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Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer
AUG 31, 2018

Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer

Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Everybody has heard about it and nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer.

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Dave Ramsey: Paying off credit cards
AUG 31, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards?

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Hardee's introduces Froot Loops donuts that taste and look like the cereal
AUG 30, 2018

Hardee's introduces Froot Loops donuts that taste and look like the cereal

Restaurant chain Hardee’s has teamed up with Froot Loops to create Froot Loops Mini Donuts. The bite-sized morsels come in the iconic “frooty” colors of red, purple, yellow, blue and green. 

And according to those who have tasted them, the smell like Froot Loops. They taste exactly like Froot Loops. And they even look like jumbo Froot Loops when you cut into them.

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Long-time Greer insurance agency B.A. Bennett merged into Countybanc
AUG 27, 2018

B.A. Bennett Insurance has been merged into the Countybanc Insurance family in a merging of their services. This transition will becomes effective Sept. 4 with an office located at 103 North Main Street in Greer. 

B.A. Bennett was founded in Greer in 1923, servicing the Upstate through auto, home, business, and life insurance offerings. The company has provided solutions and protection for local consumers, families and businesses, based upon a personal and positive one-on-one approach. 

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Sen. John McCain dies of brain cancer
AUG 25, 2018

Senator John McCain died Saturday after battling brain cancer. He was 81.
 

Senator John McCain died Saturday after battling brain cancer. He was 81.

McCain was with his wife Cindy and their family when he passed in the afternoon, a family statement said.

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Foster Walker joins Sherman College
AUG 23, 2018

Valida Foster Walker has joined Sherman College of Chiropractic senior director of institutional advancement and public relations.
 

Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, named Valida Foster Walker as senior director of institutional advancement and public relations.

With more than 13 years of experience creating and supporting solutions for leading nonprofit, corporate, media and educational organizations, Foster Walker is highly skilled in multi-level project management, marketing communications, major gifts development, public relations, coaching and delivering high-impact presentations. 

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Expect detour of I-85 southbound Friday night
AUG 23, 2018

Drivers can expect a detour of I-85 southbound on Friday night. The detour is needed to continue setting girders for one of the new bridge structures associated with the I-85/385 Gateway Project.  I-85 Southbound will be detoured at the Exit 51 ramp to the collector/distributor lanes. From there, motorists can follow signing to either I-385, Woodruff Road or back to I-85 Southbound.

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Upstate Memorial Softball Tournament set for weekend
AUG 23, 2018

 

Twelve softball teams will be participating in the 7th Annual Upstate SC Law Enforcement Memorial Softball Tournament this weekend in Greer. The event honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

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Taylors man receives life in prison for shooting woman to death
AUG 23, 2018

Taylors man receives life in prison for shooting woman to death.
 

A Taylors man received a life prison sentence without parole for shooting a Spartanburg County woman to death.

Lance Antonio Brewton, 39, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime at the conclusion of a three-day jury trial. Brewton shot 24-year-old Natalie Rae Niemitalo to death on Sept. 25, 2017 at her Zimmerman Road home.

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Furay outlines plan for Congress
AUG 22, 2018

Guy Furay is seeking the vacancy for the Fourth District.
 
 

Guy Furay outlined his campaign in seeking the vacancy for the Fourth District at the Cannon Centre in Greer Wednesday morning.

Furay said his campaign is focused on healthcare, immigration and gun control. Furay has spent 22 years in the insurance industry.

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Guthrie moving on to semifinals of 'America's Got Talent'
AUG 22, 2018

Greer’s Noah Guthrie will be moving into the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent”.
 

Greer’s Noah Guthrie will be moving into the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent”.

Judges gave Guthrie the thumbs up as the first act to advance during Wednesday’s show.

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NGU offers new opportunities in professional development
AUG 21, 2018

Beginning in the Fall of this year, North Greenville University’s Greer campus will add new professional development opportunities, including seminars and professional certificates consisting of 8-week courses.

 Professional development at NGU is designed both for current business professionals, church leaders, and nonprofit workers who want to continue learning new skills and knowledge they need to excel in their positions.

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Inmate dies while in custody at the Greer Detention Center
AUG 21, 2018

An inmate at the Greer Detention Center died Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Greer Police Department.

 Greenville County EMS was called to the detention center at 2:55 Tuesday morning in reference to an inmate in medical duress. After the arrival, Greenville County EMS pronounced the inmate deceased and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene. 

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Greer Police Department requests identification assistance
AUG 20, 2018

Greer Police Department requests identification assistance

The Greer Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying an unknown female. 

 The picture of the white female is suspected of using a stolen SC license plate (PCF428) from a business in the City of Greer on 7/16/18. The unknown female is believed to have placed the stolen license plate on a newer model Jeep Cherokee. 

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Johnson, long-time postmaster of Wellford Post Office, dies
AUG 17, 2018

Alfred O.

Alfred O. “Red” Johnson served as Postmaster of Wellford Post Office for 26 years. He was active in the National Association of Postmasters, and served as president of the South Carolina Chapter for one year.

“Red”, as he became known since his birth in 1920, died Wednesday in Lyman. He was married 75 years to his beloved wife, Elsie.

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Aretha Franklin 'memorial' boards featured by local ad agency
AUG 17, 2018

Two Aretha Franklin “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors.
 

Billboards along southbound I-85 near Pelham Road memorialized Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who died Thursday at age 76 of pancreatic cancer.

Two “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors. One featured Franklin with the text, “Forever & ever, you’ll stay in our hearts”. A second has the letters “r e s p e c t” with an image of Franklin between the s and p.

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Hirshorn granted Hospice Medical Director credential
AUG 15, 2018

Dr. Karla A Hirshorn
Hospice Associate Medical Director at Interim Healthcare of the Upstate
 

Dr. Karla A Hirshorn, Hospice Associate Medical Director at Interim Healthcare of the Upstate, was granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Hirshorn was recognized for her commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.

Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement and engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities. Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice physicians to display commitment to their career, dedication to patient and family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and industry. HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued validation of knowledge and re-assessment.

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'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches
AUG 15, 2018

 'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches

With a large majority of young church-going South Carolinians trending toward churches offering more services and convenience and a decline in overall church attendance, more and more small churches are struggling or closing altogether. 

Recently, the plight of the sacred spaces in these communities was highlighted in an article in The State newspaper, "Losing Faith: Why South Carolina is abandoning its churches" by Sarah Ellis. The more attention brought to these issues the more can be done for their preservation. 

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Upstate native serves as surface warfare officer
AUG 15, 2018

 Upstate native serves as surface warfare officer

NEWPORT, R.I. – J.L. Mann Academy graduate and Greenville native Ensign Andrew Howard is serving with the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer (SWO), charged with leading the bridge watch team and ensuring safety of navigation on one of the Navy’s modern warships.

 Howard completed the Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) course at Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) Aug. 3.

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Restaurant rewards teachers with 50 percent off lunch or dinner
AUG 14, 2018

Restaurant rewards teachers with 50 percent off lunch or dinner

Teachers who dine in for either lunch or dinner at Fatz will receive 50 percent off their meal this month.

Fatz Southern Kitchen asks teachers to mention the offer to the server and present your school ID.

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