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Spiak, seafood entrepreneur, dies
FEB 5, 2019

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., founded Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.
 
 

A seafood visionary and titan in Greer who impacted restaurants from the Upstate to around the country died Monday.

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., affectionately known as “Big Nick”, started Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.

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It's a boy! First baby of 2019 at Greer Memorial
JAN 2, 2019

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Daniel and Yuliya Sidikov, is the first baby born at Greer Memorial Hospital.
 

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Siroj and Yuliya Sidikov, was the first baby of 2019 born at Greer Memorial Hospital.

Daniel was born at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and is 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long.

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The Strip Club 104 served another honor
DEC 29, 2018

Jason Clark's The Strip Club 104 restaurant continues to serve award winning food and service.
 

Jason Clark begins 2019 just as his restaurant has been recognized throughout this year. The Strip Club 104 has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Clark is Executive Chef and owner of the popular upstate steak house named for its location in Greer at 104 East Poinsett Street.

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Pearl Harbor bombing victim coming home to be buried
DEC 5, 2018

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl Dorr of Anderson is coming home today to be buried.
 

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl Dorr of Anderson is coming home today to be buried. He died 77 years ago during the Japanese bombing at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Dorr was 27 when he was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma when it came under attack. The ship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The Oklahoma was the only ship capsized at Pearl Harbor. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Dorr.

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Turkey carving: Jason Clark takes us step-by-step
NOV 21, 2018

Follow Jason Clark's carving instructions for a nice presentation and lots more meat at Thanksgiving dinner.
 

• See video here.

Greer’s Chef de Résistance Jason Clark demonstrates how to carve a turkey and set up a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Dave Ramsey: Perfect timing for Baby Steps financial planning
NOV 21, 2018

 Carving a turkey, step-by-step 

Jason Clark,

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Ira's Chicken coming to downtown
OCT 30, 2018

Ira's Chicken will introduce its fast-casual concept to Greer later this year.
 

A new fast-casual chicken concept is coming to downtown Greer.

Ira’s Chicken will be located at 107 South Main Street with tentative opening date in mid-December. The holidays, weather and tentative downtown construction will determine a more definite opening.

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Police department gets heartfelt act of kindness
OCT 17, 2018

Reegan Early, Corporal Roman Wilson of the Greer Police Department, and Reegan's sister, Harper.
 
 
 

Let Lt. Chad Richardson describe the meaning of children’s acts of kindness to their local law enforcement agency.

“There is not a prouder feeling that can be felt as when a child looks at you and tells you ‘thank you’, stated Richardson.

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Spartanburg Regional to buy Mary Black Health System
OCT 11, 2018

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems to purchase the Mary Black Health System.
 

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems to purchase the Mary Black Health System including its 207-bed Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg and the 125-bed hospital (MBMH) in Gaffney.

The purchase price was not announced.

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Cops: Ask help to ID suspects, anything in brutal crime
SEP 29, 2018

The photographs were taken from video surveillance outside of the W.E. Willis Grocery, during the morning of Sept. 25.
 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are looking for help in identifying individuals who robbed a convenience store owner and then viciously attacked the owner and shot his wife in their Greenville County home.

The Sheriff’s Office has released images they hope will help them identify several men who robbed a grocery store, beat the owner and shot his wife.

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It's a sad day: Nancy Welch's valiant battle with cancer comes to an end
SEP 28, 2018

Nancy Welch made thousands of her signature Angel Biscuits for Big Thursday. 
 

Obituary

Greer is wearing a heavy heart today.

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Britt to appear before Senate to speak on tariff impact on BMW, suppliers
SEP 25, 2018

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.
 
 

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.

Britt, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the Spartanburg County Council, will illustrate how BMW’s decision to build its first plant outside Germany and in Greer, connecting Greenville and Spartanburg counties, has pumped $9 billion into the upstate and saved a region decimated by the decline of the textile industry.

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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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