Upstate Living

Sept. 17, 2018

Things You Should Know -Spartanburg Co Emergency Management Part 2

Emergency Management Part 2

Here is part 2 of our interview with Doug Bryson of Spartanburg County Emergency Management.  In this episode, he shares information regarding the CERT program.  For additional information, you can visit their website: www.scoem.org 

 

 

 

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Sept. 11, 2018

Things You Should Know -Spartanburg Co Emergency Management Part 1

SCOEM - Part 1

We met with Doug Bryson - Emergency Coordinator with Spartanburg County Office of Emergency Management.  He shared some really awesome information. Emergency Management is the combined efforts of local, state and federal government to protect the citizens from the effects of disasters, both natural and man-made.  ...

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Aug. 2, 2018

Greer Ministries - Meals On Wheels

Greer Ministries - Meals On Wheels

I feel so grateful that I am able to give back to our community in Greer by delivering meals, supporting the Greer Community Ministries goal "no senior adult or disabled person of the Great Greer area will go hungry."  

Here is the mission from ...

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July 23, 2018

Eye Health

Visit with Dr. Yeager

To maintain a lifetime of healthy vision, the AOA recommends a comprehensive eye exam every two years for adults ages 18 to 60, and annual exams for seniors age 61 and older.

"At risk" adults should have more frequent exams. Risk factors for adults include:

  • A ...
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Jan. 21, 2018

Market Trends January 2018

We are in a unique market.  Depending on the price point and area, you could be in a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market.   A buyers’ market is where the supply of homes is over 6 months. In a sellers’ market there is 4 months and under and a normal ...

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Oct. 20, 2016

Greer Community Ministries

What is Greer Community Ministries? GCM is a faith based organization with the philosophy that, "no elderly, home bound or disadvantaged person in the Greater Greer area will go hungry."

How did it get started? In 1972 a Greer minister, Rev. Johnny Stack, and a committee of local citizens founded ...

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Feb. 18, 2016

City Spotlight - Simpsonville

City Spotlight

Simpsonville

History

Originally developed as a stagecoach stop in the 1820's, Simpsonville was once called "Plain". While the town struggled some during the Civil War, by 1885 a new rail line was set and the Woodside Cotton Mill helped solidify Simpsonville's status as one of Greenville ...

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Jan. 18, 2016

City Spotlight - Travelers Rest

City Spotlight

Travelers Rest

History

Travelers Rest (or TR) has a unique beginning in that the city became populated by pure convenience. In the 1800's, travelers would stop and stay in the TR area for a few days or even a few months during the winter since mountain weather ...

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Dec. 16, 2015

City Spotlight - Spartanburg

 

City Spotlight

Spartanburg

Spartanburg, Sparkle City, Home of Food Network Famous 'Beacon Restaurant'. Greenville may be the powerhouse, but Spartanburg is like the nagging younger sibling that's gradually making a name for itself.

History

In 1753, settlers reached a treaty with the Cherokee Indians allowing the area to ...

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Nov. 16, 2015

City Spotlight - Greenville

This month we are focusing on the big dog, the mack daddy, the reason the Upstate is so famous; good ole Greenville!

Greenville

History

Greenville started out as just Cherokee hunting ground, but over time, it became home to the Great Plains Plantatio, which included a saw mill, stables, and ...

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