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You're invited to Princesses and Pancakes
OCT 3, 2017

You're invited to Princesses and Pancakes

The Greer Arts Council is hosting Princesses and Pancakes, a fundraiser at Fatz Saturday morning. Just the facts:

Princesses and Pancakes

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Benson earned former hospital site in high stakes gamesmanship
FEB 6, 2017

Jim Benson was awarded the former Allen Bennett Hospital site with his $3.010 million offer to City Council on Jan. 24. Benson's dealerships are across the street.
 
 
 

Jim Benson is the new owner of the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital site, 313 Memorial Drive, with an offer of $3.010 million after one of the most bizarre and contentious public property sales conducted by Greer City Council.

City Council approved second reading on the ordinance on Jan. 24 when Brian Martin, attorney for Benson, increased the offer $5,000 more than what JBM verbally proposed ($3.005 million) on Dec. 13.

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Wade Hampton canopy lighting project approved by CPW commissioners, monies in 2016-2017 city budget
JAN 30, 2017

The $2.12 million LED lighting project along both sides of Wade Hampton Boulevard, from Gap Creek Road to Target shopping center, is scheduled to begin in February.
 

The Highway 29 canopy lighting project is scheduled to begin in February, Greer Commission of Public Works commissioners reported Monday.

The estimated cost is $2.12 million approved unanimously by commissioners Perry Williams, Eugene Gibson and Jeffrey Howell. CPW will provide documentation for pay requests and the City of Greer will reimbursement expenses. City Council has planned for the project the past three years and approved the expense in the 2016-2017 budget.

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Council awards Benson former hospital site, taxpayers are out $400,000, Mayor suggests legal challenge
JAN 25, 2017

Jim Benson was awarded the former Allen Bennett Hospital site. It sits across from his automobile dealership.
 

The former Allen Bennett Hospital site belongs to 313 Memorial Drive, owned by Jim Benson – for now.

Greer City Council approved an amended offer for the approximately 10-acre site at the corner of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Memorial Drive in its second reading of the ordinance Tuesday night.

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Greer Police asks public for assistance identifying suspect in Dollar General robbery
JAN 4, 2017

Greer Police is asking for assistance in the identification of a subject involved in an armed robbery that took place Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at the Dollar General at 14165 East Wade Hampton Boulevard.
 

The Greer Police Department is turning to greater Greer citizens for assistance in the identification of a subject involved in an armed robbery that took place Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at the Dollar General at 14165 East Wade Hampton Boulevard.

The subject, described by police as an older white male, with a black ball cap, black jacket and blue jeans entered the store carrying a silver handgun.

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BNC touts its resources, local management as a Greer-friendly bank
DEC 21, 2016

BNC Regional Manager Ed Stein, Greer Branch Manager Jennifer Polson, and City Manager Blair Miller pitched their bank to a group of business representatives as a well-resourced, locally managed community bank.
 

There is a player in the Greer banking community making a pitch to become the community bank of choice.

Since Carolina Financial Corporation, operating under CresCom Bank, announced its acquisition of Greer State Bank on Nov. 8, for $45 million, one bank in particular, is publicly promoting its credentials to lure customers to their institutions.

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Lawsuit alleges City of Greer made secret deal for former Allen Bennett Hospital campus
DEC 8, 2016

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Greer by JBM Leasing LLC challenging the right of the City to make an alleged secret deal for the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital campus.
 
 

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Greer by JBM Leasing LLC challenging the right of the City to make an alleged secret deal for the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital campus.

Mayor Rick Danner, City Administrator Ed Driggers and Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation Reno Deaton were also named as defendants.

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Low Greer gas prices are tourist-friendly for record number of holiday highway travelers
NOV 16, 2016

Low Greer gas prices are tourist-friendly for record number of holiday highway travelers

AAA Carolinas projects that two million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, with 670,000 South Carolinians and just under 1.4 million North Carolinians traveling.

This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.

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Gold's Gym is building a fitness center in Greer
OCT 27, 2016

Gold's Gym is building a fitness center in the former Bloom grocery store at 1207 West Wade Hampton Blvd.
 
 

Gold’s Gym is opening a fitness center in Greer.

The $3.6 million, 38,985-square-foot fitness center will be located in the vacated former Bloom grocery store at 1207 West Wade Hampton Blvd.

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City purchases vacant corner lot at West Poinsett and Wade Hampton Blvd.
SEP 6, 2016

No more yard sales at this corner of Poinsett and Wade Hampton Blvd.
 
 

The property at the corner of West Poinsett Street and Wade Hampton Blvd., has been purchased by the City of Greer.

City Administrator Ed Driggers amusingly told city council last month, “There will be no more yard sales. That property has new owners.”

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City hangs Christmas decoration today on Wade Hampton Blvd., only to test affect of LED lighting
AUG 29, 2016

A Christmas stocking is hung under the LED lights at Pine Street and Wade Hampton Blvd., to see if the LED lighting is hindered by the decoration.
 

City workers have hung a Christmas stocking with care today halfway up a light pole at the Corners at Pine shopping center at Wade Hampton Blvd.

It will be coming down nearly as fast as it went up – about Sept. 1.

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Beloved Billy Mitchell leaves with 50 years of memories as he retires from D&D Motors, working with Davenport family
AUG 26, 2016

Billy Mitchell smiled as talked about working for D&D Motors and the Davenports for almost 50 years.
 

When Billy Mitchell walked out of D&D Motors today, more than 50 years and three generations of memories went with him.

Skip Davenport held a retirement luncheon for Mitchell at the 79-year-old Ford dealership. D&D Motors is the only employer Mitchell has worked for since attending school in Greer.

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Segment of Hwy. 14 to be paved in Greer coming into downtown in the next two weeks
JUN 30, 2016

The right south bound lane on Highway 14 from Wade Hampton Boulevard to McLeskey Todd Pharmacy will be repaved in July.
 

The right south bound lane on Highway 14 from Wade Hampton Boulevard to McLeskey Todd Pharmacy will be repaved in July.

Greer Commission of Public Works has awarded the Rogers Group the contract for $192,000. The Rogers Group purchased Greer’s three-generation Ashmore Brothers last September. CPW commissioners unanimously (3-0) approved the work at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.

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Former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital campus marketed for multi-purpose use beginning at $2 million
JUN 29, 2016

The former Allen Bennett Memorial campus has been cleared and put on the market for a minimum of $2 million.
 

The former Allen Bennett Hospital/Roger Huntington Nursing Center campus is on the market again for an asking price of no less than $2 million.

Request for proposals for the acquisition and development of the approximately 9.74 acres located on Wade Hampton Boulevard was approved by City Council Tuesday night.

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Police seeking help identifying suspect in attempted armed robbery at Lowe's
JUN 27, 2016

The alleged suspect in the Lowe's attempted armed robbery is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, 6-foot-5 inches, 240-300 pounds and balding. 
 

The Greer Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a person in an attempted armed robbery at Lowe’s, located at 1370 W Wade Hampton Blvd.

The person is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, 6-foot-5 inches, 240-300 pounds and balding. He was wearing khaki pants, an olive green T-shirt and NIKE tennis shoes.

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Eggs Up Grill will serve customers in the Greer Plaza
JUN 23, 2016

Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

A breakfast restaurant with a local franchisee owner is scheduled to open in the Greer Plaza in the fall.

Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., and offer outdoor seating. The menu will also offer lunch offerings.

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Senior-focused primary care center opening next month in Greer
JUN 9, 2016

Each primary senior care center will be staffed by board certified doctors and care teams who have been specially trained to treat the senior population.

Greer is getting one of four upstate senior-focused primary care centers.

Partners in Primary Care (Partners) will open the facilities Greenville and Anderson counties.

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$1.5 million renovation gives Toyota of Greer lodge-like customer service area with amenities
JUN 9, 2016

The visitor's lounge at Toyota of Greer was renovated to include a new customer service lounge with a lodge-like setting.
 

A $1.25 million renovation of Toyota of Greer was unveiled Thursday afternoon that appeared to be more a lodge setting than the inside of the top selling automobile brand in the greater Greenville.

Mark Escude Sr. explained how comfortable the setting is for its customers. “We have a customer that comes regularly in the morning, gets a coffee and a snack and sits a while in a massage chair and leaves.”

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Police ask assistance identifying suspect in alleged strong arm robbery
APR 11, 2016

The Greer Police Department is asking the public's help to identify this person who reached over a Wallgreens counter, grabbed the money out of the till and fled the business.

The Greer Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a subject involved in a strong-armed robbery within the city limits of Greer.

The robbery took place this morning around 10:15.

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Culver's hiring 75 staff for May 16 opening
APR 11, 2016

Culver's Restaurant in Greer is now hiring for 75 jobs. The restaurant opens May 16.
 

Culver’s has set an opening date and has begun hiring for its Greer Restaurant.

Culver’s will open Monday, May 16 and is hiring 75 people to fill all positions at the family sit down restaurant.

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