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It's the law: City clears roads not sidewalks
JAN 26, 2016

There should be no more confusion on who is responsible for sidewalk snow/ice removal at businesses and the penalty incurred for being non-compliance.

Jason Clark, owner of BIN112 and Strip Club 104 A Steak House, on Trade and Poinsett streets, respectively summed it up in laymen terms. “The city’s responsibility is to clear the road so emergency vehicles can get out first and then the public. If you own a business, it’s the owner’s responsibility.”

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Council welcomes storm comments, none given
JAN 26, 2016

Greer City Council didn't have to spend much time on hearing downtown merchants complaining about the city's snow and ice cleanup last weekend.

No one spoke, merchants or residents, at City Council during public forum or when City Administrator Ed Driggers gave a storm report on the city’s efforts to plow and sand 1,368 miles of city streets.

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Williams selected chairman of CPW commissioners board
JAN 26, 2016

Perry Williams
Chairman of Greer Commission of Public Commissioners
 

Perry Williams was selected chairman of the Greer Commission of Public Works Board of Commissioners at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.

Williams replaces Jeff Howell, who served as chairman since 2014. Williams was first elected to the board in 2009 and served as chairman from 2011 through 2012. Howell was recently re-elected to his fourth term on the Board of Commissioners.

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Dave Ramsey: Better tax planning means more money
JAN 26, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Do you recommend having people keep their W2 numbers as close to their tax return numbers as possible, even if they might have to pay at the end of the year or have more taken out?

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Shop owners miffed at ice, snow cleanup; city gives storm response at Council
JAN 25, 2016

Lisa Garland shovels ice from parking places in front of the Stomping Grounds on Trade Street.
 

Snow and ice removal from downtown streets was the hottest topic at the Stomping Grounds Saturday night. And it continued Monday.

About 50 people from nearby neighborhoods and downtown businesses and apartments gathered Saturday at the Stomping Grounds coffee and wine shop as it was virtually the only business open.

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GDC enters partnership with retail analytics firm
JAN 24, 2016

Reno Deaton 
Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation
 

The Greer Development Corporation (GDC) has entered into a partnership with Buxton, a retail analytics company to strengthen the community’s retail development strategy.

Buxton will be used to identify retailers for best-fit site selections for Greer, according to the GDC.

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Most churches cancel services, warmer day forecast
JAN 24, 2016

Tanner Stevens and Brynn made a snowman at City Park welcoming visitors to the winter wonderland.
 

• Photo gallery

Most churches have cancelled or curtailed services Sunday as roads in the upstate remained icy overnight from snow and ice that fell across greater Greer this weekend.

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Treacherous conditions expected with winter storm
JAN 22, 2016

Wednesday's short spurt of snow won't compare to what is expected in greater Greer this weekend.
 
 

GreerToday.com will remain open for business throughout the weekend. Send photos, new tips and questions to i[email protected] and we will respond. Facebook.

 

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Inland Port expansion can't come quick enough, rail moves surpass annual predictions
JAN 21, 2016

The Inland Port at Greer's expansion, planned for fiscal 2017, would grow the facility to 70 of the total site’s 100 acres. The site presently uses 38 acres.
 
 
 

The Greer Inland Port more than doubled the facility’s December volume in rail moves, the South Carolina Ports Authority reported at Wednesday’s board meeting in Charleston.

The Inland Port handled 7,824 moves in December. Rail volumes grew 76.5 percent during its second full calendar year of operation, with 75,111 total rail moves completed in 2015.

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Pelham Medical Center certified Primary Stroke Center
JAN 20, 2016

Pelham Medical Center certified Primary Stroke Center

Pelham Medical Center (PMC) has received Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). It designates PMC as Greer’s only certified primary stroke center.

Pelham Medical Center is part of a group of providers focused on complex stroke care.

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Lowes Foods taking shape, opening targeted for fall
JAN 20, 2016

Lowes Foods taking shape, opening targeted for fall

Tim Lowe is keynote speaker.

Lowes Foods is beginning to take shape with its opening targeted for the fall.

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Kouskolekas selected Greer Chamber chairman of the board
JAN 19, 2016

Tony Kouskolekas, president of Pelham Medical Center, is the chairman of the executive board for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced “GPS: Goals, Plans & Strategies” as its program of work and its executive board members for 2016.

Tony Kouskolekas, president of Pelham Medical Center will serve as chairman of the board. Rosylin Weston, GSP International Airport, is chair-elect and Mark King, of Mark King Consulting is immediate past chairman.

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Passbooks teach kids the rewards of saving
JAN 19, 2016

Passbooks teach kids the rewards of saving

By Citizens Building & Loan

Many parents and grandparents are opening passbook savings accounts for their children. They see a passbook savings account as a useful teaching tool to help kids learn and appreciate how to save.  One reason is that a passbook is tangible, it is a small booklet that keeps a running record of all the savings transactions.

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Gas prices continue to plummet
JAN 17, 2016

Follow greater Greer gas prices here.
 

Filling up your gas tank in Greer continues to be a pleasure.

Within two days of the photo taken above, gas prices in Greer have fallen below the $1.50 mark for regular unleaded.

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Owners rebranding Rhythms On Trade as a music cafe
JAN 16, 2016

Curtis Hanvey is rebranding Rhythms On Trade, as a music cafe and recording studio.
 

Owners are rebranding a downtown bar into a more Trade Street-friendly environment 

Rhythms On Trade is being rebranded into a music café and live recording studio. Curtis Hanvey who purchased Rhythms and Brews has decided to change the name and feature a variety of music every day except Sunday.

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CPW's Fahr named Young Professional of 2015 for water district
JAN 14, 2016

Daniel Fahr is flanked by Don Milner, left, and Daniel Hancock of Greer Commission of Public Works.
 

Daniel Fahr has been named the Young Professional of the Year for 2015 by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina – Blue Ridge/Foothills District. Fahr, serving as a wasterwater operator, has been with the Greer Commission of Public Works (Greer CPW) since October 2013.

“It’s certainly an honor to be recognized, especially when so many bright people do a great job in our region,” Fahr said. “More than anything, I enjoy working with a team that both serves the Greer community and protects our environment.”

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Greer's annual BMW production is largest in the world
JAN 11, 2016

The production of 400,904 X-models at Greer's BMW Manufacturing facility in 2015 makes it the brand’s largest annual production facility in the world, company officials announced Monday.
 
 

BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer is officially the brand’s largest annual production facility in the world, company officials announced Monday.

Greer recorded BMW’s largest annual production in 2015 when 400,904 X-models rolled off the line.

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GSP handles 15 charters, 2,548 passengers headed to championship game
JAN 11, 2016

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer had a dramatic jump in traffic heading to Phoenix for the Clemson versus Alabama national championship football game.
 

Clemson fever had a huge impact on Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.

Unbeaten Clemson (14-0) plays Alabama (13-1) at 8:30 tonight in Glendale, Ariz., for the college football championship.

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Abbott's opens Friday with a new taste for Greer
JAN 7, 2016

Madeline Stokes, 7, gets a taste of Abbott's Frozen Custard at a pre-opening party Thursday night.
 

Mark Khoury was the most excited person at a pre-opening party at Abbott’s Frozen Custard Thursday night.

Khoury, owner of downtown Greer’s newest eatery at 119 E. Poinsett Street, told of his growing up in Rochester, N.Y., with Abbott’s as much a part of his life as the Clock restaurant is to Greer residents past and present.

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X5 sets annual sales record, lifts BMW to annual mark
JAN 5, 2016

There were a record 54,997 X5s sold last year.
 

The X5 Sports Activity Vehicles  produced at Greer’s BMW Manufacturing Co., set a new sales record in 2015 and helped pace the BMW brand to a new annual sales record.

There were 54,997 X5s sold last year, nearly 17 percent more than 2014.

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