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Evan Duke thanks communities for support for Foothills Philharmonic
DEC 30, 2017

Members of the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

By DENNIS DUKE
President Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra would like to thank the people of the city of Greer and surrounding communities for their wonderful support of our Christmas Concert.  The concert was also part of the Marine Corps’s Toys for Tots Campaign.  The community’s support made this a great success also.  The free concert was attended by nearly 700 people, and six boxes of toys were collected.

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Rebuild Upstate board elects new officers
DEC 27, 2017

Steven Buckingham
 

The Rebuild Upstate Board has elected its 2018 officers to help guide the Upstate nonprofit that has repaired and rehabilitated more than 600 homes of low-income residents in the past decade.

Steven Edward Buckingham, a local attorney, will serve as chairman, John Boyanoski will serve as vice-chair, and Chris Manley will serve as secretary.

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Restaurants open on Christmas Day 2017
DEC 24, 2017

Restaurants open on Christmas Day 2017

Here’s our annual Christmas Day restaurant opens for those traveling or settling on a meeting place for family and friends. There are a variety of options for sit-down restaurants, most with a traditional Christmas menu.

Please call in advance as hours and locations may differ.

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NBC Sports Group to televise FEI World Equestrian Games in September 2018
DEC 21, 2017

NBC Sports Group to televise FEI World Equestrian Games in September 2018

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement for exclusive multiplatform U.S. media rights to the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. The Games return to the United States for the second time in eight years and will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. Sept. 11-23.

 The FEI World Equestrian Games, one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, is held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, combining eight World Championships at one event. The eight equestrian disciplines — Jumping, Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining — will all be contested. 

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A person of integrity is whole
DEC 20, 2017

Rick Ezell
 

By RICK EZELL

Integrity is to our character what health is to our body, or 20/20 vision is to our eyes.

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Vehicles could get nerves that say: 'Ouch! We have damage here!?
DEC 20, 2017

 

Clemson University

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Congratulations to dean's list students at SCC
DEC 20, 2017

Congratulations to dean's list students at SCC

The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for fall term 2017.

Belton

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Richardson selling Panthers, gives up day-to-day operations
DEC 19, 2017

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling the team and stepped down conducting day-to-day operations.
 

The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that Tina Becker has been named Chief Operating Officer, with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, amid allegations against team owner Jerry Richardson.

“These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization,” Becker said in a story posted on Panthers.com.

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ACA open enrollment extended
DEC 18, 2017

ACA open enrollment extended

The healthcare.gov call center was overwhelmed on Friday, causing many people to qualify for an in-line extension.

For many, the last day was extended past Dec. 15 to call the marketplace to enroll. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also announced that any FEMA declared disaster areas and people affected by hurricane Irma had an extension until Dec. 31.

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Dave Ramsey: It's a dream, not a plan
DEC 18, 2017

Dave Ramsey
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Leftover toys from Cops for Tots to be shipped to Puerto Rico
DEC 18, 2017

Police officers enjoyed seeing children playing with their toys.
 

There are no leftover toys this year at the Cops for Tots program.

More than $30,000 of toys and financial donations made about 250 Greer children happy Saturday at the Cannon Centre, selecting their Christmas gifts with large plastic bags of toys – some too big to fit – and receiving their first bicycles.

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Hudson, ultra successful businessman, former Clemson, pro football player, dies
DEC 15, 2017

Bill Hudson, successful Spartanburg businessman, former Clemson and pro football player dies. He was 82.
 
 
 

• Obituary

William “Bill” Hudson, one of Spartanburg’s iconic businessmen, and former Clemson University and pro football player, died Wednesday at Spartanburg Medical Center. Hudson was 82.

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Dave Ramsey: You're under no obligation
DEC 14, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but we’ve always been debt-free and have been paying on it to help him out while he finishes his studies. The balance on the loan right now is around $30,000. He has a job waiting for him after he graduates, so we’re thinking about telling him it will be his responsibility to finish paying off the loan at that point. Is that wrong?

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Boost your brain and maximize your memory these easy tips
DEC 11, 2017

Boost your brain and maximize your memory these easy tips

Feeling forgetful? Don’t fret. While we all have moments where it is hard to remember things, there are steps you can take to protect your mind and strengthen your memory. Working out your brain is similar to working out your body – the more you train, the stronger the muscle will become. The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, are share a few tips to help you stay sharp and increase your memory power.

1. To stimulate your mind, switch up patterns in your routines, familiarize yourself with challenging topics or fuel your curiosity through exploring new activities. Just like the muscles in your body, your memory muscle - the brain – can become weak if you don’t take the necessary steps to keep it strong. Consider starting lessons to learn a new language or a musical instrument. Not only will you gain new skills, you’ll strengthen your brainpower in the process.

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Klauser, McCall to receive President's Award at Greenville Tech ceremonies
DEC 11, 2017

Joseph Klauser has volunteered his time to the Culinary department.
 

Joseph Klauser and David L. McCall will each receive a President’s Award during Greenville Technical College fall commencement exercises Friday at 11 a.m. at the TD Convention Center.

Klauser, described by his instructors as outstanding, he has volunteered his time to the Culinary department, assisting with preparations for community events. He can be counted upon to fulfill his commitments with a positive attitude, possessing ambition, a solid work ethic, and tireless enthusiasm.

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Benson is a finalist for national automobile dealer of the year
DEC 9, 2017

Jim Benson his wife, Evelyn, at the Benson Automotive Memory Lane, which houses his antique car collection,
 

Jim Benson will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas in March as one of 47 nominees for the TIME Dealer of the Year.

Benson, 81, is South Carolina’s representative of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service.

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Grant helps fund Youth Police Academy
DEC 9, 2017

Grant helps fund Youth Police Academy

The Greer Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association received a $3,000 grant to help fund the summer Youth Police Academy for middle school students.

The grant, from CresCom Bank employees from its foundation, will help fund overall expenses for the program, which introduces middle school students to police operations, team building and leadership skills. Separate two-week camps are offered for males and females.

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Free pickleball days for seniors at Victor Gym
DEC 9, 2017

Free pickleball days for seniors at Victor Gym

Victor Gym, 108 S. Line Street, will be open for Senior Pickleball free play on Tuesdays Dec. 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pickleballs and some paddles will be available for use.

Email Justin Miller or call 864-848-2192 for more information.

 

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Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant
DEC 8, 2017

Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant

Angie Jarecki, a special education teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School, sends a big “Thank you” for the $1,500 grant she wrote and was awarded by Walmart in Greer.

“The additional funds are always needed to make classroom activities more engaging and fun for all students, but especially for my special education students,” wrote Jarecki.

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Drivers should replace trunk junk for roadside emergency needs
DEC 8, 2017

Drivers should replace trunk junk for roadside emergency needs

 

 

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