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Mills, Garrett get Greater Greer Chamber honors
FEB 20, 2017

Left to right: Lindsay and Scott Stevens and Erin and Perry Williams pause for a photo at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.
 
 

Jane Mills was named the Margaret Burch Educator of the Year and Brent Garrett the Sud Paget Volunteer of the Year at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last Thursday at the Verdae Embassy Suites.

Mills is principal of Chandler Creek Elementary School, and Garrett is senior vice president at Citizens Building and Loan in Greer.

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2 Greer residents' dogs place in AKC Obedience Classic
FEB 20, 2017

Nine of the 18 obedience teams fielded by Connie Cleveland’s Dog Trainers Workshop from Simpsonville earned ribbons in the AKC Obedience Classic in Orlando, Fla.
 

Two Greer residents saw their dogs place in the American Kennel Club Obedience Classic in Orlando, Fla.

Nancy Godbey’s Irish Setter, “Geisha”, placed seventh in the novice division and took highest scoring Irish Setter.

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Rita Allison: Passing of Rep. Neal, Real ID legislation moved out of committee
FEB 20, 2017

Rita Allison: Passing of Rep. Neal, Real ID legislation moved out of committee

By Rita Allison

Representative District 36

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Dave Ramsey: Illustrates a debt snowball
FEB 20, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

After listening to your show, I want to try to get control of my finances, but I’m afraid to open up the bills. I make about $60,000 a year, but it’s a real struggle just to keep my head above water financially. My checking account is always overdrawn, and I don’t know where to start in catching up. Can you help?

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Free flu shots at drive-thru clinic Thursday
FEB 20, 2017

Free flu shots at drive-thru clinic Thursday

The Upstate is seeing an uptick in flu cases and those who have not gotten a flu shot have an opportunity to get one free.

Patewood Memorial Hospital will host a free drive-thru flu shot clinic Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 - 6 p.m. outside of the hospital’s main entrance. People seeking the vaccine will be able to drive up to the hospital’s entrance and receive the shot while remaining in their vehicles.

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North Greenville University celebrates new college campus in Greer
FEB 16, 2017

From left: NGU Board of Trustees Chair Bill Tyler, NGU Vice President for Adult and Graduate Studies Dr. J. Samuel Isgett, Greer Mayor Rick Danner, NGU Interim President Randall J. Pannell, T. Walter Brashier and CEO of Bon Secours/St. Francis Hospital Craig McCoy.
 

Greer is now home to a college campus.

North Greenville University officials celebrated the opening of its Greer campus on Thursday that houses the school’s graduate school, College of Adult Professional Studies, and its faculty, staff, and admissions counselors. It is also home to the new Graduate School of Health Science, which began offering a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Medicine in January.

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Murray selected to North-South team, Greer girls play Richland Northeast
FEB 15, 2017

Greer High School senior captain Marshea Murray has been selected to the North-South All-Star basketball team.

Murray scored 12 points in the girls state Class AAAA playoff game victory over Aiken, 55-39, Tuesday night.

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Bassmaster Classic returns to Upstate in 2018
FEB 15, 2017

Casey Ashley of Donalds won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell with a three-day total weight of 50 pounds, 1 ounce.
 
 

The 48th annual Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of professional bass fishing will be held March 16-18, 2018, in Greenville and on Lake Hartwell at Anderson. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena will be the site of daily weigh-in ceremonies.

The fan-favorite Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo will be held in the 250,000-square-foot TD Convention Center March 16-18.

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Greer's BMW plant is leading U.S. automotive exporter by value
FEB 15, 2017

BMW X models waiting for export at the Port of Charleston.
 

A record 287,700 BMW X models were exported from the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer in 2016.

Approximately 86 percent of the sports activity vehicles and coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of $9.53 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the facility the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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Dave Ramsey: Husband's business is dying
FEB 13, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband and I have four kids, and I make $50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has been floundering for a while now, so we’re basically living off my income. Part of that income is going into the business. Plus, we don’t have much in savings, and we’re behind on our house payments. Do you have any advice?

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Clemson 2016 football national championship license plate is a step closer
FEB 12, 2017

Clemson 2016 football national championship license plate is a step closer

By Rita Allison

Clemson University's 2016 football national championship is another step closer to getting its own South Carolina license plate.

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Eastside wins 12th state wrestling championship
FEB 11, 2017

Eastside won its second straight state wrestling championship Saturday at Dreher High School.

Just the facts

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Video: Blue Ridge senior basketball players bid farewell to careers
FEB 11, 2017

The Blue Ridge boys basketball team celebrated Senior Night last week. Digital Sports Editor Alex Love talked to the seniors about their career and offered advice to the underclassmen.

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Video: Greer seniors end sentimental journey in final home game
FEB 10, 2017

Greer High School boys basketball coach Greg Miller talks his team’s seniors and the upcoming playoffs.

Digital Sports Editor Alex Love features the seniors’ final home game and his conversation with Miller.

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JBM files amended summons against City of Greer
FEB 8, 2017

JBM Leasing LLC has filed an amended summons against the City of Greer.
 

• High stakes gamesmanship played out in City Council 

JBM Leasing LLC has filed an amended summons against the City of Greer alleging unfavorable trade practices, specifically negotiating in secret for the former Allen Bennett Hospital site.

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Dave Ramsey: This is a good marketing idea
FEB 8, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m a small-business owner with a lawn care franchise. It’s common in our industry, after the season is over, to send out pre-pay letters for the upcoming season. If we send out these letters offering a five or 10 percent discount for early payment on next year’s services, is that too similar to borrowing money from our customers at five to 10 percent?

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Riverside students get look at what's to come
FEB 8, 2017

Eight-graders tour Bonds Career Center.

Riverside Middle School eighth-grade students toured the Bonds Career Center to learn more about the different programs offered and to make plans for high school.

Rising sixth-grade students toured Riverside Middle to learn more about what to expect in middle school.

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Rita Allison: A new Chief Justice, appointment of SC Education Chief, in-state tuition for veterans
FEB 8, 2017

Representative Rita Allison presented her view on the Early Childhood Common Agenda.
 

By RITA ALLISON
Representative District 36

Each year, the General Assembly convenes in a joint legislative session to fill judicial seats throughout our state, including an opening on the South Carolina Supreme Court. In keeping with our constitutional responsibilities, my colleagues and I elected Judge George C. "Buck" James by acclamation to a term on the Supreme Court.

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'Mutts Gone Nuts' is canine comedy partnering with adoption of rescued animals
FEB 8, 2017

'Mutts Gone Nutts' is a four-legged canine comedy scheduled Saturday at Flat Rock Playhouse with an opportunity to adopt a rescued animal.
 

A four-legged canine comedy is scheduled Saturday at Flat Rock Playhouse with an opportunity to adopt a rescued animal.

“Mutts Gone Nuts” is a performance that is promoted as action packed with amazing mutts unleashing havoc and hilarity in a spectacular featuring some of the world’s most talented four legged performers.

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Spartanburg Regional Foundation elects board of trustees, advisory boards
FEB 8, 2017

Spartanburg Regional Foundation elects board of trustees, advisory boards

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation has elected a board of trustees and community and physicians to advisory boards.

Foundation board members meet quarterly to oversee the work of the Foundation and the advisory board members assist with fundraising for the divisions of cancer, heart and hospice.

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