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Veterans Career Day at City Hall today
NOV 12, 2018

A Veterans Career Fair is scheduled Monday, (Nov. 12) from 1 – 6:30 p.m. at Greer City Hall.

The event will include professional development workshops, a job fair and a networking hour for all participants and employers.

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Dave Ramsey: Recommends dental insurance for kids
NOV 7, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Should I keep buying dental insurance for my kids, or is it just a gimmick?

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Inland Port celebrates 5th anniversary with record growth
OCT 19, 2018

Inland Port celebrates 5th anniversary with record growth

The Greer Inland Port celebrates its fifth anniversary with continued record rail lifts.

There were 8,890 rail moves in September raising the year-to-date total to 30,670.

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Dave Ramsey: Pay it off!
OCT 18, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I can’t decide what to do about my car. I owe $8,000 on it, and I have the cash to pay it off with plenty left over. One of my co-workers said I shouldn’t pay it off, because I have a very low interest rate on the loan. What do you think?

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Highway becomes home for Swift trucker
OCT 4, 2018

The highway has become home for Andrew Shaffer, a truck driver for Swift Transportation headquartered in Greer.
 

By GEORGIA GAY

A long stretch of highway crammed with vehicles, most eagerly trying to get to their destinations, may be a big inconvenience to some. For Andrew Shaffer, it’s his job.

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How to tell if your vehicle or one you are looking to buy has flood damage
SEP 20, 2018

How to tell if your vehicle or one you are looking to buy has flood damage

AAA Carolinas is providing tips for spotting vehicle flooding for Carolinians returning to their property after evacuating for Hurricane Florence.

“Thankfully, the water is beginning to recede in many areas across the Carolinas, but that can be deceiving to those returning to their homes for the first time who may think their cars were not affected in the heavy rainfall when in reality, they may have been,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson.

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GSP breaks ground on $30 million air cargo facilities
SEP 10, 2018

 Groundbreaking for the new cargo facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was held Monday.
 
 

A $30 million cargo facility is being built at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport that will bring a significant increase in cargo, jobs and will be able to accommodate several large aircraft at the same time.

The 110,000-square-foot warehouse and 13-acre cargo ramp are scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. It will be able to accommodate three Boeing 747-800 aircraft simultaneously.

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces staff additions
SEP 5, 2018

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce adds two new members to its team. Mark King joins the organization as interim president/CEO and Josh Shaffer will join the Chamber as director of membership development.

 A former chairman of the board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, King will serve as acting chief executive officer while the Chamber’s selection committee searches for a permanent successor. King is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Seminary. He is certified in QuickBooks software, and started his own business, King Consulting, in 2005.

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Dave Ramsey: Paying off credit cards
AUG 31, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards?

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Long-time Greer insurance agency B.A. Bennett merged into Countybanc
AUG 27, 2018

B.A. Bennett Insurance has been merged into the Countybanc Insurance family in a merging of their services. This transition will becomes effective Sept. 4 with an office located at 103 North Main Street in Greer. 

B.A. Bennett was founded in Greer in 1923, servicing the Upstate through auto, home, business, and life insurance offerings. The company has provided solutions and protection for local consumers, families and businesses, based upon a personal and positive one-on-one approach. 

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Foster Walker joins Sherman College
AUG 23, 2018

Valida Foster Walker has joined Sherman College of Chiropractic senior director of institutional advancement and public relations.
 

Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, named Valida Foster Walker as senior director of institutional advancement and public relations.

With more than 13 years of experience creating and supporting solutions for leading nonprofit, corporate, media and educational organizations, Foster Walker is highly skilled in multi-level project management, marketing communications, major gifts development, public relations, coaching and delivering high-impact presentations. 

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NGU offers new opportunities in professional development
AUG 21, 2018

Beginning in the Fall of this year, North Greenville University’s Greer campus will add new professional development opportunities, including seminars and professional certificates consisting of 8-week courses.

 Professional development at NGU is designed both for current business professionals, church leaders, and nonprofit workers who want to continue learning new skills and knowledge they need to excel in their positions.

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Aretha Franklin 'memorial' boards featured by local ad agency
AUG 17, 2018

Two Aretha Franklin “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors.
 

Billboards along southbound I-85 near Pelham Road memorialized Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who died Thursday at age 76 of pancreatic cancer.

Two “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors. One featured Franklin with the text, “Forever & ever, you’ll stay in our hearts”. A second has the letters “r e s p e c t” with an image of Franklin between the s and p.

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Dave Ramsey: Husband-wife miscommunication concerning kids
AUG 14, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are not on the same page when it comes to money and our two teenage daughters. I think they should be learning the value of work and money, but she doesn’t want them to work. She regularly hands them spending money and buys them expensive gifts. I want our girls to have some nice things, but this is starting to cause problems in our relationship. Do you have any advice?

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Record July at Inland Port Greer
AUG 13, 2018

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves.
 

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority. The port is beginning its fifth year of full-scale operation.

By the numbers:

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Doubling down: Frontier flights from GSP increases and it hasn't had a departure
AUG 8, 2018

Flights from GSP and Orlando will be operated on the 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
 

Frontier Airlines has not had a departure or arrival at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) yet, but it’s already expanding service.

Starting Nov. 19, the airline will double its flights to Orlando, Fla., from twice a week to four times a week.

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Veteran's home gets solar panel system, installation
AUG 5, 2018

David and MichelleHill's  home received solar panel system with installation.
 
 

A Greer veteran’s home was provided a solar panel system with installation from an upstate roofing company.

David Hill, a military veteran and his wife, Michelle are expected to save more than $1,000 annually in energy costs, according to Guy Roofing, the company that donated and installed the system.

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Calendar coming to a new fast food barnyard
AUG 5, 2018

Bojangles' will produce a 2019 free calendar in a digital format and food coupons.
 

When the cows come home in 2019, they will be herded to a new barnyard.

Bojangles' will produce a Barnyard Calendar with 12 discount coupons available for free in an electronic printable format.

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Looking for a raise? 'Start with Humility and Gratitude'
AUG 5, 2018

Ken Coleman

BY KEN COLEMAN

Question: I’ve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years I’ve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. It’s getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise without jeopardizing my career?

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Dave Ramsey: Finding responsible renters
AUG 1, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m a landlord, and I own a few houses and duplexes around town. Recently, I made the mistake of renting to some tenants who were not respectful of my property. Do you have any tips for selecting good renters?

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