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Student from Greer Middle College earns Subway grant

Mutaz Sarhan of Greer has been awarded a $1,500 Subway of South Carolina Scholarship. Sarhan is a graduating senior at Greer Middle College Charter High School in Taylors. He plans to study chemistry at Furman University, before continuing his studies in ...

Greer police to help Myrtle Beach ‘cope’ with Bikefest

Greer and the other agencies lending officers will provide roughly triple the law enforcement that was on hand during last year’s event. Officers will report from a number of agencies in South Carolina – the city of Lexington and Winthrop University ...

SCDOT: Roundabout proposed for Upstate intersection

A roundabout could be put in place at a Greer intersection. The South Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing the roundabout at the intersection of SC 101 at S-135 (N. McElhaney Road) in Greer. DOT safety project engineer Keith Riddle tells us ...

Moody’s: Volvo plant shifts South Carolina auto industry into higher gear

BMW’s plant in Greer accounts for most of South Carolina’s auto manufacturing output, with 8,000 workers and a $1 billion expansion plan to ramp up production to 450,000 vehicles per year from its current 300,000. South Carolina ranks No. 1 in the ...

How South Carolina won Volvo

and spoke with officials from two of South Carolina’s biggest economic-development catches of the past two decades — aircraft maker Boeing in North Charleston and automaker BMW in Greer. They also toured Trident Technical College in North Charleston ...

Pampling pushes lead to 4 in South Carolina

Greer, SC ( - Rod Pampling fired his second straight 63 on Friday and extended his lead to four strokes after two rounds of the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Pampling finished 36 holes at 18-under-par 126. He matched the course record at Green ...

Latest South Carolina sports

Rod Pampling shoots 63 to take Tour lead GREER, S.C. (AP) - Australia's Rod Pampling shot ...
this week has been canceled after the team's bus wrecked on its way to South Carolina. Carolina League President John Hopkins said Wednesday that the ...

South Carolina editorial roundup

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state's first inland port pass it by when the decision was made to develop the distribution facility in Greer, near the BMW facility and along Interstate 85 with its auto industry base.

Volvo To Build New Plant In South Carolina

Volvo joins BWM, which builds cars in Greer, in the Palmetto State's auto industry. Jaguar Land Rover is also considering South Carolina as the site of a new U.S. plant.

South Carolina trumps North Carolina in bagging Volvo

And BMW, which started running cars off its Greer assembly plant in 1994, now employs 8,000. The state also has become the nation’s top tire manufacturer. South Carolina landed Volvo with more than $200 million in state and local incentives. That ...

5/21/15: The Tale Lost in the Telling

For my money, nothing beats a simple tale told well. Sure, there’s plenty of joy and value to be found in complex structures, eye-popping visual feasts and all-or-nothing editing extravaganzas: specta…

New 2016 Kia Optima in Greer, SC

2016 OPTIMA LUXURY CRAFTMANSHIP AT EVERY ANGLE It’s refined, modern style with well-balanced performance. From the sleek, clean design of the front end to the fuel-efficient powertrain to premium co…

Nissan of Greer takes part in historic Upstate celebration

GREER, S.C.  – The City of Greenville unveiled the Upstate’s first Level III electric car charger Friday morning, and Nissan of Greer was there. The charger was installed at the Richardson Street Gar…

7 Questions with Greer Barnes

Photo by Chris Langston by Ryan Meehan Revered by audiences and fellow comics alike, Greer Barnes is a regularly featured performer at the Comedy Cellar, in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Vi…

Germaine Greer Holds Public Lecture in UL

Germaine Greer. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. As part of a major international three-day conference on “Women and Ageing”, Germaine Greer held a public lecture at the University of Limerick this wee…

Dinosaurs strike a pose in new ‘Jurassic World’ posters

The genetically-enhanced dinosaurs are front and center of the three, new Jurassic World one-sheets released by Universal Pictures. The posters separately feature Bryce Dallas Howard squaring off …

Awakening, Four Lives in Art, by Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller

Four Lives in Art couldn’t be more different to the last biography I read, but the undertaking is the same: to rescue from obscurity Australians whose lives have been overlooked.  And though the reaso…

Hyundai Approved Parts in Greer, SC

Parts Department | (877) 697-5179 At Hyundai of Greer, we pride ourselves in giving you options when ordering parts. Many vehicle enthusiasts love going to the dealership and chatting with the servi…

2015 Kia Rio in Greer: Stylish, fun entry level car

The 2015 Kia Rio is great for style points and budget savings, as it has a sculpted aerodynamic shape that captures eyes, not wind. Fuel efficient and fashionable. If you are in the market for an…

Reining in Your Debt

Americans are spending freely again. That has a downside. As the Great Recession faded, American household debt gradually decreased. In fact, it declined by $1 trillion between mid-2008 and mid-2014,…


Register now and request your ballots for the year in GREER SOUTH CAROLINA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]

Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in GREER SOUTH CAROLINA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


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