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Survey: Chocolate bunny is an Easter basket essential
MAR 31, 2018

Survey: Chocolate bunny is an Easter basket essential

Nearly half of the country (49 percent) believes the classic chocolate bunny is an Easter basket essential and 73 percent of Americans aim to spend between $1 and $50 on Easter gifts, including the egg hunt, according to a survey.

Favorite Easter basket item: • Chocolate bunny (49%)

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USC Upstate reaches into the NBA for new men's coach
MAR 31, 2018

Dave Dickerson is the new men's head basketball coach at USC Upstate.
 

The University of South Carolina Upstate announced that Dave Dickerson will join the university as head coach of the men’s basketball team.

Dickerson was a scout for the NBA’s Utah Jazz this year, spent seven years at Ohio State University as the associate head men’s basketball coach.

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Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team takes charge at state competitions
MAR 29, 2018

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate teams

 

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team won both the overall 2018 South Carolina State Championship and the AAAAA State Title at the S.C. Forensic Coaches’ Association Tournament at Greenville High School March 2-3. 

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More kudos for The Strip Club 104, BIN112
MAR 29, 2018

The popular Southern Comfort Burger served at The Strip Club 104. Its fresh ground Angus filet mignon topped with fresh made 5-cheese pimento cheese, jalapeño bacon and fried green tomato.
 
 

Jason Clark would have a sore back if he bowed every time an award was announced for his restaurants.

Jason, take two more bows.

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'Morally inappropriate relationship' forces former area pastor, SBC leader to resign
MAR 28, 2018

'Morally inappropriate relationship' forces former area pastor, SBC leader to resign

Frank S. Page has resigned as the president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention's executive committee over what convention officials described as a morally inappropriate relationship.

Page, 65, was pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors from 2001 to 2009.

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Person identified who died at BMW when caught in piece of machinery
MAR 28, 2018

Person identified who died at BMW when caught in piece of machinery

One person was confirmed dead at the Greer BMW Manufacturing Co., Wednesday after reports someone had been stuck in a piece of machinery.

Bojan Sprah, 45, of Boiling Springs was identified as the person who died in the incident that occurred in the paint shop.

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Burnell served in three wars, wrote manual on every WWII aircraft
MAR 28, 2018

Ralph Ransom Burnell lived a storied life that included serving in three wars and resulted in a maintenance manual for every plane in service during World War II.
 

Ralph Ransom Burnell lived a storied life that included serving in three wars and resulted in a writing a maintenance manual for every plane in service during World War II.

Burnell retired after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

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GSP passenger traffic trending up, cargo increases 34 percent
MAR 26, 2018

GSP passenger traffic trending up, cargo increases 34 percent

Passenger and cargo traffic was up in January, compared to the same month in 2017.

Passenger traffic increased 6.8 percent.

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SCC open house Saturday to educate students, career seekers
MAR 21, 2018

SCC open house Saturday to educate students, career seekers

Spartanburg Community College will host Discover SCC Open House event on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the SCC Central Campus in Spartanburg. The event is free and open to students, parents and career seekers interested in SCC's academic programs.

“Anyone interested in attending college, starting a new career or gaining professional development skills is invited to attend our Discover SCC Open House event to learn about our academic programs and why SCC is a great place to attend college,” stated Guiana Reed, coordinator of SCC recruiting.

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'Hamilton' comes to Peace Center in December, 2018-2019 Broadway package set
MAR 20, 2018

The 2018-2019 Broadway nine-show season at the Peace Center boast a combined 32 Tony Awards, including the 2017 winner for Best Musical, “Dear Evan Hansen”, and the 2017 winner for Best Musical Revival, “Hello, Dolly!”, starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley.

The season also includes two previous Best Musical Tony Award winners, including the South Carolina premiere of “Hamilton”. Back by popular demand, “The Book of Mormon” returns to the Peace Center.

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Sunny, warmer weekend forecast
MAR 16, 2018

Josephine Silver photographed this flowering tree behind CresCom Bank on Buncombe Road in Greer.
 

Josephine Silver photographed this flowering tree behind the CresCom Bank, where she works, on Buncombe Road. Flowering trees are flourishing in the greater Greer area.

Warmer and sunny weather is forecast for Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures creeping back into the low 70s with only a 30 percent of an isolated shower on Sunday.

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Dave Ramsey: Not as bad, but still not smart
MAR 16, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

How do you feel about check cashing companies?

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When it comes to public information, be the Beastmaster
MAR 16, 2018

Richard Whiting, Executive Editor of the Greenwood Index Journal, serves as chairman of the South Carolina Press Association’s Freedom of Information Committee.

By Richard Whiting

Have you watched NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” “Ultimate Beastmaster” on Netflix or any of those other extreme competition shows that pit men and women against grueling and physically demanding obstacle courses?

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Underperforming upstate BI-LO stores among 94 closing for Chapter 11 restructuring
MAR 16, 2018

None of the BI-LO stores in Greer will be closed.
 

Greenville and Spartanburg BI-LO grocery stores are among six of the 94 underperforming stores that will be closed in the Southeast. Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company of the stores, is filing for Chapter 11.

Southeastern Grocers reported it has entered into a restructuring support agreement and will voluntarily file prepackaged Chapter 11 cases to efficiently execute its restructuring. Officials reported in a news release they expect the company to emerge through financial restructuring within the 90 days.

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GPD: 2 students charged, lied about school shooting threat to get out of school
MAR 15, 2018

GPD: 2 students charged, lied about school shooting threat to get out of school

A social media post that referenced an alleged possible school shooting at Riverside High School resulted in two students charged after they lied about it to get out of school, the Greer Police Department reported Thursday.

The investigation into the threat found that two students at Riverside Middle School had fabricated the story.

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Stephen Hawking, legendary physicist, dead at 76
MAR 14, 2018

 
Stephen Hawking,76  considered by many to be the world's greatest living scientist, died.
 

Stephen Hawking, the British physicist whose scientific achievements, decades-long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, and best-selling book “A Brief History of Time” helped make him the most celebrated scientist since Albert Einstein, has died, his family told the Associated Press. He was 76.

Considered by many to be the world's greatest living scientist, Hawking was also a cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author of numerous books including the landmark “A Brief History of Time,” which has sold more than 10 million copies.

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Lyman woman receives 15-year prison sentence for fatal DUI wreck
MAR 13, 2018

Viola Lynn Jackson, 59, died as a result of injuries sustained in the Jan. 20, 2017 wreck.
 
 

A Lyman woman received a 15-year prison sentence Monday and 5 years of probation after she admitted to driving drunk and causing a wreck that claimed the life of one person and critically injured a second victim.

Lauren C. Smith, 32, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence with a death and felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury. Circuit Judge Keith Kelly issued a 25-year prison sentence that was suspended to 15 years of service and 5 years of probation.

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Greer Lions Club presents GCM with Hot Dog Supper proceeds
MAR 11, 2018

Tony Langford of the Greer Lions Club presents Greer Community Ministries Executive Director Stephen Smith check for proceeds from Big Thursday hot dog summer.
 

Tony Langford of the Greer Lions Club presents Greer Community Ministries Executive Director Stephen Smith with a check for $5,675.50, proceeds from the Big Thursday Hot Dog Supper. 

This year’s signature events:

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Walter Brashier Drive named to honor NGU medical grad school
MAR 9, 2018

CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Craig McCoy announced the partnership with North Greenville University last year.
 

Greer City Council approved naming a street in honor of North Greenville University opening a Greer campus for a graduate school – College of Adult Professional Studies.

Walter Brashier Drive was unanimously approved by City Council for signage to replace Ryan’s Corporate Way.

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Byrnes finishes second overall at drill competition
MAR 9, 2018

Byrnes finished second in the overall championship at the regulation drill competition last weekend at the Pendleton High School JROTC and Lights of Hope competitions.

The Byrnes color guard won first place.

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