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Road repairs are scheduled beginning this week for southbound lane of Highway 14
OCT 31, 2016

Road repairs are scheduled beginning this week for southbound lane of Highway 14

Road repairs and repaving the outside southbound lane of Highway 14 from Highway 29/Wade Hampton Blvd. to McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy near Poinsett Street will be performed Nov. 4 – 18.

Drivers should expect delays, according to the announcement by Greer Commission of Public Works. The contract price is $193,000, according to CPW.

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Big Thursday: Collegiate chairs and baskets up for bid at live auction
OCT 28, 2016

Clemson chairs will be up for bid at the live auction at Big Thursday.
 

• Handmade USC Gamecocks quilt

• Crafts take center stage.

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Halloween Hoopla at City Park Saturday; See video from Trick or Treat on Trade
OCT 28, 2016

 • Trick or Treat on Trade gallery

Halloween Hoopla is the second Halloween event this week hosted in downtown Greer. Saturday’s event is at City Park.

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Gold's Gym is building a fitness center in Greer
OCT 27, 2016

Gold's Gym is building a fitness center in the former Bloom grocery store at 1207 West Wade Hampton Blvd.
 
 

Gold’s Gym is opening a fitness center in Greer.

The $3.6 million, 38,985-square-foot fitness center will be located in the vacated former Bloom grocery store at 1207 West Wade Hampton Blvd.

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Big Thursday: Crafts take center stage when doors open
OCT 27, 2016

Greer decorations.
 
 

• More Big Thursday items

Big Thursday is a great time to purchase home and Christmas décor.

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Lowes opening second greater Greer store, at Pelham and Old Boiling Springs Roads
OCT 26, 2016

Lowes opening second greater Greer store, at Pelham and Old Boiling Springs Roads

Lowes Foods has announced the location of its second greater Greer market store. 

The grocery store will be located at 2702 Pelham Road, across from QuikTrip and at the southwest quadrant of Pelham and Boiling Springs Roads.

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GHS physician, CenteringPregnancy program recognized with $100,000 McNulty Prize
OCT 26, 2016

Dr. Amy Crockett, a maternal-fetal medicine physician with Greenville Health System, was named the winner of the prestigious John P. McNulty Prize for her leadership in reducing preterm births in South Carolina.
 

Dr. Amy Crockett, a maternal-fetal medicine physician with Greenville Health System, was named the winner of the prestigious John P. McNulty Prize for her leadership in reducing preterm births in South Carolina by expanding access to CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care. 

The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, helps to further these efforts.

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Tube Dudes are coming to Greer to share the power of the smile
OCT 26, 2016

George Gerber of Sarasota, Fla., is the creator of Tube Dude.
 

The Tube Dudes are coming to Greer and bringing the power of the smile.

Scott Gerber is the internationally acclaimed artist behind the creation of colorful, steel, tube-like, stick figures in poses that are modeled toward a community’s theme.

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Big Thursday: Handmade USC Gamecocks quilt donated to GCM for live auction
OCT 26, 2016

The Peach Patchers Quilt Guild donated a handmade Gamecock quilt to Greer Community Ministries’ Big Thursday event. Quilters from left: Betty Reid, Martha White, Leigh Radlein, Lois Bruckner, Pilar Anderson, Sandy Bridwell, and Joan Gilstrap.
 

The Peach Patchers Quilt Guild presented a handmade University of South Carolina Gamecock quilt to Greer Community Ministries for the BigThursday live auction.

Quilters Betty Reid and Martha White provided the material, with Reid making the quilt top and Myrtle Hamby finishing the quilt.

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Halloween on Trade turned out to be a candy bonanza for trick or treaters
OCT 25, 2016

Stella Ross White hands out candy dressed as an Icee drink. Her grandfather, Mike Bullock, hands out candy at his barber shop.
 

• See gallery here, if you dare.

Trick or treat on Trade has come and gone.

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Trick or treat: Children will be all dressed up haunting downtown Greer
OCT 24, 2016

One of the most original costumes last year was this Shake and Bake design.
 

It’s trick-or-treat on Trade Street and its connecting downtown streets Tuesday.

The annual candy fest, which appears to be doubling each year, officially begins at 5 – 8 p.m.

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Guardian Building Products acquires major assets of Hawkeye Building Distributors
OCT 24, 2016

Guardian Building Products acquires major assets of Hawkeye Building Distributors

Guardian Building Products (GBP) has acquired the major business assets of Hawkeye Building Distributors. 

Hawkeye Building Distributors is a two-step distributor of building material and hardline, roofing and millwork products serving independent retail lumber yards in the Midwest. 

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CPW completes downtown LED lighting project, customers facing new Rental Light Service agreement
OCT 24, 2016

This is a night photo on Wade Hampton Boulevard showing the completed lighting project.
 

You can see streetscapes and businesses in downtown Greer more clearly now at night.

The City of Greer and Greer Commission of Public Works partnered on the just completed Greer Gateway Lighting Project replacing existing street lights with LEDs. The city purchased the lights and CPW installed the new fixtures. 

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Inland Port rail moves continue record pace, expansion options studied
OCT 20, 2016

Inland Port rail moves continue record pace, expansion options studied

As the Greer Inland Port continues to set new rail moves records each month a decision is being made where expansion should occur and when.

Rail volume at the port increased 18.6 percent during the first quarter, with 26,216 moves handled since July, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced today.

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Greenville Chamber of Commerce announces 2017 Board of Directors
OCT 20, 2016

The Greenville Chamber has announced its 2017 Board of Directors.

Brenda Thames, who will serve as the 2017 Board Chair, received approval at the Chamber’s monthly board meeting for the 2017 volunteer leadership line-up on Thursday.

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Swamp Rabbit Brewery wins national medal for 'Numbskull' brew in Great American Beer Festival
OCT 19, 2016

Numbskull, brewed at the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom, won the silver medal in the Great American Beer Festival in the bock beer category.
 
 

A Travelers Rest brewery won a silver medal in the Bock beer category at the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver earlier this month.

Numbskull, brewed at the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom, won the silver medal from among 36 entries in the bock category.

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International Mold investing $6.2 million, 60 jobs in Greer
OCT 18, 2016

International Mold Corporation is establishing a new manufacturing operation in Greer.
 

International Mold Corporation, a Michigan-based aluminum design and build company, is establishing a new manufacturing operation in Greer. The project at 865 Victory Hill Road is expected to bring $6.2 million in new investment and create 60 new jobs.

IMC offers a comprehensive variety of services, including aluminum injection, reaction injection molding (RIM) and blow mold design and build services, as well as engineering, in-house tryouts, in-house low-volume production runs, prototype and low-volume production assembly, 3-D laser scanning, reverse engineering scanning, logistics.

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Lifted: Boil water advisory in Taylors, reports Greer CPW
OCT 18, 2016

Lifted: Boil water advisory in Taylors, reports Greer CPW

The boil water advisory has been lifted in Taylors, the Greer Commission of Public Works announced Thursday.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

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Dave Ramsey talks about being young, jobless and scared
OCT 18, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m 23, and I lost a good job a few days ago due to layoffs. My wife has been a stay-at-home mom with our 10-month-old daughter, and we have very little in the way of savings. What can we do to keep our heads above water?

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Fatz Cafe parent company names Joe Mazany president and CEO
OCT 18, 2016

Jim Mazany has been named president and CEO of Fatz Cafe parent Cafe Enterprises Inc.
 

Fatz Cafe parent Cafe Enterprises Inc. has named Jim Mazany, former president of Joe’s Crab Shack, its next president and CEO.

Mazany is a 30-year industry veteran who has also held senior leadership roles at TGI Fridays and Applebee’s. He takes over at the Taylors-based casual dining chain for Chris Thomas, who stepped down to “pursue other opportunities.”

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