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GSP will offer passengers Escape Lounge
JUL 19, 2018

The Escape Lounge will offer hot and cold food and beverage choices, casual seating, high-speed Wi-Fi and current flight information.
 

A company is investing more than $1 million in a 2,500-square-foot Escape Lounge at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

MAG USA, a Chicago-headquartered company, is developing the lounge. 

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Crawford is new principal at Greer Middle College Charter HS
JUL 18, 2018

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
 

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Crawford served as Principal/CEO at Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) for 10 years until August 2012 when joining Legacy Early College as the Executive Director. The graduation rate in the West Greenville community improved to 93 percent compared to 54 percent before Legacy opening.

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Two celebrations; July 4th and a first grandchild
JUL 17, 2018

Mayor Rick Danner entertains granddaughter Ruby.
 
 
 

Mayor Rick Danner celebrated more than the birth of our country during the 21st annual July 4th parade. Danner and his wife, Rita, introduced their first grandchild, Ruby.

Anne and Jacob Danner are the parents of Ruby.

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GSP commissioners approve airport parking increases
JUL 11, 2018

Parking costs at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase Oct. 1 in all but one lot.
 
 

Parking at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase in all but the daily lot beginning Oct. 1.

GSP commissioners approved the virtually across the board increases Monday.

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City of Greer recognized for performance management leadership
JUL 11, 2018

The City of Greer has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts for the fourth consecutive year by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

ICMA awarded the City of Greer its first Certificate of Distinction for its role as a national leader in government performance management.

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Smart ways to fuel kids this summer
JUL 9, 2018

Family Features

Parents may be wondering how to ensure their children are staying hydrated, maintaining healthy diets and getting the nutrients they need during the summer months. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the reality is one out of two kids ages 9 and up are missing out on key nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and potassium — putting them at risk for serious health issues.

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CBL State Savings Bank opening loan office in Landrum
JUL 9, 2018

Greer-based CBL State Savings Bank will locate a loan office in Landrum to be opened on Oct. 1.

The office will be located at 920 East Rutherford Street. Initially, only the bank’s loan products, including first and second residential mortgages, equity lines of credit, land loans, construction/permanent loans, commercial real estate loans and more, will be available. Other products will be offered later.

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BMW Plant in Greer making final preparations for production of all-new BMW X5
JUL 6, 2018

BMW Plant in Greer making final preparations for production of all-new BMW X5

As Americans enjoy the holiday week and prepare for their summer adventures, preparations of a different kind are nearing completion at the BMW plant in Greer. The final phases of gearing up for production of the all-new BMW X5, which begins later this summer.

 Four generations of leadership 

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The rise and fall of three meals a day
JUL 5, 2018

The rise and fall of three meals a day

By Carole Mabry, MS, RD, LD On

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Greer parade: Patriotic fashion, music. Neighbors celebrate July 4th
JUL 4, 2018

Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 

It was a perfect morning for the annual Arlington-Davenport July 4th Parade.

Mayor Rick Danner, a parade organizer, introduced his first grandchild, Ruby. Police Chief Matt Hamby led the parade in a Greer Police Department vehicle blaring patriotic music along the one-mile scenic route and scores of children wore red, white and blue fashion while some showed off their wheels. Dogs walked patiently with their best friend and some were carried. There was barking, but none got entangled.

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2018-2019 schedule
JUL 1, 2018

Kory Vrieze conducts the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

The Foothills Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Vrieze has set its 2018-2019 season schedule.

• Dec 15: Christmas Concert & Toys for Tots Drive. 7:30 p.m. Riverside First Baptist Church.

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Spartanburg queen crowned Miss South Carolina 2018
JUL 1, 2018

Davia Bunch of Spartanburg was crowned Miss South Carolina on Saturday. Sydney Ford, Miss Greater Greer, was first runnerup.
 
 

Davia Bunch of Spartanburg was crowned Miss South Carolina on Saturday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

The 21-year-old from Spartanburg is a student at the University of South Carolina. First runner-up Sydney Ford of Gaffney, competed as Miss Greater Greer.

Sydney Sill, from Duncan, was second runnerup. She competed as Miss Clemson.

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Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is
JUN 30, 2018

Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is

Date

Saturday, June 30

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Upstate dancer crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2018
JUN 30, 2018

Berkley Bryant, Miss River City Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2018.
 

Berkley Bryant, Miss River City Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2018 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday.

Berkley, 17, is from Anderson. She attends T. L. Hanna High School. She was a preliminary talent winner performing a tap dance to "Runaway Baby". She will compete in America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in July in Orlando, Fla.

Miss South Carolina will be crowned on Saturday. The pageant starts at 8 p.m.and will be televised on Sinclair stations in the state

Runners-up for the title of Miss South Carolina Teen are:

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Miss Greater Greer Teen is preliminary winner
JUN 28, 2018

L-R: Miss Clarendon Teen Meredith Covert, Miss S.C. Teen 2017 Ally McCaslin and Miss Greater Greer Teen Kellan Fenegan.
 

Tuesday  preliminary winners

Miss Greater Greer, Kellan Fenegan, won the Wednesday Evening Gown/Onstage Question preliminary in the Miss South Carolina Teen competition in Columbia.

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Greater Greer girls win preliminary awards in Miss South Carolina pageant
JUN 27, 2018

Miss Clemson, Sydney Sill, won the Swimsuit preliminary and Miss Spartanburg, Davia Bunch, won the Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition Tuesday night.
 

Two of Tuesday’s four Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen preliminary winners are from the greater Greer area. The first night of competition was held at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

Sydney Sill from Duncan and Halie Duncan from Moore won their categories.

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Starbucks raising price of a cup of coffee
JUN 25, 2018

Starbucks raising price of a cup of coffee

Starbucks is raising the price of brewed coffee by as much as 20 cents at most company operated stores. Espresso and specialty drinks remain unchanged, according to published reports.

A basic cup of coffee will likely be more than $2. The company said a majority of its stores are selling a tall brewed coffee for $2.15, up from $1.95 in most markets including cafes in Southern California.

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Additional international cargo flights stake claim to skying business at GSP
JUN 25, 2018

Senator International has increased its flights to GSP and is now flying roundtrip from Greer to Mexico to deliver more logistics.
 

Evidently the sky isn’t the limit for the ultra-modern, fast-paced passenger and cargo service at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Last week’s news of Frontier Airlines adding four non-stop cities – Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Tampa – to GSP is already old news compared to Monday’s announcement that Senator International and GSP are increasing cargo flights to 8-10 per week. That’s an additional roundtrip flight between GSP and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO).

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High tech meets low tech at Furman University solar farm
JUN 25, 2018

Local sheep owner Steve Wood with new tenants of Furman solar farm.

GREENVILLE — When Furman’s six-acre, $1.7 million solar farm was installed off Poinsett Highway last year, the project turned heads. But it’s likely to get even more attention now that 12 St. Croix sheep have moved in and will be calling the solar farm home for the foreseeable future.

 In an effort to reduce the cost of mowing under the 2,994 solar panels and to lower gas emissions, Furman partnered with local sheep owner Steve Wood to see if four ewes and their eight lambs could help solve the problem — a marriage of low and high tech and a win-win proposition as the sheep need shelter and a place to graze.

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Small business owner exhibiting at Nashville Music Show
JUN 23, 2018

Cody Fields has a new line of three preamp and direct input pedals, one each for acoustic, bass, and electric guitars, is now available.
 

An Upstate small business owner is taking his next big step by exhibiting at the Summer National Association of Music Merchants Show in Nashville from June 28-30.

Cody Fields, a Lyman, native and owner of Noseminster, builds three guitar effects brands out of his home, going so far as to powdercoat in his laundry room. Each of his brands fills a different niche to both diversify his offerings and cast a wider net on the industry.

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