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GREER NEWS From November 2011


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Duke agrees to 6 percent rate hike
NOV 30, 2011

Duke Energy has reached an agreement with agencies in South Carolina for an average rate increase of 5.98 percent, contingent on approval of the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.  Upon approval the rates would go into effect in February 2012.
Duke serves about 600,000 customers in the upstate.

The agreement will be considered by the PSCSC during an evidentiary hearing scheduled to begin on Dec. 7.

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Greer's economic indicators are pointing up
NOV 30, 2011

Economic signs of an upward trend in Greer foretell a resurgence that can’t come soon enough for many businesses and residents still searching for jobs.

Reno Deaton, Greer Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, painted an attractive picture of business and industry in Greer and those that may be considering locating here during a Nov. 22 city council meeting.

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Christmas at City Park features tree lighting, Santa, culture, treasure hunt
NOV 28, 2011

Christmas at City Park features tree lighting, Santa, culture, treasure hunt

There will be treasures to be found during Friday night’s Tree Lighting activities at the Village Hospital’s Christmas at Greer City Park weekend.

Friday night’s tree lighting festivities will give visitors an opportunity to find clues in the bulbs on posts donning holiday lights. “There will be plenty of clues to notice the bulbs. It will appear out of place and hints will be provided where they are,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said.

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Spa Victoria opens downtown at former spa location
NOV 26, 2011

Spa Victoria has scheduled its grand opening for Friday.

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Council selects redistricting map, unanimously approves first reading
NOV 22, 2011

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Holiday travelers find low gas prices in Upstate
NOV 22, 2011

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Horse-drawn carriage rides offered during weekends
NOV 22, 2011

Scott Campbell of Upcountry Carriage takes a small group on a carriage ride.

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Dittmar challenges GCM board to develop long-range plan
NOV 22, 2011

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$102 million GSP terminal expansion approved
NOV 21, 2011

The modern architecture of the $102 million GSP terminal expansion will be married with the industrial modern style used in the airport’s original 1962 design.

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Hunger Walk brings awareness to Soup Kitchen
NOV 20, 2011

The Merle State Hunger Walk begins with Miss Greater Greer Teen Abby Riggs and members of the Riverside High School lacrosse team as honorary starters.

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Cops for Tots toys will be distributed at City Hall
NOV 18, 2011

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Greer among select communities to receive smart growth grant
NOV 18, 2011

Greer continues moving forward in its planning and development of its master plan by positioning itself to receive a national grant and signing a memorandum of understanding with upstate economic organizations.

Greer has been selected to receive free Smart Growth America technical assistance made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program.

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BMW i3 and i8 concept cars, featured in ?Ghost Protocol? unveiled at LA Auto Show
NOV 17, 2011

The BMW i8 Concept, featured in next month’s “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” is a low-slung, silver and glass sports car with flip-up doors.  

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TD Bank expansion creates Greenville hub, 1,400 new jobs
NOV 16, 2011

TD Bank expansion creates Greenville hub, 1,400 new jobs

TD Bank this morning announced that it will expand its corporate operations at the bank's campus on Interstate 85 in Greenville, creating more than 1,400 new jobs in the next three to five years. TD Bank will also add more than 200 new positions in Lexington.

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Memorial set for missing Citadel student from Greer
NOV 16, 2011

A memorial will be held Thursday for missing Citadel senior Joshua Edwards who has been missing since last week.

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Memorial service held for Army reservist killed on Veterans Day
NOV 15, 2011

A memorial service was held today at Wood Mortuary for Sean M. Hendrix, a father of two daughters and son of retired Greer police officer Dan Hendrix.

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Gas prices remaining stable for now
NOV 14, 2011

A gallon of regular unleaded gas in Greenville County is averaging $3.15 cents a today. But if you’re in Greer it may be worth your while to stop by four stations listed on Gas Buddy.com showing a $3.09 price per regular unleaded gallon.

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Search for missing Citadel student from Greer continues
NOV 13, 2011

The search for a missing Citadel cadet from Greer continued over the weekend.

Joshua Edwards, 21, chemistry major, missed accountability checks since Thursday evening, according to school officials. A car belonging to Edwards was found Friday on East Ashley Avenue in Charleston, a public safety official reported.

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City honors military veterans and active duty employees
NOV 11, 2011

The City of Greer honored employees and volunteer firemen who are  veterans or on active military duty at a luncheon. Read More


Sylvia Holtzclaw remembered through the smiles and eyes of children
NOV 11, 2011

The Syl Syl Toy Drive is named in the memory of Sylvia Holtzclaw. Read More



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