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Howell rescues diner at downtown restaurant
MAR 31, 2015

Carl Howell, Greer Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal, came to the aid of a customer needing help at the Greer Station Cafe Tuesday.
 
 

• 2014 Greer Fire Department Report

Carl Howell was eating lunch at the Greer Station Café Tuesday afternoon when a customer summoned his help. “I need you,” the person told Howell.

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Hollywild introduces white lion, joins international breeding program
MAR 30, 2015

Mandela, with clear blue eyes, was captive born and hand raised at the Ukutula Research and Education Facility in South Africa.
 

Mandela, a rare white lion, was introduced at Hollywild Animal Park today.

The newest addition also marks the park's entry into an international breeding program designed to secure population of white lions and species diversity for the future.

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Riverside High School band program recognized for excellence
MAR 30, 2015

Riverside High School Orchestra

The Riverside High School Orchestra scored the highest rating of "Superior," performing grade V-VI music at the recent South Carolina Band Directors Association's Concert Festival.

The PRIDE of Riverside Winterguard and Indoor Percussion Ensemble competed in the CIPA Contest at Laurens High School on March 14 and took 3rd place in their respective classes.

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Bentley had perfect day at QB in spring scrimmage at ODU
MAR 30, 2015

Shuler Bentley had a perfect day at Old Dominion University's football scrimmage on Saturday.
 

Shuler Bentley was perfect during Old Dominion University’s first full scrimmage of spring practice last Saturday.

Bentley, 20, two-time South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year at Byrnes High School, completed 12 of 12 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns.

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'60 Minutes' broadcast includes Upstate grad who survived clinical cancer trial
MAR 27, 2015

Stephanie Lipscomb, far right, will be in the '60 Minutes' broadcast Sunday featuring a successful clinical cancer trial she survived.
 

By TAMMY E. WHALEY
USC Upstate 

Stephanie Lipscomb battled aggressive brain cancer not once, but twice, as a student in the Mary Black School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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Eggtastic, Healing Heroes Pets in the Park, nightlife aplenty in Greer
MAR 27, 2015

Eggtastic, Healing Heroes Pets in the Park, nightlife aplenty in Greer

Eggtastic Easter Event

Greer Century Park

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$20,000 makes Greer Relief the big winner
MAR 26, 2015

City Councilman Lee Dumas had Lady Luck on both sides during this photo session with Miss Greater Greer Anna Brown, left, and Miss Greater Greer Teen Emma Kate Rhymer.
 

More than $20,000 was raised at this year’s “A Night in Monte Carlo” fundraiser to benefit Greer Relief & Resources.

A casino-like Cannon Centre hosted guests playing games of chance and skill and bidding on prizes and a silent auction.

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Park playground to get new poured safety surface
MAR 26, 2015

 
The new safety surface at the playground at Greer City Park is to be installed by April 18.
 
 

A new poured in place safety surface will be installed in the playground at Greer City Park.

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Moonlight Movies begin a 9-week run in June at City Park
MAR 26, 2015

Free family friendly films and pre-movie fun is scheduled at the City of Greer Moonlight Movies series in the City Park amphitheater each Thursday beginning June 4 through July 30.

All movies begin at dusk, but inflatables, games with prizes and dancing begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Experts warn of looming threats to water and energy security
MAR 25, 2015

By Paul Alongi

Clemson University

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Nearly $700,000 in Block grant, HOME funds distribution OK'd by council
MAR 25, 2015

Greer City Councilman Wayne Griffin (District 2) argued successfully for an additional $2,000 funding for the Needmore Summer Camp Tuesday night.
 

Greer City Council agreed Tuesday night on the distribution of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds for 2015, a total of $677,522, from its participation in the Greenville County Urban County Program.

Home funds ($263,905) are used for new home construction and owner-occupied rehabilitation activities for eligible low and moderate income applicants in the City of Greer.

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Dick Brooks Honda land purchase allows for expansion
MAR 25, 2015

Dick Brooks Honda has purchased more than three acres fronting its dealership at 14100 Wade Hampton Boulevard. The additional property allows the dealership to expand its service areas and lots for additional inventory.
 

Dick Brooks Honda of Greer has purchased three acres adjacent to its 14100 Wade Hampton Boulevard dealership that gains 145 feet of frontage.

‘The past ten years we’ve far exceeded our vehicle allotment and sales,” Ed Rich, general manager, told GreerToday.com. “We’re a small box that have put out some good-sized numbers. We have seen increases every year since 2004.”

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Greer Relief beneficiary of inaugural Greer State Bank Foundation gift
MAR 24, 2015

Getting in on the Greer State Bank donation photo to Greer Relief are, left to right, Kevin Duncan, Pam Batman, Mindi Calvert, April Staggs, Caroline Robertson (Greer Relief Executive Director) and Tim Lincolnhol.
 

The Greer State Bank Foundation presented a $2,500 check to Greer Relief during the non-profit's A Night at the Monte Carlo gala.

Greer State Bank, a supporter of Greer Relief for years, made its first donation from the bank’s foundation funded by bank employees and its board of directors. Greer Relief’s “Manage the Crisis” is the beneficiary that helps provide the equivalent of case management and referrals to 180-plus households.

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Carolina Vine & Branch opening in downtown Greer
MAR 24, 2015

Carolina Vine & Branch is hosting grand opening and ribbon cutting on Monday, April 6 at The Depot at 300 Randall Street, suite G.
 

Carolina Vine & Branch is opening a shop at The Depot at 300 Randall Street, suite G.

Kim Berry, owner of store, is planning a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Monday, April 6.

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3 million: BMW toots Greer's horn for another manufacturing benchmark
MAR 24, 2015

BMW celebrated its three millionth vehicle to roll off Greer's assembly line. The vehicle, a Donington Grey Metallic X5 M with Mugello Red Full Merino leather seats and carbon fiber interior trim, was driven by Dawn Burgess, hired in 1994. Left to right are associates Thomas Watson, Pamela Shaw, Burgess, Shirley Scott and President and CEO, Manfred Erlacher.
 
 

Just like clockwork, another special ceremony was held at the Greer plant this morning, as  BMW celebrated its three millionth vehicle to roll off the assembly line.

The vehicle, a Donington Grey Metallic X5 M with Mugello Red Full Merino leather seats and carbon fiber interior trim, was driven by associate Dawn Burgess, hired in 1994. Burgess presented the keys to the vehicle to Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.

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Miller leaving Riverside to become Greer boys basketball coach
MAR 19, 2015

Greg Miller will be introduced Friday morning as Greer High School's new boys basketball coach.
 
 

By JIM FAIR

GreerToday.com

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Ryan's parent company entertaining possible sale, capital infusion
MAR 19, 2015

Ovation Brands CEO Anthony Wedo announced he hiring of financial advisers to assist in possible sale of Ryan's and other buffet properties.
 

Ovation Brands Inc., a Greer-headquartered owner of Ryan’s and four other buffet brands, has announced it has hired financial advisors Duff & Phelps to assist in a possible sale of the business.

Ovation CEO Anthony Wedo told Nation’s Restaurant News, there are “several interested parties,” but it’s too early to say whether the company will be sold.

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Community leaders join the delivery teams for Meals on Wheels
MAR 18, 2015

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds got a laugh when he was told he would be the one delivering meals for Greer Community Relief Wednesday. Mike Saunders took Reynolds on the route and Hannah Rainwater, of GCM, helped organize the day's deliveries.
 
 

Police Chief Dan Reynolds couldn’t decide whether to wear his weapon. He did wear his badge.

Chamber of Commerce President Mark Owens dressed casual which is why Mayor Rick Danner said he decided to wear a bow tie and suit to earn “best dressed”.

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Room of Honor at Ryan's showcases greater Greer's contributions to military
MAR 18, 2015

Preston Johnson, Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39, points to former prisoners of war who participated at the Veterans Memorial Park ceremony.
 

Step into the Room of Honor at Ryan’s Restaurant at 1501 W. Poinsett Street and sense the reverence, respect, pride and camaraderie.

Pictures of favorite sons of greater Greer communities tell the stories of military contributions and sacrifices in wars dating from World War I. Pictures of sons who followed their fathers in conflict on behalf of a grateful nation are aligned to reflect their relationships.

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Dot Williams, retiree from Allen Bennett Hospital, dies
MAR 18, 2015

Dot Williams, 82, retired from Allen Bennett Hospital after 33 years, died Tuesday at The Cottages at Brushy Creek. Complete obituary here.

 

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