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Thrive Assisted Living nears completion, sales office is open
JUL 31, 2015

Construction at Thrive Assisted Living is nearing an end on the outside. The interior will be completed in time for September occupancy.
 

Construction is nearly complete and a sales office is welcoming visitors to Greer’s most contemporary assisted living community. Thrive Assisted Living and Memory Care is on schedule to house its first guests in September.

The 89 private resident suites, with one dedicated wing for 25 memory support needs, is a $15 million complex at 715 S. Buncombe Road, across from Greer Memorial Hospital. Thrive Senior Living and Pulliam Investment Company are developers.

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Inland Port helped lure plastics pets product company to upstate
JUL 30, 2015

Moderna Plastics makes plastic protected cat litter boxes.

The lure of the Greer Inland Port has another company investing in the upstate because of the proximity to intermodal infrastructure.

Moderna Products, a family-owned company headquartered in Izegem, Belgium, will locate in an existing 116,000-square-foot building in Gaffney. Modern specializes in creating, producing and distributing plastic products for pets such as litter boxes, food bowls and “traveling solutions for both dogs and cats, as well as other small animals.”

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Blount on Radio City Music Hall: 'It's bigger than life'
JUL 29, 2015

Benton Blount's next performance, in August, for 'America's Got Talent' will be in NYC at Radio City Music Hall.
 

Benton Blount’s next performance for “America’s Got Talent” will be in August at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

Today, Blount gave GreerToday.com an exclusive interview looking back at Tuesday’s performance, looking ahead and singing for the first time with his two-year-old son, Jackson, in the audience.

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Trump coming to Upstate for first visit as presidential candidate
JUL 29, 2015

Donald Trump will make his first visit to the Upstate since announcing he will run for president.
 

Donald Trump will make his first visit to the Upstate since announcing he will run for president.

Trump, who leads polls for the Republican party, will speak to the Upstate Chamber Coalition’s Presidential Series on Aug. 27 at noon.

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Stillwaters of Lake Robinson becomes active player in upscale housing market
JUL 28, 2015

The picturesque view over the pool, across the lake and at the Blue Ridge Mountains greets visitors to Stillwaters of Lake Robinson.
 

A luxury lakefront neighborhood is back on the market of selling premium lots for upscale houses.

Stillwaters of Lake Robinson, a 50-acre gated residential community, has one new house under construction and several lots have closed or are near closing. Ten homes have been built on the almost 150 tiered lots overlooking the lake and toward the Cliffs at Glassy and Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Blount moves on to Radio City Music Hall
JUL 28, 2015

Blount moves on to Radio City Music Hall

Singing “Jolene” to an appreciative panel of judges, Benton Blount of Greenville made it through Judges Cuts Tuesday night to advance to the next round of “America’s Got Talent”.

Blount’s next live performance will be at Radio City Music Hall.

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Riverside changed its culture, building off successful 4A season
JUL 28, 2015

The Riverside Warriors had plenty to cheer about last year – winning their first Region II-4A game and making the playoffs in arguably the toughest region in South Carolina high school football.
 
 

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Blue Ridge underclassmen matured from playing time last year
JUL 28, 2015

Zach Nunamacher, a senior, returns to give solid help on the offensive line.
 

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6 Media Women of SC earn national honors
JUL 27, 2015

Six members of Media Women of South Carolina have been named national winners in the annual National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) communications contest.

Winners with name, place and category are:

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Eastside Family Y offers transportation, homework assistance, activities for after school childcare
JUL 27, 2015

Arts and crafts are part of the Eastside Family YMCA afterschool program. 

Parents have an after school option that picks up children from school and takes them to the childcare facility.

The Eastside Family YMCA has opened registration for its 2015-2016 after school program that provides an active and learning environment for children.

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Firefighters do the heavy lifting for injured Greer soldier
JUL 26, 2015

Greer and Lake Cunningham Fire Departments volunteered to help move furnishings into SSG Jason Livingston and his family's home Saturday.
 

By Garrett Mitchell

The joy was unmistakable for Staff Sergeant Jason Livingston and his wife, Brandy.

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Owens' startling performance wins Greer Idol
JUL 25, 2015

Felicia Owens won Greer Idol and the $1,500 first prize.
 

Felicia Owens claimed the crown of Greer Idol in the season finale at Tunes in the Park on Friday.

Owens wowed the crowd and the judges with a three-song performance that brought down the house that Terry Stoddard and his band Encore had rocked during their first set.

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House repairs OK, Papa John's denied by GSP Environs Commission
JUL 24, 2015

House repairs OK, Papa John's denied by GSP Environs Commission

An addition to an existing home and new roof was approved and a new Papa John’s restaurant was denied in appeals to the Greenville Spartanburg Airport Environs Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Neal Johnson’s variance request to build additional space and new roof onto his residence, a mobile home at 410 Chapel Road in Greer, was overturned by commissioners 2-1 with one commissioner abstaining.

Matt Grandy was appealing a compliance coordinator’s ruling denying a Papa John’s takeout-delivery restaurant at 8000 Pelham Road in Greenville. The location is housed near The Eagle Zone golf complex.

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Fluoride could be eliminated from water supply
JUL 23, 2015

Fluoride could be eliminated from water supply

Fluoride could be eliminated from Greer’s water supply.

That is one of three options facing Greer Commission of Public Works as it begins a series of public presentations asking for input from its customers.

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Culver's newest restaurant coming to Greer
JUL 23, 2015

Culver's is coming to Greer at 1040 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

A family sit down restaurant is coming to Greer.

Culver’s Restaurants will build its third in the state, second in the upstate, and locate it at 1040 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.

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Locust Hill and Mountain View intersection project to begin soon
JUL 22, 2015

Orange barrels mark Locust Hill Road as construction nears for relocating Mountain View Road into a 90-degree intersection at Locust Hill Road.
 

Don’t be fooled by the resurfacing that is ongoing on Hwy. 101.

That has nothing to do with the estimated $2.8 million cost of relocating Mountain View Road into a 90-degree intersection at Locust Hill Road. But that construction is set to begin within two months.

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Lowes, Greer leaders celebrate groundbreaking with the 'Chicken Dance'
JUL 22, 2015

Lowes Foods President Tim Lowe led dignitaries in the

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Lowes Foods put its first stake in the upstate today across from Riverside High School at Suber and Hammett Bridge Road.

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Tunes in the Park, Idol and Idol Teen end season Friday
JUL 21, 2015

Felicia Owens will be singing for the top prize of $1,500 and title of Greer Idol 2015 at the season finale Friday night at Greer City Park's amphitheater.
 

Five singers will compete for $2,000 in prize money Friday as Greer Idol and Idol Teen end their seasons.

Encore will close out Tunes in the Park when it performs two sets Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Greer City Park amphitheater.

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Lowes Foods invites public to groundbreaking Wednesday across from Riverside HS
JUL 21, 2015

Lowes Foods will build its contemporary grocery store in Greer across from Riverside High School. The public is invited to Wednesday's groundbreaking.
 

Lowes Foods will hold a groundbreaking Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at its first store location in the Upstate.

The grocery store will be across from Riverside High School at the corner of Suber and Hammett Bridge Road.

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Masters, former funeral director at Woods Mortuary, dies
JUL 21, 2015

Masters, former funeral director at Woods Mortuary, dies

Joe Masters worked at The Wood Mortuary as a teenager and, except for a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, spent his entire working life in the industry.

Masters, from Greer, was a funeral director and embalmer for the Greer mortuary.

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