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Inland Port experiences 20 percent annual growth
JAN 17, 2018

Inland Port experiences 20 percent annual growth

South Carolina Ports Authority reported nine percent container volume growth in 2017 with a record-setting 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units handled during the year.

Inland Port Greer handled 7,646 rail moves in December, pushing the facility's volumes to a new calendar year record of 124,817 total rail moves in 2017. Greer experienced 20.4 percent growth over its 2016 volume record of 103,639 rail moves.

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Greenville County schools cancel Thursday classes
JAN 17, 2018

Snow reduced virtually all the Upstate as a recreational area as schools were closed.
 

Greenville County has cancelled schools for Thursday. Spartanburg County later cancelled its classes.

Falling temperatures will bring treacherous driving conditions in the Upstate.

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Dave Ramsey: Businesses with 'no cash' thing lose out on transactions
JAN 15, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

What is your opinion of businesses that no longer accept cash?

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BMW Pro-Am names two to leadership positions
JAN 10, 2018

Steve Sellery has been named Executive Director of the BMW Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament.
 

Sports marketing entrepreneur and Golf Channel veteran Steve Sellery has been named Executive Director, and Mike McGovern Tournament Director of the BMW Charity Pro-Am. McGovern was former Operations Director of the tournament.

“Steve was not only the founder and CEO of a full-service experiential event marketing agency focusing on sports and entertainment, but his depth also includes his role as Director of Sports Marketing at Golf Channel and Director of Event Marketing and Partnerships at The Cliffs,” said Bob Nitto, President, BMW Charity Pro-Am. “We are confident that Steve will utilize this wealth of experience and leadership to elevate the visibility of our tournament while further maximizing the financial support we are able to offer our charities.”

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DRÄXLMAIER Group has hiring event
JAN 9, 2018

All positions at DRÄXLMAIER Group are direct hire and offer full benefits.
 

The DRÄXLMAIER Group will hold a professional job fair on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Showroom of its corporate offices at 1751 E. Main St., Duncan.

The event will highlight the broad spectrum of professional job opportunities currently available at the automotive supplier. The DRÄXLMAIER Group is looking for qualified applicants for the following positions: maintenance technicians, production operators, forklift drivers and engineers.

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InvestSouth acquired Interim HealthCare
JAN 9, 2018

InvestSouth acquired Interim HealthCare

InvestSouth, LLC acquired Interim HealthCare, Inc., in a transaction of the Greenville companies effective Jan. 1.

Interim HealthCare and Hospice is a provider for individualized home care. The business provides a variety of services in home health, hospice and personal care across six upstate South Carolina counties.

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Dave Ramsey: Renting to family is OK with landlord-tenant relationship
JAN 8, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I have cousins who are thinking about moving back to Connecticut from Virginia. They’ll be renting for a while, and I have an unoccupied rental house. Do you think renting to family is a bad idea?

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X5 boosts BMW December sales, YTD momentum
JAN 3, 2018

X5 boosts BMW December sales, YTD momentum

The BMW X5, manufactured in Greer, helped sales of the brand vehicles to increase 4.3 percent in December, according to the monthly figures released by BMW Group.

The end of year sales report boosted momentum of BMW sales, despite finishing down 2.4 percent.

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Rebuild Upstate board elects new officers
DEC 27, 2017

Steven Buckingham
 

The Rebuild Upstate Board has elected its 2018 officers to help guide the Upstate nonprofit that has repaired and rehabilitated more than 600 homes of low-income residents in the past decade.

Steven Edward Buckingham, a local attorney, will serve as chairman, John Boyanoski will serve as vice-chair, and Chris Manley will serve as secretary.

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Vehicles could get nerves that say: 'Ouch! We have damage here!?
DEC 20, 2017

 

Clemson University

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Richardson selling Panthers, gives up day-to-day operations
DEC 19, 2017

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling the team and stepped down conducting day-to-day operations.
 

The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that Tina Becker has been named Chief Operating Officer, with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, amid allegations against team owner Jerry Richardson.

“These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization,” Becker said in a story posted on Panthers.com.

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Dave Ramsey: It's a dream, not a plan
DEC 18, 2017

Dave Ramsey
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Dave Ramsey: You're under no obligation
DEC 14, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but we’ve always been debt-free and have been paying on it to help him out while he finishes his studies. The balance on the loan right now is around $30,000. He has a job waiting for him after he graduates, so we’re thinking about telling him it will be his responsibility to finish paying off the loan at that point. Is that wrong?

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Benson is a finalist for national automobile dealer of the year
DEC 9, 2017

Jim Benson his wife, Evelyn, at the Benson Automotive Memory Lane, which houses his antique car collection,
 

Jim Benson will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas in March as one of 47 nominees for the TIME Dealer of the Year.

Benson, 81, is South Carolina’s representative of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service.

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Grant helps fund Youth Police Academy
DEC 9, 2017

Grant helps fund Youth Police Academy

The Greer Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association received a $3,000 grant to help fund the summer Youth Police Academy for middle school students.

The grant, from CresCom Bank employees from its foundation, will help fund overall expenses for the program, which introduces middle school students to police operations, team building and leadership skills. Separate two-week camps are offered for males and females.

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Another year, another Greer retail sales record
DEC 7, 2017

Another year, another Greer retail sales record

The City of Greer recorded a record $1.3 billion $(1,302,896,294 in gross retail sales in fiscal year 2017, according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

That includes:

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Virgil Cannon treated all his customers alike - as family
DEC 5, 2017

Pastor Leepolian Turner, with his wife Virginia, said he would come back to Cannon's to work shifts just to be around Virgil Cannon.
 

• Obituary

Virgil Cannon was a caring man with a large extended family that included his many employees and customers at Cannon’s Restaurant.

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Memorial service scheduled for Virgil Cannon
DEC 4, 2017

A makeshift memorial from employees and friends remembering Virgil Cannon is at the front door of Cannon’s Restaurant at 409 Trade Street.
 
 

A memorial service has been scheduled for Virgil Cannon Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

Cannon died Thursday (Nov. 30).

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Virgil Cannon, iconic restaurant owner, dies
DEC 2, 2017

A memorial has been placed at the entrance to Cannon's Restaurant on Trade Street.
 

• Obituary

Virgil Cannon, owner of Cannon’s Restaurant at 409 Trade Street, died Thursday morning. He was 76.

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Empire Limited Studio sale ends this weekend
DEC 1, 2017

Empire Limited Studio sale ends this weekend

James Carter, the well-dressed gentleman with his signature bow ties, reminds customers and visitors to Greer during the festive weekend, his 50 percent, buy one and get one free, sale ends Saturday.

Carter and his Empire Limited Studio is a successful small businessman our GreerToday and HereInGreer initiative, developed earlier this year, is to support our friends who have supported us for the almost eight years of serving Greer.

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