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Trash collections delayed to observe Memorial Day
MAY 29, 2016

Trash collections delayed to observe Memorial Day

This week’s trash collections will be on a one-day delay for city of Greer residents, in observance of Memorial Day holiday Monday.

Residents facing a one-day delay should plan on having their rollcarts and recycling bins curbside by 7 a.m. Tuesday. The one-day delay ends on June 3 when normal Thursday collections will be done.

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Oh, the stories Jim Morgan can tell as a retired postman
MAY 28, 2016

Jim Morgan retired from the Greer Post Office in April after 25 years or service.
 

Jim Morgan saw quite bit in his tenure at the Greer Post Office. The self-described people person always looked forward to what each day would bring.

Morgan retired from the U.S. Postal Service in April after 25 years, fondly looking back on his time working as a window clerk and mail carrier.

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The Strip Club 104 gets superior ratings as a premier S.C. restaurant
MAY 26, 2016

Recognition for Jason Clark's restaurants – The Strip Club 104 A Steak House and BIN112 – continue receiving superior customer reviews.
 

The Strip Club 104 A Steak House is ranked No. 4 as the best overall restaurant in South Carolina and is ranked in the top five in three other categories, according to Open Table South Carolina.

Jason Clark, chef and operator of the restaurant at 104 E. Poinsett Street, also had The Strip Club 104 ranked:

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Right or wrong hire can make or break a small business
MAY 25, 2016

The wrong person on your team could be detrimental to your entire operation. 
 

StatePoint Media

Looking to staff up your small business? Don’t underestimate the importance of getting your hiring decisions right. The smaller your business is, the more important your choices become.

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Thrive residents cut traditional ribbon during ceremony
MAY 24, 2016

Jimmie and Ann Donovan, residents at Thrive, were selected to cut the traditional ribbon at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce ceremony.
 
 
 

Thrive Assisted Living and Memory Care held its ribbon cutting Tuesday at its Buncombe Road site.

Mayor Rick Danner, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce officials, and Thrive executives from Atlanta attended with residents attending as special guests.

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SRHS graduates 23 from Fellows Leadership program
MAY 24, 2016

SRHS graduates 23 from Fellows Leadership program

Twenty-three community members graduated from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Regional Fellows Leadership program on May 4.

Created in 2005, the program brings community and business partners together through a nine-month program to learn how SRHS strives to create a wellness community.

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Ken Alexanders receives Area 5 FATZ honor
MAY 24, 2016

Ken Alexander III, operating partner of FATZ Cafe on Wade Hampton Blvd. accepts his national honor flanked by Chris Thomas, left, President and CEO, and Chip Hoskins, Area Partner.
 

Ken Alexander III, operating partner of the FATZ Cafe at 1361 West Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greer, received a top honor in the 2015 company awards presented annually.

Alexander received the Area 5 Hospitality of the Year award. He has been with the restaurant chain since 2012 and has served as an operating partner for 2.5 years.

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Thornblade Club showcases hospitality, member support for BMW Pro-Am
MAY 23, 2016

Thornblade Club has one of the most interesting finishing holes on the Web.com Tour. Surrounding the 18th green are a host of sponsors entertaining their guests.
 

 

 

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GSP opens centralized screening checkpoint
MAY 23, 2016

Dave Edwards, right, GSP Airport President/CEO and Scott Carr, VP/Commercial Business and Properties, are deciding where the ticket counter will be set before passengers head to the TSA centralized screening checkpoint behind them.
 
 

Passengers departing Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Tuesday morning via B screen flights will go through the new TSA centralized screening checkpoint.

It will be the first time passengers will experience the new centralized screening area that is a vital part of the $125 million Terminal Improvement Project (Wingspan).

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Largest spec warehouse built in Greer is on the market
MAY 20, 2016

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.
 
 

The largest spec warehouse built in Greer is completed and being leased.

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.

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Leadership Greer graduates 55, share fundraising project with non-profits
MAY 20, 2016

Leadership Greer graduates 55, share fundraising project with non-profits

Graduation ceremonies for 55 members from the Leadership Greer Class XXXVI and Junior Leadership Greer Class XXVII was held on Tuesday at the Cannon Centre.

This year’s class raised more than $19,000 and distributed $3,382.37 each for its Nourishing Neighbors project to Loaves & Fishes, Greer Community Ministries and Greer Relief & Resources Agency to fight against food insecurity.

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GSP is part of coalition recognized for promoting diversity, women-owned businesses
MAY 19, 2016

GSP is part of coalition recognized for promoting diversity, women-owned businesses

The South Carolina Airports Coalition, which includes Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and Charleston International Airport (CHS), received the Outstanding Business Award Tuesday as a part of the 2016 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards hosted by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with Upstate Chambers.

The award is given to a business that exhibits leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion internally and serves as an example for others to follow.

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Dave Ramsey: It's OK to take control
MAY 19, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband is a recovering heroin addict. He’s been clean for two years, but I still feel we shouldn’t keep cash in the house or give him unsupervised access to a bank account. He agrees with these precautions, even though he does need a little pocket money from time to time. We’ve also started your plan to try and get control of our finances, so how would you suggest handling a situation like this?

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Michelin's accessibility to Greer Inland Port spurred expansion decision
MAY 19, 2016

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April. Fiscal year-to-date moves are 54 percent higher than the same period last year.
 

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April with a lot more on the horizon.

Michelin North America’s announced $300 million tire distribution plant creating 350 jobs was directly related to its accessibility to the Inland Port, according to David Britt of Spartanburg County Council.

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3.5 millionth Greer made BMW headed to China
MAY 19, 2016

The 3.5 millionth BMW produced in Greer, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the assembly line and headed to China.
 

The next Greer manufactured BMW milestone will be the four millionth produced.

The 3.5 millionth BMW made in Greer is a Mineral White Metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i and is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior. 

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Michelin plans $300 million facility, 350 jobs on Greer's border
MAY 17, 2016

Michelin plans $300 million facility, 350 jobs on Greer's border

Plans for Michelin to invest more than $300 million that will create 350 new jobs across the street from Greer’s border in Spartanburg County Council passed second reading Monday night.

It’s another shot in the arm for greater Greer residents, as the distribution center reportedly will be along Brockman McClimon Road and Highway 417.

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Brushy Creek Road area approved for 2 more subdivisions
MAY 11, 2016

Brushy Creek Road area approved for 2 more subdivisions

It’s Brushy Creek’s turn to get some vacant fill-in property for new homes.

Two separate parcels were approved by City Council Tuesday night that may see the construction of 136 townhouses on Brushy Creek Road. Council approved multi-family residential annexation that are virtually across each other.

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Russell Ashmore honored with top citizen scouting award
MAY 11, 2016

Russell Ashmore Jr. is presented by Mayor Rick Danner the highest citizen award in Boy Scouts with a bronze Eagle Scout holding an eagle.
 
 

A lifetime of commitment to the Boy Scouts was celebrated Wednesday morning when Russell Ashmore, Jr. was honored with the highest citizen award in scouting.

The Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored Ashmore at a breakfast ceremony at the Cannon Centre attended by community scouting and civic leaders.

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Dave Ramsey: Do something to get off debt conveyor belt
MAY 10, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’ve had a judgment filed against me for an old, unpaid medical bill. The original amount was $2,500, but now it has increased to $3,200. Can I negotiate this with the lawyer? I’ve asked him for a detailed statement of the account several times, but all I’ve gotten is a payment booklet.

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Normal festival street closures, reserve parking available
MAY 6, 2016

All dressed and waiting to introduce the party scene to festival goers.
 
 

The City of Greer will close the usual downtown streets for this weekend’s Family Fest. However, reserve parking is being offered behind the Hot Spot off Poinsett Street. It is across from City Park where Edwin McCain will perform Saturday night.

Reserve parking Friday is $5 for 6-10 p.m. and $10 Saturday. Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 10:30 Saturday. Call 864-416-1716 to reserve a space or drive to the lot.

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