Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.
Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly. Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.
Greer City Park will be the place to be this coming Saturday evening, June 25th. There will be kids activities, live music from the Country Rock band Early Ray, a military tribute, and Round 3 of the Greer Idol contest.
Don't forget the Rib Eating Contest, and of course the Fireworks.
Admission is FREE!
The South Carolina Banker’s Association named Citizens Building and Loan Executive Vice President Jennifer T. Jones Outstanding Young Banker of the Year.
Considered the highest honor presented in the South Carolina banking industry, the Outstanding Young Banker award has been given each year to one deserving SC banker since 1970. Former recipients of the award have proven to be among the most prominent and well respected banking leaders in the state.
City Council unanimously approved a nearly $22.5 million balanced budget for fiscal 2016-2017 in a first reading Tuesday night. That is an increase of 9.8 percent over the $20.6 million budget ending June 30.
It is a historical jump in personnel with the addition of 13.5 positions – the most budgeted in any fiscal years by City Administrator Ed Driggers.
The long-awaited Blue Ridge Brewing Co. opens in downtown Greer today at 4 p.m.
Bob Hiller, owner of the brewpub 308 Trade Street, said the restaurant received its alcohol permit Friday, trained staff over the weekend and held a soft opening Monday night for loyal customers.
The 300 block of Trade Street is now fully occupied with a restaurant landing between a bar and brewpub.
Still Water Grill and Catering, owned by sisters-in-law Connie and Susie Bakeman, will occupy 304 Trade Street. The building, owned by George Mastorakis, owner of Pete’s in Greer, has been unoccupied since 2007.
Fourteen singers will compete for 2016 Greer Idol beginning Friday at Tunes in the Park.
Rock n Roll Reunion will be the headline band performing sets at 7 and 9 p.m.