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Greer man sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for shooting a woman
OCT 31, 2018

Derrick Lorenzo Casey, 39, received a 235-month prison sentence.
 

A Greer man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for shooting a woman.

Derrick Lorenzo Casey, 39, received a 235-month prison sentence from U.S. District Court Judge Bruce Hendricks.

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Spirit Week for Greer Middle College Charter HS set
OCT 31, 2018

Spirit Week for Greer Middle College Charter HS set

By SARA KATE ALEXANDER
GMC Student Government Representative

I am a Student Government Representative from Greer Middle College Charter High School. Our Spirit Week is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure the community is aware of the exciting events we have planned for the week.

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Dave Ramsey: Strained relationship over borrowed money?
OCT 31, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I borrowed some money from my parents in January, and it took a few months longer to pay them back than originally planned. Since then, I’ve noticed our relationship seems to be strained. They will sometimes make remarks about money when I’m around, and it’s obvious the things they say are aimed at me. I don’t want things to be like this between us during the holidays. I have taken steps to become more financially responsible, like watching my spending and living on a budget, so how can I address this issue with them?

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Arrest made in impersonating an officer
OCT 30, 2018

Thomas Michael Barrett Hand

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest of a person impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Thomason Michael Barrett Hand, 17, from Travelers Rest has been arrested with four counts of impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. The incidents occurred on Oct. 27, according to the report.

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Ira's Chicken coming to downtown
OCT 30, 2018

Ira's Chicken will introduce its fast-casual concept to Greer later this year.
 

A new fast-casual chicken concept is coming to downtown Greer.

Ira’s Chicken will be located at 107 South Main Street with tentative opening date in mid-December. The holidays, weather and tentative downtown construction will determine a more definite opening.

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Five tips to help ward off children's nightmares
OCT 29, 2018

Five tips to help ward off children's nightmares

 Nightmares not only disrupt sleeping patterns but can also cause stress and anxiety depending on the frequency. For children, most nightmares occur due to something that they saw or heard that seemed frightening or they didn’t understand — leaving their imagination to fill in the pieces.

 The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, share five tips to help you help your kids keep nightmares at bay.

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80 pounds of drugs turned in to GPD during 'Take Back Day'
OCT 29, 2018

A driver drops off some unwanted drugs.
 

Eighty pounds of unwanted medicine was collected by the Greer Police Department during Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Overall 192 pounds of drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The total includes:

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GSP's Escape Lounge adds more first-class amenities
OCT 27, 2018

GSP President/CEO Dave Edwards, commissioners Leland Burch and Minor Shaw, and Rosemarie Andolino, MAG USA CEO and President cut ceremonial ribbon to open the Escape Lounge.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport’s (GSP) first-class offerings have expanded with the opening of its new MAG USA Escape Lounge.

The airport is the fifth in the United States selected for the concept, which began in the United Kingdom. MAG USA invested more than $1 million into the lounge, which features a hot and cold menu designed by the Rick Erwin Dining Group as well as a full bar.

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Foothills Philharmonic next symphony features Dvorak's Symphony No. 8
OCT 24, 2018

The Foothills Philharmonic is an all-volunteer orchestra made up of non-professional musicians from the Upstate. Kory Vrieze is the orchestra’s artistic director and conductor.
 

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra continues its season at the Riverside First Baptist Church, 1249 S. Suber Road on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

All of Foothills’ concerts are free. 

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District 5 superintendent Scott Turner to retire at end of school year
OCT 23, 2018

In 2011, District 5 Superintendent  Dr. Scott Turner was named the Greater Greer Foundation Educator of the Year. He was honored at the foundation's annual gala.

Dr. Scott Turner will retire as Superintendent of The Spartanburg District Five Schools at the end of the 2018-19 school year. His retirement will come at the end of Turner’s 15th year as superintendent of District Five Schools.

 The Board of Trustees received Turner’s letter official letter and announced his retirement.

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NGU to honor Upstate veterans at free recognition event
OCT 22, 2018

NGU to honor Upstate veterans at free recognition event

North Greenville University will honor U.S. military veterans from the NGU Family as well as from across the Upstate on Monday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m,. at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville.

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Limestone fires head coach, names interim
OCT 22, 2018

With two games remaining in the season, the Limestone College has announced that head football coach Tony Ierulli has been dismissed and that offensive coordinator Brian Turk will take over as the interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Despite taking over a team that went 9-12 the last two seasons, including a 3-4 mark during the program’s inaugural season in the South Atlantic Conference, the Saints slipped to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in league play following a 29-13 home loss to in-state rival Newberry College last weekend.

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NGU crowns 2018 homecoming queen
OCT 19, 2018

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant Jr.; Courtney Williamson, first runner-up; 2017 Homecoming Queen Eden Crain; 2018 Homecoming Queen Allison Yeater; Miss NGU 2018 Hannah Pearson,  and Gabriella Porter, second runner-up were announced at halftime of the Crusader’s homecoming game against Shorter University.

Allison Yeater, a marketing major from Belpre, OH, was crowned queen for North Greenville University’s 2018 Homecoming on Oct. 13.

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NGU alumni and friend honored at Alumni Connect event
OCT 19, 2018

From left: Justin Pitts, Janice Alford and Bea Dillard were  honored by the NGU alumni association at a recent awards ceremony held at the fall Alumni Connect event at the Cannon Centre in Greer.

Four North Greenville University alumni and a friend of NGU were honored by the university’s alumni association at an awards ceremony Oct. 11 at the Cannon Centre in Greer.

Nathan Bramsen (’07), from North Africa, was named distinguished alumnus of the year; Justin Pitts (’07,  M.B.A. ’12), from Greer, was awarded the alumnus of the year honor; Janice Alford (’98), from Greenville, was recognized with the president’s award; Carl Dukes (’12,  M.Ed. ’14), from Little River, was honored as young alumnus of the year; and Bea Dillard, of Spartanburg, was named friend of the year.

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Inland Port celebrates 5th anniversary with record growth
OCT 19, 2018

Inland Port celebrates 5th anniversary with record growth

The Greer Inland Port celebrates its fifth anniversary with continued record rail lifts.

There were 8,890 rail moves in September raising the year-to-date total to 30,670.

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TB case confirmed in someone associated with USC Upstate
OCT 17, 2018

A case of tuberculosis has been confirmed in someone associated with the University of South Carolina Upstate campus, according to news report.

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Police department gets heartfelt act of kindness
OCT 17, 2018

Reegan Early, Corporal Roman Wilson of the Greer Police Department, and Reegan's sister, Harper.
 
 
 

Let Lt. Chad Richardson describe the meaning of children’s acts of kindness to their local law enforcement agency.

“There is not a prouder feeling that can be felt as when a child looks at you and tells you ‘thank you’, stated Richardson.

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First majorette, of first graduating class at Upstate school dies
OCT 14, 2018

First majorette, of first graduating class at Upstate school dies

Carolyn Caldwell is as much part of the Byrnes High School history as the athletes noted in Wikipedia.

James F. Byrnes welcomed its first class in 1955 with 21 teachers and reportedly 500 students.

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Unbelievable! Wade Hampton Spirit Week fundraiser is a jaw dropper
OCT 6, 2018

Wade Hampton High School students celebrate raising more than $306,000 during Spirit Week.
 

By GEORGIA GAY

Jaws dropped as a check for $306,379.48 was presented on behalf of the Wade Hampton High School students at halftime of Friday night’s football game.

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Highway becomes home for Swift trucker
OCT 4, 2018

The highway has become home for Andrew Shaffer, a truck driver for Swift Transportation headquartered in Greer.
 

By GEORGIA GAY

A long stretch of highway crammed with vehicles, most eagerly trying to get to their destinations, may be a big inconvenience to some. For Andrew Shaffer, it’s his job.

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