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Pacing along parts of 85-385 project for blasting operations this weekend
DEC 2, 2016

Pacing along parts of 85-385 project for blasting operations this weekend

Pacing operations will occur on Saturday and Sunday in support of blasting operation needed as part of the 85-385 Gateway Project.

Pacing operations are scheduled for Saturday morning 7 and 11 a.m.  and Sunday morning between 7 a.m. to noon.

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SRHS, Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute join landmark study to detect cancer early
DEC 2, 2016

 

 

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Thornblade, Preserve at Verdae, Furman Golf Club are host courses for 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am
DEC 1, 2016

Bob Nitto, president, BMW Charity Pro-Am,  was joined by Elizabeth Davis, president, Furman University to announce next year's tournament course.
 

The Thornblade Club and The Preserve at Verdae will again serve as host courses for the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament in 2017, and The Furman University Golf Club was unveiled a new third location for the event.

“The 2017 tournament will take place May 18 -21, and will once again bring great golf, entertainment, and our focus on charitable giving to the Upstate,” said Bob Nitto, president, BMW Charity Pro.

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Dabo Swinney is right, journalism has lost its credibility
NOV 30, 2016

Dabo Swinney takes a swipe at media who have dismissed ethics in  journalism.
 

• See Dabo Swinney's comments

Dabo Swinney is right.

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Greer Station Vintage Christmas has 3-day run beginning Thursday
NOV 29, 2016

The Plunder returns to the Greer Station Vintage Christmas

The Greer Station Vintage Christmas is Thursday through Saturday at Grace Hall.

The indoor event will benefit Saved by the Heart, a non-profit for animal rescue serving Greer. Last year’s event helped raise funds for the rescue’s veterinary, food, maintenance bills and foster program.

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Two holiday events postponed because of weather
NOV 29, 2016

Two holiday events scheduled in Spartanburg have been postponed tonight and rescheduled.

Rain throughout the day Tuesday and more scheduled tonight made event planners rework their calendars.

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Noah Hannon collects another honor, Lineman of the Year
NOV 29, 2016

Noah Hannon of Greer High School was selected Lineman of the Year from the Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Team by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association.
 

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Noah Hannon of Greer High School was selected Lineman of the Year from the Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Team by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association.

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Dave Ramsey: 'Snakes bite'
NOV 28, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are building a home, and we found a great entertainment center we both love. It costs $6,000, and the dealer said he would give us 10 percent off if we take out a store credit card. We have the cash to buy the piece, but we were wondering if it would be a good idea to get the card and use it for the entertainment center and Christmas gifts, then pay it off immediately.

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Brian Martin's vision of downtown living acknowledged with Mayor's Small Business Award
NOV 28, 2016

Brian Martin was presented the Mayor's Award at the Greater of Greer Chamber of Commerce Business dinner. Martin's family is pictured with Greer Mayor Rick Danner.
 

Brian Martin’s investment into Greer has resonated far beyond the Upstate with his vision of residential growth downtown combined with small businesses.

Martin, an attorney at 212 Trade Street, has five apartments he leases – from studio to two-bedroom – plus two additional one-bedroom units he rents for Airbnb quests.

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Police Chief Reynolds is grand marshal for Christmas Parade
NOV 28, 2016

Police Chief Dan Reynolds is the grand marshal for the Greer Christmas Parade.
 

• Gee will lead Greer High School Marching Band

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds is the grand marshal for Sunday’s Christmas Parade.

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Jingle Bell Jog is scheduled for Dec. 10
NOV 27, 2016

Jingle Bell Jog is scheduled for Dec. 10

The Jingle Bell Jog is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10 starting at the Sugar Creek III Clubhouse in Greer.

The Elf Run, ¾-mile, is 2:15 p.m. and the Jingle Bell Jog 5k is 3 p.m.

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Lighting of the Christmas Tree activities announced
NOV 27, 2016

Making s'mores will be one of the activities Friday during the lighting of Christmas Tree at City Park.
 

The Greer Christmas Tree Lighting with activities is scheduled Friday at Greer City Park.

Friday’s schedule

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Fire at Hollywild Animal Park appeared to start in a trash can besides concessions building
NOV 26, 2016

Hollywild Animal Park continues with its Holiday Lights Safari.
 

A fire at the concessions building in the Santa’s Village of Hollywild Animal Park was reported by a park official.

No people or animals were hurt, reported Kim Atchley, Executive Director of the park.

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North Greenville continues run in playoffs, beats Tuskegee
NOV 26, 2016

Will Hunter threw three touchdown passes and ran for a one-yard score in North Greenville University's playoff win over Tuskegee Saturday.
 

North Greenville came out of the gate with four first quarter touchdowns to beat Tuskegee, 45-26, in the second round of the NCAA Division II Saturday in Tigerville.

NGU (9-4) will play North Alabama (9-1) in the semifinals next Saturday at a time to be announced. North Alabama beat UNC Pembroke, 41-9.

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Greer police trying to connect elusive clue to triple-murder case
NOV 25, 2016

Greer police trying to connect elusive clue to triple-murder case

'Murder victims were almost as innocent as children'

The search continues for the Greer Police Department seeking a clue that would help solve a 2003 triple-murder case.

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North Greenville hosts Tuskegee in a second round playoff game
NOV 25, 2016

North Greenville hosts Tuskegee in a second round playoff game

North Greenville University will play Tuskegee University in a second round NCAA Division II football playoff game Saturday at noon at Younts Stadium in Tigerville.

NGU is 8-4 that includes a four-game winning streak. The Crusaders are coming off its first round playoff victory, 27-13, at Florida Institute last Saturday.

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Greer firefighters assisting in Pinnacle Mountain Fire
NOV 24, 2016

Greer firefighters assisting in Pinnacle Mountain Fire

Greer firefighters are helping to battle the Pinnacle Mountain Fire that is threatening more than 800 structures in South Caroina and North Carolina.

The fire jumped into Pickens and Greenville counties last week and today there are 625 threatened structures in South Carolina – 523 in Greenville County and 112 in Pickens County. Officials also reported there are 171 structures threatened in Transylvania County, N.C.

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Chef Jason Clark shows how to carve and plate your Thanksgiving turkey
NOV 23, 2016

Jason Clark, 2014 and 2016 Restauranteur of the Year, is owner/operator of BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 A Steak House.
 
 
 

• Carving a turkey, step-by-step

Jason Clark, honored as the Restaurateur of 2014 and 2016 in the Upstate, demonstrates how to carve a turkey and present a beautiful plate of food for the family and guests on Thanksgiving.

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Gee will be at the Greer Christmas Parade, leading Greer High School Marching Band
NOV 23, 2016

Lonnie

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The City of Greer will be able to give a shout out for Lonnie “Gee” McGee at the Christmas Parade.

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Use your head to combat concussions in youth sports
NOV 23, 2016

Use your head to combat concussions in youth sports

With athletes of all ages taking to fields and courts, there are important steps to take in keeping young athletes safe during practice and games.

Data from U.S. Youth Soccer shows that the number of kids playing increased nearly 90 percent — with nearly 3 million children ages 7-17 playing each year — from 1990 to 2014. As soccer has risen in popularity, so has the rate on injuries — especially concussions — according to a Nationwide Children's Hospital study published recently in "Pediatrics."

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