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Mix of rain, snow expected in Greenville this weekend

greenvilleonline.com — The normal highs and lows for this time of year are about 69 and 46, respectively, according to the National Weather Service. Bundle up. Below average temperatures are in the forecast this weekend in the Greenville area. The temperature is expected to drop to 38 degrees Friday night in Greenville, according to the National Weather Service.
Oct 31, 2014

Trick or treating might get cold tonight, but not for those dressed as Elsa. The cold never bothered her anyway. grnol.co/1DDa9nd

Oct 31, 2014

You gotta be kidding! 'Mix of rain, snow expected in Greenville this weekend' grnol.co/1wN4Nok via @greenvillenews

Oct 31, 2014

Mix of rain, snow expected in Greenville this weekend grnol.co/1wN4Nok via @greenvillenews

Oct 31, 2014

RT @GreenvilleNews: Snow? Possibly. @NWSGSP says some flakes could mix with rain on Saturday. Needless to say, it'll be cold. grnol.co/1wN4Nok

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Hillcrest finds its groove early in win over Easley

greenvilleonline.com — In the first five minutes of its game with Hillcrest Friday, Easley generated two prime scoring opportunities. They came up empty both times, and the Rams eventually rolled to a 56-0 victory. Hillcrest (9-1, 5-1) stayed in the Region 1-AAAA title chase with a home game remaining next Friday against Woodmont.

Many Lake Keowee buoys illegal, DNR tells residents

greenvilleonline.com — Law officers with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources would like to return buoys they confiscated months ago from the mouths of Lake Keowee coves and at the end of docks. But the owners of those buoys, each taller than a fire hydrant, have little intention of reclaiming them.
Nov 01, 2014

This story is awesome in so many (internal) ways. DNR tells Keowee folks they can have buoys back, but will be fined grnol.co/10GN6vY

Anchor Bat takes a swing at the Big League

greenvilleonline.com — Cut to order prime maple billets arrive from a sawmill that sits just a few miles from Cooperstown, New York. With lathe and chisel, Eddie Rollins, co-owner of Anchor Bat Co., finds center, mounts and begins to shape each billet into a symbol of America's pastime.
Oct 31, 2014

What a fascinating story by @mykalmphoto: Anchor Bat takes a swing at the Big Leagues grnol.co/1tHLnBa via @greenvillenews

Oct 31, 2014

RT @DowntownMelissa: .@mykalmphoto profiles a local bat making company that's got its sights set on the Big Leagues.grnol.co/1tHLnBa via @greenvillenews

Greenville hosts Laurens

greenvilleonline.com — Laurens' Dequan Floyd (5) rips though Greenville's defensive line at Sirrine Stadium in Greenville on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Will USC's offense take the next step against Tennessee?

greenvilleonline.com — Facing then-No. 5 Auburn University on the road with a struggling defense, University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier opted to go old school. Spurrier pulled out all of the stops, putting together a game plan most resembling his "Fun 'N' Gun" days at the University of Florida than any time during his 10-year stint with the Gamecocks.
Oct 31, 2014

Will #UofSC's offense take the next step against Tennessee? grnol.co/1tILjkx via @greenvillenews #Gamecocks

Publisher Steve Brandt leaves legacy of public service

greenvilleonline.com — Not long after taking a job as personnel director of The Greenville News in 1978, Steve Brandt found himself "volunteered" into serving as a pitch man for the United Way. Brandt, who retires Friday as president of The Greenville News Media Group and was publisher until Sept.
Oct 31, 2014

We will all miss seeing @GreenvilleNews publisher Steve Brandt in the halls. All the best! grnol.co/1wKuF45

Oct 31, 2014

RT @GreenvilleNews: Publisher Steve Brandt retires Friday and leaves legacy of public service grnol.co/1wKuF45

Oct 31, 2014

Greenville would not be what it is today without Steve Brandt, who retires today from @GreenvilleNews grnol.co/1DD9Dpm

Oct 31, 2014

RT @GreenvilleNews: Publisher Steve Brandt retires Friday and leaves legacy of public service grnol.co/1wKuF45

Oct 31, 2014

RT @RonBarnett999: Publisher Steve Brandt leaves legacy of public service grnol.co/1wKuF45 via @greenvillenews

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'Sleepy Hollow' offers 'a good ol' ghost story'

greenvilleonline.com — For those who want to extend their creepy Halloween fun a few more days, how about an encounter with the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow? Foothills Playhouse's production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" continues this weekend, with performances at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in Easley.
Oct 31, 2014

Extend your creepy Halloween fun: Easley's Foothills Playhouse offers "Legend of Sleepy Hollow": grnol.co/1s0YEQZ via @GreenvilleNews

Q&Amy: Avoiding lines on Election Day

greenvilleonline.com — Q: Is there any way to avoid long lines on Election Day? It appears the absentee voting deadline has passed. Amy in short: It's too late for absentee voting by mail, but it's still possible to vote absentee at County Square. But that's no guarantee of a shorter line.
Oct 31, 2014

Good tips for voting with ease this election day from @Q&AmyNews: Avoiding lines on Election Day grnol.co/1tGQbH9 via @greenvillenews

Oct 31, 2014

Not looking forward to lines on Election Day? A few tips to make things go more smoothly: grnol.co/1ucKNO7. #SCvotes #QandAmy

Oct 31, 2014

RT @GreenvilleNews: Don't have a lot of time to vote? @QandAmyNews offers some tips to avoid long lines. grnol.co/1tGQbH9 #SCVotes

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against CertusBank

greenvilleonline.com — A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit by former CertusBank executives who claimed they were unjustly fired and defamed as part of a conspiracy to spread false information amid allegations of mismanagement. U.S. District Judge Timothy Cain ruled the former executives' complaint had "no cognizable federal claim" and the case must be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Oct 31, 2014

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against CertusBank. grnol.co/1wOcxq2 via @greenvillenews

Clemson Zombie 4-K Race

greenvilleonline.com — Zombies prepare to chase runners during the annual Clemson Zombie Run.

Griffin to use 'Mrs. South Carolina' title to educate women about IDA

greenvilleonline.com — Ronnetta Griffin of Greenville has long worn many hats. Now, she wears a crown. A wife, a mother, entrepreneur, designer, spokesperson, and advocate, Griffin is the newly crowned Mrs. South Carolina 2015. It's a title she earned at the Mrs. South Carolina competition in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Oct 31, 2014

Griffin to use 'Mrs. South Carolina' title to educate women about IDA grnol.co/1wOcpGY via @greenvillenews

Greenville leaders to share comedy to benefit wounded veterans

greenvilleonline.com — Greenville County leaders will spend time telling jokes and sharing humorous stories Monday to raise money for combat wounded veterans. This night of comedy will be held in Genevieve's Lounge at the Peace Center. The beneficiary will be the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 845 in Greenville.
Oct 31, 2014

Greenville leaders to share comedy to benefit wounded veterans grnol.co/1tIgw7G via @greenvillenews

New coffee shop coming to the Village of West Greenville

greenvilleonline.com — It can really all be chocked up to chance, at least that's how Jim Bolt describes the evolution of the coffee shop he and partners, Carl Chambers and Lindsey George are starting in the Village of West Greenville.
Oct 31, 2014

Soon you'll be able to get coffee before a show @MacRestaur! grnol.co/1tGwNdb via @greenvillenews

Oct 31, 2014

New coffee shop coming to the Village of West Greenville grnol.co/1tGwNdb via @greenvillenews

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Greenville ARP Church to celebrate 100 years

greenvilleonline.com — A very small group of people helped pave the way for the existence of the Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church on Cleveland Street. On Nov. 9, the church's nearly 500 members will honor the hard work of those charter members by celebrating the church's 100th anniversary.

Mentor helped Smith discover career in student services

greenvilleonline.com — Erin Robinson Smith went to Winthrop University with the idea of coming out to work as a journalist. Her plan began to change when she became a resident assistant. That experience paved the way for Smith to land the position she now holds - dean of Early College and Special Programs at Greenville Technical College.
Oct 31, 2014

Mentor helped Smith discover career in student services grnol.co/1tI3neR via @greenvillenews

SC Guard: 1st time all combat units back in SC

greenvilleonline.com — COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For the first time since 2002, the South Carolina National Guard has no Army or Air Guard combat units on overseas deployments that began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "It'll the first time now in a little over a decade that all those soldiers and airmen will be back on American soil," Brig.
Oct 31, 2014

SC Guard: 1st time all combat units back in SC grnol.co/1wNNlQD Over the last 12 yrs many friends have been deployed - welcome home!

Canine Corner stripped bare, closed for good

greenvilleonline.com — If you're sentimental and didn't get a chance to take your dog to Canine Corner one last time, here is notice that the city has followed through with its plans to close the popular downtown dog park.
Oct 31, 2014

Canine Corner closed & stripped bare today - as promised. My story: grnol.co/1nWslX9

Photos of the Week Oct. 24-30

greenvilleonline.com — A group of nearly 100 World War II and Korean War veterans are welcomed home to Greenville International Airport on Tuesday, October 29, 2014, after participating in the 13th Honor Flight Upstate.