The Greer Station Association and its vendors request the honor of your presence at their Bridal Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Greer City Hall Events Hall.
Guests will attend interactive events – ceremony, cocktails and reception – with vendors showcasing their talents and services. A bride and groom will be featured with guests invited to follow them through the ceremony, cocktails and reception venues or visit the hall in any sequence. All staff will be dressed in formal attire.
Greer City Council enthusiastically approved two parcels of land for rezoning tonight to accommodate proposed apartment complexes. Skepticism quickly replaced the enthusiasm when it came time to approve first reading of the proposed 54 and 56 apartment units, respectively, specifically a 4-story complex planned across from Greer City Park.
The Cannon Street Elderly Apartments would be built on 1.6 acres owned by Greer Partners at 217 Cannon Street. The C-1 (Central Business District) property, was approved for DRD (Design Review District). A parcel of land owned by Brenda Medlock at 706 West Poinsett Street was approved to be rezoned to RM-2, residential multifamily, from its former C-2 and R-12.
The Citizens Police Academy begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Greer Police Department personnel teach a 10-week program designed to give citizens working knowledge of law enforcement.
Topics include patrol procedures (including a ride along), dispatch, detention, community outreach, criminal investigation, gangs, animal control, and K-9 and taser demonstrations. Classes are 6:30-8:30 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays.
It was Christmas in February for Greer Relief when the Greer Jaycees presented a $1,100 check from the proceeds of the 2011 Christmas Parade. Kendra Kemp, president of the Greer Jaycees, presented the check Thursday to Caroline Robinson, Executive Director of Greer Relief. The Jaycees welcome guests to their meetings at 7 p.m. on every third Thursday at His Vineyard on Arlington.
Rose for Relief St. Patrick's Celebration is Greer Relief's next big event, scheduled on March 17 from 7 p.m. to midnight at 317 S. Buncombe Road. A silent auction, live band, Irish menu and bar will be part of the program.
Eat a light lunch today and forget about dinner.
There is 1,000 pounds of oysters, hundreds of pounds of shrimp and more seafood gumbo than probably every cooked in Greer. We'll call it an unofficial record for a shrimp boil. All that adds up to an all-you-can-eat seafood extravaganza.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce with Allen Smith and John Mansure paving the way, are trying to put a new face on the business organization.
"We've been male, pale and stale for too long," Smith, President and CEO of the chamber, repeatedly tells audiences at his public speaking engagements.
2012 Miss Greater Greer Teen Sydney Sill has had a non-stop schedule since the week she competed in the Greer pageant. Sydney talked with GreerToday.com between her ride from Byrnes to Greer for “Hairspray” rehearsals. She was upbeat, laughing and looking forward to performing in her first theatre production outside of school. Sydney was the second runner-up (Miss Lyman) in the 2011 Miss South Carolina Teen competition. She will compete in the 2012 Miss South Carolina pageant July 10-14 in Columbia.
Q: You played a big role in the Miss Byrnes High School pageant last weekend. What did you do?
Two proposed apartment complexes with 56 units each, one across from City Park in downtown Greer, and another on W. Poinsett Street, cleared their first hurdle tonight.
The City Planning Commission approved property at 217 Cannon and Jason Streets to be rezoned from C-1 (commercial) to DRD (Design Review District). That property is owned by T.L. Baldree of Greer. The 1.62 acres was previously listed by Coldwell Banker Caine at $1.5 million.
Salt block orders are half price on Wednesdays at the Ember Restaurant at 302 Trade Street. The signature item features salt blocks heated to over 600 degrees with food prepared tableside.
Chicken, beef and shrimp entrees are featured.
The February Business Luncheon at Greer First Baptist will meet at 11:50 a.m. today. Business owners, friends and associates are invited for a meal, music, fellowship and Pastor Rick Ezell talking about “Living with Broken Dreams”.
The event is held at the church’s Family Life Center at 201 W. Poinsett Street. It lasts one hour.
The North Pole Dancing Studio has Greer in a flutter. With instructor names like "Vanity", "Patience", "Sapphire" and "Foxy" there was plenty to talk about.
Women in a downtown restaurant were talking about the "Pole/Flirty Laptease" coupon for the new Greer business on a social media website.
The stage Aaron Tippin will perform on at the 2012 Village Hospital Greer Family Fest will be located at the picturesque circular drive entrance to City Hall.
"This location affords more people to see Aaron Tippin perform and we're anticipating the biggest crowd ever to attend the festival," Mark Owens, Greer Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator, said.
Greer City Council gave its approval Tuesday night to purchase land for recreational purposes. The action was approved in executive session and the price and location of the property was undisclosed.
"As Greer is expanding we need to look for opportunities to offer our citizens expanded services. Parks and Recreation needs land and this is an opportunity for us to acquire it," Mayor Rick Danner said.
Ryan Storrie was the best friend of more people than he ever could have imagined.
"Ryan had a ton of people say 'he's my best friend' because he was everybody's best friend," Tim Kearns said. Kearns and Storrie were best friends and opened Ember, a downtown Greer restaurant, on New Year's Eve.
By MAX HIGHTOWER
Willie Nelson once said in an interview “Blues is the first music born in America”.
Elliott Rutland was meticulously drawing a two-story structure she described as her home. She drew the windows and penciled in the doorknob. It was left to the imagination if it was Elliott’s symbolism recognizing her mother, Angela, was within days of becoming a stay-at-home mom.
Angela Rutland, the Commercial Development Director for the Greer Development Corporation (GDC), has decided to become a stay-at-home mom for Elliott, 5, and Emma, 8. A life event convinced Rutland and her husband, Vernon, she was making the right decision for her family.
Greer City Hall is preparing to receive fiber optic cable from Charter to speed up connections and provide a backup
Triple B Boring set a 680-foot path along School Street.
ACME General Store has opened announced daily bagel and deli specials.
The 4,000 square foot second floor opened last week. An Activity Wall equipped with rock climbing sections for boys and girls and a Ball Arena is open for all ages. Soft Nerf-like balls are shot at targets with individual and team scores.
Last week at the Rockin’ Tuesday Blues Jam at Rhythm & Brews in Greer, it was like "The Last Waltz" of blues jams with musicians on and off the stage all night long. It’s hard to believe it was only our third jam. And there’s no telling what the fourth one will be like tonight.
Let me set the stage. It’s 8 p.m. on January 31. Tuesday night.
The Greer Police Department is accepting applications for the spring session of the Citizens Police Academy.
The 10-week program begins Thursday, March 1 at the police department at 102 S. Main Street. Classes are 6:30-8:30 p.m. and designed to give the public working knowledge of the Greer PD. Graduates have also aided the department in public events in support roles.