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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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Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny
AUG 9, 2018

Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny

Sam Bush bears his soul when he performs.

“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” Bush said in his bio. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes – I just become part of the music.”

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Thumbs up! Guthrie makes it to live round
AUG 1, 2018

Noah Guthrie sang the Allman Brother’s Band’s “Whipping Post” in the judges cuts round Tuesday.
 

Greer’s Noah Guthrie made the judges cuts on Tuesday night’s “America’s Got Talent”.

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Guthrie to appear on 'America's Got Talent'
JUL 31, 2018

Noah Guthrie, 24, from Greer, will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.
 

Noah Guthrie will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.

It will be Guthrie’s second appearance on the show. Guthrie, 24, appeared June 12 performing his rendition of Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” during his audition. 

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Greer parade: Patriotic fashion, music. Neighbors celebrate July 4th
JUL 4, 2018

Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 

It was a perfect morning for the annual Arlington-Davenport July 4th Parade.

Mayor Rick Danner, a parade organizer, introduced his first grandchild, Ruby. Police Chief Matt Hamby led the parade in a Greer Police Department vehicle blaring patriotic music along the one-mile scenic route and scores of children wore red, white and blue fashion while some showed off their wheels. Dogs walked patiently with their best friend and some were carried. There was barking, but none got entangled.

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2018-2019 schedule
JUL 1, 2018

Kory Vrieze conducts the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

The Foothills Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Vrieze has set its 2018-2019 season schedule.

• Dec 15: Christmas Concert & Toys for Tots Drive. 7:30 p.m. Riverside First Baptist Church.

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Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is
JUN 30, 2018

Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is

Date

Saturday, June 30

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Small business owner exhibiting at Nashville Music Show
JUN 23, 2018

Cody Fields has a new line of three preamp and direct input pedals, one each for acoustic, bass, and electric guitars, is now available.
 

An Upstate small business owner is taking his next big step by exhibiting at the Summer National Association of Music Merchants Show in Nashville from June 28-30.

Cody Fields, a Lyman, native and owner of Noseminster, builds three guitar effects brands out of his home, going so far as to powdercoat in his laundry room. Each of his brands fills a different niche to both diversify his offerings and cast a wider net on the industry.

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Please don't meet us by accident this summer
JUN 19, 2018

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN

“Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” 

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Benson Classic Car Show moves to August
JUN 18, 2018

Benson Classic Car Show moves to August

The 12th Annual Benson Classic Car Show benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The SC Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is helping plan the event that raises funds for Meals on Wheels and other GCM programs.

The family-friendly event is free to the public. Car registration is $20 and is available online at gcminc.org under the events tab. Registration is also available on the day of the event. The Chuck Truck, Henry’s Hog Hauler, and Sno Hut have committed to be at the car show selling burger and barbecue plates and shaved ice. A free figure-8 inflatable obstacle course and carnival games for kids will be on site. DJ George Morrow will provide music and Greenville Health System nurses will offer free blood pressure checks and stroke education.

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Musicians Arvie and Bunny Bennett return to Greer to revisit fans and friends
JUN 12, 2018

Arvie Bennett

It has been almost two years since singer/songwriter, Arvie Bennett Jr. and wife Bunny relocated from South Carolina to just outside of Nashville to further their musical career. The path toward their goals has been a long and winding one with lots of detours.

First, Arvie and Bunny decided to give away nearly all of their material possessions in order to live simply and eliminate debt so that Arvie could be a full-time musician. They hired Amish builders to create the shell of a tiny cabin, and then they completed the rest of the interior by themselves.  

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Greer pianists scored highest in Carolinas competition
JUN 5, 2018

L-R: Kay Young (piano instructor), Grace Besser, Victoria Conner and Sandy Poole (presenter).

Two Greer students recorded the highest score at the Piano Performers Spring Music Guild competition that included pianists from South Carolina and North Carolina.

Grace Besser and Victoria Conner achieved the highest score in music theory and piano performance. This is only the second time in 21 years that a student from Greer has achieved this honor, according to the Greer Recreation Department that offers piano classes and exhibitions.

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American Legion Post 115 to host Memorial Day Service, Family Fun Day
MAY 25, 2018

American Legion Post 115 to host Memorial Day Service, Family Fun Day

American Legion Post 115 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 115 in Greer will host a Memorial Day Service and Family Fun Day from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at Victor Veterans Memorial Park.

 Greer Mayor Rick Danner will be among the special guests, including the Commanders of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion for the Department of South Carolina and the president of the American Legion Auxiliary for the Department of South Carolina. 

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Trip to Normandy led to Memorial Day song honoring heroes
MAY 23, 2018

“I think that this is an apt message for Memorial Day as we honor those who gave everything so that all Americans can live free.”“Remember Us”, written by Randy Hatcher
 
 

What started as a trip to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial last fall, has turned into a song about honoring our nation’s heroes and patriotic legacy for a long-time Augusta resident.

“Remember Us”, was written by Randy Hatcher and released as a song by a group of Nashville musicians led by Rich Eckhardt, the lead guitar player for Toby Keith.

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Upstate feels like a second home to O'Hurley
MAY 19, 2018

John O'Hurley putts as his wife, Lisa, watches in the background Saturday at Thornblade Club.
 

The inaugural BMW Pro-Am Celebrity Softball game played Tuesday night at Fluor Field almost cost the golf tournament one of its most ardent participants.

John O’Hurley, known for the role of J. Peterman on the sitcom “Seinfeld”, tore his hamstring during the game. “I took a wide turn coming around third and popped a hamstring,” O’Hurley said Friday after his round at Thornblade Club.

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Celebrity rotation set for BMW Pro-Am
MAY 12, 2018

Aaron Rodgers. of the Green Bay Packers, will return to play in next week's BMW Pro-Am golf tournament
 

Aaron Rodgers, of the Green Bay Packers, acclaimed actor Don Cheadle and Golf Channel’s Morning Drive co-host Paige Mackenzie are among over 30 celebrities who will tee off next week at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Thornblade Club, Furman University Golf Club and The Cliffs Valley.

The course rotations for the celebrities were announced Saturday.

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Star and Huck, miniature horses, are mascots for WEG
MAY 12, 2018

Star and Huck are the mascots of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018.

The mascots for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 are two miniature horses named Star and Huck.

Star and Huck were adopted in 2016 by Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, managing partners of Tryon Equestrian Partners, after being rescued by the Peeps Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing miniature horses and giving them a forever home. The duo has been inseparable since adoption, and have been regular fan favorites at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), where the WEG is being held this September, since they began attending events there in 2017.

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Highly recognized BIN112 restaurant closes in downtown Greer
APR 10, 2018

Highly recognized BIN112 restaurant closes in downtown Greer

BIN112,  a star on Greer’s Trade Street for many years, has closed.

Jason Clark, owner of BIN112, will keep his companion downtown restaurant, Strip Club 104 A Steak House, at 104 E. Poinsett St., open, GreerToday.com has learned.

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Vertical Horizon headlines Family Fest
APR 6, 2018

Vertical Horizon was formed in the 1990s and is best known for the 1999 hit single, “Everything You Want”. 
 

Vertical Horizon an American alternative rock band, is the headline performers for the 34th annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest May 4-5 throughout downtown Greer.

The band formed in the 90s is best known for the 1999 hit single, “Everything You Want”. Their most recent album, “The Lost Mile” was released on Feb. 23. Vertical Horizon will perform May 5 at 8 p.m.

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Host your own royal wedding viewing tea party
APR 2, 2018

Perhaps the Royal wedding cake will look something like this, with fresh flowers.

Celebrate the marriage between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by indulging in their favorite things during your royal wedding viewing party on Saturday, May 19. From what to serve, sip and slip into that morning, Tetley Tea — the other British royal-tea that’s won over Americans — has got you covered. 

 Host a royal wedding viewing party. Here’s what to serve, sip and slip into

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