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Stomping Grounds is opening on Sundays in October
SEP 28, 2016

Stomping Grounds is opening on Sundays in October

The Stomping Grounds will be open on Sundays during October.

“I have been asked by people why I don’t open on Sunday by those who attend Grace Church at Grace Hall. So based on the demand of churches I am going to give it a trial run,” owner Lisa Garland told GreerToday.com.

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Trade Street closed all Saturday for Oktoberfest
SEP 28, 2016

Trade Street will be closed all day Saturday for Oktoberfest scheduled downtown.

The 300 block of Trade Street and the Depot parking lot will be closed Sunday noon to 5 p.m. for a car show.

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Benson's 80th birthday celebrated at BensonFAST Saturday
SEP 28, 2016

Jim Benson's 80th birthday will be celebrated Saturday at the Benson OctoberFAST. Greer Mayor Rick Danner presented a proclamation to Benson in this archived photo.
 
 

The 10th annual Benson OctoberFAST benefitting Greer Community Ministries is Saturday, at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett Street.

The event will celebrate the 80th birthday of Jim Benson, owner of the Benson Automotive group, the title sponsor.

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Downtown Greer infrastructure and paving project budgeted around $3.5 million, CPW work begins in 2017
SEP 28, 2016

Downtown Greer will get new infrastructure and road paving.
 
 

Downtown Greer’s aging infrastructure, said to be more than a 100-years-old in places, will get an overhaul beginning in 2017. Downtown streets will also get new paving.

The project’s overall cost is estimated at $4 - 4.5 million. That does not include a $1.031 million, 75/25 matching grant, awarded Greer from the Greenville Legislation Delegation Transportation.

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City Council becomes more constitutionally correct as it changes pledge, prayer protocol to an invitation
SEP 27, 2016

Mayor Pro Tem Wryley Bettis invited attendees to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
 

Greer City Council has become more constitutionally correct beginning its city council meetings.

Greer Mayor Rick Danner started announcing to the public its invitation to join City Council in pledging allegiance to the flag and inviting non-council attendees to remain standing for the invocation.

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Chief Reynolds recognized by U.S. Marshal from S.C. District for service to Police Chiefs Association
SEP 27, 2016

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds received recognition for serving as past president with the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association by Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for the District of South Carolina.
 

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds received an award for his service to the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association.

Reynolds, who has announced his retirement in 2017, was presented an honorary gift from Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for the District of South Carolina.

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Southwest, GSP execs give upstate business leaders upbeat messages for future partnership, growth
SEP 27, 2016

Southwest, GSP execs give upstate business leaders upbeat messages for future partnership, growth

Updates on current projects and unveiled plans for future groundbreaking innovations highlighted a business meeting co-hosted by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Southwest Airlines at the Spartanburg Marriot Hotel on Friday.

Dave Doty, Senior Manager of Business Development for Southwest, and Dave Edwards, GSP District President and CEO, both laid out an expanded partnership between the airline and airport as well as updating airport projects and hinting at new improvements in the works for future travelers.

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Riverside's Carol Lee earns All American honors for National Speech and Debate Honor Society
SEP 27, 2016

Riverside's Carol Lee earns All American honors for National Speech and Debate Honor Society

Carol Lee of Riverside High School has earned All American designation for the 2015-2016 The National Speech & Debate Association.

Lee ranked 16th in the nation with 3,317 points.

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Free flu shots scheduled in Greer by GHS, vaccinations offered Saturday at Benson OctoberFAST
SEP 27, 2016

Free flu shots have been scheduled at Greer sites courtesy of Greer Memorial Hospital beginning Saturday at the 10th Annual Benson OctoberFAST at Greer First Baptist.
 
 

The Greenville Health System in upstate communities is hosting annual free flu shot clinics.

“One of the best ways to keep yourself and your family healthy is to schedule a flu shot,” said Sue Boeker, a GHS registered nurse and infection prevention specialist. “The shot has a proven track record in keeping people healthier during flu season and it’s especially important for those diagnosed with chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetes and lung disease to be vaccinated.”

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Greer Police Lt. Eric Pressley graduates FBI National Academy
SEP 27, 2016

Lt. Eric Pressley of the Greer Police Department graduated from the 265th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.
 

Lt. Eric Pressley of the Greer Police Department graduated last month from the 265th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.

“Each student is allowed to choose the courses that best fit their individual needs. I took classes ranging from employment law and legal issues for police operations to leading at-risk employees,” Pressley said.

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Greer CPW presented with Green Fleet Leader Award
SEP 26, 2016

Left to right: Jeff Howell, CPW Commissioner, Rob Rhodes, CPW gas department manager, Landon Masters, energy specialist, Maeve Mason, senior energy specialist, co-coordinator for Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, Perry Williams, CPW Commissioner (chairman) and Jeff Tuttle, Greer CPW General Manager.
 
 

The Greer Commission of Public Works was presented with the Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition on Monday.

The award is presented each year to a stakeholder organization that best demonstrates leadership and excellence in clean transportation and alternative fuel activities in South Carolina.

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Greer's Noah Hannon is the first third generation player selected to play in Shrine Bowl
SEP 26, 2016

Noah Hannon, offensive lineman for Greer High School, is the first third-generation players selected to play in the Shrine Bowl game.
 

Noah Hannon, offensive tackle for Greer High School, was named to the South Carolina roster for the 80th Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

The rosters for the annual battle between the top senior football players in South Carolina against those from North Carolina were announced Monday. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg.

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Michelin moves forward with $270 million upstate plant that projects 350 jobs
SEP 26, 2016

Michelin moves forward with $270 million upstate plant that projects 350 jobs

Michelin North America, Inc. announced it is moving forward with its $270 million distribution center that is projected to create 350 jobs.

The center will be located in Spartanburg County near the intersection of Highways 101 and 417, within seven existing Michelin tire plants across the Upstate region and its North American headquarters in Greenville.

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Lake Robinson showcased all its attributes Sunday
SEP 25, 2016

Captain Ed Driggers, also known as City Administrator, provided boat rides in his homemade boat on Lake Robinson Sunday.
 
 

• Photo gallery

Lake Robinson was as pristine Sunday as it is described to recreational users and homeowners on its banks within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Video: Riverside holds off J.L. Mann in overtime
SEP 24, 2016

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O'Brien scores game-winning TD, game-saving interception in OT to lead Riverside to 13-6 win
SEP 24, 2016

Brooks O'Brien scored both Riverside TDs and saved the victory with an overtime interception.
 

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By Todd A Davis

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Sara and Sean O'Brien of Greer land OB's Hot Sauce on shelf at Lowes Foods
SEP 22, 2016

Sara and Sean O'Brien will have their OB’s Irie Pepper Sauce and Marinade debut at Lowes Foods Friday.
 
 
 

A romantic proposal in Hawaii turned into a hot pepper sauce business marriage for a Greer couple.

As Sara O’Brien explained, during their celebratory announcement, she and her then fiancé, Sean, “were watching a news show and saw a story on a sauce, something like a barbecue flavor, looked at each other and thought, ‘hello’ we can turn our sauce into a business.”

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Pallet Auctions begin this coming Tuesday at Scruffy Auction House
SEP 20, 2016

The parking lot will have 100+ pallets for the first auction Tuesday, September 27th.

Buying in bulk at Costco can give you savings, but buying an entire pallet can be cheaper than wholesale.

This is what Brent Faid, aka Scruffy, is bringing to his Auction House at 208 School St. in Greer.

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Foothills Philharmonic opens season with free concert Saturday at Riverside Baptist Church
SEP 20, 2016

The Foothills Philharmonic begins its 16th concert season Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church.
 
 

The Foothills Philharmonic begins its 16th concert season Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church.

The annual Pops Celebration Concert features the full symphony ensemble playing popular favorites featuring Brahms Symphony No. 4.

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Greer Relief presented two proclamations, two $5,000 donations at 80th anniversary breakfast
SEP 20, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley sent a proclamation read by Senator-elect Scott Talley and presented to Caroline Robertson and Scott Harke of Greer Relief.

Two proclamations and two $5,000 donations were served to Greer Relief at its 80th Anniversary breakfast Tuesday morning at Fairview Baptist Church.

Gov. Nikki Haley sent a proclamation read by Scott Talley, who is running unopposed in the general election for State Senate District 12, and Greer Mayor Rick Danner read a proclamation by the City and City Council. Two $5,000 donations, for the second straight year, were presented on behalf of Greer Memorial Hospital and the Greer State Bank Foundation.

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