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Greer student, 14, missing; GPD asks for public help
MAY 18, 2022

Police said that Jasmine Munoz was seen getting into a 4-door grey vehicle with tinted windows. 
 

The Greer Police Department is asking the public for help to find a missing juvenile. 

Jasmine Munoz, 14, was last seen at Greer High School on Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m., according to Lt. Patrick Fortenberry, with the Greer Police Department. 

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Carolyn Jones, quilting icon, dies
MAY 13, 2022

Carolyn Finley Jones
 

Carolyn Finley Jones, a charter member of the Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guide of Greenville, died Wednesday. She was 87.

Jones was a well-known quilter and instructor, Jones was a member of the Peach Patchers Quilt Guild of Greer, and former Director of the Martha Curtis Quilting Retreat at Lake Junaluska, N.C., for 16 years, attracting quilters from the entire country.

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Mitchell D. Reynolds, 81
MAY 4, 2022

Mitchell D. Reynolds, 81

Mitchell D. Reynolds

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Debbie DeShields Thurston, 63
MAY 3, 2022

Debbie DeShields Thurston, 63
 

Debbie DeShields Thurston
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Debbie DeShields Thurston, 63, passed away May 3, 2022.

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Kathleen B. Diver, 83
MAY 1, 2022

Kathleen Barnard Diver, 83
 

Kathleen B. Diver

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Medford "Puddin" Tucker, 73
MAY 1, 2022

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Medford "Puddin" Tucker

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Darlene S. Heath, 54
MAY 1, 2022

Frances Darlene Slatton Heath
 

Darlene S. Heath

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Man pleads guilty for crash that killed 2 elderly couples
APR 27, 2022

An Upstate man pleaded guilty Monday to a driving under the influence crashed that killed two elderly Greer area couples

Richard Shane Plowden was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of felony DUI resulting in death and driving under suspension, according to the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office. Elizabeth Gary prosecuted the case.

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GPD: Woman's blood alcohol 4x over legal limit in fatal crash
APR 27, 2022

Kara Rae Reynolds, 29, is charged with felony DUI involving death and felony DUI with great bodily injury
 

The blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit of a woman who crashed into a car head-on, killing a man and injuring his wife, according to Greer Police.

Kara Rae Reynolds, 29, is charged with felony DUI involving death and felony DUI with great bodily injury in the Feb. 20 crash.

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BMW Charity Pro-Am celebrities include social media influencers
APR 27, 2022

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD Synnex announced its celebrities for the tournament scheduled June 9-12 at Thornblade Club in Greer and The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

New this year, joining actors, athletes and musicians are social media influencers. Kat and Isabelle Shea of the Shee Sisters.  LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Amy Alcott makes her first appearance and country music artist George Birge joins the field.

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Miller, Smith reappointed GSP Airport Commissioners
APR 24, 2022

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has reappointed Valerie J. Miller and Doug Smith to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission. The term for both Commissioners runs from December 31, 2021 through December 31, 2027.

Miller was selected by the Greenville County Legislative Delegation for the seat. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Miller and her family owned and operated multiple state franchises of Budget Rent a Car, including four in Upstate South Carolina. She is a real estate executive at The Marchant Company. Miller has been a resident of Greenville County for 38 years.

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Harrison, owner of auto parts store, WW II vet, dies
MAR 16, 2022

George E. Harrison, Jr.
 

George E. Harrison, Jr., from Greer, a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Marines, died Tuesday (March 15).

Harris was owner and operator of Harrison Auto Parts. He enjoyed visiting with his friends at Back Home Café and the Clock. 

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Wellford man sentenced 30 years for violent sexual assault
MAR 15, 2022

Aaron D. McCullough, 47, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
 

A Wellford man received a 30-year prison sentence today for breaking into a local hotel and sexually assaulting a woman after threatening her with a knife.

Aaron D. McCullough, 47, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

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Upstate man sentenced 15 years for Family Dollar crimes
MAR 9, 2022

Upstate man sentenced 15 years for Family Dollar crimes

A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he admitted to burglarizing and robbing a local retailer at gunpoint.

Edward Pearson, 60, pleaded guilty to armed robbery, second-degree burglary, resisting arrest and petty larceny. Circuit Judge Dan Hall issued the sentence on Tuesday.

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Upstate gas prices tip near $4 a gallon
MAR 8, 2022

The QT on Pelham and Old Boiling Springs Road is showing how close prices are to $4 a gallon for unleaded gas.
 

Gas prices in the Carolinas continued to increase rapidly last week to the highest levels in a decade.  Prices at the pump climbed an average of 41 cents on the week in South Carolina and 41 cents on the week in South Carolina.

Some gas prices throughout the Upstate have reached $3.9e9 for a gallon of unleaded fuel.

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Greer's Ponder, WW II veteran, dies
MAR 8, 2022

Kent Alford Ponder, 97, served with the U.S. Marines.
 

Greer has lost a favorite son and the country has seen its list of World War II military heroes diminish by one with the death of Kent Alford Ponder on Monday.

Ponder, 97, served with the U.S. Marines. He was a retired textile engineer from Lyman Printing and Finishing.

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Prisma health expert: Start preparing for EDT now
MAR 8, 2022

Early preparation can help blunt the shift’s ill effects, said Dr. Antoinette Williams Rutherford, a sleep medicine physician at Prisma Health in Columbia.
 

Start prepping for daylight savings time now, advise sleep medicine physicians with Prisma Health.

On March 13, time will "spring forward," meaning clocks will move ahead one hour, with 60 minutes of sleep being lost between that Saturday and Sunday.

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Spring Break Magic Camp coming to Greer
MAR 8, 2022

Spring Break Magic Camp coming to Greer

The Spring Break Magic Camp returns to Greer during March 21-25 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Center for the Arts.

Each camp session is limited to 20 participants with curriculum for 7-13 year olds.

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FBI Columbia accepting Teen Academy applications
MAR 8, 2022

FBI Columbia accepting Teen Academy applications

The FBI Columbia field office announced that applications for the annual Teen Academy are now available online.

This year’s course will be held July 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FBI Columbia headquarters, located at 151 Westpark Blvd., Columbia.

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Spartanburg man gets 30 years for crime spree
FEB 11, 2022

Jamal R. Smith, 21, pleaded guilty to numerous charges that included 3 counts of armed robbery, 3 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary and multiple weapons charges.
 

A Spartanburg man received a 30-year prison sentence Friday for a daylong crime spree that included armed robbery, kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct.

Jamal R. Smith, 21, pleaded guilty to numerous charges that included 3 counts of armed robbery, 3 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary and multiple weapons charges. Two of the pleas – failure to stop for a blue light and siren and possession of a stolen vehicle – involved unrelated cases, according to Murray Glenn, spokesperson for the 7th District Solicitor's Office.

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