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Benson is a finalist for national automobile dealer of the year
DEC 9, 2017

Jim Benson his wife, Evelyn, at the Benson Automotive Memory Lane, which houses his antique car collection,
 

Jim Benson will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas in March as one of 47 nominees for the TIME Dealer of the Year.

Benson, 81, is South Carolina’s representative of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service.

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Drivers should replace trunk junk for roadside emergency needs
DEC 8, 2017

 

 

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Another year, another Greer retail sales record
DEC 7, 2017

The City of Greer recorded a record $1.3 billion $(1,302,896,294 in gross retail sales in fiscal year 2017, according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

That includes:

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Virgil Cannon treated all his customers alike - as family
DEC 5, 2017

Pastor Leepolian Turner, with his wife Virginia, said he would come back to Cannon's to work shifts just to be around Virgil Cannon.
 

• Obituary

Virgil Cannon was a caring man with a large extended family that included his many employees and customers at Cannon’s Restaurant.

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Whittenberg's observation led to historic diaper drive, organization
DEC 4, 2017

Ernestine Whittenberg, left, founded the Diaper Bank of the Carolinas.
 
 

A baby with a dirty diaper, apparently hours old, crawled across the floor.

Ernestine Whittenberg noticed. She was visiting the home as a parent educator for the Greenville County Schools.

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Virgil Cannon, iconic restaurant owner, dies
DEC 2, 2017

A memorial has been placed at the entrance to Cannon's Restaurant on Trade Street.
 

• Obituary

Virgil Cannon, owner of Cannon’s Restaurant at 409 Trade Street, died Thursday morning. He was 76.

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Empire Limited Studio sale ends this weekend
DEC 1, 2017

James Carter, the well-dressed gentleman with his signature bow ties, reminds customers and visitors to Greer during the festive weekend, his 50 percent, buy one and get one free, sale ends Saturday.

Carter and his Empire Limited Studio is a successful small businessman our GreerToday and HereInGreer initiative, developed earlier this year, is to support our friends who have supported us for the almost eight years of serving Greer.

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Christmas arrives in Greer with festivities, tree lighting and Santa
DEC 1, 2017

Children eyes will sparkle with an evening of Christmas festivities at Greer City Park.
 
 

The Christmas holiday season is celebrated in Greer with an evening of festivities, the tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus at Greer City Park.

Weather made to order, clear skies and mild temperatures (60-55 degrees), will greet thousands of visitors to the 5-7:30 p.m. ceremonies.

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BMW X sales help push BMW to good November
DEC 1, 2017

It was a good month for Sports Activity Vehicles, the X models, produced in Greer.

Sales of the X5 increased 17.5 percent to 5,515 vehicles, while the all-new X3 sold 3,087 vehicles in its first half-month of availability. 

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Richardson promoted to command position with Greer Police Department
NOV 28, 2017

Chad Richardson helped organize with the Take Back drugs day with unused outdated medicines.
 

Lt. Chad Richardson has professed his passion for his job at the Greer Police Department, serving the community for 17 years with the GPD and his love for all things Greer.

“I just simply love Greer and everything about this place,” Richardson said. “I grew up here, went to Greer High School and have seen a lot of my friends develop successful businesses and serve our community.”

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Greer falls to South Pointe, 67-21
NOV 25, 2017

Greer's Quay White scored two touchdowns and ran for 156 yards.
 
 

South Pointe scored more points than any team against Greer in the Yellow Jackets’ long storied history Friday night at Dooley Field.

The Stallions were off and running and didn’t stop until South Pointe won its 25th straight victory and beat the Greer Yellow Jackets, 67-21, for the Upstate Class 4A Championship. Greer (12-2) saw its winning streak end at 11 games.

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BIN112, The Strip Club 104 repeat as Top 10 restaurants
NOV 22, 2017

BIN112 at 112 Trade Street is Jason Clark's signature restaurant.
 

A group of businessmen from Houston wound up at The Strip Club 104 last week and complimented Executive Chef / Owner Jason Clark on one of the best-prepared steak dinners and customer service they have enjoyed.

“I don’t know what that group was here for and how they selected us,” Clark said. “It never ceases to amaze me the people who come into our restaurants for the first time and say they hadn’t heard of Greer.”

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GPD offers safety tips for holiday shopping
NOV 19, 2017

The Greer Police Department is offering safety tips to help ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility, please partner with the Greer Police Department in an effort to make this a safe, happy and peaceful holiday season for all,” Lt. Patrick Fortenberry said.

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Houston sets passing record in Greer's dismantling of Greenville
NOV 18, 2017

Greer gave Greenville an old-fashioned whupping Friday night in front of a near-capacity crowd at Dooley Field.

Trey Houston, with five scoring strikes, broke a single season touchdown pass reception record, Dre Williams galloped to a 99-yard touchdown and the Greer defense took no prisoners as the Yellow Jackets pounded Greenville, 47-15.

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No love lost in Greer vs. Greenville matchup
NOV 17, 2017

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One of the largest crowds at Dooley Field is anticipated at tonight’s 7:30 game.

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Greer ranked No. 20 in Best Neighborhoods for Small Business
NOV 15, 2017

Downtown Greer shops decorate store fronts during the Christmas holidays.
 

Greer is ranked No. 20 of America’s Top 25 Best Neighborhoods for Small Businesses, according to Welcomemat Services.

Welcomemat evaluates local neighborhoods based on an algorithmic formula to reveal the top neighborhoods for small business success and growth across the country.

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12 finalists set for S.C. Football Hall of Fame honor
NOV 8, 2017

Deshaun Watson, former quarterback of the National Champion Clemson Tigers, holding trophy, was honored in April as the 2017 Blanchard-Rogers Award winner.
 
 

A dozen finalists have been announced for the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) Blanchard-Rogers Award, which is resented to the most outstanding collegiate player of the year that has South Carolina ties.

The Blanchard-Rogers Trophy is awarded at the organization’s annual enshrinement banquet on April 19, 2018 in Greenville.

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Stone's Famous Toastery gets a shout-out from Vogue
NOV 6, 2017

Peter Stone couldn’t imagine his good fortune opening his Famous Toastery restaurant next door to the Westin Poinsett Hotel. Stone is a native of Greer who, with his wife, Cindy, decided to get in the food industry this summer.

And then along comes a story in Vogue.com, less than four months later, recommending the breakfast/brunch restaurant as part of Greenville History Tours’s breakfast tour. Vogue said Famous Toastery, Biscuit Head and LeGrand Bakery cooks up a little history with some breakfast.

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Eastside, Greer dominate All-Region II team
NOV 6, 2017

Greer Head Football Coach is the Region II-AAAA Coach of the Year.
 

The All-Region II-AAAA football team was announced Monday with Eastside and Greer dominating the 44-player team.

Jordan Morgan, quarterback for Eastside High School, is the Player of the Year and Will Young of Greer is the Coach of the Year.

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New bridge on 85/385 Gateway Project opens Monday
NOV 4, 2017

There will be another new bridge opening up Monday morning as part of the 85/385 Gateway Project.

Exit 51-C, going from 85 NB to 385 NB, motorists will be travelling over a new bridge. The exit will be at the same location, but motorist will notice a slight change in alignment.

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