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Dave Ramsey: Pre-paid debit cards for kids?
AUG 31, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’ve seen lots of companies marketing pre-paid debit cards for kids. They seem to position them as a way parents can set spending limits for their children. Do you think these are a good idea? It seems to me they are just a form of conditioning to get kids to rely on cards.

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Blue Ridge at Riverside game changed
AUG 31, 2017

The possibility of wet weather on Friday has some high schools rescheduling games to Thursday night.

Blue Ridge at Riverside, 7 p.m.

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4 greater Greer students are finalists for cook-off Throwdown at Euphoria
AUG 30, 2017

Fiona Baulo won the 2016 Euphoria Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown.
 
 
 

Four students from greater Greer schools are finalists for Euphoria’s Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown.

The finalists, age, school and their recipes:

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Gas prices jumped 20 cents overnight, higher costs ahead
AUG 29, 2017

Gas prices at the QT station on Pelham Road off I-85 jumped 20 cents overnight.
 

• Check gas prices here.

Aug. 31, 1:15 a.m.

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Hodges children throw out ceremonial first pitches at law enforcement tournament
AUG 27, 2017

Kara Blackwell of the Greer Police Department, left, holds the microphone as Kattie Hodges speaks during opening ceremonies. Next to Kattie are Jeffery, James and Diana, with their mother, Krystal Hodges.
 

The children of Devin Hodges, an Anderson County deputy who was killed while training on marine patrol on Lake Hartwell in June, tossed out the ceremonial first pitches Saturday at the Upstate South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial Softball Tournament at Century Park.

Kattie, Jeffery, James and Diana, with their mother, Krystal Hodges, took part in the opening ceremonies.

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Softball tournament, equestrian, car show scheduled
AUG 26, 2017

BOXING: JAMES MAYWEATHER VS. CONNOR MCGREGOR

Pour Sports Pub

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Kim Hassold's 'Rock and Roses' exhibit celebrates Rose Ball
AUG 25, 2017

Rose-themed art created by Greenville artist Kim Hassold.
 

A special art exhibit, “Rock and Roses”, will open at The Rock House Antiques in Greenville on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The exhibit features rose-themed art created by Greenville artist Kim Hassold, celebrating the Rose Ball, Greenville’s longest-running community event.

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3 Byrnes players score 2 TDs each in win over Greer
AUG 25, 2017

Byrnes defeated Greer 42-7 Friday night at Dooley Field.

Greer is ranked No. 5 in Class 4A and Byrnes moved into the Class 5A rankings at No. 7.

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WYNIT cutting 140 jobs, closing downtown Greenville location
AUG 25, 2017

WYNIT cutting 140 jobs, closing downtown Greenville location

WYNIT Distribution LLC announced a reorganization Friday that will close its Wholesale Distribution Division based in downtown Greenville. The closing of the Greenville division affects 140 people.

The announcement reported a number of unexpected financial issues combined with a disappointing holiday selling season.

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GSP names Dosunmu to replace retiring Murin as CFO
AUG 25, 2017

Basil Dosunmu has been named GSP's new Senior Vice President-Administration & Finance/CFO.
 

Basil Dosunmu has been named Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District’s new Senior Vice President-Administration & Finance/CFO.

Dosunmu has 24 years of finance, accounting and auditing experience. In his most recent position, he served as the interim Chief Financial Officer for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

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Boil water advisory in Greer is lifted
AUG 25, 2017

Boil water advisory in Greer is  lifted

• Earlier reports

The boil water advisory Greer CPW issued for Wood Road, Matts Lake Road, Judson Avenue, Lawton Street and Clark Avenue has been lifted. 

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Mathis, Purple Heart winner and WW II hero, dies
AUG 25, 2017

Eugene H. Mathis
Purple Heart winner, World War II hero

• Obituary

Purple Heart winner and WWII hero Eugene H. Mathis, Jr., died Wednesday in Spartanburg.

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Second main break leads to boil water advisory
AUG 24, 2017

Second main break leads to boil water advisory

6:35 p.m. update

Greer CPW reported Thursday night it was working to repair a second water main break and issued a boil water advisory for  customers living off Wood Road, Matts Lake Road, Judson Avenue, Lawton Street and Clark Avenue. Customers should boil their water for one minute for the next 24 hours.

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CPW, fire department isolate water main break, prevent boil water advisory
AUG 24, 2017

Greer CPW crews were able to isolate a water main break to a 10-inch water line so no boil water advisory will be needed by Greer Memorial Hospital and the Children's Medical Center.

A water main was hit by a contractor at the intersection of South Buncombe and Brushy Creek Roads around 2 p.m.

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Rep. Rita Allison: Spartanburg County taxpayers not affected with nuclear facility closure
AUG 23, 2017

By RITA ALLISONRepresentative District 36

By RITA ALLISON
Representative District 36

While the summer months have many of you scattered across the state and nation, I'm sure you are very well aware of the abrupt scenario surrounding the V.C. Summer nuclear facility in Fairfield County, a joint-effort project of Santee Cooper and SCANA. Due to the bankruptcy of Westinghouse, the lead contracting company and a subsidiary of Toshiba, the project has come to a complete stop, causing thousands to be laid off with nothing to show for the ratepayers and taxpayers who have faithfully done their part and sought a return on their investment.

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GPD hosts 6th annual Law Enforcement softball tournament at Century Park this weekend
AUG 23, 2017

The Greer Police Department hosts the 6th Annual Upstate South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial Tournament.
 

The 6th Annual Upstate South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial Tournament is this weekend HereInGreer at Century Park on Saturday and Sunday.

The nonprofit event raises money for the Upstate Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. The fund is for the families of officers who are killed in the line of duty in the Upstate.

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Hudson Hopper, 9, makes cash donation to feed homebound Meals on Wheels clients
AUG 23, 2017

Hudson Hopper, 9, makes a cash donation to Stephen Smith, Greer Community Ministries Executive Director. Mark Hopper is on the right.
 
 

By Krista Gibson
Greer Community Ministries

Hudson Hopper, a nine-year-old, delivered $205 in cash to Greer Community Ministries (GCM) so that he could help feed homebound Meals on Wheels clients. Hopper just started the fourth grade at Lyman Elementary School.

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Dave Ramsey: You need a better plan
AUG 23, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband opened his own commercial painting business in May. He knows he will have about three months in the year where he’s making little to no income. We’ve gotten $1,000 set aside for our Baby Step 1 beginner’s emergency fund, but because of that down period he would like to skip paying off all our debt except for the house, which is Baby Step 2, and move to Baby Step 3 and put an emergency fund aside. I can understand his thinking, but I wanted your thoughts on the idea.

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Left lane closure on northbound I-85 begins Thursday night
AUG 23, 2017

Left lane closure on northbound I-85 begins Thursday night

Motorists traveling northbound on I-85 in Spartanburg County are advised that the left lane will be closed effective Thursday night, Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. between mile marker 77 to mile marker 81.

This lane closure will accommodate work in the median and marks the beginning of reconstruction on the northbound section of I-85. This left lane closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the completion of the median work.

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Timmons wins Fudd's Choice award for best new burger
AUG 22, 2017

Brian Timmons (right) won the Fudd's Choice award for his winning sandwich of sriracha pimento cheese and bacon burger. Corporate Chef Dan Phalen presents Timmons the award.
 

Brian Timmons gets a special salute from GreerToday.com and HereInGreer for winning a nationwide Fuddruckers contest – Fudd’s Choice.

Timmons, director of catering for Fuddruckers Upstate, submitted a burger to be selected as a new menu item. Timmons submitted his recipe, the sriracha pimento cheese and bacon burger, and was selected as the top winner.

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