The Greer Idol finalists have been announced with 10 vying for the Greer Idol title and 12 for Greer Idol Teen.
Kieffer Mendoza won Greer Idol and Kody Young, making his public singing debut, won Greer Idol Teen last year. They earned $1,500 and $500, respectively. The contest was shortened to three weeks when rain wiped out two of the scheduled performances.
The Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT), a community initiative formed in 1998 for the future of Greer, is inviting participation from the greater Greer community as it works with design firm Kimley-Horn and Associates’ Charlotte office to develop a community master plan that will serve as a blueprint for Greer for the next two decades.
PFT has sponsored two five-year plans with significant results, and identifies the Greer Community Master Plan as the third installment. Engaging the community to be committed to the planning process and willing to help shape the outcomes is crucial, according to PFT officials.
A dance workshop featuring Michael Clowers, the former director and choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, is scheduled Friday at the Cannon Centre.
Ages 10 and up may register here by Wednesday (May 28) for the 6-8 p.m. workshop. The fee is $35. Greer Cultural Arts is hosting the workshop.
Three players are tied for the lead at the BMW Pro-AM for the first time entering the final round. Furman’s Matt Davidson, former Auburn All-American Blayne Barber and Duke’s Ryan Blum share the 54-hole lead at 14-under-par 201.
Wake Forest’s Kyle Reifers and Vanderbilt’s Jon Curran are a shot back in a tie for fourth.
Forty years ago Danny Gambrell rushed into burning buildings with a wet cloth covering his nose and mouth, while he listened for sounds of life. His eyes burned from the fire's smoke.
It was how his father, Ralph, and uncle, Jack, taught him. It was a way of life for the Gambrell men as volunteer firemen with the Greer Fire Department for an aggregate of 176 years. "You follow by example what you wanted to do," Danny said. "Your pay was people telling you 'thank you.'"
Allen Smith said Thursday was a tough day. It was equally as tough for Greer’s business community.
Smith, just short of four years as the president/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, told his staff and board members Thursday he was resigning effective June 13 to head the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He begins his new job June 16.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then the scrapbook décor of photos on the walls at Rosie Hot Dog must be worth millions.
A Law Enforcement Memorial Service and Blood Drive are scheduled Thursday and Friday, respectively, as part of National Police Week.
The community is invited to the memorial service Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Greer City Amphitheater. Rev. Keith Kelly, GPD chaplain and pastor of His Vineyard in Greer, will lead the service.
The celebrity course rotations for this week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament were announced today.
The tournament opens Thursday and rotates three courses – Thornblade Club, Green Valley Country Club and The Reserve at Lake Keowee – until Sunday’s final round at Thornblade.
It was a festival-like atmosphere and turnout at the “Vintage Market at the Park” Saturday.
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids will be performed by the Greer Children’s Theater Friday and two shows Saturday at the Cannon Centre.
It's Princess Aurora's 16th birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent.
The Upstate Mini-Market has been launched at the Stomping Grounds.
JP Wersinger, co-owner of Suburban ShareCrop, and part-time employee at the coffee shop, brought fresh vegetables to the store last year and customers downtown were among his subscribers.
The Greer High Oldies are coming to town to spill the beans on classmates and events through the years and celebrate one common thread – their passion for all things Greer High School, past and present.
The reunion, well into the hundreds, makes an economic impact in downtown Greer, eating and shopping in the central business district.
Warning: If you plan on attending the “Vintage Market at the Park” Saturday, plan your time wisely and drive a vehicle(s) that can handle a quantity of merchandise.
It’s the biggest market assembled in Greer – even bigger than the highly successful Vintage Market held last fall at City Park.
Daily Bread Ministries is planning a four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter to be located at 509-511 E. Poinsett Street, Adam Wickliffe, chairman of the board of directors for the ministry, announced in a letter today.
Greer’s Freedom Blast is the next big event for a community-wide celebration scheduled June 28 at Greer City Hall.
The 30th Annual Family Fest broke all attendance records previously set at last year’s Freedom Blast that reportedly had 12,000 – 15,000 visitors with the Swingin’ Medallions performing. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce organizes the Family Fest.
By Dana Jordan
Blessed and highly favored is what Scotty Hawkins of Greer said that he felt as he took the stage at Greer Family Fest with the Marshall Tucker Band Saturday night. “It’s amazing to feel all this love,” Hawkins said.
The Marshall Tucker Band entertained a record crowd at the 30th Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest Saturday night.
The unofficial attendance was between 16,000-19,000 people. Last year's Freedom Blast at City Park drew between 12,000 - 15,000. Since the concerts are free there are no tickets to get a clear-cut count. However, some food vendors reported record sales on Saturday night and ran out of some inventory.
The contests for the Southern Thymes Pancake Challenge were confident, to the point they were cocky.
There was one problem. They had to eat all of the pounds of pancake within 90 minutes. It wasn’t a timed event.
Miss Greater Greer Lia Holman and Miss Greater Greer Teen Brittany Doss hosted the Princess and Prince pageant Saturday morning.
Tug Smith, winner of the 2-4 Prince age group, kept the crowd smiling during that competition.