Bruce Fallon became the first two-time champion (2012 winner) and Fredia Snow the only double winner, at Tuesday’s 3rd Annual CPW BBQ Cook-Off. Snow finished first in the employee’s choice and second in the judges’ picks. Rusty Edwards was third in the judges’ picks.
Carl Howell, Greer Deputy Fire Marshal, was one of five judges. “Any of the top three could have been number one,” he said.
Ethan Ham, 14, works a little too fast for his liking.
Ham completed his Eagle Scout project last month by building a Carolina Fence at Lake Robinson. After a review before the Eagle Board for scout certification, Ham will have nearly four years to earn additional recognition through Eagle Palms or Venture programs. Eagle is the highest rank for scouts.
• Q&A with Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan's
Dining at restaurants is typically a pleasurable and relaxing experience. However, sometimes it is not so pleasing for those with disabilities.
Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan’s, of Ovation Brands, responded to Kim Wooten’s questions by email. The interview follows.
Kim: What is Ryan’s philosophy towards customers with disabilities?
Bullock's Barber Shop has a new sign.
The new sign is aluminum, half with Bullock’s Barber Shop with black type over a white background and the other half with a red, white and blue Pepsi logo. The signage is centered over Bullock’s awning.
Thirteen automated external defibrillators (AED) have been purchased by Greer City Parks and Recreation aimed at dramatically closing the gap between life and death in cardiac arrest events.
The AEDs are mounted inside security cabinets in city facilities and all are compatible with EMS units in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Once emergency personnel arrive, they can continue using the AED unit or plug the paddles into their unit.
Golfers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Cops for Tots Charity Golf tournament scheduled Thursday, Oct. 23 at Greer Country Club.
The Greer Police Department annually sponsors the tournament, its major fundraiser, to purchase gifts for under privileged children in need in the greater Greer area. The GPD invites families to submit applications for the Cops for Tots program based on family income. More than 300 families are helped annually.
Evidently Greer shouted loud enough for Kohl’s to hear its call for a new department store.
“We listen to our customers and we listen to the community. When the community wants a store we do everything we can to put one there,” said Phillip Daniel, Kohl’s district manager. “It’s all about the customers.”
With the wind hitting my face and admiring the beauty of nature I only think of how grateful I am to be able to enjoy a motorcycle ride with my best friend — despite having Cerebral Palsy.
People with disabilities are routinely told what they cannot do, or how hard and what a burden it would be to allow us to try new things.
The 50th anniversary of Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MPF) commemorated the launch of an infant film plant in Greer in that grew into a North American giant producing innovative lines of polyester films.
Bill Radlein, President and COO of the Greer plant, mentioned the uniqueness of a manufacturer to exist producing the same product half a century later in the same location.
The Wild Ace Pizza and Pub groundbreaking Thursday morning represents the first new construction in downtown since the City Hall and Municipal complex opened in 2008.
“This is significant expansion of our downtown footprint,” said City Administrator Ed Driggers, among the dignitaries at the ceremony. “It’s exactly what we envisioned and it will provide greater opportunity for revitalization of this triangle.”
The City of Greer was awarded summary judgment for $400,000 from Garrick Good and his Cardinal Real Estate Group, Inc. from a proposed deal for the Allen Bennett Hospital campus that went from bad to worst for nearly four years. Mike Sell, assistant city manager, briefed city council Tuesday.
Langley and Associates was also among the creditors given favorable judgment.
Megan Huffman of Greer was selected runnerup in a national cooking contest in New York City hosted by Food Network’s Sunny Anderson.
Huffman’s Savory Sweet Potato Salad recipe was among four chosen to be cooked in a promotion for Extended Stay America (ESA), featuring a fully equipped kitchen in each room.
The City of Greer is landscaping Trade Street, from Poinsett Street to the Depot, as part of its annual downtown improvement initiative. The shrubs were uprooted to provide more visibility for downtown shops. Boxwoods are the bushes anchoring the planters. Rosemary has also been planted.
The planters may be short-term as the city plans to upgrade the century-old infrastructure that may include sidewalk repairs. More permanent landscaping will be added when the street and sidewalk repairs are completed.
RJ Rockers and Thomas Creek Brewery owners are seeing residual benefits from their brand launched restaurants on the concourse at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.
Mark Johnsen, owner of RJ Rockers, and Tom Davis, owner of Thomas Creek Brewery, were part of a symbolic ribbon cutting with Hudson and MSE Brands Friday at GSP. The restaurants opened July 14.
Here’s a sobering thought.
Read Chris Brown’s story.
Stephanie Cooper, Eli, her one year old son, and Christopher Brown – their mailman, joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to talk about how Chris miraculously saved Eli’s life.
Chris Brown, a Greer postal worker who saved an infant’s life last month, will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday at 4 p.m. on WYFF-TV.
Brown performed a Heimlach maneuver on a child who ingested a plastic bag that blocked his air passages. The child expelled the bag and did not require any medical attention.
The countdown for Kohl's opening in Greer is less than five days.
The 67,000-square foot store, at 1320 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. will have a soft opening Sunday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. with the grand opening scheduled on Friday, Sept. 26 at 8:45 a.m.
A 300-unit, three-story walkup apartment complex, The Residences at Brushy Creek, was unanimously approved, 5-0, for a Design Review District Monday by the Planning Commission.
The 18-acre property will be accessed off Brushy Creek Road and will abut Century B Complex. A traffic engineering study by the city will be required on state owned Buncombe and Brushy Creek roads. The property falls short of the Brushy Creek/Buncombe Road intersection.