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Greer port on track for obliterating rail moves record
MAY 18, 2017

If it sounds like a broken record – it is. The Greer Inland Port continues it monthly record growth.

• 11,125 rail moves was the strongest April on record.

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Celebrity rotation is set for BMW Charity Pro-Am
MAY 12, 2017

Celebrities and course rotation for the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Thornblade Club, The Preserve at Verdae and Furman University Golf Club are set.

The tournament is scheduled over three courses May 18-21 at the Furman University Golf Club, The Preserve at Verdae and Thornblade Club in Greer.

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Dog trainer from Greer wins 3rd place at Westminster Kennel Club Masters Obedience Championship
MAY 7, 2017

Annette Sizemore and

Annette Sizemore placed third with her Golden Retriever, Circus, in the second Westminster Kennel Club Masters Obedience Championship held in New York City.

Thirty-five entries were invited based on points earned as a part of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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Family Fest is the top draw in the Upstate this weekend
MAY 4, 2017

Chase Bryant, the Family Fest entertainment headliner, has just performed with Brad Paisley’s “Life Amplified Tour”.
 
 
 
 
 

• Kids activities

• Entertainment schedule

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Caliber North Business Park is full, Caliber Ridge is half full
MAY 4, 2017

Caliber North Business Park has reached 100 percent occupancy with its 171,600 square-feet of space (2988 Green Road).
 

Caliber North Business Park has reached 100 percent occupancy with its 171,600 square-feet of space (2988 Green Road).

The Liberty Property Trust is also putting the final touches on the first of two planned buildings at the adjacent Caliber Ridge Business Park in Greer.

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Jordan Barbare, former competitive figure skater, died Tuesday
MAY 3, 2017

Jordan Barbare-Thompson, former competitive figure skater from Taylors, died Tuesday. She was 29.
 

• Read obituary here.

Jordan Elizabeth Barbare-Thompson, a competitive figure skater from Taylors, died Tuesday. She was 29.

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Big X3 April sales is highlight in decreased BMW brand sales
MAY 2, 2017

The Greer produced BMW X3 had a  32.3 percent increase in April sales, to 3,204 vehicles.
 
 

The Greer produced BMW X3, with its 32.3 percent increase in April sales, to 3,204 vehicles, (2,422 in April 2016) was a highlight in a slow month of BMW brand sales.

The X3 showed a 32.8 percent increase in year-to-date sales with 16,773 vehicles compared to 2016 with 12,533 vehicles sold.

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CPW cuts daily boat permit fees on Lake Robinson
APR 27, 2017

Boat fees have been reduced to $5 a day on Lake Robinson for motorized (10 horsepower maximum) and non-motorized boats.
 

Daily boat permits for Greer residents on Lake Robinson just got a lot cheaper.

Greer Commission of Public Works commissioners unanimously approved a recommendation from CPW staff to reduce daily residential boat permit fees to $5, effective immediately. That’s a 75 percent decrease from the $20 fee set in August 2013.

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Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May
APR 26, 2017

Randall Street will be the first downtown street to undergo water and sewer line replacement beginning in the latter part of May.

Greer CPW Commissioners approved $380,535 to Dillard Excavating Co. Inc. for the first phase of the estimated $4 – $4.5 million project to replace the central business district’s aging infrastructure and incorporate a new streetscape appearance. Some of the downtown infrastructure is more than 100-years old, city officials said.

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Bus crash sends 4 Greer students to the hospital
APR 26, 2017

An apparent head-on collision between a Greenville County school bus and a pick-up truck sent four Greer students and the driver of the truck to a hospital this morning.
 

An apparent head-on collision between a Greenville County school bus and a pick-up truck sent four Greer students and the driver of the truck to Pelham Medical Center this morning, according to police and Greenville County Schools officials.

Greer police reported no children were seriously injured and Beth Brotherton, spokesman for Greenville County Schools, said the injuries to the students were non life-threatening. "They were so minor one had a cut lip and the others had bumps and bruises," Brotherton said.

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Greer HS Virtual Enterprise Class gets top finish in the country, Hannon and Henderson win Gold in Salesmanship
APR 25, 2017

The Greer High School Virtual Enterprise team finished 28th in the competition at New York City.
 

The Greer High School Virtual Enterprise Class finished in a top group of 28 in the Business Plan Competition at the 2017 Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit in New York City.

Greer was among 400 schools from 16 states to compete at the competition.

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Aaron Rodgers, Chipper Jones among celebrities announced for BMW Pro-Am
APR 20, 2017

Web.com professionals will be paired with amateurs and celebrities during the BMW Pro-Am.
 
 

Past, present and future sports and entertainment champions and personalities will be on display at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May 15-21.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion XLV (2010 season), and former Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones, All-Star and World Series Champion (1995) will headline the celebrities announced Thursday for the May 15-21 tournament that pairs Web.com Tour amateurs with professionals.

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Huge record-breaking month recorded at Greer Inland Port
APR 19, 2017

The 11,669 lifts were 22 percent higher than the previous record of 9,593 lifts in January at the Greer Inland Port.
 

A record-breaking month was recorded at Greer’s Inland Port.

The 11,669 lifts were 22 percent higher than the previous record of 9,593 lifts in January. Greer has handled 84,874 lifts through the first three quarters of the fiscal year.

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Greenville selected to host NCAA men and women basketball tournaments
APR 18, 2017

The NCAA has awarded Greenville first and second rounds of the Division I men’s basketball tournament in 2022.

Greenville was awarded the Division I women’s basketball tournament in 2020.

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GHS details $80 million community re-investment grants
APR 18, 2017

 

The Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees gave final approval Tuesday to guidelines for its “Healthy Greenville 2036” project, a plan to reinvest $80 million into health-targeted local grants over the next 20 years.

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Greer gas prices favorable for Easter weekend travelers
APR 13, 2017

Greer can boast of one of the cheapest gas prices in the Carolinas during Easter weekend travel.
 

Carolinians traveling this Easter weekend will see higher prices at the pump than last year. The national average is at its highest price this year, led by the switch over to more expensive summer-blend gasoline and increased driving demand.

Greer fuel costs are one of the lowest with several stations posting prices at $2.05 while South Carolinians are paying the cheapest at the pump, with a average of $2.13. Some Greer stations increased gas prices 10 cents overnight Wednesday from $1.99 to $2.09.

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Pressley is promoted to Captain at Greer Police Department
APR 12, 2017

Eric Pressley was promoted to Captain of the Greer Police Department.
 

Eric Pressley has been promoted to captain at the Greer Police Department. He is second in command to Chief Matt Hamby.

Hamby assumed the role left vacant by retired Chief Dan Reynolds. Hamby and Pressley began their new assignments on April 1.

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Chase Bryant to headline Family Festival
APR 7, 2017

Chase Bryant, 24, is the youngest headliner at the Greer Family Festival.
 

Chase Bryant is the headline performer for the 33rd Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, throughout downtown Greer and City Park.

Bryant, 24, will perform a concert on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. He is the youngest entertainer to headline the festival.

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The Pete Store, across from BMW, scheduled for completion later 2017
APR 6, 2017

The rendering of The Pete Store, a Peterbilt truck dealership, is located across from BMW Manufacturing Co., in Greer along I-85.
 

The Peterbilt truck dealership has a perfectly placed new showroom being built in Greer.

The Pete Store, the recognized name of the dealerships, is a 48,000 square-foot building that fronts I-85 and the BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer. The facility being built on Freeman Farm Road.

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Countybank expands upstate footprint into Greer and Anderson
APR 3, 2017

Ken Harper announced Countybank's expansion into the Greer and Anderson market on Monday.
 

Countybank is expanding into Greer and Anderson.

Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Countybank, made the announcement Monday.

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