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Bulgarian family celebrates New Year's in two time zones
DEC 31, 2013

Valentin Kuzev, his wife, Sonya, and son, Valentin Jr., celebrated the Bulgarian New Year with relatives via Skype. The Kuzevs are chatting with Sonya's grandmother, Valentina Petkova.

Valentin Kuzev smiled when he told customers at Atlanta Bread Company on Pelham Road he was going to celebrate the arrival of 2014 twice.

“I’m going to celebrate at 5 o’clock at home, in Bulgaria, and here,” he said.

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Chief Reynolds: 'Do not drink and drive. There is no reason to do that.'
DEC 31, 2013

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds is putting drunk drivers on notice.

“Drinking and driving. Absolutely not. Don’t do it,” Reynolds told GreerToday.com in his annual warning to revelers on New Year’s Eve who drink and drive.

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Arvie Bennett Jr. plays last concert Saturday, statement talks about abuse
DEC 20, 2013

Arvie Bennett Jr. announced he is taking a hiatus from performing to finish writing a book. 

Arvie Bennett Jr. will play his final concert Saturday at the Stomping Grounds from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Bennett, the lead vocals in the Arvie Jr. Band, said he is taking a hiatus to complete a book he is writing.

Bennett said he made a formal announcement to offset any other speculation or rumors why the band is ending its performances.

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Burch hearing as many stories as he's selling at book signings
DEC 16, 2013

Buzzy Stewart and Leland Burch share a hearty laugh Monday during a book signing at Rosie's. Stewart bought four books.

Leland Burch held his third book signing Monday and came away with as many new stories as the ones he has published in “Greer SC The Center of the Universe”.

At each signing Burch and purchasers of his book reflect on Greer in the past and during the Burch family's successful tenure as owners of the local newspaper until its sale to out of town buyers in 2008.

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Riverside band award 'Best' in Poinsettia Parade
DEC 12, 2013

The Riverside High School Marching Band was awarded Best Band in the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade.

Riverside played “Here Comes Santa Claus” just in front of Santa’s float. The band was among 12 performing. Riverside has 150 students in its band.

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Greer Christmas Parade lineup
DEC 6, 2013

The lineup for Sunday’s Greer Christmas Parade beginning at 2:30 at the Clock Restaurant on Poinsett Street.

The unit number and name of the entry are:

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Leland Burch introduces his first book
DEC 6, 2013

Leland Burch and his wife, Margaret, at Thursday's book signing at the Grove at Pennington.

The book signing for Leland Burch’s “Greer, SC The Center of the Universe” was an entertaining evening complete with the humor of readings, song and some friendly roasts Thursday.

The invitation only event at the Grove at Pennington didn’t stop four party crashers who didn’t want to miss the long-time editor of the Greer Citizen introduce his first book to family and life-long friends.

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Merry Christmas Pageant winners get a ride in Sunday's parade
DEC 5, 2013

The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant winners joined Miss Greater Greer and Teen and their princesses for this group photo. They are back row, left to right: Taylor Ross, 2013 Miss Greater Greer Teen, Abby Styles, Heather Cox, Darby Dial, Anna Roberson and Lanie Hudson, 2013 Miss Greater Greer. Front row, l-r: Katerina Costa (Princess), Harper Cheatham, Ashley Hodge and Ensley Karow (Princess).

The inaugural Miss Merry Christmas Pageant crowned winners in several age groups and as their reward will ride in Sunday’s Greer Christmas Parade.

Age division winners were:

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Mayor Danner is Grand Marshal for Christmas Parade
DEC 5, 2013

Mayor Rick Danner is the Grand Marshal for the Greer Christmas Parade Sunday. The parade begins at 2:30 at Clock restaurant.

Greer Mayor Rick Danner is “Home for the Holidays” and is the Grand Marshal in the Greer Christmas Parade Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Greer Relief, the organizer for this year’s event, made the announcement today.

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Walmart holiday commercial opens with snow-covered City Park
DEC 4, 2013

This is an opening frame of Lily’s Walmart Christmas Commercial with Taylor Swift singing

What are the chances a holiday Walmart national television commercial, featuring Taylor Swift would open with a Christmas snow scene from Greer City Park?

Well, it would be as much a long shot as a snowball’s chance . . .

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