Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) will be part of 2016’s Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on Friday.
Tony Kouskolekas, President of Pelham Medical Center in Greer and SRHS leaders Anita Butler and Paul Newhouse participated in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float CEO Rose Dedication Program. The program provides hospital leaders the opportunity to leave a handwritten dedication in honor of organ and tissue donors on the 2016 Donate Life float.
Suber Road at Sweetbriar Road is blocked due to flooding, the Greer Police Department has announced. Police said roads in Greer have some water buildup and advises drivers to be cautious.
Greer Commission of Public Works is monitoring the dam at Lake Cunningham. If rain continues at its current pace, 1-2 inches in the next 12 hours, CPW may release some of the excess water that flows into the Startex, Jackson, Wellford and Duncan water district.
Abbott’s Frozen Custard will open downtown Friday, Jan. at 119 East Poinsett Street. It’s the first franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia.
Owner Mark Khoury has renovated the former Dixie Shoe Shop into the custard store with a contemporary design. Windows have replaced the side brick wall to create a view into the alley that will serve as a common area with outside seating and tables with umbrellas.
I work in IT, and I recently learned that I’ll be losing my $88,000 a year job at the end of February. We’re debt-free, except for our home, and we have a full emergency fund in place. The problem is we just cash-flowed one daughter’s wedding, and we’ll be paying for another daughter’s college soon. I’ll receive a severance package of around $30,000 to $40,000, but we’re wondering if I should stop contributing to my 401(k) and stockpile cash until another job comes along.
New River Bluegrass will begin 2016 with the number one song, “God of Isaac & Abraham” on the Singing News Bluegrass chart.
It is the second time New River has been number one but it’s the first time a Barry Long written song has hit the top of the chart. The group’s “When I look back down the road” reached number one in November 2013.
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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is advising South Carolinians, even at this date, to get their yearly flu vaccination to help reduce the spread of illness this winter.
By Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
A football player takes a hard blow to the head during a game. Feeling dizzy and slightly nauseous, he continues playing, not aware that he’s feeling the classic symptoms of a concussion.
Restaurants scheduled to open on Christmas day. Travelers are advised to call ahead as hours and locations will vary.
Applebee’s hours and locations will vary by location for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Notre Dame football got one present a little early on Thursday.
Greer standout Troy Pride, Jr. announced his verbal commitment to attend and play for Notre Dame via Twitter on Christmas Eve.
I haven’t spoken to my mom and sister in more than six months. Over time, I realized we have a real clash of moral values that has led to arguments and hard feelings. Lately, with it being Christmas season and a new year just around the corner, I’ve found myself wanting to navigate things a little better and stop avoiding them. It’s been mostly just between myself and them, so my wife and kids are pretty insulated from the ugliness. Do you have any advice for handling situations such as these?
Passenger traffic for October and November was the strongest reported at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.
GSP reported a total of 186,344 passengers came through the airport in October and 170,565 in November.
Rilee Brooks, 7, loves spending Christmas with her papa. She always has a sweet time when she's with her family.
"I like to go to my papa's house and we make gingerbread men cookies," Rilee said.
Landon Chasteen, 9, loves his grandparents. Spending time with them is his favorite holiday tradition.
"I love going to my grandparents' house," he said.
Nigel Livingston, 9, likes to be with his loved ones during the holiday season.
"My favorite part about Christmas is spending time with your family," he said.
Konner Raines, 11, loves to see people having fun. That's what he was most enjoying during the Christmas parade.
"I'm most looking forward to people having fun and enjoying what God has given us to do today," Konner said at the parade.
Aidan Cannon, 10, is thankful for his strong faith at Christmas.
"I'm thankful because it's Jesus' s birthday," said Aidan. "God wants me to have a thankful holiday and I love it because you get presents and I love presents."
BIN112 is the best overall restaurant in South Carolina, according to OpenTable, a national hospitality industry company that analyzes diner reviews.
Jason Clark is chef and partner of the fine dining restaurant at 112 Trade Street. BIN112 is ranked ahead of seven coastal restaurants, in the top 10.
A pair of fourth graders is making the most of their holidays making arts and crafts to benefit the Salvation Army.
Jackson Suber and Brady Brown, both 9-years-old, have been stationed outside the Stomping Grounds at 208 Trade Street the past two days making different shapes and sizes of multicolored sand jars and beaded necklaces. Prices range $5 and under.
S. Nigel Platt has been hired as animal curator for Hollywild Animal Park.
“Mr. Platt brings a wealth of experience and passion for quality animal care to his leadership position at Hollywild,” said executive director Kim Atchley. “He is a perfect fit for the collective efforts of our board, staff, and volunteers as we move forward into a new era for Hollywild.”
Customers of Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) will pay about $3 more per month for water and sewer services in 2016.
Commissioners approved a $78.57 million operating budget for 2016. It represents a 1.7 decrease from the $82.2 million that ends fiscal year 2015 on Dec. 31. Reductions in the cost of purchasing natural gas factored in the overall reduced budget.