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Tunes in the Park postponed
JUN 30, 2017

Tunes in Park tonight has been postponed until July 28. All day rain and more scheduled for tonight has forced the postponement.

 

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20th anniversary Kids Parade among variety of July 4 holiday weekend celebrations
JUN 28, 2017

The July 4 Kids Parade in Greer is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It is Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Arlington-Davenport neighborhood.
 
 
 

You are going to have a blast during the July holiday celebrations. It begins Thursday and goes through July 4.

You will have choices to make from concerts, baseball games, picnics, a parade, fireworks, and a time to honor the U.S. Armed Services.

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Foothills Art Glass must vacate 300 Trade Street for a boutique bank
JUN 28, 2017

Eddie Donald has 18 days to leave Foothills Art Glass, a business he has owned for 22 years at 300 Trade Street.
 

Eddie Donald spent 22 years in downtown Greer building his Foothills Art Glass business.

Donald, who has an unwritten monthly lease for $1,000 at 300 Trade Street, learned he is to vacate the building by July 15.

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Record turnout for Riverside Cheerleader Kiddie Camp
JUN 27, 2017

The Riverside Cheerleading Summer Kiddie Camp had a record turnout.
 

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The Riverside Cheerleading Summer Kiddie Camp had 114 children attend the fundraiser for the school’s cheerleaders.

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The Lion King grosses $5.6 million in Greenville engagement
JUN 27, 2017

The Lion King grosses $5.6 million in Greenville engagement

Disney’s The Lion King set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in Greenville theatrical history with a gross of $5.6 million.  

The award-winning musical entertained nearly 64,000 theatergoers during the four-week engagement at the Peace Center, which concluded on Sunday. 

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'Miss Pat', long-time beloved Wood Mortuary employee, dies
JUN 27, 2017

Patsy Golden Mullins, “Miss Pat” beloved long-time Wood Mortuary employee dies
 

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The Wood Mortuary has an especially heavy heart this week.

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Sewer line repairs closing streets, water repairs are next
JUN 26, 2017

Peppy Cusano, Dillard Excavating project manager on the left, and Jonathan Jordan, CPW sewer crew leader, share a jovial moment.
 
 
 

Sewer lines are being replaced in downtown Greer along Randall Street between Trade and Depot streets.

Dillard Excavating is digging up the streets for Greer Commission of Public Works to replace the sewer lines.

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Dave Ramsey: It may be uncomfortable but tell your dad 'no'
JUN 26, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My dad wants me to buy a house on a 30-year loan for him and my mom in my name, and let them make the payments. I’m 24 years old and have a good credit score and a nice apartment, but my job depends largely on how the oil industry is doing.

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BMW: 1,000 jobs, $600 million investment headed to Greer over next four years
JUN 26, 2017

The third generation of the BMW X3 was unveiled today as part of BMW's announcement of  its continued investment – $600 million and more than 1,000 jobs in next four years – at the Greer plant.
 
 

BMW will add an additional $600 million in its Greer plant and create more than 1,000 more jobs over the next four years.

CEO Harald Krueger’s announcement Monday in part was in celebrating the German automaker’s 25th year of manufacturing in South Carolina. BMW announced in June 1992 construction of the company’s firs full production facility out of Germany in Greer.

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GCM gets donation from Jim and Kit Pearce Endowment
JUN 26, 2017

GCM gets donation from Jim and Kit Pearce Endowment

A $5,000 check from the Jim and Kit Pearce Endowment of the Community Foundation of Greenville was presented to Greer Community Ministries. Bob Morris, center, foundation president, presented the check. Also attending was Daniel Hughes, left, of Duggan & Hughes LLC, representing both organizations as a board member. Greer Community Ministries Executive Director Stephen Smith, right, accepted the check.

 

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It was a blast in the park with fireworks show
JUN 25, 2017

Military vehicles were available for families to explore.
 

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Everything went as planned at Freedom Blast Saturday at City Park.

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Miss South Carolina 2017 is crowned
JUN 24, 2017

Suzi Roberts, Miss Columbia, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2017 Saturday.
 

Suzi Roberts, Miss Columbia, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2017 at Township Auditorium in Columbia Saturday.

Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer, was first-runnerup.

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Miss South Carolina Teen crowned
JUN 23, 2017

Ally McCaslin, Miss Woodmont High School Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2017.
 
 

Ally McCaslin, Miss Woodmont High School Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2017 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday night.

McCaslin, a 16-year-old from Simpsonville, attends Woodmont High School.

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Greenville native featured in U.S. Navy training exercise
JUN 23, 2017

James Wright, a Greenville native, fights off a simulated attacker aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea. 
 

The United States Navy trains for attacks on board ships while conducting naval operations.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class James Wright, a Greenville native, fights off a simulated attacker during an oleoresin capsacin (chili pepper) spray qualification aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea. 

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Freedom Blast sparks celebration of music, military and fireworks
JUN 23, 2017

Uncle Sam Wants You ... to come to Freedom Blast at City Park Saturday.
 

“At the end of the day, all a veteran really wants is to hear is thank you.”
The late Preston Johnson, former S.C. Disabled American Veterans Commander

This is the 9th year Greer has celebrated Freedom Blast, coinciding with the opening of the new City Hall and its expansive park in 2008.

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Miss Upstate Davia Bunch wins talent at Miss South Carolina Competition
JUN 22, 2017

Davia Bunch, a former accomplished International Ballet Academy dancer, won Thursday’s Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition.
 

Davia Bunch, a former accomplished International Ballet Academy dancer, won Thursday’s Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition at Township Auditorium in Columbia. IBA is located in Greer.

Bunch, 20, from Spartanburg, performed a ballet en pointe to “Entrance” to Act Number Four, a selection from “Carmen”.

Miss Columbia, Suzi Roberts, 23, became a double winner when she won swimsuit. Roberts, from Pawley’s Island, won the talent preliminary Tuesday performing a lyrical dance to “Greatest Love of All”.

 

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Four more preliminary winners in Miss South Carolina and Teen pageant
JUN 21, 2017

Miss Spartanburg, Sydney Ford, 22, from Gaffney, won the Talent preliminary. She performed a tap dance to Perm.
 

Four preliminary winners were announced after the second night of preliminary competition on Wednesday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

• Miss Spartanburg, Sydney Ford, 22, from Gaffney, won the Talent preliminary. She performed a tap dance to Perm.

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Teen Cancer Unit planned for St. Francis downtown
JUN 21, 2017

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, along with national nonprofit Teen Cancer America, announced plans Wednesday to open a new inpatient Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer unit.
 

Teens and young adults facing their own cancer battles will soon have a place to congregate among their peers in Greenville.

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, along with national nonprofit Teen Cancer America, announced plans Wednesday to open a new inpatient Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer unit at its facility in downtown Greenville. It will be the first dedicated cancer center for this age group (15-39) in the Carolinas and the nation’s eighth when completed.

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Stomping Grounds: Somebody had to be the brick and mortar in Greer's downtown renaissance
JUN 21, 2017

Lisa Garland's imagination was virtually her guide during her first days in Greer.
 

I was visiting with Robyn Zimmerman at the Stomping Grounds on Tuesday when she paused on the way out marveling at the quaintness of the multi-dimensional coffee shop, its décor and mostly the customer-friendly atmosphere.

I described Lisa Garland, owner/operator of Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar, as the epicenter of Greer’s downtown renaissance. Lisa’s store is at 208 Trade Street.

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Miss Greater Greer, Sydney Sill, wins swimsuit preliminary in Miss S.C. competition
JUN 20, 2017

Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer, won the Tuesday swimsuit preliminary.
 

Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer, won the Tuesday swimsuit preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition in Columbia. Sill, 21, is from Duncan.

Four winners were announced after the first night of preliminary competition at Township Auditorium.

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