My husband will be leaving his full-time job in a year so that he can go back to school full-time and finish his degree. We’ve both agreed this is what we want to do, but it means that we’ll go from a yearly income of $90,000 to $45,000.
Doug Messer, owner of Dixie Messer Mirror and Glass for the past 36 years, died Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer.
Read Messer’s obituary here.
Three brothers are opening Five Guys at Suber Commons Monday at 11 a.m.
Maxwell, Bryan and Kevin Griffith are opening their seventh Five Guys franchise restaurant in the upstate.
Norfolk Southern has added a Saturday outbound train from the Greer Inland Port to Charleston. That increases outbound NS service to six trains a week with a Saturday cutoff of 5 p.m. and availability in Charleston by noon the following Monday.
The schedule of inbound trains per week remains at five while the container gates at the South Carolina Inland Port are open 24/7 for truck activity.
Senator Tim Scott announced the launch of a statewide Veterans Job Training Initiative he will host in Greer next Wednesday at City Hall.
The targeted workshops for veterans will also be held in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and North Charleston and focus on how veterans can transfer their military skills and certifications to the civilian world.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Wednesday reported third quarter net income of $639,000 or 26 cents per diluted common share, as compared to third quarter 2013 net income of $668,000 or 27 cents per diluted common share.
The current quarter results included an investment transaction that resulted in a charge for a Federal Home Loan Bank borrowing prepayment that was offset by gains on investment sales. As previously reported, the bank has repurchased all of its TARP preferred stock.
A billion dollar laugh.
That is what was generated Tuesday night when it was announced at City Hall that Greer’s booming economy grossed $843.5 million in retail sails for fiscal year 2014.
I’m in college, but I’m not the typical college student. I’ve gone back to law school after working for several years. My wife and I have followed your plan, and we’re completely debt-free. I’m cash flowing school, and we’ve been fortunate enough to build up about $2 million in investments. The other day I saw what I consider to be a collectible car I’d love to have — a 1988 Pontiac Fiero that’s in excellent condition for $10,000.
Joada Hiatt, the preeminent authority of ghost stories in Greer, will host the annual frightening tour downtown on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Hiatt, the author of several books on Greer’s history, will conduct the walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the depot on Randall Street, up Trade Street and ending at the Heritage Museum on S. Main Street. The walk is about ¼ mile long.
Greer Station Café is tentatively scheduled to open Nov. 1, according to Wendy Mitchell owner of the restaurant, formerly Southern Thymes.
Mitchell told GreerToday.com she decided the name change to brand it with the central business district marketed as Greer Station.
Randy Olson, who helped oversee the greatest growth of Greer Commission of Public Works, will retire effective Dec. 31.
The official announcement for Olson, Engineer & Planning Manager, made mention of his intent to retire. “Randy was in the mix of everything and had more knowledge than anyone. We relied on (Randy) and he delivered,” said Commission Chairman Jeff Howell. “I wish he would stay around. We will definitely miss him.”
The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
The theme is "Spirit in Christmas" in Greer. The parade route, 1.1 miles, begins at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive and ends at N. Main Street and Cunningham Drive.
David R. Lowe, owner of The Tailored Touch, died Friday. Lowe’s obituary is posted here.
The public is invited to participate in the next step of the Greer Community Master Plan, a design workshop to be held on Oct. 21 at the Cannon Centre.
Two sessions are being planned: noon – 2 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Bi-Lo Holdings announced it is closing 23 low performing stores before or on Monday, Nov. 17.
No stores in Greer are closing but two in Greenville County will be among the 23 closed – Hampton Point, 3039 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors and 2712 Anderson Road, Greenville.
The seventh generation of the innovative Deep Orange program, a vehicle prototype designed and conceived by automotive engineering students in the department of automotive engineering at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), will be powered by the BMW Group.
For the seventh iteration of Deep Orange, the goal is to develop a blank-sheet fully functional vehicle concept for the MINI brand targeting the U.S. market with the BMW Group in Munich as the primary sponsor. The objective is to create a revolutionary MINI technology demonstrator facing the potential requirements to come within the next decade as part of a collaborative real-world educational experience (Deep Orange 7).
One Clemson and South Carolina artist or fan with the best drawing will be invited to decorate one of Greer Relief’s front windows in advance of the agency’s hosting a food drive contest Nov. 3-26.
Greer Relief is accepting sketches from Clemson and South Carolina fans through Friday, Oct. 17. One drawing from each fan base will be chosen, and those artists will decorate one of the front windows and half the scoreboard for their team.
• Take the fire prevention week quiz.
You live in a townhome or condo community. You don’t think where you park could mean life or death to you or your neighbors. You don’t think that your house or your neighbor’s house could be destroyed by fire because of where you park.
Roads will be closed to vehicular traffic in downtown Greer from 6 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday for the annual Oktoberfest.
• Trade St. from Poinsett St. to railroad tracks
QuikTrip could have saved the expense of a private jet and a squad of execs to promote its second Greer store opening Thursday at 6 a.m.