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Surprise homecoming just in time for trick-and-treating
OCT 31, 2014

A proud and happy Milani, 4, welcomes her mother home.
 
 

A hug Gunnery Sgt. Jacqueline Samuel received Friday was “like heaven,” she said.

Bree, 6, and Milani, 4, were surprised beyond belief when Samuel met up with her daughters for the first time since last December. Bree ran to her mother and wrapped her arms around Jacqueline. Milani was a little more tentative, unsure if what she was seeing was real or imagined.

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Bass Pro Shops acquires land for development on Greer's border
OCT 31, 2014

Bojangles' opened its newest Greer store Monday on Highway 101, directly across from BMW. A Spinx will be built this winter next door with properties bordering the Bass Pro Shops development scheduled to open in 2016.
 

Bass Pro Shops closed on its purchase of 75 acres of land Thursday on the border of Greer in Spartanburg County at the intersection of I-85 and Highway 101.

The price was not disclosed between Bass Pro Shops and Milliken Enterprises. The imminent partnership was announced in April.

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ReWa rewards Mitsubishi Polyester Film for polution prevention
OCT 30, 2014

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) presented its annual Pollution Prevention (P2) award for 2014 to Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc. for its innovative pollution prevention initiatives.

“Mitsubishi Polyester Film is an abiding partner with ReWa in promoting a cleaner environment as evidenced in their excellent pretreatment compliance record. The achievement of earning the 2014 Renewable Water Resources Pollution Prevention Award is further demonstration of their continuous dedication to exemplary environmental stewardship,” said Joel Jones, Pretreatment Program Manager.

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Tips for the 2015 Medicare annual enrollment period
OCT 30, 2014

 

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Greer police issue warning to Greer-Blue Ridge fans
OCT 29, 2014

The Greer Police Department has issued a warning that spectators with masks or Halloween-type bags will be prohibited to Dooley Field for Friday night’s 7:30 game pitting rivals Blue Ridge and Greer.

“It’s already a big rivalry and Halloween makes it all the more challenging,” said Sgt. Chad Richardson. “We will be watching closely as fans enter and during the game for violations.”

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Burrell, centenarian and long time Sunday school teacher, dies
OCT 29, 2014

 

Helen B. Burrell, a centenarian and a Sunday school teacher for more than 40 years at Greer First Baptist Church, has died. Visit Burrell's obituary here.

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Greer Station turned into one big Halloween candy land
OCT 28, 2014

Children were all dressed up with somewhere to go at Halloween on Trade Tuesday night in Greer. 
 

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• Storefront gallery

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GHS details extensive Ebola response plan
OCT 28, 2014

The Greenville Health System (GHS) has developed detailed plans to help manage Ebola patients both at GHS hospitals and throughout the Upstate as part of a statewide Ebola regional referral system.

More details about the regional system are expected to be released later this week.

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Weekend cold snap has CPW asking customers to plan ahead
OCT 28, 2014

CPW customers are asked to call 864-848-5518 to have their pilot lights lit before the cold snap scheduled for this weekend.
 

Customers of Greer Commission of Public Works are asked to contact the utility this week for pilot lights to be lit in anticipation  of near-freezing temperatures in the greater Greer area this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday low temperatures are forecast for 34 and 35 degrees, respectively. CPW is closed on weekends except for emergency service.

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CPW approved for $1.1 million in parts for 5th substation
OCT 28, 2014

Commissioners at Greer CPW approved $1.1 in parts for construction of the utility's fifth substation.
 

Bids for parts have been approved for construction of the fifth substation in the Greer Commission of Public Works inventory.

The three CPW commissioners unanimously approved $1.1 million and General Manager Jeff Tuttle said the lease to the property on the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District site has been signed.

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How well do you know your cat?
OCT 28, 2014

Family Features

As a cat owner, you do your best to take care of your pet. But there may be some things you don't know about cats that could affect its health and happiness.

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Life insurance strengthens your financial safety net
OCT 28, 2014

Family Features

Savings account? Check. Retirement account? Check. Debt managed responsibly? Check. Life insurance? Wait a minute ...

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Clark is selected Restaurateur of the Year
OCT 28, 2014

Jason Clark, who owns and operates BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 in downtown Greer, was selected as Restaurateur of the Year in the Upstate by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.
 

Jason Clark of BIN112 has been selected the Restaurateur of the Year by the Upstate Hospitality Association.

The prestigious award is part of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) recognizing the top members in its association. Peers, suppliers and associates nominate candidates.

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CPW recognized for advancement of alternative fuel usage
OCT 27, 2014

Jennifer Satterthwaite, Public Information Coordinator for the SC Energy Office, presented Greer CPW an award for advancement of of alternative fuel usage. Receiving the honor, left to right, are: commissioner Perry Williams, City Gas Manager Bob Rhodes, Satterthwaite, commissioners Jeff Howell and Eugene Gibson.
 
 
 
 

Greer Commission of Public Works was recognized as the lone recipient to be honored for advancement of alternative fuel usage.

Jennifer Satterthwaite, presented the inaugural award – Emily Hall Tremaine Local Government Energy Leadership Award – at Monday’s monthly CPW commissioners meeting.

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Greer has lowest gas prices in the U.S.
OCT 27, 2014

Greer has arguably the lowest price of gas in the United States.

The GreerToday.com gas price comparison shows the lowest price at $2.64 a gallon of unleaded fuel at Murphy USA at 14065 E. Wade Hampton Blvd. and Marathon at 1904 Gap Creek Road.

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Creative Halloween costume ideas
OCT 27, 2014

Family Features

Every Halloween, many people look forward to participating in "frightful" festivities, such as costume parties and contests, but often wait until the last minute to come up with a costume.

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Trick and treating children jam City Park
OCT 25, 2014

A little Gamecock dressed in red figures to get a lot of candy with the orange pumpkin.
 

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A week of Halloween events began today at Greer City Park,

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Recognize an Unsung Hero
OCT 24, 2014

Do you know someone who would never call attention to accomplishments and deserves recognition?

Greenville Technical College is "Calling and Heroes," and needs your help in identifying those deserving individuals. Each year, the college recognizes members of the community and the college who act unselfishly in service to others.

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United Community Bank Ice on Main extends skating season
OCT 24, 2014

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Blue Ridge athletes charged
OCT 24, 2014

Five suspended Blue Ridge High School athletes turned themselves in to the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center Friday to face assault charges.

They were charged with assault and battery by a mob for an incident on Tuesday at the high school.

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