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Dave Ramsey: Perfect timing for Baby Steps financial planning
NOV 21, 2018

 Carving a turkey, step-by-step 

Jason Clark,

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Ira's Chicken coming to downtown
OCT 30, 2018

Ira's Chicken will introduce its fast-casual concept to Greer later this year.
 

A new fast-casual chicken concept is coming to downtown Greer.

Ira’s Chicken will be located at 107 South Main Street with tentative opening date in mid-December. The holidays, weather and tentative downtown construction will determine a more definite opening.

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Police department gets heartfelt act of kindness
OCT 17, 2018

Reegan Early, Corporal Roman Wilson of the Greer Police Department, and Reegan's sister, Harper.
 
 
 

Let Lt. Chad Richardson describe the meaning of children’s acts of kindness to their local law enforcement agency.

“There is not a prouder feeling that can be felt as when a child looks at you and tells you ‘thank you’, stated Richardson.

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Spartanburg Regional to buy Mary Black Health System
OCT 11, 2018

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems to purchase the Mary Black Health System.
 

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems to purchase the Mary Black Health System including its 207-bed Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg and the 125-bed hospital (MBMH) in Gaffney.

The purchase price was not announced.

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Cops: Ask help to ID suspects, anything in brutal crime
SEP 29, 2018

The photographs were taken from video surveillance outside of the W.E. Willis Grocery, during the morning of Sept. 25.
 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are looking for help in identifying individuals who robbed a convenience store owner and then viciously attacked the owner and shot his wife in their Greenville County home.

The Sheriff’s Office has released images they hope will help them identify several men who robbed a grocery store, beat the owner and shot his wife.

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It's a sad day: Nancy Welch's valiant battle with cancer comes to an end
SEP 28, 2018

Nancy Welch made thousands of her signature Angel Biscuits for Big Thursday. 
 

Obituary

Greer is wearing a heavy heart today.

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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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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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Record July at Inland Port Greer
AUG 13, 2018

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves.
 

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority. The port is beginning its fifth year of full-scale operation.

By the numbers:

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Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny
AUG 9, 2018

Sam Bush bears his soul when he performs.

“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” Bush said in his bio. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes – I just become part of the music.”

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Byrnes screening process at football games include metal detectors
JUL 31, 2018

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors. 
 

Metal detectors will be placed at all entrance gates at Byrnes High School’s Nixon Field this season as part of its new screening process. Detectors will be in place two hours before kickoff.

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors.  Spectators with bags, purses or backpacks will be required to use a different line for screening.

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Greer HS Hall of Fame accepting nominations
JUL 27, 2018

Nominations for the Greer High School Hall of Fame are being accepted.

Athletes must have graduated at least five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on the athlete’s accomplishments at GHS. Include specific accomplishments as an athlete and post-season honors received such as all-region, all-state and bowl games such as the Shrine Bowl and North-South All-Star games.

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Dowd resigns as President/CEO from Greer Chamber after five months
JUL 25, 2018

Marjorie Dowd served only five months as Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.
 

Marjorie Dowd has resigned as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce effective immediately. She has only served since March 1.

The Executive Board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announced that Katie Collins, current Vice President of Operations, will serve as interim President/CEO.

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City, JBM Leasing settle lawsuit over sale of Allen Bennett Hospital
JUL 25, 2018

Side view of former Allen Bennett Hospital.
 

The City of Greer and JBM Leasing LLC announced a settlement agreement and release of claims on a 2016 lawsuit pending from the sale of a 10-acre tract to 313 Memorial Drive LLC.

Ownership of the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital and Roger Huntington Nursing center complex reached its apparent conclusion Tuesday night, nearly eight years after the Greenville Hospital System gifted the property to the city in September 2010. Jim Benson of 313 Memorial Drive LLC agreed to purchase the property for $3.01 million in December 2016.

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GSP will offer passengers Escape Lounge
JUL 19, 2018

The Escape Lounge will offer hot and cold food and beverage choices, casual seating, high-speed Wi-Fi and current flight information.
 

A company is investing more than $1 million in a 2,500-square-foot Escape Lounge at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

MAG USA, a Chicago-headquartered company, is developing the lounge. 

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Crawford is new principal at Greer Middle College Charter HS
JUL 18, 2018

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
 

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Crawford served as Principal/CEO at Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) for 10 years until August 2012 when joining Legacy Early College as the Executive Director. The graduation rate in the West Greenville community improved to 93 percent compared to 54 percent before Legacy opening.

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GSP commissioners approve airport parking increases
JUL 11, 2018

Parking costs at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase Oct. 1 in all but one lot.
 
 

Parking at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase in all but the daily lot beginning Oct. 1.

GSP commissioners approved the virtually across the board increases Monday.

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CBL State Savings Bank opening loan office in Landrum
JUL 9, 2018

Greer-based CBL State Savings Bank will locate a loan office in Landrum to be opened on Oct. 1.

The office will be located at 920 East Rutherford Street. Initially, only the bank’s loan products, including first and second residential mortgages, equity lines of credit, land loans, construction/permanent loans, commercial real estate loans and more, will be available. Other products will be offered later.

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Police handing out coupons to children for cool summer treat
JUL 2, 2018

Police and Pelican's Snoballs have partnered to distribute coupons.
 

Youth and children in Greer will have a cool summer.

The Greer Police Department is distributing $1,000 of Pelican Bucks to be used at Pelican’s Snoballs to purchase any of their shaved ice products.

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2018-2019 schedule
JUL 1, 2018

Kory Vrieze conducts the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

The Foothills Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Vrieze has set its 2018-2019 season schedule.

• Dec 15: Christmas Concert & Toys for Tots Drive. 7:30 p.m. Riverside First Baptist Church.

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