tournament

Enrollment, donations and hole sponsors go to the police for its largest fundraiser each year.

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SC Bar Pro Bono program sponsors 8 free legal clinics in Spartanburg area in September
AUG 29, 2016

SC Bar Pro Bono program sponsors 8 free legal clinics in Spartanburg area in September

The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor eight free legal clinics in the Spartanburg area in September. 

Most involve a 30-45 minute lecture followed by either a question and answer or five-minute one-on-one session with an attorney. 

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Wild Ace Pizza and Pub applies for brewpub license
AUG 28, 2016

A brewpub license application has been filed for Wild Ace Pizza and Pub at 103 Depot Street.
 

Wild Ace Pizza and Pub may be brewing beer and serving it to customers by next month.

Denise VandenBerghe confirmed a brewpub license application has been filed for the restaurant at 103 Depot Street.

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Beloved Billy Mitchell leaves with 50 years of memories as he retires from D&D Motors, working with Davenport family
AUG 26, 2016

Billy Mitchell smiled as talked about working for D&D Motors and the Davenports for almost 50 years.
 

When Billy Mitchell walked out of D&D Motors today, more than 50 years and three generations of memories went with him.

Skip Davenport held a retirement luncheon for Mitchell at the 79-year-old Ford dealership. D&D Motors is the only employer Mitchell has worked for since attending school in Greer.

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Parts of Trade Street will be closed on Sunday and Monday for downtown events
AUG 26, 2016

Parts of Trade Street will be closed on Sunday and Monday for downtown events

Downtown visitors should be aware of two Trade Street road closures Sunday and Monday.

• Sunday, noon – 5 p.m., the 300 block of Trade Street and the Depot parking lot will be closed for a car show.

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Greer Station Diner becomes 3rd downtown eatery to close within month
AUG 24, 2016

Greer Station Diner closed Wednesday. New restaurant occupants are being sought.
 
 

Within two weeks three downtown eateries – two within the 200 block of Trade Street – have closed.

The Greer Station Diner, previously Southern Thymes Cafe, Rhythms on Trade and the Cupcake Castle have gone out of business. All three have signs on their doors indicating their closings.

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Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business
AUG 24, 2016

Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business

Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business

Three years ago Jamie Jordan was looking for a way to make extra money without sacrificing time spent with her two children.

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CPW honored for second consecutive Clean Water Award
AUG 22, 2016

CPW Wastewater Treatment plant employees were recognized for the Gold Peak Performance Award Tuesday during the monthly Commissioners meeting Tuesday.
 

• CPW receives national Clean Water award

Greer Commission of Public Works has received the Gold Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).

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CPW natural gas operations recognized with national Silver Level honor
AUG 22, 2016

Greer CPW General Manager Jeff Tuttle with APGA President and CEO Bert Kalish at presentation at Newport, R.I.
 

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) presented Greer Commission of Public Works with the “Silver Level” System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) for excellence in operating its natural gas utility.

Public natural gas systems are entrusted by their customers to deliver clean and affordable natural gas through a safe and reliable distribution pipeline system.

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Exclusive: Lowes Foods CEO Tim Lowe talks about Greer's store
AUG 20, 2016

Matt Castillo took a tour of the Lowes Foods signature store in Mooresville, N.C., last week.

President and CEO Tim Lowe gave Matt, of the Video News Division, an exclusive interview about the store’s opening next month across from Riverside High School.

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Still Water Grill hiring, opening is imminent
AUG 19, 2016

Still Water Grill and Catering is accepting applications and training staff.
 

Still Water Grill and Catering is now hiring for all staff with a variety of options.

The restaurant, at 304 Trade Street, is owned by sisters-in-law Connie and Susie Bakeman. They have taken a building unoccupied and aged inside and out since 2007, and made it into one of the most contemporary restaurants in Greer.

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Inland Port on pace for 100,000 rail moves in 2016
AUG 17, 2016

The Greer Inland Port handled 7,303 rail moves in July, reported the South Carolina Ports Authority. With 56,875 rail moves calendar year to date, the facility's volumes remain on track to reach 100,000 moves in 2016.

The SCPA has allocated $2.2 million to expand the Inland Port at Greer in fiscal year 2017 and 2018.

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Pickhardt joins Greer State Bank as SBA Lending Manager
AUG 16, 2016

Paul Pickhardt
SVP Small Business Association Lending Manager at Greer State Bank
 

Paul Pickhardt has joined Greer State Bank as Senior Vice President, Small Business Association (SBA) Lending Manager.

Pickhardt has been ranked the top SBA 7a loan producer for South Carolina.

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Chocolate Toad signage is a signal for aspiring artists in downtown Greer
AUG 11, 2016

Chocolate Toad signage is a signal for aspiring artists in downtown Greer

The Chocolate Toad is becoming a haven for artists.

Mark Tucker has designed a new logo for the signage that greets customers to the downtown boutique restaurant at 224 Trade Street.

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Olive Mediterranean Grill bringing a new cuisine to Greer Station
AUG 11, 2016

Olive Mediterranean Grill will open at 107 S. Main Street, formerly Mimi's.
 
 
 

Olive Mediterranean Grill will open at 107 S. Main Street.

Restaurateurs Abdi and Shahn Nasehi have secured a lease for the property that formerly housed MiMi’s Japanese Steak House until it closed in October last year.

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600 SRHS administrative employees relocated to renovated Beaumont Mill
AUG 9, 2016

SRHS announced it has relocated 600 employees to the renovated Beaumont Mill.
 
 

After a year of renovations, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) relocated 600 administrative employees to the renovated Beaumont Mill.

These departments moved from Spartanburg Medical Center and Pinewood Resource Center, located on East Wood Street, to allow more space for patients at the hospital.

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Brose investing approximately $6 million in new Upstate facility
AUG 9, 2016

Brose North America, Inc., a technological leader in the integration of mechanics, electrics and electronics, is establishing a new, 77,000 square-foot facility at 1171 Howell Road in Duncan.

The new manufacturing operation is expected to bring around $6 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of at least 60 new jobs.

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Dave Ramsey: Adjustable rate mortgages are a bad, bad deal
AUG 9, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Considering all the market volatility, why do banks offer adjustable rate mortgages? How did they come into being?

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Ryan's founder, entrepreneur, Alvin McCall, Jr., dies
AUG 5, 2016

Alvin McCall, Jr.
 

The founder of Ryan’s and Western Family Steak House, Alvin McCall Jr., has died. A native of Pelzer, he was 89, according to his obituary.

McCall pioneered the mega bar buffet and created the casual steakhouse concept. His Western Family Steak House, founded in 1970, later became Quincy’s.

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X models choke off BMW profits for July with 32.7% decrease in sales
AUG 2, 2016

'The global popularity of our X models continues to constrain our sales here in the U.S.'
Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America
 

BMW Manufacturing Co. saw sales of its X brand vehicles fall 32.7 percent last month (6,156) versus July 2015 (9,151).

Year to date X brand units are off 7.4 percent compared to 2015 year to date. BMW sold 54,338 vehicles this year compared to 58,689 in 2015.

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