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Crackdown on 'fishy' car ads

As part of the auto sweep from April of last year through this month, South Carolina’s consumer agency issued 78 enforcement ...
Benson Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Greer, and Burns Automotive in Gaffney. Each paid a $500 fine for offenses ranging from ...

Howell rescues diner at downtown restaurant

Norris and Engineer Wilson for Life Saving Award, Chief Harvey for Duke Energy City of the Year Award, Spartanburg County Firefighter Hall of Fame and South Carolina Firefighter Hall of Fame. Harvey was recognized last month in the general assembly.

Carolina Kidney Alliance forms

Greer and Spartanburg (coming this year). Columbia Nephrology Associates is centrally located in Columbia and is the largest nephrology practice in South Carolina. The practice has dialysis clinics in the Columbia area as well as Camden, Lugoff ...

Statue of noted Charleston blacksmith being rededicated

SC lawmakers call for audit of Winthrop University SC lawmakers call for audit of Winthrop University Seven South Carolina lawmakers are calling for a state audit of Winthrop University in Rock Hill amid concerns the university is using its savings to ...

Woman shot over the weekend in Greer dies of her wounds; husband charged

GREER, South Carolina — A Greer woman who was shot over the weekend has died of her wounds. Authorities tell local media outlets that 76-year-old Frankie Haney was shot twice at her apartment Saturday. Haney died Monday afternoon at Greenville Memorial ...

Palmetto Sunrise: Does S.C. have enough ‘secret sauce’ to woo Volvo?

Where is Volvo headed? South Carolina officials have their fingers crossed and a decision either way appears close. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said a decision on a new U.S. plant would reflect the availability and cost of skilled workers and logistics ...

Small plane makes emergency landing on South Carolina road

WELLFORD - A small plane made an emergency landing on a road in northern South Carolina. Local media outlets report five ...
to refuel at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer when the engine cut off and they were forced to make an ...

Greer officials: State legislation could cost millions

Proposed legislation touted to bring more fairness and simplicity to business licensure in South Carolina makes Greer officials fearful of losing millions of dollars in revenue and having to drastically cut city services. While bills to eliminate business ...

BMW produces 3 millionth vehicle in SC

The BMW Manufacturing Company said 3 million vehicles have rolled off the assembly line at the Greer plant. During a special ceremony Tuesday, a BMW employee presented they keys of the 3 millionth vehicle to be assembled in South Carolina, a Dorington Grey ...

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Kelsey Grammer’s Hot Daughter Greer Grammer Really Knows How To Dress

Getty Image Greer Grammer was at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Sunday night. (Yes, another awards show.) Not sure why she was there, but she was. And it’s a good thing too because as you will see she…

March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love”

Duke Ellington Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3291 a…

In the Media: 29th March 2015

In the media is a weekly round-up of features written by, about or containing female writers that have appeared during the previous week and I think are insightful, interesting and/or thought provokin…

Lost in the South

This is the second part of Complete Public Relations’ John Boyanoski journey through the South eating great food along the way.   Thursday: Travel day from Houston to Austin. We stopped at a Snowfl…

Southern Cars: Quality Used Cars, Trucks & SUV's in Greer, SC.

Quality Used Cars, Trucks & SUV's in Greer, SC.

UFO Sighting in Greer, South Carolina on March 21st 2015 - Saw in the sky 2 objects one was West and one was North West of Home Depot Parking lot.

Was at Home Depot talking to a friend in the parking lot. Notices flashing lights in the sky after a few minutes of them not moving i took pictures and video with my phone. There were 2 objects on…


The importance of local education funding in GREER SOUTH CAROLINA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in GREER SOUTH CAROLINA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Office on Violence Against Women


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in GREER SOUTH CAROLINA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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