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No paddle boards added to Lake Robinson, Cunningham rules
JUL 31, 2017

Paddle boards are now prohibited on the lakes, joining rafts, hydroplanes, houseboats, jet skis, wave runners, tire tubes or windsurfing craft.
 

Thanks to social media Greer CPW amended one rules and regulations and added another for Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham.

Paddle boards are now prohibited on the lakes, joining rafts, hydroplanes, houseboats, jet skis, wave runners, tire tubes or windsurfing craft. Any inflatable craft must be approved by the lake warden.

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Cunningham liked a 'good deal', but cherished his family as the best deal ever
JUL 31, 2017

Cunningham liked a 'good deal', but cherished his family as the best deal ever

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There was little that made Daniel Lee Cunningham feel any better than a “good deal”, unless it was his family that included five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Jeff Young, respected baseball coach, dies
JUL 30, 2017

Jeff Young, former Riverside baseball coach, died Friday.
 

The Greenville Drive remembered long-time baseball coach Jeff Young before Saturday’s game.

Young died Friday about 1 p.m. when he collapsed and died after doing yard work, according to the Greenville County Coroner’s office.

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Greer Adult Baseball League's opening night is going to be a tearjerker
JUL 30, 2017

Caitlin was one day away walking onstage at her graduation ceremony when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer.
 
 

Opening night of the Greer Adult Baseball League is going to be a tearjerker.

Chad Hart, self-appointed commissioner of the Adult Baseball League, has organized the Greer Adult Baseball League that begins play Aug. 4 at Stevens Field.

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Video: High schools open summer footballl practice
JUL 28, 2017

Greer High School opened football practice Friday. See Head Coach Will Young's comments here.
 

Greer and Riverside held their first day of high school football practice Friday morning. Blue Ridge High School has its first football practice on Monday.

Alex Guest reported on Greer’s practice and talked with Head Coach Will Young. View the report here.

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Greer PD hosts Upstate Law Enforcement Softball Tournament in August
JUL 28, 2017

The Greer Police Department will be hosting the 6th Annual Upstate SC Law Enforcement Memorial Softball Tournament on Aug. 26-27 at Century Park.
 

The Greer Police Department will be hosting the 6th Annual Upstate SC Law Enforcement Memorial Softball Tournament on Aug. 26-27 at Century Park.

Public Safety agencies from the upstate will compete in the tournament to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  All money raised goes to support the families of fallen officers in the Upstate. 

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Reader: Is Allegiant expanding at GSP? Answer is here.
JUL 27, 2017

Reader: Is Allegiant expanding at GSP? Answer is here.

Matt Davidson sent an email asking about updates on Allegiant Air routes from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. A story posted here suggested Allegiant was showing interest in expanding its market at GSP.

GSP President/CEO Dave Edwards, in a May meeting with the Board of Commissioners, stated he attended the annual Allegiant conference in Las Vegas. Edwards told commissioners the meeting was positive. GSP is the fifth lowest cost airport in the Allegiant system even with the increase based on the new rate structure. With regards to GSP, Allegiant remains focused on four cities in Florida with no particular growth plans at this time.

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Thompson is first NGU employee to participate in Leadership Greenville
JUL 26, 2017

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, will participate in the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville. 
 

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, is one of 57 participants selected for the 44th class of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville (LG) program. 

“I am continuously seeking ways to refine my leadership skills. I know several (Leadership Greenville) graduates who speak very highly of the program,” Thompson said.

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Left lane closure on southbound I-85
JUL 26, 2017

Left lane closure on southbound I-85

Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County are advised that the left lane will be closed effective Sunday nights through Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., from mile marker 80 to mile marker 77.

These southbound lane closures are anticipated to continue until Aug. 3.

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Rudolph Logistics investing $18 million, 150 jobs at Business Park
JUL 26, 2017

Rudolph Logistics Group  is projected to bring $18 million of capital investment and create 150 jobs at a new warehousing operation at Greer’s Caliber North Business Park.
 

Rudolph Logistics Group, an international logistics service provider, is projected to bring $18 million of capital investment and create 150 jobs at a new warehousing operation at Greer’s Caliber North Business Park. 

The 171,000 square-foot building is LEED certified and became online in April. The industrial park is now fully leased.

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Northwood falls in championship game
JUL 26, 2017

The Northwood Little League Minors were defeated 10-8 Wednesday in the championship of the Southeastern Regional tournament at Greenville, N.C.

 

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Owens is designated a Certified Chamber Executive
JUL 26, 2017

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mark Owens has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).  Bob Quick, CCE, president presented Owens the certification.
 

Mark Owens, President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

“The CCE program assesses and tests the applicant's knowledge of core chamber management areas —management, planning and development, membership and communication, and operations,” Bob Quick, CCE, president, said.

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Panthers arrive in camp, first practice Wednesday night
JUL 25, 2017

See Alex Guest's video on the Panthers reporting to camp.
 

• Video report

By Alex Guest
For GreerToday.com

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Northwood LL advances to championship game
JUL 25, 2017

Northwood LL advances to championship game

• Other games

Northwood Little League Minors is in the championship game of the Little League Minors Southeast Regional Tournament of Champions.

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Hawkins promoted to associate athletic director at Upstate
JUL 24, 2017

Chris Hawkins has been promoted to USC Upstate Associate Athletic Director. He will remain as head softball coach.
 

Head softball coach and USC Upstate alumnus Chris Hawkins ‘89 has been promoted to associate athletic director. He will remain the head softball coach for the Spartans.

“From my time as a player and now as a coach, USC Upstate has been a big part of my life for 30 years,” Hawkins said. “For me, every day is a great day to be a Spartan but today is a really good day.”

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Bojangles' introduces new prototype in Greer
JUL 24, 2017

The

Bojangles’ introduced its “Prototype of the Future” store at its 112 West Wade Hampton Blvd., store’s opening Monday.

The colored crocks that serve sides is to make serving food attractive and “not look like a buffet,” said Joe Pollock, Bojangles’ Marketing Director for South Carolina.

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Northwood LL advances to Southeastern Regional semifinals
JUL 24, 2017

Northwood LL advances to Southeastern Regional semifinals

• First round game

Northwood Little League, the South Carolina champions, has advanced to the semifinals of the Little League Minors Southeastern Regional baseball tournament.

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Safety Net Program grant helps Greer Relief focus on preventing eviction
JUL 24, 2017

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation presented Greer Relief Executive Director Caroline Robinson (second from left) an $8,000 grant for its Safety Net Program.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Research by sociologist Matthew Desmond, a professor at Harvard University, shows that eviction significantly more than job loss causes eviction.

Evictions not only exacerbate existing poverty, but also create new poverty.

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CPW awarded $500,000 grant for planned 70-acre Global Commerce Park
JUL 24, 2017

CPW awarded $500,000 grant for planned 70-acre Global Commerce Park

A $500,000 grant has been awarded to the Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) to extend sewer service to a planned $50 million commercial and industrial development – Global Commerce Park – near I-85 and Brockman McClimon Road.

The sewer extension will also support future service to Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP) Airport’s proposed 1,200 acre, mixed used developments.

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Northwood falls in opener at LL Minors Southeastern Regional
JUL 22, 2017

Northwood falls in opener at LL Minors Southeastern Regional

Northwood Little League Minors lost its first game in pool play at the Southeastern Regional Saturday.

Florida beat the South Carolina champions 15-12 with a four-run comeback rally in the fifth inning.

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