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Dance is making its way to special needs children, adults
NOV 30, 2015

Dance is making its way to children and adults with special needs in the community.

Carolina Dance Collaborative is a mobile dance outreach program that was founded in the spring.  CDC is an all-inclusive dance program that offers classes for those with disabilities and an Adaptive Christmas Flash Mob.

“Part of Carolina Dance Collaborative foundational beliefs is that all people have the ability to dance and should have access to dance,” Kelsey Crum, co-founder, said in an email interview.

 

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Benson Campus is designated for largest cash donation
NOV 30, 2015

Attending the unveiling of the new signage are, left to right, Jim and Evelyn Benson, David and Lisa (Benson's daughter) Crow, Tony (son) and Heidie Benson, and Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College.
 
 
 

Signage has unveiled the Jim and Evelyn Benson Center at the Greer Campus of Greenville Technical College to honor the Benson’s $2 million cash gift received by the Greenville Tech Foundation in 2014.

The Bensons pledged an additional $1 million to be paid over five years and Greenville Tech designated the campus and building 301 in their honor.

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New technology at Gibbs Cancer Center - Greer provides better radiation protection
NOV 29, 2015

A new technology at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute in Greer protects prostate cancer patients from the potential adverse effects of radiation therapy.
 

Prostate is second only to skin cancer as the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men. 

Radiation therapy is among the most effective and common forms of treatment for prostate cancer. But radiation therapy for prostate cancer can sometimes result in undesirable side effects due to the proximity to other delicate tissues. 

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Bentley, Old Dominion fall short of bowl goal in final game
NOV 29, 2015

Shuler Bentley threw three TD passes for Old Dominion University Saturday.
 

Shuler Bentley and Zach Pascal connected for three touchdowns, but Old Dominion fell to Florida Atlantic, 33-31, on a late field goal on Saturday at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.

Old Dominion (5-7, 3-5) overcame a 24-3 first-half deficit and led 31-27 entering the fourth quarter. However, Florida Atlantic (3-9, 3-5) used two field goals by Greg Joseph, including one with 5:26 remaining, to pull out the victory in a back-and-forth contest.

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Varani to perform classical masterpieces at GCAC benefit
NOV 28, 2015

Flavio Varano performs Saturday at the annual fundraiser for the Greer Cultural Arts Council. 

Brazilian concert pianist Flavio Varani has a special surprise for this guests next Saturday when he performs at a benefit for the Greer Cultural Arts Council.

But he won’t give a hint what it may be.

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Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer
NOV 27, 2015

Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer

Shop Small Saturday, now in its sixth year, promotes customers supporting independently and locally owned businesses.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Station Association merchants have been preparing for this weekend with promotions. The Chamber is inviting shoppers to post a selfie photograph at #ShopSmallSelfie to earn a randomly selected post to win a $50 gift card.

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Bruster's moves building to S. Buncombe Road
NOV 26, 2015

Bruster's has been moved to S. Buncombe Road.
 

Bruster’s Ice Cream building has been moved to its new location at 504 S. Buncombe Road.

The move to the 1.65 acre site was as simple as moving the entire building from 6040 Wade Hampton Boulevard to its new location on the vacant property.

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Bentley to start for ODU, bowl game on the line
NOV 26, 2015

Shuler Bentley, former Byrnes star, will start for Old Dominion Saturday with a bowl game on the line.
 

Shuler Bentley will start at quarterback Saturday for Old Dominion in what Head Coach Bobby Wilder calls “the biggest game in the history of our program.”

Bentley, benched earlier this season after the first series of a game, will start against Florida Atlantic. ODU is 5-5 and FAU is 2-9 and coming off a 20-14 overtime loss at No. 8 Florida.

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Chef Clark demonstrates turkey carving step-by-step
NOV 25, 2015

Jason Clark, owner of Greer's BIN 112, demonstrates how to carve a turkey in an easy step-by-step presentation.
 

Jason Clark, honored as the Restaurateur of 2014 in the Upstate, demonstrates how to carve a turkey and present a beautiful plate of food for the family and guests on Thanksgiving.

Chef Clark is owner of BIN112 and the Strip Club 104 A Steak House in Greer.

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Gee's mailing address here, Thanksgiving dinner on menu
NOV 25, 2015

Mayor Rick Danner (right) said the celebration and community support for Lonnie

“Gee” has a new mailing address.

Lonnie “Gee” McGee, who was brought to the Whitten Center in Clinton Saturday by two Greer Police Department officers, will get his mail at:

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Accommodations tax advisory committee, members approved by council
NOV 24, 2015

Accommodations tax advisory committee, members approved by council

Greer City Council approved an Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night. The action was approved after council gave second and final approval to create the committee, establishing guidelines and procedures.

The committee will make recommendations to City Council and set guidelines for the granting of 65 percent of the state accommodations funds awarded Greer to be used for tourism related activities within and for the city

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Happy tanks giving, Greer gas prices in a free fall
NOV 24, 2015

Happy tanks giving, Greer gas prices in a free fall

• Find cheapest gas here.

Gas prices in Greer have fallen to its lowest level during the Thanksgiving holidays since 2008.

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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving
NOV 22, 2015

Many restaurants, locally and nationally, will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.
 

Restaurants are offering families and travelers an opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving at food and beverage chains, many offering traditional fare. Some franchisees may not be open. Please call ahead asking for specific times of operation. 

The list is in alphabetical order. Drink and gratuity may not be included. 

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Gee leaves a legacy arguably unmatched in Greer
NOV 21, 2015

Lonnie

Greer has been put through the wringer.

And yet, through one of its most tumultuous and stressful weeks in memory, Greer has paved the road to Lonnie “Gee” McGee’s new home in Clinton with the love he shared with his citywide family.

It’s been four days since GreerToday.com first published that Gee was leaving Greer. It’s been 4.5 days since city officials learned that as of last Wednesday morning Gee was due in Clinton.

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Union County ends Greer's season
NOV 21, 2015

Troy Pride escapes a Union County player to score on a 3-yard touchdown pass play from Mario Cusano.
 

For the second-straight season, a perfect football season ended in palpable disappointment for Greer.

Long-time rival Union County used a second edition of the Jacket Bowl this season to bounce Greer from the Class 3A playoffs, 39-22, Friday night at Dooley Field.

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McGee and DC shown together in historical photo
NOV 19, 2015

"A society is ultimately judged by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members."

By Perry Williams 

In the 1970's McGee (he was always known only as McGee back then) was inseparable from his constant companion DC Townsend. They probably spent more time at Greer High School than I did and McGee was and still is a sports team’s (any sports team) biggest fan.

McGee has an uncanny ability to show up anytime and almost every time that something is going on. He has attended more grand openings and ribbon cuttings than anyone that I know.

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Eastside Y pays tribute to top volunteers
NOV 19, 2015

Brandon Calhoun was presented the inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award by Lindsay Buckles, Development Specialist, at the Eastside Family YMCA 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
 

Tyler Patskoski is a volunteer parents will thank later for his impact on their children.

The Eastside Family YMCA held its volunteer appreciation dinner Tuesday selecting the 2015 members who have gone above and beyond the scope of service to the organization and community.

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Costa wins National Petite Miss Heart of the USA pageant
NOV 19, 2015

Catarina Costa was crowned National Petite Miss Heart of the USA. She won in the 8-10 age group.
 

Catarina Costa, from Duncan, has been crowned National Petite Miss Heart of the USA. She won in the 8-10 age group

It was Costa’s first national pageant. She was a Palmetto Princess to Lanie Hudson, Miss South Carolina 2014 and to Taylor Ross, Miss Greater Greer Teen 2013.

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It's all about the 'Gee', the heartbeat of Greer
NOV 18, 2015

Lonnie

Jimmy Chulkus laughed out loud while leaning back in a booth at the Clock Restaurant on Poinsett Street.

“Two hot dogs, French fries and a tea! A big ice tea! To go!”

Chulkus was in mid-sentence talking about Lonnie “Gee” McGee when he paused, busted out laughing again and repeated the phrase.

That was Gee’s standard order when he came for dinner at Clock Restaurant.

 

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Public is invited to parade honoring 'Gee' Friday at 6
NOV 18, 2015

Lonnie

Lonnie "Gee" McGee, a Greer icon with his presence at virtually every significant event and man about town, is leaving Greer this week for Clinton.

Gee, as he is affectionately known to generations of greater Greer citizens of all professions, is moving to a care center in Clinton, according to a Greer Police Department release.

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