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Blount makes final pitch for $1 million prize
SEP 15, 2015

Benton Blount performs with a chance to win $1 million on

Country singer Benton Blount will perform on Tuesday’s final round episode of “America’s Got Talent” at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

This is the 10th anniversary of the show and the winner will be announced on Wednesday night.

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Blount on Radio City Music Hall: 'It's bigger than life'
JUL 29, 2015

Benton Blount's next performance, in August, for 'America's Got Talent' will be in NYC at Radio City Music Hall.
 

Benton Blount’s next performance for “America’s Got Talent” will be in August at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

Today, Blount gave GreerToday.com an exclusive interview looking back at Tuesday’s performance, looking ahead and singing for the first time with his two-year-old son, Jackson, in the audience.

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Music aplenty entertained all ages at Tunes in the Park
JUN 12, 2015

Taylor Lee, who competed last year in Teen Idol, performed her original song Friday,

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There was shagging during two sets of the East Coast Band’s performance.

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Wright signs to participate in track at Limestone
APR 23, 2015

Brishauna Wright signs a national letter of intent to participate in track at Limestone College. Left to right are Cathy Wright, mother, Bradley Wright, father, and Blake, brother. Coach Erie Williams is in the background.
 

 

 

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Fowler is a double-winner at Family Fest fishing tournament
APR 18, 2015

Joe Fowler was a double winner with the biggest catch and overall haul at the 20th annual Greer Family Fest Bass Fishing Tournament Saturday at Lake Cunningham.
 

Joe Fowler was a double winner despite fishing alone at Saturday’s 20th annual Greer Family Fest Bass Fishing Tournament.

The first place haul of 15.3 pounds earned the $1,000 first prize. His biggest catch, weighing 6.2 pounds, earned the top catch.

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Rally at Fairview Baptist focused on Beth Moore's Living Proof event in July
MAR 16, 2015

The organizing committee for the Beth Moore Living Proof rally at Fairview Baptist Church Thursday are, back row, left to right, Lisa Renee Hill, Tricia Johnson, Shelley Kauffman and Sandy MacMillan. Front row: Diane Wilson, Dawn Leopard and Wanda Davis. Not pictured are Rita Breece and Brenda Blankenship.
 
 
 
 
 

Women from Praise Cathedral, Freedom Fellowship, Fairview Baptist, Buncombe Street United Methodist, and Milestone Community churches are organizing a rally scheduled Thursday that precedes Beth Moore’s Living Proof Ministry event in the upstate later this summer.

A kickoff rally with 400-500 women attendees is Thursday 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church. Betsy Langmade of LifeWay will be the keynote speaker.

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Brown crowned Miss Greater Greer, Rhymer wins Miss Teen
JAN 17, 2015

Emma Kate Rhymer and Anna Brown are all smiles after being crowned 2015 Miss Greater Greer Teen and Miss Greater Greer, respectively, on Saturday night.
 
 

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Experience what Greer football players do on Friday nights
SEP 4, 2014

The march down the stands is complete and the players are ready to bust through the banner.

Ever wonder what it's like to be a Greer High School football player on Friday night?

The bright lights, enthusiastic crowd, "2001: A Space Odyssey" reverberating through the loud speakers, and billowing smoke welcome the players and coaches as they parade through the grandstands minutes before the start of the game at Dooley Field. It is arguably one of the coolest entrances in high school football.

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Yellow Jackets Sports Network is unmatched on the air
AUG 28, 2014

The YJSN consists of, left to right, David Holtzclaw, Van Brannon, Robbie Gravley, Steven

The Yellow Jackets Sports Network, for the past 25 years, has committed its Friday nights to bringing the sounds of Greer High School football to its followers one play at a time.

Robbie Gravley, Chad Lister, and Van Brannon, in 1990, went live on the radio and a new tradition in Greer was born. They have added more local talent along the way picking up Steven "Worm" Gay, Bryan "Red" Watson, and David Holtzclaw but continued with the traditional play-by-play calls, coaches and players interviews and halftime reports.

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Greer Idol and Tunes in the Park continue inside tonight.
AUG 8, 2014

According to the Greer Idol Facebook page, Greer Idol and Tunes in the Park continue tonight inside.

Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol finals are moving inside the Greer City Hall event center tonight.
We have a limited number of chairs so please feel free to bring your own. We will be selling Chick-fil-a, Moe’s, Pepsi and Budweiser products.

Greer Idol Teen 6-7pm
Carolina Coast Band 7-8pm
Greer Idol 8-9pm
Carolina Coast Band 9-10pm
Idol Winners will be announced at 10pm

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Great dancing and singing weather for Tunes in the Park
JUL 12, 2014

The crowd enjoyed great dancing weather.

The evening rain showers took a night off and gave Tunes in the Park some hot sunshine instead.

The crowd came out as early at 5:30 p.m. to support the 6 p.m. Greer Idol Teen and Greer Idol competition.

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Grilling can be adventurous with other foods
JUN 8, 2014

Grilled halloumi cheese, when seared on each side, adds extra flavor to that cheese and fruit tray when entertaining.
 

Here are some of my favorite foods to grill that are away from traditional meats and vegetables.

1. CHEESE: Provolone or halloumi, when seared on each side, adds extra flavor to that cheese and fruit tray when entertaining.

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Grilling takes off with a spicy dry rub and white BBQ sauce
MAY 26, 2014

Ribs are always flavorful with dry rubs.

Memorial Day is the first holiday of the year that brings out our inner professional griller. I love to grill but we have our favorites and it is time consuming to experiment with new sauce recipes during the busy week.

Holidays and summer vacations with family and friends challenge us, though, to be creative and step up our grilling game.

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Fresh corn on the cob is easy summer grilling
MAY 8, 2014

Corn in the husks or in aluminum foil can be prepared easily in less than 35 minutes.
 
 

It’s that time of year when outdoor grilling makes its debut. May is considered grilling month and over Memorial week the highest volumes of grills are sold.

When considering which meal to prepare on the grill, don't be scared to try out some fun and easy vegetable recipes as well. Fresh corn in the husks will impress your guests and keep the menu light and colorful. Corn in the husks or in aluminum foil can be prepared easily in less than 35 minutes.

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Princess, Prince pageant crown winners
MAY 3, 2014

Miss Greater Greer Lia Holman and Miss Greater Greer Teen Brittany Doss hosted the Princess and Prince pageant during the  Family Fest.

Miss Greater Greer Lia Holman and Miss Greater Greer Teen Brittany Doss hosted the Princess and Prince pageant Saturday morning.

Tug Smith, winner of the 2-4 Prince age group, kept the crowd smiling during that competition.

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Dancers came to Greer knowing they could dance and showed it
APR 28, 2014

Bethany Smith, from Dance Dynamics, took home several Diamond awards including one for her performance to

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Scores of young, high-stepping talented dancers came to Greer Friday night to show judges they knew they could dance. They also raised more than $5,000 for Relay for Life of Greer.

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Krumms on the Plate adds grander dimension to sister business
APR 25, 2014

Krumms on the Plate held its grand opening Thursday. The bakery and catering business is a companion to its sister business, Plate 108, on E. Poinsett Street.
 

Krumms on the Plate held its grand opening Thursday where the smell was the main order of the business. Tasting the baked pastries, desserts and food was the so-called icing in the cake.

Krumms, a baking and catering business, is at 3318 Brushy Creek Road.

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Gay signs with Erskine to play baseball
APR 22, 2014

Austin Gay's signing with Erskine College on Tuesday was a family affair. Attending the event were his grandmother, Mary Gay, parents Steven and Tracy Gay, and sisters Mary-Claire and Jessica.

Austin Gay, an infielder with Greer High School, signed a baseball grant-in-aid with Erskine College Tuesday.

He has lettered in varsity and jayvee baseball under coaches Bob Massullo, Kevin Gregory and Eric Moody. 

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Broome shares video message, is No. 2 at Reverbnation
APR 7, 2014

J. Adam Broome, a Dacusville native, talked with Dana Jordan at the Stomping Grounds on Sunday.
 

Local talent J. Adam Broome shared a video message to fans while speaking with former Greer Idol winner Dana Jordan.

Broome is a singer and songwriter who has opened for bands like The Piedmont Boys and Benton Blount.

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Ice sculpting team is 9th in the world
APR 5, 2014

Edwin Hutchison is one of the coolest state champions around. Hutchison, by winning several competitions including the South Carolina Ice Sculpture championship, qualified for the world championships held in Fairbanks, Alaska where his team finished ninth.

The two person team competition consisted of Edwin, Ice Age Ice Sculptures of Greenville owner and Brian Conners from their Charleston location. They spent 16 days in sub zero temperatures in Fairbanks.

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