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August hours, Labor Day promotion set at Hollywild
JUL 27, 2014

August hours and fall promotions have been announced at Hollywild Animal Park.

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A telemarketer's to-dos and not to-dos
JUL 27, 2014

Nothing like a telemarketer to give advice how to rid yourself of these pesky nuisances.

So, courtesy of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, here’s the link to learn what to do and not to do when a telemarketer calls.

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Susan Boyle among Peace Center performers for 2014-2015 season
JUL 27, 2014

Susan Boyle performs Monday, Oct. 27.
 

Susan Boyle will perform at the Peace Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Boyle, a Grammy nominated singer performing on her first U.S. tour, is among 22 performances announced for the 2014-2015 season.

Previously announced were the seven shows of the Broadway Series.

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Your input is asked to shape the future of Greer
JUL 26, 2014

Greer City Hall, the Cannon Centre, City Park and amphitheater was part of a former master plan. The complex is now the envy of most similar or larger sized cities.
 

Here’s your task for today.

Think ahead 15 years and participate in the Greer Community Master Plan survey. It’s a Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT) community initiative for the future of Greer.

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Farmer finishes third in bagging competition
JUL 23, 2014

Jason Farmer of Quality Food in Greer finished third in the regional grocery bagging competition in Amelia Island, Fla.
 

Jason Farmer finished third in the Best Bagger Competition in Amelia Island, Fla.

Farmer represented Quality Food of Greer after winning a state qualifying competition in Hartwell, Ga.

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Finding parking in Greer is now a click away
JUL 22, 2014

This public parking on Victoria Street lot is usually filled during daytime hours with business owners and their employees. 
 

Kyle Mensing, Commercial Development Director with the Greer Development Corporation, presented to City Council an online map showing the locations and the number of spaces available for public parking in the central business district Tuesday evening.

There are more than 500 public parking spaces available in Greer Station. After businesses like BB&T, Century 3, Greer Florists and CBL close, an additional 125 spaces become available.

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Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption
JUL 22, 2014

The Sunday sale of beer and wine in Greer for off-premises consumption is one step away from being on the November ballot.

City Council Tuesday night passed, 6-1, on first reading, an ordinance allowing a referendum to allow Greer businesses to sell beer and wine without regard to the days and hours. The ordinance states it is to maintain competitiveness with other businesses in other municipalities.

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Dave Ramsey: Here's a good case for living on a budget
JUL 21, 2014

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each in student loan debt from when we each got our masters’ degrees. We make about $100,000 combined. Our son is 6 years old, and we have $18,000 in a 529 plan for him.

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Drivers, volunteers, food, clothing are some needs at GCM
JUL 21, 2014

These Fab Five foods are always in need at GCM to replenish supplies.
 

Greer Community Ministries is in need of drivers for Meals on Wheels routes, the food pantry and is collecting school supplies.

GCM is at 738 South Line Street. Call 864-877-1937 for more information, 864-879-2254 for Meals on Wheels or email here.

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Phase II of $14.6 million renovation at Bon Secours Arena
JUL 21, 2014

The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun. The artist rendering illustrates the main concourse when the renovations are completed.
 

The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun.

The Greenville Arena District has announced the renovations to the 15,000 seat sports and entertainment arena will include:

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Cameroon Cigars has grand opening
JUL 18, 2014

Mark Grant, operator at Cameroon Cigars, has inventory stocked for Saturday's grand opening from 6-10 p.m.
 

Cameroon Cigars is celebrating its grand opening Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at 207 Trade Street.

The store, owned by Dixon Howard and operated by Mark Grant, sells cigars and accessories and smokers are invited to enjoy offerings of wines and craft beers.

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BIN112, Strip Club 104 rewarded by customers' satisfaction
JUL 18, 2014

Customers continue to reward Greer restaurant entrepreneur Jason Clark with accolades that translate into national and regional awards.

TripAdvisor, an internationally acclaimed hospitality web site, awarded BIN112 with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the second year in a row the fine dining restaurant earned that designation. It’s the third time BIN112 has received the award.

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Danner rallies businesses around Partnership For Tomorrow
JUL 17, 2014

Larry Wilson, PFT Campaign Chairman, picks a name out of a bowl held by Mark Owens, Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.
 

The launch of the fourth campaign for The Partnership for Tomorrow was presented with a warning.

“Folks we find ourselves at a critical crossroads at being mediocre or great,” Mayor Rick Danner told a gathering of contributors. “How far we’ve come in the last 15 years, it doesn’t hold one-tenth of where we will be in the next 10-15 years.”

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11th straight quarterly profit reported by Greer State Bank
JUL 17, 2014

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, today reported second quarter net income of $434,000 or $0.17 per diluted common share, as compared to second quarter 2013 net income of $7.7 million or $3.12 per diluted common share.

The prior year second quarter results were atypical in that they were aided significantly by a credit to the loan loss provision for $1.7 million, as well as a non-cash reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $5.5 million. As previously reported, the bank repurchased $1.98 million of TARP preferred stock during the second quarter.

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Owens selected new President/CEO of Greer Chamber
JUL 17, 2014

The ceremonial green ribbon awaits new President/CEO Mark Owens to inaugurate a new era at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 
 

A green ribbon with a bow centered stretches between the double doors of the office that serves the president and chief executive officer at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Mark Owens will usher in a new era in Greer when he cuts the ribbon to enter an office he has sought as the next phrase in his business life.

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Skip Davenport is celebrating a birthday
JUL 17, 2014

Skip Davenport, second from the left, at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new D&D Ford dealership at 13645 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

Skip Davenport, a favorite son of Greer, is celebrating a birthday today.

Davenport, President and General Manager of D&D Ford, is a third generation owner of the 77-year-old dealership at 13645 E. Wade Hampton.

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Spartanburg Medical Center ranked No. 1 in state by national magazine
JUL 15, 2014

Spartanburg Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014-15 U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings.

The magazine just released the 25th edition of its annual Best Hospitals and Best Regional Hospitals lists, providing key information on some 5,000 medical centers across the country, ranking them in 16 specialties on national, state and regional tiers. The report is designed to identify the most favorable options for the most complex patients – those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk.

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City receives top state economic award for Inland Port
JUL 15, 2014

The nearly $50 million Inland Port was built just short of eight months. 
 

 

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Don't leave an estate with life insurance
JUL 14, 2014

Dear Dave,

My mom is 71 and debt-free. She’s investing $600 a month in a universal life insurance policy worth $250,000 because she wants to leave something behind when she dies. What could she invest this money in, other than the life insurance policy, in order to leave an estate?

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RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek grills open Wednesday at GSP
JUL 14, 2014

R.J. Rockers Flight Room exhibits its personality with a handmade signature wall clock made from bottles, the polished wood counter is from a Spartanburg mill, and the mural is an aerial view of the airport stretched across the interior.
 
 

Thomas Creek Grill and RJ Rockers Flight Room will be welcoming passengers Wednesday to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer. Both are new food concepts for the upstate breweries.

The occasion is the launch of several of GSP’s new retail and concessions as part of the Airport District’s $125 million Wingspan expansion that is past midway in the four-year project. It is scheduled for completion the first quarter of 2016.

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