Underperforming upstate BI-LO stores among 94 closing for Chapter 11 restructuring
MAR 16, 2018

None of the BI-LO stores in Greer will be closed.

Greenville and Spartanburg BI-LO grocery stores are among six of the 94 underperforming stores that will be closed in the Southeast. Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company of the stores, is filing for Chapter 11.

Southeastern Grocers reported it has entered into a restructuring support agreement and will voluntarily file prepackaged Chapter 11 cases to efficiently execute its restructuring. Officials reported in a news release they expect the company to emerge through financial restructuring within the 90 days.

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GPD: 2 students charged, lied about school shooting threat to get out of school
MAR 15, 2018

A social media post that referenced an alleged possible school shooting at Riverside High School resulted in two students charged after they lied about it to get out of school, the Greer Police Department reported Thursday.

The investigation into the threat found that two students at Riverside Middle School had fabricated the story.

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Walter Brashier Drive named to honor NGU medical grad school
MAR 9, 2018

CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Craig McCoy announced the partnership with North Greenville University last year.

Greer City Council approved naming a street in honor of North Greenville University opening a Greer campus for a graduate school – College of Adult Professional Studies.

Walter Brashier Drive was unanimously approved by City Council for signage to replace Ryan’s Corporate Way.

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Bojangles' names former Spartanburg restaurateur interim president
MAR 8, 2018

James “Randy” Kibler named Bojangles' interim president/CEO.

Bojangles’ has named a former Spartanburg restaurateur interim president for the president/CEO who resigning due to personal reasons.

Clifton Rutledge has resigned due to personal reasons, the company said, and board director James “Randy” Kibler will fill the role on an interim basis.

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City police investigating death of infant
MAR 4, 2018

The Greer Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at the request of the Greenville County Coroner’s office. 

City police responded to Crescent Park Commons, 401 Elizabeth Sarah Boulevard, at  7:45 a.m. and officers learned that a 7-month-old infant was deceased.

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Greer produced X3, X5 boost February sales
MAR 1, 2018

BMW employees have been called for overtime recently and it can be expressed in February sales of the Greer-produced X models.

Collectively, the BMW X models had a very strong month of sales led by the X3 (3,281 vehicles) and X5 (4,006). 

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Rivera's, a popular Upstate restaurant, closing
FEB 23, 2018

The sign on the door at Rivera's greeted customers.

Diners visiting Rivera’s were coming for the usual but were shocked with the unexpected.

The sign on the door sadly said it all. 

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CBL recognized as a South Carolina Centennial Business
FEB 23, 2018

Jennifer Jones, CBL State Savings Bank president and CEO, was recognized by Greer Mayor Rick Danner at last year's 110-year anniversary.

CBL State Savings Bank was publicly recognized a South Carolina Centennial Business by South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond.

CBL celebrated its 110th anniversary last June when it was rebranded as CBL State Savings Bank.

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Bill Haas injured in fatal wreck in Pacific Palisades
FEB 14, 2018

Bill Haas was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pacific Palisades, Calif., that left one person dead and two injured.

Update: The driver of the Ferrari, who was identified by a coroner's official Wednesday as 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bill Haas was released from the hospital and has withdrawn from the tournament and is headed back to his home in South Carolina.

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BMW continues as largest U.S. auto exporter with $8.76 billion value in 2017
FEB 13, 2018

BMW X models from the Greer plant wait to be loaded for export at the Port of Charleston.

BMW Manufacturing exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Greer plant during 2017, the company reported Tuesday.

Nearly 87 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of approximately $8.76 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the Greer factory the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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The Strip Club 104, BIN112 top diners' favorites list
FEB 12, 2018

Diners selected The Strip Club 104 as one of the top 10 steak houses in the state.

The flavor of Greer’s restaurants flow through Jason Clark’s kitchens.

Once again Clark, Owner Operator and Executive Chef of fine dining BIN112, at 112 Trade Street, and The Strip Club 104 A Steak House, at 104 East Poinsett Street, are two of the top restaurants in the state earning Diners Choice Award selected by OpenTable diners.

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Greer Memorial recognized as baby-friendly birth facility
FEB 9, 2018

Greer Memorial Hospital celebrated its recognition becoming a Baby-Friendly birth facility with a blue and pink ribbon cutting.

The tender loving care given to mothers and babies by the birthing staff at Greer Memorial Hospital has earned it the prestigious designation of a Baby-Friendly USA hospital.

“We love our babies and love our mommas,” said Deidre Nall, registered nurse at Greer Memorial since before the initiative.

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Fritzsche, former Eagles player, has a theory who wins Super Bowl LII
FEB 4, 2018

Jim Fritzsche was drafted by the Eagles out of Purdue University and played one season with the Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles will win Sunday and Jim Fritzsche’s attention between 6-10 p.m. will be riveted on Super Bowl LII.

“I will not be doing any real estate from 6 PM til 10 PM during the Super Bowl. Any other time, ABSOLUTELY,” Fritzsche messaged via email. He is a broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway Services, C. Dan Joyner, Realtors. He lives in Greer.

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$33 million Pelham Medical Center expansion doubling ER capacity, services
JAN 30, 2018

Tony Kouskolekas, President of Pelham Medical Center, detailed the $24 million, three-story expansion for emergency and surgical services.


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Riverside's Smith resigns, says it's 'time to step away'
JAN 19, 2018

Phil Smith resigned as head football coach at Riverside High School.

Phil Smith has resigned as Riverside High School head football coach effective immediately. He coached the Warriors for five years compiling a 10-44 record including a 1-9 record, 0-5 in Region II, last year.

Smith met with Principal Andy Crowley last Wednesday to discuss the coaching job. “We talked about my future and what my goals were,” Smith said.

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Blue Ridge football has new football coach
JAN 11, 2018

James Thurn is the new head football coach at Blue Ridge High School.

James Thurn has been named the new head football coach at Blue Ridge High School. He replaces Shane Clark, who resigned after five seasons (21-33 record and four playoff appearances) to concentrate on his athletic director duties.

Thurn, 28, was offensive coordinator at Westside High School the past two years. Clark added athletic director to his duties at BRHS in 2013-2014.

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Legendary Upstate baseball coach dies
JAN 9, 2018

An Upstate high school baseball coach who served 45 years at the same school died Monday.

Dean Jones who coached at Chesnee High School from 1965-2010, won 729 games and four state championships – 1982-83 88 and 2010. He was 79.

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InvestSouth acquired Interim HealthCare
JAN 9, 2018

InvestSouth, LLC acquired Interim HealthCare, Inc., in a transaction of the Greenville companies effective Jan. 1.

Interim HealthCare and Hospice is a provider for individualized home care. The business provides a variety of services in home health, hospice and personal care across six upstate South Carolina counties.

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Fairview Baptist to host Tebow's Night to Shine event
JAN 8, 2018

Fairview Baptist Church will serve as one of more than 450 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, Feb. 9.

Night to Shine is a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.

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Boil water advisory lifted for Greer residents
JAN 5, 2018

8:09 p.m. Thursday update

The boil water advisory issued for the 100-plus homes in the Pelham Street area has been lifted, Greer CPW reported.  Tests confirmed the water is safe to use as normal.

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