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TRENDING NEWS JULY 11, 2014

Expect delays I85 – north –... near MM 62 // a crash involving an 18-wheeler and another smaller truck ...was blocking the two lanes./ /traffic is backed up to exit 60 moving at a crawl.
gun manufacturer --Remington Arms will replace trigger mechanisms on Model 700 ...bolt-action hunting rifles,... due to a defective trigger mechanism

Ride-sharing service uberX ..launched yesterday in four South Carolina cities, including Greenville. /./ Drivers who sign on to the service use their own cars and receive 80% of the fare / riders use a GPS-enabled mobile app to request and pay for a ride if

Family Dollar is adding beer and wine to its shelves, the retailer's latest attempt to improve its bottom line

In world cup action – germany plays argentina at 3 on espn

Look for another supermoon tomoro night- big bright and close to the earth..

Size… triple ooo… xtra x x small- is j crew's new clothing line..made to be sold in asia..and for those petites…with a 23 inch waist..some say its promoting an unhealthy body image.
Starry night at roper mtn sci center tionight at 7pm …view the stars thru the 8th largest refractor telescope in the nation/ visit ropermountain .org

The fantasy saga ``Game of Thrones,'' emerged as the leader in Emmy Awards' nominations announced yesterday with 19 bids, including best drama series. / Breaking Bad'' was next in line with 16 bids …for its final season, including best drama / The Emmy Awards show is Aug. 25 hosted by Seth Meyers on NBC

The Emmy Awards show is Aug. 25 hosted by Seth Meyers on NBCthe miniseries, ``Fargo,'' got 18 bids, and ``American Horror Story: Coven,'' has 17 …nominations..//. Game of Thrones,and game of thrones got he most bids..


the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will open on Aug. 23. The opening of the 94,000-square-foot facility was timed to coincide with two games at the Georgia Dome to begin the college football season: .

A Southern California teacher who had some 400 snakes in his home has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and must pay $17,000 in restitution for animal care. William Buchman pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to provide proper care for his snakes. Authorities say many of the snakes were found to be either dead or dying when authorities in January went to Buchman's Santa Ana home following reports of a vile smell.

The service has been growing in popularity in major metropolitan areas but has faced backlash from traditional taxi companies and occasionally run afoul of regulations governing transportation.
uberX is an on-demand service in which riders use a GPS-enabled mobile app to request and pay for a ride. Drivers who sign on to the service use their own cars and receive 80 percent of the fare, which can be cheaper than a traditional taxi./ As part of its launch in the Palmetto State, uberX is offering riders five free rides, up to $25 each.

Fireworks new spring.com music games

Sunday is national frenceh fry day

hiring is underway for aramark dining services..to fill 200 positions../ go to Clemson university dining hall..from 9-noon or 2- 5;30 today
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TRENDING NEWS JULY 10, 2014

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband earned more than $282,000 last year.. Tax returns show $100,000.. from her book earnings.../ $70k.. from investments

hiring is underway for aramark dining services..to fill 200 positions../ go to Clemson university dining hall..from 9-noon or 2- 5;30 today

Clemson university sold of of season tickets.--. more than… 52,000 …for its seven-game home schedule... at Memorial Stadium


Don't spray your kids with sunscreen, Consumer Reports is warning parents against spray-ons, saying it could put children at risk for asthma or allergy attacks./An FDA study is underway..

New research shows cavities in kids have gone up more than 15% percent.- sippy cups of sugary juice all day is an issue and bottled water ..it doesn't have fluoride..that public water has../ don't swish.. with water ..after brushing teeth,.. excess toothpaste ..left in the mouth allows the fluoride to continue working for hours, which helps reduce cavities for teeth brushers of all ages.

Online: Colorado marijuana market study: http://1.usa.gov/1lVgbWY
marijuana sales in Colorado began in january… since then- total market demand is about 130 metric tons a year…with residents smoking most of that..although..in mountain resorts- 90% is smoked by visitors/

The SC Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling yesterday… that Attorney General Alan Wilson ..properly empaneled a state grand jury to consider allegations...that.. House Speaker Bobby Harrell. ..abused his power for personal benefit.

A man in suburban Houston faces charges of killing four of his children and two other people. Deputies in Spring, Texas say the man opened fire at his home Wednesday killing the children, ages 14, 9, 7 and 4, and two adults in their 30s. A 15-year-old daughter was critically wounded, but she was able to call for help and warn authorities that her father was headed to her grandparents' home to kill them. The man surrendered to authorities following a three-hour standoff in his car.

the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia has cut wait times for new veteran patients from about 77 to 53 days with an outreach program and extended clinic hours. althgo, officials say .., more work is needed to improve patient care in the veteran health care system.

It'll soon be the robots' turn to play World Cup soccer. As soon as the human athletes are done their tournament in Brazil, robots will take to the field. Teams from about 45 countries will compete. The ultimate goal is to create a robot team that can beat the human World Cup winners by 2050. The machines come in all shapes and sizes, from wheeled robots the size of a soccer ball to 5-foot-tall humanoids

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TRENDING NEWS JULY 09, 2014

New vaccine guidelinesfor back-to-school.: http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/Vaccinations/


Do you watch Real Housewives of Atlanta'- one of the husbands is going to jail..
BI-LO is holding a job fair today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bi-Lo on Highway 72/221 East in Greenwood.

for part time positions …available at four BI-LO locations….in greenwood and Abbeville
Two upstate brewies won awards at the U.S. Open Beer Championship - The Swamp Rabbit Brewery in Travelers Rest.. won a gold medal for its Raspberry Whitey , RJ Rockers —won a bronze for its Bald Eagle Brown,

In world cup semifinals yesterday - Germany beat Host country..brazil yesterday 7-1/
Yappy hour at NOMA sq tonight- is from 6-8--- bring your pet for yapa tizers and pup-tinis..live music and doggie bags available....its free/

The husband of a ``Real Housewives of Atlanta'' star has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges./ Apollo Nida also must pay restitution to victims of a $2.3 million scheme. Nida is the husband of Phaedra Parks, one of the… reality …show's …stars

Mila Kunis says ashton kutcher….was her first kiss ever…/when they costarred on "That '70s Show (98-06) the couple is expecting their first child

fast becoming the must-have- for the new global elite/ The Rolls-Royce-The cars, which can start as high as $263,000, have been updated to reflect the technical know-how and marketing might of parent company BMW.Two upstate brewies won awards at the U.S. Open Beer Championship - The Swamp Rabbit Brewery in Travelers Rest.. won a gold medal for its Raspberry Whitey , RJ Rockers —won a bronze for its Bald Eagle Brown,

the United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls. ..according to an international study.. / teens in China's financial hub of Shanghai had the highest average score. At the bottom of the list were Italy and Colombia

Consumers have increased their borrowing again, Auto and student loans drove much of the gains in May.

A tight knit group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 million Powerball prize won in last Wednesday night's drawing.After taxes, each winner will take home approximately $48,500.

This time, there were no complaints about the airline food. That's because the flight was ``catered'' by a Frontier Airlines pilot. The pilot treated his passengers to pizza when storms diverted his flight bound for Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming. As the plane sat on a runway waiting for permission to resume the flight, the pilot placed a call, saying he needed to feed 160 people fast. The manager of the Domino's pizza says his crew baked up nearly three dozen pizzas and had them delivered to the airport. Once the pizza arrived, the flight took off.

Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses in Smithfield during severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says investigators will determine if a tornado touched down Tuesday night. In Carroll County, Maryland, one child was killed and six others were injured when a tree fell at a summer camp during a strong thunderstorm.
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TRENDING NEWS JULY 09, 2014


Investigators have found a woman they say is behind a string of Upstate robberies / a blonde woman robbed 5 upstate convienience stores..…between 245 and 630 this morning...this morning.—in gvl and Anderson counties//. ,the suspect is in custody

Theres a job fair this week- for Aramark Clemson …Dining Services to fill more than 200 positions …its being held at the clemson university dining hall…from 9 a.m. to 1noon/ and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The price of gas is down a bit../ ..averaging $3.29 per gallon,in the upstate/ The national average is $3.65

In order to get the Sunday alcohol sales question on the november ballot-in Greenville county ….
7,500 signatures were needed.on a petition./ more than 9400 were submitted… to election officials yesterday- /it will take about a week to certify the signatures,

A new study suggests…that it matters more what you study in college rather than – if you went to a public or private college / math and science.. in particular…are earning recent graduates …the most money./ averaging.. $65,000 a year compared to $49,500 …of graduates of other degrees Department of Education

9400 signatures on a petition..were delivered to the gvl county elections office yesterday / more than the required 7500 needed to get the question…of Sunday alcohol sales …in Greenville county… on the novemebr ballot/certification of the signatures will take about a week

a 3-year-old South Carolina boy from Buford SC…. Has died../ several days ..after being trapped in a hot car / relatives say - Logan Cox … climbed into the vehicle… while his mother slept./ Authorities haven't said if anyone will be charged in the boy's death

The SC health department wants to stress that -- eating fish from upstate waters…poses a health risk/

A $300,000 Palmetto …Cash 5 …ticket was sold at the Stop-A-Minit #7 in Piedmont for Sunday night's drawing. …

Increasing numbers of American households …are dropping their old tlandlines/ … Now, roughly 4 out of 10 people use only cellphones. / although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years

http://www.wyff4.com/news/customer-service-jobs-up-for-grabs-in-upstate/26820766#!baJAS6
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2014/07/07/eating-fish-upstates-waters-poses-health-hazard/12324795/

Madonna ….turned up …as required for jury duty yesterday…. But she didn't stay long…. She was quickly sent her way, without being questioned for any case. Madonna didn't have to even hang out with the other would-be jurors in the waiting room; she chilled out in a clerk's office instead. Officials with the state courthouse in Manhattan say they kept her ``sequestered'' because they didn't want her to distract from the jury selection process. But the official says the fact that Madonna came is evidence that everybody gets flagged for jury duty

http://www.wyff4.com/news/customer-service-jobs-up-for-grabs-in-upstate/26820766#!baJAS6


It took rescuer workers nearly three hours to get people off a roller coaster ride that got stuck at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Santa Clarita, California. The Ninja coaster hit a tree branch late yesterday afternoon, dislodging the front car. That left 22 people hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air as day turned into night. Four people were slightly injured.

A Yankees fan is suing two ESPN announcers for $10 million, saying they mocked him when he was caught on national TV sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. Andrew Robert Rector says in his suit that during the Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an ``avalanche of disparaging words'' against him, calling him ``fatty'' and ``stupid.'' Rector claims he suffered ``substantial injury'' to his ``character and reputation'' and ``mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity.

At the Annual.. International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship …in Eau Claire, Michigan,…. The winner . Brian Krause.hurled a cherry pit… 80 feet, 8 inches… Coming in second.. was Brian's dad, Rick, hit pit flew 77 feet, 7 1/2 inches.

Two-time defending champion Sonya Thomas lost her hot dog eating title Friday to Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh), who wolfed down 34 franks and buns in 10 minutes to win the women's division of the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.

Thomas, of Alexandria, Virginia, was only able to devour 27 3/4 hot dogs and buns.

About 50 Episcopal churches in South Carolina are taking the national church to court, saying they should be able to leave the group without losing their property. Trial is set to open Tuesday in St. George in the dispute involving about 50 Episcopal churches that say the national church has become too liberal, /

A fossil found near the Charleston airport years ago... has revealed ...a gigantic bird with a wingspan of about 21 feet that snatched fish.... from the ocean.... millions of years ago./ The first formal description of the bird was released Monday.... though fossilized bones of the bird were found in 1983./

A Yankees fan is suing two ESPN announcers for $10 million, saying they mocked him when he was caught on national TV sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. Andrew Robert Rector says in his suit that during the Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an ``avalanche of disparaging words'' against him, calling him ``fatty'' and ``stupid.'' Rector claims he suffered ``substantial injury'' to his ``character and reputation'' and ``mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity

Austin Mahone fan and he will be in Simpsonville Aug 31 at heritage park

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TRENDING NEWS JULY 08,2014


Investigators have found a woman they say is behind a string of Upstate robberies / a blonde woman robbed 5 upstate convienience stores..…between 245 and 630 this morning...this morning.—in gvl and Anderson counties//. ,the suspect is in custody

Theres a job fair this week- for
Aramark Clemson …Dining Services to fill more than 200 positions …its being held at the clemson university dining hall…from 9 a.m. to 1noon/ and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The price of gas is down a bit../ ..averaging $3.29 per gallon,in the upstate/ The national average is $3.65

In order to get the Sunday alcohol sales question on the november ballot-in Greenville county …. 7,500 signatures were needed.on a petition./ more than 9400 were submitted… to election officials yesterday- /it will take about a week to certify the signatures,


A new study suggests…that it matters more what you study in college rather than – if you went to a public or private college / math and science.. in particular…are earning recent graduates …the most money./ averaging.. $65,000 a year compared to $49,500 …of graduates of other degrees Department of Education

9400 signatures on a petition..were delivered to the gvl county elections office yesterday / more than the required 7500 needed to get the question…of Sunday alcohol sales …in Greenville county… on the novemebr ballot/certification of the signatures will take about a week

a 3-year-old South Carolina boy from Buford SC…. Has died../ several days ..after being trapped in a hot car / relatives say - Logan Cox … climbed into the vehicle… while his mother slept./ Authorities haven't said if anyone will be charged in the boy's death

The SC health department wants to stress that -- eating fish from upstate waters…poses a health risk/

A $300,000 Palmetto …Cash 5 …ticket was sold at the Stop-A-Minit #7 in Piedmont for Sunday night's drawing. …


Increasing numbers of American households …are dropping their old tlandlines/ … Now, roughly 4 out of 10 people use only cellphones. / although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years









http://www.wyff4.com/news/customer-service-jobs-up-for-grabs-in-upstate/26820766#!baJAS6
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2014/07/07/eating-fish-upstates-waters-poses-health-hazard/12324795/

Madonna ….turned up …as required for jury duty yesterday…. But she didn't stay long…. She was quickly sent her way, without being questioned for any case. Madonna didn't have to even hang out with the other would-be jurors in the waiting room; she chilled out in a clerk's office instead. Officials with the state courthouse in Manhattan say they kept her ``sequestered'' because they didn't want her to distract from the jury selection process. But the official says the fact that Madonna came is evidence that everybody gets flagged for jury duty

http://www.wyff4.com/news/customer-service-jobs-up-for-grabs-in-upstate/26820766#!baJAS6


It took rescuer workers nearly three hours to get people off a roller coaster ride that got stuck at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Santa Clarita, California. The Ninja coaster hit a tree branch late yesterday afternoon, dislodging the front car. That left 22 people hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air as day turned into night. Four people were slightly injured.

A Yankees fan is suing two ESPN announcers for $10 million, saying they mocked him when he was caught on national TV sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. Andrew Robert Rector says in his suit that during the Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an ``avalanche of disparaging words'' against him, calling him ``fatty'' and ``stupid.'' Rector claims he suffered ``substantial injury'' to his ``character and reputation'' and ``mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity.

At the Annual.. International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship …in Eau Claire, Michigan,…. The winner . Brian Krause.hurled a cherry pit… 80 feet, 8 inches… Coming in second.. was Brian's dad, Rick, hit pit flew 77 feet, 7 1/2 inches.

Two-time defending champion Sonya Thomas lost her hot dog eating title Friday to Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh), who wolfed down 34 franks and buns in 10 minutes to win the women's division of the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.
Thomas, of Alexandria, Virginia, was only able to devour 27 3/4 hot dogs and buns.

About 50 Episcopal churches in South Carolina are taking the national church to court, saying they should be able to leave the group without losing their property. Trial is set to open Tuesday in St. George in the dispute involving about 50 Episcopal churches that say the national church has become too liberal, /

A fossil found near the Charleston airport years ago... has revealed ...a gigantic bird with a wingspan of about 21 feet that snatched fish.... from the ocean.... millions of years ago./ The first formal description of the bird was released Monday.... though fossilized bones of the bird were found in 1983./

A Yankees fan is suing two ESPN announcers for $10 million, saying they mocked him when he was caught on national TV sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. Andrew Robert Rector says in his suit that during the Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an ``avalanche of disparaging words'' against him, calling him ``fatty'' and ``stupid.'' Rector claims he suffered ``substantial injury'' to his ``character and reputation'' and ``mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity

Austin Mahone fan and he will be in Simpsonville Aug 31 at heritage park

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TRENDING NEWS JULY 07, 2014

Sunday alcohol sales in Greenville County… Registered voters have until 5 p.m. today … to sign a petition..to get the referendum on the Novermber ballot/ Go to b937.com and download a form.
Three Greenville police officers are off patrol after a shooting… involving an officer …and a suspected bicycle thief./

The suspect ran into pep boys on laurens rd..held an employee… at knife point when he was shot by the officer..no update on the supsects condition.
another new restaurant is opening soon …at Magnolia Park shopping center ..the yard House will feature over 120 beers on tap…plans to open in September.

for the Fourth of July….. John Fletcher ..who goes by the name of… Ghengis John,.. attached …more than 10K firecrackers to his 51-year-old body…and set them off.. the Human Firecracker….,has fractured his ribs 17 times,.. been knocked unconscious, been burned

The drawn-out feud surrounding the NBA's ..Los Angeles Clippers goes to court today… to determine whether the proposed $2 billion sale of the team to former Miscroft CEO Steve Ballmer… will go through

A magnitude 7.1 eathquakwe has hit the this mornng just off the southwestern coast of mexico

At the Annual.. International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship …in Eau Claire, Michigan,…. The winner . Brian Krause.hurled a cherry pit… 80 feet, 8 inches… Coming in second.. was Brian's dad, Rick, hit pit flew 77 feet, 7 1/2 inches
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TRENDING NEWS JUNE 28,2014

It's National Mosquito Awareness Week

conserve  and boil water…vigorously.. for at least one minute prior to drinking or cooking ---if you’re in anderson or parts of pickens counties,.. …a ruptured pipe is the problem.../ A number of businesses are closed due o the issue

three surgical patients at Greenville Hospital System … … diagnosed with  a rare mycO-bacterial infection have died, A total of 15 patients have tested positive for the infection,

a job fair today  - hiring for  auto assemblers, material handlers forklift operators, customer service, and data entry / stop by Kelly Services  Howell Road in Greenville.
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

yesterday, The U.S. lost 1-0 to  Germany, but still advanced to the knockout stage of the tournament, Belgium 4 tuesday

are you  a heavy drinker Women are considered "heavy drinkers" if they have eight or more drinks a week, according to the CDC. Men can have 14.

an intoxicated.. Shia LaBeouf was arrested for liting up a cigarette  during a play at a new York theater…the  Actor was drunk and using foul language.. He was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct

Winthrop University has fired its president less than a year after hiring her. University trustees voted yesterday to terminate Jamie Comstock Williamson's contract. They say Williamson violated the university's nepotism policy by hiring her husband, among other violations / Williamson denied all the trustees' complaints.

Federal health regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind set of robotic leg braces that can help some disabled people walk again. The ReWalk system consists of leg braces with motion sensors and motorized joints

The public corruption case of a former South Carolina State University trustee is about to go to a federal jury. The prosecution and defense plan closing statements Friday in Jonathan Pinson's trial. Authorities say Pinson used his position as a trustee to try to get the university to buy land from a Florida developer so he could get a Porsche SUV as a thank you gift. 

 The FBI says nine people from five states have been charged with taking $15 million from investors in a fake coal mining company in Tennessee. Prosecutors say more than 160 investors from around the country were targeted. The people charged are from Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Indiana and Kentucky. 

The board overseeing San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge is scheduled to make a big decision today about preventing suicides on the span when it votes on a $76 million funding package for a net. There's been a decades-long debate over whether the barrier would work. Since the Golden Gate opened in 1937, more than 1,400 people have plunged to their deaths
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The system provides water to 13 utilities that serve 200,000 customers.  
Police in suburban Atlanta say a couple accused of locking their son in the basement of their home for more than a year are facing criminal charges. Gwinnett County police spokesman Jake Smith said Thursday that the Buford couple is accused of confining the 13-year-old boy in a small room with a mattress and a makeshift toilet.
 
 
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TRENDING NEWS JUNE 26, 2014

 

Sunday alcohol sales in Greenville county- do you think its time to make that happen? Greenville County Council said No to putting the question on the nov ballot..But- you can make it happen. 7500 signatures are needed on a petition..by july 6. Go to b937 and download a form../ power to the people!  You have the vote! Unite- its your right



http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/25872961/boil-water-advisory-issued-for-several-utility-customers-in-anderson-county

Anderson County and parts of Pickens County were placed under a boil water and conservation advisory …last night after a pipe ruptured at a pump station./  officials say it is not  connected to the water color and odor problems customers had been experiencing,   To know if you are affected..go to b937.com

The Anderson Regional Joint Water System has asked that customers  should only "use water for essential purposes" and boil water until further notice. / all residents using Electric City Utilities , Homeland Park, Starr-Iva Water District and Broadway Water to boil their water for at least one minute prior to drinking and cooking. / West Anderson Water District, Hammond Water District, Sandy Springs Water District, City of Clemson, Clemson University, /Pendleton, / Williamston and Big Creek Water District are also included.. The Joint Water System said customers can call 864-226-9676 with any questions or concerns.     THE ABOVE IS Courtesy of FOX NEWS

Confluence Outdoor will be hiring assemblers and molders during a job fair today./   9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at..SC Works - McAlister Square in Greenville

A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. Chief Justice John Roberts says because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them.

a  new study shows the recycling industry has a $13 billion impact on South Carolina's economy. The College of Charleston study focused on businesses that make a profit by recycling their own materials or materials from other businesses. It did not consider residential recycling or municipal solid waste.

the U.S. is fighting to advance ..in the World Cup,..they face Germany at 11:30 on ESPN/  Americans could  advance with a loss.. if Ghana and Portugal draw or if Portugal wins by a narrow margin.
Online: http://www.ussoccer.com/

All over the world..little librarys are being erected ….//   people are encouraged to share their books..for free …by leaving them in homemade structures …some cities are shutting down these ``Little Free Library''

Google says 2  new smartwatches running Android Wear are now available..From -  LG-and  Samsung / A third one, from Motorola'is coming later this summer.

Oklahoma recorded nearly 150 earthquakes between January and the start of May. Most have been weak, but they've raised suspicions that the shaking might be connected to the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing.

Census Bureau figures show the United States as a whole is getting older, but not everywhere,/  the median age in the United States is 37.6 years ..except in 7  states …Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, the  Dakota’s, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, thanks in part to an oil boom in those states.
Swedish furniture chain'-- Ikea is  raising the minimum wage for thousands of employees . ..to $10.76 an hour,

the U.S. is fighting to advance ..in the World Cup,..they face Germany at noon on ESPN/ watch parties are springing up in bars, restaurants and public spaces. Americans could advance with a loss.. if Ghana and Portugal draw or if Portugal wins by a narrow margin.

Trustees at Clemson have approved a 3 percent tuition increase for students this fall. University officials say the increases will help offset state-mandated pay raises for employees; and costs for retirement and health insurance. University of South Carolina trustees also raised tuition by 3 percent for this fall.

Is college worth it? a person with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn about $1. million …more than …someone with just a high school diploma./ And someone with an associate's degree will bring in $325,000 more than someone with a high school education.

Police in Detroit say a 12-year-old boy found Wednesday in the basement of his home after being missing for a week is being medically evaluated. There had been an intense search for Charlie Bothuell V, and police just hours earlier had told reporters that they were not ruling out the possibility of homicide. The boy's father says he's as surprised as anyone that his son was in the basement. Police say the child appeared to have been hiding

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/sports/worldcup/world-cup-2014-us-and-ghana-among-teams-fighting-to-advance.html?_r=0
 
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TRENDING NEWS JUNE 25, 2014

Greenville County Council said No to putting the Sunday alchol sales on the nov ballot…But, what do you, the voter want??!!
If you think its time to have Sunday alcohol sales in gvl county- make it happen!   sign the petition…7500 signatures are needed on a petition..by july 6. Go to b937 and download a petition get yur friends to sign it! ../ power to the people!

Looking for work? Theres a job  fair  today  at Harmon Field in Tryon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, / , OpSource is hiring for  jobs in  Inman..machine operators, production and assembly workers.  

in Clemson The Patrick square community  and town square..will feature  new housing ,retail and restaurants.. including   a rick erwins restaurant- -a spa and gym ..butcher,and baker, and will feature a huge  green space for a  farmers market and free movies /
Is college worth it?   a person with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn about $1. million …more than …someone with just a high school diploma./    And someone with an associate's degree will bring in $325,000 more than someone with a high school education.

Congratulations to our â€ª#‎misssc2014 â€ª#‎cmnh Miracle Maker Award Top 5 Finalists! Miss Clarendon, Hanna Henshaw / Miss Clemson, Callie Martin / Miss Hilton Head Island, Rachel Tripp / Miss Columbia, Mya Kayler / Miss Trevilian, Mary Grace Nasim â€ª#‎congrats â€ª#‎misssc â€ª#‎mao
 
 
Some anderson county residents their drinking water....the color, smell and taste of their drinking water …,/the  Anderson Regional Joint Water System  says… an increase in algae in  its raw water source …Lake Hartwell …
 
The Great Recession and the slow recovery have sharply widened the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, according to a study that underscores the unevenness of wealth gains since the recession ended. /   The richest 5 percent had 24 times the wealth of the median household in 2013 up substantially from 16.5 times as much in 2007, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.

two daredevils want to jump a southern Idaho canyon... `Big Ed'' Beckley says he'll clear the canyon..with a  rocket-powered motorcycle./ Eddie Braun  will use a steam-powered rocket. /  The Snake River Canyon is a quarter-mile wide in some places and 500 feet deep
/the jumps are scheduled for  late September or October.

An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first  test flight of a high-altitude balloon ..and capsule ...that will take tourists to the edge of space./   World View Enterprises of Tucson plans  to begin its $75,000 per-person flights in 2016
… Theres a power outage…Maudlin Siompsonville area ..so,traffic lights are out…crews are working to restore power
 
In the Twitterverse ….which  world leaders… put an emphasis on digital diplomacy?  President Obama’s white house and Indonesia's President
have nearly 5 million followers... India's.. new Prime Minister is a close second.. followed by  Pope Francis,; the best-connected..france and sewden

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FIREWORKS,CONCERTS,FOOD! July 3-4-5

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Hi! Have a great time,but,be careful!!

June 27-28

Ninety Six

• What: Festival of the Stars
• When: Fri. June 27, 6 – 10 pm and Sat, June 28, 10am-10pm
• Where: Downtown Ninety-Six
• The SC Festival of Stars is an Independence Day celebration that is held annually on the last weekend in June. The festival begins with a Friday night "Concert in the Park" held at the Ninety Six Town Park, Saluda Street/Cross Ave, Ninety Six, just off Hwy 34. The four-hour concert is free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and prepare to be entertained! Saturday morning begins with a Main Street Parade, filled with flags, ribbons and orf course..red, white and blue! Then is down to the Town Park where food vendors have delicious festival foods waiting. Who can resist the BBQ, sausage sandwiches, corn on the cob, even African cuisine on the menu. Cotton candy, ice cream and sweet tea are just a sample of what you will find. Crafters and craft vendors of all varieties are on hand along with Amusement Rides, Helicopter Rides, an Automotive contest, Motorcycle contest, Horseshoe and several other contests designed to try your skills (or luck). If your feeling brave, you may want to enter our Hot Wings Contest, or may stick to something more traditional like watermelon. Live entertainment on stage and music all day as various Bands play right up to the fireworks, which begin at 9:45 pm.



City of Greer Freedom Blast

• When: Sat, June 28, 6pm-10pm
• Where: Greer City Park
• Kick off the Independence Day celebration a few days early at the annual City of Greer Freedom Blast at Greer City Park. Music, food, and fun for all ages is in store at Freedom Blast, which will operate from 6pm. until the grand fireworks display at 10:15pm. Guests will have ample food and drink options, as vendors will line the Greer City Park promenade with a variety of treats for sale. Pepsi and Budweiser will also be on sale at beverage carts and guests are asked to be aware that beer sales will close at 10pm. There will also be a salute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Here is a list of the 4th/5th of July events in the Upstate and Western, North Carolina

Upstate Events:

Rock Hill
• What: Red, White, and Boom!
• When: July 3 5:00pm – 11:00pm
• Where: Old Town Amphitheater, Rock Hill
• The Carolina Wind Orchestra and Image & GT Sound will perform as part of the 12th annual Red, White & BOOM! festival where the community comes together in Old Town to celebrate America with a live concert, kids activities, ice cream eating contest, food and beverage vendors, and fireworks at 10pm

Wells Fargo Red, White, and Blue

• When: July 4, 5pm-10:30pm
• Where: Downtown Greenville - Court St. to Camperdown St./Broad St. from Laurens St. to Falls St. including Falls Park.
• Along with live musical entertainment, the free event will also feature a variety of food and a children’s area from 5-10:30 p.m. at East Broad and Main streets.
• Entertainment: Pepsi Main Stage
• 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Most Wanted Bluegrass
• 6:45-8:15 pm – Matt Tucker Band
• 8:15 – 9:35 pm – Cody Webb
• D Stage at the Peace Center Amphitheatre
• 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – 246th Army Band
• 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – 246th Army Band
• Fireworks Display
• 9:30 p.m. - Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Fireworks


Earle Street July 4th Parade
• When: July 4 7:00 – 7:30 pm
• Where: Earle St from Robinson to North Main St./ 225 West Earle St, Greenville, SC
• Annual Parade down Earle Street
• Admission: Free


Easley Celebrate America
• When: July 4, 7pm-10pm and July 5, 7pm-10pm
• Where: Easley Downtown at Old Market Square
• One of the largest outdoor celebrations in the upstate area, featuring a host of musical entertainment, food, vendors, children’s area and a fireworks display at 9:45pm on July 4.

Inman
• What: Salute to America Block Party and Fireworks Show
• When: Friday, July 4, All Day Event
• Where: Holly Springs Fire and Rescue District- 3301 Hwy 357, Inman, SC 29349
• Com join us on the 4th of July for some wonderful festivities. This year will be the best yet. Live Music, Great Food, Local Vendors, Inflatables for Kids, Model Airplane Show, Little Miss & Mr. Holly Springs Pageant, Bake Sale and much more. Oh, and of course the Best fireworks show in Spartanburg County!!!
• BBQ will be sold from 11am until sold out for dinner.

Mountain Rest
• What: 55th annual Hillbilly Day
• When: Thursday July 4th from 9 am to 3 pm
• Where: The 55th annual Hillbilly Day will be held on Thursday, July 4th from 9am to 3pm at 120 Verner Mill Road in Mountain Rest, Oconee County, South Carolina. Observe the holiday during this annual family event featuring Blue Grass music, clogging contests, fiddle and banjo competition, BBQ, chicken food plates, greased pig chase, and greased pole climb. Free parking and admission. Please bring your own chairs for seating! For more information and directions please go to mountainrestcommunityclub.com.

Newberry
• What: Newberry Fireworks Celebration
• When: Thursday, July 4th
• Where: Newberry High School located at 3113 Main Street, Newberry, SC
• This is a family friendly event features games for the kids and food for all ages. Childrens activities will start at 6:00 pm, a skydiving celebration at 8:00pm and the fireworks will begin at dusk. All activities are free and open to the general public..

Pickens

• What: 4th of July Celebration
• When: July 4, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
• Where: 114 Main Street
• A celebration of America on its day of independence. Join us for a free event for the entire family.

Seneca
• What: Seneca 4th of July Celebration
• When: July 4, gates open at 6pm
• Where: Gignilliat Park Community Center
• The 4th of July Celebration features bounce houses for the kids, with performances by Funk Factory and The Tams. A huge fireworks display rounds out the evening’s festivities.

Simpsonville
• What: Independence Day Patriotic Pops
• When: July 4, 8 pm (gates open at 5:30)
• Where: Charter Amphitheatre, Heritage Park, Simpsonville
• This annual event is an all-American celebration at Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, SC featuring the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, an awe-inspiring fireworks display, children's activity center and fun for the entire family.
• The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the GSO concert begins at 8:00 p.m
• VIP seating: $50 for adults, $30 for Children 12 and under, VIP seating also comes with admission the VIP tent, which includes food and beverage. General Admission is $25 per car
• Picnic baskets are permitted with food only. Drinks must be purchased at the concessions.
• Please note, all ticket prices increase on the day of the concert, so be sure to purchase your tickets before July 4!

Spartanburg
• What: Red, White, and Boom
• When: July 4, 6pm-10pm (gates open at 5pm)
• Where: Barnet Park
• Enjoy music, food, and of course, a fabulous fireworks show. Patriotic music by the Spartanburg Community Band, the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble, and the Craig Woolard Band. Fireworks show begins between 9:30 and 9:45.
•General Admission Tickets are $5 each and children 6 and under are admitted free.

Starr
• What: Fourth of July Family and Friends celebration
• When: July 4, 7:30pm Free ticketed event. Call 864-296-9533 for your ticket.
• Where: Unity Baptist Church in Starr SC off of Flat Rock Rd
• Free Hotdogs, drinks and door prizes.
• Live music and lots of fireworks! Everyone is welcome, bring a chair or blanket!

Williamston
• What: Williamston Independence Day Celebration
• When: July 5, 4pm
• Where: Downtown Williamston
• Events planned include fire truck rides, music, and car show.
• McDonald’s will also co-sponsor a Classic Car Cruise-in car show with the Williamston Fire Department. There will be a cash drawings for cruise-in entries each hour. Fireworks will begin after dark.
• The Yesterday’s Ride Classic Car Museum next to Ace Hardware will also be open to the public all day.
• The tour of the car museum is free.

.Homeland Park Fire Department 4th of July Celebration
• When: July 5th – 11AM
• Where: 3299 South Main Street Ext., Anderson, SC
• Hotdog plates 11am until sold out
• Raffle Prizes/ Concessions/ Live Band
• Fireworks at 9:30pm
• Hotdog eating contest. $20 a plate for a prize of $300 for the winner
• Come out and meet the firefighters serving their area and have a good time

Cowpens Celebration of Freedom!
• When: Sat, July 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm
• Where: Cowpens National Battlefield
• This free event kicks off with a guided battlefield walk at 10:15, and local re-enactors will give weapons firing demonstrations every hour on the quarter hour from 10:30am – 2:30pm To set the mood for the evening activities, there will be special reading from the Declaration of Independence at 2:45. The Spartanburg Community Band will play patriotic music from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on the lawn behind the Visitor Center. The Chesnee branch of the Spartanburg County Library will sponsor children's activities at 1:30pm, and the park will sponsor them from 3:00pm -4:30pm. The Park closes at 5:00pm. (There will be No fireworks display)

 

North Carolina:

Ingles 4th of July Celebration in Asheville
• When: July 4, 2pm
• Where: Downtown Asheville
• An event for the whole family, the Ingles Fourth of July Celebration festivities start at 4 PM in Park Square Park and close with fireworks at 9:30 PM. The day features live music, old-fashioned games, a variety of food from area vendors and a grand fireworks finale.

Brevard 4th of July Celebration/ 17th Annual Firecracker Run
• When: July 4, 8:00 AM (run start), festivities all day until fireworks
• Where: Downtown Brevard. Run start: 1 Brevard College Drive Brevard, NC
• Morning 5K/10K Firecracker Run. During the day, downtown streets are closed to an overflowing crowd. Transylvania Community Arts Council hosts its Annual Fine Arts & Craft Showcase. The Classic Automobile Show stretches for blocks and delights even the casual aficionado of 1920s to 1970s vintage vehicles. The Courthouse Gazebo is center stage for day-long musical entertainment. Fireworks at 9:30 PM

Chimney Rock
• When: Friday, July 4 – Saturday, July 5 – Sunday, July 6, 11am – 4pm
• Where: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
• Stand under Old Glory atop Chimney Rock for the family photo op of the year! Meet some of Grady’s live woodland friends or possibly our birds of prey, a Red-tailed hawk and Great Horned Owl, and learn about their natural habitats. Program at 2pm. Try to outwit gravity with a free climb per person on our climbing tower open 11am–4pm. Later, don’t miss a 4th of July fireworks display in Lake Lure over the weekend.

Tryon
• July 4 – 31st Annual Fabulous 4th Bike Tour
• Date Start: Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 7:30 AM
• Address Harmon Field, Tryon, NC 272 Harmon Field Rd. Tryon, NC
• Registration: Friday, July 4, 6:00 am Sign in, with 1:00am – 4:00 Pm Lunch Served to riders at Harmon Field


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