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Leadership Greenville Class participants announced
JUL 14, 2021

The Greenville Chamber’s Leadership Greenville program has accepted 40 participants for its 48th class.

Participants were selected based on a thorough application process including essays, professional resume and community involvement.

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Inland Port Greer reports huge May in rail moves
JUN 8, 2021

South Carolina Ports had its strongest May ever for containers.

Inland Port Greer reported 11,280 rail moves in May, a 25.9% increase year-over-year. Greer has handled 144,459 rail moves fiscal-year-to-date.

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GSP makes changes for increased summer parking
JUN 7, 2021

GSP makes changes for increased summer parking

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District has announced changes impacting the location and availability of parking at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP.)

Effective immediately, the entrance to the Economy Lot 2 will be relocated. The previous entrance from GSP Drive will be permanently closed and a new entrance will be opened off of Aviation Parkway at the newly constructed roundabout. Roadway signage will be placed to alert drivers of the entrance change.

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Hungry guests make short work of Food Trucks' menu
MAY 27, 2021

The line to One Love Fusion Foods truck extends across Greer City Park last Thursday.
 
 

BY SAMANTHA MARTIN

It’s a classic combination – a night out on the town savoring a delicious meal and feasting your eyes on some kind of spectacle. The city of Greer and Commission of Public Works hosted a Food Truck Rollout last Thursday with five food trucks and entertainment by Secondhand News at Greer City Park

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Greer Inland Port has record February
MAR 11, 2021

Inland Port Greer had a record February with – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year.
 

South Carolina Ports anticipate a continued rebound in fiscal year 2021 and noted strength with inland ports and vehicles in February.

Inland Port Greer had a record February with strong cargo volumes – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year. Greer has handled 102,772 rail moves thus far in fiscal year 2021, up nearly 3% year-over-year.

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GSP recognized best airport in North America
MAR 11, 2021

GSP recognized best airport in North America

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has been recognized as the Best Airport in North America by the Airports Council International’s 2020 Airport Service Quality Awards.

GSP tied with Portland International Airport, among all airports serving 2 to 5 million passengers annually for customer satisfaction across 34 benchmarks, according to a media release.

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GSP celebrates 10 years of Southwest service
MAR 11, 2021

Southwest Airlines will celebrate 10 years of delivering low fares and nonstop flights to the Upstate on Friday. Celebratory digital billboard displays have been placed on major roadways across the region and all passengers traveling Southwest on Friday will receive gift bags courtesy of GSP.

Southwest’s inaugural flight from GSP was to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). GSP reported a 38% growth in passenger activity between 2010 and 2011 and was recognized as the fastest-growing small airport in the United States by Airline and Airport News & Analysis. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that average fares from GSP decreased by 14%, the largest decrease in the country.

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Another robbery on Wade Hampton Blvd.
FEB 12, 2021

The Check-N-Go at 6140 Wade Hampton Blvd., was the scene of an armed robbery.Thursday.
 

 

Criminals have found a niche working their craft on Wade Hampton Blvd.Thursday at approximately 5:30 p.m., Check-N-Go at 6140 Wade Hampton Blvd., was the scene of an armed robbery.

It’s the fourth holdup of a business, including two banks, on Wade Hampton Blvd. in 45 days. No arrests have been announced by Greer or Greenville law enforcement.

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Meridian Waste acquires Greer's Ace Environmental
FEB 5, 2021

Meridian Waste closed on the purchase of Ace Environmental Holdings, LLC, located in Greer. 
 

Meridian Waste announced today it closed on the purchase of Ace Environmental Holdings, LLC, located in Greer. 

The acquired assets from Ace Environmental Holdings, LLC, includes a hauling facility at 315 Buncombe Street in Greer servicing residential, commercial and governmental contracts in Greer, Greenville and Spartanburg markets.  The Greer location will serve as the primary hauling company for Meridian Waste housing the rolling stock and administrative functions of the combined companies. 

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2nd bank on Wade Hampton Blvd. hit, suspect on the lam
JAN 29, 2021

This male subject entered BB&T Bank at 3255 Wade Hampton Boulevard.and presented a note demanding cash.
 
 

A bank robbery this afternoon at BB&T on Wade Hampton Blvd., comes exactly one month from after a similar bank robbery just three miles away. Suspects remain on the lam.

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are probing today’s robbery at BB&T at 3255 Wade Hampton Boulevard.

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Creform designs and builds angled shelf cart
JAN 29, 2021

Creform's angled shelf cart for bins is designed to hold small production parts and hardware items.
 
 
 
 

Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for material handling and commercial use has designed and built an angled shelf cart for bins designed to hold small production parts and hardware items.

Creform engineered and fully assembled the cart before shipment for the customer’s quick implementation. The cart is one of 25 used by the customer. Creform is located in Greer.

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Danner retiring from bank job, continue as Greer Mayor
JAN 26, 2021

Greer City Mayor Rick Danner

Rick Danner is retiring from Countybank. He will continue serving Greer as Mayor in his fifth term.

Danner served as Vice President of Business Development at Greer State Bank before joining Countybank in Greer as Business Development Officer in 2017. Danner was instrumental in getting Countybank moved to its downtown location at 300 Trade Street.

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The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck reopens at GSP
JAN 22, 2021

American Grille Chinois Salad served at Wolfgang Puck at GSP.
 

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is once again serving passengers at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

The restaurant and bar, located in GSP’s Grand Hall just past the security checkpoint, will offer a streamlined menu and new socially distanced seating.

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Food Lion purchase includes Greer's Bi-Lo stores
NOV 13, 2020

Food Lion has purchased 15 Bi-Los in the Upstate including the three stores in Greer.
 

Food Lion has purchased 16 Bi-Lo stores in the Upstate, including the two in Greer. The deal is part of a plan Food Lion previously announced to purchase 62 Bi-Lo and Harveys Supermarket stores located in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers.

Food Lion will be served by Ahold Delhaize USA Distribution LLC, through the acquisition of the Mauldin distribution center. More than 800 associates will be hired by ADUSA Distribution to support Food Lion’s network of stores.

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GSP reopens economy parking lot B for $7 a day
OCT 2, 2020

Passengers using Economy Lot B should allow extra time to make the walk from the lot to the terminal building.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport reopened Economy Parking Lot B, allowing additional capacity for the fall and holiday travel period. The cost is $7 per day with 500 spaces available.

Passengers using Economy Lot B should allow extra time to make the walk from the lot to the terminal building.

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Greer retail center sells for $2.4 million
OCT 2, 2020

Greenfield’s Bagels, Orange Theory and Stevenson Tax & Accounting are the three tenants at the Greer retail strip.
 

A Greer retail center was sold for $2.4 million acquisition of retail center.

Gary Lyons, Avison Young Principal, announced the completed acquisition of a three tenant strip center at 870 E. Suber Road in Greer.  It was completed in June and is located on the corner of E. Suber Road and Hammett Bridge Road across from Riverside High School.

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White House Salon welcomes the fall season
SEP 15, 2020

White House Salon owner Colt Davis is all about decorating for holidays. He and his family spend a lot of weekends that reap lots of compliments. Just wait until Christmas!

Other holidays which get a lot of attention are Valentine’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The  salon is on School Street in Greer. Check it out.

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Greer CPW parking lot closed for renovations
AUG 26, 2020

Greer CPW parking lot closed for renovations

Greer CPW’s customer service lobby and parking area at 301 McCall Street are closed as maintenance has begun on customer parking renovations. Improvements include removing the existing asphalt and replacing it with concrete, which, will last longer and require less maintenance

Payments can be made online at www.greercpw, and customers can pay bills or set up service by calling 864-848-5501 or a customer service representative at 864-848-5500.

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Joe Mahaffey, former Representative, businessman, dies
AUG 15, 2020

Former South Carolina Representative, Joseph George Mahaffey, Sr. “Joe Mahaffey”, died Saturday.
 

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Former South Carolina Representative, Joseph George Mahaffey, Sr. “Joe Mahaffey”, of Greer died Saturday. Mahaffey was 81.

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Greenville Tech, Phillis Wheatley Center partner to help returning citizens
AUG 11, 2020

Senator Karl Allen (third from left) with (left to right) Stephanie Sherman, Dr. Keith Miller, Jennifer Moorefield, Sammie Stroud, and Dr. Jermaine Whirl of Greenville Technical College at the opening of the GTC Returning Citizens Program at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center.
 

Greenville Technical College (GTC) and the Phillis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) have partnered to open the GTC Returning Citizens Program at the PWCC. The center, housed at PWCC, provides case management activities to remove barriers for citizens who are transitioning from the criminal justice system to productive lives within the community.

The program allows Phillis Wheatley to become a one-stop shop with integrated services providing the tools and resources to help individuals become self-sufficient and achieve upward mobility. The collaborative service delivery model includes partner agencies such as Goodwill, Eckerd Connect, SHARE Head Start, Greenville Area Parkinson's, and Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

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