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  1. Spartanburg City Council

    I would like to see Horne on City Council for at least one term before he is mayor.
  2. Renaissance Park Projects & Developments

    I think this is great! But not sure why Spartanburg has such long traffic arms. Even if future left only turn signals are the reason, many throughout downtown are way too long. When you look down Church Street all you see are these huge traffic arms that seem like they belong on a six lane highway. Do not see this in other cities and these poles can not be cheap.
  3. Sparkle City Eateries

    Recently heard that Becky sold the NuWay. Also, that there will be a goodbye bash later this month. Does anyone have more information? Thanks.
  4. Sparkle City Eateries

    My wife and I ate at Nacho Taco tonight in the old Refuel Wine Bar location. Very disappointed and probably will not go back. Broncos and Monterrey's much better. Great space but......
  5. Spartanburg County "Area Performance Planning"

    Spartan, have you thought about an H-J letter to the editor? Or better yet an op-ed.
  6. Bass Pro Shops eyeing Spartanburg

    Lease on their current building (Cabela's). But I have no idea.
  7. Bass Pro Shops eyeing Spartanburg

    Heard that Bass Pro Shop prefers a highway 101 location because easier access compared to busy Woodruff Rd. Not a good place to pull your bass boat in on the way to the lake or coast. Cabela's may have a lease??
  8. Sparkle City Eateries

    From Spartanburg H-J: A Greer-based Mexican eatery is bringing its flaming fajitas and fresh guacamole to the east side of Spartanburg. California Style Guacamole Mexican Grill plans to open its first Spartanburg restaurant at 1071 Fernwood Glendale Road. The restaurant's owners will lease the 7,600-square-foot building, which was formerly occupied by the Four Seasons Restaurant and later Roots Deep South Eats.
  9. Sparkle City Eateries

    It is my understanding that the Deli's main owner is Elizabeth Evans. She is not connected with the Local Hiker or Scoops. But she has a lot of experience and owned Elizabeth's downtown and across from Converse College a few years ago.
  10. Renaissance Park Projects & Developments

    A little confused...Main and Liberty is where the Bishop Furniture building is. Denny's has land/park on another corner.
  11. Sparkle City Eateries

    Saw where Mother's opened in the old Lil' Ds location near Dudley's. Has anyone tried it? .
  12. Spartanburg Off-Topic

    Just saw where RJ Rockers Brewery has added more days and longer hours for their Tap Room: Tuesdays 3-8pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm Thursdays 3pm-9:00pm, Fridays 3pm-9:00pm and Saturdays 12pm-8pm
  13. D7 Exclusion

    I actually did vote against the D7 bond issue and have publicly criticized the administration for wasting money. But I think that the majority of teachers are excellent and for the most part is a strong academic district. My son went to Pine Street, McCracken, and Spartanburg H.S. Our experience has been great. Not sure what you mean by exclusion. Being VERY middle class I am happy that most rich folks in D7 send their kids to public school. We lived in the (close in) outskirts of Atlanta where the vast majority send their kids to private schools. I grew up in NC where my hometown public schools are now average at best, partly because upper/middle class folks are also opting for private schools. I guess I do not understand why this specific negative topic warrants a separate Urban Planet topic.
  14. D7 Exclusion

    I believe that most of the county High Schools had an off campus DANCE this year. It is called a PROM. My H.S. had ours in the gym and it sucked. Not sure why you are complaining about a 5th grade dance that was NOT paid by the tax payers and the entire grade was invited.....really? .
  15. New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    I lived here 12 years and still cannot believe we have 7 school districts. About three makes much more sense to me. We would still have relatively small districts (compared to Greenville) with local control. A lot of money should be saved. Not just from administrative cost, but also from resource sharing. Such as activity buses, school psychologists, special needs teachers, athletic facilities, performing arts venues, etc. School attendance lines would also be more flexible. It would be hard for me to vote myself a tax hike until the county has fewer school districts. District seven has not been very good stewards of our tax dollars. Why spend millions of dollars on Spartanburg High and several years later build a new school. The athletic fields, tennis courts and gymnasium have been redone. Space was added and refurbished for the Freshman Academy. Not to mention paying multiple administrators big bucks like Russell Booker and Thomas White. Instead of building a new school what about building an auditorium in front of SHS on the horseshoe land. Remodel the classrooms on the D (oldest) wing. Where the current administration building is located use the land for future expansion needs. Build a football stadium and baseball park at another location to be shared by Broome H.S. or/and other schools. Plus it makes no sense to just get rid of McCracken and move those kids to a school with more room and amenities than they need. (tennis courts, large gym, undersized lacrosse field, multiple parking lots, etc.)