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Myrtle Beach stays within staff to fill city manager's position
OCT 20, 2014

Ed Driggers
Interviewed for Myrtle Beach City Manager
 
 
 

Myrtle Beach assistant city manager John Pedersen has been named to become the new city manager. The Myrtle Beach City Council held a special session today to make the selection.

Greer City Administrative Ed Driggers was among the four finalists for the position and interviewed with Myrtle Beach city council and business leaders.

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Doug Messer, long-time owner of Messer Mirror and Glass, dies
OCT 20, 2014

Doug Messer died Sunday after a courageous fight with cancer.
 

Doug Messer, owner of Dixie Messer Mirror and Glass for the past 36 years, died Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer.

Read Messer’s obituary here.

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3 brothers open Five Guys Monday at Suber Commons
OCT 19, 2014

Five Guys opens Monday at Suber Commons at 1488 Suite A on Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

Three brothers are opening Five Guys at Suber Commons Monday at 11 a.m.

Maxwell, Bryan and Kevin Griffith are opening their seventh Five Guys franchise restaurant in the upstate.

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Where to Trick or Treat this Halloween in Greer
OCT 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29

Family Fun Fest

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Pride of Riverside Marching Band earns first ever trip to state finals
OCT 18, 2014

The flutes play while the color guard performs in the background.
 
 

• Alan McNeer's gallery.

The Pride of Riverside Marching Band qualified for the state championships. It is the first time in the school’s history a Riverside High School marching band advanced to the state finals.

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Greenville Hospital System protocols in place for Ebola
OCT 16, 2014

• Lombardozzi has SRHS thinking Ebola

The Greenville Hospital System, which includes Greer Memorial Hospital, offered the following response to a request for information on its Ebola protocols.

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Lombardozzi has SRHS thinking Ebola
OCT 16, 2014

Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi
SRHS Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Quality
 
• Greenville Hospital System protocols

It didn’t take the World Health Organization calling the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” for Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) to think Ebola.

Lombardozzi said staff at Spartanburg Regional Hospital and Pelham Medical Center has routinely been briefed on Ebola. “We started preparing well before anyone in the United States contracted it,” he said. “We started meeting in August about what may or may not happen.

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Norfolk Southern adds Saturday outbound train from Inland Port
OCT 16, 2014

Norfolk Southern has added a Saturday outbound train from the Greer Inland Port to Charleston. 
 

Norfolk Southern has added a Saturday outbound train from the Greer Inland Port to Charleston. That increases outbound NS service to six trains a week with a Saturday cutoff of 5 p.m. and availability in Charleston by noon the following Monday.

The schedule of inbound trains per week remains at five while the container gates at the South Carolina Inland Port are open 24/7 for truck activity.

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Scott bringing Veterans Jobs Training Initiative to Greer
OCT 15, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott's Veterans Job Training Initiative coming to Greer next Wednesday.
 

Senator Tim Scott announced the launch of a statewide Veterans Job Training Initiative he will host in Greer next Wednesday at City Hall.

The targeted workshops for veterans will also be held in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and North Charleston and focus on how veterans can transfer their military skills and certifications to the civilian world.

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Greer State Bank reports 12th consecutive quarter profit
OCT 15, 2014

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Wednesday reported third quarter net income of $639,000 or 26 cents per diluted common share, as compared to third quarter 2013 net income of $668,000 or 27 cents per diluted common share.

The current quarter results included an investment transaction that resulted in a charge for a Federal Home Loan Bank borrowing prepayment that was offset by gains on investment sales. As previously reported, the bank has repurchased all of its TARP preferred stock.

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$843 million in retail sales puts Greer in the crosshairs of $1 billion
OCT 15, 2014

The new Wild Ace and Pizza Pub is the first construction in the central business district since the City Hall and Municipal complexes opened.
 

A billion dollar laugh. 

That is what was generated Tuesday night when it was announced at City Hall that Greer’s booming economy grossed $843.5 million in retail sails for fiscal year 2014.

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Uh-oh! Riverside is finalist name for new high school in Bluffton
OCT 14, 2014

Warrior Nation may have an opinion to Bluffton County Board of Education's suggestion of naming its new high school Riverside or New Riverside.
 

We're not sure Warrior Nation will be pleased with this bit of news.

Riverside High School or New Riverside High School are two of the three final names for a planned high school in Bluffton County, in the lower part of the state. That's right. That could lead to a designation of Riverside Upstate and Riverside Low Country.

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Cast, musicians in sync for 'Shrek The Musical' opening Friday
OCT 14, 2014

Musicians are in sync with the cast for Friday's opening of

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• Auditions held.

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The ghosts will come out to play downtown on Oct. 28
OCT 14, 2014

Joada Hiatt, the preeminent authority of ghost stories in Greer, will host the annual frightening tour downtown on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Hiatt, the author of several books on Greer’s history, will conduct the walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the depot on Randall Street, up Trade Street and ending at the Heritage Museum on S. Main Street. The walk is about ¼ mile long.

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Miss NGU 2015 to be crowned Saturday
OCT 14, 2014

Megan Lindler, Miss North Greenville University 2014, will give up her crown Saturday night. She finished among the top 16 at the Miss South Carolina Pageant.
 

• Pageant contestants

Sixty years of pageantry will be celebrated Saturday as eleven young women will compete for the title of Miss North Greenville University 2015. The pageant will be the final event of the school's homecoming weekend.

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Greer Station Cafe new name for restaurant serving traditional menu
OCT 13, 2014

Greer Station Cafe will be the new name for the restaurant owned by Wendy Mitchell. It is tentatively scheduled to open Nov. 1.
 

Greer Station Café is tentatively scheduled to open Nov. 1, according to Wendy Mitchell owner of the restaurant, formerly Southern Thymes.

Mitchell told GreerToday.com she decided the name change to brand it with the central business district marketed as Greer Station.

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Olson calls it a career at CPW at the end of the year
OCT 13, 2014

Randy Olson, white shirt, background, oversees a hydrant test downtown before the Sooie't Relief BBQ Benefit.
 
 

Randy Olson, who helped oversee the greatest growth of Greer Commission of Public Works, will retire effective Dec. 31.

The official announcement for Olson, Engineer & Planning Manager, made mention of his intent to retire. “Randy was in the mix of everything and had more knowledge than anyone. We relied on (Randy) and he delivered,” said Commission Chairman Jeff Howell. “I wish he would stay around. We will definitely miss him.”

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2014 American Music Awards nominations announced
OCT 13, 2014

The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, today announced the 2014 American Music Awards nominees. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Nov. 23rd (8-11 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.

Iggy Azalea leads this year with six nominations. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction were nominated for three awards. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each receive two nominations.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

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Christmas parade scheduled Dec. 7
OCT 11, 2014

The Greer Christmas Parade is schedule Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
 

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

The theme is "Spirit in Christmas" in Greer. The parade route, 1.1 miles, begins at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive and ends at N. Main Street and Cunningham Drive.

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Lowe, owner of The Tailored Touch, dies
OCT 10, 2014

David R. Lowe, owner of The Tailored Touch, died Friday. Lowe’s obituary is posted here.

 

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