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DOWNTOWN GREER From May 2013


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A new top and pressure wash for R.A. Bennett Insurance building
MAY 21, 2013

A new top and pressure wash for R.A. Bennett Insurance building

The B. A. Bennett & Co. Insurance building at 101 Trade Street was getting a new roof and its exterior pressure washed Monday. The building is circa 1923. There were no delays in traffic on Trade or Poinsett streets throughout the day.

 

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City Sweeper cleaned up at Touch A Truck
MAY 21, 2013

Bill Ryman brought the City of Greer sweeper truck to Trade Street Tuesday. Children were fascinated with the wire broom that removed debris from the curb and the control panels with its many game-like buttons.

Bill Ryman spent Tuesday washing and cleaning the City of Greer’s street sweeper for the evening’s Touch A Truck event on Trade Street.

Greer police had a patrol car, city fire truck, CPW bucket truck, towing truck, and a school bus were among the vehicles on display.

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Touch A Truck closes part of Trade Street
MAY 21, 2013

Trade Street will be closed between Poinsett Street and The Davenport from 5 – 8 p.m.  this evening for Tuesdays on Trade Touch A Truck. A variety of trucks from the city’s public services, including police and fire, will be on display.

Touch A Truck has been one of the more popular events held downtown to spur interest for families to bring their children and visit merchants and restaurants.

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Mint condition, historic Snowdrift ad discovered in Reece Building
MAY 12, 2013

Jessica Monroe will open the Greer Trading Post at the Reece Building, where the Snowdrift sign was uncovered. She points to a place cleaned by water that shows the vibrant blue color when cleaned.

Nate Monroe, exploring in the dark with only a light on his work helmet, knew immediately he had a pure find of early 20th Century Greer architecture and business culture at the Reese Building at 217 Trade Street.

Monroe, owner of N Monroe Homes LLC, is renovating the building for owner Greg Hall who is leasing it to Monroe’s wife, Jessica, for her Greer Trading Post store, opening in the summer.

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Lynn inspired in teen's ministry; plans musical festival Saturday
MAY 9, 2013

Leanna Morris, 16, with her mother, Christy, is the inspiration behind Lisa Hawkins Lynn’s all-day music festival fundraiser Saturday at the Stomping Grounds. Leanna’s April 20 fundraiser raised $20,100.

Lisa Hawkins Lynn found inspiration in a 16-year-old girl’s mission to build churches abroad. Leanna Morris, through Samaritan’s Purse, is raising money to build churches, about $15,000 each, in countries like Egypt, India, Bolivia or third-world nations.

Lynn is all-in supporting Morris and her ministry.  "Marne Hannon asked me to help, so when introduced me to Leanna, I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of this bigger picture." said Lynn.

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