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Foothills Philharmonic performs free concert at Riverside Baptist
OCT 31, 2016

Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra performs a free concert Saturday.
 
 

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra performs Masterworks Concert II on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church.

The annual food drive will be held in conjunction with the concert. Patrons are asked to bring canned goods to help Greer Community Ministries to replenish their food pantry in preparation for the Thanksgiving season.

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Rita Allison, Hayne Hipp to be awarded Wilkins Award for Excellence
OCT 31, 2016

Rita Allison (R-District 36) has been announced winner of the David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence by the Furman University Riley Institute.
 

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced the winners of its David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence.

Rita Allison (R-District 36) will be awarded the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership and Hayne Hipp, former CEO of The Liberty Corporation and founder of the Liberty Fellows, will receive the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership.

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Road repairs are scheduled beginning this week for southbound lane of Highway 14
OCT 31, 2016

Road repairs are scheduled beginning this week for southbound lane of Highway 14

Road repairs and repaving the outside southbound lane of Highway 14 from Highway 29/Wade Hampton Blvd. to McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy near Poinsett Street will be performed Nov. 4 – 18.

Drivers should expect delays, according to the announcement by Greer Commission of Public Works. The contract price is $193,000, according to CPW.

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NCAA reps making site visit to free Furman vs. Bob Jones exhibition
OCT 31, 2016

NCAA reps making site visit to free Furman vs. Bob Jones exhibition

The NCAA representatives will be in Greenville Wednesday for their site visit during the Furman versus Bob Jones exhibition game at 7 p.m. at 13,765-seat Bob Secours Wellness Arena.

All tickets to the exhibition are free.

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Video: Hannon, Yellow Jackets celebrate end of regular season
OCT 30, 2016

• Greer beats Blue Ridge

Noah Hannon had a busy week heading into Greer’s final regular season football game versus rival Blue Ridge.

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Youth raccoon hunts to be hosted throughout South Carolina
OCT 30, 2016

Youth raccoon hunts to be hosted throughout South Carolina

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association are hosting a series of nine youth raccoon hunts around the state starting in October and ending in February.

Guns will not be allowed as the youth raccoon hunt events are all non-harvest.

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Big Thursday: Chander Creek, Crestview schools choruses to entertain during barbecue lunch
OCT 30, 2016

The Chandler Creek Elementary School chorus will entertain at the barbecue lunch.
 

Three children’s choirs will provide entertainment during the Big Thursday barbecue lunch on Nov. 3.from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fairview Baptist Church fellowship hall,

Crestview Elementary chorus, Chandler Creek Elementary chorus, and the Little Me Academy chorus will sing.

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Big Thursday: Nancy Welch, Ann Helton, Ellen Roberson offering trademark food items
OCT 29, 2016

Nancy Welch will offer her famous

• Collegiate chairs, baskets for live auction

• Handmade USC Gamecocks quilt

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Video: Blue Ridge video with game report and interviews on volleyball state playoff game
OCT 28, 2016

Blue Ridge High School pushed North Augusta to five sets before losing 3-2 Thursday in the first round of the high school volleyball playoffs.

North Augusta won the final set, 15-11. Blue Ridge won the first set 25-17, lost 13-25, won 25-22 and lost the fourth set 13-25.

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3 resident artists to launch the Greer Center for the Arts at a Nov. 3 celebration
OCT 28, 2016

3 resident artists to launch the Greer Center for the Arts at a Nov. 3 celebration

The first three artists in residence at the Greer Center for the Arts have been selected. The new name of the building reflects the city’s change from the previous City Auditorium.

Robin Byouk, director of Greer Cultural Arts, told GreerToday, photographers Rachel Babb and Blaine Owens of Greenville and Amy Bright, a belly dancer and the designer of jewelry, are the first three artists working out of the newly renovated building.

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Big Thursday: Collegiate chairs and baskets up for bid at live auction
OCT 28, 2016

Clemson chairs will be up for bid at the live auction at Big Thursday.
 

• Handmade USC Gamecocks quilt

• Crafts take center stage.

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Halloween Hoopla at City Park Saturday; See video from Trick or Treat on Trade
OCT 28, 2016

 • Trick or Treat on Trade gallery

Halloween Hoopla is the second Halloween event this week hosted in downtown Greer. Saturday’s event is at City Park.

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Greer's BMW plant changing top leadership position, Flor taking over for departing Erlacher
OCT 28, 2016

Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer, will assume new responsibilities as the Managing Director of BMW Plant Regensburg.
 

Manfred Erlacher, who has been President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer for three years, will assume new responsibilities as the Managing Director of BMW Plant Regensburg beginning February 2017.

Succeeding Erlacher will be Knudt Flor, currently responsible for BMW Group Corporate Quality. The handover takes place Dec. 1. 

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Blue Ridge edged in 5th set to lose state playoff match
OCT 28, 2016

Blue Ridge edged in 5th set to lose state playoff match

Blue Ridge High School pushed North Augusta to five sets before losing 3-2 Thursday in the first round of the high school volleyball playoffs.

North Augusta won the final set, 15-11. Blue Ridge won the first set 25-17, lost 13-25, won 25-22 and lost the fourth set 13-25.

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Gold's Gym is building a fitness center in Greer
OCT 27, 2016

Gold's Gym is building a fitness center in the former Bloom grocery store at 1207 West Wade Hampton Blvd.
 
 

Gold’s Gym is opening a fitness center in Greer.

The $3.6 million, 38,985-square-foot fitness center will be located in the vacated former Bloom grocery store at 1207 West Wade Hampton Blvd.

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Big Thursday: Crafts take center stage when doors open
OCT 27, 2016

Greer decorations.
 
 

• More Big Thursday items

Big Thursday is a great time to purchase home and Christmas décor.

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Lowes opening second greater Greer store, at Pelham and Old Boiling Springs Roads
OCT 26, 2016

Lowes opening second greater Greer store, at Pelham and Old Boiling Springs Roads

Lowes Foods has announced the location of its second greater Greer market store. 

The grocery store will be located at 2702 Pelham Road, across from QuikTrip and at the southwest quadrant of Pelham and Boiling Springs Roads.

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GHS physician, CenteringPregnancy program recognized with $100,000 McNulty Prize
OCT 26, 2016

Dr. Amy Crockett, a maternal-fetal medicine physician with Greenville Health System, was named the winner of the prestigious John P. McNulty Prize for her leadership in reducing preterm births in South Carolina.
 

Dr. Amy Crockett, a maternal-fetal medicine physician with Greenville Health System, was named the winner of the prestigious John P. McNulty Prize for her leadership in reducing preterm births in South Carolina by expanding access to CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care. 

The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, helps to further these efforts.

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Tube Dudes are coming to Greer to share the power of the smile
OCT 26, 2016

George Gerber of Sarasota, Fla., is the creator of Tube Dude.
 

The Tube Dudes are coming to Greer and bringing the power of the smile.

Scott Gerber is the internationally acclaimed artist behind the creation of colorful, steel, tube-like, stick figures in poses that are modeled toward a community’s theme.

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Big Thursday: Handmade USC Gamecocks quilt donated to GCM for live auction
OCT 26, 2016

The Peach Patchers Quilt Guild donated a handmade Gamecock quilt to Greer Community Ministries’ Big Thursday event. Quilters from left: Betty Reid, Martha White, Leigh Radlein, Lois Bruckner, Pilar Anderson, Sandy Bridwell, and Joan Gilstrap.
 

The Peach Patchers Quilt Guild presented a handmade University of South Carolina Gamecock quilt to Greer Community Ministries for the BigThursday live auction.

Quilters Betty Reid and Martha White provided the material, with Reid making the quilt top and Myrtle Hamby finishing the quilt.

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