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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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Former Greer standout, gets first MLB start today for White Sox
MAY 2, 2018

Daniel Palka, Greer High School class of 2010, gets his first major league start with the Chicago White Sox today.
 

Update: Daniel Palka went 0-4 in his first Major League Baseball start and left three runners on base. The White Sox lost, 3-2.

A former Greer High School baseball standout will get his first major league start Wednesday afternoon.

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Gas prices continue to rise, no relief in sight
APR 25, 2018

The good 'ol days . . .
 

Gas prices continue to climb in the Carolinas. South Carolina’s average is $2.54, a 5-cent increase on the week and a 15-cent increase on the month.

Gas Buddy only listed three stations in Greer with a gallon of unleaded regular under $2.49.

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Delta adding more flights from GSP to New York
APR 23, 2018

More options are available to Upstate passengers traveling to New York from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

Starting July 9, Delta will add two new non-stop daily flights from GSP to LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Delta offers one daily non-stop flight from GSP to LGA.

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Highly recognized BIN112 restaurant closes in downtown Greer
APR 10, 2018

BIN112,  a star on Greer’s Trade Street for many years, has closed.

Jason Clark, owner of BIN112, will keep his companion downtown restaurant, Strip Club 104 A Steak House, at 104 E. Poinsett St., open, GreerToday.com has learned.

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Vertical Horizon headlines Family Fest
APR 6, 2018

Vertical Horizon was formed in the 1990s and is best known for the 1999 hit single, “Everything You Want”. 
 

Vertical Horizon an American alternative rock band, is the headline performers for the 34th annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest May 4-5 throughout downtown Greer.

The band formed in the 90s is best known for the 1999 hit single, “Everything You Want”. Their most recent album, “The Lost Mile” was released on Feb. 23. Vertical Horizon will perform May 5 at 8 p.m.

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Furay seeking Fourth District nominee as American Party candidate
APR 4, 2018

Guy Furay announced he is seeking the American Party’s nomination for Congress in the Fourth District.

Furay founded The Insurance Source in Greer, an independent brokerage specializing in health, life, disability and dental insurance, in 2005 and has been active in the Greenville, Spartanburg and Greer business communities.

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More kudos for The Strip Club 104, BIN112
MAR 29, 2018

The popular Southern Comfort Burger served at The Strip Club 104. Its fresh ground Angus filet mignon topped with fresh made 5-cheese pimento cheese, jalapeño bacon and fried green tomato.
 
 

Jason Clark would have a sore back if he bowed every time an award was announced for his restaurants.

Jason, take two more bows.

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Burnell served in three wars, wrote manual on every WWII aircraft
MAR 28, 2018

Ralph Ransom Burnell lived a storied life that included serving in three wars and resulted in a maintenance manual for every plane in service during World War II.
 

Ralph Ransom Burnell lived a storied life that included serving in three wars and resulted in a writing a maintenance manual for every plane in service during World War II.

Burnell retired after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

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Purvis has successful season in youth wrestling
MAR 21, 2018

Ridge Purvis displays his state award after he finished runnerup in the state wrestling tournament.

A Greer wrestler became the first City of Greer Tomahawk Wrestling Club’s participant  to complete a puzzle through the state competition.

Ridge Purvis, competing in the heavyweight division for 8 and under, earned enough top three finishes to collect puzzle pieces, via his top three tournament finishes.

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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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