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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to area students
MAY 23, 2019

David Dolge presents at $1,000 scholarship to Wyatt Armstrong.

A dozen students were awarded $1,000 scholarships each on Wednesday at Greer City Hall by the Greater Greer Education Foundation during its annual event.

Travis Olmert, Foundation Chairman, said, “It gives us the opportunity to award outstanding students additional funding as they seek a career in various fields.”

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Carter Smith, economic icon, awarded Order of the Palmetto
MAY 21, 2019

After a 39-year career, and 27 years positioning Spartanburg County as a statewide economic development leader, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith was honored with the Order of the Palmetto.
 

After a 39-year career, and 27 years positioning Spartanburg County as a statewide economic development leader, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith was honored with the Order of the Palmetto.

Smith, who announced his retirement earlier this year effective June 30, was surprised with the highest civilian award in South Carolina during the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Centennial Celebration Tuesday night.

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NGU's Brashier Campus partners with His Radio's 'Show After The Show'
MAY 21, 2019

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His Radio 89.3 has begun taping “Show After The Show” with Rob Dempsey at the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer.

“Show After The Show” is a video web series, which highlights interviews from local business leaders, authors, and pastors. It can be found on the His Radio website and Facebook page.

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Furman trustees approve promotions,tenures
MAY 20, 2019

Furman trustees approve promotions,tenures

The Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 13 faculty members, and granted emeritus status to 13 professors who are retiring this summer.

The board also recognized the contributions of two trustees – Francie M. Heller of Greenwich, Conn., and Gordon R. Herring of Greenville – whose terms will expire June 30.

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Sophisticated network of tunnels conceals stolen property
MAY 17, 2019

Investigators discovered that the four-acre property contained a sophisticated network of tunnels that were being used to conceal over $200,000 in stolen property.
 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 26 year-old, Timothy Glenn Painter on eight counts of receiving stolen goods and one count of grand larceny.

Investigators following up on leads concerning stolen property responded to 617 Looperville Road, in Piedmont on May 14. During the execution of what turned out to be a two-day search warrant, investigators discovered that the four-acre property contained a sophisticated network of tunnels that were being used to conceal over $200,000 in stolen property from victims residing in the counties throughout the upstate and the midlands.

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Services set for motorcyclist, 15, killed in Sunday night collision
MAY 14, 2019

Christian Scott Belue
 

Visitation has been scheduled for a 15-year-old motorcyclist who was killed Sunday night.

Christian Scott Belue, a student at Greer High School, was involved in a traffic collision Sunday night at E. Wade Hampton Blvd. and Arlington Road and died as a result of his injuries.

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2019-2020 schedule
MAY 12, 2019

By Evan Duke

Foothills Philharmonic held its annual Pops Concert on May 4, as well as it first ever Sensory Friendly Concert. This was an incredible day for us, as we hosted an event for those with needs in our community, then were able to cap off our 2018-19 season with a fun-filled concert featuring popular favorites from musicals, movies, and TV shows.

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Man charged for shoplifting, setting fire at Upstate Walmarts
MAY 10, 2019

Anthony Kyseem Smith charged for shoplifting, setting fire at Upstate Walmarts.
 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have charged 30 year-old, Anthony Kyseem Smith with two counts of shoplifting and one count of 2nd Degree Arson.

These charges were brought forth following an arrest made by the Travelers Rest Police Department regarding Smith shoplifting and setting items on fire at a Walmart located within their jurisdiction.

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Inland Port has second highest monthly volume in history
MAY 10, 2019

Greer’s Inland Port had its second highest container volume in history last month.

Greer handled 13,724 rail moves, the second highest month in its history, for total fiscal year-to-date volume of 112,952 moves.

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Dave Ramsey: Small business owners, find a life balance between work and home
MAY 7, 2019

'When you’re with your family you should really be with them. Then, when you have to work, chances are they won’t be so upset, and you’ll feel better about things, too.'– Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

As a business owner, how do you find a life balance between work and home? I have my own small business, and sometimes I feel like I’m putting in too much time at the shop and not spending enough time with my husband and kids.

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Tapp worked at Ponder's in downtown as a teen in mid-1930s
MAY 4, 2019

Edith Miller Tapp was a teen-ager attending high school in the mid-1930s when she worked at Ponder's downtown ice cream parlor.
 

Edith Miller Tapp worked at Ponder’s Ice Cream Parlor when it was located in downtown Greer. Tapp was attending high school in the mid-1930’s and worked part-time.

Tapp died Thursday at Hospice of the Foothills in Landrum. She was the second oldest living member at Washington Baptist Church.

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Family-friendly Greer Family Fest features Parmalee in concert
MAY 4, 2019

Parmalee, a contemporary country music band, performs at City Park at 8 p.m.
 

Music Lineup

• Information: 864-877-3131 / www.greerfamilyfest.com

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GSP passenger traffic increases for 18th straight month
MAY 2, 2019

Frontier Airlines’ service to Las Vegas and Orlando returns and service to Denver doubles to four times a week starting Friday.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has experienced 18 consecutive months of increased passenger activity and the streak isn’t expected to end anytime soon.

The airport had 207,798 passengers this past March compared to 179,897 in March 2018. That’s a 15.5 percent increase and the fifth straight month that GSP had a double-digit percentage increase in passenger activity.

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Röchling Automotive USA, XPO Logistics secure deals with Liberty at Duncan
APR 30, 2019

Liberty Property Trust signed two deals - a renewal with Röchling Automotive USA and a new lease with XPO Logistics - at Hillside Industrial Park in Duncan.

 

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GSP hosts REAL ID mobile van
APR 30, 2019

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) to bring the agency’s mobile office to the airport May 15.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, federal law requires your driver’s license or identification card to be REAL ID compliant in order to board a domestic, commercial flight, among other federal activities.

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Gary named Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools
APR 30, 2019

Dr. Randall Gary has been selected Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools.
 
 

The Spartanburg District Five Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Dr. Randall Gary as the next Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools.

Gary comes from Lexington School District Three in Batesburg-Leesville where he has served as Superintendent since 2015. He replaces longtime Superintendent Dr. Scott Turner, who retires at the end of June, after leading District Five for 15 years.

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Travelers honor GSP's Wolfgang Puck restaurant
APR 20, 2019

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is considered one of the best airport restaurants in the country by USA Today readers.
 

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is considered one of the best airport restaurants in the country by USA Today readers.

The restaurant finished second place in two contests that were part of USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019. It finished second in the “Best Airport Sitdown Dining” and “Best Airport Grab-And-Go” categories.

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More daily flights, larger aircraft lift passenger traffic at GSP
APR 12, 2019

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is celebrating its 17th consecutive month of increased passenger activity thanks to more seats and additional flights offered by the airport’s six passenger airlines.

 February was the fourth straight month of double-digit percentage gains in passenger activity. During the month, the airport  served 15.8% more passengers (168,242) compared to February 2018 (145,289).

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Police say woman faces charges after shooting her father and brother
APR 11, 2019

A woman was taken into custody shortly after an incident Wednesday night that left her father and brother wounded.

 Casey Elizabeth Navy, 32, had recently moved back into the Lemon Creek Drive address  where the shootings occurred.

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Man dies after crash on Brushy Creek Road
APR 1, 2019

A crash on Brushy Creek Road has taken the life of a Greer man Saturday,

The Greer Police Department responded to a traffic collision at 3:25 pm that was located on Brushy Creek Road near the intersection of Henderson Gap Road. A 2010 Kia Forte and a 1998 Toyota 4Runner were involved in the collision.

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