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Parkkhonen, owner of concrete company, dies. He was 41.
MAY 19, 2017

Karl David Parkkonen, owner of Aspen Concrete Contractors, died Wednesday. He was 41.

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Karl David Parkkonen, owner of Aspen Concrete Contractors, died Wednesday. He was 41.

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Greer port on track for obliterating rail moves record
MAY 18, 2017

Greer port on track for obliterating rail moves record

If it sounds like a broken record – it is. The Greer Inland Port continues it monthly record growth.

• 11,125 rail moves was the strongest April on record.

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Women's Leadership Institute recognizes class of 2017
MAY 17, 2017

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of Furman University recognized the Class of 2017 graduates.
 

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of Furman University recognized the following Class of 2017 graduates:

Cindy Benjamin-LS3P Associates, Ltd.

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Dave Ramsey: Would never advise someone to get or keep mortgage for tax deduction
MAY 16, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are looking at buying a new home. We’ve been really blessed with our finances, and we’re at a point where we can pay cash for a new house and still have plenty of money in the bank. Should we do this, or is it a better idea to get a mortgage for the tax deduction?

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Students paint scenic mural for hearing patients
MAY 8, 2017

Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville donated their time and talent to paint a mural for hearing patients at Clarity.
 

Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville donated their time and talent to paint a mural for hearing patients at Clarity, a partner with the Center for Developmental Services (CDS).

The art students, under the direction of Deborah Pickard, painted a beach scene representing the South Carolina coastline.  

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Highest monthly volume of rail moves reported at Greer Port
MAY 8, 2017

Highest monthly volume of rail moves reported at Greer Port

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced today its strongest April container volumes on record, including the Greer Inland Port.

Greer’s port experienced its highest April in the facility's history, with 11,125 rail moves last month. Greer has seen tremendous growth of 27.6 percent this fiscal year, with 95,999 rail moves handled to date. 

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Caliber North Business Park is full, Caliber Ridge is half full
MAY 4, 2017

Caliber North Business Park has reached 100 percent occupancy with its 171,600 square-feet of space (2988 Green Road).
 

Caliber North Business Park has reached 100 percent occupancy with its 171,600 square-feet of space (2988 Green Road).

The Liberty Property Trust is also putting the final touches on the first of two planned buildings at the adjacent Caliber Ridge Business Park in Greer.

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Furman's $1.7 million solar facility goes online, supplies power to campus
MAY 3, 2017

After nearly eight months of preparation and the installation of 2,994 solar panels, Furman University’s new $1.7 million solar facility has gone online and is supplying electrical power to the campus.
 

After nearly eight months of preparation and the installation of 2,994 solar panels, Furman University’s new $1.7 million solar facility has gone online and is supplying electrical power to the campus.

The solar farm, which is located on six acres of land near the main campus entrance on Poinsett Highway, is the largest solar installation on a college campus in South Carolina. The university announced its plans to construct the solar facility in August 2016.

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CPW splits Easter Egg Hunt proceeds with Greer Relief and Greer Community Ministries
MAY 3, 2017

Left to right: Bill Roughton and Caroline Robertson of Greer Relief, CPW General Manager Michael Richard, and Stephen Smith and Krista Gibson of Greer Community Ministries.
 
 
 
 

Greer Relief and Greer Community Ministries representatives were each granted checks of $772.50 at the CPW Commissioners meeting.

The $1,545 proceeds were from the Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by CPW.

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Lewis joins Assure Alliance network
MAY 3, 2017

Steve Lewis has joined the Assure Alliance network as an independent agent.
 

Steve Lewis has joined the Assure Alliance network as an independent agent.

“Steve Lewis and Security First Insurance, LLC bring over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry,” Jeff Swanson, regional president at Assure Alliance, said. “Steve also serves as a continuing education instructor and independent agency consultant and was also recently featured in the 'Rough Notes' insurance trade journal.”

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