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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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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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