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DOWNTOWN GREER From March 2016


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Easter crafts at Stomping Grounds on Friday benefit Meals on Wheels
MAR 24, 2016

Hanna Rainwater and Travis Babb are presented a proclamation for Meals on Wheels by Mayor Rick Danner at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
 
 

Jackson Suber, 9, Greer’s most junior non-profit entrepreneur, has announced JB’s Arts and Crafts will be making Easter crafts Friday with proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels.

Jackson will have his craft display at the Stomping Grounds at 208 Trade Street, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Scruffy's combination retail, auction house opens
MAR 22, 2016

Scruffy's owners Brent and Robin Faid, left, held an open house Tuesday with Jodi Fortenberry of the Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Mayor Rick Danner.
 

Brent Faid has a deal for you.

Faid has opened, Scruffy’s, a retail store offering products at 30 percent less than name-brand goods with continuous moving stock and an auction house at 208 School Street. The warehouse totals 23,000 square feet with the warehouse having 15,000 square feet of space for products.

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Free bike check at Tuesday on Trade event this week
MAR 21, 2016

Free bike check at Tuesday on Trade event this week

The Greer Station merchants are hosting a "Spring Into Cycling" event this Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:30.

Get your bike ready for riding with safety tips & checks from Greer Station's newest business Benchmark BSC.

Join us in the Citizens Building and Loan parking lot from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 22 and spring into cycling!

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Benchmark bicycle shop keeps Greer on the go
MAR 19, 2016

Benjamin Griswold, Benjamin Schwoe and Tiana Cain (right) are the owners of the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. Griswold's wife, left, and the business partners had a euphoric ribbon cutting and grand opening on Friday.

There’s little better endorsement of a bicycle shop opening than the town’s mayor and chamber president/CEO riding their bikes to the grand opening.

That’s how Mayor Rick Danner and Chamber of Commerce President Mark Owens arrived at the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. ribbon cutting and grand opening Friday at 207 Randall Street.

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International Festival expands its borders at City Park
MAR 17, 2016

The International Festival will feature entertainment representing the countries and cultures of the greater Greer community.
 

The City of Greer is having a pleasant festival dilemma.

How do you fit the world into City Park? The third annual Greer Goes Global International Festival on April 9 is expanding with room to spare. The festival is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Cops Night Out initiative partners restaurants and GPD
MAR 16, 2016

Det. Dale Arterburn, center, is the first beneficiary of the Greer Police Department Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association, Cops Night Out, a partnership with Greer restaurants. Dale Haule, left, and Bill Bennett called on the restaurants for the gift cards.
 

Restaurants are participating in “Cops Night Out”, an initiative that provides the Greer Police Department’s officer of the month and his/her family dinner at a local restaurant.

Bill Bennett, during a ride along with a Greer officer, learned of the extra time police work cuts into family time when extra time is required to finish a case, attend court, training, side jobs and mandatory call-ins.

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Davis, dedicated to Greer's heritage, dies
MAR 16, 2016

Gerald Davis, behind the wheel, drove the 1941 Chevy Southern Pumper Fire Truck, to pick up toys from the Syl Syl Toy Drive at the Clock restaurant.
 

Gerald Davis loved fire trucks, preserving the city of Greer’s history, photographing people and nature. His dry sense of humor captivated those around him.

“I would call Gerald a renaissance man,” said Joada Hiatt. “He was dedicated to a lot of things.”

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Medlock selected permanent President/CEO of Greer State Bank
MAR 14, 2016

J. Richard Medlock, Jr. has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Greer Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary Greer State Bank today.
 

J. Richard Medlock, Jr. has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Greer Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary Greer State Bank today in a short announcement.

Medlock will also serve as a member of the board of directors for both entities. He has been interim head of the bank since June 12 last year when the board of directors reportedly decided to launch a search.

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South Carolina 6th highest in pedestrian fatalities
MAR 10, 2016

South Carolina 6th highest in pedestrian fatalities

South Carolina is ranked 6th in the nation for the rate of pedestrian fatalities.

New Mexico had the highest rate (3.55), while Minnesota had the lowest (0.27). Seven states had pedestrian fatality rates per 100,000 population greater than 2.0 – Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico and South Carolina.

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Spring Craft Fair features 50 vendors, benefits Greer Relief
MAR 4, 2016

Spring Craft Fair features 50 vendors, benefits Greer Relief

The Spring Craft and Gift Fair is Saturday at Memorial United Methodist Church 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with proceeds benefiting Greer Relief.

The fundraiser will feature more than 50 vendors, and food trucks Nutn But Butts, BBQ and Cluck, Squeal, & Friends.

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Businessman to CPW: 'I feel we are being bullied.'
MAR 1, 2016

Greer businessman Brent Jones told Greer CPW commissioners he wants the utility and guy wires removed from his property.
 

The Greer Commission of Public Works was accused of being a bully and has been put on notice by a local businessman that the Greer utility faces imminent danger for a personal injury lawsuit.

"I feel like we are getting bullied,” Brent Jones told commissioners Eugene Gibson, Jeff Howell and Perry Williams at Monday’s regularly scheduled public meeting. Jones owns the property he is leasing to Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. at 207 Randall Street.

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