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12-year-old accidently shoots sibling, 10, mother charged
JAN 18, 2019

12-year-old accidently shoots sibling, 10, mother charged

A mother of three children was charged with three counts of neglect when she left her children alone and a 12-year-old accidently shot a sibling Friday afternoon in Greer.

The three children were left alone overnight and throughout the day on Chandler Road, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators reported the shooting was the result of the boy taking possession of a firearm in his house and accidentally discharging it, which subsequently struck a sibling, a 10 year-old child, according to a spokesperson with the GCSO.

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Eastside dominates Greer wrestlers
JAN 16, 2019

Eastside's Jordie White has Greer wrestler Alexander tied up seconds before recording a pin Wednesday night at Eastside.
 
 

Eastside beat Greer 72-9 in a Region II AAAA dual wrestling match Wednesday night at Eastside High School.

The Eagles won all its matches by pins. Greer’s points were recorded when Eastside forfeited at 138 and the Yellow Jackets earned one decision.

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CPW's Viers named Wastewater Operator of the Year
JAN 16, 2019

David Viers (left) with Brent Ward, Chair of the Blue Ridge Foothills District, receiving the Wastewater Operator of the Year award.
 

Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) employee David Viers was named the “Wastewater Operator of the Year” by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina Blue Ridge Foothills District.

Viers has been with CPW since February 2016 and serves as the wastewater treatment plant lead operator. He was nominated and selected at the Blue Ridge Foothills District annual awards banquet in Lyman.

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Confluence, international print exchange, at Benson Campus Galleries
JAN 16, 2019

Confluence is an international print exchange of 22 Contemporary Print Collective (CPA) artists with 22 Ideas Creation Studio artists in Taipei, Taiwan.
 

Confluence is an international print exchange of 22 Contemporary Print Collective (CPA) artists with 22 Ideas Creation Studio artists in Taipei, Taiwan.

Size was the only rule for the 44 participating printmakers. Each printmaker submitted two prints, one for exhibition within the U.S. and the other overseas. The artists were invited to create images addressing any personal ideas and concerns utilizing any printmaking techniques.

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GSP teams with Harvest Hope to benefit federal employees during shutdown
JAN 16, 2019

GSP teams with Harvest Hope to benefit federal employees during shutdown

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is teaming up with Harvest Hope Food Bank to host a food drive to assist federal employees working on its campus during the partial government shutdown. Items will be accepted starting Thursday.

“Throughout the partial government shutdown, federal employees have worked tirelessly to keep operations at GSP running smoothly,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO. “The food drive is one small way we can show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.”

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American Airlines adds more frequent travel between GSP-DFW
JAN 15, 2019

American Airlines boosts flights between GSP-DFW beginning June 26.
 
 
 

American Airlines will increase the number of weekly seats offered between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) by nearly 14 percent this summer with additional nonstop flights.

The airline is adding flights between the airports on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays starting June 6. American’s new schedule will provide three daily departures on peak days to DFW from GSP.

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$10.8 CenterG launched with, appropriately, a groundbreaking
JAN 15, 2019

An artist rendering of the completion of the $10.8 million downtown CenterG project.
 
 

The $10.8 million streetscape project – CenterG – that will take place in the City of Greer’s central business district for the next 18 months, was launched today with appropriately, a groundbreaking.

“It’s a landmark day for the City of Greer,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “We know this project will be ongoing for the next 18 months but, for many of us, this has been nearly five years in the making. This groundbreaking makes it very real and exciting.

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Clemson fans celebrate Tigers' national championship
JAN 12, 2019

Clemson fans celebrate Tigers' national championship

Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney hoisted the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches’ national championship trophy, and All-American Christian Wilkins tossed doughnuts and sported a victory cigar as thousands of fans celebrated the national champions during a parade through Clemson Saturday.

As some seniors hoisted the iconic Waterford Crystal football awarded to the national champion Sweeney reminded them not to drop it – it cost $50,000.

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New USC logo is an attempt to create a new identity
JAN 12, 2019

This is the University of South Carolina's new logo. The athletics logo will remain the same.
 

The University of South Carolina logos are getting a new look.

The University is rebranding to accentuate its abbreviated initials as “UofSC. The athletics logo of the letter C and the gamecock will remain the same.

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Clemson visiting White House Monday
JAN 11, 2019

Clemson visiting White House Monday

Clemson will be traveling to the White House on Monday, according to President Donald Trump.

Clemson beat Alabama, 44-13, Monday night to win its second national championship in three years.

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Creative Advancement Centers gets $5,000 donation
JAN 9, 2019

Dan Dudley, President of the Creative Advancement Centers and Kevin Duncan, Greer City Executive for Countybank.
 
 
 

Creative Advancement Centers (CAC) was the recipient of a $5,000 donation from the Countybank Foundation.

CAC partners with the Greenville County School District and the City of Greer to provide after-school academic and creative activities for at-risk children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program includes an hour of tutored help with homework followed by 30–60 minutes of instructional teaching based on subject needs.

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Domestic violence suspect found dead by SWAT team
JAN 8, 2019

Greenville County deputies were attempting to serve warrants on Charles Eugene Van Norman II for domestic violence and kidnapping.
 
 

A domestic violence and kidnapping suspect was found dead inside a Berea home after SWAT surrounded the house and fired tear gas inside, a Greenville County Sheriff Office spokesperson said Tuesday.

Greenville County deputies and the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrived at the Pine Grove Lane home around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies were attempting to serve warrants on Charles Eugene Van Norman II, 42, for a domestic violence incident on Sheldon Road on Monday, according to the GCSO report.

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Greer child in critical condition in apparent accidental shooting
JAN 8, 2019

Greer child in critical condition in apparent accidental shooting

A 3-year-old Greer boy is in critical condition at Greer Memorial Hospital as a result of an accidental shooting Monday evening.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies responded to the Greer hospital at 6:30 p.m. in reference to the gunshot victim.

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Clemson wins national championship
JAN 7, 2019

Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne Jr. celebrate a touchdown in Clemson's dominating win over Alabama for the national championship Monday.
 

Clemson gave Alabama a whipping Monday night to win its second national football championship in three years, 44-16, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Clemson becomes the first team in the modern era to finish 15-0.

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Sporting goods stores will sell championship T-shirts
JAN 7, 2019

Sporting goods stores will sell championship T-shirts

Academy Sports and DICK'S Sporting Goods will sell championship T-shirts right after game if Clemson wins tonight.

Two upstate sporting goods stores will sell national championship T-shirts immediately after the game if the Clemson wins tonight.

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Man arrested for back-to-back miles apart Sunday
JAN 7, 2019

Earl Tyric Smiley, 28, was arrested in connection for the back-to-back shootings that occurred in the early morning hours of January 6.
 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 28 year-old, Earl Tyric Smiley in connection to the back-to-back shootings that occurred in the early morning hours of January 6.

During the course of investigation, investigators learned that Smiley, who was at an establishment called “Boom Boom Boom” at 3803 White Horse Road, got into an altercation with a female before another individual intervened, reported Lt. Ryan Flood of the GCSO.

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2 men arrested in Dec 26 homicide near Taylors
JAN 4, 2019

2 men arrested in Dec 26 homicide near Taylors

Two men have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 26 homicide of Hall Eskew, whose body was found near the railroad tracks close to Chick Springs Road and Michell Drive in Taylors, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.

GCSO investigators have arrested Sevarrgio Senwuez Rector, 30, and Harrison Christopher Gregory, 32.

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Nothing's Forever: Stamps will cost 5 cents more
JAN 4, 2019

The 10 percent increase on Forever stamps is the largest price since 1991.
 
 

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that the cost of its Forever stamps will rise five cents apiece on Jan. 27 from 50 cents to 55 cents.

The 10 percent increase on Forever stamps is the largest price since 1991.

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Free fall: Gas prices continue its slide
JAN 4, 2019

Free fall: Gas prices continue its slide

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Drivers are celebrating the cheapest gas price averages in the Carolinas in three years. South Carolina’s $1.92 average is down one cent from Jan., 1 and North Carolina’s $2.13 average is also down a cent.

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GSP's November economic report skies
JAN 4, 2019

GSP announced in November that a $30 million, 110,000-square-foot warehouse  and 13-acre cargo ramp cargo facility was being built.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) continues its streak of rising passenger and cargo activity.

November marked the 14th consecutive month that the airport experienced a rise in passenger activity. November’s passenger activity was up 13 percent when compared to November 2017 and cargo activity was up nearly 6 percent.

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