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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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Greenville Chamber endorses Governor's call for a mask ordinance
JUL 30, 2020

Greenville Chamber endorses Governor's call for a mask ordinance

The Greenville Chamber believes that healthier citizens make for a more robust economic recovery.

Wednesday, Governor McMaster called on local governments to enact mask ordinances to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Chamber endorses that call and asks Greenville County Council and our municipalities to take swift action.

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Michelin to use Greer Port to move large quantity of tires
JUL 29, 2020

Michelin's Woodruff distribution center is the largest warehouse of the Michelin Group worldwide, equivalent to 57 football fields. 

Michelin will move finished tires between the Woodruff distribution center and Inland Port Greer, which sits 10 miles away along Interstate 85. Inland Port Greer connects to the Port of Charleston via overnight rail service by Norfolk Southern. Woodruff is Michelin’s largest distribution center.

Michelin, which has its North American headquarters in Greenville, operates a 3-million-square-foot Southeast distribution center in Woodruff.

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New GSP store offering branded items
JUL 21, 2020

Luggage tags, golf towels, and novelty socks, are some items offered.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has a new online store featuring branded items.

“We receive many requests for GSP-branded merchandise,” said Dave Edwards, president and CEO for GSP. “It is gratifying to see such a high level of community support in the region for GSP.”

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Refresco expansion adds 40 jobs in Greer
JUL 1, 2020

Refresco, an independent bottler for retailers and brand-name beverages, will expand its Greer operations for the second time this year.
 

Refresco, an independent bottler for retailers and brand-name beverages in North America and Europe, will expand its Greer operations for the second time this year.

The company, located at 1990 Hood Road, announced through the Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), it will create 40 new jobs in a multimillion-dollar investment project. Refresco added 25 new jobs during an expansion completed in the spring.

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Makers Collective offers summer pop-up, online store
JUN 26, 2020

The Makers Collective team decided to hold their first ever summer pop up-shop.
 

BY GERSON PETIT

Encouraged by the success of five consecutive years of holiday pop-up shops, the Makers Collective team – Erin Godbey, Lib Ramos and Jen Moreau – decided to hold their first ever summer pop up-shop.

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Photography during quarantine: Will Crooks's 'You Can't Go Home Again'
JUN 14, 2020

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By GERSON PETIT

Like many professional creatives, Greenville-based commercial and editorial photographer Will Crooks witnessed his work suddenly dry up after Gov. Henry McMaster issued a stay-at-home order on April 6. Only five days after the quarantine started however, Crooks shot the first images of his new project “You Can’t Go Home Again.”

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5 millionth BMW rolls off the line at Greer plant
JUN 11, 2020

The 5 millionth BMW produced at the Greer plant is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels.
 

BMW Manufacturing has produced the five millionth BMW built Greer.

The historic vehicle is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels. It came off the line on June 4. BMW Manufacturing resumed production May 4 after shutting down due to COVID-19 interfering with the plant and its supply chain of parts facing work interruptions.

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