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Logging truck crashes into building, 4 people sent to hospital, 11 vehicles damaged
DEC 30, 2016

Logging truck crashes into building, 4 people sent to hospital, 11 vehicles damaged

A logging truck that crashed into a building on Highway 14 sent four people to the hospital and involved 11 vehicles, according to the Greer Police Department.

The accident occurred about 2 p.m. at Hwy. 14 and Chandler Road when the cab of the logging truck crashed into Jimmy’s Garage and the trailer landed on its side, according to officials.

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GHS is 'All In' with babies born on Fiesta Bowl Saturday, Greer Memorial, too
DEC 30, 2016

GHS is 'All In' with babies born on Fiesta Bowl Saturday, Greer Memorial, too

It started with a tweet.

On Dec. 28, Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center tweeted photos of babies wrapped in blankets that read “Beat Clemson, 12-31-16, #BuckeyeBaby.”

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Keeping infants safe in the shopping cart
DEC 29, 2016

Keeping infants safe in the shopping cart

StatePoint

Most parents of infants are well-advised of certain dangers. However, there is one safety risk that doesn’t get much attention. Nearly 24,000 children are in accidents involving shopping carts each year, many suffering cuts, bruises, broken limbs and even head and brain injuries.

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Leon Few, decedent of signer of U.S. Constitution, dies. He was 103.
DEC 28, 2016

Leon Few, decedent of signer of U.S. Constitution, dies. He was 103.

Leon Ferguson Few, a decedent of a signer of the United States Constitution, died Tuesday. He was 103.

Leon Few was a farmer, former prison superintendent, a local historian and grocery store owner. He was the oldest member of Fews Chapel United Methodist Church.

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Dave Ramsey: His wife's final gift
DEC 25, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I have been married for 12 years. Last month we found out she has terminal cancer and only six months to live. We’ve been fortunate enough to become fairly wealthy during our lives together, and she wants to buy me a boat. We always went fishing together, and her last wish is for me to have the boat I’ve always wanted. Even with this prognosis, I’ll be OK financially when she’s gone. Still, I can’t stand the thought of this. It’s just too painful. Do you have any advice?

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Chon, a Thai cuisine restaurant, is opening downtown
DEC 23, 2016

Chon, a Thai cuisine restaurant, is opening in the first quarter of 2017.
 

A Thai cuisine restaurant will open in downtown Greer in the first quarter of 2017.

Chon will be located in the former Greer Station Diner at 219 Trade Street, next door to GreerToday.com

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Spartanburg establishment recalls 7,600 pounds of pork skin products
DEC 22, 2016

Pork Rinds & Snacks, LLC, a Spartanburg establishment, is recalling approximately 7,629 pounds of pork skin products.
 

Pork Rinds & Snacks, LLC, a Spartanburg establishment, is recalling approximately 7,629 pounds of pork skin products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.

The ready-to-eat pork skin items were produced on various dates between Sept. 27, 2016 and Dec. 13, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

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National restaurants open on Christmas; hospital cafeterias are best kept secret and most serve traditional holiday fare
DEC 22, 2016

Traveling is never fun on the holidays without knowing what restaurants may be open and their hours.

Here's one of the best kept secrets for travelers: hospital cafeterias are open to feed staff, patients and visitors and most often have turkey with the trimmings. The Dogwood Cafe,with Chef Sam Kleckley, at Pelham Medical Center and the cafeteria at Greer Memorial Hospital will be open. Both cafeterias are routine stops during the week and Sundays, too.

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Martin Luther King Day celebration is scheduled at City Hall
DEC 22, 2016

Rev. Curtis L. Johnson is the organizer of the Upstate Live in Peace Movement, which grew from the Greenville Alliance for Change initiative and WJMZ-FM (107.3 JAMZ). 
 

Tickets are on sale for the City of Greer’s 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Luncheon scheduled Jan. 16 at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. The event is an annual sellout.

The keynote speaker is Rev. Curtis L. Johnson, senior pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in Pelzer in 1993. A native of Greenville, Johnson served in the United States Air Force for four years and earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Gardner-Webb University. He founded MLK Dream Weekend, a community-wide celebration for the King Holiday that has, over the past decade, drawn more than 17,000 participants and raised more than $500,000 in scholarship funds.

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Documentary: Behind the scenes of Riverside cross country
DEC 21, 2016

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Documentary: The story of three state champions
DEC 21, 2016

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BNC touts its resources, local management as a Greer-friendly bank
DEC 21, 2016

BNC Regional Manager Ed Stein, Greer Branch Manager Jennifer Polson, and City Manager Blair Miller pitched their bank to a group of business representatives as a well-resourced, locally managed community bank.
 

There is a player in the Greer banking community making a pitch to become the community bank of choice.

Since Carolina Financial Corporation, operating under CresCom Bank, announced its acquisition of Greer State Bank on Nov. 8, for $45 million, one bank in particular, is publicly promoting its credentials to lure customers to their institutions.

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Top grossing holiday movie since 1980? 'Home Alone'
DEC 21, 2016

 Top grossing holiday movie since 1980? 'Home Alone'


According to Ebates, the top grossing holiday movie since 1980 is Home Alone, which made $285.8 million.

Here are some movie facts, trivia and background on holiday movies.

Top-grossing Christmas movies since 1980

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Jim Benson awarded honorary degree at Greenville Technical College commencement exercises
DEC 21, 2016

Jim Benson of Greer received an honorary degree from Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College, during commencement exercises last week.
 

Jim Benson was awarded an honorary degree at the Greenville Technical College commencement exercises last week.

Benson established a business in Greer at the age of 17, hauling used cars from Pennsylvania back to Greer to be sold. With the money he earned, he established a used car lot, and before he was 21, established a Chrysler franchise. Today, that one dealership has turned into seven, an amazing success story that began in Greer.

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Sneak peak of the two premier high school cross country teams in the state
DEC 20, 2016

Alex Love’s documentary series concludes this year with separate videos featuring the Riverside boys and girls state champion cross country teams.

Cate Ambrose, the girls state champion, and teammates Ashley Fallow and Abigail describe the path to their dominant finish.

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Greer area merchants make last-minute shopping easy and online
DEC 20, 2016

Barista Alley
 
 

Here are some last-minute gift ideas from greater Greer merchants that may be ordered online or by visiting the businesses before the holidays. Some merchants are offering special deals.

Barista Alley

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Haven't finished your shopping? We offer last-minute holiday shopping tips
DEC 19, 2016

Haven't finished your shopping? We offer last-minute holiday shopping tips

Few things elicit panic like getting caught shopping for gifts at the last minute with the holidays just around the corner. If you've waited until the last  week before Christmas to get started, you're not alone.

With shopping left to do and such a short amount of time to do it, snagging exactly what everyone on your list (assuming you've already started your list, at least) wants at a price that won't break the bank will require some serious creativity and resourcefulness. Before you resort to panic mode, take advantage of these tips to help you wrap up your holiday shopping.

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Fluor-led project team completes all eight 419-foot towers for iconic New York bridge
DEC 18, 2016

All eight 419-foot towers of the iconic New New York Tappan Zee Bridge project has been put in place by a Fluor-led team.
 

All eight 419-foot towers of the iconic New New York Tappan Zee Bridge project has been put in place by a Fluor-led team.

Construction of the eight sleek, chamfered-designed concrete towers – four on both the eastbound and westbound spans – began in the late summer of 2015. The towers will support the 2,230-foot cable-stayed main span. The project team will install a total of 192 stay cables ranging in length from 190 feet to 623 feet.

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Sepko tells NGU graduates to 'Learn from the past, look to the future'
DEC 18, 2016

Cathy Sepko addresses North Greenville University December graduates at Commencement on Dec. 9.
 

Retiring English professor Dr. Cathy Sepko told the approximately 180 members of North Greenville University’s 2016 December graduating class on Dec. 9 that, no matter how bleak their past has been, they should learn from it and look to the future. 

Sepko, known by her students as a storyteller, explained to the graduates just why she loves to tell stories.

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NGU School of Theatre nominated to compete in festival
DEC 18, 2016

NGU School of Theatre nominated to compete in festival

North Greenville University's theatre production of “Nora's House” has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) 47 at Georgia Southern State University in Statesboro, Ga., Feb. 8-11. 

The cast will compete on Feb. 9 and will also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction, and performance. 

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