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Sara and Sean O'Brien of Greer land OB's Hot Sauce on shelf at Lowes Foods
SEP 22, 2016

Sara and Sean O'Brien will have their OB’s Irie Pepper Sauce and Marinade debut at Lowes Foods Friday.
 
 
 

A romantic proposal in Hawaii turned into a hot pepper sauce business marriage for a Greer couple.

As Sara O’Brien explained, during their celebratory announcement, she and her then fiancé, Sean, “were watching a news show and saw a story on a sauce, something like a barbecue flavor, looked at each other and thought, ‘hello’ we can turn our sauce into a business.”

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Pallet Auctions begin this coming Tuesday at Scruffy Auction House
SEP 20, 2016

The parking lot will have 100+ pallets for the first auction Tuesday, September 27th.

Buying in bulk at Costco can give you savings, but buying an entire pallet can be cheaper than wholesale.

This is what Brent Faid, aka Scruffy, is bringing to his Auction House at 208 School St. in Greer.

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Children's playset donated by Lowe's Improvement Center to homeless shelter
SEP 20, 2016

Children's playset donated by Lowe's Improvement Center to homeless shelter

A child’s dream come true playset has been completed at the Greer Family Shelter for its residents of STEP (Shelter To Empower People).

Lowe’s Home Improvement completed the construction late last week and one child had the playground all to himself until two more children arrived with a family Tuesday. STEP is a Daily Bread Ministries initiative.

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Dave Ramsey: A feisty comeback for an impostor claiming to have sold timeshares to financial guru
SEP 20, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I recently sat through a timeshare pitch at my mom and dad’s community as a favor to them.

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Greer Relief presented two proclamations, two $5,000 donations at 80th anniversary breakfast
SEP 20, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley sent a proclamation read by Senator-elect Scott Talley and presented to Caroline Robertson and Scott Harke of Greer Relief.

Two proclamations and two $5,000 donations were served to Greer Relief at its 80th Anniversary breakfast Tuesday morning at Fairview Baptist Church.

Gov. Nikki Haley sent a proclamation read by Scott Talley, who is running unopposed in the general election for State Senate District 12, and Greer Mayor Rick Danner read a proclamation by the City and City Council. Two $5,000 donations, for the second straight year, were presented on behalf of Greer Memorial Hospital and the Greer State Bank Foundation.

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Greer police offer safe meeting place for online buyers and sellers
SEP 19, 2016

The City of Greer has designated a “safe zone” in the Miller Street parking lot – just outside the Greer Fire and Police departments – for mostly online merchandise sales.
 

Online merchandise buyers and sellers now have one of the safest places imaginable to make transactions in Greer.

The City of Greer has designated a “safe zone” in the Miller Street parking lot – just outside the Greer Fire and Police departments. The parking lot, although public, serves personnel at both departments 24/7.

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Richard Howell, owner-operator of Greer Roofing, dies. He was 66.
SEP 19, 2016

Richard Carl Howell, owner-operator of Greer Roofing Company, died Sunday. He was 66.
 

• Richard Carl Howell obituary.

Richard Carl Howell, owner-operator of Greer Roofing Company, died Sunday. He was 66.

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Concrete Connection is building new headquarters in 10,000-square-foot building at Velocity Park
SEP 15, 2016

Keith and Kelly Herringshaw held a groundbreaking for their Concrete Connection business Thursday.
 

Concrete Connection held its groundbreaking today on a 10,000-square-foot building at 177 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.

It is a service disabled veteran business founded by Keith Herringshaw in 2007 as a specialty subcontractor for residential and commercial construction and a licensed contractor.

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The Strip Club 104, BIN112 continue capturing state's top restaurant reviews
SEP 15, 2016

The Strip Club 104 A Steak House is ranked in the top 10 for best overall, best steak house and best value.
 
 

Raise another glass or two to toast Jason Clark’s BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 A Steak House as top-ranked restaurants in South Carolina by OpenTable.

The perennially honored Greer restaurants, where Clark is executive chef and owner, earned 4.5 stars out of a possible five.

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$1.1 billion in retail sales reported for City of Greer in fiscal year 2016
SEP 14, 2016

$1.1 billion in retail sales reported for City of Greer in fiscal year 2016

The City of Greer recorded more than $1.1 billion in gross retail sales in fiscal year 2016, Mike Sell, Assistant City Manager, reported to City Council Tuesday.

The total, $1,154,134, represents $711,739 in gross sales from Greenville County and $442,395 from Spartanburg County in Greer.

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Lowes Foods announces opening, local vendors selected for Greer store
SEP 14, 2016

Lowes Foods grocery store opens Sept. 23 at Riverside Commons. The 5 p.m. ribbon cutting, with the public invited, is the official opening.

The store is across from Riverside High School at the intersection of Suber Road and Hammett Bridge Road.

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Stomping Grounds, Pour Sports get top honors at Wing Fling with a tall trophy
SEP 13, 2016

Jackson Suber accepts the Judge's Award on behalf of the Stomping Grounds for best wings at Tuesday's Wing Fling.
 

Winners of Tuesday’s Wing Fling can boast about their good fortune.

However, they will need a pretty big shelf to display their award – a golden, long-necked, standing upright chicken on a bigger than normal base.

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Dave Ramsey: Best plan to building wealth is becoming debt-free
SEP 13, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband and I own three commercial buildings in Boise, Idaho, that are leased out long-term. We owe about $500,000 on one and $400,000 on each of the others, and they earn $190,000. The only other debt we have is a small amount left on our mortgage. I know you don’t like debt, but is it okay to owe on commercial properties that are making good money?

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Free seminars scheduled for Social Media Safety and Elderly Fraud
SEP 12, 2016

Susan Wind, a cyber security expert, will present the seminars.
 

Two free seminars are scheduled Sept. 22 at The Davenport on Social Media Safety and Elderly Fraud.

Susan Wind, a cyber security expert, will present the seminars sponsored by Citizens Building & Loan.

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Dillon approved for second Inland Port, Greer's success was instrumental
SEP 12, 2016

Greer has had 91,698 rail moves in fiscal year 2016.
 

The South Carolina Port Authority (SCPA) announced plans to develop a second inland port in Dillon, to support growth of intermodal container volumes and expand access to markets in neighboring states and throughout the Northeast and Midwest.

Greer’s inland port provided instrumental for the second SCPA inland port with its success that celebrates its 3-year anniversary in October.

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Made you smile! Bojangles' campaign comes clean, 'It's Bo Time!'
SEP 12, 2016

Smiling faces emojis on billboards were the marketing brainchild of the Bojangles' campaign 'It's Bo Time!'
 

One of the happiest and mysterious ad campaigns has been revealed.

Bojangles’ for weeks has had smiley faces posted on billboards in the Upstate without a clue it was for the fast-food company with the marketing moniker “It’s Bo Time!”

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Fall Vintage Market at the Park is hosting 95 vendors, food, entertainment
SEP 9, 2016

Products from metal artisan SculptinSC.
 
 
 

The Vintage Market at the Park is hosting its fall event Oct. 15 at Greer City Park.

More than 95 vendors, the biggest turnout for the event, are expected for the seasonal pop-up market. Food trucks and live entertainment will also be featured for the 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. market.

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Playground to be built in courtyard of Greer Family Shelter
SEP 7, 2016

Lowe’s Home Improvement will be building a playground in the courtyard of the Greer Family Shelter on Wednesday.

Lowe’s Home Improvement will be building a playground in the courtyard of the Greer Family Shelter on Wednesday.

The shelter, four separate apartments, provides early intervention to enable families and veterans to move from being homeless to employed-with-home. Daily Bread Ministries, which hosts the Greer Soup Kitchen, is managing the shelter.

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Dave Ramsey: It's not a good idea to take a loan against a 401(k)
SEP 6, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I make $100,000 a year combined, and we have about $12,000 in credit card debt. We also owe another $80,000 in student loans, and our kids’ private school education costs $1,000 a month. Is it okay for me to take a loan against my 401(k), which is invested in mutual funds, to clean up the credit card bills?

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City purchases vacant corner lot at West Poinsett and Wade Hampton Blvd.
SEP 6, 2016

No more yard sales at this corner of Poinsett and Wade Hampton Blvd.
 
 

The property at the corner of West Poinsett Street and Wade Hampton Blvd., has been purchased by the City of Greer.

City Administrator Ed Driggers amusingly told city council last month, “There will be no more yard sales. That property has new owners.”

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