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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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Additional international cargo flights stake claim to skying business at GSP
JUN 25, 2018

Senator International has increased its flights to GSP and is now flying roundtrip from Greer to Mexico to deliver more logistics.
 

Evidently the sky isn’t the limit for the ultra-modern, fast-paced passenger and cargo service at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Last week’s news of Frontier Airlines adding four non-stop cities – Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Tampa – to GSP is already old news compared to Monday’s announcement that Senator International and GSP are increasing cargo flights to 8-10 per week. That’s an additional roundtrip flight between GSP and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO).

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Metal detectors, security cameras, school entrance upgrades ahead for schools
JUN 25, 2018

The Spartanburg District Five Schools Board of Trustees has unanimously approved an $85.7 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. That's a 5.3 percent increase over the previous year and is the 9th consecutive year no millage increase for the general operating side of the budget.

Enrollment growth will result in an increase in the district’s debt service millage this year, although the exact amount will remain unknown until tax assessments are released later in the fall. This increase is scheduled to fund the construction of a classroom expansion at Abner Creek Academy.

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Strip Club104 Friday lunch was too successful to continue
JUN 20, 2018

The ultra successful Friday lunch only featuring gourmet hamburgers at The Strip Club 104 is over. The restaurant will continue its regular evening dinner hours.

Jason Clark’s concept that was arguably one of a kind in the state, had lines that snaked around from its 104 East Poinsett Street location to near main street – rain or shine. And diners formed a line about one hour before opening on Friday.

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Frontier begins non-stop service at GSP in fall
JUN 19, 2018

A 180-seat Airbus A320 Frontier passenger jet.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport officials announced that Frontier Airlines will begin offering roundtrip flights to four new cities beginning Sept. 8.

The non-stop flights will be to Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Tampa with introductory one-way tickets starting at $34.

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Citizens Fire Academy registration is open
JUN 6, 2018

The Greer Fire Department has opened registration for the Citizens Fire Academy beginning Sept. 27.

The free eight-week course is designed to introduce participants to the functions and daily operations of the GFD. More information and a link to the application and release form is available at www.cityofgreer.org.

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Upstate feels like a second home to O'Hurley
MAY 19, 2018

John O'Hurley putts as his wife, Lisa, watches in the background Saturday at Thornblade Club.
 

The inaugural BMW Pro-Am Celebrity Softball game played Tuesday night at Fluor Field almost cost the golf tournament one of its most ardent participants.

John O’Hurley, known for the role of J. Peterman on the sitcom “Seinfeld”, tore his hamstring during the game. “I took a wide turn coming around third and popped a hamstring,” O’Hurley said Friday after his round at Thornblade Club.

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Giant specialty coffee maker to invest $350 million, create 500 jobs in area
MAY 18, 2018

A giant in specialty coffee and innovative single-serve brewing systems, announced plans for a $350 million capital investment and that will create 500 new jobs in Spartanburg County.

The Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) will be located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Moore. Keurig’s new production facility will primarily house coffee roasting and packaging for Keurig's single-serve K-Cup pods, along with the potential to support beverage distribution and warehousing in the future.

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