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City awarded $500,000 grant for downtown streetscape project

One of the alleys in the city scheduled for repair and paving.
 

A $500,000 grant has been awarded to the City of Greer from the Appalachian Regional Commission to help fund the downtown streetscape project.

The Commission awards grants to projects that address one or more of the five goals identified in its strategic plan. The City’s application was granted under Core Natural and Cultural Assets as it leverages the Region’s natural and cultural heritage assets.

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Track standout honored with top academic award at Richmond

Alexander Lucking was awarded the William L. Lumpkin Track & Field Leadership Award at the University of Richmond.
 
 

A former Eastside High School standout has been awarded the William L. Lumpkin Track & Field Leadership Award at the University of Richmond.

Alex Lucking, from Greer, was recognized as the senior undergraduate member of the University of Richmond team based on outstanding academic and athletic performance, and citizenship.

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Trip to Normandy led to Memorial Day song honoring heroes

“I think that this is an apt message for Memorial Day as we honor those who gave everything so that all Americans can live free.”“Remember Us”, written by Randy Hatcher
 
 

What started as a trip to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial last fall, has turned into a song about honoring our nation’s heroes and patriotic legacy for a long-time Augusta resident.

“Remember Us”, was written by Randy Hatcher and released as a song by a group of Nashville musicians led by Rich Eckhardt, the lead guitar player for Toby Keith.

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