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Greer CPW increases go into effect New Year's Day
DEC 31, 2013

Greer CPW customers will be paying more for electricity and water and sewer facility charges to raise more than $2 million in 2014 revenue.
 
 

Greer Commission of Public Works customers will be reaching deeper in their pockets paying increasing utility fees beginning Jan. 1. Commissioners voted to:

• increase electricity rates 7 percent.

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Downtown to get $2.5 million infrastructure, paving, landscape facelift
DEC 30, 2013

Infrastructure along Poinsett Street may be 100 years old. A $2.5-million upgrade in the central business district is tentatively scheduled for 2015.

• Planters design

Historic downtown Greer will get its century-old infrastructure updated and streets repaved and with it will come more landscaping and wayfinding signage. A byproduct may be additional parking.

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Dave says: Teach children humility, gratitude and contentment
DEC 29, 2013

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

Do you have any advice for teaching responsibility and generosity to adult children and grandkids when it comes to money?

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Saving money in the new year starts at the grocery store
DEC 27, 2013

An overly ambitious New Year’s resolution probably won’t stick. This year, ditch the desire for all-at-once dramatic transformation. Instead, consider simple, sustainable changes to your everyday routine that can make a big impact over time.

For example, if you wish to get smarter about personal finances, start by cutting back on grocery expenses, which is the third largest expense, according to U.S. government statistics. It’s a way to save thousands annually.

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3 cents stamp increase applies to letters, newspapers, other mailings
DEC 26, 2013

First-class mail, newspapers and magazines are among the items that will be affected by the 3 cents U.S. Postal Service rate increase beginning Jan. 26.

Postal regulators on Tuesday approved a price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp making the cost of mailing a letter 49 cents.

The price increase will apply to first-class mail, magazines, newspapers, advertising mail and bills — which together account for most of the 158 billion pieces of mail delivered every year.

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Jason Clark demonstrates how to carve your holiday turkey
DEC 24, 2013

Jason Clark demonstrates how to carve your holiday turkey

Jason Clark of BIN112 and Strip Club 104 A Steak House demonstrates how to carve your holday turkey.

Click here to follow Jason's directions.

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Greer cheerleaders volunteer at Soup Kitchen
DEC 23, 2013

Joining Martha O’Neal, Operations Manager for Daily Bread Ministries, were the Greer High School varsity cheerleaders.

Varsity cheerleaders from Greer High School volunteered at the Soup Kitchen Monday.

Joining Martha O’Neal, Operations Manager for Daily Bread Ministries, were cheerleaders Kinlie Worthen, Carly Majors, Imani Lemon, Maggie Black, Sara Ashleigh Ponder, Rebecca Wilds and Kaetlyn Wade. 

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Greer State Bank promotes Hobbs, Presley, Lynn
DEC 23, 2013

John Hobbs has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer.

Greer State Bank announced the promotions of John Hobbs as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Scott Presley as Senior Vice President, Construction Lending Manager, and Angela Lynn as Banking Officer. 

Hobbs has been with Greer State Bank for three years and has been involved in the banking industry for over 29 years.  He received his accounting degree from The University of South Carolina and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve set at His Vineyard
DEC 22, 2013

Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve set at His Vineyard

His Vineyard will host a Candlelight service Christmas Eve at 11 p.m.

Pastor Keith Kelly will deliver the message at the Dec. 24 communion. A love offering will be taken for Greer Christian Learning Center.

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Holiday closings schedules
DEC 21, 2013

Below is the schedule of closings for Christmas and New Years.

Holiday Closings

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Arvie Bennett Jr. plays last concert Saturday, statement talks about abuse
DEC 20, 2013

Arvie Bennett Jr. announced he is taking a hiatus from performing to finish writing a book. 

Arvie Bennett Jr. will play his final concert Saturday at the Stomping Grounds from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Bennett, the lead vocals in the Arvie Jr. Band, said he is taking a hiatus to complete a book he is writing.

Bennett said he made a formal announcement to offset any other speculation or rumors why the band is ending its performances.

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Moore man dies, leaves 135 grandchildren, 222 great-grandchildren
DEC 20, 2013

Moore man dies, leaves 135 grandchildren, 222 great-grandchildren

A Moore man died Friday leaving 375 descendents – 135 grandchildren, 222 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He had eight sons and nine daughters.

Everett E. Hannu, 85, died Friday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Hannu was a native of Ironwood, Mich., and was a construction foreman for Aho Construction.

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IHOP opening is planned for March
DEC 20, 2013

The infrastructure at IHOP at Suber Commons was being developed this week. The restaurant is tentatively scheduled for a mid-March opening.

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is tentatively scheduled to open its Greer store in mid-March at Suber Commons at the corner of Wade Hampton Blvd. and Suber Road.

A spokesperson told GreerToday.com that was the best guess based on typically sized units built without regard to weather and other construction influences. The timeline for jobs interviews was not available.

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Greer Relief fulfills more than 500 wishes
DEC 19, 2013

There were strings attached to tie down the trunk lid for the family carrying these bikes home from Greer Relief Thursday.

Greer Relief closed out its Adopt a Family pickups last week serving over 500 families.

Caroline Robertson, Executive Director for Greer Relief, said the number of families served is less than the more than 700 in 2012. “That could be good because there are less families needing help or that some families are being served by other agencies,” Robertson said.

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Doctors Express opens at Suber Commons Saturday
DEC 19, 2013

Doctors Express owner Tim Groves unrolls ribbon that was used in the ceremony Thursday.

Doctors Express will hold a grand opening and open house Saturday and Sunday at 1494 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.

Owner Tim Groves and resident doctors Richard T. Hanna and Winston B. Morris cut the ceremonial Doctors Express ribbon Thursday with a big turnout of city and business leaders. Groves’ public relations group provided a drone to photograph the ceremony.

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Chief Reynolds: Holiday tips to safeguard your home
DEC 19, 2013

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds, on behalf of his staff, is offering a valuable checklist of tips for homeowners to enjoy their holidays – home or away.

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds, on behalf of his staff, is offering a valuable checklist of tips for homeowners to enjoy their holidays – home or away. Reynolds said officers would be on duty throughout Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Reynolds is cautioning busy people to guard against being careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crimes. The Greer PD phone number is 864-848-2194.

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Holiday scents take you back
DEC 19, 2013

Holiday scents take you back

Family Features

The holiday season gives people the chance to take a break from their typically hectic lives to catch up with family and friends. Beyond the festive decorations, music and food that make this time of year so special, it's important to take a moment to enjoy the scents and the great feelings, memories and motivations that they inspire — especially while entertaining. Whether it's the smell of mom's homemade cookies or the woodsy allure of a fresh-cut tree, these smells have a remarkable way of boosting spirits. 

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Eliminate stains this holiday season
DEC 19, 2013

Eliminate stains this holiday season

Family Features

Parties filled with festive drinks, food and fun are in full swing this holiday season. Every event is a chance to come away with great memories, plenty of pictures and sometimes, a stubborn stain or two. 

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Cheryl Moore's career spans generations of upstates patients
DEC 19, 2013

Cheryl Moore is retiring from Greer Memorial Hospital Friday, 40 years after beginning her career at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Cheryl Moore expects to walk out the doors of Greer Memorial Hospital into the sunset Friday and begin a new, unpredictable, adventurous chapter in her life.

Gone will be the keys, name badge and work space that has occupied her life for the past 40 years as a guardian of healthcare for legions of upstate patients she has cared for at Greenville Memorial, Allen Bennett Memorial and Greer Memorial hospitals.

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Campobello man sentenced for sexually abusing a child
DEC 17, 2013

Samuel S. Owens, 46, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act on a minor.

A Campobello man received an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday for sexually abusing a child.

Samuel S. Owens, 46, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act on a minor.

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