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New trash day for half of city residents begin Monday
JUN 30, 2015

Half of the residents in the city of Greer face new trash pickup dates beginning Monday.
 

Half of the City of Greer’s residents will have a new trash day beginning Monday.

Steve Serafino of Ace Environmental, the city’s residential collection vendor, told City Council Tuesday two new trucks, at a cost of $389,000 each, will also mean same-day collection of trash containers, recyclables and brush.

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Greer's Booher is independent auto's National Quality Dealer of Year
JUN 30, 2015

Darla Booher of Greer accepts the National Quality Dealer Award from (left to right) Cox Automotive’s Kevin Filan, NADA Used Car Guide’s Mike Stanton and NIADA executive vice president Steve Jordan at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
 

By ANDY FRIEDLANDER

Special to GreerToday.com

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Games, comics store opening Saturday at The Depot
JUN 30, 2015

Platform 42, a games and comics store, opens Saturday at The Depot.
 

Game day will take on a different connotation in downtown Greer.

Platform 42 is opening a games, comics and collectibles shop at The Depot, 300 Randall Street Suite E. A 12-hour, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. opening is scheduled on Saturday.

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Dave Ramsey says: Pause investing for a luxury
JUN 29, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Where should you save for large expenditures when you’re doing the Baby Steps?

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Refurbished vehicle by D & D helps family improve quality of life
JUN 26, 2015

Fredericka Davenport was given the keys to a refurbished 2004 Ford Explorer in a ceremony at D & D Motors by Skip Davenport, President/GM.
 

Fredericka Davenport could hardly contain the smile on her face.

The usually reserved single mother of three teenage children was presented with the keys to a refurbished 2004 Ford Explorer in a ceremony at D & D Motors on Friday morning.

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Grain Loft moving near downtown
JUN 25, 2015

The Grain Loft is moving to 610 North Main Street. 
 
 

The Grain Loft is moving to 610 North Main Street.

The Grain Loft will move from 1987 S. Highway 101 to the site of a vacant car wash with the building that will undergo a rebuild.

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Standard Textile hiring for numerous positions at Union facility
JUN 25, 2015

Standard Textile hiring for numerous positions at Union facility

Founded in 1940, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality and service. With more than 70 patents, its products are engineered to deliver durability, longevity and value. A vertically integrated company, Standard Textile is a leading global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. We offer environmentally friendly products, friendly and diverse co-workers, and a strong commitment to ethical business conduct.

 

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Chamber earns Award of Excellence for its 'Membership Manual'
JUN 23, 2015

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce earned the Award of Excellence for its “Membership Manual” in the Advertising and Marketing division by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
 
 

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has have been honored with the Award of Excellence in the category of Advertising and Marketing by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

The Chamber was recognized for its “Membership Manual,” which was also recently named the Best Advertising and Marketing piece by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE).

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Greer Chamber supports removal of Confederate flag from State House grounds
JUN 23, 2015

Greer Chamber supports removal of Confederate flag from State House grounds

In the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has proven itself to be as resilient a state as it is caring. The horrific shooting has caused many to question the presence of a confederate flag on State House grounds, and while our main focus is, and will continue to be, the victims and their families, opportunities for change should not be disregarded.   

At 4 o’clock yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from State House grounds. While we understand the flag represents heritage to some, to many, it represents hurt. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Board voted to support the removal of such a divisive symbol from our state grounds, and hope the necessary steps to complete this process will be taken swiftly so an already grieving state may continue to heal.

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Allen Bennett site to be razed, council will act on demolition bid
JUN 23, 2015

The side view of Allen Bennett Hospital with Wade Hampton Blvd. at the top and Memorial Drive Extension at the bottom.
 

Allen Bennett Hospital and the Roger Huntington Nursing Home will be demolished. “The building needs to come down,” Mayor Rick Danner said.

And City Council vote 7-0 Tuesday night to bring it down.

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Danner, Griffin say it's time for Confederate flag to be removed from Capitol
JUN 22, 2015

Rev. Samuel McPherson, presiding elder of Abbeville-Greenwood District of AME Church, offered a prayer on Monday. McPherson said he knew six of the nine victims killed last week.
 
 

• Sen. Tim Scott's statement.

A prayer by Rev. Steve Watson at a public vigil at Maple Creek Missionary Baptist Church Monday implored, “Don’t allow the death of those nine individuals to be in vain.”

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Customers treated to picnic lunch at Greer State Bank
JUN 21, 2015

Customers treated to picnic lunch at Greer State Bank

A picnic was held Friday for Greer State Bank customers at its home office on Poinsett Street.

Richard Medlock, interim president and CEO, made the rounds with customers. Bank employees served as hosts.

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Ryan's contributes to DAV, introduces game room as rebranding continues
JUN 20, 2015

Greg Beehner, blue shirt, vice president of operations for Ovation Brands, presents Preston Johnson of the Disabled American Veterans a $500 check at Ryan's . Attending the presentation and ribbon cutting are Mark Owens, left, president/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, veteran Jimmie Jordan, district marketing manager Ryan Knoblauch, red shirt, and Jeff Engst, Ryan's general manager.
 
 

Preston Johnson enjoyed receiving a check for the Disabled American Veterans as much as Greg Beehner making the donation.

Beehner, vice president for operations for Ovation Brands, headquartered in Greer, presented Johnson, the commander of the DAV Chapter 39, a $500 donation Thursday at the continued branding of Ryan’s, the family-style buffet restaurant, and the introduction of a game room.

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Inland port surpasses record rail moves in May, more expected in FY2016
JUN 19, 2015

The facility has handled 51,671-rail moves fiscal year to date, already surpassing initial volume projections for five years of terminal operations.
 

The Greer Inland Port set record volumes in May, with 5,845 rail moves.

The facility has handled 51,671-rail moves fiscal year to date, already surpassing initial volume projections for five years of terminal operations.

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CBL Foundation supports Greer workforce
JUN 19, 2015

Front row: Paul J. Rogers/ CBL Chairman and Steve Hand/Director, Quick Jobs For The Future. Back row, left to right, are CBL Directors Ralph W. Johnson III, I. James Jr., W. Terry Dobson, Hayne P. Griffin Jr., Benjamin B. Waters III, Jennifer Jones and CBL Executive Vice President. Holding the check are: Mikelle Porter/Benson Campus Coordinator and J. Thomas Johnson, CBL President/CEO.
 

The CBL Charitable Foundation awarded a $7,500 donation to the Greenville Tech Foundation’s “Quick Jobs For the Future” training program.

It’s the fourth year in a row that the Foundation has given funding that will be used to provide scholarships to assist Greer area students who are in the program.

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Gowdy, Scott co-author Trade Promotion Authority stand on transparency
JUN 17, 2015

Rep. Trey Gowdy spoke at the sold out Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce First Friday luncheon on June 7.

By Rep. Trey Gowdy & Sen. Tim Scott

International trade accounts for more than one in five jobs in South Carolina, and in the Upstate alone exports support more than 64,000 jobs. To put it simply, our state is a trading powerhouse.

Whether it's exporting automobiles or agricultural products, producing tires and turbines or powering a manufacturing renaissance, our workers can compete with anyone, anywhere.

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Dave Ramsey: Work toward a goal, avoid financial danger
JUN 16, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

We’re debt-free including our home. My husband is a man of faith, but a bit of a dreamer. He has written several inspirational books that haven’t sold, but he feels this and public speaking are his calling. He wants us to sell the house, and live on the proceeds for a year, while he pursues this dream. What do you think of the idea?

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BMW job seekers overflow SC Works and MAU
JUN 16, 2015

Lakendra Gore drove from Gastonia to get a job interview Monday at SC Works at McAlister Square on Pleasantburg Drive.
 

Lakendra Gore was among hundreds of applicants earning an immediate interview for a possible job with BMW Manufacturing in Greer.

SC Works at McAlister and MAU on Pelham Road are looking to interview 1,000 applicants for hundreds of jobs, many with immediate openings at BMW.

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Sen. Graham: I would win audition for commander in chief
JUN 16, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham toured Honeywell International Monday. The facility makes parts and repairs engines for the Chinook helicopter (background) and the Army’s Abrams tank.
 
 

An audition for the commander in chief would have one clear-cut winner, according to South Carolina’s senior senator.

“I should win the part,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said after touring Honeywell International Inc. in Greer Monday.

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BMW X sales lead record May, report has electric SUV to be built in Greer
JUN 14, 2015

BMW X sales lead record May, report has electric SUV to be built in Greer

There’s nothing but good news driving BMW’s Greer plant.

A huge hiring event begins Monday, with a goal of 1,000 interviews by Friday, the Greer-produced X family of SUV’s is leading BMW Global to all-time monthly and year-to-date sales records and reports out of Germany suggest Greer will build an electric SUV.

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