Facebook

GREER NEWS From June 2018


RECENT ARTICLES

Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is
JUN 30, 2018

Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is

Date

Saturday, June 30

Read More


Upstate dancer crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2018
JUN 30, 2018

Berkley Bryant, Miss River City Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2018.
 

Berkley Bryant, Miss River City Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2018 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday.

Berkley, 17, is from Anderson. She attends T. L. Hanna High School. She was a preliminary talent winner performing a tap dance to "Runaway Baby". She will compete in America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in July in Orlando, Fla.

Miss South Carolina will be crowned on Saturday. The pageant starts at 8 p.m.and will be televised on Sinclair stations in the state

Runners-up for the title of Miss South Carolina Teen are:

Read More


Miss Greater Greer Teen is preliminary winner
JUN 28, 2018

L-R: Miss Clarendon Teen Meredith Covert, Miss S.C. Teen 2017 Ally McCaslin and Miss Greater Greer Teen Kellan Fenegan.
 

Tuesday  preliminary winners

Miss Greater Greer, Kellan Fenegan, won the Wednesday Evening Gown/Onstage Question preliminary in the Miss South Carolina Teen competition in Columbia.

Read More


Greater Greer girls win preliminary awards in Miss South Carolina pageant
JUN 27, 2018

Miss Clemson, Sydney Sill, won the Swimsuit preliminary and Miss Spartanburg, Davia Bunch, won the Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition Tuesday night.
 

Two of Tuesday’s four Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen preliminary winners are from the greater Greer area. The first night of competition was held at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

Sydney Sill from Duncan and Halie Duncan from Moore won their categories.

Read More


Starbucks raising price of a cup of coffee
JUN 25, 2018

Starbucks raising price of a cup of coffee

Starbucks is raising the price of brewed coffee by as much as 20 cents at most company operated stores. Espresso and specialty drinks remain unchanged, according to published reports.

A basic cup of coffee will likely be more than $2. The company said a majority of its stores are selling a tall brewed coffee for $2.15, up from $1.95 in most markets including cafes in Southern California.

Read More


Additional international cargo flights stake claim to skying business at GSP
JUN 25, 2018

Senator International has increased its flights to GSP and is now flying roundtrip from Greer to Mexico to deliver more logistics.
 

Evidently the sky isn’t the limit for the ultra-modern, fast-paced passenger and cargo service at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Last week’s news of Frontier Airlines adding four non-stop cities – Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Tampa – to GSP is already old news compared to Monday’s announcement that Senator International and GSP are increasing cargo flights to 8-10 per week. That’s an additional roundtrip flight between GSP and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO).

Read More


High tech meets low tech at Furman University solar farm
JUN 25, 2018

Local sheep owner Steve Wood with new tenants of Furman solar farm.

GREENVILLE — When Furman’s six-acre, $1.7 million solar farm was installed off Poinsett Highway last year, the project turned heads. But it’s likely to get even more attention now that 12 St. Croix sheep have moved in and will be calling the solar farm home for the foreseeable future.

 In an effort to reduce the cost of mowing under the 2,994 solar panels and to lower gas emissions, Furman partnered with local sheep owner Steve Wood to see if four ewes and their eight lambs could help solve the problem — a marriage of low and high tech and a win-win proposition as the sheep need shelter and a place to graze.

Read More


Small business owner exhibiting at Nashville Music Show
JUN 23, 2018

Cody Fields has a new line of three preamp and direct input pedals, one each for acoustic, bass, and electric guitars, is now available.
 

An Upstate small business owner is taking his next big step by exhibiting at the Summer National Association of Music Merchants Show in Nashville from June 28-30.

Cody Fields, a Lyman, native and owner of Noseminster, builds three guitar effects brands out of his home, going so far as to powdercoat in his laundry room. Each of his brands fills a different niche to both diversify his offerings and cast a wider net on the industry.

Read More


Verizon open house for 50 sales positions
JUN 23, 2018

Verizon open house for 50 sales positions

Verizon Wireless is hosting an open house to fill 50 inside sales positions at its telesales center in Greenville. The jobs are part of the company’s ongoing expansion efforts and investment in the Upstate.

Who: Verizon Wireless recruiters, job applicants

Read More


Strip Club104 Friday lunch was too successful to continue
JUN 20, 2018

The ultra successful Friday lunch only featuring gourmet hamburgers at The Strip Club 104 is over. The restaurant will continue its regular evening dinner hours.

Jason Clark’s concept that was arguably one of a kind in the state, had lines that snaked around from its 104 East Poinsett Street location to near main street – rain or shine. And diners formed a line about one hour before opening on Friday.

Read More


Please don't meet us by accident this summer
JUN 19, 2018

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN

“Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” 

Read More


Frontier begins non-stop service at GSP in fall
JUN 19, 2018

A 180-seat Airbus A320 Frontier passenger jet.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport officials announced that Frontier Airlines will begin offering roundtrip flights to four new cities beginning Sept. 8.

The non-stop flights will be to Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Tampa with introductory one-way tickets starting at $34.

Read More


Navy squadron conducting training flight out of GSP for several weeks
JUN 18, 2018

If you are seeing military jets flying around the Upstate the next few weeks, it's the Navy conducting training flights.

Read More


S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles to issue REAL IDs at GSP
JUN 18, 2018

Beginning Oct. 1 2020, federal law requires your driver’s license or identification card to be REAL ID compliant in order to board a domestic, commercial flight, among other federal activities.

 Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) to help travelers prepare for the upcoming changes by bringing one of the agency’s mobile offices to the airport July 18.

Read More


Benson Classic Car Show moves to August
JUN 18, 2018

Benson Classic Car Show moves to August

The 12th Annual Benson Classic Car Show benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The SC Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is helping plan the event that raises funds for Meals on Wheels and other GCM programs.

The family-friendly event is free to the public. Car registration is $20 and is available online at gcminc.org under the events tab. Registration is also available on the day of the event. The Chuck Truck, Henry’s Hog Hauler, and Sno Hut have committed to be at the car show selling burger and barbecue plates and shaved ice. A free figure-8 inflatable obstacle course and carnival games for kids will be on site. DJ George Morrow will provide music and Greenville Health System nurses will offer free blood pressure checks and stroke education.

Read More


Here's some favorite and least favorite gift ideas for dad
JUN 15, 2018

Here's some favorite and least favorite gift ideas for dad

Tempted to gift dad another tie this year or tool for his growing collection? Forty-six percent of dads really want a gift card on his special day according to a consumer cashback site.

Seventy-four percent of Americans plan to purchase a Father's Day gift and 84 percent aim to spend between $1 and $100 on the paternal figure(s) in their lives.

Read More


Interim Healthcare of the Upstate earns national recognition
JUN 14, 2018

Interim Healthcare of the Upstate earns national recognition

Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, a locally owned and operated home health and hospice services provider, was honored as leading its national network of home health providers for continued excellence in hospice care, Medicare service lines and overall company growth.

The awards were:

Read More


Upstate man gets 25-years for botched armed robbery
JUN 14, 2018

Gerald Caldwell, 53, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, kidnapping and attempted armed robbery. 
 

A Spartanburg man received a 25-year prison sentence Wednesday after he accepted responsibility for a botched armed hold-up at a local home.

Gerald Caldwell, 53, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, kidnapping and attempted armed robbery. Caldwell, a previous sex offender, will serve 85 percent of Circuit Judge Mark Hayes’ prison sentence before he is eligible for release.

Read More


Legal tips for landlords, big and small: The pros and cons of rent abatement
JUN 12, 2018

Legal tips for landlords, big and small: The pros and cons of rent abatement

By BRIAN MILLER
THE MILLER LAW FIRMA

 Whether a large commercial landlord, or a mom and pop landlord renting out space in a small commercial outlet, at some point one of your tenants will make “the Call.” All landlords dread the Call. “I will be running a bit late this month,” which is usually followed by “I will be running a bit short this month” until finally, “I don’t have the rent,” or worse yet, dead silence.  

Read More


Musicians Arvie and Bunny Bennett return to Greer to revisit fans and friends
JUN 12, 2018

Arvie Bennett

It has been almost two years since singer/songwriter, Arvie Bennett Jr. and wife Bunny relocated from South Carolina to just outside of Nashville to further their musical career. The path toward their goals has been a long and winding one with lots of detours.

First, Arvie and Bunny decided to give away nearly all of their material possessions in order to live simply and eliminate debt so that Arvie could be a full-time musician. They hired Amish builders to create the shell of a tiny cabin, and then they completed the rest of the interior by themselves.  

Read More



BROWSE OLDER ARTICLES


2018 - Jul (11) | Jun (30) | May (36) | Apr (28) | Mar (26) | Feb (40) | Jan (38)
2017 - Dec (32) | Nov (59) | Oct (37) | Sep (42) | Aug (50) | Aug (1) | Jul (45) | Jun (52) | May (55) | Apr (46) | Mar (43) | Feb (34) | Jan (60)
2016 - Dec (51) | Nov (73) | Oct (78) | Sep (65) | Aug (69) | Jul (69) | Jun (86) | May (75) | Apr (73) | Mar (83) | Feb (75) | Jan (53)
2015 - Dec (78) | Nov (55) | Oct (44) | Sep (51) | Aug (50) | Jul (60) | Jun (53) | May (34) | Apr (40) | Mar (44) | Feb (40) | Jan (47)
2014 - Dec (54) | Nov (38) | Oct (63) | Sep (42) | Aug (50) | Jul (57) | Jun (62) | May (62) | Apr (59) | Mar (58) | Feb (56) | Jan (50)
2013 - Dec (52) | Nov (38) | Oct (25) | Sep (27) | Aug (32) | Jul (33) | Jun (37) | May (37) | Apr (36) | Mar (44) | Feb (49) | Jan (49)
2012 - Dec (40) | Nov (42) | Oct (28) | Sep (22) | Aug (33) | Jul (51) | Jun (32) | May (28) | Apr (38) | Mar (49) | Feb (50) | Jan (22)
2011 - Dec (12) | Nov (30) | Oct (25) | Sep (4) | Jul (1) |

Trending: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Obituaries, Chon Restaurant, Allen Bennett Hospital