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Clemson student had 'memorable' evening 45 years ago
JAN 12, 2024

A former Clemson student performed with Bob Hope 40 years ago at Littlejohn Coliseum. An archived photo was found with the student and Hope rehearsing backstage. Can you identify the student? We want to know.
 

Bob Hope came to Clemson on Oct.7, 1978 to perform at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum.  Almost 85 years ago, Feb. 18, 1938, Hope and Shirley Ross, in the “Big Broadcast” movie, debuted what would turn out to be Hope’s signature song, “Thanks for the Memories”.

Hope reportedly performed “Thanks for the Memories” at the end of his show at Clemson.

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Jada Samuel crowned Miss South Carolina 2023
JUN 25, 2023

Miss Bridge City, Jada Samuel, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2023 Saturday night.
 
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Margaret Turner is crowned Miss S.C. Teen
JUN 23, 2023

Margaret Turner hails from Greenwood and is a 16-year-old sophomore at Greenwood High School.
 
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Man who killed USC Union softball players is sentenced
JUN 23, 2023

Mia Camille Stokes, USC Union softball player killed Feb. 7, 2020.

A judge sentenced a Spartanburg man to 20 years in prison of which he must serve at least 17. He has already served 3 years, leaving, at minimum, 14 more. Following that he will serve five years of home detention and another five years of probation.

Yuriy Karpik, 27, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Spartanburg to two counts of Felony DUI with Death, two counts of Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury, and one count of Malicious Injury to Personal Property value over $2,000.  Circuit Court Judge R. Keith Kelly issued the sentence.

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Miss Columbia Teen is triple winner at Miss S.C. pageant
JUN 23, 2023

Thursday's preliminary winners at the Miss South Carolina pageant.
 

Miss Columbia’s Teen, Mary Elle Marchant, won the Teen Evening  Gown award Thursday night at the Miss South Carolina pageant and received a $500 savings bond. Marchant, following her award Thursday night at Columbia’s Township Auditorium, has achieved the distinction of a triple preliminary competition winner.

Winners were announced in six categories after the third night of preliminary competition.

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Fowler is double winner in Miss South Carolina Teen
JUN 22, 2023

Miss Clemson's Teen, Abigail Kate Fowler, won the Overall Teen Talent award and received a $500 scholarship in Wednesday’s Miss South Carolina pageant in Columbia. Fowler is a company dancer with International Ballet in Greer.
 
 
 

Miss Clemson's Teen, Abigail Kate Fowler, won the Overall Teen Talent award and received a $500 scholarship in Wednesday’s Miss South Carolina pageant in Columbia.

Fowler performed a lyrical dance to “Never Enough” by Loren Allred from the feature-film, “The Greatest Showman“. Having won the Teen Evening Gown award on Tuesday evening, Fowler’s win Wednesday earned her the status of a double preliminary winner.

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BMW Charity Pro-Am, Thornblade commit through 2027
JUN 6, 2023

BMW Charity Pro-Am, Thornblade commit through 2027

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX – one of the longest-running tournaments on the Korn Ferry Tour schedule – will continue through at least 2027, as the Korn Ferry Tour, title sponsor BMW Manufacturing and presenting sponsor TD SYNNEX announced a four-year extension..

A one-of-a-kind Korn Ferry Tour event featuring celebrities and amateurs playing alongside professionals, the BMW Charity Pro-Am is one of six Korn Ferry Tour tournaments which will be televised on Golf Channel.

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Greer CPA firm acquired by Greenville company
MAY 17, 2023

Greer CPA firm acquired by Greenville company

Copper Advisors, a full-service accounting firm in Greenville, has acquired the full-service tax and accounting firm of Edwards & Hedrick CPAs in Greer.

The acquisition expands the services footprint of Copper Advisors beyond Greenville to include the Greer market.

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Upstate man sentenced to 15 years for stalking, shooting into home
MAY 16, 2023

Herbert Francis Barnhill
 

Herbert Francis Barnhill has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, 5 years for possession of weapon during the commission of a violent crime, 10 years for discharging a firearm Into a dwelling, 5 years for stalking, 1 year for contraband, and 30 days for possession of marijuana – all to run concurrently.

As part of the plea, a permanent restraining order was issued against Barnhill for the benefit of Melissa Hammond and her minor child. Circuit Court Judge J. Derham Cole issued the sentence.

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GPD renews push for unsolved 20-year bank heist, murders
MAY 15, 2023

GPD renews push for unsolved 20-year bank heist, murders

BY JIM FAIR

The City of Greer Police Department is renewing its request to the public for help in solving a 20-year-old bank robbery that resulted tn three people being killed – a bank employee and two customers.

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Solicitor's phone number affected by ransomware attack
MAY 3, 2023

Like many other Spartanburg County offices, the Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office was affected by the recent ransomware attack through Spartanburg County.

The ransomware attack that began affecting county-wide systems last week continues to impact the Solicitor's Office.  The main phone number for the Solicitor's Office is no longer in service due to the ransomware attack.  The temporary main phone number for the Solicitor's Office is 864-596-3812.  Email correspondence is still functioning as it was before the ransomware attack.

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Groce, Greer small business owners, promote digital tools
MAY 1, 2023

Palmetto Outdoor Spaces, a family-owned business, was established in December 2012 by Todd and Charlotte Groce.
 

Charlotte Groce, owner/founder of Palmetto Outdoor Spaces in Greer, met with Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) office in Washington, D.C., to share how digital tools help grow her business and voice concerns with policy proposals that could hurt her business by making digital tools more expensive and less effective. The meeting was organized by the Connected Commerce Council (3C) ahead of National Small Business Week, 

As Congress considers bills to change how the digital economy works, Groce was among small business owners that emphasized to policymakers to understand that digital tools like social media, digital advertising, and online marketplaces power millions of small small businesses’ success. For example, a recent study shows that 82% of advertisers say digital ads help them reach customers more effectively than traditional ads like billboards and television, while 80% say digital ads help them compete with larger companies. 

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Convenience store shooting suspect returned to Greer
APR 17, 2023

Detectives from the Greer Police Department returned Justin Makario Jackson, 24, to Greer.
 
 
 
 
 

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Gun found in Greenville County 4th-grader's backpack
APR 4, 2023

A gun was found in a 4th-grade student’s backpack in an elementary school in Greenville County Tuesday morning.  Greenville County Sheriff Office Deputies observed the empty gun but also noted an unattached magazine with ammunition inside the backpack.

Deputies were called to Cherrydale Elementary just after 10 a.m., and upon further investigation, investigators learned that the student was overheard by another student talking about having a gun, according to Lt. Ryan Flood.

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Moss named director of Byrnes Rebel Regiment Band
MAR 30, 2023

Chris Moss has been selected as the next director of James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Band,
 

Chris Moss has been selected as the next director of James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Band, the state's largest marching band. Moss is a Byrnes graduate.

Moss, a two-time Byrnes drum major who marched in multiple Rebel Regiment state championship seasons, has spent the last decade as Director of Bands for Pendleton High School and Anderson District Four.  Under his direction, the "Pride of Pendleton" marching band won five State Championships, six Upper State Championships, and a Bands of America Class Championship. 

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Kim appointed president Prisma Health Cancer Institute.
MAR 30, 2023

Dr. Julian Kim has been appointed president of the Prisma Health Cancer Institute. 
 

Dr. Julian Kim has been appointed president of the Prisma Health Cancer Institute. He will oversee the health care system's comprehensive cancer program which is the largest in the state with 11 cancer clinic sites across South Carolina. The Institute is a regional leader in cancer research with more than 300 active clinical trials and treats approximately 8,000 cancer patients annually.

Kim, a board-certified surgical oncologist, joined Prisma Health in 2018 as the senior medical director of Oncology Services in the Midlands. Most recently he also has served as chair of the department of surgery at Prisma Health Richland Hospital. He has spent his entire career working in National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. His previous positions include practicing at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, and serving as the inaugural chief medical officer of the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Hospital, also in Cleveland.

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Brothers arrested for shooting at Brushy Creek Townhomes
FEB 2, 2023

Jeffery Tykei Todd, 19

The Greer Police Department arrested the younger brother of a Greer teen, and both have been charged with attempted murder, according to Capt. Patrick Fortenberry with the GPD.

Jerry Nathaniel Dodd, 18, of Greer was arrested Wednesday evening on outstanding warrants with the GPD. A day earlier Jeffrey Tykei Dodd, 19, was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

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Man arrested for criminal sexual assault with a minor
JAN 10, 2023

Zonia Michael Lee Jefferson, 56, arrested by GCSO in connection with a Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor investigation initiated in November, 2022.
 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office have arrested, Zonia Michael Lee Jefferson, 56, in connection with a Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor investigation initiated in November, 2022.

During the investigation, investigators discovered that Zonia committed multiple unlawful sexual acts with three victims between 2018 and 2021. He committed the crimes as an existing registered sex offender.

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Roebuck woman sentenced for killing husband
JAN 10, 2023

Shelia Denise Lebron, 55, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
 

A Roebuck woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after she admitted to fatally shooting her husband.

Shelia Denise Lebron, 55, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime on Monday. She will serve 85 percent of Circuit Judge Keith Kelly’s prison sentence before she is eligible for release.

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Jack in the Box agreement includes upstate stores
DEC 27, 2022

Jack in the Box agreement includes upstate stores

Jack in the Box announced Tuesday a signed agreement with Cedar Tree Restaurant Group for 37 new restaurants and 46 existing stores in four southeast markets:  Greenville, Charlotte, Nashville, Tenn., and, Baton Rouge, La.

Jack in the Box has 3 Greenville locations, 1106 N. Pleasantburg, 1343 S. Pleasantburg, and 1490 Poinsett Highway. The lone Spartanburg store is 1400 W. O. Ezell Blvd.

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