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New downtown restaurant owners experimenting with enhancing menu, dining experience
JUL 27, 2016

Neile Bramlett and his wife, Frankie Hendrix, have partnered taking over ownership of the Chocolate Toad located at 224 Trade Street.
 
 

The new owners of a downtown restaurant are experimenting to incorporate a more diverse menu – yet maintain its core offerings.

Neile Bramlett and his wife, Frankie Hendrix, have taken ownership of Chocolate Toad at 224 Trade Street.

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Firefighters find Greer man, 90, dead in his Poinsett Street home
JUL 27, 2016

John Benjamin Norris, 90, was killed in a house fire at 412 Poinsett Street Wednesday morning. Cause of death and fire are awaiting further reports, according to investigators.
 

One person died after a house fire at 412 Poinsett Street in Greer.

John Benjamin Norris, 90, was killed, according to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans. The cause of death is unknown pending autopsy reports.

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Greenville County School District, City of Greer lock up 5-year renewal with RMS athletic fields
JUL 26, 2016

Greenville County School District, City of Greer lock up 5-year renewal with RMS athletic fields

The School District of Greenville County and the City of Greer have renewed a lease agreement for the softball/baseball and football fields at Riverside Middle School.

The 5-year renewal, $1 a year, is effective Sept. 1 through August 2021. The city will play for all utilities associated with the fields while using the facilities.

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Dave Ramsey: Don't cut your safety net
JUL 26, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I make $25,000 a year, and I’m single. I expect my salary to increase to $35,000 next year, so can I get by with a $500 starter emergency fund instead of $1,000? I have about $38,000 in debt right now, including student loans, and I don’t know how to keep up with bills and everything if I try saving a bigger emergency fund.

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Northwood 10-U reaches championship in Tournament of State Championships
JUL 26, 2016

Northwood 10-U reaches championship in Tournament of State Championships

Northwood Little League’s 8-10-year-old team eliminated Florida in the Tournament of State Champions being played in Greenville, N.C., 2-1 in nine innings Tuesday.

Northwood, the South Carolina state champions, plays Virginia, a 24-10 winner over Georgia.

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City police and fire clear path for Carolina Brotherhood Ride pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas
JUL 26, 2016

The City of Greer Fire and Police departments assisted the Brotherhood riders and their escorts to allow safe and efficient travel through the city.
 

The Carolina Brotherhood Ride, with firefighters and police officers cycling, passed through downtown Greer Tuesday morning to pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas.

Greer is part of the five-day, 463-mile bicycle ride. Thirty cyclists from the Carolina Brotherhood Ride are making their way to Raleigh, N.C. It began in Columbia on Monday morning. The riders faced temperatures reaching into the mid-90s with a heat index of over 100 degrees.

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Blue Note Lollipops is all about jazz
JUL 26, 2016

Blue Note Lollipops is all about jazz

The "cool cats" of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra Jazz Quartet will take Summer Lollipop-goers on a smooth, musical trip that introduces them to the great American art form known as "jazz," including its origins as well as how this genre has grown in popularity and appreciation.

Two performances will be offered: a "twilight" concert at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville on Monday, August 1 at 7 p.m., and an afternoon concert at the Central-Clemson Regional Library in Central on Tuesday, August 2 at 2:30 p.m.

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National Night Out at City Park preparing for Pokémon Go players
JUL 25, 2016

National Night Out at City Park preparing for Pokémon Go players

National Night Out will be celebrated Tuesday Aug. 2 at Greer City Park.

The free event allows neighbors and police officers to get to know each other better in an effort to improve safety.

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Girl Scouts build Little Free Libraries at Greer area parks
JUL 25, 2016

Girl Scout Troop 811 of service unit 636 has built and installed two Little Free Libraries.
 

Girl Scout Troop 811 of service unit 636 has built and installed two Little Free Libraries in Greenville County – Century Park Kids Planet and St. Giles Presbyterian Church on Hudson Road.

The libraries were part of the Junior’s Bronze award project in which they contribute to an ongoing program. The little free libraries are a “give a book, take a book” program that is within easy access to the public to help encourage literacy in both children and adults.

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Olivia Wells wins Greer Idol 2016, watch all the performances and an interview with the winner
JUL 25, 2016

. See performances, Olivia's interview below.

Olivia Wells, a junior voice major at Anderson University, won the 2016 Greer Idol Season 10 championship and the $2,000 first prize Friday night.

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Northwood begins playoff run to return to the Little League World Series
JUL 20, 2016

Collin Clark throws during practice with the Northwood Little League preparing for the state championships.
 

The Northwood Little League begins play in the state championship tournament beginning Saturday in Chester.

Northwood plays Irmo in its first game Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Chester Baseball Complex. The tournament is double elimination.

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Greer Idol 10 season winner will earn $2,000 Friday at final weekend of Tunes in the Park
JUL 20, 2016

Greer Idol 10 season winner will earn $2,000 Friday at final weekend of Tunes in the Park

A Greer Idol contestant will win $2,000 Friday night in the Season 10 finals at the Greer City Park amphitheater.

Will Rawls, Andre Webb and Olivia Wells will compete for the championship Friday rain or shine. Last week’s band did not perform but the six Idol contestants did weather severe thunderstorms to sing in the semifinals.

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Lowes Foods opens staffing center for stores entering the Upstate
JUL 20, 2016

Lowes Foods is opening a staffing center for its stores entering the Upstate market.
 

Lowes Foods is opening a staffing center for its stores, first coming to Greer, and then entering the Simpsonville and Greenville markets.

The staffing center, at 1659 Woodruff Road in Greenville, is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome.

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NGU named among best Christian universities in the South
JUL 20, 2016

North Greenville University ranks fifth in the 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South for 2017 by Christian Universities Online (CUO).

The methodology behind this ranking began with schools that are members or member eligible of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Publicly available data for these schools were collected in five categories. These categories are faculty-to-student ratio, percent of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid, selectivity, overall retention rate and overall graduation rate. Each category received equal weight in calculating the final ranking.

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The Greenville Little Theatre presents "Rockin' the Summer!"
JUL 20, 2016

The Greenville Little Theatre presents "Rockin' the Summer!" Aug. 5-14.

The show will features music from the 50s, 60s and 70s, including Evis, the Eagles and Abba.

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Peace Center announces on sale dates for 2016-2017 Broadway Season
JUL 20, 2016

The Peace Center has announced the single ticket on sale dates for most shows in the 2016-2017 Broadway season:

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

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Community gives Meals on Wheels a lift by participating in program
JUL 19, 2016

Greer City Councilwoman Judy Albert pitched in delivering Meals on Wheels.
 

Greer Community Ministries (GCM) received a $1,750 grant for participating in Meals on Wheels America’s 2016 March for Meals campaign.

Throughout March, the nonprofit highlighted the benefits of its Meals on Wheels program and asked the community to get involved by donating time and funds.

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S.C. Ports Authority grant applications due Aug. 1
JUL 19, 2016

S.C. Ports Authority grant applications due Aug. 1

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) dedicates a portion of its revenues to partnership projects that support local communities in which the port operates.

Applications must demonstrate a clear fit within one of the following focus areas: maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness, and community outreach.

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GSP beefing up cargo service, adds 2 weekly roundtrip flights from German-based freight company
JUL 19, 2016

GSP beefing up cargo service, adds 2 weekly roundtrip flights from German-based freight company

Senator International will begin scheduled international cargo service in and out of Greenville-Spartanburg International in Greer.

Senator International is a global German-based freight forwarder, that will provide convenient delivery of cargo services into the region that include South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

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Nesbitt, Byrnes football player, who drowned swimming with friends, reportedly was a lifeguard
JUL 19, 2016

Markell Tyquann Nesbitt, 16, of Lee Street in Lyman, died Monday while swimming with a group of friends when he went under and did not resurface at Lyman Lake.
 

A Byrnes High School football player who drowned in Lyman Lake Monday was a lifeguard at a Spartanburg recreation center, according to reports.

Markell Tyquann Nesbitt, 16, of Lee Street in Lyman was swimming with a group of friends when he went under and did not resurface.

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