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GREER NEWS From September 2015


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'Mary Poppins' performance leads into 'Lion King Jr' auditions
SEP 30, 2015

Peter Pan Jr performed by the Greer Children's Theater was a successful Disney production.
 

The Greer Children's Theater is preparing for its adaptation of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" while casting and rehearsals for the children's theater's rendition of Disney's "Lion King Jr." are set for November.

"Mary Poppins" performances at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center are Nov. 6-8 and 13-15. Friday and Saturday shows are 7 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m.

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They protected us, now we can help protect them
SEP 30, 2015

Cpl. Matt Foster and K-9 partner Sgt. Mick

When Cpl. Matt Foster left Afghanistan after his tour of duty in 2013, he didn't know whether he would ever see his K-9 partner again.

For nine months, Foster and Sgt. Mick, a black Labrador retriever, lived and worked together keeping the military compound at Camp Leatherneck and the surrounding area in Helmand Province safe from explosive attack.

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Dave Ramsey explains nuances of charging off a debt
SEP 29, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

If a credit card company has charged off a debt, can they still sell that debt to someone else who can come after it? I’m currently receiving calls about a debt that’s more than 20 years old. Do you have any suggestions?

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Oktoberfest welcomes fall with beer, food, fun and football
SEP 28, 2015

Beer and chips are a common pair at Oktoberfest.
 
 

Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Greer Saturday and accommodations at a downtown venue with a television will be open to host Clemson and Notre Dame fans for the nationally televised football showdown Saturday night.

The annual festival will feature oompah bands, a variety of German foods and selection of Warsteiner beers – Oktoberfest, Pilsner, Dunkel and Konig Ludwig Weissbier. Warsteiner is Germany's largest privately owned brewery.

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$100 million expansion ahead for Mitsubishi Polyester Film
SEP 28, 2015

The 50th anniversary of Mitsubishi Polyester Film had corporate officials visiting from the Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., the parent company in Japan.
 

Greer received another economic jolt of optimism today as Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MTF), Inc., announced it is investing $100 million in the expansion of one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyester film.

The announcement coincides with the 51st anniversary of the plant in Greer. MTF officials at the 50th anniversary celebration last year (Sept. 25) hinted the expansion announcement would be announced this month.

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Hollywild showcases survivors of fire, $150,000 deficit
SEP 26, 2015

Baboon “PJ” was given fruit treats and mini pumpkins.
 

Survivors of the primate barn fire that happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 9 were brought out to the media Thursday. And a plea for more contributions was sounded with admissions declining and the park’s shortfall at $150,000 and counting, according to park officials.

“It’s taken us these months to really assess the impact of the fire beyond the structure that was damaged,” Kim Atchley, executive director, said.  “It’s been a really tough year.  People have called every day to see if we’re open.

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CPW resolution honors Newman family, fluoride forums completed
SEP 24, 2015

The family of Reuben Ernest

The family of Reuben Ernest "Buzz" Newman was honored with a resolution for 110 years of combined service to the Greer Commission of Public Works.

Jeffrey Tuttle, General Manager of the Commission of Public Works, proposed the resolution to honor the family of Reuben Ernest “Buzz” Newman, Jr., for 110 years of combined service since 1968. Newman worked 28 years and his sons, Michael and Brent, continue to serve as linemen since 1974.

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Greer gives large patriotic salute to U.S. Army convoy
SEP 23, 2015

Greer gives large patriotic salute to U.S. Army convoy

Children waved from the steps of First Baptist Church of Greer.

Shop owners vacated their stores.

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The Insurance Source hires Biggs
SEP 23, 2015

The Insurance Source of Greer has added Amy Biggs as its First Impression Specialist.
 

The Insurance Source of Greer has added Amy Biggs as its First Impression Specialist.

A 2015 graduate of Ohio University, Biggs brings expertise in customer service, social media, blog writing and editing to the Insurance Source.

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Bennett and his wife, Bunny, engage in daily brutal battle with OCD
SEP 22, 2015

Arvie Bennett Jr., experiences victory battling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) every day, but with a cost,

Arvie Bennett, Jr. of the Arvie Jr Band spends a lot of his time on the stage in the limelight singing to thousands of people. In the past couple of years, Arvie has performed at over 100 venues.

Until recently, most of his fans have been unaware that my husband, Arvie, is engaged in a brutal battle every day. It takes every ounce of strength for him to get on stage – to even pull himself out of bed every morning because of this battle.

This terrifying, ugly, brutal war has no end, and it has been raging for 30 years. There is no time of peace or truce – not even while he sleeps. This battle has a real enemy, and its name is OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the battleground is in Arvie’s brain.

 

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Military convoy, more than 100 vehicles, headed to Greer
SEP 22, 2015

Military convoy, more than 100 vehicles, headed to Greer
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) will pass through Greer on Poinsett St. Wednesday afternoon, at approximately 2 p.m., with a parade of more than 100 military vehicles as the group celebrates the 95th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s cross country trip on the Bankhead Highway.

The vehicles are following the same route as the original 1920 Transcontinental Motor Convoy route.

The MVPA 2015 Bankhead Convoy left Washington, D.C., last Saturday and is expected to arrive in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 17.

 

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Allen Bennett campus is systematically being razed
SEP 22, 2015

Demolition debris builds at the rear of Allen Bennett Hospital.
 

The demolition of the Allen Bennett Hospital campus continues with plans to have the entire campus razed by early January.

The NEO Corporation was approved for the demolition and removal of the structure not to exceed $790,000. NEO also razed the Exide campus.

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Greer's Huffman a finalist for Newman's 'Greens For Good' salad recipe
SEP 22, 2015

Greer's Huffman a finalist for Newman's 'Greens For Good' salad recipe

Megan Huffman from Greer has been honored as a top 10 finalist in the Newman’s Own “Greens for Good” salad recipe contest. Huffman created an original salad recipe for a shot at a $35,000 grand prize donation to the Meyer Center for Special Children.

Huffman’s Spiralizer Sesame Ginger salad is paired with Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing. 

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Public invited to Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday
SEP 22, 2015

Coffee with a Cop is Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. at the Hardee's at 14520 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

Residents and business owners are invited to chat with members of the Greer Police Department Tuesday, 7-8 a.m., at Hardee’s as part of the city’s Coffee with a Cop community outreach.

The GPD will be at Hardee’s at 14520 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.

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Clemson's Watson honored with Habitat's Next Generation Award
SEP 22, 2015

Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson was presented the Habitat for Humanity International’s inaugural Next Generation Award.
 

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson wore an orange helmet of a different style Sunday afternoon after winning Habitat for Humanity International’s inaugural Next Generation Award.

Upon receiving the award, Watson donned an orange construction helmet that was given along with the plaque honoring him. The Next Generation Award honors young people who grew up in a Habitat house for embodying the qualities of determination, commitment, dedication and citizenship and for setting an example for other Habitat families.

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Renowned pianist Flavio Varani headlines Cultural Arts benefit
SEP 19, 2015

Flavio Varani, world renown pianist, has made Simpsonville his home when not touring.
 

There are those who create and those who play. When those talents are combined, the result can be beautiful.

Flavio Varani, a world-renowned classical pianist, who resides in Simpsonville, is both.

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What did you say? Helpful tips to protect your hearing
SEP 18, 2015

What did you say? Helpful tips to protect your hearing

Not only can noise distract, disturb and interfere with communication and sleep, it can affect your performance, behavior and hearing.

In many cases, hearing loss can be prevented by recognizing sources of damaging noise levels and using appropriate protective equipment. However, excessive noise exposure can cause permanent hearing loss that cannot be treated with medication, or result in constant ringing in your ears called tinnitus. Impaired hearing can reduce your ability to recognize your surroundings and listen for cues of potential danger.

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Danner signs Constitution Week proclamation
SEP 17, 2015

Accepting the Constitution Week proclamation signed by Mayor Rick Danner for Greer’s Joyce Scott Chapter of the DAR are (from left): Zoe Carlson, Abbie McWilliams, Rose Marie Jordan and Charlotte Koehler.
 

Greer Mayor Rick Danner signed a proclamation Thursday declaring Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in the City of Greer.

The week, which commemorates America’s most important document, was signed into public law in1956 by President Eisenhower after petitioning by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Ways to welcome a shelter dog
SEP 17, 2015

Ways to welcome a shelter dog

Animal shelters are full of lovable dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages deserving of a good home and ready to become your next four-legged family member. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, nearly 2 million dogs are adopted into new families each year.

However, choosing the right dog is just the beginning. The first weeks after bringing home an adopted pet are critical. It's a time to get to know one another and build a lifelong connection. Here are some steps to help ease the transition:

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GPD has a new weapon for training, the FireArm Training Simulator
SEP 17, 2015

Clay Anderson, the GPD's field training officer, demonstrated the FireArm Training Simulator (F.A.T.S.).
 

The Greer Police Department unveiled a new training tool on Wednesday.

The department acquired the FireArm Training Simulator, or F.A.T.S., and it allows officers to work through real-life scenarios that they could face on the streets.

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