Upstate Headlines: GHS receives $6.7 million national cancer grant

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of August 11, 2014.

GHS receives $6.7 million national cancer grant- Greenville Health System (GHS) has won a grant designed to improve cancer patient outcomes and reduce treatment disparities through the new National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Officials say the $6.7 million grant is the largest in the health system’s history…

Bosch plans 150,000 SF center in Spartanburg County– Bosch Security Systems, a global supplier of security, safety and communications products, solutions and services, plans to open a new 150,000-square foot distribution center in Greer in Spartanburg county. The new facility at 140 Caliber Ridge Road in Greer will distribute products to customers in North and South America and support light assembly for customer-specific projects…

Happy Campers– SC National Park tourism creates $79.7M economic benefit. A new report from the National Park Service (NPS) shows that even though visitor spending was down 3.2 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, South Carolina still hosted 1,516,153 visitors last year who spent $79.7 million and supported 1,136 jobs in the state…

252 apartments planned for Howell Road– Certus Partners, a Greensboro, N.C., development, acquisition, construction and property management firm, has purchased 16 acres of land at 501 Howell Road in Greenville, next to Camperdown Academy, with plans to build a new 252-unit apartment community…

Simpsonville sizzles with 3 new developments– It’s not only downtown Greenville that’s hopping these days. The city of Simpsonville has received several requests recently and development is ramping up with two new subdivisions and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market coming to town…

Schools cast a wide Net to attract more students– State’s colleges offer growing number of online courses, programs for non-traditional enrollees. In about a week, thousands of students will cram as many of their belongings as will fit into the family SUV or rental trailer and head off to college…

Anderson Featured in Where to Retire Magazine– Anderson, SC, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Anderson is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Low-Cost Cities” in the September/October issue, available nationwide on Aug. 12, 2014.