A Greer minister lost her place of worship when City Council, on Tuesday night, found her in default of a lease contract with the City of Greer.
Rev. Kathy Sandlin was found two years in default of insurance payments for her International Cathedral of Prayer ministry located at Snow Street and Davis Avenue. The nondescript church is recognized by weathered banners lined across the outside of the entrance.
Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is advising customers to report power outages at their homes or businesses by calling 864-848-5501 or 864-848-5500.
Duke Energy customers can call 800-769-3766.
A significant winter storm will affect the region this evening and tonight.
A low pressure system over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico this evening, and then track quickly northeastward along the Carolina coast tonight. At the same time, colder air is expected to move down from the north. Precipitation will begin as rain in some areas outside the mountains, but is expected to change over to snow as the Intensity increases and the temperature cools into the evening hours. The snow is likely to become heavy at times during the evening hours as the low pressure system makes its closest pass by the area.
My wife passed away last year, and she was just 43-years old. I paid cash for the funeral and all the arrangements. Now, I’m getting solicitations from the funeral home, wanting me to prepay my own funeral. I’m 45-years-old. Is this a good idea?
City Council will hold a public forum tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the distribution of an estimated $263,617 in Community Development Block Grant funds and $83,905 in HOME affordable housing funds that will become available through Housing and Urban Development in July. An estimated $150,000 in block grant program income and $180,000 in HOME program are also expected to become available through the program year.
Greer CPW has reached into its backyard to hire the successor to the utility’s engineer and planning manager.
Mark Harvey, who graduated Greer High School and earned degrees at Clemson University, was introduced at the monthly commissioner’s meeting Monday. He replaces Randy Olson who retired at the end of 2014.
The Greer Commission of Public Works has asked commissioners to approve a 4.7 percent electricity rate increase beginning April 1.
The average CPW customer will see its rate increase an average of $5.42 per month, according to General Manager Jeffrey Tuttle. That means customers' average utility bills – CPW provides water, sewer, gas and electricity services – will increase to $119.76, up from the $114.34 average.
A site operations center has been approved by the South Carolina Ports Authority to be built on the BMW campus in Greer.
BMW leases the industrial site from the SCPA, and as the landowner SCPA will manage the construction process of the facility, according to the announcement made in Charleston. The project is estimated to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
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By Dave Ramsey
The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is suggesting customers to remove accumulated snow and ice from exposed natural gas piping, meters, regulators and vents at their residence.
Snow and ice accumulation may damage natural gas equipment, and ice may block ventilation — possibly causing carbon monoxide presence inside the home. Ice buildup may also cause excessive load on the pipes and blockage of pressure control equipment vents.
By Jonathan King
Phil Ellenburg’s retirement from Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MPF) gives him more time to refurbish antique clocks, work on his car, and volunteer in the community.
Piedmont Natural Gas Friday filed to further reduce its natural gas sales rates for customers in South Carolina and North Carolina.
The company's filings mark the third such request in as many months. Piedmont previously requested and received approval in both December and January to reduce its sales rates for customers in the two states as a result of declining wholesale natural gas costs which Piedmont passes through to customers on a dollar for dollar basis.
BMW Manufacturing Co. of Greer announced Friday that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2014 totaled $9.2 billion, confirming the company as the leading U.S. automotive exporter.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, this accomplishment represents a 13 percent increase over BMW’s 2013 value. In 2014, more than 260,000 vehicles were exported from its Greer plant, over 70 percent of the plant’s total volume.
The 2015 Miss Greater Greer queens will be available for photographs and autographs at a fundraiser at Pizza Inn, 115 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Miss Greater Greer Anna Brown and Miss Greater Greer Teen Emma Kate Rhymer will be raising funds as they prepare to compete at the Miss South Carolina pageant this summer.
The best value to the City of Greer for the vacant Allen Bennett Hospital site is to completely demolish the buildings on the property, including the Roger Huntington Nursing Home, according to a market analysis.
“It would appear the greatest opportunity for the property lies in full demolition although there are some positives for partial demolition,” Reno Deaton, Executive Director for the Greer Development Corporation, said. Deaton and City Administrator Ed Driggers presented the analysis to council Tuesday for informational purposes.
Nurse Kelli Clune saw a need in the Spartanburg community for forensic nurses and made it happen. Because of her work, she was awarded the “Bill Barnet Service Above Self Award.”
“I was shocked, amazed and humbled,” Clune said. “I don’t see what I do as extraordinary, I just saw a need and started doing it.”
I’m retired, and currently I have about five percent of my retirement savings in gold and silver I’ve been acquiring over the last few years. I’ve seen gold prices decline significantly, and I’m wondering if I should hang on to it as a safety factor in the event the economy goes bad in a hurry. I want to make sure I’ll still have a safety factor, and something of value, if that happens.
By Citizens Building & Loan
Here’s some timely advice from your friends at Citizens Building & Loan on a rising concern.
Bill Looby and Ellie Carroll have been added to the Greer State Bank mortgage division.
Lobby is vice president and mortgage loan officer, and Carroll is a mortgage loan processor.