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Greer police posts missing, endangered juvenile report
AUG 9, 2020

Greer police has posted a missing and endangered juvenile report for Hope Isabella Shepherd.
 

Greer police has posted a missing and endangered juvenile report.

Hope Isabella Shepherd left her Greer home on foot around 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

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McMaster makes previous guidelines mandatory
JUL 30, 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments that attract groups of people are now mandatory. The governor’s Executive Order establishing these new measures will go into effect Monday, Aug. 3.

“These limited restrictions are temporary, they are measured, and they are targeted towards what we know works,” said  McMaster. “These measures give South Carolina the best chance to slow the spread of the virus without shutting down the state’s economy – which we cannot and will not do – as many continue to call for.”

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Spartanburg Regional offers no cost, no order COVID testing
JUL 30, 2020

Spartanburg Regional offers no cost, no order COVID testing

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is now offering no-cost, no-order testing at its COVID-19 testing facility in Spartanburg.

Those seeking COVID-19 testing can visit the former Spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealership, located at 1035 N. Church St., and have a specimen collected without leaving their vehicles, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms.

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Greenville Chamber endorses Governor's call for a mask ordinance
JUL 30, 2020

Greenville Chamber endorses Governor's call for a mask ordinance

The Greenville Chamber believes that healthier citizens make for a more robust economic recovery.

Wednesday, Governor McMaster called on local governments to enact mask ordinances to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Chamber endorses that call and asks Greenville County Council and our municipalities to take swift action.

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CPW to close customer service lobby 1-2 daily
JUL 29, 2020

CPW to close customer service lobby 1-2 daily

Starting Monday, Aug. 3 the Greer CPW customer service lobby will close from 1 – 2 p.m. during normal business hours. The drive-thru will remain open.

“The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. We believe closing the lobby for one hour each day is the best decision to keep all departments healthy,” said Fredia Snow, Administration Manager.

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Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted
JUL 29, 2020

Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

The Greer High Booster Club is accepting nominations for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nominees must have graduated from Greer High a minimum of five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on athletic accomplishments as a high school student.

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NGU eager and ready to bring community back to campus
JUL 29, 2020

Returning NGU students will begin moving in Tuesday, Aug. 18 with undergraduate classes starting Thursday, Aug. 20. 
 

North Greenville University is taking steps to resume in-person education on its campuses, eager to bring the community back in classrooms, living areas, and athletic competition.

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. said the plan, informed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)Guidance for Universities and Colleges, provides the University community with advice on the opening strategy.

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Regal reopening theaters Aug. 21 with COVID-19 guidelines
JUL 29, 2020

Regal announced that it would be reopening locations starting Aug. 21 and masks will be required in the lobby, hallways, and restroom locations.  Patrons are able to remove them while eating or drinking in the auditorium — anytime at the move or the entire movie. 

Employees are required to wear masks, undergo daily health screenings and wash their hands every 30 minutes.

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Michelin to use Greer Port to move large quantity of tires
JUL 29, 2020

Michelin's Woodruff distribution center is the largest warehouse of the Michelin Group worldwide, equivalent to 57 football fields. 

Michelin will move finished tires between the Woodruff distribution center and Inland Port Greer, which sits 10 miles away along Interstate 85. Inland Port Greer connects to the Port of Charleston via overnight rail service by Norfolk Southern. Woodruff is Michelin’s largest distribution center.

Michelin, which has its North American headquarters in Greenville, operates a 3-million-square-foot Southeast distribution center in Woodruff.

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GMC 2020-2021 board members set
JUL 29, 2020

Bob Stroud
 

The Greer Community Ministries (GCM) board of directors for the 2020-2021 fiscal year includes seven returning and four new members.

Bob Stroud will serve as board chair and will be joined on the executive team by Richard Falconer and Jennifer Almy. Stroud is a consultant with Holder Electric Supply. Falconer is a retired businessman and longtime volunteer at GCM. Almy is the clinical nutrition manager at Pelham Medical Center.

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Spartanburg Medical Center gets high marks from U.S. News & World Report
JUL 29, 2020

Spartanburg Medical Center ranks as the No. 2 hospital in the state, a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.  
 

Spartanburg Medical Center ranks as the No. 2 hospital in the state, a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.  

“In the midst of a pandemic, it is gratifying to be recognized for our hard work,” said Spartanburg Medical Center President Phil Feisal. “Each and every day, our medical professionals work hard to provide excellent care and keep our community healthy.” 

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The Edward R. Driggers City of Greer for the Arts Building honors retiring city administrator
JUL 29, 2020

The Edward R. Driggers City of Greer for the Arts Building.
 

Greer City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night to name the $2.5 million renovated former Greer City Auditorium to The Edward R. Driggers City of Greer for the Arts Building.

Driggers is retiring as the City Administrator after 20 years of managing Greer to an amazing growth of economic development and branding, replacing infrastructure that was 100 years old in places, steering downtown Greer through a state of the art renovation, and overseeing manufacturing and industrial development that has Greer recognized as of the state’s gems for quality of life and places to work and live.

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Limestone, SAC delays fall sports season
JUL 27, 2020

Limestone, SAC delays fall sports season

Limestone University will have to wait a little bit longer to play its first game as a full member of the South Atlantic Conference, but the Saints may get to play a conference-only slate this fall as the league announced that its traditional fall seasons will be delayed until at least Sept. 26.

The announcement by the SAC Presidents Council, which is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pushes the start of fall seasons in football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball back to Sept. 26. Teams may begin preseason practice, per NCAA bylaws, in the fall semester if health and safety conditions allow for these activities.

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Fowler named assistant principal at Abner Creek Academy
JUL 27, 2020

Melissa Fowler named Abner Creek Academy Assistant Principal.
 

Melissa Fowler has been named the new Assistant Principal at Abner Creek Academy, announced Spartanburg District Five Schools.

Fowler moves into the role following Shayne Daugherty, who was appointed as Principal at Abner Creek.

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Previously reported missing person found safe
JUL 24, 2020

Updated, 2:30 p.m. July 24

Previously reported missing person, Annette Landers Lee has been located and is safe.

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Trevor Lawrence awarded Blanchard-Rogers Trophy
JUL 24, 2020

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence received the 2019 Blanchard-Rogers Trophy from the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame.
 

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence received the 2019 Blanchard-Rogers Trophy from the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame for its annual collegiate player of the year.

The event, originally scheduled to be presented at the 2020 Enshrinement Ceremony in April, was postponed due to the COVID-19 virus, and was livestreamed Thursday.

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Missing juvenile has been located and is safe
JUL 23, 2020

Updated 8 p.m. Thursday

Missing juvenile, Greyson Lindsey McSwain, has been located and is safe.

2:54 p.m. Thursday

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Pride signs $4 million, 4-year deal with Panthers
JUL 23, 2020

Troy Pride signed with the Carolina Panthers for a reported $4.07 million, four-year deal that includes a $777,000 signing bonus.
 

Greer native and former Greer High School standout Troy Pride signed his contract with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

Pride, a fourth-round pick and 113th overall, signed a reported $4.07 million, four-year deal that includes a $777,000 signing bonus.

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New GSP store offering branded items
JUL 21, 2020

Luggage tags, golf towels, and novelty socks, are some items offered.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has a new online store featuring branded items.

“We receive many requests for GSP-branded merchandise,” said Dave Edwards, president and CEO for GSP. “It is gratifying to see such a high level of community support in the region for GSP.”

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BMW Pro-Am charities raise $118,00, 2021 tourney dates set
JUL 20, 2020

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am raised $118,152 for Upstate charities.

Officials also announced that the 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

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