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City of Spartanburg confirms first human case of West Nile Virus
OCT 16, 2017

City of Spartanburg confirms first human case of West Nile Virus

The City of Spartanburg has been made aware of one confirmed human case of West Nile virus within the city limits.

The city reported it cannot be determined with certainty that the individual contracted the mosquito-borne infection in the City of Spartanburg, but is following recommendations from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent future cases of this illness.

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SCDOT recommends City close section of Biblebrook Road
OCT 16, 2017

SCDOT recommends City close section of Biblebrook Road

The City of Greer has closed a portion of Biblebrook Road near E. Poinsett St. indefinitely after the South Carolina Department of Transportation found a CSX Railroad bridge to be in poor condition.

SCDOT recommended the City close a portion of Biblebrook Road across from Inland Port Greer on either side of the bridge, which it inspected last week. As of Monday, SCDOT had not received a response from CSX about repairing the bridge.

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Riverside students get a hands-on view of emergency medical units
OCT 14, 2017

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter drew a lot of attention from Riverside High School students.
 

Students of the Health Sciences programs at Riverside High School got an up close look at emergency medical response units.

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter and Vital Care units from the Greenville Health System, and the City of Greer Fire Department provided a fire truck to tour and firefighters helped students don turn-out gear.

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LifeFM gets Dove Award for Southern/Bluegrass Gospel Radio Impact
OCT 14, 2017

LifeFM gets Dove Award for Southern/Bluegrass Gospel Radio Impact

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) selected LifeFM Network the 2017 Dove Award for Southern/Bluegrass Gospel Radio Impact.

The Dove Awards recognize a variety of Christian music genres for outstanding achievements and overall contribution to the music industry. The Radio Impact Award honors professionalism and influence in the broadcasting industry. The awards were presented on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Portion of Roper Mountain Road to be closed this weekend
OCT 13, 2017

Portion of Roper Mountain Road to be closed this weekend

Roper Mountain Road between Garlington Road and Gateway Access Road will be closed to through traffic from Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. until Monday October 16 at 7 a.m.

The purpose of the closure is to install two storm drain pipe crossings as part of the 85-385 Gateway Project. Traffic will be detoured via Gateway Access Road, which was formerly known as Chrome Drive.

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BSFD gets grants for swiftwater rescue, vehicle exhaust removal system
OCT 13, 2017

BSFD gets grants for swiftwater rescue, vehicle exhaust removal system

Officials with the Boiling Springs Fire District announced two grant awards totaling nearly $93,000 to aid in environmental conditions of two stations and to improve the district’s rescue capabilities.

A $17,909.50 grant was awarded by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase a 14-foot inflatable raft, an inflatable boat, a motor, a transport trailer, and a propeller guard that allows the Boiling Springs Fire District to enhance its swiftwater rescue team.

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Tomberlin, music major at NGU, keeps Panthers drumline pounding
OCT 13, 2017

Chase Tomberlin, a senior music major at North Greenville University, has one of the best part-time jobs imaginable for musician/sports fan.
 

By LaVerne Howell
North Greenville University

Chase Tomberlin, a senior music major from Greer, has more going on in his life than just going to class and studying. He has a part-time job, but not just any part-time job.

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Hotel, garage, retail complex approved by City Council
OCT 11, 2017

A four-story, 100 room Hampton Inn is scheduled to be open in two years at this site.
 

A four-story Hampton Inn and a multi-level parking garage were unanimously approved by City Council Tuesday night.

The Hilton-branded hotel, with a minimum of 100 rooms, and a 300-space garage is a partnership between Sycamore Greer LLC and the City of Greer. The hotel will be built at the site of the former The Tire Exchange on North Main Street.

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$410,000 gift bequeathed to Greenville Little Theatre
OCT 10, 2017

The largest single donation in Greenville Little Theatre’s 92-year history was bequeathed by long-time patrons.

The estate of Martha and William Power gifted $410,000 to the GLT Endowment. The GLT endowment is $910,000, of which interest from the endowment is used to support programming each year.

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Benson OctoberFAST is Saturday at Greer First Baptist
OCT 9, 2017

The largest crowd recorded at BensonFAST was in 2016.
 
 
 

The 11th Annual Benson OctoberFAST is Saturday at Greer First Baptist Church from noon-4 p.m.

A 5K run/walk, classic car show and entertainment by Doug Jones, former lead singer with Cravin’ Melon, will be among the free events. Proceeds benefit Greer Community Ministries.

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19 Swift drivers from Greer terminal honored for outstanding Driver Ranking Program
OCT 9, 2017

19 Swift drivers from Greer terminal honored for outstanding Driver Ranking Program

Nineteen drivers are being recognized by Swift Transportation, Co., in Greer for its Driver Ranking Program based on miles driven, commitment to safety, on-time deliverables, low customer service failure rates and total days of employment.

Diamond Drivers are the highest-achieving drivers in the program recognized for going above and beyond in the way of safety, efficiency and excellence in their driving for the company.

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Free flu shots available by GHS
OCT 7, 2017

Free flu shots are available courtesy of the Greenville Health System.
 
 

Free flu shots are available for adults only and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations below, provided by the Greenville Health System. Wear clothing so the upper arm is easily accessible to the person administering the shot.

Dates, time and sites are:

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Greer rolls past Eastside, sets up matchup with unbeaten rival Greenville
OCT 6, 2017

Greer continued its roll through the Class AAAA Region II schedule Friday night handing Eastside its first loss, 42-7.

Dre Williams had a career day rushing with 277 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns on runs of 86, 48, and 2 yards. He averaged 19.8 yards per carry (14).

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Fun times ahead at annual Friends of Lake Robinson celebration
OCT 5, 2017

A safe landing on Lake Robinson.
 

Friends of Lake Robinson Day of Celebration has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• Updated Friday, Oct. 6, 10:50 a.m.

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Clear bag policy in effect at Bon Secours Wellness Arena
OCT 4, 2017

The Bon Secours Wellness Arena will implement a clear bag policy for all events, including hockey, concerts and family events.
 

The Bon Secours Wellness Arena will implement a clear bag policy for all events, including hockey, concerts and family events.

Each ticketed guest will be permitted to carry one large clear bag, either a Ziploc style bag or a 12”x6”x12” clear bag, plus a small clutch purse (4.5”x6.5”). The small clutch must be carried into the venue outside the clear bag and is subject to search.  

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'Let The Right One In' performed by Shoestring Players
OCT 3, 2017

'Let The Right One In' performed by Shoestring Players

The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform “Let the Right One In”, Thursday-Sunday (Oct. 5 – 8) in the Performing Arts Center Theatre at USC Upstate.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; midnight on Friday; and 3 p.m. Sunday.

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You're invited to Princesses and Pancakes
OCT 3, 2017

You're invited to Princesses and Pancakes

The Greer Arts Council is hosting Princesses and Pancakes, a fundraiser at Fatz Saturday morning. Just the facts:

Princesses and Pancakes

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Payne, Upstate basketball coach, abruptly resigns for quality of life
OCT 3, 2017

'I told her (wife, Ann) that I just didn’t think I could do this.'USC Upstate Basketball Coach Eddie Payne
 

The University of South Carolina Upstate head men’s basketball coach, Eddie Payne, announced he would step down as head coach effective Tuesday.

It is a decision that did not come easily for Payne, who’s led the Spartans for 15 seasons.

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Largest industrial building in Velocity Park, nearly 300,000 sq. ft. being built
OCT 2, 2017

Construction has begun on a 297,600-square-foot building in Velocity Park that will become the first of three buildings on the property on Victor Hill Road in Greer.

Construction has begun on a 297,600-square-foot building in Velocity Park that will become the first of three buildings on the property on Victor Hill Road in Greer. The property borders Greenville and Spartanburg counties and is one of the most convenient to the automobile industry serving BMW and other new industrial and manufacturing industries.

Cullum Interests, a Greer-based industrial developer led by Allen Cullum, is partnering with Childress Klein, one of the Southeast’s largest commercial and real estate firms.

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Fleming has career receiving day for Limestone
OCT 1, 2017

D'Anta Fleming had a career day for Limestone College Saturday.
 

D’Anta Fleming, senior wide receiver, posted career highs with 218 yards and four touchdowns in Limestone College’s 56-49 double overtime win over Mars Hill Saturday.

Fleming (Greer High School) hauled in eight catches for 218 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown catch. Fleming became the first Limestone player to break 200 yards receiving in a game and his 84-yard TD catch was second longest in program history.

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