Updated at 11:45 a.m. Friday
"Greer Goes Global" will held indoors on the second floor at Greer City Hall Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The festival is free and food vendors wil be selling food and beverages.
Todd Varnadore, of the Greer CPW water department was leaving the work site behind the QuikTrip construction on South Hwy. 14 late Friday afternoon. The windows on his truck were up.
The smell of a rotten egg permeated the air. “That’s exactly what a gas leak smells like,” Varnadore said.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Friday announced it has repurchased $3.15 million of its TARP preferred stock from the US Treasury. The repurchase, of the $9.9 million purchased in 2010, was made at full face value after paying all deferred TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Programs) dividends.
That continues the robust growth Greer State Bank has exhibited with nine consecutive quarters of profitable performance.
Spa Lenore held its ribbon cutting Friday in downtown Greer that stopped some traffic and had some members of the welcoming business community extolling the amenities after taking a tour.
Tanika Adams and her mother, Samantha, have had a soft opening for two weeks but with the traditional ribbon cutting and the grand opening scheduled Saturday, Victoria Street will be getting its share of walking traffic. Spa Lenore is named after Samantha's middle name.
Tim Strom has joined Greer State Bank as Senior Vice President and Mortgage Director.
Strom joins the bank with more than 30 years in banking in all facets of residential mortgage lending from origination to servicing and residential construction/development lending. His role will primarily consist of managing and growing the mortgage loan division while contributing on senior management committees.
A $3,000 purse with a $1,000 payout to the person who catches the biggest largemouth bass headlines the annual Family Fest Fishing Tournament scheduled Saturday, April 19 at Lake Robinson. The first place boat will be awarded $800 contingent on 50 boats participating.
Larry Beheler, tournament director, said this is the latest start for the tournament, which puts it within two weeks of the Family Fest, scheduled May 2-3. “We are making the tournament more uniform by scheduling it the third weekend in April,” Beheler said. “It’s Easter weekend but we’re hoping some families will join us for Saturday.”
John Fowler, an Appalachian storyteller and mountain musician, will be at Greer Heritage Museum Saturday (March 22) at 10 a.m. for a free program and book signing.
The event will also feature the popular James Brothers, Marshall and Leon, who were grand prize winners at the Upstate Black Expo Gospel competition in 2012 in Greenville.
Greer First Baptist is presenting an Easter celebration featuring New River, a local gospel band Saturday April 5 at 6 p.m. and Sunday April 6 at 11 a.m.
The church produced a Smoky Mountain Christmas last year and are partnering with New River to tell the Easter story.
Tanika Adams and her mother, Samantha, evidently had made it clear by their body language they were opening the spa business in Greer.
“Before we even made our decision Alan (Fore, property owner) said he had already taken the sign out of the window.” Tanika Adams said.