Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Fleet Feet is asking runners and walkers to meet at Furman's Timmons Arena for a 2.62 mile run/walk to show support for those affected by the attacks in Boston and during the Boston Marathon.
Want to do something to show your support for Boston. Tuesday night Fleet Feet is encouraging walkers and runners to meet at Furman University's Timmons Arena for a 2.62 mile run/walk to show support for those affected by the attacks in Boston. It is free to walk/run in the event, but donations are being collected for OneFundBoston.org. Organizers ask that you pre-register for the event and make donations here. Donations $20 and above will receive a T-shirt. A moment of silence will be observed before the run begins. Runners are encouraged to wear blue or yellow as a show of support and the colors of the Boston Marathon. For more information, call 235-4800.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Cold front, band of precipitation don't collide as forecasters projected, though icy roadways are possible.
Meteorologists were calling for possible flooding and snow Thursday. They got it half right. Heavy rains drenched most of the Upstate, with many parts of Upstate receiving roughly two inches of precipitation. Flood advisories were issued by the National Weather Service in both Pickens County and Greenville County, where streams and other bodies of water were at high risk of spilling over. The cold front expected to coincide with the arrival of eastward-moving moisture - and consequently deliver roughly an inch of snow - arrived much later than the bands of precipitation, which were already moving over Charlote by the time the temperature dipped below freezing in most of the Upstate. Still, meteorologists remain concerned about the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Couple robbed after setting up meeting via Craigslist.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in solving an armed robbery that was set up via the web site Craigslist. At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, a couple from North Carolina drove to the Olive Garden at 3290 North Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville after meeting a seller on Craigslist supposedly willing to sell an iPhone 5. After the couple got out of their vehicle to complete the sale, the purported seller took out a gun and demanded the couple's cash and belongings. A separate armed suspect also brandished a weapon and assisted in the robbery. The two suspects took the victims' phone, debit and credit cards, car keys and cash. No one was injured in the incident. The GCSO obtained photographs of one person of …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Cloudy skies, rain possible for Christmas Day.
We already knew the chances of enjoying a white Christmas weren't good this year - as in zero chance. But it does look like there will be stuff falling from the skies on Dec. 25 anyhow. The National Weather Service calls for the Upstate to see cloudy skies for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, On Chrismas Eve, cloudy skies will cloak the area, and there will be a 30-percent chance of rain. Christmas Day is forecast to see cloudy skies again, with a high of 55, and a 50-percent chance of rain. Even greater chances of rain are expected Christmas night, with lows dipping to 42 degrees and chances of precipitation rising to 60 percent.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Chad Connelly said Mitt Romney is right in not backing down from statements made in viral fundraising video released earlier in the week.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney may not have been South Carolina's first choice, but the state's Republican Party stands firmly behind him. Even after the progressive magazine Mother Jones released a series of audiotapes of the Republican Presidential nominee speaking at a fundraiser earlier this year, Chad Connelly, chair of the South Carolina Republican Party said Romney can win. "Obviously I stand by what Mitt Romney said. He's right," Connelly said. "We don't get a fair shake in the media. Let's face it, if the media were being honest right now, this would be a runaway for Mitt Romney and we could declare it over." The tapes appear to have been made without Romney's knowledge and Romney hasn't backed down from the comments he…
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Greenville metro area ranked No. 25 nationally in export merchandise shipped last year.
The Columbia Regional Business Report is reporting that the Greenville metro area ranked No. 25 nationally in exports, citing data released last week by the U.S. Commerce Department. The Greenville metro area includes Mauldin and Easley, and saw the fourth largest year-to-year increase in exports in the United States, according to the report. Exports from the area spiked from $3 billion to $11.7 billion in 2011, a 34 percent increase compared to 2010, according to the International Trade Administration. The Greenville area accounted for nearly half the entire state's exports. The Charleston area exported the second most product in the state last year, according to the report. Overall, S.C. exports in 2011 totaled $24.7 billion. Germany …
Monday, July 30, 2012
S.1125 and H.4786 both place restrictions on who can collect unemployment benefits.
Gov. Nikki Haley trekked to the Upstate on Monday to sign a pair of bills that restricts who can collect state unemployment benefits. Senate bill 1125 disallows claimants from receiving benefits if they become unemployed due to misconduct, a move Haley said was necessary due to millions of dollars of being spent on those who had been fired due to absenteeism, theft and other misconduct. "This says we're not going to make it comfortable for you to not do your jobs," said Haley, flanked by Sen. Lee Bright. The bill signing ceremony was held at Returnable Packaging Resource, or RPR near Pelham Road. RPR President Brian Laffler applauded the new laws, saying improper unemployment claims cost businesses like his money, which keeps him from …
Friday, July 6, 2012
247WallSt.Com has the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley area listed as No. 4 in its list of "Cities Where Manufacturing Is Booming."
24/7 Wall Street, a financial interest web site, has ranked the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley area as No. 4 on its list of "American Cities Where Manufacturing Is Booming. The list takes into account various metrics like manufacturing's contribution to export growth, positive and negative change in gross domestic product and the rate of export growth to come up a compilation of areas that are seeing a manufacturing revival. The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis. is listed at No. 1 on the list, but the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley area, which boasted a 14.9 percent exports share of GDP in 2011, makes the rankings at No. 4. Michelin North America, BMW Manufacturing Corp, and textile and R&D company Milliken & Company are among companies …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Temperatures projected to reach triple-digits on several days.
Over the next week, Upstate residents will be reminded of the difference between unseasonably warm and oppressively hot, so hot that safety precautions will need to be taken. James Oh, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Greenville, said the entire Upstate stands a good chance of seeing temperatures higher than 100 degrees from Friday until the July 4 holiday on Wednesday. "We very well could see 100 degree temperatures until Wednesday," Oh said. "Right now a high pressure system is over Texas and shifting eastward. By Friday, the high presure will settle in over the Southeast. The problem is once the high pressure is settled, it will stall for a long time over our area. That will cause temperatures to shoot up over triple …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Upstate counties will likely see only small pockets of groundwater recharge.
Official projections released Friday for the longterm forecast for the remainder of the Summer indicate there is likely little hope for a lessening of the drought that has persisted in the Upstate. Both Greenville and Pickens Counties remain in a "moderate" drought status, as classified by the South Carolina Climatology Office. Chris Horne, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Greenville, said short of a tropical system affecting the Carolinas, there will be little chance widespread rainfall that will be adequate to put a dent in the drought. "Usually South Carolina's drought status doesn't change in the Summer," Horne said. "If it does, it gets worse. "Thunderstorms are going provide some localized recharges, but again, …