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GPD's K9 Boss and Stryker receive body armor
MAR 31, 2016

Boss with Officer Jordan Williams.
 

Greer Police Department’s K9 Boss and Stryker have received a bullet and stab protective vest. Officer Jordan Williams is partnered with Boss and Officer James Compton with Stryker.

The vests were donated through non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. They were sponsored by Yan and Karon Ratke of Spartanburg and are embroidered with the sentiment “Provided by the Ratke’s & local area businesses”.

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Family Fest drops fishing tournament, CPW shopping for new date
MAR 31, 2016

Joe Fowler caught the big fish in a past Family Fest fishing tournament. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is dropping the tournament as part of its Family Fest activities.
 

The Bass Fishing Tournament, promoted by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, as part of its spring Family Fest, has been dropped.

The tournament, fished on Lake Robinson, has routinely preceded the festival with the winners presented at the opening ceremonies.

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Kickball offered by Parks & Recreation
MAR 30, 2016

Kickball offered by Parks & Recreation

Kickball is making its entry into Greer with a new league the Parks and Recreation department claims is for young adults. No specific ages were announced.

Two free play sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays May 11 and 18 at Victor Park at 108 South Line Street. League play begins May 25.

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Burch named chair of Airports Council International - North America Commissioners
MAR 30, 2016

Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.
 
 

Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.

Burch is serving his 31st year as commissioner with the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.

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Heartworm testing: What every dog owner needs to know
MAR 30, 2016

Heartworm testing: What every dog owner needs to know

StatePoint

Your dog is your best friend, and you take good care of him, making sure he gets quality food and exercise, immunizations and heartworm medication. Why, then, does your veterinarian also insist on a yearly heartworm test?

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Smart eating tips to improve wellbeing
MAR 30, 2016

Soups and smoothies make for quick, healthful meals.

 

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CPW customers are a happy bunch, according to survey
MAR 30, 2016

Greer CPW registered a score of 82 on a 100-point scale of the American Satisfaction Customer Index. A customer service survey by Pioneer Research was presented at the commissioners meeting,
 
 

There are a lot of happy customers with Greer’s Commission of Public Works.

According to an independent survey conducted by Pioneer Research from Norcross, Ga., CPW’s score was significantly higher than American Satisfaction Customer Index (ASCI) scores for investor (74 percent) or municipal (73 percent) owned utilities and higher than co-ops (80 percent).

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Team Greer Annual Report has a good story to tell
MAR 29, 2016

Team Greer Annual Report
 

Festivals, strategic planning including arts, walking and bicycling plus news and features, and even a coloring book, is featured in the city’s Team Greer Annual Report.

The informative story and photo package, produced by the Greer Communications staff can be found online in an interactive flip book, with increasing type size, that may be read online or downloaded as a PDF or printed from either version.

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Bradshaws create endowed fund for Greenville Tech grant
MAR 29, 2016

Left to right: Les Gardner, Greenville Tech, William and Annette Bradshaw and Keith and Heidie Miller.
 

With a pledge of $50,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation, William and Annette Bradshaw have created an endowed fund to provide scholarships each year.

William attended – Macon Junior College – while working. He later transferred his credits to Georgia College of Milledgeville, where he studied accounting.

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Greer area students nominated to military academies
MAR 29, 2016

Greer area students nominated to military academies

U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students, including five from Greer-area schools, to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020.

William Metcalf (Blue Ridge High School) and AnnaLeigh Runion (Greer Middle College Charter HS) were nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy, Autumn Shea (Riverside HS), Adam Barnette (Blue Ridge HS) for the U.S. Military Academy and Eric Avalos (Greer HS) for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

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Best friends find way to donate to Meals on Wheels
MAR 28, 2016

Nancy Greathead made a donation to Meals on Wheels after getting an artful Easter egg made by Jackson Suber, left and Brady Brown. Greathead also delivers meals for the non-profit.
 
 

Jackson Suber and Brady Brown, both 9, took a day out of their spring break on Friday to make colorful Easter eggs art for donations at the Stomping Grounds on Trade Street.

Best friends and partners in their community service business, JB’s Arts and Crafts, the Chandler Creek Elementary students gave donation forms to customers for contributions.

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GSP January passenger traffic gets big lift
MAR 28, 2016

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport passenger traffic in January increased 7.6 percent more than January 2015.
 

Passenger traffic was up 7.6 percent at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in January compared to the same month in 2015. That number may double when the February report is tabulated.

“It’s great to start off the year with that 7.6 percent increase in January and if we are able to follow that in February with a 15 percent increase, that is a big plus,” said Dave Edwards, GSP Airport District CEO/President.

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Art designed to have calming affect on GSP travelers
MAR 25, 2016

GSP will present art produced by unique artists.
 
 

Frenetic travelers at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport have only a few more months to wait for a sea of calm to greet them at TSA checkpoints and beyond.

GSP, with its infrastructure virtually completed, is now working on its amenities to create its brand.

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GHS SmartExams treat patients without office visit
MAR 24, 2016

GHS SmartExams treat patients without office visit

Beginning April 4 Greenville Health System’s patients will be able to access care via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

GHS patients experiencing minor care illnesses such as bladder infections, sore throats, ear pain and sinus infections can be served through a SmartExam. The telehealth visit guides patients through a comprehensive online interview to describe their symptoms.

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Easter crafts at Stomping Grounds on Friday benefit Meals on Wheels
MAR 24, 2016

Hanna Rainwater and Travis Babb are presented a proclamation for Meals on Wheels by Mayor Rick Danner at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
 
 

Jackson Suber, 9, Greer’s most junior non-profit entrepreneur, has announced JB’s Arts and Crafts will be making Easter crafts Friday with proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels.

Jackson will have his craft display at the Stomping Grounds at 208 Trade Street, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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$14,000 donation by CBL benefits homeless initiative
MAR 24, 2016

Presenting the $14,000 donation, left to right, are Brent Garrett, CBL Senior Vice President, Martha Bennett, Director of Operations Daily Bread Ministries, Don Louis, Chairman of the Board, (DBM) and Rhonda Turner, CBL Vice President.
 

A $14,000 donation from the Citizens Building & Loan Charitable Foundation was presented to support Greer STEP – Shelter to Empower People.

STEP is a four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter located next to the Greer Soup Kitchen on E. Poinsett Street. Construction is complete on the $500,000 complex and occupancy is tentatively scheduled May 1.

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Riverside softball makes its pitch against breast cancer
MAR 23, 2016

Riverside softball players and coaches teamed up for the fight against breast cancer Wednesday night.
 

By Alex Love

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Sam Stevens honored as Ryder Driver of the Year
MAR 23, 2016

Sam Stevens, Driver of the Year for Ryder Fleet Management Services, has driven four million collision-free miles over his 45-year professional driving career.

Sam Stevens was honored Wednesday as the Driver of the Year winner for Ryder Fleet Management Services. He is the father of Scott Stevens, owner of The Davenport and a Greer entrepreneur.

The honor includes induction into the Ryder “Driver Hall of Fame” and presented with a cash prize and a specially designed ring and watch.

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CPW alert: Be aware of potential phone scam
MAR 23, 2016

CPW alert: Be aware of potential phone scam

The Greer Commission of Public Works (Greer CPW) is alerting customers to a potential phone scam in the area.

Individuals are calling customers and demanding payment to avoid service interruption.

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Pelham Medical Center hosts career fair for experienced nurses today
MAR 23, 2016

Pelham Medical Center will host a career fair for experienced nurses today from 4-9 p.m.
 

Pelham Medical Center will host a career fair for experienced nurses today from 4-9 p.m.

Experienced, talented and compassionate nurses are being sought.

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