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Power into your busy life with protein
JUL 31, 2016

Power into your busy life with protein

Family Features

If you're feeling more exhausted than invigorated, it may be time to introduce some new strategies to help keep busy days from feeling overwhelming. Proper exercise, balanced nutrition and quality rest can make it easier to adapt when life demands you give a little bit more.

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Orientation for new Greer High students, freshmen is set
JUL 30, 2016

Orientation for new Greer High students, freshmen is set

Orientation for upperclassmen new to Greer High School will be held Aug. 11 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Freshman orientation is Aug. 11 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Bennett appointed operations manager for the Greer Family Shelter
JUL 30, 2016

Martha Bennett has been appointed operations manager for the Greer Family Shelter.
 

Martha Bennett has been appointed operations manager for the Greer Family Shelter by the Daily Bread Ministries board of directors.

Bennett has managed the Greer Soup Kitchen and will now add shelter operations to her duties.

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Packed Gibbs Stadium welcome Panthers to first summer camp practice
JUL 29, 2016

Packed Gibbs Stadium welcome Panthers to first summer camp practice

A packed Gibbs Stadium crowd welcomed the 2015 National Football Conference champions Carolina Panthers back to camp Thursday night at Wofford College.

Quarterback Cam Newton, linebacker Luke Kuechly, running back Jonathan Stewart received huge roars from the Panthers fans. Perhaps the loudest was for Kelvin Benjamin, a wide receiver making his return to the Panthers after tearing his ACL a year ago in camp in Spartanburg.

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Morrison comes home to Wofford to speak all things Panthers as the team's President
JUL 29, 2016

Morrison comes home to Wofford to speak all things Panthers as the team's President

Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison spoke at the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Friday.

Morrison, a former Wofford College Athletic Director and Senior Vice President, was handpicked by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to be the second in command. Richardson has made Wofford College the Panthers summer practice facility ever since Morrison was AD, beginning in 1985.

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10 tips to stop the summer slide
JUL 29, 2016

10 tips to stop the summer slide

Learning shouldn't stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

The key is finding ways to make reading fun, combining education and entertainment for an activity kids can truly enjoy, said Kate DiCamillo, a two-time Newbery Medal Award-winning author and the 2016 Collaborative Summer Library Program National Summer Reading Champion.

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Overhead athletes have heavy demands on shoulders lifted high and using great force
JUL 28, 2016

Dr. John Lucas heads the sports performance and sports injury programs available through Spartanburg Regional’s Sports Medicine program.
 

By Dr. John Lucas

Sports Medicine Institute

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City Hall locked down as youth brandishes a weapon on social media and posts 'things about to get real'
JUL 28, 2016

A juvenile caused a short lockdown at Greer City Hall Tuesday when he posted a photo on social media pointing a weapon at the complex with the caption “things about to get real”.
 

A juvenile caused a short lockdown at Greer City Hall Tuesday when he posted a photo on social media pointing a weapon at the complex with the caption “things about to get real”.

The Greer Police Department considered it a possible terrorist threat. All available patrol units and command staff responded to Greer City Hall and the building was thoroughly searched for any active possible shooter, according to the GPD report.

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New downtown restaurant owners experimenting with enhancing menu, dining experience
JUL 27, 2016

Neile Bramlett and his wife, Frankie Hendrix, have partnered taking over ownership of the Chocolate Toad located at 224 Trade Street.
 
 

The new owners of a downtown restaurant are experimenting to incorporate a more diverse menu – yet maintain its core offerings.

Neile Bramlett and his wife, Frankie Hendrix, have taken ownership of Chocolate Toad at 224 Trade Street.

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Firefighters find Greer man, 90, dead in his Poinsett Street home
JUL 27, 2016

John Benjamin Norris, 90, was killed in a house fire at 412 Poinsett Street Wednesday morning. Cause of death and fire are awaiting further reports, according to investigators.
 

One person died after a house fire at 412 Poinsett Street in Greer.

John Benjamin Norris, 90, was killed, according to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans. The cause of death was reported as asphyxiation by the coroner on Thursday.

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Greenville County School District, City of Greer lock up 5-year renewal with RMS athletic fields
JUL 26, 2016

Greenville County School District, City of Greer lock up 5-year renewal with RMS athletic fields

The School District of Greenville County and the City of Greer have renewed a lease agreement for the softball/baseball and football fields at Riverside Middle School.

The 5-year renewal, $1 a year, is effective Sept. 1 through August 2021. The city will play for all utilities associated with the fields while using the facilities.

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Dave Ramsey: Don't cut your safety net
JUL 26, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I make $25,000 a year, and I’m single. I expect my salary to increase to $35,000 next year, so can I get by with a $500 starter emergency fund instead of $1,000? I have about $38,000 in debt right now, including student loans, and I don’t know how to keep up with bills and everything if I try saving a bigger emergency fund.

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Northwood 10-U reaches championship in Tournament of State Championships
JUL 26, 2016

Northwood 10-U reaches championship in Tournament of State Championships

Northwood Little League’s 8-10-year-old team eliminated Florida in the Tournament of State Champions being played in Greenville, N.C., 2-1 in nine innings Tuesday.

Northwood, the South Carolina state champions, plays Virginia, a 24-10 winner over Georgia.

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City police and fire clear path for Carolina Brotherhood Ride pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas
JUL 26, 2016

The City of Greer Fire and Police departments assisted the Brotherhood riders and their escorts to allow safe and efficient travel through the city.
 

The Carolina Brotherhood Ride, with firefighters and police officers cycling, passed through downtown Greer Tuesday morning to pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas.

Greer is part of the five-day, 463-mile bicycle ride. Thirty cyclists from the Carolina Brotherhood Ride are making their way to Raleigh, N.C. It began in Columbia on Monday morning. The riders faced temperatures reaching into the mid-90s with a heat index of over 100 degrees.

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Blue Note Lollipops is all about jazz
JUL 26, 2016

Blue Note Lollipops is all about jazz

The "cool cats" of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra Jazz Quartet will take Summer Lollipop-goers on a smooth, musical trip that introduces them to the great American art form known as "jazz," including its origins as well as how this genre has grown in popularity and appreciation.

Two performances will be offered: a "twilight" concert at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville on Monday, August 1 at 7 p.m., and an afternoon concert at the Central-Clemson Regional Library in Central on Tuesday, August 2 at 2:30 p.m.

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National Night Out at City Park preparing for Pokémon Go players
JUL 25, 2016

National Night Out at City Park preparing for Pokémon Go players

National Night Out will be celebrated Tuesday Aug. 2 at Greer City Park.

The free event allows neighbors and police officers to get to know each other better in an effort to improve safety.

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Girl Scouts build Little Free Libraries at Greer area parks
JUL 25, 2016

Girl Scout Troop 811 of service unit 636 has built and installed two Little Free Libraries.
 

Girl Scout Troop 811 of service unit 636 has built and installed two Little Free Libraries in Greenville County – Century Park Kids Planet and St. Giles Presbyterian Church on Hudson Road.

The libraries were part of the Junior’s Bronze award project in which they contribute to an ongoing program. The little free libraries are a “give a book, take a book” program that is within easy access to the public to help encourage literacy in both children and adults.

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Olivia Wells wins Greer Idol 2016, watch all the performances and an interview with the winner
JUL 25, 2016

. See performances, Olivia's interview below.

Olivia Wells, a junior voice major at Anderson University, won the 2016 Greer Idol Season 10 championship and the $2,000 first prize Friday night.

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Northwood begins playoff run to return to the Little League World Series
JUL 20, 2016

Collin Clark throws during practice with the Northwood Little League preparing for the state championships.
 

The Northwood Little League begins play in the state championship tournament beginning Saturday in Chester.

Northwood plays Irmo in its first game Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Chester Baseball Complex. The tournament is double elimination.

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Greer Idol 10 season winner will earn $2,000 Friday at final weekend of Tunes in the Park
JUL 20, 2016

Greer Idol 10 season winner will earn $2,000 Friday at final weekend of Tunes in the Park

A Greer Idol contestant will win $2,000 Friday night in the Season 10 finals at the Greer City Park amphitheater.

Will Rawls, Andre Webb and Olivia Wells will compete for the championship Friday rain or shine. Last week’s band did not perform but the six Idol contestants did weather severe thunderstorms to sing in the semifinals.

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