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New course, 4 charities selected for BMW Pro-Am

The BMW Charity Pro-Am announced a new course and the charities that will benefit from the tournament taking place May 17-20. The Cliffs Valley will join The Furman University Golf Club and Thornblade Club to host the 2018 tournament. “We are thrilled to return to The Cliffs Valley, and we know that both our celebrity and...

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Inland Port experiences 20 percent growth

South Carolina Ports Authority reported nine percent container volume growth in 2017 with a record-setting 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units handled during the year. Inland Port Greer handled 7,646 rail moves in December, pushing the facility’s volumes to a new calendar year record of 124,817 total rail moves in 2017. Greer experienced 20.4 percent...

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SRHS asks visitors to stay away

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is requesting that, for the health of our patients and community, visitors voluntarily stay away from the hospital. The healthcare system requests this as a precaution against the spread of influenza, and for everyone’s health and safety. “Our goal is to have friends and family make appropriate and informed decisions,” said...

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Limestone coach resigns to join Chicago Bears staff

Staff Reports Limestone head football coach Mike Furrey will resign his position to join the coaching staff of the Chicago Bears. Brian Turk, Limestone’s running back coach and recruiting coordinator, will serve as the interim head coach. Turk, who came to the Saints after spending nine seasons on the staff at the University of South...

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Cynthia E. Good, 64

Cynthia E. Good Greer Cynthia Anne Ellenburg Good, 64, widow of Larry Good, passed away January 12, 2018. A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of Peggy Miller Ellenburg of Greer and the late Edward Ellenburg and former office manager at Pediatrics Center in Greer. Surviving also are a daughter, Jennifer Good Gibson...

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Peace Center to screen Oscar nominated short films

The Peace Center will screen the 2018 Oscar nominated short films – Live Action, Animation and Documentary – in the Gunter Theatre, Feb. 16-18. Live Action Friday, Feb. 16, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at noon Animation Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m....

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Legendary Upstate baseball coach dies

An Upstate high school baseball coach who served 45 years at the same school died Monday Dean Jones who coached at Chesnee High School from 1965-2010, won 729 games and four state championships – 1982-83, 88, and 2010. He was 79. Dean Jones Baseball Stadium is named in his honor at Chesnee HS and his...

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X5 boosts BMW December sales, YTD momentum

By JIM FAIR The BMW X5, manufactured in Greer, helped sales of the brand vehicles to increase 4.3 percent in December, according to the monthly figures released by BMW Group. The end of year sales report boosted momentum of BMW sales, despite finishing down 2.4 percent. • X5 sales were up 10 percent, 6,847 vehicles,...

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Ben L. Samuel, Jr., 94

Ben L. Samuel, Jr. Greer Ben L. Samuel, Jr., 94, widower of Madeline Laverne Kough Samuel, passed away December 20, 2017. Born in Eudora, Arkansas, he was a son of the late Ben L. Samuel, Sr. and Gladys Blair Samuel and a member of Heritage Bible Church. Surviving are a son, Maurice L. Samuel of...