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Track coach found dead, was under investigation for underage sexual assault
SEP 24, 2020

Eric Jay Cummings
 

A Riverside High School cross-country and track coach was under investigation for sexual assault when he died Tuesday night, according to a Greer Police Department report.

Eric Jay Cummings, 46, also a teacher at the high school, was found dead at his Lyman home, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said. No cause of death was announced.

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Yep! That's a 20-foot skeleton you see
SEP 22, 2020

Yep! That's a 20-foot skeleton you see

Some people just know how to bring Halloween front and center. This 20-foot skeleton (yes, it is a 20-foot skeleton) in Taylors will certainly get your attention. His blinking green eyes are an added touch.

 But that wasn’t enough for the couple who put together the skeleton, they then added a scary cemetery scene, with a witch in a swing as  an added touch.

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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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4 killed in head-on crash on SC-14 identified
SEP 13, 2020

Richard Shane Plowden
 

Four elderly people were killed in a head-on crash in Greer Friday afternoon on Highway 14 near the Lakeview Steakhouse. A suspect was in custody and charged with four counts of felony DUI, resulting in death.

A 2006 Saturn SUV, with the four occupants, was traveling west on SC-14 when an eastbound 2004 Ford SUV crossed the centerline and slammed head-on into the Saturn around 5:15 p.m., according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Pumpkin-flavored food, beverages available at QT
SEP 11, 2020

Pumpkin-flavored food and beverages are available for a limited time at QuikTrip.
 

Pumpkin-flavored food and beverages are being offered by QuikTrip (QT) for limited-time seasonal offerings.

Now available in QT’s pumpkin Snackles are:

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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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NGU offers juniors, seniors online learning classes for fall
AUG 10, 2020

North Greenville University is expanding dual enrollment courses for high school juniors and seniors to online instruction in addition to its in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

North Greenville University (NGU) is expanding access to its dual enrollment courses for high school juniors and seniors to online instruction in addition to its in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester and beyond.

NGU’s Dual Enrollment Program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit hours in a Christ-centered learning environment to prepare them for their next step in life.   

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Spartanburg community receives $4.4 million grant to combat teen pregnancy
AUG 10, 2020

Spartanburg community receives $4.4 million grant to combat teen pregnancy

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $4.4 million federal grant to reduce teen pregnancy. The grant will support a coalition of organizations working together to address high teen pregnancy rates and prevent related negative health outcomes.

“We’re so excited to bring national funding to Spartanburg to support local needs,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “We are grateful to our program partners because this award would not have been possible without their commitment and expertise.”

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Greer police posts missing, endangered juvenile report
AUG 9, 2020

Greer police has posted a missing and endangered juvenile report for Hope Isabella Shepherd.
 

Greer police has posted a missing and endangered juvenile report.

Hope Isabella Shepherd left her Greer home on foot around 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

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McMaster makes previous guidelines mandatory
JUL 30, 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments that attract groups of people are now mandatory. The governor’s Executive Order establishing these new measures will go into effect Monday, Aug. 3.

“These limited restrictions are temporary, they are measured, and they are targeted towards what we know works,” said  McMaster. “These measures give South Carolina the best chance to slow the spread of the virus without shutting down the state’s economy – which we cannot and will not do – as many continue to call for.”

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Spartanburg Regional offers no cost, no order COVID testing
JUL 30, 2020

Spartanburg Regional offers no cost, no order COVID testing

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is now offering no-cost, no-order testing at its COVID-19 testing facility in Spartanburg.

Those seeking COVID-19 testing can visit the former Spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealership, located at 1035 N. Church St., and have a specimen collected without leaving their vehicles, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms.

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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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CPW to close customer service lobby 1-2 daily
JUL 29, 2020

CPW to close customer service lobby 1-2 daily

Starting Monday, Aug. 3 the Greer CPW customer service lobby will close from 1 – 2 p.m. during normal business hours. The drive-thru will remain open.

“The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. We believe closing the lobby for one hour each day is the best decision to keep all departments healthy,” said Fredia Snow, Administration Manager.

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Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted
JUL 29, 2020

Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

The Greer High Booster Club is accepting nominations for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nominees must have graduated from Greer High a minimum of five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on athletic accomplishments as a high school student.

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NGU eager and ready to bring community back to campus
JUL 29, 2020

Returning NGU students will begin moving in Tuesday, Aug. 18 with undergraduate classes starting Thursday, Aug. 20. 
 

North Greenville University is taking steps to resume in-person education on its campuses, eager to bring the community back in classrooms, living areas, and athletic competition.

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. said the plan, informed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)Guidance for Universities and Colleges, provides the University community with advice on the opening strategy.

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Regal reopening theaters Aug. 21 with COVID-19 guidelines
JUL 29, 2020

Regal announced that it would be reopening locations starting Aug. 21 and masks will be required in the lobby, hallways, and restroom locations.  Patrons are able to remove them while eating or drinking in the auditorium — anytime at the move or the entire movie. 

Employees are required to wear masks, undergo daily health screenings and wash their hands every 30 minutes.

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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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GMC 2020-2021 board members set
JUL 29, 2020

Bob Stroud
 

The Greer Community Ministries (GCM) board of directors for the 2020-2021 fiscal year includes seven returning and four new members.

Bob Stroud will serve as board chair and will be joined on the executive team by Richard Falconer and Jennifer Almy. Stroud is a consultant with Holder Electric Supply. Falconer is a retired businessman and longtime volunteer at GCM. Almy is the clinical nutrition manager at Pelham Medical Center.

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