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Thornblade Club showcases hospitality, member support for BMW Pro-Am
MAY 23, 2016

Thornblade Club has one of the most interesting finishing holes on the Web.com Tour. Surrounding the 18th green are a host of sponsors entertaining their guests.
 

 

 

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GSP opens centralized screening checkpoint
MAY 23, 2016

Dave Edwards, right, GSP Airport President/CEO and Scott Carr, VP/Commercial Business and Properties, are deciding where the ticket counter will be set before passengers head to the TSA centralized screening checkpoint behind them.
 
 

Passengers departing Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Tuesday morning via B screen flights will go through the new TSA centralized screening checkpoint.

It will be the first time passengers will experience the new centralized screening area that is a vital part of the $125 million Terminal Improvement Project (Wingspan).

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Werenski scoots past field to win BMW Pro-Am
MAY 22, 2016

Richy Werenski's win at the BMW Pro-Am was also his first on the Web.com Tour.
 

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Clemson researcher receives award to minimize implants rejection
MAY 21, 2016

Andy Tennyson, an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry, works with a member of his team in Hunter Chemistry Laboratory at Clemson.
 
 

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

Patients could be less likely to reject artificial hips, knees and other medical implants thanks to the research that Andy Tennyson and his group are doing at Clemson University as part of a prestigious national award.

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Largest spec warehouse built in Greer is on the market
MAY 20, 2016

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.
 
 

The largest spec warehouse built in Greer is completed and being leased.

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.

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Greenville Women Giving gives big assist to fund ADA compliant nature trail
MAY 20, 2016

From left: Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees Chair Lisa Wells, Washington Center Principal Penny Rogers, Sara Collins Principal Melissa Burns and Washington Center parents and staff receive a $35,450 grant from Greenville Women Giving to create a handicapped accessible nature trail.
 

Greenville Women Giving awarded the Washington Center $35,450 to assist with funding construction of an ADA compliant nature trail that is to be developed collaboratively with Sara Collins Elementary School next door.

This trail will provide accessible recreational areas as well as a venue for environmental instruction, and it will be available to the public during non-school hours.

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Furman names 6 new trustees and trustee emeritus
MAY 20, 2016

Furman names 6 new trustees and trustee emeritus

Robert E. Hill, Jr., chair of the Furman University Board of Trustees, announced Friday that six new trustees and one trustee emeritus have been elected to the board.

The new trustees are Yendelela Neely Anderson of Atlanta, Ga., Carl Kohrt of Salem, James A. Lanier, Jr., of Marietta, Ga., Jason W. Richards of Greenville, Todd Ruppert of Owings Mill, Md., and Daniel S. Sanders, Jr., of Greenville.  Merl F. Code of Greenville will join the board as trustee emeritus.

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Leadership Greer graduates 48, share fundraising project with non-profits
MAY 20, 2016

Leadership Greer graduates 48, share fundraising project with non-profits

Graduation ceremonies for 55 members from the Leadership Greer Class XXXVI and Junior Leadership Greer Class XXVII was held on Tuesday at the Cannon Centre.

This year’s class raised more than $19,000 and distributed $3,382.37 each for its Nourishing Neighbors project to Loaves & Fishes, Greer Community Ministries and Greer Relief & Resources Agency to fight against food insecurity.

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Spartanburg Community College dean's list spring 2016
MAY 19, 2016

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GSP is part of coalition recognized for promoting diversity, women-owned businesses
MAY 19, 2016

GSP is part of coalition recognized for promoting diversity, women-owned businesses

The South Carolina Airports Coalition, which includes Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and Charleston International Airport (CHS), received the Outstanding Business Award Tuesday as a part of the 2016 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards hosted by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with Upstate Chambers.

The award is given to a business that exhibits leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion internally and serves as an example for others to follow.

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Shirley Holliday's music is icing on the cake at GCM
MAY 19, 2016

Flowers for Shirley Holliday, the leading lady of music at Greer Community Ministries. Presented by Patsy Quarles, left and Charlene Patterson.
 
 

By Krista Gibson

Greer Community Ministries

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Michelin's accessibility to Greer Inland Port spurred expansion decision
MAY 19, 2016

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April. Fiscal year-to-date moves are 54 percent higher than the same period last year.
 

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April with a lot more on the horizon.

Michelin North America’s announced $300 million tire distribution plant creating 350 jobs was directly related to its accessibility to the Inland Port, according to David Britt of Spartanburg County Council.

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3.5 millionth Greer made BMW headed to China
MAY 19, 2016

The 3.5 millionth BMW produced in Greer, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the assembly line and headed to China.
 

The next Greer manufactured BMW milestone will be the four millionth produced.

The 3.5 millionth BMW made in Greer is a Mineral White Metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i and is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior. 

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Yeatman: Gibbs will be 'a lighthouse' for everyone seeking a cure
MAY 19, 2016

Dr. Timothy Yeatman, director and president of the Gibbs Cancer & Research Institute, called the patient-focused care a “3-D” plan designed to discover, develop and deliver “the best possible care for our patients.”
 

When the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham is completed in 2018, it is to be among the premier of such facilities in the country.

But Dr. Timothy Yeatman, director and president of the Gibbs Cancer & Research Institute, said he wants it to be “a lighthouse” for everyone seeking a cure. “Cancer disrupts the whole family,” Yeatman said. “We want to keep families together, so we’re providing a very patient-focused approach that will bring the very best care right here, locally.”

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GGEF gives back to community, awards $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students
MAY 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students from six high schools in the Greater Greer area Wednesday afternoon at Greer City Hall. Students were selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn will present scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.

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Police arrest 5 middle schoolers in child porn, sex assault case
MAY 18, 2016

Four female eighth graders from Riverside Middle School were charged by Greer Police with possession of child pornography. A 14-year-old male middle-school student was charged by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second degree.
 

 

 

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Muschamp pays tribute to Greer's Dodi Anderson during visit to Upstate
MAY 18, 2016

Dodi Anderson, from Greer, with unidentified friend, received special recognition Tuesday night from USC Head Football Coach Will Muschamp for her contributions to the Gamecocks football program through the years.
 

Hundreds of University of South Carolina fans gave Gamecocks Head Football Coach Will Muschamp a rousing welcome to the Upstate with his seventh stop on the 2016 Spurs Up tour at the TD Convention Center Tuesday night.

Just as many fans sought Muschamp’s autograph after speaking to the Greenville County Gamecock Club.

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Michelin plans $300 million facility, 350 jobs on Greer's border
MAY 17, 2016

Michelin plans $300 million facility, 350 jobs on Greer's border

Plans for Michelin to invest more than $300 million that will create 350 new jobs across the street from Greer’s border in Spartanburg County Council passed second reading Monday night.

It’s another shot in the arm for greater Greer residents, as the distribution center reportedly will be along Brockman McClimon Road and Highway 417.

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Gibbs at Pelham breaks ground on $65 million facility
MAY 17, 2016

Dr. Jay Bearden, left, Dr. Julian Posey and Jimmy Gibbs shared the landmark groundbreaking of the $65 million expansion of the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham.
 
 

A ceremonial ground breaking was held this morning at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham for a $65 million state-of-the-art facility with a 198,000-square-foot complex.

The seven-story facility will be an expansion of the existing Gibbs Cancer Center on Highway 14. An overhead corridor will connect the Pelham Medical Center to the cancer center. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018.

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2 proposed subdivisions stalled for traffic impact study
MAY 16, 2016

2 proposed subdivisions stalled for traffic impact study

The city of Greer Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday night tabling two new subdivisions contingent on a traffic impact study. Greer City Council gave unanimous first reading approval on May 10.

The two subdivisions were seeking approval for building a total of 164 homes on two separate parcels around Brushy Creek Road.

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