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Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to unite
SEP 21, 2018

Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health will come together under a single brand, sharing a new name and logo, in early 2019.

The GHS, Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group brands, including their names and logos, will be retired. GHS and Palmetto Health will share a new purpose statement as well, which will replace current mission, vision and values statements. In addition, the interim name of the parent company, SC Health Company, will be replaced with the new name.

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How to tell if your vehicle or one you are looking to buy has flood damage
SEP 20, 2018

How to tell if your vehicle or one you are looking to buy has flood damage

AAA Carolinas is providing tips for spotting vehicle flooding for Carolinians returning to their property after evacuating for Hurricane Florence.

“Thankfully, the water is beginning to recede in many areas across the Carolinas, but that can be deceiving to those returning to their homes for the first time who may think their cars were not affected in the heavy rainfall when in reality, they may have been,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson.

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Doctor comes home to Family Medicine - Duncan
SEP 18, 2018

Doctor comes home to Family Medicine - Duncan

 

By Jessica Pickens

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Two found dead in Greer apartment complex
SEP 18, 2018

Two people were found dead inside Poplar Place Apartments Tuesday morning.

Officers with the Greer Police Department were called to the apartments to assist the Greer Fire Department after they found two deceased individuals inside. The fire department initially responded to a fire, but after entering the apartment to put out the fire, they found the two individuals. The fire was contained to one second floor unit.

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Fire rescue, CPW positioned to aid Florence victims
SEP 15, 2018

The swift water rescue craft will be brought to Columbia by firefighters from the Boiling Spring Fire District.
 

Fire departments and utility companies are positioned to help victims of Hurricane Florence as it moves across South Carolina.

The Boiling Springs Fire District has sent a team of and a rescue boat to Columbia to wait being sent to areas in need of rescue attempts for flood victims.

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Clanton, renowned musician, conducts free concert at NGU
SEP 15, 2018

John Clanton, renowned conductor, music director, and pianist, will conduct the North Greenville University Concert Band in a free concert on Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at NGU.
 

John Clanton, renowned conductor, music director, and pianist, will visit North Greenville University in October to visit with students in the Cline School of Music and direct the Concert Band.

Clanton will conduct the Concert Band on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

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AAA offers safety tips for motorists who encounter flooding ahead of hurricane
SEP 12, 2018

AAA offers safety tips for motorists who encounter flooding ahead of hurricane

As Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas, AAA Carolinas is warning of the dangers of driving on flooded roads and promoting safety tips. Though it is projected to devastatingly impact the coastline, areas across North and South Carolina are expected to get heavy rainfall and thus be in danger of severe flooding.

 "Water is one of the most deadly components of major storms and is something that many people do not take seriously," said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. "Motorists feel safe in their vehicles against rainwater but they shouldn’t. Just a few inches of water can turn your vehicle into a boat, and could put your life at great risk."

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Two people found dead in Greer townhome
SEP 12, 2018

The Greer Police Department is investigating a shooting Wednesday morning that left two people dead at a townhome on Spring Crossing Circle.

 The scene was secure when police arrived. The department’s Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team were called to the scene.

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Deputies search for suspect in 2 robberies minutes apart
SEP 11, 2018

The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, with a slim build and roughly 5-foot-8 to 5-10. He was wearing a green shirt in the Burger King robbery.
 
 
 

Greenville County Deputies are looking for a suspect who was involved in two robberies Tuesday morning that occurred 30 minutes apart and about one mile from each store.

Walgreens at 1 The Parkway was the first incident at 8:15 a.m. Burger King at 5012 Pelham Road occurred about 8:30 a.m. The robber at the Burger King apparently ignored the large gathering across the street at the Boiling Springs Fire District for its annual 9/11 memorial.

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GSP breaks ground on $30 million air cargo facilities
SEP 10, 2018

 Groundbreaking for the new cargo facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was held Monday.
 
 

A $30 million cargo facility is being built at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport that will bring a significant increase in cargo, jobs and will be able to accommodate several large aircraft at the same time.

The 110,000-square-foot warehouse and 13-acre cargo ramp are scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. It will be able to accommodate three Boeing 747-800 aircraft simultaneously.

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9/11 Memorial public service Tuesday at BSFD
SEP 10, 2018

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday observing the 17th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.
 

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service Tuesday morning observing the 17th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.

With the District’s 9/11 Memorial as the backdrop, the public and members of the fire service are invited to assemble at 8:30 a.m., with a brief observance beginning at 8:46 a.m. – marking the time that the North Tower of the World Trade Center was hit by American Airlines Flight 11 after being hijacked by terrorists.

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Greer has a business-like work day defeating Mauldin
SEP 7, 2018

Greer won its third straight game of the football season, beating Mauldin 40-3 Friday night at  Mauldin.

It was a methodical performance by the Yellow Jackets on offense and defense.

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Peeples took non-traditional route to follow his passion
SEP 7, 2018

Graham Peeples's itch for the music writes often takes him to coffee shops and venues.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces staff additions
SEP 5, 2018

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce adds two new members to its team. Mark King joins the organization as interim president/CEO and Josh Shaffer will join the Chamber as director of membership development.

 A former chairman of the board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, King will serve as acting chief executive officer while the Chamber’s selection committee searches for a permanent successor. King is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Seminary. He is certified in QuickBooks software, and started his own business, King Consulting, in 2005.

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GSP's parking enhancements to improve convenience for passengers
SEP 4, 2018

 GSP’s parking upgrades include an overflow parking lot, an expanded cell phone lot, 

Passengers flying out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) are now able to take a shuttle from the economy parking lots to the terminal. Those using the garages will be able to better find open parking spots, too. 

 GSP’s parking upgrades include an overflow parking lot, an expanded cell phone lot, a new parking guidance system for the airport’s garages and shuttle bus service from GSP’s Economy Lots. 

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Genelle Dil, former employee at Woodland Elementary. 91
SEP 3, 2018

Genelle P. Dill
 

Genelle Campbell Ponder Dill, a former employee of Woodland Elementary School and a member of Washington Baptist Church, died Sunday. She was 91.

Obituary here.

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Marvin Grey Weavil, retired truck driver. 83
SEP 3, 2018

Marvin Grey Weavil
 

Marvin Grey Weavil, a retired truck driver for Bi-Lo and SR Grading, died Saturday. He was 83.

Weavil was a member of Apalache Baptist Church, where he was known as the Candy Man. 

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Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer
AUG 31, 2018

Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer

Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Everybody has heard about it and nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer.

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Dave Ramsey: Paying off credit cards
AUG 31, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards?

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Hardee's introduces Froot Loops donuts that taste and look like the cereal
AUG 30, 2018

Hardee's introduces Froot Loops donuts that taste and look like the cereal

Restaurant chain Hardee’s has teamed up with Froot Loops to create Froot Loops Mini Donuts. The bite-sized morsels come in the iconic “frooty” colors of red, purple, yellow, blue and green. 

And according to those who have tasted them, the smell like Froot Loops. They taste exactly like Froot Loops. And they even look like jumbo Froot Loops when you cut into them.

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