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Dave Ramsey: Advises against writing own will
FEB 28, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

When it comes to making a will, would it suffice to sit down and write it all out on a piece of paper, then have it notarized?

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Benjamin Waters, IV, vice president of construction company, dies
FEB 24, 2017

Benjamin “Ben” Waters, IV
 

Benjamin “Ben” Waters, IV, vice president of Cunningham-Waters Construction Company, died Wednesday. He was 41.

Waters graduated Greer High School.

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Communication gaps between deaf patients, healthcare providers featured at USC Upstate workshop
FEB 24, 2017

Communication gaps between deaf patients, healthcare providers featured at USC Upstate workshop

A collaboration that could help reduce communication gaps for deaf patients and their healthcare providers is scheduled at USC Upstate.

Students from USC Upstate’s health communications classes and the Mary Black School of Nursing will host a role reversal workshop with members of the deaf community from 12 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in the Mary Black School of Nursing, room 2039 in the Health Education Complex.

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'Hamilton' is making its way to Greenville
FEB 23, 2017

'Hamilton' is coming to Greenville for the 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center.
 

The national tour of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” will play Greenville’s Peace Center in 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway season.

Tickets become available first as part of the season subscription for the 2017-2018 Broadway season, which will be announced on March 28.

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Upscale restaurant, with outdoor dining, coming downtown
FEB 22, 2017

Michelle Scruggs, above, said an upscale, fine-dining restaurant will open at 109 Trade Street in the second quarter.
 

A fine dining restaurant is locating on Trade Street and will open in the second quarter.

Michelle Scruggs told GreerToday.com the tentative date for the restaurant’s opening is in the second quarter and the name has been narrowed to two.

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Watson will receive inaugural Blanchard-Rogers Hall of Fame award
FEB 22, 2017

Deshaun Watson will receive the inaugural Blanchard-Rogers South Carolina Hall of Fame award.
 

Deshaun Watson will receive the inaugural Blanchard-Rogers Award at the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame ceremonies.

The award, formerly the Collegiate Player of the Year, will be presented April 20 at the enshrinement ceremonies in Greenville. The newly renamed award is for two Heisman Trophy winners, Felix “Doc” Blanchard and George Rogers.

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Greer Relief gets grant from Spartanburg Regional Foundation to aid health challenged individuals
FEB 22, 2017

Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, second from right, is presented a grant from members of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation and its Health Challenged Homelessness Prevention Program.
 
 
 

Greer Relief is providing financial assistance and services to prevent health challenged individuals and families from becoming homeless and help them become stabilized. 

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GCM lists Fab 5 campaign to stock pantry
FEB 22, 2017

GCM lists Fab 5 campaign to stock pantry

Greer Community Ministries (GCM) has launched the 2017 Fab 5 campaign to help stock the food pantry shelves with basic nonperishable food items that frequently run low at the nonprofit organization.

This year’s Fab 5 items are:

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Mills, Garrett get Greater Greer Chamber honors
FEB 20, 2017

Left to right: Lindsay and Scott Stevens and Erin and Perry Williams pause for a photo at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.
 
 

Jane Mills was named the Margaret Burch Educator of the Year and Brent Garrett the Sud Paget Volunteer of the Year at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last Thursday at the Verdae Embassy Suites.

Mills is principal of Chandler Creek Elementary School, and Garrett is senior vice president at Citizens Building and Loan in Greer.

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2 Greer residents' dogs place in AKC Obedience Classic
FEB 20, 2017

Nine of the 18 obedience teams fielded by Connie Cleveland’s Dog Trainers Workshop from Simpsonville earned ribbons in the AKC Obedience Classic in Orlando, Fla.
 

Two Greer residents saw their dogs place in the American Kennel Club Obedience Classic in Orlando, Fla.

Nancy Godbey’s Irish Setter, “Geisha”, placed seventh in the novice division and took highest scoring Irish Setter.

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Rita Allison: Passing of Rep. Neal, Real ID legislation moved out of committee
FEB 20, 2017

Rita Allison: Passing of Rep. Neal, Real ID legislation moved out of committee

By Rita Allison

Representative District 36

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Dave Ramsey: Illustrates a debt snowball
FEB 20, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

After listening to your show, I want to try to get control of my finances, but I’m afraid to open up the bills. I make about $60,000 a year, but it’s a real struggle just to keep my head above water financially. My checking account is always overdrawn, and I don’t know where to start in catching up. Can you help?

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Free flu shots at drive-thru clinic Thursday
FEB 20, 2017

Free flu shots at drive-thru clinic Thursday

The Upstate is seeing an uptick in flu cases and those who have not gotten a flu shot have an opportunity to get one free.

Patewood Memorial Hospital will host a free drive-thru flu shot clinic Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 - 6 p.m. outside of the hospital’s main entrance. People seeking the vaccine will be able to drive up to the hospital’s entrance and receive the shot while remaining in their vehicles.

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North Greenville University celebrates new college campus in Greer
FEB 16, 2017

From left: NGU Board of Trustees Chair Bill Tyler, NGU Vice President for Adult and Graduate Studies Dr. J. Samuel Isgett, Greer Mayor Rick Danner, NGU Interim President Randall J. Pannell, T. Walter Brashier and CEO of Bon Secours/St. Francis Hospital Craig McCoy.
 

Greer is now home to a college campus.

North Greenville University officials celebrated the opening of its Greer campus on Thursday that houses the school’s graduate school, College of Adult Professional Studies, and its faculty, staff, and admissions counselors. It is also home to the new Graduate School of Health Science, which began offering a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Medicine in January.

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Murray selected to North-South team, Greer girls play Richland Northeast
FEB 15, 2017

Greer High School senior captain Marshea Murray has been selected to the North-South All-Star basketball team.

Murray scored 12 points in the girls state Class AAAA playoff game victory over Aiken, 55-39, Tuesday night.

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Bassmaster Classic returns to Upstate in 2018
FEB 15, 2017

Casey Ashley of Donalds won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell with a three-day total weight of 50 pounds, 1 ounce.
 
 

The 48th annual Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of professional bass fishing will be held March 16-18, 2018, in Greenville and on Lake Hartwell at Anderson. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena will be the site of daily weigh-in ceremonies.

The fan-favorite Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo will be held in the 250,000-square-foot TD Convention Center March 16-18.

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Greer's BMW plant is leading U.S. automotive exporter by value
FEB 15, 2017

BMW X models waiting for export at the Port of Charleston.
 

A record 287,700 BMW X models were exported from the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer in 2016.

Approximately 86 percent of the sports activity vehicles and coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of $9.53 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the facility the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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Dave Ramsey: Husband's business is dying
FEB 13, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband and I have four kids, and I make $50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has been floundering for a while now, so we’re basically living off my income. Part of that income is going into the business. Plus, we don’t have much in savings, and we’re behind on our house payments. Do you have any advice?

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Clemson 2016 football national championship license plate is a step closer
FEB 12, 2017

Clemson 2016 football national championship license plate is a step closer

By Rita Allison

Clemson University's 2016 football national championship is another step closer to getting its own South Carolina license plate.

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Eastside wins 12th state wrestling championship
FEB 11, 2017

Eastside won its second straight state wrestling championship Saturday at Dreher High School.

Just the facts

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