Where should you save for large expenditures when you’re doing the Baby Steps?
By GARRETT MITCHELL
Fredericka Davenport could hardly contain the smile on her face.
The Grain Loft is moving to 610 North Main Street.
The Grain Loft will move from 1987 S. Highway 101 to the site of a vacant car wash with the building that will undergo a rebuild.
Founded in 1940, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality and service. With more than 70 patents, its products are engineered to deliver durability, longevity and value. A vertically integrated company, Standard Textile is a leading global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. We offer environmentally friendly products, friendly and diverse co-workers, and a strong commitment to ethical business conduct.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has have been honored with the Award of Excellence in the category of Advertising and Marketing by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
The Chamber was recognized for its “Membership Manual,” which was also recently named the Best Advertising and Marketing piece by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE).
In the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has proven itself to be as resilient a state as it is caring. The horrific shooting has caused many to question the presence of a confederate flag on State House grounds, and while our main focus is, and will continue to be, the victims and their families, opportunities for change should not be disregarded.
At 4 o’clock yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from State House grounds. While we understand the flag represents heritage to some, to many, it represents hurt. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Board voted to support the removal of such a divisive symbol from our state grounds, and hope the necessary steps to complete this process will be taken swiftly so an already grieving state may continue to heal.
Allen Bennett Hospital and the Roger Huntington Nursing Home will be demolished. “The building needs to come down,” Mayor Rick Danner said.
And City Council vote 7-0 Tuesday night to bring it down.
• Sen. Tim Scott's statement.
A prayer by Rev. Steve Watson at a public vigil at Maple Creek Missionary Baptist Church Monday implored, “Don’t allow the death of those nine individuals to be in vain.”
A picnic was held Friday for Greer State Bank customers at its home office on Poinsett Street.
Richard Medlock, interim president and CEO, made the rounds with customers. Bank employees served as hosts.
Preston Johnson enjoyed receiving a check for the Disabled American Veterans as much as Greg Beehner making the donation.
Beehner, vice president for operations for Ovation Brands, headquartered in Greer, presented Johnson, the commander of the DAV Chapter 39, a $500 donation Thursday at the continued branding of Ryan’s, the family-style buffet restaurant, and the introduction of a game room.
The Greer Inland Port set record volumes in May, with 5,845 rail moves.
The facility has handled 51,671-rail moves fiscal year to date, already surpassing initial volume projections for five years of terminal operations.
The CBL Charitable Foundation awarded a $7,500 donation to the Greenville Tech Foundation’s “Quick Jobs For the Future” training program.
It’s the fourth year in a row that the Foundation has given funding that will be used to provide scholarships to assist Greer area students who are in the program.
By Rep. Trey Gowdy & Sen. Tim Scott
International trade accounts for more than one in five jobs in South Carolina, and in the Upstate alone exports support more than 64,000 jobs. To put it simply, our state is a trading powerhouse.
Whether it's exporting automobiles or agricultural products, producing tires and turbines or powering a manufacturing renaissance, our workers can compete with anyone, anywhere.
We’re debt-free including our home. My husband is a man of faith, but a bit of a dreamer. He has written several inspirational books that haven’t sold, but he feels this and public speaking are his calling. He wants us to sell the house, and live on the proceeds for a year, while he pursues this dream. What do you think of the idea?
Lakendra Gore was among hundreds of applicants earning an immediate interview for a possible job with BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
SC Works at McAlister and MAU on Pelham Road are looking to interview 1,000 applicants for hundreds of jobs, many with immediate openings at BMW.
An audition for the commander in chief would have one clear-cut winner, according to South Carolina’s senior senator.
“I should win the part,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said after touring Honeywell International Inc. in Greer Monday.
There’s nothing but good news driving BMW’s Greer plant.
A huge hiring event begins Monday, with a goal of 1,000 interviews by Friday, the Greer-produced X family of SUV’s is leading BMW Global to all-time monthly and year-to-date sales records and reports out of Germany suggest Greer will build an electric SUV.
Swafford Properties received first reading approval from city council on Tuesday for I-1 (industrial) annexation of property located at 1672 Old Highway 14 South.
The company of Swafford Transport and Warehouse is planning to build a 120,000 square foot warehouse on 1.55 acres.
Greer State Bank has had a change in its leadership, effective immediately.
George Burdette, president and CEO of the Greer Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary Greer State Bank, has decided to forego the renewal of his employment contract. J. Richard Medlock, has been named interim president and CEO.
BMW in Greer is having a massive hiring event with MAU prepared to interview up to 1,000 people next week.
The hiring blitz is for immediate openings, according to MAU. The employees hired are on MAU's payroll. In comparison, Michelin North America has its employees on the company's payroll.