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Mt. Vernon Estates power was briefly interrupted
JUL 31, 2013

Mt. Vernon Estates power was briefly interrupted

A vehicle accident early this morning left 389 residents in the Mt. Vernon Estates area without power for almost four hours, Greer CPW officials reported.

A customer in the area notified CPW at 5:05 a.m. of the power outage. The Greer utility company, upon arriving at the source of the outage, found a power pole had been broken.

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Greer Community Ministries needs school supplies for children
JUL 29, 2013

Greer Community Ministries is in need of school supplies to help fill school supply orders.

Applications for school supply assistance began today and clients will be given a date to return for those supplies during the first week of the application process. Supplies are needed to fill all the orders that have already been taken.

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3 killed in Indiana bus crash were graduates of upstate university
JUL 28, 2013

Chad and Courtney Phelps were killed in a church bus accident in Indianapolis on Saturday. Their son, Chase, nearly 2, was injured and was released from a hospital. Courtney was 8 months pregnant but the unborn child did not survive.

Three people killed in a Saturday church bus accident in Indianapolis, Ind., were graduates of Bob Jones University. A youth pastor, his wife and a mother of five were killed when the bus struck a median barrier and overturned near 96th street and I-465. More than 20 people were injured.

Chad Phelps and his wife, Courtney, pregnant and due to deliver next month was killed in the wreck. The unborn child did not survive. Tonya Weindorf, a mother of five, also died in the wreck.

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Greer getting steady diet of visits from firms enticed by Inland Port
JUL 28, 2013

A track switcher was delivered by Norfolk Southern to the Moore Street rail line. The switcher will be used to lead container cars to rails for removal or storage.
 

The Inland Port “Effect” is taking aim at Greer.

During a presentation in Greenville last week Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports, said that Greer Economic Development has had 158 inquiries with 29 resulting in visits, since July last year.

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Gibson, Kriese file for Greer CPW seat
JUL 26, 2013

Incumbent Eugene Gibson and Tom Kriese have filed for election for Commission of Public Works. The municipal election is Nov. 5.

City Council seats in Districts 2 (Wayne Griffin), 4 (Lee Dumas) and 6 (Judy Albert) will be on the ballot. Council members serve 4-year terms and must live in the district they represent. CPW serves for six years.

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Greer Trading Post is developing its character with the upfit
JUL 25, 2013

The uncovering of the Snowdrift Shortening advertisement had Nathan and Jessica rethink how they would be setting up the Greer Trading Post.

The Greer Trading Post, scheduled to open in August, is adding some elegance with its historic interior.

Business owners Nate and Jessica Monroe are transforming the former vacant building into a showcase that features historic signage dating to the early 1900s with the elegance of chandeliers and a contemporary interior. Ceiling fans have been installed and the painting was all but completed today. Old farmer cabinets are in the break room and the wood will have a rustic wood stain.

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CPW grease collection policy gets city council's blessings
JUL 24, 2013

The once controversial grease collection policy of Greer Commission of Public Works was approved swiftly with no comment or discussion at City Council Tuesday night.

In January the Greer utility updated its dormant grease capture policy – F.O.G. (fasts, oils and grease) Management – for restaurants and other establishments that prepared food on site.

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It's a boy for Prince William and Kate
JUL 22, 2013

It's a boy for Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

The baby was born with William at Kate’s side at 4:24 p.m. London time and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. Their first child will be third in line to the British throne.

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CPW approves $85,000 bid to relocate water line at Inland Port
JUL 22, 2013

Greer Commission of Public Works reported all gas, water and sewer lines have been capped along Moore Street. All the houses acquired by the South Carolina Port Authority have been razed and removed.

Greer Commission of Public Works approved an $85,255.90 bid to Howard Construction of Greer for relocating a water line from 11th Street to East Avenue at the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

The project will include encasing a portion underneath the railroad spur that will run parallel to the Norfolk Southern track. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will be used except for iron ore casing that crosses under the track.  The project is expected to be completed within the next five weeks, Randy Olson, Greer City Operations Manager, said.

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Update: Police arrest two suspects in alleged church burglaries
JUL 22, 2013

Elex Tyrell Gregory was wanted in connection to multiple church burglaries that have occurred within the city limits of Greer.

Update: Lt. Jim Holcombe of the Greer Police Department issued the following statement at 3:17 p.m.: "Two suspects listed in the church burglaries have been arrested by our agency." 

Posted earlier:

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Second quarter profit continues Greer State Bank's 2-year momentum
JUL 22, 2013

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, today reported its seventh straight profitable quarter. The June 30 second quarter report continues the bank’s momentum with its staff and financial restructuring.

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Obit: Donald R. Jones, 81, native of Greenville County
JUL 20, 2013

Donald R. Jones, 81, passed away Friday at Lake Crossing Health Care.

Donald R. Jones, 81, passed away July 19, 2013, at Lake Crossing Health Care in Appling, Ga.

A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late Fred N. and Geraldine Neal Jones.  He was a retired employee of Petra Consulting, of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a dedicated member of IPTAY for over thirty-five years. 

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Person of interest is sought for information regarding recent series of church burglaries
JUL 19, 2013

The Greer Police Department is currently seeking information on the individual pictured here. He is a person of interest who may have information regarding a recent series of church burglaries within the city limits of Greer. Call 864-877-7906.

By Greer City Police Department

The Greer Police Department is currently seeking information on the individual pictured here.

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Operations building begins taking shape at Inland Port
JUL 19, 2013

A worker prepares the foundation before the pouring of concrete at the Inland Port operations center that is being assembled by Hogan Construction.

Things are looking up at the Greer Inland Port. “Today (Tuesday) we’re starting to go vertical,” said Chris Bowen, Hogan Construction Group Vice President.

Hogan was awarded contracts to build support facilities for the South Carolina Inland Port.

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Greer CPW reports all power restored to customers
JUL 18, 2013

Greer CPW has restored electricity to the approximately 2,000 customers that lost their power last night caused by a thunderstorm with heavy rain and strong winds.

Nick Stegall, CPW General Manager, reported four circuits were tripped about 6 p.m. Wednesday. “By midnight all four circuits were restored and by 5:30 this morning all customers” were back on line, Stegall said.

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Blue Ridge teacher/coach, Greer youth minister charged with shoplifting
JUL 15, 2013

Travis Bruce Henson, 38, a social studies teacher, has been put on administrative leave, according to the Greenville County School District. Henson is charged with shoplifting less than $2,000.

A teacher and coach at Blue Ridge High School who serves as minister of youth at a Greer church was arrested on a shoplifting charge in Spartanburg Monday, according to the Spartanburg Police Department.

Travis Bruce Henson, 38, a social studies teacher, has been put on administrative leave, according to the Greenville County School District. Henson is a head baseball coach and assistant football coach at the school.

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3 City Council, 1 CPW seats up for re-election; filing begins at noon
JUL 15, 2013

3 city council, 1 Commission of Public Works seats up for re-election.
• Filing begins noon, July 15.
• Filing ends noon, Aug. 15
• Election, Nov. 5
• Runoff Nov. 19, if necessary

Three Greer City Council seats and one on the Commission of Public Works are up for re-election this year. Filing begins at noon today and ends a month later, Aug. 15 at noon. The election is Nov. 5.

City Council seats in Districts 2 (Wayne Griffin), 4 (Lee Dumas) and 6 (Judy Albert) will be on the ballot. Council members serve 4-year terms and must live in the district they represent.

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How to protect your mobile device from warm weather hazards
JUL 14, 2013

How to protect your mobile device from warm weather hazards

StatePoint

These days, we rely on our mobile devices for just about everything. And while we can usually depend on our mobile devices to be there for us through thick and thin, in the warmer months our gadgets are more susceptible to damage, wear and tear.

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Keep kids busy learning this summer
JUL 12, 2013

Keep kids busy learning this summer

Family Features

 During the school year, kids focus on the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic. Make summer a time to explore their interests. Plan trips and activities that keep them learning and enjoying their favorite topics. 

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Cat lovers celebrate favorite pet moments
JUL 12, 2013

Cat lovers celebrate favorite pet moments

Family Features 

From adorable peek-a-boo games to outrageous, gravity-defying leaps - cats have a way of bringing much joy and humor to their owners' lives. 

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