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Rev. Choice Watson, in ministry 50 years, dies

• Obituary Rev. Choice E. Watson dedicated more than 50 years spreading the gospel message of Christ. He pastored for 25 years at several Upstate churches. Watson died Tuesday. He was 85. Watson, a native of Lyman, served in the Army and National Guard for 30 years. When Watson retired in 1997 his library had more...

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CPW works overnight on water main break in frigid temperatures

Greer Commission of Public Works reported three water main breaks within its system Tuesday and work was being continued overnight. Water was turned off on Pelham Street (210-319) and East James Street (100-125) and a boil water advisory was announced at 10:15 p.m. for impacted customers. Water was scheduled to be off 4-6 hours according...

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Greenville, Spartanburg welcome first babies of 2018

Colt Reid Hudson was born at 2:23 a.m. to become Greenville County’s first baby for 2018. Colt weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital. He was delivered by C-section by his uncle, obstetrician Dr. Mark Moore who was on call. Colt’s mom, Kristen Gault, 30, and his dad,...

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Restaurants open Christmas Day 2017

Here’s our annual Christmas Day restaurant opens for those traveling or settling on a meeting place for family and friends. There are a variety of options for sit-down restaurants, most with a traditional Christmas menu. Please call in advance as hours and locations may differ. Here’s hoping for safe travels and a Merry Christmas. Applebee’s...

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Boost your brain and maximize your memory with these easy tips

Feeling forgetful? Don’t fret. While we all have moments where it is hard to remember things, there are steps you can take to protect your mind and strengthen your memory. Working out your brain is similar to working out your body – the more you train, the stronger the muscle will become. The health experts...

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Jim Benson finalist for National Dealer of the Year

By JIM FAIR Editor Jim Benson will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas in March as one of 47 nominees for the TIME Dealer of the Year. Benson, 81, is South Carolina’s representative of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the...

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Police Academy grant helps fund youth program

The Greer Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association received a $3,000 grant to help fund the summer Youth Police Academy for middle school students. The grant, from CresCom Bank employees from its foundation, will help fund overall expenses for the program, which introduces middle school students to police operations, team building and leadership skills. Separate two-week...