Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.
Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Saturday.
Wyatt is a 21-year-old from Piedmont. She attends Clemson University. She performed a jazz dance to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.
Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly. Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.
Makayla Stark, Miss Clemson Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2016 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday.
Stark is a 17-year-old from Inman. She attends Scholars Academy at USC Upstate.
The Greer Nationals U12 baseball team won the Dixie Youth League District championships Thursday night beating the Seneca Bobcats, 10-2.
“It’s unbelievable and it’s an accomplishment all for the kids,” Greer Coach Tommy Stanton said.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the Grand Award in the category of Campaigns by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) for chambers with budgets under $1 million.
The Chamber was recognized for its GreerMade campaign, which was also named the Best campaign piece by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE).
A breakfast restaurant with a local franchisee owner is scheduled to open in the Greer Plaza in the fall.
Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., and offer outdoor seating. The menu will also offer lunch offerings.
Greer City Park will be the place to be this coming Saturday evening, June 25th. There will be kids activities, live music from the Country Rock band Early Ray, a military tribute, and Round 3 of the Greer Idol contest.
Don't forget the Rib Eating Contest, and of course the Fireworks.
Admission is FREE!
By Todd Rogers
The Greer Nationals 8-under Coaches Pitch baseball team is headed to the state championships in Florence.
Four more preliminary winners were announced after the second night of preliminary competition at the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant on Wednesday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.
Greenville Technical College (GTC) is committed to providing the best training for corporate, professional, and personal career development. In the last year, more than 385 Greenville County companies and nearly 16,000 individuals have relied on GTC for training that accelerates potential and ensures the success of business and industry.
To better reflect the scope of services offered and the college’s role in attracting and growing business, the continuing education arm of GTC has been renamed as the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division.
Four teams remain in the Dixie Youth District Baseball Tournament being played at Greer Country Club ball field. Teams have players aged 11-12 years-old.
The Greer Baseball Club National team is the only unbeaten team remaining.
Greer Idol Season 10 is down to 10 singers entering Saturday’s performance at the City of Greer Freedom Blast.
Kerri Hill and Anri Ballew were eliminated in voting by family, friends and people attending Greer last Friday.
The South Carolina Banker’s Association named Citizens Building and Loan Executive Vice President Jennifer T. Jones Outstanding Young Banker of the Year.
Considered the highest honor presented in the South Carolina banking industry, the Outstanding Young Banker award has been given each year to one deserving SC banker since 1970. Former recipients of the award have proven to be among the most prominent and well respected banking leaders in the state.
Miss Greater Greer picked up a big preliminary win Tuesday night at the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageants in Columbia.
Mary Grace Nasim, 20, from Greenville, won the Talent preliminary. She performed an aria, “Queen of the Night” from The Magic Flute.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on a lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center challenging the Greenville County School District in Taylors, for including prayers in its graduation ceremonies, as well as hosting some of those ceremonies in a Christian chapel at North Greenville University.
In its ruling, the Fourth Circuit vacated the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina’s ruling upholding graduation prayers. The Fourth Circuit sent the case back to the court to determine the American Humanist Association members’ standing to stop future graduation prayers and to determine the constitutionality of holding public school events in religious venues.
Officials with the Boiling Springs Fire District announced that medical care in emergency response calls is about to improve thanks to a $108,946 award from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant program.
Through the grant award – requiring a 10 percent ($10,894) match from Boiling Springs – the District will be able to fund educational training to certify all line personnel to the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) level and 12 of those line personnel to the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) level before they progress towards an Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification and participation in the community para-medicine program.
Two proposed Brushy Creek Road subdivisions, virtually across the street from each other were denied annexation and zoning requests Monday by the City Planning Commission.
About 65 people, mostly residents, packed the commission chambers to ask commissioners to deny the requests, which they did unanimously, 7-0.