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  1. FlopShotter

    Spartanburg Area Economic Developments

    This seems like a big deal locally - I know my better half will (finally) become part of the SHRS from MB. https://www.goupstate.com/news/20181011/spartanburg-regional-to-acquire-mary-black-health-system
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    Greater Spartanburg Projects & Developments

    Todd may have had a fighting chance in the election if he didn't come off as arrogant and elitist. That, and the 11th-hour mailer that questioned Junie's fitness for office because of his age didn't help matters, whether or not Todd's campaign had anything to do with that mailer - I was on the fence and that one mailer moved my vote into Junie's column. Just my $0.02, I think Todd would have done a fine job, but perception didn't help him when compared with Junie's reputation as a man of the people at the level of the man on the street.
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    New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    And it's already $10 million over the initial proposed budget. When will people realize the free-spending District 7 loves your tax money and plans to keep wasting it?!? http://www.goupstate.com/news/20180730/spartanburg-high-school-construction-on-schedule
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    Greater Spartanburg Projects & Developments

    As somebody who travels the stretch between Spartanburg and Blacksburg almost every day, this is a nightmare. They could not have done a worse job of lane-shifting if they tried. Good thing I know most of the alternative routes to where I need to go - this project, while wayyyy overdue, is a disaster.
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    Sparkle City Eateries

    I don't mind Starbucks, but I very much prefer The Coffee Bar. What other reason for locating literally a block away than to try to take over the downtown market?
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    New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    Call me a cynic, but I doubt it's less expensive. We're talking about D7 here. They are building a $36 million elementary school which is about the same size as the one D2 just built for $23 million.
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    Sparkle City Eateries

    And another downtown food option opens... http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160804/ARTICLES/160809862/0/FRONTPAGE
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    D7 Exclusion

    I have and only received generic line-item estimates, similar to what was provided in the propaganda information sessions prior to the vote. No real detail on what it really entails, and certainly no comparisons given to other recently-built schools of similar size. Tell me how this is "transparent"? (from the D7 website): Building Construction $22,900,000 Includes: New Elementary School with Gym or Cafetorium $21,000,000 Playgrounds, Physical Education & Multipurpose fields $ 1,900,000 Add in $3.8 million for "site improvements", $4.3 million for "other costs" and a $3 million contingency, you get a $36 million boondoggle/slush fund. Gee, good thing the land was "given" to them! I don't want to get into another online debate about the plan. I was and still am opposed to it, but that ship has sailed. Apparently the information given was good enough for 63% approval.
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    D7 Exclusion

    I'm still waiting for somebody to explain why the new elementary school will cost $36 million. I personally know an administrator for the new D2 elementary opening in the fall on Parris Bridge Road who felt pressured that that school was costing $23 million. What exactly does the extra $13 million get? The two are of similar size, and the D2 school will have attractive architecture and all the latest amenities. And don't even get me started on the ridiculous price tag on the high school. Seriously considering a move out of D7. And if I don't move, seriously considering sending my kids to a neighboring district.
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    New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    I've not been able to get a straight answer on this question (among many non-answered or non-addressed questions, but that's another tale for another time): Do the ball fields on the site plan mean the end of SHS using Duncan Park Stadium? I hope not. That would be a sore point for a lot of folks. It was never mentioned that I've been able to find.
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    New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    There will be a town-hall style meeting on Monday, March 7 at the downtown SCC campus from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. I'm amazed they are actually holding it at a time that people can actually make it as opposed to starting it at 5 pm to keep attendance low! http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160301/ARTICLES/160309991/1083/ARTICLES?Title=Herald-Journal-to-host-town-hall-on-Spartanburg-District-7-referendum
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    New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    A PAC has formed to oppose this proposal: http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160222/ARTICLES/160229892/0/FRONTPAGE I've already sent them some financial support. I hope they can get the word out to vote this ridiculous proposal down. I also echo drexel's sentiments - how much money is wasted on 7 superintendents (each making in excess of $100,000 and actually much more) and 7 administrative staffs?
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    New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    This thing better go down in flames. It has all the makings of a dumpster fire, so let's get it on it's merry way out!
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    New Spartanburg High School Proposal

    I can't wait to vote NO on this. That price tag is ridiculous, and to build this in a district with a declining student population is absurd. I'm tired of all the "me too" attitudes - what's wrong with being content with what you have. Fix what needs fixed and move on. Don't build just because Dorman and Gaffney and others have new schools. It's not needed, and an undue burden on the taxpayer. Get ready, Boiling Springs. If this goes through you're next. At least the population is on the upswing there, so it MIGHT be slightly more justified in that district.
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    Sparkle City Eateries

    Just saw this...always meant to visit, but never did. Guess I wasn't the only one... http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150912/ARTICLES/150919920/1180?Title=Refuel-Wine-Bar-Bistro-shuts-its-doors