Trade Street weighs a lot less today.
What appeared to be thousands of kids, lining both sides of Trade Street, parts of Poinsett and side streets School, Randall and Victoria emptied tubs and hundreds of bags of candy and 30 pounds of pop corn kernels popped as fresh popcorn.
The treaters outnumber the tricksters at the Greer Station Association (GSA).
Children of all ages will likely be applauding GSA’s wisdom in moving Halloween in Greer Station to Thursday, 5-7 p.m., when warmer temperatures (70s) are forecast under partly sunny skies.
Mimi’s Steakhouse of Japan has permanently closed at its 107 S. Main Street location in Greer. Business was good, some of the employees weren't, according to general manager.
Mimi Choi, general manager, said the community’s support and customer base was solid. “It was the employees – nobody wants to work anymore,” Mimi, general manager, as she is known, said. “They don’t have any respect to the customers, I retrain so many and for the past six months more employees have lied to me, cheated me, and stole from me.”
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, reported quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders of $657,000 or 26 cents per diluted common share, compared to 2014 third quarter net income of $639,000 or 26 cents per diluted common share.
The grand opening of The Spinning Jenny has been postponed until December due to ongoing repairs.
The 70-year-old building at 107 Cannon Street was formerly the home of the Greer Opry House. The building was damaged during the statewide floods and record rain of Oct. 3, prompting additional repairs and the belated opening.
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Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is reporting the past weekend’s flurry of fraudulent phone calls to the FBI.
A half dozen phone calls were made to CPW customers Saturday representing the company as employees demanding payment on overdue bills, according to Matthew Brady, a spokesman for the utility.
Patrick Barnitt couldn't wait to be the bad guy.
Barnitt was in Greer working on the film project "Chronology", which was shooting scenes in downtown Greer.
"Chronology" is a film project 10 years in the making and a homecoming of sorts for writer/director/actor and producer Kipp Tribble.
After wrapping up scenes in Poland, cast and crew arrived in Greer this past week, filming through the weekend’s heavy rains and continuing as the skies cleared earlier this week. Wednesday afternoon the cameras rolled in downtown.
“Thursday night, we were shooting in Greenville at the Reedy River – so much had changed since the last time I was there,” Tribble said. “It’s hard to believe that 19 years ago I was shooting my first feature film right there on the river. I went out to L.A. and sold it and moved out there in 1999.”
A psychological mystery is gripping downtown Greer. And no one knows whodunit.
“Don’t you love it when a plan comes together,” City Administrator Ed Driggers gushed.
President and Chief Executive Officer, J. Thomas Johnson announced two promotions and a new appointment to the saving bank’s executive officers team.
Jennifer T. Jones, who has been with CBL since 2000, has been named Executive Vice President. Dennis D. Trout, with the bank since 2013, has been promoted to Senior Vice President.
Hurricane Joaquin, updated to a very dangerous Category 4 storm, is in Greer CPW’s crosshairs.
The utility company has an emergency plan in place to respond to any damage caused by wind and rain expected from Joaquin throughout the weekend.
Hurricane Joaquin has rained out Oktoberfest that was scheduled for Saturday on Trade Street.
Heavy rains, dangerous winds and flooding of creeks and rivers is likely on Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service's latest warnings.