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Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast
JUN 26, 2016

Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast

• Freedom Blast Gallery

Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.

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Rachel Wyatt crowned Miss South Carolina 2016; Anna Brown from Greer finishes in Top 10
JUN 25, 2016

Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina Saturday.
 

Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Saturday.

Wyatt is a 21-year-old from Piedmont. She attends Clemson University. She performed a jazz dance to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

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Sgt. Randle Ballenger helps bring the military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic Americans
JUN 25, 2016

Sgt. Randle Ballenger likes to bring military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic young Americans.
 

Freedom Blast schedule

Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly.  Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.

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Makayla Stark, 17, from Inman crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2016; Miss Greater Greer Teen, Berkley Bryant, is second runnerup
JUN 24, 2016

Makayla Stark, 17, from Inman crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2016; Miss Greater Greer Teen, Berkley Bryant, is second runnerup

Makayla Stark, Miss Clemson Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2016 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday.

Stark is a 17-year-old from Inman. She attends Scholars Academy at USC Upstate.

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5 New Lofts available in downtown Greer. Open House this Saturday
JUN 24, 2016

One unit features a barn door between the living and sleeping space.

http://greertoday.com/greer-sc/more-apartments-downtown-driven-by-market-demand/2015/05/21/

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Keegan Beane, Miss Greenville Scottish Games Teen, is double winner at South Carolina pageant
JUN 23, 2016

Keegan Beane, Miss Greenville Scottish Games Teen, 17, from Easley, won Evening Gown/Onstage Question Thursday night.
 

• Tuesday preliminaries.

• Wednesday’s preliminaries.

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Greer Nationals beat Seneca to win championship of Dixie Youth League District, next stop state tournament
JUN 23, 2016

Greer National teammates hoist the trophy after winning the Dixie Youth League District Championships Thursday night.
 

The Greer Nationals U12 baseball team won the Dixie Youth League District championships Thursday night beating the Seneca Bobcats, 10-2.

“It’s unbelievable and it’s an accomplishment all for the kids,” Greer Coach Tommy Stanton said.

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GreerMade campaign earns Greer Chamber of Commerce prestigious Grand Award
JUN 23, 2016

GreerMade campaign earns Greer Chamber of Commerce prestigious Grand Award

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the Grand Award in the category of Campaigns by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) for chambers with budgets under $1 million.

The Chamber was recognized for its GreerMade campaign, which was also named the Best campaign piece by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE).

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Eggs Up Grill will serve customers in the Greer Plaza
JUN 23, 2016

Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

A breakfast restaurant with a local franchisee owner is scheduled to open in the Greer Plaza in the fall.

Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., and offer outdoor seating. The menu will also offer lunch offerings.

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EVENT: Greer's Freedom Blast Celebration Schedule For This Weekend
JUN 23, 2016

EVENT: Greer's Freedom Blast Celebration Schedule For This Weekend

Greer City Park will be the place to be this coming Saturday evening, June 25th.  There will be kids activities, live music from the Country Rock band Early Ray, a military tribute, and Round 3 of the Greer Idol contest.

Don't forget the Rib Eating Contest, and of course the Fireworks.

Admission is FREE!

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8-Under Greer Coaches Pitch sweeps two from Seneca to advance to state tournament
JUN 23, 2016

8-under Greer Nationals are headed to the state championship July 8-12 in Florence.
 

By Todd Rogers

The Greer Nationals 8-under Coaches Pitch baseball team is headed to the state championships in Florence.

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Miss Clemson, Miss Charleston Southern win Miss South Carolina preliminaries on second night
JUN 22, 2016

Miss Clemson, Rachel Wyatt, 21, won the Talent preliminary. She performed a jazz dance to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.
 

• Tuesday preliminary winners

Four more preliminary winners were announced after the second night of preliminary competition at the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant on Wednesday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

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GTC's Economic Development and Corporate Training Division is new name reflecting role and scope of services
JUN 22, 2016

GTC's Economic Development and Corporate Training Division is new name reflecting role and scope of services

Greenville Technical College (GTC) is committed to providing the best training for corporate, professional, and personal career development. In the last year, more than 385 Greenville County companies and nearly 16,000 individuals have relied on GTC for training that accelerates potential and ensures the success of business and industry.

To better reflect the scope of services offered and the college’s role in attracting and growing business, the continuing education arm of GTC has been renamed as the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division.

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Greer Nationals only unbeaten remaining in double elimination Dixie Youth District tournament at Greer Country Club field
JUN 22, 2016

The Greer Baseball Club National team is the only unbeaten remaining in the Dixie Youth District tournament.
 

Four teams remain in the Dixie Youth District Baseball Tournament being played at Greer Country Club ball field. Teams have players aged 11-12 years-old.

The Greer Baseball Club National team is the only unbeaten team remaining.

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Greer Idol trimmed to 10 singers, next performance is Saturday at City of Greer Freedom Blast
JUN 22, 2016

Caroline Chandler is among the 10 finalists in Season 10 of Greer Idol. The singers next perform at Freedom Blast Saturday at 6 p.m.
 

Greer Idol Season 10 is down to 10 singers entering Saturday’s performance at the City of Greer Freedom Blast.

Kerri Hill and Anri Ballew were eliminated in voting by family, friends and people attending Greer last Friday.

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Jennifer Jones, CBL executive, is named South Carolina Young Banker of the Year
JUN 22, 2016

Jennifer T. Jones of Citizens Building and Loan received the SC Outstanding Young Banker of the Year award from 2015 recipient Montague Laffitte of South State Bank.
 

The South Carolina Banker’s Association named Citizens Building and Loan Executive Vice President Jennifer T. Jones Outstanding Young Banker of the Year.

Considered the highest honor presented in the South Carolina banking industry, the Outstanding Young Banker award has been given each year to one deserving SC banker since 1970. Former recipients of the award have proven to be among the most prominent and well respected banking leaders in the state.

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Miss Greater Greer picks up big win in talent preliminary at Miss South Carolina pageant
JUN 22, 2016

Miss Greater Greer Mary Grace Nasim, 20, from Greenville, won the Talent preliminary. She performed an aria, “Queen of the Night” from The Magic Flute.
 

Miss Greater Greer picked up a big preliminary win Tuesday night at the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageants in Columbia.

Mary Grace Nasim, 20, from Greenville, won the Talent preliminary. She performed an aria, “Queen of the Night” from The Magic Flute.

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacates ruling upholding graduation prayers, NGU at center of controversy
JUN 21, 2016

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacates ruling upholding graduation prayers, NGU at center of controversy

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on a lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center challenging the Greenville County School District in Taylors, for including prayers in its graduation ceremonies, as well as hosting some of those ceremonies in a Christian chapel at North Greenville University.

In its ruling, the Fourth Circuit vacated the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina’s ruling upholding graduation prayers. The Fourth Circuit sent the case back to the court to determine the American Humanist Association members’ standing to stop future graduation prayers and to determine the constitutionality of holding public school events in religious venues.

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BSFD gets $100,000 grant for medical training
JUN 21, 2016

The Boiling Springs Fire District
 

Officials with the Boiling Springs Fire District announced that medical care in emergency response calls is about to improve thanks to a $108,946 award from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant program.

Through the grant award – requiring a 10 percent ($10,894) match from Boiling Springs – the District will be able to fund educational training to certify all line personnel to the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) level and 12 of those line personnel to the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) level before they progress towards an Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification and participation in the community para-medicine program.

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Brushy Creek subdivisions denied by Planning Commission, big turnout of residents resist proposal
JUN 21, 2016

About 65 people showed up at the Greer Planning Commission Tuesday from the Brushy Creek community to voice opposition to two proposals for subdivisions across from each other.
 
 

Two proposed Brushy Creek Road subdivisions, virtually across the street from each other were denied annexation and zoning requests Monday by the City Planning Commission.

About 65 people, mostly residents, packed the commission chambers to ask commissioners to deny the requests, which they did unanimously, 7-0.

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