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Kennemore inspires return of The Toads on Trade
NOV 30, 2021

Kelci Kennemore helps bring back popular Toads on Trade.
 

The toads are back on Main Street in downtown Greer and if you’re wondering who helped bring them back, look no further than 10 year-old Kelsi Kennemore.

Kennemore decided they needed to return after being displaced during the city’s streetscape project.  Through research and support of her family, city, and downtown businesses, 16 toads have been installed on and off Trade Street.

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Upstate man sentenced 15 years for drug, weapon convictions
NOV 30, 2021

A Cowpens man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug and weapon offenses.

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Prisma Health offers diabetes prevention, education programs
NOV 24, 2021

Prisma Health offers diabetes prevention, education programs

South Carolina ranks seventh highest in the country in percent of adult population with diabetes, and diabetes is one of the top eight leading causes of death for South Carolina residents.

According to the United Health Foundation, South Carolina exceeds the national average for rates of diagnosis in every category – age, race and income levels. During Diabetes Awareness Month, Prisma Health physicians are seeking to impact these trends by encouraging individuals to be aware of risk factors and early signs and symptoms, as well as sharing information on how the disease can be prevented and treated.

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Dollar Tree will become $1.25 tree
NOV 24, 2021

Dollar Tree will become $1.25 tree

Dollar Tree announced Tuesday that it will increase its price point to $1.25 nationwide. Some customers will see prices increase in December, and all stores will implement the new iincrease by the end of March 2022, the company stated. 

Dollar Tree has priced its products at $1 for 35 years. The company is headquartered in Chesapeake, Va.

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GSP making holiday fun for passengers and kids
NOV 24, 2021

Brian Ashley Jones, from the Upstate and based in Nashville, will entertain passengers.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is expecting 40,000 passengers to arrive and depart the airport this week.  

Nashville-based musician Brian Ashley Jones will be performing for departing passengers Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. 

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Upstate man gets 25-years for fatal drive-by shooting
NOV 24, 2021

A Gaffney man received a 25-year prison sentence Tuesday for his role in a fatal drive-by shooting.

Shaun Rogers Jr. 21, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and attempted murder. Circuit Judge Keith Kelly issued the sentence.

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Traveling? Here's some Thanksgiving Day options
NOV 24, 2021

Traveling? Here's some Thanksgiving Day options

Here's some restaurants that are scheduled to be open on Thanksgiving Day, according to RestaurantNews.com. It's recommended to call restaurants in advance to confirm opening schedules and hours.

Bahama Breeze – Turkey and traditional Thanksgiving fare available noon – 8 p.m.

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Jason Clark's step-by-step guide to carving the turkey
NOV 24, 2021

If it’s Thanksgiving two things you can count on – availability of turkeys and Greer restauranteur Jason Clark’s step-by-step guide to carving the turkey.

If it’s Thanksgiving two things you can count on – availability of turkeys and Greer restauranteur Jason Clark’s step-by-step guide to carving the turkey.

There are plenty of plump turkeys available for Thanksgiving but the price may be higher – maybe as high as 24% compared to last year.

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BMW expands logistics with new $100 million facility
NOV 18, 2021

BMW Manufacturing in Greer is investing about $100 million for a new one million square foot logistics center across I-85 and its production plant.
 
 
 

BMW Manufacturing announced Thursday that it will expand its Greer logistics operations to a new building being developed across Interstate 85 from the plant. The facility, located off Freeman Farm Road, is being constructed by Becknell Industrial.

Total investment in the project is approximately $100 million. When completed, the new logistics center will be nearly one million square feet in size with an opportunity for future expansion.

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Contour Airlines begins service to Nashville from GSP
NOV 18, 2021

Contour Airlines lands at GSP Wednesday to begin service to Nashville from GSP.
 

Contour Airlines began nonstop service to Nashville, Tenn., (BNA.) Wednesday, becoming the seventh airline to offer non-stop service from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. It’s the only non-stop service from GSP to Nashville.

“We are committed to connecting our passengers to the places they need to go,” said Dave Edwards, president and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District. “With this fast, comfortable, and convenient new service from Contour Airlines, our customers will be able to access all that Nashville has to offer. We are proud to be the first airport in South Carolina to offer scheduled Contour Airlines service.”

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Prisma Health, UnitedHealthcare make a deal
NOV 11, 2021

Prisma Health, UnitedHealthcare make a deal

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and Prisma Health have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract that ensures UnitedHealthcare members uninterrupted access to all Prisma hospitals, facilities and physicians. UHC and Prisma Health made the announcement Thursday.

Prisma’s announcement read,“UnitedHealthcare and Prisma Health have reached a multi-year agreement that ensures people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage and employer-sponsored health plans have uninterrupted access to quality care at an affordable cost at all Prisma facilities and with its physicians.”

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Beasley among cherished WW II heroes on Veterans Day
NOV 11, 2021

Clay Beasley, a World War II veteran in the Army and Air Force, from Virginia Beach, Va.
 

Veterans Day is a United States holiday that celebrates all military veterans who served in the Armed Forces. Parades and ceremonies are observed on November 11 each year. It is one of the nation’s 12 Congressionally designated federal holidays.

Clay Beasley, a World War II veteran in the Army and Air Force, from Virginia Beach, Va., was a celebrated hero on Wednesday in Boykins, Va., with a picture of him on a flag attached to the city’s utility pole on Main Street. Today, Beasley will also be celebrating his 96th birthday on Veterans Day. Wednesday was also the 246th birthday of the Marine Corps

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Greer City is 10 percent understaffed
NOV 8, 2021

Greer City is 10 percent understaffed

The City of Greer is operating with 37 vacant positions, a 10% reduction, according to a report at Greer City Council last month.

The city has 326 budgeted employees, 19 of which are seasonal. The city had 277 employees at its last report.

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Leona Linnie Pittman Sherlock, 85
NOV 7, 2021

Leona Linnie Pittman Sherlock

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Hal White, 58
NOV 6, 2021

Harold “Hal” James White, Jr.
 

Harold “Hal” James White, Jr., 58, passed away November 4. White was a native of Spartanburg County and was an employee of Associated Systems, Inc. and a member of Praise Cathedral.

 

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Kathy Idella Hannon, 68
NOV 5, 2021

Kathy Idella Hannon
 
 

Kathy Idella Hannon, 68, passed away November 4. She was a former telecommunications specialist for Dow Brands and a member of Double Springs Baptist Church.

 

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Herbert William O'Connell, 59
NOV 5, 2021

Herbert William O’Connell
 

Herbert William O’Connell, 59, passed away on October 29, 2021. He was the owner and general contractor for TAG Builders LLC.

O'Connell was invited to try out for the U.S. Olympic hockey team.

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Robby Raburn, 65
NOV 4, 2021

Robby Lynn Rayburn, 65, passed away November 3, 2021. 
 
 

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Julia 'Julie' Ellen Hemphill Duncan, 65
NOV 3, 2021

 

 

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4 plead guilty in W.E. Willis store owner, wife brutal attack
NOV 2, 2021

Four men accused in the brutal attacks of an Upstate convenience store owner and his wife pleaded guilty Monday during the second week of jury selection, the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office reported.

Jack Corris Foreman IV, Jack Foreman III, Da’Juan Young and Jeffrey Mullins pleaded guilty to all 11 charges, including kidnapping and attempted murder and first-degree burglary. The men were sentenced Monday by Judge Edwin Miller with Foreman III and Da’Juan receiving 60 years each, Mullins received 55 years and Foreman IV received 45 years.

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