Suber Road at Sweetbriar Road is blocked due to flooding, the Greer Police Department has announced. Police said roads in Greer have some water buildup and advises drivers to be cautious.
Greer Commission of Public Works is monitoring the dam at Lake Cunningham. If rain continues at its current pace, 1-2 inches in the next 12 hours, CPW may release some of the excess water that flows into the Startex, Jackson, Wellford and Duncan water district.
Tim Brett, a former state legislator and political affairs expert, has been appointed to the Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) Board of Commissioners.
Brett was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley, in October, and will serve until Dec. 2016. The duty of the ReWa Board of Commissioners is to provide governance and review for the Agency.
Abbott’s Frozen Custard will open downtown Friday, Jan. at 119 East Poinsett Street. It’s the first franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia.
Owner Mark Khoury has renovated the former Dixie Shoe Shop into the custard store with a contemporary design. Windows have replaced the side brick wall to create a view into the alley that will serve as a common area with outside seating and tables with umbrellas.
I work in IT, and I recently learned that I’ll be losing my $88,000 a year job at the end of February. We’re debt-free, except for our home, and we have a full emergency fund in place. The problem is we just cash-flowed one daughter’s wedding, and we’ll be paying for another daughter’s college soon. I’ll receive a severance package of around $30,000 to $40,000, but we’re wondering if I should stop contributing to my 401(k) and stockpile cash until another job comes along.
I haven’t spoken to my mom and sister in more than six months. Over time, I realized we have a real clash of moral values that has led to arguments and hard feelings. Lately, with it being Christmas season and a new year just around the corner, I’ve found myself wanting to navigate things a little better and stop avoiding them. It’s been mostly just between myself and them, so my wife and kids are pretty insulated from the ugliness. Do you have any advice for handling situations such as these?
Passenger traffic for October and November was the strongest reported at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.
GSP reported a total of 186,344 passengers came through the airport in October and 170,565 in November.
BIN112 is the best overall restaurant in South Carolina, according to OpenTable, a national hospitality industry company that analyzes diner reviews.
Jason Clark is chef and partner of the fine dining restaurant at 112 Trade Street. BIN112 is ranked ahead of seven coastal restaurants, in the top 10.
A pair of fourth graders is making the most of their holidays making arts and crafts to benefit the Salvation Army.
Jackson Suber and Brady Brown, both 9-years-old, have been stationed outside the Stomping Grounds at 208 Trade Street the past two days making different shapes and sizes of multicolored sand jars and beaded necklaces. Prices range $5 and under.
S. Nigel Platt has been hired as animal curator for Hollywild Animal Park.
“Mr. Platt brings a wealth of experience and passion for quality animal care to his leadership position at Hollywild,” said executive director Kim Atchley. “He is a perfect fit for the collective efforts of our board, staff, and volunteers as we move forward into a new era for Hollywild.”
Customers of Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) will pay about $3 more per month for water and sewer services in 2016.
Commissioners approved a $78.57 million operating budget for 2016. It represents a 1.7 decrease from the $82.2 million that ends fiscal year 2015 on Dec. 31. Reductions in the cost of purchasing natural gas factored in the overall reduced budget.
Greer ranks No. 12 among the best places for young families in South Carolina, according to consumer finance NerdWallet. Greer’s ranking was based on 88 cities in the state with a population of at least 10,000.
Taylors is ranked No. 13.
Greer Commission of Public Works selected its holidays lights contest winners.
Todd VaRnadore won best overall, Bobby Lindsay for most creative and Phillip Taylor for best use of LED lights. Each are CPW customers and were awarded $100 each.
Nobody was happier than Lt. Jim Holcombe of the Greer Police Department that more than 220 children took less than one hour and 30 minutes to fill their Christmas bags
“It’s the most volunteers we have had, the public and businesses have been great donating gifts and it’s the fewest children we have seen since we’ve been doing Cops for Tots,” Holcombe said. “Times are better and more people are being served by the community.”
Ryann Hoffhaus, 3, peeled back the wrapping on a 6 ½-foot tall box in the corner of Wild Ace Pizza and Pub.
Nodding her head Ryann ripped the package open at her eye level, peeked inside and yelled, “It’s Mommy!”
Sgt. Cecilia Hoffhaus reached for her daughter, gave her a tight hug and a big kiss on the cheek. “I dreamed about this for days,” Hoffhaus said Friday.
Long lines and crowded stores can come as a headache to some shoppers. However, Christmastime brings challenges to shoppers with disabilities.
“There's music and moving lights and large crowds and it's just difficult to maneuver anywhere," stated Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, a professor of marketing at the Rutgers School of Business-Camden.
Kaufman-Scarborough has studied consumers with disabilities since 1995 and has found that most consumer research failed to consider customers with mobility issues – such as those having to shop from a wheelchair – as well as people with hearing, vision and cognitive impairments.
Mikelle Porter, campus coordinator for the Benson Campus in Greer, was recognized as a leader and team player at Greenville Technical College’s convocation.
Porter received the President’s Excellence Award for demonstrating excellence in collaboration, forward thinking, communication, and professionalism for the college and for the Greer community.
Graham Rich has been selected the new executive director at Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) effective Jan. 18.
Rich, an upstate native, obtained his bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from Clemson University. He is also a registered professional engineer, a board certified environmental engineer and has served on multiple environmental and philanthropic boards.
Rail moves at the Greer Inland Port is 58.2 percent ahead of the same period last year, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced.
The SCPA reported 6,076 rail moves in November at the inland port, totally 34,307 rail moves handled. Fiscal year to date, the facility has handled 34,307 rail moves, an increase of 58.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
The Greer Commission of Public Works is changing its office hours at its 301 McCall Street office to accommodate customers based on its daily visitor volume, according to the utility.
New hours are effective Monday, Jan. 4. They will be Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Blue Ridge Brewing Co. in Greer is scheduled to open in April, according to owner Bob Hiller. It will feature a full-scale brewery next door.
“I don’t like opening restaurants in winter and the Greer rooftop is so important to us we feel pretty confident that we can be open in the first or second week of April,” Hiller told GreerToday.com.