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BrightStar Care moves to Greer location
SEP 29, 2015

BrightStar Care in-homecare agency has moved to 110 west Church Street, Suite A, in Greer.

The company, owned by Frank Sanders, provides a range of compassionate, person-centered medical and non-medical care to people of all ages, from infants to seniors.

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Dave Ramsey explains nuances of charging off a debt
SEP 29, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

If a credit card company has charged off a debt, can they still sell that debt to someone else who can come after it? I’m currently receiving calls about a debt that’s more than 20 years old. Do you have any suggestions?

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Oktoberfest welcomes fall with beer, food, fun and football
SEP 28, 2015

Beer and chips are a common pair at Oktoberfest.
 
 

Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Greer Saturday and accommodations at a downtown venue with a television will be open to host Clemson and Notre Dame fans for the nationally televised football showdown Saturday night.

The annual festival will feature oompah bands, a variety of German foods and selection of Warsteiner beers – Oktoberfest, Pilsner, Dunkel and Konig Ludwig Weissbier. Warsteiner is Germany's largest privately owned brewery.

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$100 million expansion ahead for Mitsubishi Polyester Film
SEP 28, 2015

The 50th anniversary of Mitsubishi Polyester Film had corporate officials visiting from the Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., the parent company in Japan.
 

Greer received another economic jolt of optimism today as Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MTF), Inc., announced it is investing $100 million in the expansion of one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyester film.

The announcement coincides with the 51st anniversary of the plant in Greer. MTF officials at the 50th anniversary celebration last year (Sept. 25) hinted the expansion announcement would be announced this month.

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Bojangles' opens Taylors store Monday
SEP 27, 2015

The digital menu board at Bojangles'.
 
 

Bojangles’ opens its Taylors restaurant Monday morning at 5 a.m. with an all-day grand opening until 10 p.m.

The new restaurant marks the sixth Bojangles’ opening in South Carolina by Chix and Bix Restaurant Group, led by Allen and Lee Ann Johnston. The group opened two Bojangles’ restaurants in Greer last year, one on Hwy. 101 and one on S. Buncombe Road.

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Hollywild showcases survivors of fire, $150,000 deficit
SEP 26, 2015

Baboon “PJ” was given fruit treats and mini pumpkins.
 

Survivors of the primate barn fire that happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 9 were brought out to the media Thursday. And a plea for more contributions was sounded with admissions declining and the park’s shortfall at $150,000 and counting, according to park officials.

“It’s taken us these months to really assess the impact of the fire beyond the structure that was damaged,” Kim Atchley, executive director, said.  “It’s been a really tough year.  People have called every day to see if we’re open.

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Trade Street closed until noon Saturday
SEP 25, 2015

Trade Street will be closed Saturday 6 a.m. until noon for a classic car show.
 

Trade Street will be closed Saturday between Victoria Street and Randall Street from 6 a.m. – noon. The Greer Station Diner is hosting a classic car show.

Next Saturday, Oktoberfest, will cause Trade Street to be closed all day and into the night.

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CPW resolution honors Newman family, fluoride forums completed
SEP 24, 2015

The family of Reuben Ernest

The family of Reuben Ernest "Buzz" Newman was honored with a resolution for 110 years of combined service to the Greer Commission of Public Works.

Jeffrey Tuttle, General Manager of the Commission of Public Works, proposed the resolution to honor the family of Reuben Ernest “Buzz” Newman, Jr., for 110 years of combined service since 1968. Newman worked 28 years and his sons, Michael and Brent, continue to serve as linemen since 1974.

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Greer gives large patriotic salute to U.S. Army convoy
SEP 23, 2015

Greer gives large patriotic salute to U.S. Army convoy

Children waved from the steps of First Baptist Church of Greer.

Shop owners vacated their stores.

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The Insurance Source hires Biggs
SEP 23, 2015

The Insurance Source of Greer has added Amy Biggs as its First Impression Specialist.
 

The Insurance Source of Greer has added Amy Biggs as its First Impression Specialist.

A 2015 graduate of Ohio University, Biggs brings expertise in customer service, social media, blog writing and editing to the Insurance Source.

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Family medicine practice opens at Pelham Medical Center
SEP 23, 2015

Dr. Jan Kneeland
 

A new family medicine practice has opened in the Medical Office Building at Pelham Medical Center.

It’s a satellite office of physicians from the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems physician group.

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Allen Bennett campus is systematically being razed
SEP 22, 2015

Demolition debris builds at the rear of Allen Bennett Hospital.
 

The demolition of the Allen Bennett Hospital campus continues with plans to have the entire campus razed by early January.

The NEO Corporation was approved for the demolition and removal of the structure not to exceed $790,000. NEO also razed the Exide campus.

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Public invited to Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday
SEP 22, 2015

Coffee with a Cop is Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. at the Hardee's at 14520 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

Residents and business owners are invited to chat with members of the Greer Police Department Tuesday, 7-8 a.m., at Hardee’s as part of the city’s Coffee with a Cop community outreach.

The GPD will be at Hardee’s at 14520 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.

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Dave Ramsey: Calls out credit card customer service rep
SEP 22, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I recently tried to cancel a credit card, and the customer service representative told me that doing this would cancel out my entire 14-year credit history. Is this true?

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Enjoy a walk through an inflatable human body
SEP 22, 2015

Human Body: The inflatable MegaBody displayed at Upward Star Sports Center in Spartanburg through Wednesday night.
 
 

When you were in school, you learned how the body works, but have you ever wanted a closer look? You can with the help of Upward Star Center and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) at Inside Out: An Interactive Tour of the Human Body.

Tours will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m., through the inflatable MegaBody at the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg.

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Crooke added as project site leader at Honeywell
SEP 22, 2015

GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions provider, has added Greg Crooke as Project Site Leader at the Honeywell Aerospace facility in Greer.  Greg is responsible for machinery preventive maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) implementation, industrial hygiene support and plant engineering project support.

His 20-year background includes process engineering, plant engineering, machinery maintenance and TPM gained primarily while employed with Milliken & Company. 

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$35 million Draxlmaier expansion creating 94 more jobs
SEP 16, 2015

Job applications are being accepted here.
 

The Draxlmaier Group has announced a 184,000-square-foot production and logistics building, upgrades to plant infrastructure and equipment, and 94 jobs created within the next five years at the greater Greer facility.

One of the world’s top automotive suppliers, located at 1751 East Main Street in Duncan, is investing more than $35 million in the project, expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016.

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Dave Ramsey says: 'Don't freak out'
SEP 15, 2015

Dave Ramsey says: 'Don't freak out'

By Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

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Harbor Freight Tools setting up shop in Greer
SEP 15, 2015

Harbor Freight Tools is opening its 11th store in the state in Greer at 1301 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

A leading discount tool retailer is setting up shop in Greer.

Harbor Freight Tools, which stocks more than 7,000 items, is scheduled to open Oct. 20 at 1301 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., next to Staples.

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Click and treat celebrated by Greer Police
SEP 14, 2015

Sgt. Randle Ballenger enjoyed the camaraderie talking with drivers and their vintage automobiles.
 

It was click and treat for law-abiding drivers Monday afternoon at the intersection of Snow Street and Poplar Drive.

The Greer Police Department traffic division making a seat belt safety check, rewarded drivers obeying the law with a Chick-fil-A of Greer gift card for a lemonade shake or parfait dessert. Children also buckled in properly were recipients of their driver’s safe practices.

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