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Welcome to my side of town: Wellford

With roots dating back to the 1700s, Wellford has become known as a close-knit community where everyone knows everyone.

David Gist was born and raised in the area.

“It’s an old town,” Gist said. “When it was established, they used to call it merchant’s row. That was before my time. That was a long time ago.”

Welcome to my side of town: Lyman

A small town situated in the Middle Tyger area of Spartanburg County, Lyman has found its identity as a well-kept mill village that continues to attract residents and visitors alike.

“It’s a mill town,” said Wanda Fowler, founding director of Middle Tyger Community Center (MTCC) in 1998.

Welcome to my side of town: Duncan

A railroad community, Duncan is a quiet, friendly small town with residents calling the area home for multiple generations.

“Duncan’s kind of unique,” said longtime firefighter Barry Frost, who was born and raised in Duncan. “Duncan was started because of the railroad track, a true railroad community, [it] didn’t have a mill.”

International Festival

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The City of Greer hosted its sixth annual Greer Goes Global International Festival on Saturday, April 27, at Greer City Park with more than 20 countries represented.

The festival included native performances, musical instruments, snacks from vendors, food trucks, arts and crafts, sports demonstrations and informational booths.

Relay for Life

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Relay For Life of Greer honored cancer survivors and caregivers last Friday evening with a dinner, walk and activities at Dooley Field Stadium.

The theme for this year’s Relay was Superheros: Taking Up the Fight.

Welcome to my side of town: Taylors

A hidden gem in the valley between the mountaintops of Greenville and Greer, Taylors is known for its rich history and dynamic residents.

“Taylors has a history that both long-time residents and newcomers resonate with,” said Alex Reynolds, President of Taylors TownSquare since its inception in November 2014.

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