A telemarketer's to-dos and not to-dos
JUL 27, 2014

Nothing like a telemarketer to give advice how to rid yourself of these pesky nuisances.

So, courtesy of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, here’s the link to learn what to do and not to do when a telemarketer calls.

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Susan Boyle among Peace Center performers for 2014-2015 season
JUL 27, 2014

Susan Boyle performs Monday, Oct. 27.

Susan Boyle will perform at the Peace Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Boyle, a Grammy nominated singer performing on her first U.S. tour, is among 22 performances announced for the 2014-2015 season.

Previously announced were the seven shows of the Broadway Series.

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Your input is asked to shape the future of Greer
JUL 26, 2014

Greer City Hall, the Cannon Centre, City Park and amphitheater was part of a former master plan. The complex is now the envy of most similar or larger sized cities.

Here’s your task for today.

Think ahead 15 years and participate in the Greer Community Master Plan survey. It’s a Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT) community initiative for the future of Greer.

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'I just want to hug everybody.' Patrick Schultz on his homecoming
JUL 25, 2014


Amidst cheers from friends and no shortage of tears, Patrick Schultz came home to the Pelham-Batesville Fire Department Friday afternoon.

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Obituaries we are following
JUL 24, 2014

Obituaries we are following.

Tony Smith, 52

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Allen Bennett broken into, police dismantle 2 meth labs
JUL 23, 2014

Meth lab ingredients confiscated.

Allen Bennett was broken into, two meth labs were dismantled, and the Greer Police Department reported 14 drug and 13 alcohol related arrests in June. The June police report was made available as part of City Council’s meeting Tuesday night.

Lt. Eric Pressley of the Criminal Investigations Division, obtained warrants for two individuals in connection with the Allen Bennett burglary. The suspects were caught on video after police set up a surveillance camera at Allen Bennett. There was no report the suspects were arrested and charged.

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Farmer finishes third in bagging competition
JUL 23, 2014

Jason Farmer of Quality Food in Greer finished third in the regional grocery bagging competition in Amelia Island, Fla.

Jason Farmer finished third in the Best Bagger Competition in Amelia Island, Fla.

Farmer represented Quality Food of Greer after winning a state qualifying competition in Hartwell, Ga.

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Finding parking in Greer is now a click away
JUL 22, 2014

This public parking on Victoria Street lot is usually filled during daytime hours with business owners and their employees. 

Kyle Mensing, Commercial Development Director with the Greer Development Corporation, presented to City Council an online map showing the locations and the number of spaces available for public parking in the central business district Tuesday evening.

There are more than 500 public parking spaces available in Greer Station. After businesses like BB&T, Century 3, Greer Florists and CBL close, an additional 125 spaces become available.

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Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption
JUL 22, 2014

The Sunday sale of beer and wine in Greer for off-premises consumption is one step away from being on the November ballot.

City Council Tuesday night passed, 6-1, on first reading, an ordinance allowing a referendum to allow Greer businesses to sell beer and wine without regard to the days and hours. The ordinance states it is to maintain competitiveness with other businesses in other municipalities.

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Storage containers, buildings in the city's crosshairs
JUL 22, 2014

The City of Greer is amending its ordinance on storage containers and buildings. The City Planning Commission approved new text Monday and City Council will have two readings to approve it.

Storage containers and storage buildings are in the crosshairs of the City of Greer. The issue is among several city council targeted during its summer retreat.

A text amendment was adopted by the City Planning Commission Monday to further define and regulate the use and safety of storage containers and storage property throughout the city limits.

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Drivers, volunteers, food, clothing are some needs at GCM
JUL 21, 2014

These Fab Five foods are always in need at GCM to replenish supplies.

Greer Community Ministries is in need of drivers for Meals on Wheels routes, the food pantry and is collecting school supplies.

GCM is at 738 South Line Street. Call 864-877-1937 for more information, 864-879-2254 for Meals on Wheels or email here.

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Phase II of $14.6 million renovation at Bon Secours Arena
JUL 21, 2014

The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun. The artist rendering illustrates the main concourse when the renovations are completed.

The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun.

The Greenville Arena District has announced the renovations to the 15,000 seat sports and entertainment arena will include:

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Swamp Rabbit Trail extension opens Tuesday
JUL 21, 2014

The 1.2 miles Swamp Rabbit Trail extension opens Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Grandview Road and SRT across from Greenville Health System’s North Greenville Medical Center.

The paved trail extends north of Travelers Rest. Trail enthusiasts, local business owners and hospital and county officials will attend the grand opening ceremony.

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Auditions for 'Shrek the Musical' is this week
JUL 20, 2014

Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held this week at the Tryon Recreation Center, 226 Oakland Avenue.

Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. at the Tryon Recreation Center, 226 Oakland Avenue. Callbacks are Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Greer Cultural Arts is producing the play that will hold performances Oct. 17-18-19 and 24-25-26. All times are 7 p.m. except for matinees on Oct. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

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Kody Young finds his passion on stage at Greer Idol Teen
JUL 18, 2014

Kody Young's voice dominated the competition en route to the 2013 Greer Idol Teen championship.

By Dana Jordan

Kody Young took his $500 winnings from 2013 Greer Idol Teen and parlayed that into his first single. That’s a long way from when he made his first public appearance on stage at last year’s Freedom Blast.

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Danner rallies businesses around Partnership For Tomorrow
JUL 17, 2014

Larry Wilson, PFT Campaign Chairman, picks a name out of a bowl held by Mark Owens, Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.

The launch of the fourth campaign for The Partnership for Tomorrow was presented with a warning.

“Folks we find ourselves at a critical crossroads at being mediocre or great,” Mayor Rick Danner told a gathering of contributors. “How far we’ve come in the last 15 years, it doesn’t hold one-tenth of where we will be in the next 10-15 years.”

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11th straight quarterly profit reported by Greer State Bank
JUL 17, 2014

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, today reported second quarter net income of $434,000 or $0.17 per diluted common share, as compared to second quarter 2013 net income of $7.7 million or $3.12 per diluted common share.

The prior year second quarter results were atypical in that they were aided significantly by a credit to the loan loss provision for $1.7 million, as well as a non-cash reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $5.5 million. As previously reported, the bank repurchased $1.98 million of TARP preferred stock during the second quarter.

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Owens selected new President/CEO of Greer Chamber
JUL 17, 2014

The ceremonial green ribbon awaits new President/CEO Mark Owens to inaugurate a new era at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

A green ribbon with a bow centered stretches between the double doors of the office that serves the president and chief executive officer at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Mark Owens will usher in a new era in Greer when he cuts the ribbon to enter an office he has sought as the next phrase in his business life.

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Skip Davenport is celebrating a birthday
JUL 17, 2014

Skip Davenport, second from the left, at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new D&D Ford dealership at 13645 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.

Skip Davenport, a favorite son of Greer, is celebrating a birthday today.

Davenport, President and General Manager of D&D Ford, is a third generation owner of the 77-year-old dealership at 13645 E. Wade Hampton.

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Spartanburg Medical Center ranked No. 1 in state by national magazine
JUL 15, 2014

Spartanburg Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014-15 U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings.

The magazine just released the 25th edition of its annual Best Hospitals and Best Regional Hospitals lists, providing key information on some 5,000 medical centers across the country, ranking them in 16 specialties on national, state and regional tiers. The report is designed to identify the most favorable options for the most complex patients – those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk.

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