When Carolyn Greene had to cut down a 20-year-old tree in her yard, she decided to get practical use out of it.

Reclining in nature

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When Carolyn Greene’s nearly 20-year-old paulownia tree got too big for her backyard, she saw the glass as half-full. About 17 rings date the tree.

The tree was causing problems for the rest of her yard — limbs were hanging over the fence. It towered over other vegetation, hogging sunlight and water.

A brush fire that took firefighters two hours to extinguish left several local residents without homes in the Riverwood Farms subdivision last week.

Community responds

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After a tossed cigarette started a brush fire that destroyed two structures in the Riverwood Farms subdivision, community members, several emergency response and local organizations stepped up to help displaced individuals.

Manning House renamed

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Manning House, a provider of assisted living services and care to seniors in Greer, unveiled its new name – Manning Place, which organization officials say reflects its refreshed commitment to enriching the  life of the residents that it serves.

Haley appoints Oakley

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Gov. Nikki Haley recently appointed Janet P. Oakley as Secretary of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), pending Senate confirmation. Oakley currently serves as the director of policy and government relations at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).


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