Life in prison for man who killed pregnant girlfriend
JUN 17, 2021

Brechue Wiles, 23, was pregnant when she was murdered on May 9, 2018.

A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his pregnant girlfriend and dumping her body in the Duncan Park lake.

Tremaine Pierre Johnson, 27, was found guilty of murdering Brechue ("Bre") Wiles, 23, of Spartanburg, at the conclusion of a 4-day jury trial.

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How Flag Day was established
JUN 14, 2021

From The Library of Congress

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag.

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Update: Missing person safely home with family
JUN 14, 2021

Jason Lee Thomas

Updated June 17, 2021

Jason Lee Thomas has been located and is safely at home with his family. The Greer Police Department thanks the public for their assistance.

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Pereira's comeback win at BMW Charity Pro-Am, earns spot on PGA TOUR
JUN 13, 2021

Mito Pereira won the BMW Charity Pro-Am Sunday at Thornblade Club.

• Final scores

Mito Pereira made history on Sunday as he became the 12th player in the Korn Ferry Tour’s 32-year history to earn the Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR. Pereira carded a final-round 64 to come from three strokes back and earn his third victory of the season at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, including two in the last two weeks.

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David Wells aces final hole of celebrity team Pro-Am
JUN 13, 2021

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells aced Thornblade Club's par-3 No. 9 Saturday.

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells is binging on aces.

Wells aced Thornblade Club’s par-3 ninth hole, the final hole Saturday, to team with professional Evan Harmeling and won the BMW Charity Pro-Am low handicap celebrity division with -26 under par.

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Lower has 3-stroke lead at BMW Charity Pro-Am
JUN 12, 2021

Justin Lower is looking for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.

• Scores
• Sunday Tee Times 

Justin Lower’s strong play continued Saturday at the BMW Charity Pro-Am to maintain his 36-hole lead through the third round at 23-under entering Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club.  Lower leads Mito Pereira by three strokes entering the final round.

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DEU record meth seizure only pauses trafficking
JUN 11, 2021

Stephanie Lipe arrested in Fountain Inn

On June 9, 2021, DEU investigators stopped a vehicle traveling on a secondary road in the Fountain Inn section of Greenville County.

DEU investigators recovered approximately 22.1 pounds of methamphetamine. Investigators found the methamphetamine concealed inside an igloo cooler and packaged in individual bags.

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Lower leads after suspended 2nd round BMW Charity Pro-AM
JUN 11, 2021

Justin Lower followed up a first-round 64 at The Cliffs Valley course with a second-round 63 at the Thornblade Club Friday  to take a one-stroke lead at 16-under at the BMW Charity Pro-Am as play was suspended due to inclement weather. The second round will resume at 7:15 a.m. Saturday on both courses with the third round to follow after the conclusion of the second round.

“I think this is my fifth year here, so it’s about time I figured it out,” Lower said with a laugh of his past history at the tournament. “I’ve been playing well all year and just haven’t gotten the putter going. I started to get it going over the last month or so a little more and it’s starting to really show now.”

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BMW Charity Pro-Am begins Thursday
JUN 9, 2021

Tee Times
Following a week in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Korn Ferry Tour heads to one of its longest-running stops: the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. This week is a one-of-a-kind event on the Korn Ferry Tour, which features celebrities and amateurs playing alongside professionals and is televised on Golf Channel.

This year’s tournament is headlined by 20 of the top 25 in the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour points standings, as well as celebrities Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Peña, and David Wells.

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NGUleads celebrates first cohort graduates
JUN 8, 2021

North Greenville University celebrates its first NGUleads graduating class. The year-long program, which began Fall 2020, offers enhanced professional development leadership training for NGU faculty and staff participants.

North Greenville University (NGU) celebrated its first NGUleads graduating class, at the Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Travelers Rest. The year-long program, which began Fall 2020, offers enhanced professional development leadership training for NGU faculty and staff participants. 

"Leadership is both integral to and an overflow of a healthy community. NGU is committed to cultivating leaders who will serve the university for its next-generation and who will serve the region's churches and organizations," said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant Jr. "We are blessed with a number of strategic senior leaders who have a passion for developing the next generation and look forward to seeing how this pipeline strengthens us for years to come."

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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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Officer terminated for conduct unbecoming a deputy
JUN 7, 2021

During the transition period of when Sheriff Hobart Lewis was taking office changes began being made with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office cold case investigations and in particular missing person investigations.

Investigators re-opened a case in April 2020 involving missing person, Rena Beamer.

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Woman sentenced 15 years for abusing girl, 4
JUN 7, 2021

A Blacksburg woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for abusing a 4-year-old girl

Gabriella Olivia Hunter, 29, pleaded guilty to felony child abuse with great bodily injury on Friday. Circuit Judge Keith Kelly issued the sentence,

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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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Warrants: Coach, special ed aide had sexual encounter with student at school
JUN 3, 2021

Erie Williams, Riverside High School Head Football Coach and Special Education aid

A Greenville County head football coach/assistant athletic director and special education aid is accused of having a sexual encounter with a student, according to a Greer Police Department (GPD) report.

Erie Jarod Williams, 39, of Simpsonville, is charged with sexual battery with a 16-year-old, according to the GPD warrant. Williams was named Riverside head coach in April 2020. The incident is alleged to have happened in 2016 while Williams was employed at Greer High School.

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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.


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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Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp
MAY 24, 2021

Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp

The Carolina Panthers announced today they will return to Wofford College in July for the NFL team’s 26th season of summer training camp in Spartanburg.

Training camp will begin on July 27 and continue into mid-August. Practice schedules will be announced by the Panthers at a later date.

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Jonathan King book signing today at City Park
MAY 21, 2021

Jonathan King is celebrating his first venture into publishing by hosting a book signing Saturday (May 22) at 10 a.m. in Greer City Park.

Jonathan King is celebrating his first venture into publishing by hosting a book signing Saturday (May 22) at 10 a.m. in Greer City Park.

“Morrigan” is King’s debut as a book author. The book is self-published through Amazon.

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Arrest made in death of man in Upstate
MAY 14, 2021

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have made in arrest in connection with the death investigation of Noel Martin.

 Investigators initiated an investigation on May 12th after the body of Martin was found laying alongside the road at the intersection of S. Florida and S. Washington Avenues.   Investigators discovered trauma to the neck region of the victim and upon completion of an autopsy it was determined that the victim’s injuries were consistent with a cut from some type of an edged object.

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Located: Greer police locate missing person
MAY 8, 2021

Skilyr Leigh Hicks, 22,  is described as 5-foot-1, 150 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes.

Updated: Skilyr Hicks has been located and is safe, the Greer Police Department reported Monday.

Saturday, May 8

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