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Johnson, long-time postmaster of Wellford Post Office, dies
AUG 17, 2018

Alfred O.

Alfred O. “Red” Johnson served as Postmaster of Wellford Post Office for 26 years. He was active in the National Association of Postmasters, and served as president of the South Carolina Chapter for one year.

“Red”, as he became known since his birth in 1920, died Wednesday in Lyman. He was married 75 years to his beloved wife, Elsie.

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Aretha Franklin 'memorial' boards featured by local ad agency
AUG 17, 2018

Two Aretha Franklin “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors.
 

Billboards along southbound I-85 near Pelham Road memorialized Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who died Thursday at age 76 of pancreatic cancer.

Two “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors. One featured Franklin with the text, “Forever & ever, you’ll stay in our hearts”. A second has the letters “r e s p e c t” with an image of Franklin between the s and p.

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Hirshorn granted Hospice Medical Director credential
AUG 15, 2018

Dr. Karla A Hirshorn
Hospice Associate Medical Director at Interim Healthcare of the Upstate
 

Dr. Karla A Hirshorn, Hospice Associate Medical Director at Interim Healthcare of the Upstate, was granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Hirshorn was recognized for her commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.

Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement and engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities. Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice physicians to display commitment to their career, dedication to patient and family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and industry. HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued validation of knowledge and re-assessment.

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'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches
AUG 15, 2018

 'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches

With a large majority of young church-going South Carolinians trending toward churches offering more services and convenience and a decline in overall church attendance, more and more small churches are struggling or closing altogether. 

Recently, the plight of the sacred spaces in these communities was highlighted in an article in The State newspaper, "Losing Faith: Why South Carolina is abandoning its churches" by Sarah Ellis. The more attention brought to these issues the more can be done for their preservation. 

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Upstate native serves as surface warfare officer
AUG 15, 2018

 Upstate native serves as surface warfare officer

NEWPORT, R.I. – J.L. Mann Academy graduate and Greenville native Ensign Andrew Howard is serving with the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer (SWO), charged with leading the bridge watch team and ensuring safety of navigation on one of the Navy’s modern warships.

 Howard completed the Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) course at Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) Aug. 3.

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Restaurant rewards teachers with 50 percent off lunch or dinner
AUG 14, 2018

Restaurant rewards teachers with 50 percent off lunch or dinner

Teachers who dine in for either lunch or dinner at Fatz will receive 50 percent off their meal this month.

Fatz Southern Kitchen asks teachers to mention the offer to the server and present your school ID.

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Dave Ramsey: Husband-wife miscommunication concerning kids
AUG 14, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are not on the same page when it comes to money and our two teenage daughters. I think they should be learning the value of work and money, but she doesn’t want them to work. She regularly hands them spending money and buys them expensive gifts. I want our girls to have some nice things, but this is starting to cause problems in our relationship. Do you have any advice?

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Reader asks for your vote in 2018 Quilt Design Contest
AUG 14, 2018

Rowena Ball, an avid follower of GreerToday since its birth, is asking readers to vote for her entry in the 2018 Quilt Book Contest.
 

Rowena Ball, an avid follower and consultant of GreerToday since its birth, is asking readers to vote for her entry in the 2018 Quilt Book Contest.

“I designed this as a 30x30 inch block to be used with a border for a lap quilt,” Rowena said. “It can be done with smaller dimensions. I named her Wildflower as I remembered the fields at my grandparents home.”

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City Council approves purchase of 3 electric people movers
AUG 14, 2018

Three electric vehicles have been approved for purchase by City Council at a cost of $57,403.
 

Three electric vehicles have been approved for purchase by City Council at a cost of $57,403. The quotes, obtained by city staff, were between the highest and lowest.

City officials reported the low speed vehicles will be used downtown during the streetscape construction. The vehicles have nine-seats, three rows of three bench seats.

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Record July at Inland Port Greer
AUG 13, 2018

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves.
 

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority. The port is beginning its fifth year of full-scale operation.

By the numbers:

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Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny
AUG 9, 2018

Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny

Sam Bush bears his soul when he performs.

“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” Bush said in his bio. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes – I just become part of the music.”

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Detours, Woodruff Road, I-85/I-385 more puzzling this weekend
AUG 9, 2018

Detours, Woodruff Road, I-85/I-385 more puzzling this weekend

Just when you think Woodruff Road travel and the I-85/I-385 intersection congestion couldn't become more confusing – it is this weekend.

Detours will be in place due to closing ramps at the for 85 NB/Exit 51 A-C detour, along with 85 access from Woodruff Road detours, as part of the Gateway Project.

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Doubling down: Frontier flights from GSP increases and it hasn't had a departure
AUG 8, 2018

Flights from GSP and Orlando will be operated on the 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
 

Frontier Airlines has not had a departure or arrival at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) yet, but it’s already expanding service.

Starting Nov. 19, the airline will double its flights to Orlando, Fla., from twice a week to four times a week.

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Calendar coming to a new fast food barnyard
AUG 5, 2018

Bojangles' will produce a 2019 free calendar in a digital format and food coupons.
 

When the cows come home in 2019, they will be herded to a new barnyard.

Bojangles' will produce a Barnyard Calendar with 12 discount coupons available for free in an electronic printable format.

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Looking for a raise? 'Start with Humility and Gratitude'
AUG 5, 2018

Ken Coleman

BY KEN COLEMAN

Question: I’ve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years I’ve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. It’s getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise without jeopardizing my career?

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GSP celebrates the opening of new aircraft hangars for FBO
AUG 2, 2018

Greer — Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is celebrating the opening of two new hangars with its fixed-base operator Cerulean Aviation. 

 The $14.5 million project includes a new 20,000 sq. ft. corporate hangar and a 34,000 sq. ft. bulk storage hangar to house corporate aircraft. 

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Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines
AUG 1, 2018

Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines

Parents have lots of questions about vaccinations, especially as they head back to school. Pediatrician Dr. Jack Cleland has the answers.

 

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Thumbs up! Guthrie makes it to live round
AUG 1, 2018

Noah Guthrie sang the Allman Brother’s Band’s “Whipping Post” in the judges cuts round Tuesday.
 

Greer’s Noah Guthrie made the judges cuts on Tuesday night’s “America’s Got Talent”.

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Guthrie to appear on 'America's Got Talent'
JUL 31, 2018

Noah Guthrie, 24, from Greer, will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.
 

Noah Guthrie will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.

It will be Guthrie’s second appearance on the show. Guthrie, 24, appeared June 12 performing his rendition of Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” during his audition. 

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Public invited to participate in GSP's master plan findings
JUL 31, 2018

Public invited to participate in GSP's master plan findings

 

The community is invited to attend a meeting hosted by the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District’s master plan findings on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Conference Center, inside of the GSP terminal.

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