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$68,000 raised at Relay for Life
MAY 29, 2018

$68,000 raised at Relay for Life

Greer Relay for Life raised $68,022.24 at its annual fundraiser held last Friday at Greer City Park.

Thirty-one teams participated with some activities moved inside City Hall because of some rain showers during the event.

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Hurricane season puts spotlight on evacuation research at Clemson
MAY 29, 2018

A key question for the team is one that many hurricane evacuees know all too well: When is the best time to leave?
 

By PAUL ALONGI
Clemson University

The beginning of hurricane season on Friday brings a sharp reminder that tens of millions of coastal residents could be called to grab their loved ones and flee inland for safety.

The enormous strain on the transportation system and the many decisions that must be made when the storms churn toward the coast are central to the research Pamela Murray-Tuite is conducting at Clemson University.

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HBA of Greenville expanding initiative in the Upstate
MAY 29, 2018

HBA of Greenville expanding initiative in the Upstate

The Home Builders Association of Greenville’s Rosewood Communities, SK Builders and Cobblestone Builders are building houses for Homes for Hope, expanding the initiative within the Upstate.

Homes for Hope works with home builders to raise money for HOPE International and fight against global poverty through charitable builds.

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News anchor, photo journalist die in 'freak of nature accident'
MAY 29, 2018

WYFF anchor/reporter Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer died Sunday when a tree fell on their station vehicle headed southbound near Tryon, N.C., on Highway 176.

WYFF confirmed two staff members were killed Monday afternoon in Polk County, N.C., while reporting on the impact of rain in the area.

Anchor/reporter Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were identified by WYFF as the two people killed when a tree fell on their station vehicle headed southbound near Tryon, N.C., on Highway 176, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students
MAY 25, 2018

May 24, 2018 

 In its second round of funding, the Greater Greer Education Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students in a ceremony Thursday at Greer City Hall.

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American Legion Post 115 to host Memorial Day Service, Family Fun Day
MAY 25, 2018

American Legion Post 115 to host Memorial Day Service, Family Fun Day

American Legion Post 115 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 115 in Greer will host a Memorial Day Service and Family Fun Day from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at Victor Veterans Memorial Park.

 Greer Mayor Rick Danner will be among the special guests, including the Commanders of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion for the Department of South Carolina and the president of the American Legion Auxiliary for the Department of South Carolina. 

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City awarded $500,000 grant for downtown streetscape project
MAY 25, 2018

One of the alleys in the city scheduled for repair and paving.
 

A $500,000 grant has been awarded to the City of Greer from the Appalachian Regional Commission to help fund the downtown streetscape project.

The Commission awards grants to projects that address one or more of the five goals identified in its strategic plan. The City’s application was granted under Core Natural and Cultural Assets as it leverages the Region’s natural and cultural heritage assets.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation to award scholarships today
MAY 24, 2018

 

The Greater Greer Education Foundation will award $1,000 scholarships to 12 students at a reception Thursday at 4 p.m. at Greer City Hall.

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Students welcome family to Habitat build from Spirit Week funds
MAY 24, 2018

Kanya Johnson holds the key to her Habitat home that was made possible by Riverside students raising more than $100,000 during Spirit Week.
 

Kanya Johnson got a special welcome as she moved into her new home on Fairview Avenue Wednesday as Riverside High School students cheered her.

Riverside students raised more than $100,000 during Spirit Week last fall to help fund the construction of Johnson’s new home. Students have also volunteered to help build the house.

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Greer City Council honored
MAY 23, 2018

Left to right: Jay Arrowood, Wayne Griffin, Kimberly Bookert, Mayor Rick Danner, Wayne George, Lee Dumas, Wryley Bettis, Judy Albert and City Administrator Ed Driggers.
 

Wayne George (center), executive director of the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visited Greer City Council Tuesday evening to acknowledge council members’ professional development. 

Greer is among eight South Carolina municipalities in which all members of Council are graduates of the Municipal Elected Officials Institute. 

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Baldree joins Langston-Black
MAY 23, 2018

T.L. Baldree has over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and management in the construction building materials industry. 
 

T.L. Baldree, Sr. has joined Langston-Black Real Estate, Inc.  He will work in business development and represent clients as a licensed commercial agent. 

Baldree has over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and management in the construction building materials industry. He was founder and president of Carolina Brick & Block, Inc. established in the early 90’s. The company was sold to General Shale, a national brick manufacturer in 2004.

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Trip to Normandy led to Memorial Day song honoring heroes
MAY 23, 2018

“I think that this is an apt message for Memorial Day as we honor those who gave everything so that all Americans can live free.”“Remember Us”, written by Randy Hatcher
 
 

What started as a trip to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial last fall, has turned into a song about honoring our nation’s heroes and patriotic legacy for a long-time Augusta resident.

“Remember Us”, was written by Randy Hatcher and released as a song by a group of Nashville musicians led by Rich Eckhardt, the lead guitar player for Toby Keith.

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Upstate grad serving aboard fast-attack sub
MAY 23, 2018

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Champion is an electronic technician.
 

By ERICA R. GARDNER
Chief Mass Communication Specialist 

A 1998 Byrnes High School graduate and Spartanburg native is serving in the U.S. Navy supporting nuclear-powered, fast-attack, submarines home ported in and visiting the Groton, Conn., area.

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Dave Ramsey: Luxuries come after household, finances are in order
MAY 23, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband has an old car that has become a real sticking point between us. He bought it for $2,400, and it needs about $4,000 in repairs and restoration. Together, we bring home $50,000 a year, and I feel like this car is interfering with our ability to save money and pay off $35,000 in debt. We already have two decent cars we drive to work, so what should I do about this?

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Upstate feels like a second home to O'Hurley
MAY 19, 2018

John O'Hurley putts as his wife, Lisa, watches in the background Saturday at Thornblade Club.
 

The inaugural BMW Pro-Am Celebrity Softball game played Tuesday night at Fluor Field almost cost the golf tournament one of its most ardent participants.

John O’Hurley, known for the role of J. Peterman on the sitcom “Seinfeld”, tore his hamstring during the game. “I took a wide turn coming around third and popped a hamstring,” O’Hurley said Friday after his round at Thornblade Club.

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Giant specialty coffee maker to invest $350 million, create 500 jobs in area
MAY 18, 2018

Giant specialty coffee maker to invest $350 million, create 500 jobs in area

A giant in specialty coffee and innovative single-serve brewing systems, announced plans for a $350 million capital investment and that will create 500 new jobs in Spartanburg County.

The Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) will be located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Moore. Keurig’s new production facility will primarily house coffee roasting and packaging for Keurig's single-serve K-Cup pods, along with the potential to support beverage distribution and warehousing in the future.

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Have the 'talk of a lifetime' with your close relatives
MAY 17, 2018

Have the 'talk of a lifetime' with your close relatives

Family Features

 Spring offers the promise of warmer temperatures, but with spring cleaning, tax season and other responsibilities, it is also a season for planning.

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BMW Pro-Am gets 5-year extension, new dates
MAY 17, 2018

BMW Pro-Am gets 5-year extension, new dates

BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament officials and the PGA Tour announced a five-year contract extension on the eve of Thursday’s first round.

• The 2019 tournament will be moved to June 3-9.

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Dave Ramsey: Save up, or get a mortgage?
MAY 15, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m 28, single, and I just became debt-free. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt OK? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000 and $225,000. Since I currently live in a nice apartment, I think I can save about $20,000 a year. What do you think?

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Walk with elected local official is Saturday
MAY 15, 2018

Walk with your Local Elected Official is  Saturday May 19 at City Hall.

Registration begins at 9:45 a.m and the walk will begin at 10. 

The walk, 1.5-miles through town, will be co-hosted by doctors from Internal Medicine Greer.  Water and fruit will be available before and after the walk.

 

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