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Barnette: Legislature debating bills that could place you and your family in danger
FEB 28, 2019

Barnette: Legislature debating bills that could place you and your family in danger

By BARRY BARNETTE
7th Circuit Solicitor

The South Carolina Legislature is debating bills that could place you and your family in danger.

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Doug Forbis: A role model from love, perserverance
FEB 24, 2019

Kat and Doug Forbis.
 

Editor’s Note: Today’s story on Doug Forbis is a bi-monthly feature by Brian Peahuff to share inspirational, powerful stories about people who have overcome life-changing events and are now making contributions in our communities. We will also be reporting issues that affect our disabled society.

By BRIAN PEAHUFF           

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Greer Bi-Lo is one of several closing in the Upstate
FEB 22, 2019

Greer Bi-Lo is one of several closing in the Upstate

Southern Grocers announced on Thursday that four BI-LO stores in the Upstate are closing on or before March 25.

The Greer store at 14154 E. Wade Hampton Blvd, is one of the under performing stores according to the company’s statement.

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Bennetts make new home in Nashville, carving new musical career
FEB 21, 2019

Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.
 

Two and half years ago, Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.

"I guess we looked at the situation like this,” Bennett said. “The band had just broken up, our children were older, and we sure weren’t getting any younger. There was no better time than the present to give Nashville a shot.”

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Investigators probe stabbing deaths of male, female at hotel Wade Hampton Blvd.
FEB 18, 2019

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a death investigation Monday afternoon at the InTown Suites, located at 2504 Wade Hampton Blvd.

An adult male and an adult female had both been stabbed, inside room, according to deputies, responding to a call around 12:45 p.m. Both of the individuals were located and pronounced dead at the scene.

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United adds non-stop flight to Denver from GSP
FEB 14, 2019

United Airlines is adding a new nonstop city from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

Denver (DEN) will become the airline’s fifth nonstop destination from GSP on June 7.

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Memorial service today for Upstate professor's son, 11
FEB 13, 2019

Ethan Frank Rubenzer
 

A memorial service is scheduled today (Wednesday, Feb. 13) for a sixth-grade student who was the beloved son of a University of South Carolina Upstate professor.

Ethan Frank Rubenzer, 11, died Sunday afternoon at Spartanburg Medical Center , two days after a crash in Boiling Springs en route to his school, High Point Academy. Ethan is the son of Trevor, a history professor, and Patti Rubenzer.

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GSP to host workshop focused on employing veterans
FEB 12, 2019

GSP to host workshop focused on employing veterans

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District will host a workshop in March to help veterans better understand how to translate their military experience while applying for civilian jobs.

The workshop is part of Edge4Vets, a national program, and it will include some of the largest employers on the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) campus and the Upstate.

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Kevin Krause turned to education to give his life meaning
FEB 9, 2019

Kevin Krause turned to education to give his life meaning

Editor’s Note: Today’s story on Kevin Krause is the first of a bi-monthly feature by Brian Peahuff to share inspirational, powerful stories about people who have overcome life-changing events and are now making contributions in our communities. We will also be reporting issues that affect our disabled society.

By BRIAN PEAHUFF

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Meet Brian Peahuff: Author to our most unsung heroes
FEB 9, 2019

Brian and Amy Peahuff.
 

I’m Brian Peahuff, a 46-year-old incomplete quadriplegic, who has dealt with a lot of stereotyping and faced a lot of challenges for nearly 28 years to get to where I am today.

Three months after I graduated from Broome High School, I was the passenger in a car accident that ultimately led to me having a brain stem stroke and my entire body was paralyzed. I was later classified as “incomplete,” because I regained some movement in all of my limbs, but I was still dependent on a motorized wheelchair at all times. And to this day.

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Woman kills man, tells police she didn't know gun was loaded
FEB 8, 2019

Victoria Diane Tharp
 

A woman who killed a man with one gunshot in Greer on Thursday has been charged with the shooting that happened in the Bent Creek subdivision on Bent Creek Drive, police said.

Victoria Diane Tharp thought the gun she pointed at Christopher Scott Weir, 31, of Duncan, wasn't loaded, according to police.

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Spiak, seafood entrepreneur, dies
FEB 5, 2019

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., founded Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.
 
 

A seafood visionary and titan in Greer who impacted restaurants from the Upstate to around the country died Monday.

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., affectionately known as “Big Nick”, started Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $9,166.74 in grants to area schools
FEB 4, 2019

GGEF Grant Chairman David Dolge presents a grant to Carol Godfrey and Skyland Elementary School.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $9,166.74 in grants Wednesday to 10 area schools. The grant requests were submitted by teachers at the schools.

Skip Davenport, past chairman of the Foundation, welcomed the group to the reception held at Greer City Hall. “We appreciate the community’s support  which allows us to award these grants to area schools each year.  With the grants we are awarding today, we have contributed more than $100,000 to schools in the Greater Greer area.”

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