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Cruz takes in BBQ lunch in Greer before townhall meeting
AUG 28, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate, chats with diners at Mutt's BBQ in Greer.
 

Presidential Republican candidate Sen. Ted Cruz stopped in Mutt's for a late barbecue lunch before his townhall meeting at the Cannon Centre this evening.

Cruz was in town for a 6:30 p.m. appearance that is open to the public.

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Blue Ridge game plan ready for Wade Hampton
AUG 28, 2015

Jake Smith will start at quarterback for Blue Ridge. Coach Steve Euote posted for this picture on photo day.
 

• Blue Ridge players, bios here

By Garrett Mitchell

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Greer gets 3 hours a month for domestic violence court trial initiated by AG
AUG 28, 2015

Greer gets 3 hours a month for domestic violence court trial initiated by AG

Greer and Simpsonville are partnering with the S.C. Attorney General’s office to establish domestic violence courts beginning Oct. 8, according to an announcement generated by the City of Greer communications department.

The courts will be in session the second Thursday of each month beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Greer and 1:30 p.m. in Simpsonville.

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Northwood players come home to a hero's welcome
AUG 27, 2015

Terrence Gist, ESPN's poster player for longest home run during the Little League World Series, was smothered for autographs.
 

More people greeted the Northwest Little League All-Stars returning Thursday to Greer’s GSP airport than presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Trump had come and gone for his speaking engagement in Greenville by the time the Northwood Little League players and their families came down the escalator. A crowd of several hundred family, friends and supporters cheered their heroes home from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

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Greer police department benefit softball tournament is Saturday
AUG 27, 2015

Det. Dale Arterburn's Greer softball team wasn't first last year, but the team recorded the most serious injury.
 
 

The 4th annual Greer Police Department softball tournament is Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Century B Park (Kids Planet) on Brushy Creek Road.

Eleven law enforcement and public safety teams will play in the one-day, double elimination tournament.

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Abbott's Frozen Custard is setting up shop downtown
AUG 26, 2015

Abbott's Frozen Custard is locating in downtown Greer at the former Dixie Shoe Shop.
 

Mark Khoury likes Abbott’s Frozen Custard so much he bought a franchise and is bringing it to Greer.

Khoury is visiting family in Rochester, N.Y., this week, home of Abbott’s, and making a daily run, sometimes more than once, for the frozen treat he grew up eating.

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St. Francis entering Greer health care market, anchoring new development
AUG 26, 2015

A conceptual design shows where Bon Secours St. Francis Health System will anchor an ambulatory care center. The 70-acre tract of land will feature a multifamily development, office/professional uses, and restaurants.
 
 
 

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is entering the Greer health care market with an ambulatory care center that will anchor a new development on a 70-acre tract of land.

The development, at I-85, Garlington Road and Pelham Road, will feature a multifamily development, office/professional uses, and restaurants, according to an announcement by Central Realty Holdings, a real estate investment company.

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Emma, 7, 'I knew I had to get my family out' of the burning house
AUG 25, 2015

Emma Davis, 7, received an honor from Greer Fire Chief Dorian Flowers at Chandler Creek Elementary Tuesday.
 

As her house filled with smoke, seven-year-old Emma Davis knew exactly what to do.

"I knew I had to get my family out,” of the burning house, Emma said.

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CPW gas department celebrates national honor
AUG 25, 2015

Some of the members of the award-winning CPW gas department crew are, left to right, Glenn Downey, Justin Stewart, Heath Pittman, Jonny Corley, Destin Granberry, Allen Bryans, Keith Almond, Rita Rector and Rob Rhodes (department manager). Not pictured are Reece Banks and Jonathan Bingham.
 
 
 
 

The natural gas department of the Greer Commission of Public Works could not have picked a better time to show off its bronze level SOAR (System Operational Achievement Recognition) award.

During the monthly CPW commissioners meeting, General Manager Jeff Tuttle espoused the work the gas department accomplished.

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Belk sold, no store closings, layoffs announced
AUG 24, 2015

None of the 297 Belk stores are planning to be closed, according to a company spokeswoman.
 

Belk Inc. announced it would be acquired by Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, in a transaction valued at about $3 billion including debt. Sycamore, in its biggest ever deal, will pay $68 in cash for each share of Belk.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based department store chain, operates 297 stores throughout the South, including one in Greer.

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Topping out at GSP terminal's Grand Hall marks milestone
AUG 21, 2015

Whitney Code of the GSP communications staff puts her signature on the final beam.
 

A topping out was held in the GSP terminal’s Grand Hall Friday afternoon.

The lifting of the final highest piece of steel to be erected at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is part of the four-year $122 million terminal improvement plan.

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Everything you wanted to know about the Northwood LL players
AUG 21, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about the Northwood LL players

Meet the players of the Northwood Little League team that won the Southeast Regional to advance to the Little League World Series. Photography by Jana Candler.

Click here for the roster page >>

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Greer-based buffet chain, Ovation Brands, acquired by Texas food firm
AUG 20, 2015

Anthony Wedo, former President/CEO of Ovations Brands, rebranded Ryan's into a multi-station buffet featuring carving stations, made-to-order grilled steaks and vegetables stir-fried while you wait.
 

Greer-based Ovation Brands has been acquired by Food Management Partners (FMP) of San Antonio, Texas.

Ovation Brands is comprised of Ryan’s, Fire Mountain, Country Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet and Tahoe Joe’s.

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Taylors game time changed, rain washes out LLWS on Day 1
AUG 20, 2015

The support back home in Taylors continues while the Northwood Little League learned opening ceremonies and all games and practices were rained out Thursday at Williamsport, Pa.
 
 

Steady rain cancelled today’s opening ceremonies at the Little League World Series and forced the Northwood Little League team to change its scheduled game time on Friday.

Northwood’s game as Southeast champions will be played at 5 p.m., one hour later than previously scheduled on Friday. The Taylors team will play New England at historic Lamade Stadium. Northwood will be the visitors.

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Taylors LLWS players celebrate rock-star status
AUG 19, 2015

Taylors LLWS players celebrate rock-star status

• Follow Northwood's LLWS journey here.

It’s going to be a fast and furious day for the Northwood Little League team.

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Filing for city elections closed, only incumbents on ballot
AUG 19, 2015

Filing for city elections closed, only incumbents on ballot

Filing for the city election is closed with all incumbents seeking to retain their seats that expire on Dec. 31.

No opposition has been filed for either of the five expiring terms including mayor, three city council members and one commissioner for Greer CPW.

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Dave Ramsey: 'Parents need to sober up financially'
AUG 18, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I really got serious about your plan. We even sold our house to become completely debt-free. Now, we’re trying to help my mom and dad. They liked your plan at first, and even taught Financial Peace University (FPU) at their church. Then, everything changed. They went out and leased a new car, bought another one on payments, and picked up a bunch of credit cards. They’re trying to tell us that you really do this stuff too. How can we help them?

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'Make Greer Great' and get reimbursed via a Partnership for Tomorrow grant
AUG 18, 2015

'Make Greer Great' and get reimbursed via a Partnership for Tomorrow grant

A “Make Greer Great” reimbursement grant program is available through the Partnership for Tomorrow. 

Anyone in the greater Greer community who has an idea or project to enhance the Greer area may apply here.

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'Uncles' adopt Northwood during stay at World Series
AUG 17, 2015

John Tompkins, left, and Jeff Eastlake are Northwood Little League's

It is taking the Northwood Little League team as much work to meet all the public demands than just practicing and playing games at Williamsport, Pa.

The Taylors team has been whisked from public appearances to demands by Little League World Series officials to ESPN production staff getting background information for the televised games.

It takes a special coordination for teams to hit all the marks in their daily and evening schedules.

 

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Taylors will play Rhode Island on Friday
AUG 16, 2015

Taylors will play Rhode Island on Friday

Players arrive late.

Taylors will play Rhode Island, the New England Regional Champions, in a first-round game at the Little League World Series on Friday at 4 p.m.

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