Danner rallies businesses around Partnership For Tomorrow
JUL 17, 2014

Larry Wilson, PFT Campaign Chairman, picks a name out of a bowl held by Mark Owens, Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.

The launch of the fourth campaign for The Partnership for Tomorrow was presented with a warning.

“Folks we find ourselves at a critical crossroads at being mediocre or great,” Mayor Rick Danner told a gathering of contributors. “How far we’ve come in the last 15 years, it doesn’t hold one-tenth of where we will be in the next 10-15 years.”

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GGEF Gala raises $42,235 for education
NOV 26, 2013

The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised $42,235 at its Education Gala held Oct. 26 at the Cannon Centre.

The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event.

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Village Hospital, Spartanburg Regional health calendar
MAY 25, 2012

The updated calendar of events provided by Village Hospital and Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

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Tippin's homecoming is a rousing success
MAY 6, 2012

Aaron Tippin acknowledges the big crowd that filled two-thirds of Greer City Park's front lawn. The crowd stretched from the stage all the way back to city park's entrance on Cannon and Poinsett streets.

Aaron Tippin made a rockin' return to his hometown of Greer tonight performing at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.  An energetic crowd, estimated at 6,500 by public safety officers, gave Tippin a rousing welcome.

Tippin performed his hits and shared the stories behind each song. He frequently waved to his friends and acquaintances in the crowd, often calling them by name.

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Tippin's return to Greer just days away
MAY 2, 2012

Bob Hope, the iconic entertainer who produced hundreds of shows overseas to perform for the troops, holds the microphone for Aaron Tippin. This performance began Tippin’s annual tour of military bases in combat zones oversea

Aaron Tippin's return to Greer is days away with his performance at the Village at Pelham Greer Family Fest scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Greer City Park.

Aaron's debut album, "You've Got to Stand for Something", was released in 1991 and its title cut became a Top Ten smash in the wake of the Persian Gulf War. Aaron was invited along on Bob Hope's USO tour. Hope holds the microphone during a performance with the troops.

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Share your military adventure or story, win a prize at Family Fest
APR 30, 2012

Aaron Tippin entertains the troops overseas as part of the USO shows. Tippin began performing for the troops when Bob Hope invited. Tippin has visited troops in harm's way since. Tippin is photographed at one of his visits to Afghanistan in this photo.

As Americans we appreciate our active duty and veterans who serve the United States in war and peace. The Greer Family Fest is inviting you to share your story about a family member, friend or associate that is active, retired or deceased.

Benton Blount, The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Disabled American Veterans and GreerToday.com are partnering on a prize package to reward an individual for sharing their story(s). They will be published in a special link on GreerToday.com.

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Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham takes root
APR 26, 2012

William Hyslop, President and CEO of MD Anderson Physicians Network, talks to the invited guests at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham. Dr. William Murphy, board chairman of MD Anderson Physicians Network, is to the side.

Greer got something way better than a shot in the arm from the doctor’s office today.

The Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham celebrated a groundbreaking, forced indoors by rain, for a $7 million, 10,000-square foot facility offering radiation and medical oncology in one location. The Cancer Center will employ 15-20 associates when it opens in spring 2013.

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Run in combat zone honors Pat Tillman
APR 26, 2012

A United States Army soldier participates in a dance-off competition after the Pat Tillman run on Forward Operating Base Salerno after a Pat Tillman run in Afghanistan's Khost province.

A United States Army soldier participates in a dance-off competition after the Pat Tillman run on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khost province. More than 200 runners participated in the run, which raises awareness of the Pat Tillman Foundation and pays tribute to the fallen comrade.

A "Walk of Honor" will be held Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village at Pelham Greer Family Fest. Active military personnel of all armed services and veterans are invited to participate. Aaron Tippin will headline the night's entertainment with his music including a patriotic medley.

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Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham breaks ground Thursday
APR 24, 2012

Signage has been posted at the Village at Pelham to announce the addition of the Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham. The announcement is scheduled Thursday morning. 

The Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham groundbreaking is scheduled Thursday at 10 a.m.  The cancer center, which will mirror the Gibbs Center at Spartanburg Regional, will be built on the left side of the Village Hospital and have a walking bridge connecting both buildings.

A $6 million Gibbs Center facility was opened in Gaffney recently to serve Cherokee County cancer patients. The Greer facility will offer patients the same multidisciplinary care available at the Spartanburg Regional Gibbs Cancer Center.

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16 food vendors announced for Family Fest
APR 23, 2012

Sixteen restaurants and food vendors will be at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest May 4-5. Seven restaurants will occupy the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Food Court in City Park. Nine other vendors will be located throughout the festival.

“We are excited to offer a variety of food choices and options in our Greenville- Spartanburg Airport Food Court and throughout the festival. We hope people will eat lunch and dinner with us as well as treat themselves to some traditional festival food.” stated Dana Martin, of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

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Tippin is an 'average country boy' coming home to his roots
APR 19, 2012

Aaron Tippin produced his own records, under his NIPPIT label, as well as a pop/jazz album by his wife, Thea.

There’s a divide in the Nashville country scene. On the one side are the Taylor Swifts of the world that for all their cuteness and accessibility appeal to a certain kind of modern crowd. On the other side are the New Traditionalists, the musicians that are trying to stay true to the roots of country.

But what is true country music? That’s a subjective question, and one that can only be answered by a voice of experience. One of those voices is Aaron Tippin, who is coming to the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest on Saturday, May 5.

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Tippin's love for flying included an invite to pilot a B-25
APR 18, 2012

Aaron Tippin proudly stands in front of one of his four planes that are housed in a hangar on his Tennessee estate. Tippin flies frequently, often taking friends and associates to their destinations.

Most Aaron Tippin fans know his love for flying and having a hangar with four airplanes at his Tennessee estate. Tippin will perform at the Village Hospital Family Fest on Saturday May 5.

GreerToday.com entertainment writer Bart Bishop learned first hand of Tippin's commitment to flying. At the end of Bishop's interview, Tippin alluded that he was flying friends to a meeting. Look for Bart's story this week on his interview with the iconic Greer entertainer.

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Hero's actions earn Air Force Cross
APR 16, 2012

The photo of the day pays tribute to Air Force Capt. Barry F. Crawford Jr. of Pennsylvania who was presented the Air Force Cross, second highest honor behind the Purple Heart, during a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon last Thursday. To read Capt. Crawford’s story visit: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/04/usaf-captain-barry-f-crawford-jr-someone-you-should-know.html
A Walk of Honor will take place Saturday, May 6 at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest at City Park at 7:30 p.m. to honor active and veteran military personnel. Aaron Tippin will perform at 8 p.m. 

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Tippin's support of military gaining momentum for Family Fest
APR 13, 2012

Active-duty airmen and South Carolina Air National Guard airmen with the 169th Fighter Wing prepare to deploy to Afghanistan on Thursday from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Richland County.

Aaron Tippin has long been an advocate for the United States military armed services.  This past week the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announced a "Walk of Honor" for all veterans and active duty personnel.

GreerToday.com, media sponsor for the Family Fest, will present a daily photo in honor of all military personnel, active and veterans. The Department of Defense is providing the photography from all over the world where the U.S. military has a presence. Today's photo was taken at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina.

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Fowler and Tippin crossed paths early in their careers
APR 9, 2012

Mark McAfee recalled his experiences with the late Mickey Fowler and the recording of Fowler's album in both Greenville and at Aaron Tippin’s house (what Fowler describes as a “compound”) outside Nashville 10 years ago.

The original outlaw country singer from Greenville, everyone in the local club scene knows the name Mickey Fowler.

A fixture of the local scene in the ‘70s, and even having shared a bill with Alabama in the ‘80s, he died in December 2007. Almost five years later, however, he has left behind a considerable legacy. Among those who cite Fowler as a great influence is Aaron Tippin, the popular country music artist that will be playing at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest On May 5.

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Lower cholesterol can lead to a healthier heart
APR 9, 2012

Heart arteries blocked by cholesterol can lead to severe conditions that may require surgery.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of Americans, affecting one in three people, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). And, the problem may be getting worse, as a new study from the AHA predicts that those who have heart disease are expected to increase to more than 40 percent of Americans by 2030.

This prediction doesn’t have to be reality.

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Village Hospital and Spartanburg Regional events
APR 6, 2012

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Diabetes Self-management Education

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Upstate residents invited to participate in cancer study
APR 3, 2012

Residents of the Upstate have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with Gibbs Cancer Center during Tuesday, May 15 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, May 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Deadline nears for Family Fest vendors
MAR 20, 2012

The Village Hospital Greer Family Fest is taking applications for vendors for the May 4-5 event that features Aaron Tippin as the marquee entertainment.

Arts, crafts, business, and restaurant vendors can apply to occupy a booth during the two-day event that is Greer’s signature annual festival.

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Greer Idol 6 auditions at Family Fest; registration underway
MAR 16, 2012

Auditions for Greer Idol 6 are scheduled at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest Friday May 4 from 6-6:45 p.m. and Saturday, May 5, 1-2 p.m.

Dana Jordan won the 2011 Greer Idol and the $1,500 first place prize.

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