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June is Men's Health Month
MAY 31, 2014

June is Men's Health Month

 SPM Wire

This June marks the 20th anniversary of Men’s Health Month, which is anchored by a congressional health education and screening program.

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2014 Greer Idol finalists, Tunes in the Park bands announced
MAY 30, 2014

Kieffer Mendoza won 2013 Greer Idol and $1,500.
 
 

The Greer Idol finalists have been announced with 10 vying for the Greer Idol title and 12 for Greer Idol Teen.

Kieffer Mendoza won Greer Idol and Kody Young, making his public singing debut, won Greer Idol Teen last year. They earned $1,500 and $500, respectively. The contest was shortened to three weeks when rain wiped out two of the scheduled performances.

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Tips for weathering power outages this storm season
MAY 30, 2014

Tips for weathering power outages this storm season

StatePoint

Power outages can be inconvenient, costly and even dangerous. Being prepared is especially important when wicked seasonal weather -- such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves -- are more likely to take a toll.

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Services for mother of Batesville Pelham firefighter set
MAY 29, 2014

Kathleen Schultz
 

Services for Kathleen Schultz, mother of Pelham Batesville firefighter Patrick Schultz, are Sunday in Florida. She died last Sunday in a plane crash that claimed her grandson, Nicholas Evvan Huy Hoang, and her sister, Nancy Carolyn Moore.

Patrick Schultz was piloting the plane when it crashed shortly after takeoff at Fountain, Fla. He is in the Augusta (Ga.) Burn Center.

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Community invited to participate in PFT's next master plan
MAY 29, 2014

Community invited to participate in PFT's next master plan

The Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT), a community initiative formed in 1998 for the future of Greer, is inviting participation from the greater Greer community as it works with design firm Kimley-Horn and Associates’ Charlotte office to develop a community master plan that will serve as a blueprint for Greer for the next two decades.

PFT has sponsored two five-year plans with significant results, and identifies the Greer Community Master Plan as the third installment. Engaging the community to be committed to the planning process and willing to help shape the outcomes is crucial, according to PFT officials.

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Free book fair gives students a dozen books for summer reading
MAY 29, 2014

Crestview students are already absorbed in free books they selected as part of a $15,000 grant to provide each student with 12 free books.

Crestview was among 18 Greenville County elementary schools and more than 10,000 students awarded a free book fair, “Make Summer Count”.

Each student in grades 4K-5th grade received 12 free books for summer reading.

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Top 10 tips every renter should know
MAY 29, 2014

Stress-free renting means being prepared. Do your research in order to secure the property you desire.

StatePoint

The number of U.S. renters has expanded significantly since the burst of the housing bubble, and renters now represent 34 percent of all households, according to government statistics. Meanwhile, rents climbed 3.2 percent last year.

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Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults
MAY 29, 2014

Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults

StatePoint

If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness.

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The sky's the limit with city purchasing an aerial camera
MAY 28, 2014

The Riverwood Farms fire afforded Travis Runion, a homeowner in the community, to video the damage from overhead using a quadrotor.
 
 

Aerial camera. Drone. Quadrotor copter.

Whatever you want to call it, Greer City Council approved $2,000 for what it describes as an aerial camera to be purchased from the $19.76 million budget that swiftly passed first reading Tuesday night.

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Council OKs residents to own chickens in backyard
MAY 28, 2014

Greer residents can keep up to six chickens in their backyards, but no closer than 50 feet from their neighbors.

City Council amended the livestock ordinance, 6-0, Tuesday night to include domesticated female chickens on property except for duplexes or apartments. Councilman Wayne Griffin who cast the only no vote May 13 was absent.

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Tips for safe summer pet travel
MAY 27, 2014

Make sure make sure your pet has everything it needs to feel comfortable during trips.
 
 

As you get ready to hit the road, it's important to make sure your pet has everything they need to feel comfortable during the trip. 

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has 10 tips for safe pet travel, so you and your pet can kick back, relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

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Pelham Batesville firefighter is critical after deadly plane crash
MAY 26, 2014

Patrick Schultz, third from the left, is in critical condition after a plane he piloted crashed and killed this mother, aunt and nephew near Panama City, Fla, Sunday morning.
 
 
 

Patrick Schultz, a career fireman from the Pelham Batesville Fire District, is fighting for his life after a small plane he was piloting crashed Sunday morning in Bay County, Fla., that killed three others.

Florida authorities have identified the victims as Kathleen Schultz, reportedly the mother of the pilot, Nancy Moore (aunt) and Nicholas Hoang, 14, (nephew). No hometowns were available.

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Clowers will instruct dance workshop on Friday
MAY 26, 2014

Michael Clowers, former director and choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, also has Broadway and cruise ship productions to his credits.
 

A dance workshop featuring Michael Clowers, the former director and choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular  at Radio City Music Hall, is scheduled Friday at the Cannon Centre.

Ages 10 and up may register here by Wednesday (May 28) for the 6-8 p.m. workshop. The fee is $35. Greer Cultural Arts is hosting the workshop.

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Crestview students get A+ in entertainment
MAY 25, 2014

Rey Rivera, fifth grader at Crestview Elementary School, offered this salute during the school's annual book parade last Friday,
 

 

Rey Rivera, a fifth grader at Crestview Elementary School, offers a salute to honor active and veteran military personnel.

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The Southern Growl, authentic craft beer pub, has grand opening today
MAY 24, 2014

The Southern Growl has its grand opening today at noon - 11 p.m. on  South Buncombe Road.

The Southern Growl celebrates its grand opening today as the only craft beer establishment between Greenville and Spartanburg.

There is one big difference in owner Matt Bowes’ pub – all 60 brews sold are craft beers only.

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Crestview gets $1,000 McCreative Kids Arts grant
MAY 23, 2014

Cynthia Samour presents Crestview Elementary School a $1,000 check from its McCreative Kids Art Grants program before Thursday's

Cynthia Samour, upstate McDonald's franchise owner of  two of the Greer fast food restaurants, presented a $1,000 check to Crestview Elementary School Thursday before the start of its successful musical, "Wild and Wooly Big Fat Bully", at the J. Harley Bonds Center.

The presentation was part of a $15,000 investment through the McCreative Kids Art Grants program the past three years of the McDonald's owner/operators of the Upstate, Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.

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Restaurants honor active military and vets on Memorial weekend
MAY 23, 2014

Zaxby's at 920 Wade Hampton Blvd. will offer veterans 10 percent off of any purchase on Memorial Day. Roaslyn and J'hun Talley were picking up an order Friday.
 

Restaurants are honoring veterans and active military this Memorial Day weekend.

Below are some of the restaurants with their discounts. You might want to call ahead on the national restaurant chains listed or visit websites for coupons and information. 

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Simpsonville to present coins, Quilts of Valor to veterans
MAY 23, 2014

A special “Defend the Stars & Stripes” challenge coin will be presented to all veterans at the Simpsonville Memorial Day ceremony.
 

Simpsonville will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 2 p.m. at the city’s “Veterans Corner,” at SE Main and Richardson Streets, (400 SE Main St.).

United States Senator Lindsey Graham is the scheduled speaker. Graham continues to serve his country as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is the only U.S. Senator serving in the Guard or Reserves.

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GHS hosts two events during run of 'A Few Good Men'
MAY 22, 2014

GHS hosts two events during run of 'A Few Good Men'

The play “A Few Good Men”, filled with drama, suspense and wise cracking humor, is being performed at Centre Stage through June 7.

Greenville Health System is a sponsor for the play and is hosting two events during the play’s run.

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Greer Middle Charter earns $10,000 for delivering 8,868 food items to Greer Relief
MAY 21, 2014

A Greer Middle College student is delivering some of the 8,868 food items collected to Greer Relief in the Feinstein Challenge. GMC earned a $10,000 grant, one of five awarded nationally.
 
 

Greer Relief and Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMC) combined on a win-win challenge that earned the non-profit 8 truckloads of food donations and the school $10,000.

Executive Director Caroline Robertson invited GMC to compete for a grant from the Feinstein High School Challenge. Alan Shawn Feinstein, for the 17th consecutive year, divided $1 million among hunger fighting agencies. It was Greer Relief’s first time participating in the challenge.

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