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Hudson, ultra successful businessman, former Clemson, pro football player, dies
DEC 15, 2017

Bill Hudson, successful Spartanburg businessman, former Clemson and pro football player dies. He was 82.
 
 
 

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William “Bill” Hudson, one of Spartanburg’s iconic businessmen, and former Clemson University and pro football player, died Wednesday at Spartanburg Medical Center. Hudson was 82.

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Dave Ramsey: You're under no obligation
DEC 14, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but we’ve always been debt-free and have been paying on it to help him out while he finishes his studies. The balance on the loan right now is around $30,000. He has a job waiting for him after he graduates, so we’re thinking about telling him it will be his responsibility to finish paying off the loan at that point. Is that wrong?

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Boost your brain and maximize your memory these easy tips
DEC 11, 2017

Boost your brain and maximize your memory these easy tips

Feeling forgetful? Don’t fret. While we all have moments where it is hard to remember things, there are steps you can take to protect your mind and strengthen your memory. Working out your brain is similar to working out your body – the more you train, the stronger the muscle will become. The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, are share a few tips to help you stay sharp and increase your memory power.

1. To stimulate your mind, switch up patterns in your routines, familiarize yourself with challenging topics or fuel your curiosity through exploring new activities. Just like the muscles in your body, your memory muscle - the brain – can become weak if you don’t take the necessary steps to keep it strong. Consider starting lessons to learn a new language or a musical instrument. Not only will you gain new skills, you’ll strengthen your brainpower in the process.

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Klauser, McCall to receive President's Award at Greenville Tech ceremonies
DEC 11, 2017

Joseph Klauser has volunteered his time to the Culinary department.
 

Joseph Klauser and David L. McCall will each receive a President’s Award during Greenville Technical College fall commencement exercises Friday at 11 a.m. at the TD Convention Center.

Klauser, described by his instructors as outstanding, he has volunteered his time to the Culinary department, assisting with preparations for community events. He can be counted upon to fulfill his commitments with a positive attitude, possessing ambition, a solid work ethic, and tireless enthusiasm.

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Benson is a finalist for national automobile dealer of the year
DEC 9, 2017

Jim Benson his wife, Evelyn, at the Benson Automotive Memory Lane, which houses his antique car collection,
 

Jim Benson will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas in March as one of 47 nominees for the TIME Dealer of the Year.

Benson, 81, is South Carolina’s representative of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service.

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Grant helps fund Youth Police Academy
DEC 9, 2017

Grant helps fund Youth Police Academy

The Greer Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association received a $3,000 grant to help fund the summer Youth Police Academy for middle school students.

The grant, from CresCom Bank employees from its foundation, will help fund overall expenses for the program, which introduces middle school students to police operations, team building and leadership skills. Separate two-week camps are offered for males and females.

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Free pickleball days for seniors at Victor Gym
DEC 9, 2017

Free pickleball days for seniors at Victor Gym

Victor Gym, 108 S. Line Street, will be open for Senior Pickleball free play on Tuesdays Dec. 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pickleballs and some paddles will be available for use.

Email Justin Miller or call 864-848-2192 for more information.

 

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Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant
DEC 8, 2017

Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant

Angie Jarecki, a special education teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School, sends a big “Thank you” for the $1,500 grant she wrote and was awarded by Walmart in Greer.

“The additional funds are always needed to make classroom activities more engaging and fun for all students, but especially for my special education students,” wrote Jarecki.

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Drivers should replace trunk junk for roadside emergency needs
DEC 8, 2017

Drivers should replace trunk junk for roadside emergency needs

 

 

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First white coat ceremony for NGU PA students
DEC 8, 2017

Kathryn E. Allen, 2016 NGU graduate from Sumter, is being cloaked during the NGU PA Medicine White Coat Ceremony on Friday.
   

The North Greenville University Physician Assistant (PA) medicine students began an academic tradition Friday at the Graduate School of Health Science at the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer.

The school held its first white coat ceremony for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies students at Suber Road Baptist Church in Greer.

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Another year, another Greer retail sales record
DEC 7, 2017

Another year, another Greer retail sales record

The City of Greer recorded a record $1.3 billion $(1,302,896,294 in gross retail sales in fiscal year 2017, according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

That includes:

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Virgil Cannon treated all his customers alike - as family
DEC 5, 2017

Pastor Leepolian Turner, with his wife Virginia, said he would come back to Cannon's to work shifts just to be around Virgil Cannon.
 

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Virgil Cannon was a caring man with a large extended family that included his many employees and customers at Cannon’s Restaurant.

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RHS speech and debate team booster club's annual Radio Play set for Dec. 12
DEC 5, 2017

RHS speech and debate team booster club's annual Radio Play set for Dec. 12

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Booster Club’s annual Radio Play will be held  Dec.12 at 6:30 p.m. The event is one its major fund raising efforts for the year. All the money to attend tournaments is raised by  team members and the booster club.  

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Memorial service scheduled for Virgil Cannon
DEC 4, 2017

A makeshift memorial from employees and friends remembering Virgil Cannon is at the front door of Cannon’s Restaurant at 409 Trade Street.
 
 

A memorial service has been scheduled for Virgil Cannon Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

Cannon died Thursday (Nov. 30).

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Whittenberg's observation led to historic diaper drive, organization
DEC 4, 2017

Ernestine Whittenberg, left, founded the Diaper Bank of the Carolinas.
 
 

A baby with a dirty diaper, apparently hours old, crawled across the floor.

Ernestine Whittenberg noticed. She was visiting the home as a parent educator for the Greenville County Schools.

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DJ, dancing horse, bands, big turnout for Greer Christmas Parade
DEC 4, 2017

This horse performed a high stepping dance at the end of the parade.
 
 

The Greer Christmas Parade was held in picture perfect weather with almost 100 entries entertaining thousands of viewers lining the 1.1-mile route Sunday afternoon.

There was plenty of candy handed out to children and there no reports of silly string sprayed on parade visitors or aimed from vehicles. An ordinance was passed several years ago when City Council received one complaint.

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Christmas parade today, lineup here
DEC 3, 2017

You never know who shows up at the Greer Christmas driving sparking new or vintage automobiles.
 

The Greer Christmas Parade is 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Clock Restaurant on Poinsett Street.

The Blue Ridge and Greer high school bands, Gee and Santa Claus will be among favorite attractions. Santa Claus will be end the parade.

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Kids give Santa a long list at breakfast
DEC 2, 2017

Kay Young piano students provided entertainment throughout the three seatings.
 

The children were in their Christmas finery Saturday during Breakfast with Santa at the Cannon Centre.

Call the “hardest ticket to get” in Greer, it was a guaranteed sellout 45 minutes before tickets went on sale last month.

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Virgil Cannon, iconic restaurant owner, dies
DEC 2, 2017

A memorial has been placed at the entrance to Cannon's Restaurant on Trade Street.
 

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Virgil Cannon, owner of Cannon’s Restaurant at 409 Trade Street, died Thursday morning. He was 76.

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Empire Limited Studio sale ends this weekend
DEC 1, 2017

Empire Limited Studio sale ends this weekend

James Carter, the well-dressed gentleman with his signature bow ties, reminds customers and visitors to Greer during the festive weekend, his 50 percent, buy one and get one free, sale ends Saturday.

Carter and his Empire Limited Studio is a successful small businessman our GreerToday and HereInGreer initiative, developed earlier this year, is to support our friends who have supported us for the almost eight years of serving Greer.

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