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#YeahTHATAgenda: Grand Bohemian Breaking Ground: Plus New Renderings, Clemson Blue Cheese Honored, Popeye's Runs Out of Food, Unity Park, Bingo and Bongs

Mar 26, 2019 12:10PM ● By Chris Haire

Image Credit: Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

Construction on the Grand Bohemian is Set to Begin: Wed., April  17 -- that's the date that one of downtown Greenville's most high-profile new projects, the Grand Bohemian Hotel, gets started with an official -- invite-only -- ground-breaking ceremony.

Located at the site of the former Wyche P.A. law firm, the seven-story mountain lodge-inspired Grand Bohemian Greenville will feature 187 rooms, "a rejuvenating Poseidon Spa, versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces, two-story restaurant and bar overlooking Falls Park’s Liberty Bridge and the river."

Once completed, the Grand Bohemian Greenville will be the Kessler Collection's second boutique hotel in South Carolina; Kessler's Charleston location opened in 2015. The Greenville location has previously eyed a 2020 completion date.

The Kessler Collection recently released three 3-D wooden models of the Grand Bohemian Hotel. You can see those images below:


Clemson Blue Cheese Places High at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest: When sports fans across the country hear the name "Clemson," they think of the school's national championship-winning football team. But in some of the country's most-celebrated kitchens, the name conjures up something else entirely: one of the South's finest cheeses, Clemson Blue Cheese.

(Don't take our word for it: two of America's star chefs -- Sean Brock and Edward Lee -- have both featured Clemson Blue on their menus.)

Today, Clemson Blue is in the spotlight once again: the cheese just placed fourth in the blue-veined category at the U.S Championship Cheese Contest, where it scored 97.05 out of a possible 100, beating out 15 other blues and placing a mere 0.65 points behind the winner.

“We’ve entered our blue cheese in contests before, but this is the highest we’ve ever placed,” said Clemson master cheesemaker Anthony Pounders in a statement. “We’re extremely proud.”

“Once we decided we were going to enter the contest, we had to have a name,” said Pounders,. “The name couldn’t identify where the cheese came from. Because we couldn’t enter our cheese as Clemson Mild Blue Cheese, we decided to call it Amick’s Choice in memory of Clemson board of trustees member Bill Amick.”


New Popeyes in Greer runs out of food, closes early (Greenville News)

The States Getting High on Marijuana Jobs (Manufacturing.Net)

Pentagon: We’re Buying Boeing F-15s to Keep 2 Fighter Makers in Business (Defense One)

Nike’s Air Jordan Brand Is Winning Over European Soccer Fans (Bloomberg)

Is waking up at 4 a.m. the key to a productive day? (Fast Company)

Telegram Now Lets You Delete a Received Message From Sender's Device (Bleeping Computer)

Telegram Now Lets You Delete a Received Message From Sender's Device  (Ragan's PR Daily)

Your client’s gone viral—now what? (American Bar Association)

Bingo and Bongs: More Seniors Seek Pot for Age-Related Aches (Manufacturing.Net)

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William Timmons
South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District

Local entrepreneur, attorney, and former State Sen. William Timmons is the new U.S. Congressman for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. 

A native of Greenville, Timmons holds degrees in law and international studies from the University of South Carolina, and earned his undergraduate degree at George Washington University.  

After beginning his professional career prosecuting domestic violence cases, William started several small businesses including Swamp Rabbit CrossFit, Timmons & Company, LLC, and Soul Yoga.  

As a state senator, Timmons worked to limit the size of government and earn back the trust of the taxpayers. He is committed to taking those same values to Washington as he represents the people of Greenville and Spartanburg. 

In addition to his service in Washington, Timmons is a first lieutenant in the S.C. Army National Guard serving as a JAG officer.