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Rockstar has dominant teams at cheer and dance nationals
APR 30, 2015

The Foo Fighters, a Senior Level I team at Rockstar, gets a pep talk after their final performance before the national competition in Orlando, Fla., this weekend.
 
 

Hundreds of cheerleaders and dancers from the Rockstar cheer and dance teams in Greer will compete this weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Rockstar qualified 10 teams with up to 30 members each from a series of regional youth, junior and senior competitions. Rockstar earned bids to The Summit at the Disney World competition by earning the No. 1 or No. 2 placements at each regional competition.

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Ancestry information on your pet can be crucial
APR 30, 2015

Ancestry information on your pet can be crucial

Family Features

For the millions of dog owners in the U.S., understanding the health issues associated with their dog's breed(s) can be critical for the nutrition, training and overall healthcare of furry family members.

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NGU gives grants to area students
APR 30, 2015

Hannah Bannister
Blue Ridge High School
 

Hannah Bannister, Blue Ridge High School, and Chelsea Danielle Gentry, of Berea High School, have been awarded the Foothills Scholarship by North Greenville University.

The $12,000 annual scholarships have a total worth of $48,000 with satisfactory academic progress.

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Fire Chief Harvey given heroic send-off in retirement
APR 28, 2015

Retiring Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey was honored with a reception Tuesday at City Hall. Harvey is pictured with his son, Justin, who is a firefighter with the Wade Hampton Fire Department on Wade Hampton Boulevard.
 

Seeing smoke billowing from a neighbor’s yard a young Amy Harvey called 911, thinking a house was on fire.

The call turned out to be a neighbor cooking on an outdoor grill but Amy reacted to seeing smoke, just as her father, Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey taught his children and hundreds of others on fire safety.

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Triplets perform Christian country music concert Monday
APR 28, 2015

Triplets Nicole, Natalie and Nika Taylor, 23, will be in concert Monday at Brushy Creek Baptist Church to perform Christian country music with a mix of bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll.
 

Red Roots, triplets who engage the crowd with their story “through real life lyrics and rolling banjos intertwined with guitars,"  will be performing in concert Monday at Brushy Creek Baptist Church.

Nicole, Natalie and Nika Taylor, 23, perform Christian country music with a mix of bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll.

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Lake View reopens May 7, Greer Station Diner name change is Friday
APR 28, 2015

The Lake View Steak House reopens May 7 with owners James and Wendy Mitchell taking over operations with a new staff.
 
 
 

Two iconic restaurants in Greer have announced name and ownership changes but will keep their menus intact.

Greer Station Diner, becomes effective Friday, and will continue under Scott and Maria Marsh, owner-operators of Greer Station Café. It’s the third name change, formerly Southern Thymes Café, within a year at the restaurant at 219 Trade Street.

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Road closings announced for weekend Family Fest
APR 28, 2015

Roads, including Depot and Randall streets, will be closed during Friday and Saturday's Greer Family Fest.
 

Roads in the downtown central business district will be closed Friday and Saturday for the 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.

All roads will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the entire event.

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Bridge opening on Memorial Drive pushed into late May
APR 27, 2015

A 10-foot concrete culvert is replacing the 96-inch drainage pipe, left, that collapsed last August.
 

School will most likely be out before the Memorial Drive Extension bridge will be repaired.

Weather and construction delays will push the completion of the project, near the intersection of Chandler and Taylor Road, into late May and possibly June. A mid-April finish was previously announced.

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Check out what ALDI is bringing to Greer
APR 25, 2015

The entrance into ALDI will be from Mt. Vernon Road, near a traffic light at Wade Hampton Blvd. and W. Poinsett Street.
 
 

Thom Behtz, ALDI Jefferson division vice president, answered a series of questions about ALDI’s coming into the Greer market. Behtz explains the store’s decision where to locate, when it will open, the store model, and the company’s purchasing philosophy.

Jim Fair: The main entry into the property will be from Mt. Vernon Road, while ALDI will face Wade Hampton Blvd. Why is a side entrance and a traffic signal at the store’s entrance part of its selection philosophy? What goes into site selection for ALDI in a community?

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Wild Ace opening gives Greer downtown district a new dimension
APR 24, 2015

Becca Wactor, Denise VandenBerghe and Holden Graves at their new Wild Ace Pizza and Pub at 103 Depot Street.
 

• Gallery.

A less-stressed Chris VanderBerghe was telling all who asked, opening night at Wild Ace Pizza and Pub on Thursday, “was the easiest opening we have ever had.”

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Teacher of Year gets wrong geography lesson from BMW
APR 23, 2015

Suzanne Koty was handed the keys to a Greer-produced 2015 mineral white metallic BMW X5 xDrive35i she will drive throughout South Carolina as the state’s public education ambassador.
 

Suzanne Koty, an English teacher at Sumter High School, was named 2015/2016 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

Koty was handed the keys to a Greer-produced 2015 mineral white metallic BMW X5 xDrive35i she will drive throughout South Carolina as the state’s public education ambassador.

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Greer's Anderson, 39, gets scholarship at Furman
APR 23, 2015

Bob Anderson, 39, from Greer, a student in the Honors program at Greenville Technical College, has been selected as the Alden Transfer Scholarship recipient this year at Furman University.
 

Bob Anderson, 39, a student in the Honors program at Greenville Technical College, has been selected as the Alden Transfer Scholarship recipient this year at Furman University.

Anderson lives in Greer with his wife, Andrea.

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Williams brings images to life at home and from far away
APR 22, 2015

DC and McGee, boyhood friends, were photographed by Perry Williams more than 40 years ago under the crabapple tree at the old Greer High School.
 

Perry Williams has been taking photographs since he attended Greer High School. A camera, sometimes three or four, are nearby at all times.

Williams, a commissioner on the Greer Commission of Public Works, entrepreneur and professor at Clemson University, all but swept the Greer Juried Arts photography contest judged last month. He finished 1-2-3 in “Greer Goes Global” and 1-2 in “Greer – An Upstate Destination”.

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Greer Bancshares Inc. trails first quarter net income FY 2014
APR 22, 2015

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Wednesday reported quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders of $761,000 or 31 cents per diluted common share, as compared to the prior year first quarter net income of $1.153 million or 46 cents per diluted common share.

Fiscal year 2014 was aided significantly by $579,000 of gains on the sale of securities compared to $247,000 in the current period and the reversal of $700,000 of previous loan loss provisions compared to none in the current period.

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Quotes and sayings to share on Earth Day
APR 22, 2015


International Business Times

April 22 is Earth Day, the annual event meant to raise awareness about Mother Nature’s health and the efforts being made to protect it. 

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Entertainment schedule set for Family Fest
APR 21, 2015

Volunteers are needed for the May 1-2 Family Fest. Call 877-3131 for more information.
 

The complete musical lineup for the Greer Family Fest on May 1-2 has been announced.

Sister Hazel, previously announced as the headline event, will perform Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

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Greer port zips along in rail moves, is marketing plum for SC Ports
APR 21, 2015

The Greer Inland Port continued its record-setting pace in rail moves and is 52 percent ahead of planned volumes, according to the S.C. Ports Authority.
 

Greer’s Inland Port continued its record-setting pace in rail moves and is 52 percent ahead of planned volumes, according to the S.C. Ports Authority.

The Inland Port handled 5,187 rail moves in March, achieving its highest volumes since the facility opening in October 2013, according to the S.C. Ports Authority. Fiscal year to date, the Inland Port has handled 40,313 rail moves.

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Fowler is a double-winner at Family Fest fishing tournament
APR 18, 2015

Joe Fowler was a double winner with the biggest catch and overall haul at the 20th annual Greer Family Fest Bass Fishing Tournament Saturday at Lake Cunningham.
 

Joe Fowler was a double winner despite fishing alone at Saturday’s 20th annual Greer Family Fest Bass Fishing Tournament.

The first place haul of 15.3 pounds earned the $1,000 first prize. His biggest catch, weighing 6.2 pounds, earned the top catch.

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New Beginnings makes impressive pitch to city to lease space for church
APR 17, 2015

New Beginnings Outreach Ministry, Inc., made an impressive presentation to city council on Tuesday night asking to lease a building that becomes vacant on Snow Street late this month.
 

A church without a permanent home has found a location to its liking on Snow Street in a soon-to-be vacant building.

Pastor Harold Anderson of New Beginnings Outreach Ministries, Inc., petitioned City Council on Tuesday to consider leasing the building for its ministries.

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Vintage Market in the Park also bringing sun, warmer temperatures
APR 16, 2015

Clear skies and warmer temperatures appear to be the norm for Saturday's Vintage Market in the Park.
 

Vintage Market at the Park will host about 60 vendors, food trucks and music Saturday on what is expected to be a warm, sunny day with temperatures reaching into the low 80s.

The bi-annual outdoor market at Greer City Park, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., features vintage finds, repurposed décor, jewelry, furniture, handmade crafts and goods and clothing.

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