I’m retired, and I have $400,000 in an IRA that’s earning 10 to 12 percent. The only debt I have is $20,000 on a home equity line of credit, and my home is worth $500,000. Should I pay off the home equity loan using funds from my IRA?
Former University of South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will work with a Medicaid program in the state to encourage those between the ages of 17 and 21 to visit their doctors for checkups, according to a report in the Charleston Post and Courier.
Charleston's First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina is paying Lattimore, a product of Byrnes High School, to encourage young people to visit the doctor.
Pizza Inn of Greer will contribute 10 percent of sales Saturday, Saturday and Monday to the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund, said owner Don Coggins.
“I just feel helpless for those people,” Coggins said. “I don’t know anybody there or anyone helping. I am in insurance and I understand insurance only goes so far.”
G&P Trucking, a Gaston-based company has purchased an additional 10-acre site in Greer. The acquisition and expansion of G&P’s trucking presence in Greer, where it has a 14 acre full service terminal, is a direct result of the new inland port that is being opened by the South Carolina Ports Authority later this fall.
The new inland port is designed to improve the efficiency of container movements between the Port of Charleston, the upstate region and neighboring states.
IHOP, Doctors Express and Heartland Dental Care are scheduled to occupy three of the four suites planned for Suber Commons Retail at the intersection of Suber Road and Wade Hampton Blvd.
The B. A. Bennett & Co. Insurance building at 101 Trade Street was getting a new roof and its exterior pressure washed Monday. The building is circa 1923. There were no delays in traffic on Trade or Poinsett streets throughout the day.
Bill Ryman spent Tuesday washing and cleaning the City of Greer’s street sweeper for the evening’s Touch A Truck event on Trade Street.
Greer police had a patrol car, city fire truck, CPW bucket truck, towing truck, and a school bus were among the vehicles on display.
Vaughn Bragg, owner, tested the menu last week with invited guests and a soft, unannounced opening. Renee Ensley is the general manager.
Three separate residential developments will add 245 new homes in the city near Riverside and on Highway 14 South.
Gray Engineering will develop the properties, with prices ranging from the $200,000 to $300,000 range.
As Don Wall celebrates the 90th anniversary of the McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy he reflects on the near-extinction of the independently owned family drug stores. “A lot of people don’t grasp the meaning of it,” Wall said. “Being independent is a very rewarding aspect of what we do. It makes your heart feel good.”
Independent pharmacies have gone the way of community book stores – swallowed up by corporate America in chain grocery stores, big box superstores and branded drug stores that sell, among other things, food, hardware tools, clothing and cosmetics.
Four Greenville stations are included in Summit Media, LLC's acquisition that closed on its agreement from Cox Media Group today. The stations and their format are WJMZ-FM (urban), WHZT-FM (rhythmic christian), WJMZ-HD2 (adult hits) and WJMZ-HD3 (alternative rock).
"We are pleased to acquire these stations and very excited to be associated with the outstanding radio industry professionals in each market. People are the difference in this industry and we could not be happier with our team," Carl Parmer, Summit Media Chairman/CEO, said in a statement.
BMW Group reported today record global car sales for April, a 7 percent gain with sales of 155,419 vehicles of the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands. Sales have increased 6 percent to 603,619 in the first four months, the company reported.
“We have achieved our most successful April worldwide sales ever, despite the current weakness of some car markets in Europe,” said Ian Robertson, BMW member of the board of management.
Nate Monroe, exploring in the dark with only a light on his work helmet, knew immediately he had a pure find of early 20th Century Greer architecture and business culture at the Reese Building at 217 Trade Street.
Cynthia Simpler is the new executive director at Greer Community Ministries, replacing Craig Dittmar who resigned in February. Simpler makes her home in Simpsonville and is a past resident of Greer.
Lori Sondov, operations coordinator, has been handling the day-to-day duties since Dittmar’s departure. Candace Rathbone, marketing / events coordinator has spent the first quarter promoting the agency's annual golf tournament that will be held Friday at the Country Club of Greer.
Community leaders observed a National Day of Prayer at Greer First Baptist Church this afternoon.
Pastor Rick Ezell of Greer First Baptist led the observance. Buddy Waters, Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey and Mayor Rick Danner also offered prayers.
Camilla Pitman, from Greer, was installed as an officer with the Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina (LSPSC) last week at its annual meeting and educational conference in Spartanburg. Pitman is the City Clerk for Greenville.
The LSPSC installed its 2013-2014 Executive Officers and Board of Directors at the meeting.
Mayor Rick Danner turned statesman today during a presentation with a visiting business delegation from Dalian, China.
Danner, city and economic leaders welcomed a delegation from Dalian, China visiting the greater Greer area and the upstate to explore business opportunities. Su Yuesheng, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Dalian Chamber of Commerce in Jinzhou New District, led the business owners and associates in a reciprocal visit Danner took with the Upstate Alliance last September to China and Japan.