Aylestock puts Wild Ace on brewpub map as first brewmaster serving craft beers in downtown Greer
JAN 17, 2017

Jon Aylestock, the brewmaster for Wild Ace Pizza and Pub, stands in front of some of his brewing equipment.




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'Breaking the Silence' features testimonials from author, poet, others who escaped domestic abuse
NOV 10, 2016

Nigel Beckett-Paden said he knows from experience how damaging a domestically abusive relationship can be.

As a child, Beckett-Paden said, he watched his mother suffer at the hands of an abusive individual for three years.

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'Wonderland High' begins two weekend run at Cannon Centre Friday
OCT 20, 2016

The Greer Cultural Arts Council is gearing up for its latest production, a contemporary take on Lewis Carroll's classic “Alice in Wonderland” called “Wonderland High.”

The play, set at a modern high school, will bring to life all of the wild and wonderful characters fans of Alice you know and love as well as a few new ones.

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Cuttin' Loose: Connie Center welcomes customers to her hair salon with a fresh new look
OCT 14, 2016

Cuttin Loose Team

If you are looking for a great place for a fashionable new hairstyle, Cuttin' Loose is the salon for you. 

Cuttin’ Loose Hair Salon has been owned and operated by Connie Center for 24 years now. Cuttin’ Loose recently moved to its new location at 1243 Locust Hill Road in Greer. The hair salon offers a variety of services plus The Stitch Boutique, which has a great selection of boutique and personalized items.

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Southwest, GSP execs give upstate business leaders upbeat messages for future partnership, growth
SEP 27, 2016

Updates on current projects and unveiled plans for future groundbreaking innovations highlighted a business meeting co-hosted by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Southwest Airlines at the Spartanburg Marriot Hotel on Friday.

Dave Doty, Senior Manager of Business Development for Southwest, and Dave Edwards, GSP District President and CEO, both laid out an expanded partnership between the airline and airport as well as updating airport projects and hinting at new improvements in the works for future travelers.

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Greer CPW presented with Green Fleet Leader Award
SEP 26, 2016

Left to right: Jeff Howell, CPW Commissioner, Rob Rhodes, CPW gas department manager, Landon Masters, energy specialist, Maeve Mason, senior energy specialist, co-coordinator for Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, Perry Williams, CPW Commissioner (chairman) and Jeff Tuttle, Greer CPW General Manager.

The Greer Commission of Public Works was presented with the Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition on Monday.

The award is presented each year to a stakeholder organization that best demonstrates leadership and excellence in clean transportation and alternative fuel activities in South Carolina.

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Brown's TD drive has Riverside ending one streak and working on another
AUG 25, 2016

Riverside sophomore Andrew Brown (17) earned his first win as a starting varsity quarterback.

Riverside sophomore quarterback Andrew Brown knew his throw to wide receiver Kris White in last week's season opener against Travelers Rest was going to result in a touchdown.

He had studied too much film and worked too tirelessly to prepare for his first varsity start for it not to.

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Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business
AUG 24, 2016

Jamie Jordan turns a baseball into a one-of-a-kind business

Three years ago Jamie Jordan was looking for a way to make extra money without sacrificing time spent with her two children.

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Kids learn quality of life skill through iCan Bike summer camp program
AUG 4, 2016

Will Cannon is rewarded with a broad smile from Mary Ruth Eielders at the iCan Bike Camp at the Taylors Recreational Center.

The smiles on the children’s faces were as wide as the gym at the Taylors Rec Center.

iCan Bike Camp, a multi-state and international event coordinated through the iCan Shine non-profit foundation, is hosting its annual event this week. Children with varying disabilities from Down syndrome to autism are learning how to ride bicycles.

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Tony Keely provides grilling tips for a successful and safe July 4th cookout
JUN 28, 2016

'Having everybody out and around, you're outside, everybody's having fun, you see kids playing, just make it fun and don't overcomplicate it.'
Tony Keely

Tony Keely has been cooking all of his life.

The Executive Chef at Northampton Wines Cafe in Greenville knows his way around a grill.

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Sgt. Randle Ballenger helps bring the military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic Americans
JUN 25, 2016

Sgt. Randle Ballenger likes to bring military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic young Americans.

Freedom Blast schedule

Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly.  Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.

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Oh, the stories Jim Morgan can tell as a retired postman
MAY 28, 2016

Jim Morgan retired from the Greer Post Office in April after 25 years or service.

Jim Morgan saw quite bit in his tenure at the Greer Post Office. The self-described people person always looked forward to what each day would bring.

Morgan, 68, retired from the U.S. Postal Service in April after 25 years, fondly looking back on his time working as a window clerk and mail carrier.

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Livingstons receive special gift through Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
MAY 12, 2016

Staff Sergeant Jason Livingston said he happened upon the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation while searching online and filled out the retreat application as a way to do something special for his wife, Brandy.


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A roaring good show is ahead for The Lion King, Jr.
APR 13, 2016

Final rehearsals for The Lion King, Jr.

The Greer Children's Theater is putting the finishing touches on production of Disney's The Lion King Jr. opening at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center on Friday at 7 p.m.

The GCT will run the show on consecutive weekends with show times on Friday, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m.

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Riverside lacrosse falls to Christ Church, 14-11
APR 11, 2016

J.L. Mann fires a goal past Riverside's goaltender.

Riverside dropped a home lacrosse match on Monday night to Christ Church, 14-11.

Peyton Lambrecht and Mark Blasko had outstanding games for the Warriors but it was not enough to overcome the strong play of the Cavaliers' Chase Poplin who scored eight goals.

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Story time readers give special attention to children at Little Me Academy
FEB 18, 2016

Jeff Randolph, of Randolph Group and developer of O'Neal Village, had children participating in his Dr. Seuss story.

Three special guests visited the children at Little Me Academy in Greer on Thursday morning.

Officer John Saunders of the Greer Police Department, Miss Greater Easley Teen 2016 Sarah Finleyson, and Jeff Randolph of the Randolph Group, who developed O'Neal Village in Blue Ridge, paid a visit for a special story time and delighted the youngsters with some classic children's tales.

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BMW gives back to Greer with $70,000 donation to Habitat
JAN 20, 2016

Presenting the $70,000 donation to Habitat are Johannes Trauth (BMW Vice President of Human Resources), Lee Close (Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg), Manfred Erlacher (President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC), and Monroe Free (Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity for Greenville County).

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County kicked off its 2016 building season with two projects in Greer.

During a Wednesday morning ceremony, BMW representatives presented Habitat for Humanity with a $70,000 check to finance a home at 210 Brown Street. Building the home is a collaborative effort between BMW Manufacturing Co., Greer, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

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Drummond using AAU program to develop Greer players
JAN 7, 2016

Greer girls coach Mazzie Drummond has benefitted with his players participating in AAU basketball during the summer.

Mazzie Drummond's dream to turn Greer High School into a girls basketball powerhouse was already taking shape before he was named the team's head coach.

Through the establishment of an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball program in the Greer community, Drummond has been able to develop players that are now fueling a pipeline of talent into the Lady Yellow Jackets' program.

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A Christmas Story: Rilee likes making gingerbread men with her papa
DEC 23, 2015

Rilee Brooks said making gingerbread men cookies with her papa is fun at Christmas.

Rilee Brooks, 7, loves spending Christmas with her papa. She always has a sweet time when she's with her family.

"I like to go to my papa's house and we make gingerbread men cookies," Rilee said.

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A Christmas Story: Landon likes remote-controlled cars
DEC 23, 2015

Landon Chasteen said his favorite movie during the holidays is

Landon Chasteen, 9, loves his grandparents. Spending time with them is his favorite holiday tradition.

"I love going to my grandparents' house," he said.

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