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Dave Ramsey: Trust is trust. 'I hope that wasn't unclear.'
OCT 31, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I have a medical condition, and I finally got an appointment with a specialist I’d like to see. The office requires credit card, debit card, or bank account information be kept on file. Having this kind of information out there with them makes me uncomfortable, but I really want to see this doctor. What should I do?

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Program in Greer schools could be future of education across state
OCT 31, 2017

Jeff Bertrand, the virtual reality lead at the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development, demonstrates one of the programs available as part of EducateWorkforce.
 
 

By PAUL ALONGI
Clemson University

About 300 students in two Greer schools are beginning to use cutting-edge educational materials to learn the skills they need to land a job in advanced manufacturing, as industry leaders seek a larger pool of highly skilled workers.

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NGU honors faithful supporters at 125th Anniversary celebration
OCT 31, 2017

Russell Ashmore Jr.
 

North Greenville University presented its inaugural Leo Vernon Powell Legacy Award, and honored faithful supporters, at its 125th anniversary celebration in Greenville.

The Legacy Awards were given posthumously to Ruth Ashmore, wife of Russell C. Ashmore, Jr. from Taylors, and Dr. David Hayes, a 1988 North Greenville graduate and husband of Debbie Hayes from Monroe, N.C.

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Dave says: Small baby steps
OCT 26, 2017

Dave says: Small baby steps

Dear Dave,

I have a rental property that I still owe some money on, and I’ve just begun Baby Step 2 of your plan. Should rental property debt be included in the debt snowball?
Matt

Dear Matt,
No, it shouldn’t. Baby Step 2 of my plan is where you use the debt snowball to pay off all debt — from smallest to largest — except for your home. This, of course, comes after Baby Step 1, in which you save up $1,000 for a beginner emergency fund. I would include rental properties in the “home” category, and I urge people to get serious about paying off their homes a little farther down the road in Baby Step 6.

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Blue Eye Soft Corporation expanding, bringing 120 new jobs to Greer facility
OCT 26, 2017

Blue Eye Soft Corporation expanding, bringing 120 new jobs to Greer facility

Blue Eye Soft Corp. is expanding its corporate operations into a new facility in Greer, bringing 120 new jobs over the next two to four years.

"We are thrilled to welcome Blue Eye Soft to the Greer community, Greer Development Corporation Chairman Wryley Bettis said. “Our partnership with the Greenville Area Development Corporation and the Upstate Alliance has proven critical in attracting the attention of blue chip office projects like Blue Eye Soft. We hope that their success in Greer leads to even more opportunities to bring balance to our growing economy." 

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Look for the teal pumpkins
OCT 26, 2017

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5 tips for a safer night of trick-or-treating
OCT 24, 2017

5 tips for a safer night of trick-or-treating

Here’s five tips to ensure a safe night of trick-or-treating.

• Before your little ones head out for the big night, make sure there’s a plan in place for an adult or two to supervise the festivities. It can be challenging to identify young ones in the dark wearing similar looking costumes. Make sure there’s an established plan beforehand to meet at a familiar location in case your child or someone under your supervision somehow strays from the group during the trick-or-treat trek.

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Big Thursday is a big day for community and GCM
OCT 23, 2017

Decisions, decisions. Big Thursday has large inventory of homemade food, arts and crafts.
 

It’s an old fashioned bazaar. It’s a shopping experience. It’s a barbecue lunch and a hot dog supper. It’s a display of talented bakers, artists, and craftsmen. It’s a silent and a live auction. Big Thursday presented by D&D Motors is an event that brings out the best from Greer Community Ministries’ (GCM) support base.

This year’s Big Thursday is Nov. 2 at Fairview Baptist Church, 1300 Locust Hill Road, Greer, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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McAbee wins national powerlifting championship
OCT 23, 2017

 Carson McAbee, from Greer, won the USA Powerlifting Championship.
 
 
 

Carson McAbee is a gold medal winner in a sport that only the strongest can claim the title – Champion.

McAbee, 17, won the teen division of the USAPL Raw Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla. All the more remarkable was it culminated McAbee’s first season of competing in the USA Powerlifting Championships.

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Brats, beer, pizza ice cream cones are the flavors for Oktoberfest; new fitness studio introduced
OCT 21, 2017

Lisa Garland, left, helps with the presentation of a bratwurst and German potato salad plate. The line can be seen wrapping behind the station.
 

It was a coming out party of sorts for some vendors at the Greer Oktoberfest Saturday.

John Aylestock, of Wild Ace Pizza and Pub fame, debuted his pizza ice cream cone filled with two flavors.

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Purple Heart recipient of Korean War dies
OCT 21, 2017

Purple Heart recipient of Korean War dies

• Obituary

A Purple Heart recipient and United States Army veteran of the Korean War died today.

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Traffic fatality shuts down southbound Hwy. 80
OCT 20, 2017

Traffic fatality shuts down southbound Hwy. 80

A person pushing a disabled 1994 Nissan Sentra was killed and a second person, believed to be steering the vehicle, was injured and transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital late Friday night, according to Lt. Patrick Fortenberry of the Greer Police Department.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Corey Blake Rabb, 20, of Simpsonville, died at the scene at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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Oktoberfest takes center stage in downtown Greer
OCT 20, 2017

Oktoberfest takes center stage in downtown Greer

Talk about planning for a festival.

Saturday’s Oktoberfest in downtown Greer comes at the most convenient time for Clemson and South Carolina football fans who enjoy partying.

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Elf Jr. next up for Greer Childrens Theatre
OCT 19, 2017

Elf Jr. next up for Greer Childrens Theatre

Elf Jr. The Musical, a Greer Children’s Theatre production, has scheduled six performances over two weekends in November at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center.

Performances are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, 17-18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. The Bonds Career Center is at 505 N. Main Street.

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Hollywild will be open for holiday lights
OCT 18, 2017

Hollywild will be open for holiday lights

Hollywild Animal Park will host Holiday Lights Safari this year, Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

The park has been closed all season because it failed to reach its financial goals earlier this year that resulted in, the resignation of the executive director, staff cuts including the animals’ caretaker and relegating the care of animals and park maintenance to volunteers.

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Inland Port continues record volume growth
OCT 17, 2017

The Inland Port's volumes since July are nearly 16 percent higher than the same period last year.
 

The Greer Inland Port handled 10,648 rail moves in September.

With 30,401 moves handled during the first quarter, the facility's volumes since July are nearly 16 percent higher than the same period last year.

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Owens resigns from Chamber, headed to Winston-Salem
OCT 17, 2017

Mark Owens receives the Grand Award, for the GreerMade campaign, in the category of Campaigns by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) for chambers with budgets under $1 million.
 
 
 
 

Mark Owens, President and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, is resigning effective Dec 1. He has been named the President and CEO of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce.

Owens, 32, topped the list of more than 230 potential candidates who were considered for the Winston-Salem post. He has been at the Greer chamber since 2014.

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City of Spartanburg confirms first human case of West Nile Virus
OCT 16, 2017

City of Spartanburg confirms first human case of West Nile Virus

The City of Spartanburg has been made aware of one confirmed human case of West Nile virus within the city limits.

The city reported it cannot be determined with certainty that the individual contracted the mosquito-borne infection in the City of Spartanburg, but is following recommendations from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent future cases of this illness.

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SCDOT recommends City close section of Biblebrook Road
OCT 16, 2017

SCDOT recommends City close section of Biblebrook Road

The City of Greer has closed a portion of Biblebrook Road near E. Poinsett St. indefinitely after the South Carolina Department of Transportation found a CSX Railroad bridge to be in poor condition.

SCDOT recommended the City close a portion of Biblebrook Road across from Inland Port Greer on either side of the bridge, which it inspected last week. As of Monday, SCDOT had not received a response from CSX about repairing the bridge.

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Riverside students get a hands-on view of emergency medical units
OCT 14, 2017

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter drew a lot of attention from Riverside High School students.
 

Students of the Health Sciences programs at Riverside High School got an up close look at emergency medical response units.

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter and Vital Care units from the Greenville Health System, and the City of Greer Fire Department provided a fire truck to tour and firefighters helped students don turn-out gear.

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