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Gibbs Cancer Center in Greer a year away from completion
MAR 22, 2019

A construction worker prepares to hang glass Thursday on the outside of the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham expansion. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System began expanding the cancer center, a division of Spartanburg Medical Center, in 2018. The 190,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be complete in spring 2020. The cancer center is located next to Pelham Medical Center at 250 Westmoreland Road in Greer.
 
 

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Pair arrested for Locust Hill murder and double shooting
MAR 19, 2019

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have charged 22 year-old, Adam Thomas Byrum and 21 year-old, Corina Veronica Castro in connection with the March 17 shooting death of Jamie Smith. 

Investigators have also charged the two for a double shooting that occurred at some time during the  night of March 13  and the early morning hours of March 14. 

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- Five ways pets can improve your mental and physical health
MAR 19, 2019

By Jennifer Bonham

 Pet parents know that fuzzy companions bring happiness to their lives but many are unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that also accompany the enjoyment of playing with or snuggling up to a furry friend. The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, have put together five ways how bringing a pet into your life can improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

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Malicious damage to thousands of plants at Garden Center
MAR 15, 2019

A Greenville County nursery is closed after vandals did malicious damage to thousands of plants.

The incident happened between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday at Martin Garden Center and was reported by an employee who came to work and discovered thousands of plants covered in orange herbicide.

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Greenville County deputy fired after charge of domestic violence charge
MAR 15, 2019

A Greenville County Deputy has been terminated after being involved in a domestic violence incident.

Michael Valdario was terminated when the Travelers Rest Police Department brought to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office that he was involved in a domestic dispute.

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Dave Ramsey: Wait until 'you' both are 'we' before debt becomes 'ours'
MAR 15, 2019

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m getting married this summer, and I’m on Baby Step 4 of your plan. My fiancé is getting onboard with your advice, too, and she’s in the process of paying down her student loan debt. Would it be a good idea to go ahead, and put most of my emergency fund savings toward helping pay off her debt now?

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Flour partner in $4.9 billion LAX automated people mover
MAR 15, 2019

Fluor Corporation announced Thursday ground was broken on the Los Angeles International Airport’s $4.9 billion Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports.
 
 

Fluor Corporation announced that its LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team broke ground Thursday on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Fluor and its partners are set to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the $4.9 billion project over the next 30 years. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

“We are eager to officially begin the construction and advancement of LAX’s world-class facilities,” said Terence Easton, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business. “This project is a signature piece of mega infrastructure that will be ready to welcome the 2028 Summer Olympics, will improve mobility for travelers from around the world and empower progress for the Los Angeles region for generations to come.”

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NGU?s Branyon elected to state organization office
MAR 15, 2019

NGU’s Jill B. Branyon has been elected president-elect for the state organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. 
 
 

Jill B. Branyon, professor of education and secondary mathematics education coordinator at North Greenville University, has been elected president-elect for the state organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Her term of service will begin on July 1 and she will serve for two years.

Branyon has been a member of this organization since 2004 and has benefited from professional development. In 2012, she received the Golden Gift Fund award, which supports members to attend the International Leadership Management Seminar to develop member leadership, communication, and management skills. She has attended state conventions, regional conferences, and international conventions and has served as chapter treasurer and chapter president.

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Trebek inspires world after pancreatic cancer announcement
MAR 11, 2019

Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
 
 
 

 

By ALAN JENKINS

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Frontier increasing service between GSP, Denver
MAR 11, 2019

Frontier Airlines will double the number of flights between Denver and Greenville-Spartanburg airport. Twice weekly nonstop flights will increase to four time a week beginning May 3.

 Denver is one of the top destinations for GSP passengers.

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Mayor Clyde Rogers: Double amputation wasn't a handicap in election
MAR 10, 2019

Clyde Rogers, Jr. had his second leg amputated weeks before he was sworn in as Duncan’s mayor in July 2016.
 
 

By BRIAN PEAHUFF

Clyde “Rog” Rogers, Jr. had his second leg amputated weeks before he was sworn in as Duncan’s mayor in July 2016. But that didn’t stop him from taking his oath of office.

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Turn your clocks ahead; check your smoke alarms
MAR 9, 2019

Daylight saving time starts this weekend, so turn your clocks ahead and test the batteries inyour smoke alarms. 

"It’s important for everyone to make sure their smoke alarms are working correctly," said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer, Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross. "A disaster like a home fire can happen at any time. We urge people to take these steps now and know what they should do if an emergency occurs."

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Economic icon Carter Smith retiring, helped recruit $16 billion, 50,000 jobs
MAR 7, 2019

Economic icon Carter Smith retiring, helped recruit $16 billion, 50,000 jobs

After 27 years steering the economic development of Spartanburg County, Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith will retire effective June 30.

Smith was instrumental in recruiting BMW Manufacturing Co., and was a key figure in bringing the likes of Amazon, Adidas, Toray and Michelin to Spartanburg County. He, along with many economic development allies, has established Spartanburg as an internationally recognized advanced manufacturing, distribution and logistics destination.

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Spartanburg Community College receives donations for augmented reality and reality based classroom immersion
MAR 1, 2019

Thanks to donations to Spartanburg Community College from SeeDaten, Inc., ioxp GmbH, SCRA, and Milliken & Company, SCC instructors can now easily transfer their teaching and experiential knowledge to students via the latest augmented reality/mixed reality and reality-based classroom technologies.

 In cooperation with their technologies supply partner, ioxp GmbH of Mannheim, Germany, SeeDaten has made an in-kind donation in excess of $135,000 to install, train and support the leadership and students of Spartanburg Community College. SeeDaten is based at the college's Spark Center SC and is an IT solution provider for B2B applications in augmented reality/mixed reality technologies (AR/MR) to improve employee, student learning and performance, leading to an increase in quality output and a reduction in operational cost.

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Barnette: Legislature debating bills that could place you and your family in danger
FEB 28, 2019

Barnette: Legislature debating bills that could place you and your family in danger

By BARRY BARNETTE
7th Circuit Solicitor

The South Carolina Legislature is debating bills that could place you and your family in danger.

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Doug Forbis: A role model from love, perserverance
FEB 24, 2019

Kat and Doug Forbis.
 

Editor’s Note: Today’s story on Doug Forbis is a bi-monthly feature by Brian Peahuff to share inspirational, powerful stories about people who have overcome life-changing events and are now making contributions in our communities. We will also be reporting issues that affect our disabled society.

By BRIAN PEAHUFF           

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Greer Bi-Lo is one of several closing in the Upstate
FEB 22, 2019

Greer Bi-Lo is one of several closing in the Upstate

Southern Grocers announced on Thursday that four BI-LO stores in the Upstate are closing on or before March 25.

The Greer store at 14154 E. Wade Hampton Blvd, is one of the under performing stores according to the company’s statement.

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Bennetts make new home in Nashville, carving new musical career
FEB 21, 2019

Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.
 

Two and half years ago, Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.

"I guess we looked at the situation like this,” Bennett said. “The band had just broken up, our children were older, and we sure weren’t getting any younger. There was no better time than the present to give Nashville a shot.”

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Investigators probe stabbing deaths of male, female at hotel Wade Hampton Blvd.
FEB 18, 2019

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a death investigation Monday afternoon at the InTown Suites, located at 2504 Wade Hampton Blvd.

An adult male and an adult female had both been stabbed, inside room, according to deputies, responding to a call around 12:45 p.m. Both of the individuals were located and pronounced dead at the scene.

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United adds non-stop flight to Denver from GSP
FEB 14, 2019

United Airlines is adding a new nonstop city from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

Denver (DEN) will become the airline’s fifth nonstop destination from GSP on June 7.

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