Upstate Headlines: Enthusiastic reviews launch Falls Park into Top 10

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of June 23, 2014.

 Enthusiastic reviews launch Falls Park into Top 10– Watch out Central Park and Boston Public Gardens. Falls Park is dogging your heels. Greenville won another top award this week when travel website TripAdvisor named Falls Park a Top 10 U.S. Park…

With 7,100 new jobs announced, it’s a great Monday in SC– Through a combined 7,100 new jobs and $800 million in capital investment, Monday marked the largest employment announcement for a single day in South Carolina’s history. Gov. Nikki Haley joined elected officials, economic development professionals and company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities in the Palmetto State…

First Citizens announces Merger Agreement– First Citizens BancShares and First Citizens Bancorporation recently announced the signing of a merger agreement, which creates the largest family-controlled bank in the U.S. and the sixth-largest bank headquartered in the Southeast by asset size…

The New Home Office– While a freshman at Clemson studying management, entrepreneurship and economics, Bobby Barreto decided he wanted to try something different from the typical part-time college job of waiting tables or working fast food. After watching an HGTV show that featured people flipping houses, he decided to start his own real estate development company…

Former Service Station may fuel Simpsonville Revitalization– Hoping to create a new destination in downtown Simpsonville, investor and developer John Dickens, along with Spectrum commercial Properties, is shopping around ideas for a new $6 million proposed mixed-use project called The Village at Jennings’ Station…

ONE Development Reels in Orvis– Orvis is coming to the ONE development. The family-owned retail and mail order business that specializes in high-end fly-fishing, hunting and sporting goods will occupy 5,000 square feet at the corner of Laurens and Washington streets, across the street from Barley’s Taproom, in downtown Greenville…

Til and Teach: Greenville Tech launches culinary garden– As the farm-to-table movement grows in popularity, Greenville Technical College’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas is bringing the chef-to-table movement to the school’s Northwest Campus with a near-acre plot of veggies and fruit…