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Sheriff's Department turns to public to help identify suspect
SEP 28, 2018

Sheriff's Department turns to public to help identify suspect

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject in the sketch seen here. 

Investigators initiated an investigation on a sexual assault that occurred Tuesday, Sept. 25, on Beechwood Drive in Greer. The incident was reported after the victim came home to find the pictured suspect inside. 

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Two killed, two injured in crash at Greenville Downtown Airport
SEP 27, 2018

Two people were killed and two were injured Thursday when a small jet broke apart when it went off a runway at  the Greenville Downtown Airport.

 Coroner Jeff Fowler said one person died at the scene and the other died at the hospital. Fowler said the person who died at the scene was trapped in the wreckage.

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Wade Hampton Spirit Week to benefit Clement's Kindness
SEP 26, 2018

Clement’s Kindness, Fund for the children, is a local non-profit that helps children with cancer and blood disorders.
 

By GEORGIA GAY

Spirit week is unforgettable for students at Wade Hampton High School.

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Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to become Prisma Health in early 2019
SEP 25, 2018

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to become Prisma Health in early 2019

Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health will unite under a new brand, Prisma Health, in early 2019.

 Since November 2017, GHS and Palmetto Health have been operating as the Upstate and Midlands affiliates of SC Health Company, a not-for-profit, locally governed parent company. SC Health Company has served as an interim name. The parent company is being rebranded now under the new name, Prisma Health. Both affiliates will be rebranded as Prisma Health in early 2019. Campuses and hospitals will retain their core name identities like Baptist, Greenville Memorial, Laurens County, Richland and Tuomey.

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Autumn or fall: Why does this season have two different names?
SEP 25, 2018

Autumn or fall: Why does this season have two different names?

 

The trees are turning; the weather's getting coole the decorations are going upr; Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back — it's fall!

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Britt to appear before Senate to speak on tariff impact on BMW, suppliers
SEP 25, 2018

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.
 
 

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.

Britt, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the Spartanburg County Council, will illustrate how BMW’s decision to build its first plant outside Germany and in Greer, connecting Greenville and Spartanburg counties, has pumped $9 billion into the upstate and saved a region decimated by the decline of the textile industry.

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Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to unite
SEP 21, 2018

Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health will come together under a single brand, sharing a new name and logo, in early 2019.

The GHS, Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group brands, including their names and logos, will be retired. GHS and Palmetto Health will share a new purpose statement as well, which will replace current mission, vision and values statements. In addition, the interim name of the parent company, SC Health Company, will be replaced with the new name.

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How to tell if your vehicle or one you are looking to buy has flood damage
SEP 20, 2018

How to tell if your vehicle or one you are looking to buy has flood damage

AAA Carolinas is providing tips for spotting vehicle flooding for Carolinians returning to their property after evacuating for Hurricane Florence.

“Thankfully, the water is beginning to recede in many areas across the Carolinas, but that can be deceiving to those returning to their homes for the first time who may think their cars were not affected in the heavy rainfall when in reality, they may have been,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson.

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Doctor comes home to Family Medicine - Duncan
SEP 18, 2018

Doctor comes home to Family Medicine - Duncan

 

By Jessica Pickens

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Two found dead in Greer apartment complex
SEP 18, 2018

Two people were found dead inside Poplar Place Apartments Tuesday morning.

Officers with the Greer Police Department were called to the apartments to assist the Greer Fire Department after they found two deceased individuals inside. The fire department initially responded to a fire, but after entering the apartment to put out the fire, they found the two individuals. The fire was contained to one second floor unit.

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Fire rescue, CPW positioned to aid Florence victims
SEP 15, 2018

The swift water rescue craft will be brought to Columbia by firefighters from the Boiling Spring Fire District.
 

Fire departments and utility companies are positioned to help victims of Hurricane Florence as it moves across South Carolina.

The Boiling Springs Fire District has sent a team of and a rescue boat to Columbia to wait being sent to areas in need of rescue attempts for flood victims.

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Clanton, renowned musician, conducts free concert at NGU
SEP 15, 2018

John Clanton, renowned conductor, music director, and pianist, will conduct the North Greenville University Concert Band in a free concert on Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at NGU.
 

John Clanton, renowned conductor, music director, and pianist, will visit North Greenville University in October to visit with students in the Cline School of Music and direct the Concert Band.

Clanton will conduct the Concert Band on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

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AAA offers safety tips for motorists who encounter flooding ahead of hurricane
SEP 12, 2018

AAA offers safety tips for motorists who encounter flooding ahead of hurricane

As Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas, AAA Carolinas is warning of the dangers of driving on flooded roads and promoting safety tips. Though it is projected to devastatingly impact the coastline, areas across North and South Carolina are expected to get heavy rainfall and thus be in danger of severe flooding.

 "Water is one of the most deadly components of major storms and is something that many people do not take seriously," said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. "Motorists feel safe in their vehicles against rainwater but they shouldn’t. Just a few inches of water can turn your vehicle into a boat, and could put your life at great risk."

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Two people found dead in Greer townhome
SEP 12, 2018

The Greer Police Department is investigating a shooting Wednesday morning that left two people dead at a townhome on Spring Crossing Circle.

 The scene was secure when police arrived. The department’s Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team were called to the scene.

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Deputies search for suspect in 2 robberies minutes apart
SEP 11, 2018

The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, with a slim build and roughly 5-foot-8 to 5-10. He was wearing a green shirt in the Burger King robbery.
 
 
 

Greenville County Deputies are looking for a suspect who was involved in two robberies Tuesday morning that occurred 30 minutes apart and about one mile from each store.

Walgreens at 1 The Parkway was the first incident at 8:15 a.m. Burger King at 5012 Pelham Road occurred about 8:30 a.m. The robber at the Burger King apparently ignored the large gathering across the street at the Boiling Springs Fire District for its annual 9/11 memorial.

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GSP breaks ground on $30 million air cargo facilities
SEP 10, 2018

 Groundbreaking for the new cargo facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was held Monday.
 
 

A $30 million cargo facility is being built at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport that will bring a significant increase in cargo, jobs and will be able to accommodate several large aircraft at the same time.

The 110,000-square-foot warehouse and 13-acre cargo ramp are scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. It will be able to accommodate three Boeing 747-800 aircraft simultaneously.

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9/11 Memorial public service Tuesday at BSFD
SEP 10, 2018

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday observing the 17th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.
 

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service Tuesday morning observing the 17th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.

With the District’s 9/11 Memorial as the backdrop, the public and members of the fire service are invited to assemble at 8:30 a.m., with a brief observance beginning at 8:46 a.m. – marking the time that the North Tower of the World Trade Center was hit by American Airlines Flight 11 after being hijacked by terrorists.

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Greer has a business-like work day defeating Mauldin
SEP 7, 2018

Greer won its third straight game of the football season, beating Mauldin 40-3 Friday night at  Mauldin.

It was a methodical performance by the Yellow Jackets on offense and defense.

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Peeples took non-traditional route to follow his passion
SEP 7, 2018

Graham Peeples's itch for the music writes often takes him to coffee shops and venues.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces staff additions
SEP 5, 2018

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce adds two new members to its team. Mark King joins the organization as interim president/CEO and Josh Shaffer will join the Chamber as director of membership development.

 A former chairman of the board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, King will serve as acting chief executive officer while the Chamber’s selection committee searches for a permanent successor. King is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Seminary. He is certified in QuickBooks software, and started his own business, King Consulting, in 2005.

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