Upstate Headlines: GHS begins planning for Greenville Memorial Campus

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of December 1, 2014.

GHS begins planning for Greenville Memorial campus- Greenville Health System is beginning the process of updating its master plan for the facilities at Greenville Memorial Medical Campus, according to Paul Johnson, president of Greenville Memorial Hospital, who spoke to a board committee Tuesday…

New GHS Swamp Rabbit Trailhead Announced– The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail will soon be getting a new trailhead at Hudson and Welborn streets. The city of Greenville has issued an invitation for bids for a new trailhead that will include a kiosk with benches and a parking lot with 48 parking spaces, including three handicapped spots…

Going to the Mattresses– Forget bags of potato chips and candy bars. Since a new federal law has prohibited schools from selling calorie-and fat-laden snacks as a way for schools to raise money for items such as teacher supplies and band programs, one Greenville County high school is selling another product to raise money-mattresses…

Greenville Technical College Student Named to the USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team– Adam Clark, a student at Greenville Technical College in the Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program, has been named to the 2014-2015 Men’s National Bobsled Team. Of the 14 athletes from across the country, Clark is one of only four returning members of the team. He was first named to the national team in 2011 and is entering his fourth season.

Taking Flight– Artist Michael Gard lets his imagination soar- and one of the results will take flight at the Peace Center at least into the new year. “Taking Flight” is a wire sculpture that Gard entered and placed in Art-Prize, a half-million-dollar international art competition that attracts more than 1,500 entries and has nearly 200 venues in the Grand Rapids, Mich…

Michelin’s first Tweel facility opens in Piedmont– Michelin opened its newest plant in North America for the Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tire. The plant is the 10th Michelin plant in South Carolina, and the first in the world to produce the Tweel. The company is investing $50 million into the 135,000-square-foot Piedmont facility, which will employ 100 people in research and development and manufacturing…

New natural gas fueling station coming to Greer-Drivers of natural gas vehicles in the Upstate region will soon have a new fueling option. A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station from Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions will be developed next to an all-new QuickTrip travel center in Greer in 2015…