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Police on lookout for armed suspect in Game Stop robbery
MAY 31, 2013

The suspect is viewed coming into the frame from the left at Game Stop.

The Greer Police Department is asking for help for information on a suspect in an armed robbery at the Game Stop store at 14039 E. Wade Hampton at 7:25 a.m. today.

Police report the suspect entered the store and demanded the money out of the registers. The report said $263 in cash was stolen.

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Community garden beginning to sprout planters' labors
MAY 31, 2013

Joe Boch meticulously plants his beans at the Greer Memorial Hospital community garden.

Jack Boch is beginning to see the fruits, or in this case the vegetables, of his labor sprouting at the Greer Memorial Hospital Community Garden.

Two weeks ago Boch meticulously planted, seed by seed, beans spaced by his measurements. The bamboo-rimmed garden is Boch’s signature construction.

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Memorial service scheduled for Greer pilot killed Monday
MAY 30, 2013

Anthony Richard Cabeza, 58, died on Memorial Day in a small plane crash in middle Georgia.

A memorial service is scheduled Saturday for Anthony Richard Cabeza, 58, of Greer who died on Memorial Day in a crash of a small plane in middle Georgia.

Cabeza and Julius Gilreath, 71, of Greenville, were flying in a single-engine Piper PA-32 aircraft when it went down in a swampy field, Georgia authorities said. Cabeza was a corporate pilot and Gilreath a developer and builder, mostly of medical offices and facilities.

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Hogan Construction awarded contracts for Inland Port support facilities
MAY 30, 2013

Contracts were awarded to Greenville's Hogan Construction Group for support facilities for the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

Hogan Construction Group of Greenville has been awarded contracts for the support facilities for the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

The port container traffic and logistical control facilities include:

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Arrowood bids farewell as 30-year volunteer fireman
MAY 29, 2013

Jay Arrowood, a 30-year volunteer member of the Greer Fire Department, listens to Mayor Rick Danner reading a proclamation honoring Arrowood.

Greer Fire Department ‘s badge number 87 is 10-7 (out of service).

And with that said Jay Arrowood, a 30-year volunteer fireman with the City of Greer Fire Department, retired after a storied career spanning three fire chiefs.

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Freedom Blast master schedule and links
MAY 29, 2013

Freedom Blast master schedule and links

The activities and schedule for the City of Greer Freedom Blast on Saturday, June 29 will feature a Military Salute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services and veterans and a return to Greer of the Swingin’ Medallions. The recognized “Party Band of the South” entertained last year at the Greater Greer Educational Foundation Gala.

The South Carolina Army and Air National Guard will have vehicles displayed, and the Disabled Veterans will staff an information trailer presented by the Greer Leadership Class of XXXII.  

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Greer will host meeting on proposed high-speed passenger rail service
MAY 29, 2013

Greer will be the site of one of three public meetings held to hear about a proposed high-speed passenger rail transportation project what would link Atlanta with Charlotte.

Residents are invited to hear and comment on the presentation on Wednesday, June 5, 4-7 p.m. at Greer City Hall at 301 E. Poinsett Street.

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Sgt. Marcus and wife, Tiffany, bring Freedom Blast into focus
MAY 28, 2013

Sgt. Tim Marcus and his wife, Tiffany, were recognized as representatives of military spouses and families in Greer at a media conference today at City Hall promoting the June 28 Freedom Blast. Mayor Rick Danner proclaimed May 28, 2013 as Military Spouses & Families Day for their sacrifices and support of the United States Armed Services.

Just the mere presence of Sgt. Tim Marcus and his wife, Tiffany, standing alone between the flags of the United States and South Carolina at Greer City Hall was enough to capture the heart of Freedom Blast 2013.

“Just say ‘thank you’," Marcus nervously and softly said in front of a crowded conference room at Greer City Hall today as he fought back tears. No other words were needed. Marcus, a member of the South Carolina Army Reserve and National Guard, was asked to speak on behalf of Greer military veterans, active duty and reserves who will be honored at the June 29 event at City Park.

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Elementary school student diagnosed with meningitis
MAY 28, 2013

A student at Woodland Elementary has been diagnosed with meningitis, a disease that attacks the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal column and can potentially fatal. The school, disinfected Monday, continues to be cleaned today.

A parent reported that doctors recommended parents keep their children home from church Sunday.

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A national day of honor, remembrance
MAY 26, 2013

A national day of honor, remembrance

How to observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. 

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Greer soldier recovering after being injured by explosion in Afghanistan
MAY 24, 2013

Brett Claycamp, a Greer soldier, is recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. after being injured by an explosion in Afghanistan last Thursday. Send messages of support and prayer here.

Brett Claycamp, a Greer soldier, is recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. after being injured by an explosion in Afghanistan last Thursday.

GreerToday.com asks its readers, friends and your friends to reach out to Brett and his family, when pausing for Memorial Day prayers and thoughts of heroes from all armed services who served with honor for the United States.

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Education Foundation awards 16 more grants totaling $9,000
MAY 23, 2013

The $500 Greer Memorial Hospital Scholarship was presented to Jessica Sloan from Greer High School/Harley Bonds Career Center. She will enter Greenville Technical College’s Physical Therapy Program. Greer Memorial Hospital President John Mansure is next to Sloan.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded 16 scholarships totalling $9,000 today to students in each of six high schools in the greater Greer area.

Students are selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn presents scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.

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IHOP will anchor Suber Commons
MAY 22, 2013

IHOP will anchor Suber Commons

IHOP, Doctors Express and Heartland Dental Care are scheduled to occupy three of the four suites planned for Suber Commons Retail at the intersection of Suber Road and Wade Hampton Blvd.

RealtyLink LLC of Greenville is marketing the project. Hogan Construction Group has filed a $1.1 million permit for the complex and Strange Brothers Grading is preparing the 4-acre site.

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Spartanburg mother receives 13-year prison term for fatal wreck
MAY 21, 2013

Errika Shelton received a 13-year prison sentence today for evading police and causing a fatal wreck that claimed the life of her 7-year-old daughter.

A Spartanburg mother received a 13-year prison sentence today for evading police and causing a fatal wreck that claimed the life of her 7-year-old daughter.

Errika D. Shelton, 27, pleaded guilty to failure to stop for a blue light with a death involved, habitual traffic offender with a death, reckless homicide, child neglect, driving under suspension third or subsequent offense and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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Riverside High is No. 1 making 'Wish' come true
MAY 21, 2013

Riverside High School students raised $10,000 to make James's wish come true – the highest amount of money raised by any school in South Carolina this school year.
 

Riverside High School students made James’s wish come true and then some.

“Riverside High School students not only raised funds to grant the full cost of James’s wish, they raised close to $10,000. This is the highest amount raised by any South Carolina school during the 2012/2013 school year,” Megan Harding, spokesperson for Make-A-Wish South Carolina.

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Volunteers honored by Greer Relief at annual celebration
MAY 20, 2013

The Spirit of Giving Award was presented by Stevie Rae Lucas, center, to Truman Henderson, left, and Tom Ebetino.

Guy Cloer, Caroline Hendricks and Truman Henderson and Tom Ebetino were honored at the Volunteer Recognition celebration for Greer Relief.

The annual event recognizes volunteers who made an impact on the community through the non-profit. “Greer Relief greatly appreciates the over 350 volunteers who gave over 6,500 hours of selfless time, talent and resources,” said Caroline T. Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief.

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Police get OK to apply for COPS grant; funding is a trickier matter
MAY 20, 2013

Police Chief Dan Reynolds will be have to readjust his department’s 2013-2014 proposed budget if the Department of Justice approves a COPS (Cops Oriented Policing Service) hiring grant for three new Greer police officers.

Reynolds requested and received City Council’s approval to pre-apply by the May 22 deadline. The matching grant will cover 75 percent of the new officers salaries and benefits for three years with the city to pay 25 percent of the cost. The city will be required to keep the officers for a fourth year at its expense.

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$500,000 proposed for Greer Station development
MAY 17, 2013

Greer Station is being designated to receive $500,000 and the Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor, city-to-city boundary, $1 million in the proposed 2013-2014 budget introduced to City Council at last week’s meeting.

“I propose we think and plan more strategically for the development of Greer Station and the Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor,” City Administrator Ed Driggers’ wrote in the request for council to peruse.

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Childers is National Citizens Police Academy Alumnus of the Year
MAY 17, 2013

Angie Childers instructs students at the inaugural CSI: Youth Academy on collecting finger prints. Childers is the president of the Greer Police Department Alumni Association.

Angie Childers was prompted to be ready to photograph the next person to be recognized at the 2013 National Citizens Police Academy Association (CPAA) Conference held in Orlando, Fla. Childers would be surprised to learn she would be photographing herself.

Childers who organized two new Greer police academies in 2012, youth and adults, was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year by the CPAA at its annual awards presentation. She earned the Greer Police Department Chiefs Award earlier this year.

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10 years later, there's no giving up in triple homicide case
MAY 16, 2013

PHOTOS OF SERVICE >>

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