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Exercise at home, neighborhood are options to keep mind, body sharp
MAR 27, 2020

Exercise at home, neighborhood are options to keep mind, body sharp

By ANDREW SCHMITT

Due to business closings, government orders and individuals who have opted to self-quarantine, South Carolina residents are limited to the confines of their homes.

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Cancelled fishing tournament participants, sponsors donate fees to charities
MAR 27, 2020

The $3,000 donation allows the agency to feed 46 families of four for 10-plus days.

The Greer Centennial Lions Club has turned an unfortunate situation into one that will help the community.

The April 4 bass fishing tournament on Lake Robinson has been canceled.

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Woman, 60, missing; deputies ask for community help
MAR 22, 2020

Carolyn Felicia Jackson
 

Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Search and Rescue Team are conducting a search for missing 60 year-old, Carolyn Felicia Jackson, who was last seen at 579 Daventon Road.

Carolyn was last seen sometime on March 21. She is a white female, five-foot-2-inches, 110 pounds and does have some known medical conditions.  

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Visit AFC Urgent Care-Bon Secours for respiratory systems
MAR 21, 2020

Visit AFC Urgent Care-Bon Secours for respiratory systems

From Bon Secours

Beginning Monday, March 23, if you have respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or body aches, you are asked to use the Augusta Road, Cherrydale or Pelham Road locations of AFC Urgent Care-Bon Secours. 

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Face mask challenge: Spartanburg Regional needs your help
MAR 20, 2020

Face mask challenge: Spartanburg Regional needs your help

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is experiencing increased demand for face masks, goggles, face shields and N95 or similar masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response, Spartanburg Regional is announcing a mask challenge.

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BMW, Michelin announce production shutdowns
MAR 20, 2020

BMW, Michelin announce production shutdowns

Two of the Upstate’s largest employers will temporarily cease production.

BMW Manufacturing and Michelin North America announced they are shutting down all or part of their production operations. Both of the shutdowns were in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spartanburg Regional issues visitor restrictions for hospitals, nursing homes
MAR 20, 2020

Spartanburg Regional issues visitor restrictions for hospitals, nursing homes

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has temporarily suspended all visitation to its hospitals.

SRHS is making the move to limit the spread of COVID-19. It has steadily increased visitor restrictions in response to the pandemic.

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Greenville man arrested on multiple child sex offenses
MAR 20, 2020

James Matthew Fortner, II
 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Greenville man on multiple child sex offenses.

James Matthew Fortner, II, 44, of Greenville was arrested for multiple child sex offenses. The investigation stems from information that was brought forth by the victim to investigators on March 15, according, GCSO Specialized Investigations Division investigators found that Fortner committed multiple sex acts, including sexual battery on the victim during a time period of around eight years.

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BI-LO designates shopping hour for seniors, high-risk customers
MAR 20, 2020

BI-LO designated a special shopping hour, 8-9 a.m. Monday through Friday, dedicated to seniors and high-risk customers.
 

Southeastern Grocers, parent company and home of BI-LO designated a special shopping hour, 8-9 a.m. Monday through Friday, dedicated to seniors and high-risk customers, in all stores. The response is due to the COVID-19 virus affecting the United States.

The grocer asks all customers to respect this time given to the elderly and other high-risk community members to allow them the comfort of purchasing necessary products in a safe environment.

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CresCom Bank locations without drive-thru lanes closing lobbies
MAR 20, 2020

CresCom Bank locations without drive-thru lanes closing lobbies

CresCom Bank is closing its lobby to the public and offer drive-thru only service.

The COVID-19 has forced businesses to scale back their face-to-face operations to limit contact.

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SCC distance learning to continue through end of semester
MAR 19, 2020

SCC distance learning to continue through end of semester

Spartanburg Community College implemented a distance learning instructional model on March 16 that will continue through the end of the semester, April 29, in compliance with the executive order announced Thursday by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

SCC’s five campuses in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties remain closed through March 31 for students and the public, in accordance with the Governor’s March 15 executive order.

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USC Upstate extends virtual learning, postpones May commencement
MAR 19, 2020

USC Upstate extends virtual learning, postpones May commencement

USC Upstate extended virtual learning for all students through the spring semester, interim Chancellor J. Derham Cole, Jr., announced Thursday. Upstate, along with all other University of South Carolina System institutions, will teach and learn remotely through the completion of final exams in May.

“As we continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on university campuses across the country, and in consultation with public health experts, it has become necessary to extend virtual learning for students at least through the remainder of the Spring semester,” according to Cole’s announcement.

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Dine-in service for restaurants, bars ordered close
MAR 17, 2020

Dine-in service for restaurants and bars in South Carolina have been ordered to close beginning Wednesday by Gov. Henry McMaster.

“Restaurants and bars must close their dine-in service starting tomorrow, starting tomorrow morning,” McMaster said in a statement. “It is allowed and recommended that takeout, curbside delivery of food … all that be increased, enhance.”

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CPW customer service lobby, lake warden office closed
MAR 17, 2020

CPW customer service lobby, lake warden office closed

The Greer CPW customer service lobby and the lake warden’s office at Lake Robinson (2544 Mays Bridge Road) are closed through at least March 31.  Both Lake Cunningham and Lake Robinson are open for recreation. 

The changes are due to the growing coronavirus concerns and the utility’s attempts to limit exposure to customers and employees.

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SRHS further restricts visitors
MAR 17, 2020

By Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

For the health of our patients, visitors, caregivers and community, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is asking that people do not visit our hospitals, including nursing homes and long-term care locations.

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Frozen remains on schedule in Greer
MAR 13, 2020

All performances of Greenville Children’s Theatre’s Frozen Jr. are proceeding as planned this weekend at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center at 505 Main Street.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors/students/military and $7 children 3 and under.

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Beach Boys scheduled for the Peace Center
MAR 13, 2020

The Beach Boys will play the Peace Center on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon to fans around the world.Since lead singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, "Surfin’" (1961).

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Magic Camp scheduled during spring break
MAR 13, 2020

Magic Camp scheduled during spring break

A Magic Camp is scheduled April 13-17, over Spring Break, at the Greer Arts Center. The City of Greer and Upstate Magic Academy is partnering with the event. The 5-day camp is 9 a.m.-noon.

The camp will teach life lessons and magic tricks.

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Prisma Health offers Virtual Visit option free for those with COVID-19 symptoms
MAR 13, 2020

Prisma Health has made its new Virtual Visits free to anyone seeking care for potential COVID-19. It includes a new on-demand video option in addition to the existing online visit option. To access the free virtual visits, use promo code COVID19.

The video visit is available 24/7 for ages 3 and older. The online visit is for ages 18 and older. Online visits can be completed anytime, but responses are provided daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

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Spartanburg Regional issues visitor restrictions for hospitals, nursing homes
MAR 13, 2020

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is asking visitors not to visit hospitals as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus.

Spartanburg Regional continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) guidelines.

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