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Coastal Carolina wins College World Series Championship, Byrnes grad Cunningham gets final out on strikeout
JUN 30, 2016

Alex Cunningham, a graduate of Byrnes High School, struck out the last Arizona batter to help Coastal Carolina win its first College World Series baseball championship on its first trip to Omaha, Neb.
 

Coastal Carolina defeated the University of Arizona, 4-3, Thursday in the championship game of the 2016 College World Series.

Arizona had runners on second and third with two out when former Byrnes grad Alex Cunningham, a junior righthander, struck out the final Arizona player. 

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EVENT: Movie and a Market tonight in downtown Greer
JUN 30, 2016

EVENT: Movie and a Market tonight in downtown Greer

Come to Greer Station this evening, Thursday, June 30, for Market & a Movie, sponsored by Greer CPW!

The Greer Farmers Market will be in The Depot parking lot at 300 Trade St.

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Greer CPW honored with the Green Fleet Award from Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
JUN 30, 2016

Greer CPW gas department manager Rob Rhodes accepted the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award Tuesday in Sumter.
 
 

The Greer Commission of Public Works was awarded the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition at its annual stakeholder meeting Tuesday in Sumter.

CPW submitted for the award several months ago which highlighted the 20 company compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, the usage of a GPS monitoring system to cut down on idling time and unnecessary vehicles overlapping in the field. 

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Segment of Hwy. 14 to be paved in Greer coming into downtown in the next two weeks
JUN 30, 2016

The right south bound lane on Highway 14 from Wade Hampton Boulevard to McLeskey Todd Pharmacy will be repaved in July.
 

The right south bound lane on Highway 14 from Wade Hampton Boulevard to McLeskey Todd Pharmacy will be repaved in July.

Greer Commission of Public Works has awarded the Rogers Group the contract for $192,000. The Rogers Group purchased Greer’s three-generation Ashmore Brothers last September. CPW commissioners unanimously (3-0) approved the work at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.

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Young, Alford eliminated, 8 Greer Idol singers remain with four weeks remaining in Tunes in he Park season
JUN 29, 2016

Bethany Ghent

Kody Young and Shelby Alford have been eliminated from Greer Idol following their patriotic performances Saturday at the Greer Freedom Blast.

That means only eight singers remain for the grand prize of $2,000 to be awarded the top performer on July 22.

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Former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital campus marketed for multi-purpose use beginning at $2 million
JUN 29, 2016

The former Allen Bennett Memorial campus has been cleared and put on the market for a minimum of $2 million.
 

The former Allen Bennett Hospital/Roger Huntington Nursing Center campus is on the market again for an asking price of no less than $2 million.

Request for proposals for the acquisition and development of the approximately 9.74 acres located on Wade Hampton Boulevard was approved by City Council Tuesday night.

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Lewis beats Loftis for Greenville County Sheriff
JUN 28, 2016

Will Lewis beat Steve Loftis for Greenville County Sheriff Tuesday in a runoff.
 

Will Lewis edged Sheriff Steve Loftis in a runoff for Greenville County Sheriff.

Lewis, a former sheriff’s deputy won 50.79 percent of the vote to Loftis’ 49.21 percent. The returns are unofficial and the results will be certified Thursday at noon.

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Scott Talley wins runoff for Senate District 12 seat
JUN 28, 2016

Scott Talley defeated incumbent Lee Bright in a runoff for the Senate District 12 seat in the Republican Primary.
 
 

Scott Talley won the Republican Primary runoff for Senate District 12 defeating incumbent Lee Bright Tuesday night by 299 votes.

Talley earned 52 percent of the votes (4,861) over Bright with 48 percent of the votes (4,562).

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It's a ho-hum night as City Council sails past agenda approving every item, 7-0
JUN 28, 2016

Tuesday night was a good time to appear before City Council. Everything passed 7-0 in near-record time when no one spoke in favor or opposition in the public forum or on agenda items.
 

City Council members could have text messaged their votes Tuesday night – no one would have been the wiser.

No one spoke in favor or opposition to any ordinance, appointments and all actions were approved unanimously, 7-0.

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Girls become a team after two weeks training with the Greer Police Department
JUN 28, 2016

The 2016 Greer Police Youth Academy graduating class.
 
 

Lovely Gadson wants to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Kirsten McCollum wants to work as a crime scene investigator.

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Tony Keely provides grilling tips for a successful and safe July 4th cookout
JUN 28, 2016

'Having everybody out and around, you're outside, everybody's having fun, you see kids playing, just make it fun and don't overcomplicate it.'
Tony Keely
 
 

Tony Keely has been cooking all of his life.

The Executive Chef at Northampton Wines Cafe in Greenville knows his way around a grill.

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Dave Ramsey: Get rid of the guilt trips helping parents with their 'calling'
JUN 27, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My parents left their six-figure jobs to enter the ministry when I was in high school. That was 10 years ago, and my mom still regularly asks me to share my money with them. I don’t mind helping out once in a while, but this has been going on for a long time and I’ve started feeling bitterness about the requests and their bad financial decisions.

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Public forum at City Council Tuesday on 9.8 percent increase for FY 2016-2017 budget, passage of $115 Sanitation Fee
JUN 27, 2016

City Council is inching its signage nearly indoors announcing its regularly scheduled meetings in front of the entrance at City Hall. There is a public forum Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. regarding the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget.
 
 

A public forum at City Council is scheduled for Tuesday at Greer City Hall to respond to a proposed 2016-2017 fiscal year budget increase of $2 million (9.8 percent more than last FY) to accommodate the hiring of 13.5 (half = part-time) employees.

The repeal of a Public Works Fee to be replaced by a Sanitation Fund Fee, for city residents, is also part of the forum that begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Police seeking help identifying suspect in attempted armed robbery at Lowe's
JUN 27, 2016

The alleged suspect in the Lowe's attempted armed robbery is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, 6-foot-5 inches, 240-300 pounds and balding. 
 

The Greer Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a person in an attempted armed robbery at Lowe’s, located at 1370 W Wade Hampton Blvd.

The person is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, 6-foot-5 inches, 240-300 pounds and balding. He was wearing khaki pants, an olive green T-shirt and NIKE tennis shoes.

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USC Upstate tuition increases 3.25 percent, in-state undergrads will pay $311 more
JUN 27, 2016

USC Upstate tuition increases 3.25 percent, in-state undergrads will pay $311 more

The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a 3.25 percent increase in tuition rates at USC Upstate for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Tuition for in-state undergraduates on the USC Upstate campus will change by $311 to $5,495 per semester. Non-South Carolina resident tuition will increase by $485 to $10,994 per semester.

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Jolly's death creates special election to fill vacancy of Wade Hampton Fire District
JUN 27, 2016

Due to the untimely death of John Jolly, Commissioner on the Wade Hampton Fire and Sewer District, a special election will be conducted to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term, through December 2019. 

The special election is scheduled for Aug. 30. This is a non-partisan election. 

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Bright versus Talley headline choices greater Greer voters have in primary runoffs Tuesday
JUN 27, 2016

Bright versus Talley headline choices greater Greer voters have in primary runoffs Tuesday

Several runoffs are scheduled Tuesday in the Republican primaries in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

The races for Senate District 12 has incumbent Sen. Lee Bright facing former state Rep. Scott Talley. Bright won 38 percent of the votes and Talley 27 percent in the primary. Since then Gov. Nikki Haley and Greer businessman David McCraw and Duncan Mayor Lisa Scott have endorsed Bright. The district includes Greer, Thornblade, Sugar Creek, Five Forks and part of Spartanburg County.

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Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast
JUN 26, 2016

Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast

• Freedom Blast Gallery

Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.

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Rachel Wyatt crowned Miss South Carolina 2016; Anna Brown from Greer finishes in Top 10
JUN 25, 2016

Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina Saturday.
 

Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Saturday.

Wyatt is a 21-year-old from Piedmont. She attends Clemson University. She performed a jazz dance to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

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Sgt. Randle Ballenger helps bring the military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic Americans
JUN 25, 2016

Sgt. Randle Ballenger likes to bring military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic young Americans.
 

Freedom Blast schedule

Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly.  Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.

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