Two greater Greer restaurant groups – Ovation Brands and Denny's – will have their restaurants open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day throughout the U.S.A.
Ovation Brands, headquartered in Greer, will have all its buffet-style restaurants open until 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Christmas Day. Ryan's, Fire Mountain, HomeTown Buffet, Country Buffet and Old Country Buffet will all offer a Christmas Day menu featuring oven roasted rotisserie-style turkey breast, honey glazed baked ham and carved roast beef.
About 300 happy and smiling children left the Cannon Centre with bags and armfuls of toys and stuffed animals Saturday.
The Greer Police Department, aided by donations of money, toys and bikes, enjoyed its annual Cops for Tots distribution. There were about 100 more children on the list compared to last year.
Last year we went to one of the Advent services at church and traditionally they do communion at each advent service. Typically Jackson had not taken communion but I decided to let him do it. The next time we went to the Advent service he whispered to me and said, “Mommy, are we going to take a break?”
I said a 'break' and he said, “grape juice and crackers” and then it dawned on me what he was saying and was talking about communion.
Greer letter carrier Chris Brown won a vacation in Hawaii and two roundtrip airline tickets today on the final edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s “12 Days of Giving”.
Brown came to the rescue of Eli Cooper, an infant, last August, who was suffocating, by clearing a plastic wrapper embedded in the child’s air passage. Brown works out of the Greer Post Office and was delivering a package at the residence when the mother, Stephanie, frantically screamed for help.
Hudson was 6-years-old last Christmas. It was the perfect age for him to still believe in the magic and innocence of Santa Claus, yet begin to understand the real reason we have to celebrate our Savior born as a baby in a manger.
Hudson visited Santa in downtown Greer and asked for a basketball goal. The “Big Guy” of course, delivered on his promise. Hudson was elated to find the surprise in our driveway Christmas morning.
By JONATHAN KING
The Inland Port in Greer is 47 percent ahead of plan, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority.
The SCPA reported Thursday at its monthly board meeting the inland port handled 3,972 rail moves in November. The 21,686 lifts completed fiscal year to date has the facility nearly 50 percent ahead.
Tis the season for thieves to be holiday shopping for vehicles with Christmas merchandise visible for all to see.
Did you know it takes less than one minute for a thief to break a car window and steal the goods? That, according to Greer Police Captain Matt Hamby and a catalog of statistics, compiled by insurance companies.
Lamar Hilley has been hired by Greer State Bank at the company's newly constructed office at Town Center in Patrick Square in Clemson. He is the Community Relationship Manager.
Hilley joins Art Wray, VP and Mortgage Loan Officer at the Clemson location.
A quick flashback to early December 2013.
"Brayden, what do you wish Santa to deliver for you at G-Daddy’s for Christmas?” I asked.
Greer Relief reported it earned $7,000 as host of the Greer Christmas Parade.
By KIM WOOTEN
Roper Mountain Holiday Lights is another excellent family-friendly activity.
GSP International Airport is asking the community, business and leisure travelers, to participate in an online survey to provide the best possible airport experience to the expanding region.
“It’s better if you know the community you serve and can make it better for them as passengers and consumers,” said GSP spokesperson Rosylin Weston.
A fireside reading of the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," will be held Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stomping Grounds in downtown Greer.
Keith Challenger, a British-born author, speaker and entrepreneur, reintroduces the timeless story of Scrooge and friends. Challenger will tell the story of 19th century London in period costume and with special sound effects.
Chris Brown is returning to the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week with a heavy heart.
The Greer letter carrier, who was nationally acclaimed as a hero for saving an infant's life on his route in August, lost his nephew in a horrific crash last month in Anderson.
Piedmont Natural Gas has filed for reductions in its natural gas sales rates for customers in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Last week's filings before both the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the Public Service Commission of South Carolina reflect declines in the company's wholesale natural gas costs, which are passed through to customers on a dollar for dollar basis.
Former U.S. Marshal and Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown told the assembled graduates at North Greenville University's fall commencement service, last Thursday, that he’s often asked what accounts for the sharp increase in crime, especially the increase in violent crimes in our society today.
Brown said that the decline of family values is the major contributor.
My daughter was 1 last Christmas and my favorite image of that holiday season is a photo of Ruby with an empty Fisher-Price box. It captured a common Christmas experience. She had just opened lots of presents, but there she was in the kitchen entertained by an empty box.
However, she got the meaning of the holiday. We celebrated at my mother-in-law's house, and Ruby really enjoyed her time with cousins. They live more than 5 hours away and we don't see them often, except for FaceTime. She constantly followed her 3-year-old cousin around and gave lots of hugs.ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR
Emerson Dingus made the Greer Police Department’s day.
The 6-year-old Lyman Cinderella Tot visited the Greer police department Friday to deliver 35 bags packed with stuffed animals for one purpose – each will become a “Pal” to a child in distress from a house fire, domestic situations, vehicle accidents or traumatic events where emergency agencies respond.