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Greer QT features all-new fresh-to-order menu
OCT 1, 2014

Quick Trip's made-to-fresh order menu includes a made-to-order personal pizza.
 

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QuickTrip could have saved the expense of a private jet and a squad of execs to promote its second Greer store opening Thursday at 6 a.m.

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Homeless shelter construction begins within 10 days
OCT 1, 2014

The lone house on the property will be razed, trees removed and property cleared within the next 10 days. The buildings will be put in the dry this month.
 
 

Ground was broken today for a four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter – Greer STEP (Shelter to Empower People) – to be located at 509-511 E. Poinsett Street, behind the Greer Soup Kitchen.

The brief ceremony for the Daily Bread Ministries project sets in motion for site preparation to begin within 10 days. The lone house will be razed, trees removed and ground prepared for concrete to be poured. “Right after the pouring of the concrete we will put the building to dry,” Project Manager Norman West said.

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Fallon is judges' pick, Snow is people's choice at CPW BBQ Cook-Off
SEP 30, 2014

Bruce Fallon, the winner of the CPW BBQ Cook-Off, reviews the judges remarks. 
 

Bruce Fallon became the first two-time champion (2012 winner) and Fredia Snow the only double winner, at Tuesday’s 3rd Annual CPW BBQ Cook-Off. Snow finished first in the employee’s choice and second in the judges’ picks. Rusty Edwards was third in the judges’ picks.

Carl Howell, Greer Deputy Fire Marshal, was one of five judges. “Any of the top three could have been number one,” he said.

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GCM gets $10,010 grant, MOW gets $1,000 donation
SEP 30, 2014

Spartanburg Regional Foundation trustees Garrow Crowley and Lynne Black, both left, present a $10,010 grant to GCM staff members Rob Robinson and Hannah Rainwater. 
 

Greer Community Ministries has received one grant and Meals on Wheels one donation.

GCM received a $10,010 grant from the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. Wells Fargo Bank in Greer donated $1,000 to Meals on Wheels.

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Ramsey takes issue with financial community touting asset allocation
SEP 29, 2014

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Can you explain the asset allocation theory when it comes to investing?

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Dining out can be a chore for people with disabilities
SEP 27, 2014

Kim Wooten enjoys dining in family- and disabled-friendly restaurants.
 

 • Q&A with Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan's

Dining at restaurants is typically a pleasurable and relaxing experience. However, sometimes it is not so pleasing for those with disabilities.

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Ryan's Pascuzzi: We focus on 'Making it Right' for all guests
SEP 27, 2014

Pete Pascuzzi
Divisional Chief for Ryan’s of Ovation Brands
 

Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan’s, of Ovation Brands, responded to Kim Wooten’s questions by email. The interview follows.

Kim: What is Ryan’s philosophy towards customers with disabilities?

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Bullock's Barber Shop has a new sign
SEP 27, 2014

The new sign at Bullock's Barber Shop shows a new beverage company sponsor.
 
 
 

Bullock's Barber Shop has a new sign.

The new sign is aluminum, half with Bullock’s Barber Shop with black type over a white background and the other half with a red, white and blue Pepsi logo. The signage is centered over Bullock’s awning.

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Cops for Tots tournament in October is police department's biggest fundraiser
SEP 26, 2014

The Greer Police Department's biggest fundraiser for the Cops for Tots program is its annual golf tournament, scheduled this year on Oct. 23 at Greer Country Club.
 

Golfers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Cops for Tots Charity Golf tournament scheduled Thursday, Oct. 23 at Greer Country Club.

The Greer Police Department annually sponsors the tournament, its major fundraiser, to purchase gifts for under privileged children in need in the greater Greer area. The GPD invites families to submit applications for the Cops for Tots program based on family income. More than 300 families are helped annually.

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Kohl's heard Greer's pleas for a new shopping experience
SEP 26, 2014

Daryl Atkins, store manager for Kohl's, welcomed guests to the ribbon cutting ceremony.
 

Evidently Greer shouted loud enough for Kohl’s to hear its call for a new department store.

“We listen to our customers and we listen to the community. When the community wants a store we do everything we can to put one there,” said Phillip Daniel, Kohl’s district manager. “It’s all about the customers.”

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Mitsubishi Polyester celebrates 50 years growing, innovating in Greer
SEP 25, 2014

Speakers at the Mitsubishi Polyester Film 50th Anniversary celebration were, left to right: Jennifer Noel (South Carolina Department of Commerce), Kazuo Sunaga (Consulate General of Japan) Bill Radlein (President/COO MPF), Takumi Ubagai (CEO Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.) Dennis Trice (CEO, MPF), and Rick Danner (Greer Mayor).
 

The 50th anniversary of Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MPF) commemorated the launch of an infant film plant in Greer in that grew into a North American giant producing innovative lines of polyester films.

Bill Radlein, President and COO of the Greer plant, mentioned the uniqueness of a manufacturer to exist producing the same product half a century later in the same location.

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Wild Ace groundbreaking is first new construction downtown since 2008
SEP 25, 2014

Denise and Chris VandenBerghe, owners of Wild Ace Pizza & Pub, represent the first new business construction in the central business district since Greer City Hall complex opened in 2008.
 
 
 

The Wild Ace Pizza and Pub groundbreaking Thursday morning represents the first new construction in downtown since the City Hall  and Municipal complex opened in 2008.

“This is significant expansion of our downtown footprint,” said City Administrator Ed Driggers, among the dignitaries at the ceremony. “It’s exactly what we envisioned and it will provide greater opportunity for revitalization of this triangle.”

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Take it Back expired and unused drug campaign is Saturday
SEP 23, 2014

The annual Take It Back expired and unused prescription drugs campaign sponsored by the Greer Police Department is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drugs may be dropped off at Walgreen’s Pharmacy at 1232 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. or Professional Pharmacy at 320 Memorial Drive.

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Furman president shares thoughts with women on balancing life and work
SEP 23, 2014

Furman University President Elizabeth Davis, left, chats with Karen Corn of Greer State Bank at Tuesday's Women's Forum on Work and Life Balance.
 

Don’t try to emulate someone in a situation like you and know thyself.

Those were two of the suggestions Furman University President Elizabeth Davis told a nearly standing room only group at a Women’s Forum Tuesday morning at The Davenport in downtown Greer.

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Dave Ramsey: Tithing and giving while getting out of debt
SEP 22, 2014

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

Do you recommend that people continue tithing and giving while getting out of debt?

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Trade Street getting temporary landscaping
SEP 22, 2014

Landscapers plant the boxwoods and other plants in front of BIN112 Monday morning.
 

The City of Greer is landscaping Trade Street, from Poinsett Street to the Depot, as part of its annual downtown improvement initiative. The shrubs were uprooted to provide more visibility for downtown shops. Boxwoods are the bushes anchoring the planters. Rosemary has also been planted.

The planters may be short-term as the city plans to upgrade the century-old infrastructure that may include sidewalk repairs. More permanent landscaping will be added when the street and sidewalk repairs are completed.

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RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek see residual impact from GSP location
SEP 20, 2014

GSP held a symbolic ribbon cutting for RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek Brewery and Hudson Brands Friday at GSP. Left to right: GSP Commissioner Bill Barnet, GSP President/CEO Dave Edwards, GSP Commissioner Minor Shaw, RJ Rockers owner Mark Johnsen, Thomas Creek owner Tom Davis, MSE Branded Foods President Jack Hough and Hudson News General Manager Jim Coleman.
 
 

RJ Rockers and Thomas Creek Brewery owners are seeing residual benefits from their brand launched restaurants on the concourse at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.

Mark Johnsen, owner of RJ Rockers, and Tom Davis, owner of Thomas Creek Brewery, were part of a symbolic ribbon cutting with Hudson and MSE Brands Friday at GSP. The restaurants opened July 14.

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VIDEO: See Chris Brown share his life-saving story on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
SEP 18, 2014

Chris Brown, a Greer postal service carrier, talks with Ellen DeGeneres how he miraculously saved Eli, son of Stephanie Cooper.
 
 

Read Chris Brown’s story.

Stephanie Cooper, Eli, her one year old son, and Christopher Brown – their mailman, joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to talk about how Chris miraculously saved Eli’s life.

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Greer hero appears on Ellen Degeneres Show Thursday
SEP 17, 2014

Greer US Postal Service carrier Chris Brown saved infant's life with Heimlach maneuver.
 
 
 

Chris Brown, a Greer postal worker who saved an infant’s life last month, will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday at 4 p.m. on WYFF-TV.

Brown performed a Heimlach maneuver on a child who ingested a plastic bag that blocked his air passages. The child expelled the bag and did not require any medical attention.

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Dave Ramsey: Just say no to your friends
SEP 17, 2014

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Some friends recently offered me a timeshare. It’s an older place on the beach, and they’ve had it for about 20 years. I’d have to pay a transfer fee of $100, plus a yearly association fee of $500. I know you’re not a big fan of timeshares, but does this deal sound okay?

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