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Ernie Ellenburg, former Greer fireman, dies
AUG 31, 2016

Ernie Ellenburg, former Greer fireman, dies

Former Greer fireman Ernie Benson Ellenburg died Wednesday at his home. He was 80.

Ellenburg was retired from Hoechst Celanese and a former fireman with the Greer Fire Department. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

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It's not if you should get a flu shot, but when healthcare community advises
AUG 31, 2016

Dr. Wayne Davis Jr. of Immediate Care - Pelham said getting flu shots too early will have what is called the

It’s generally known a flu shot is advantageous, but when to get one is a matter of opinion according to doctors, pharmacies and the Center of Disease Control.

Dr. Wayne Davis, Jr., of Immediate Care Center – Pelham, said, “We (staff) get our flu shots in September and it lasts through flu season.”

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BI-LO on Hudson Road introduces new concept with shopping enhancements, ceremonies
AUG 30, 2016

BI-LO on Hudson Road introduces new concept with shopping enhancements, ceremonies

The BI-LO at 2460 Hudson Road in Greer will introduce the grocery store’s newest concept on Thursday with new shopping enhancements and ceremonies.

A ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. with the Clemson Tiger mascot and cheerleaders as part of the celebration.

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Greer Police taking Cops for Tots annual golf tournament applications, sponsorships
AUG 29, 2016

An excited little girl finds a toy to her liking during a shopping spree during a December Cop for Tots event.
 
 

The Greer Police Department is taking applications and inviting sponsorships to its 11th Annual Cops for Tots annual golf tournament

Enrollment, donations and hole sponsors go to the police for its largest fundraiser each year.

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SC Bar Pro Bono program sponsors 8 free legal clinics in Spartanburg area in September
AUG 29, 2016

SC Bar Pro Bono program sponsors 8 free legal clinics in Spartanburg area in September

The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor eight free legal clinics in the Spartanburg area in September. 

Most involve a 30-45 minute lecture followed by either a question and answer or five-minute one-on-one session with an attorney. 

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City hangs Christmas decoration today on Wade Hampton Blvd., only to test affect of LED lighting
AUG 29, 2016

A Christmas stocking is hung under the LED lights at Pine Street and Wade Hampton Blvd., to see if the LED lighting is hindered by the decoration.
 

City workers have hung a Christmas stocking with care today halfway up a light pole at the Corners at Pine shopping center at Wade Hampton Blvd.

It will be coming down nearly as fast as it went up – about Sept. 1.

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Wild Ace Pizza and Pub applies for brewpub license
AUG 28, 2016

A brewpub license application has been filed for Wild Ace Pizza and Pub at 103 Depot Street.
 

Wild Ace Pizza and Pub may be brewing beer and serving it to customers by next month.

Denise VandenBerghe confirmed a brewpub license application has been filed for the restaurant at 103 Depot Street.

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Game video: Greer at Byrnes
AUG 27, 2016

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Pride scores 3 TDs as Eastside defeats rival Riverside
AUG 27, 2016

Chance Pride sprints to one of his three touchdowns for Eastside Friday night.
 
 

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Chance Pride scored three touchdowns to lead Eastside past Riverside 34-13 at Eastside Friday night.

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Byrnes beats Greer for 10th consecutive time in series
AUG 27, 2016

Byrnes beat Greer 45-7 Friday night at Nixon Field to record its 10th straight win in the rivalry.

Byrnes, No. 5 ranked in Class AAAAA, now leads the series 28-26-1 and hasn’t lost in the series since 2000.

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Beloved Billy Mitchell leaves with 50 years of memories as he retires from D&D Motors, working with Davenport family
AUG 26, 2016

Billy Mitchell smiled as talked about working for D&D Motors and the Davenports for almost 50 years.
 

When Billy Mitchell walked out of D&D Motors today, more than 50 years and three generations of memories went with him.

Skip Davenport held a retirement luncheon for Mitchell at the 79-year-old Ford dealership. D&D Motors is the only employer Mitchell has worked for since attending school in Greer.

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Riverside tries to remain unbeaten; Byrnes, Greer, Blue Ridge, Eastside looking for their first victory
AUG 26, 2016

One team will win its first game this season and the other will start 0-2 when Greer visits Byrnes tonight in high school football.

Unbeaten Riverside will play at Eastside and winless Blue Ridge is at Powdersville in the second week of games.

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Record-breaking season for sea turtle nesting in South Carolina
AUG 26, 2016

Record-breaking season for sea turtle nesting in South Carolina

Nesting sea turtles have outdone themselves again in South Carolina.

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Greer college student is newly published author
AUG 26, 2016

Gabrielle Fanelli

Gabrielle Fanelli is graduating from North Greenville University in December and became a published author in April, two life-changing events for the Greer resident in one year.

Fanelli, 20, submitted her manuscript to Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. "A Girl’s Guide to College: Life, Guys, and Career" was published and released July 18. It is available for purchase on barnesandnoble.com, Amazon.com, and christianbooks.com in hard cover, soft cover, and E-book format.

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9/11 Service of Heroes to honor first responders at City Park Amphitheater hosted by Greer First Baptist
AUG 26, 2016

Greer First Baptist will hold a 9/11 Service of Heroes on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. The Boiling Springs Fire Department, in this photo, traditionally holds a service at its memorial with a steel beam from the Twin Towers in New York City.
 
 

Greer First Baptist Church will host a Service of Heroes on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

The service will be at Greer City Park Amphitheater Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. The event will honor all of first responders and reinforce the lessons of empathy, service and unity that arose from the 9/11 tragedy.

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Parts of Trade Street will be closed on Sunday and Monday for downtown events
AUG 26, 2016

Parts of Trade Street will be closed on Sunday and Monday for downtown events

Downtown visitors should be aware of two Trade Street road closures Sunday and Monday.

• Sunday, noon – 5 p.m., the 300 block of Trade Street and the Depot parking lot will be closed for a car show.

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USC Upstate Public Safety awarded national accreditation honor
AUG 25, 2016

From left, Craig Hartley, executive director of CALEA, Chief Klay Peterson, USC Upstate Department of Public Safety, Glynda Miller, administrative manager of USC Upstate Department of Public Safety, Paula Brewster, CALEA recognition manager at USC Upstate Department of Public Safety, Sheryl Turner-Watts, vice chancellor for Administrative and Business Affairs at USC Upstate, David Myers, assistant chief of USC Upstate Department of Public Safety, and CALEA President Richard Myers.
 
 

The University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Public Safety has been awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in the Law Enforcement program.

Members of the University’s police department were recognized with accreditation for excellence in public safety and commitment to community.

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Brown's TD drive has Riverside ending one streak and working on another
AUG 25, 2016

Riverside sophomore Andrew Brown (17) earned his first win as a starting varsity quarterback.
 
 

Riverside sophomore quarterback Andrew Brown knew his throw to wide receiver Kris White in last week's season opener against Travelers Rest was going to result in a touchdown.

He had studied too much film and worked too tirelessly to prepare for his first varsity start for it not to.

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Greer Station Diner becomes 3rd downtown eatery to close within month
AUG 24, 2016

Greer Station Diner closed Wednesday. New restaurant occupants are being sought.
 
 

Within two weeks three downtown eateries – two within the 200 block of Trade Street – have closed.

The Greer Station Diner, previously Southern Thymes Cafe, Rhythms on Trade and the Cupcake Castle have gone out of business. All three have signs on their doors indicating their closings.

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Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business
AUG 24, 2016

Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business

Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business

Three years ago Jamie Jordan was looking for a way to make extra money without sacrificing time spent with her two children.

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