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Stomping Grounds is opening on Sundays in October
SEP 28, 2016

Stomping Grounds is opening on Sundays in October

The Stomping Grounds will be open on Sundays during October.

“I have been asked by people why I don’t open on Sunday by those who attend Grace Church at Grace Hall. So based on the demand of churches I am going to give it a trial run,” owner Lisa Garland told GreerToday.com.

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Benson's 80th birthday celebrated at BensonFAST Saturday
SEP 28, 2016

Jim Benson's 80th birthday will be celebrated Saturday at the Benson OctoberFAST. Greer Mayor Rick Danner presented a proclamation to Benson in this archived photo.
 
 

The 10th annual Benson OctoberFAST benefitting Greer Community Ministries is Saturday, at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett Street.

The event will celebrate the 80th birthday of Jim Benson, owner of the Benson Automotive group, the title sponsor.

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Downtown Greer infrastructure and paving project budgeted around $3.5 million, CPW work begins in 2017
SEP 28, 2016

Downtown Greer will get new infrastructure and road paving.
 
 

Downtown Greer’s aging infrastructure, said to be more than a 100-years-old in places, will get an overhaul beginning in 2017. Downtown streets will also get new paving.

The project’s overall cost is estimated at $4 - 4.5 million. That does not include a $1.031 million, 75/25 matching grant, awarded Greer from the Greenville Legislation Delegation Transportation.

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Southwest, GSP execs give upstate business leaders upbeat messages for future partnership, growth
SEP 27, 2016

Southwest, GSP execs give upstate business leaders upbeat messages for future partnership, growth

Updates on current projects and unveiled plans for future groundbreaking innovations highlighted a business meeting co-hosted by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Southwest Airlines at the Spartanburg Marriot Hotel on Friday.

Dave Doty, Senior Manager of Business Development for Southwest, and Dave Edwards, GSP District President and CEO, both laid out an expanded partnership between the airline and airport as well as updating airport projects and hinting at new improvements in the works for future travelers.

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Greer CPW presented with Green Fleet Leader Award
SEP 26, 2016

Left to right: Jeff Howell, CPW Commissioner, Rob Rhodes, CPW gas department manager, Landon Masters, energy specialist, Maeve Mason, senior energy specialist, co-coordinator for Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, Perry Williams, CPW Commissioner (chairman) and Jeff Tuttle, Greer CPW General Manager.
 
 

The Greer Commission of Public Works was presented with the Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition on Monday.

The award is presented each year to a stakeholder organization that best demonstrates leadership and excellence in clean transportation and alternative fuel activities in South Carolina.

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Dave Ramsey: Get yourself out of it
SEP 26, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I make $2,100 a month after taxes, and I have accumulated $46,000 in credit card debt. My husband makes more than I do, but he won’t help me. He says I got myself into this mess, so it’s my job to stop being irresponsible and fix it on my own. Do you have any advice?

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Michelin moves forward with $270 million upstate plant that projects 350 jobs
SEP 26, 2016

Michelin moves forward with $270 million upstate plant that projects 350 jobs

Michelin North America, Inc. announced it is moving forward with its $270 million distribution center that is projected to create 350 jobs.

The center will be located in Spartanburg County near the intersection of Highways 101 and 417, within seven existing Michelin tire plants across the Upstate region and its North American headquarters in Greenville.

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Sara and Sean O'Brien of Greer land OB's Hot Sauce on shelf at Lowes Foods
SEP 22, 2016

Sara and Sean O'Brien will have their OB’s Irie Pepper Sauce and Marinade debut at Lowes Foods Friday.
 
 
 

A romantic proposal in Hawaii turned into a hot pepper sauce business marriage for a Greer couple.

As Sara O’Brien explained, during their celebratory announcement, she and her then fiancé, Sean, “were watching a news show and saw a story on a sauce, something like a barbecue flavor, looked at each other and thought, ‘hello’ we can turn our sauce into a business.”

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Pallet Auctions begin this coming Tuesday at Scruffy Auction House
SEP 20, 2016

The parking lot will have 100+ pallets for the first auction Tuesday, September 27th.

Buying in bulk at Costco can give you savings, but buying an entire pallet can be cheaper than wholesale.

This is what Brent Faid, aka Scruffy, is bringing to his Auction House at 208 School St. in Greer.

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Children's playset donated by Lowe's Improvement Center to homeless shelter
SEP 20, 2016

Children's playset donated by Lowe's Improvement Center to homeless shelter

A child’s dream come true playset has been completed at the Greer Family Shelter for its residents of STEP (Shelter To Empower People).

Lowe’s Home Improvement completed the construction late last week and one child had the playground all to himself until two more children arrived with a family Tuesday. STEP is a Daily Bread Ministries initiative.

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Dave Ramsey: A feisty comeback for an impostor claiming to have sold timeshares to financial guru
SEP 20, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I recently sat through a timeshare pitch at my mom and dad’s community as a favor to them.

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Greer Relief presented two proclamations, two $5,000 donations at 80th anniversary breakfast
SEP 20, 2016

Gov. Nikki Haley sent a proclamation read by Senator-elect Scott Talley and presented to Caroline Robertson and Scott Harke of Greer Relief.

Two proclamations and two $5,000 donations were served to Greer Relief at its 80th Anniversary breakfast Tuesday morning at Fairview Baptist Church.

Gov. Nikki Haley sent a proclamation read by Scott Talley, who is running unopposed in the general election for State Senate District 12, and Greer Mayor Rick Danner read a proclamation by the City and City Council. Two $5,000 donations, for the second straight year, were presented on behalf of Greer Memorial Hospital and the Greer State Bank Foundation.

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Greer police offer safe meeting place for online buyers and sellers
SEP 19, 2016

The City of Greer has designated a “safe zone” in the Miller Street parking lot – just outside the Greer Fire and Police departments – for mostly online merchandise sales.
 

Online merchandise buyers and sellers now have one of the safest places imaginable to make transactions in Greer.

The City of Greer has designated a “safe zone” in the Miller Street parking lot – just outside the Greer Fire and Police departments. The parking lot, although public, serves personnel at both departments 24/7.

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Richard Howell, owner-operator of Greer Roofing, dies. He was 66.
SEP 19, 2016

Richard Carl Howell, owner-operator of Greer Roofing Company, died Sunday. He was 66.
 

• Richard Carl Howell obituary.

Richard Carl Howell, owner-operator of Greer Roofing Company, died Sunday. He was 66.

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Concrete Connection is building new headquarters in 10,000-square-foot building at Velocity Park
SEP 15, 2016

Keith and Kelly Herringshaw held a groundbreaking for their Concrete Connection business Thursday.
 

Concrete Connection held its groundbreaking today on a 10,000-square-foot building at 177 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.

It is a service disabled veteran business founded by Keith Herringshaw in 2007 as a specialty subcontractor for residential and commercial construction and a licensed contractor.

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The Strip Club 104, BIN112 continue capturing state's top restaurant reviews
SEP 15, 2016

The Strip Club 104 A Steak House is ranked in the top 10 for best overall, best steak house and best value.
 
 

Raise another glass or two to toast Jason Clark’s BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 A Steak House as top-ranked restaurants in South Carolina by OpenTable.

The perennially honored Greer restaurants, where Clark is executive chef and owner, earned 4.5 stars out of a possible five.

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$1.1 billion in retail sales reported for City of Greer in fiscal year 2016
SEP 14, 2016

$1.1 billion in retail sales reported for City of Greer in fiscal year 2016

The City of Greer recorded more than $1.1 billion in gross retail sales in fiscal year 2016, Mike Sell, Assistant City Manager, reported to City Council Tuesday.

The total, $1,154,134, represents $711,739 in gross sales from Greenville County and $442,395 from Spartanburg County in Greer.

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Lowes Foods announces opening, local vendors selected for Greer store
SEP 14, 2016

Lowes Foods grocery store opens Sept. 23 at Riverside Commons. The 5 p.m. ribbon cutting, with the public invited, is the official opening.

The store is across from Riverside High School at the intersection of Suber Road and Hammett Bridge Road.

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Stomping Grounds, Pour Sports get top honors at Wing Fling with a tall trophy
SEP 13, 2016

Jackson Suber accepts the Judge's Award on behalf of the Stomping Grounds for best wings at Tuesday's Wing Fling.
 

Winners of Tuesday’s Wing Fling can boast about their good fortune.

However, they will need a pretty big shelf to display their award – a golden, long-necked, standing upright chicken on a bigger than normal base.

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Dave Ramsey: Best plan to building wealth is becoming debt-free
SEP 13, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband and I own three commercial buildings in Boise, Idaho, that are leased out long-term. We owe about $500,000 on one and $400,000 on each of the others, and they earn $190,000. The only other debt we have is a small amount left on our mortgage. I know you don’t like debt, but is it okay to owe on commercial properties that are making good money?

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