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Video describes subject who vandalized 9/11 memorial
SEP 13, 2021

 
The alleged subject vandalizing the 9/11 Memorial was described as wearing a dark hat, white shirt and dark pants who wrote

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Department reported it has obtained a video that describes a person who allegedly vandalized a 9/11 memorial at Upstate Granite Solutions at 2840 New Easley Highway as a tribute on the 20th anniversary of the event.

The person, believed to be a white male, was described wearing a dark hat, white shirt and dark pants who wrote “Taliban” with spray paint on the memorial, according to Lt. Ryan Flood of the GCSO. The suspect pulled up in a grey SUV at the business around 7:30 a.m, on Sunday, Sept. 12.

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Creform manufactures multi-use kitting cart
SEP 13, 2021

Creform has manufactured a heavy-duty A-Frame kitting cart which brings high capacity and industrial durability to the shop floor.
 
 
 

 

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6 arrested in check cashing scheme, narcotics distribution
SEP 10, 2021

During the search of the hotel room, DEU and GCSO investigators located approximately 9 ounces of fentanyl, 17 grams of crack cocaine, 13 grams of cocaine and 262 grams of methamphetamine.
 

Six individuals have been arrested, two from Greenville, in connection with an investigation into a fraudulent check cashing scheme and narcotic distribution operating in Greenville County.

“DEU was notified through a Crime Stoppers tip that an individual was running a drug operation from a local motel located off Pelham Road. During the investigation, DEU investigators observed members of the ring visiting local banks making check deposits – commonly associated with a check cashing scheme – and enlisted the aid of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office White Collar Crime Unit,” stated Bart McEntire, Commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit.

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Prisma postpones elective surgeries due to COVID-19 surge
SEP 8, 2021

Prisma Health Inpatient Trends
 

Prisma Health will temporarily postpone elective inpatient surgeries at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Thursday and Friday to manage the need for additional beds.  That's in response to a now record-breaking surge of COVID-19 hospital admissions throughout Prisma healthcare system,

As of Wednesday, elective surgeries were also paused at Prisma Health community hospitals in the Upstate. The pause on elective surgeries at community hospitals will run through at least Friday, Sept. 17. Those hospitals, which include Baptist Easley Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Laurens County Memorial Hospital and Oconee Memorial Hospital, will continue to perform emergent and urgent surgeries on a case-by-case basis. Patewood Hospital will continue to operate normally for now. Outpatient surgeries at Prisma Health’s ambulatory surgery centers are not impacted at this time.

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BSFD holds public 9/11 Memorial Service Saturday
SEP 8, 2021

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service Saturday at 8:30 a.m. observing 20 years since the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.
 

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service observing 20 years since the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.

The event will be conducted at the District’s headquarters located at 5020 Pelham Road (at the corner of Pelham and Garlington Roads) in Greenville County.

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Engelhorn is new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing
SEP 2, 2021

Dr. Robert Engelhorn is the new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
 

Dr. Robert Engelhorn is the new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer. In a private handover ceremony at the BMW Zentrum on Wednesday, Engelhorn took over the plant leadership from Knudt Flor, who has retired from the company.

“Plant Spartanburg has been a critical part of BMW’s global production network for decades, and the plant’s impact is far reaching,” said Engelhorn. “Their performance – both in quality and production – is impressive, and I am excited to lead this extraordinary team.”

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Barista Alley takes center stage in downtown Greer
AUG 20, 2021

The view of Barista Alley with its terrace view scheduled to open in 2022.
 

BY SAMANTHA MARTIN

A Greer city treasure, Barista Alley opened at its new location today at 101 Trade Street, virtually across the street from its original location opened four years ago.

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Peaches, key lime limited time flavors at Andy's
AUG 20, 2021

Andy's peach custard.
 

Peaches and key lime flavors are limited seasonal specials offered at Andy’s Frozen Custard through Sept. 14.

Peaches are featured in the peach Concrete, which is Andy’s frozen custard, and key lime is offered packed with a slice of key lime pie, swirled into creamy custard.

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NGU launches new website
AUG 10, 2021

North Greenville University launched a new website to improve functionality and enhance visual content.
 

North Greenville University (NGU) has launched a new revamped website with a more clean and uncluttered design, improved functionality, and enhanced visual content focused on the university’s location, Christian heritage, educational delivery methods, and other opportunities.

“This new website is the culmination of many months and long hours of work from our team,” said Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing/Communications Michael White. “We are thrilled with the results and are confident that it is a more engaging and comprehensive presentation of the mission and presence of North Greenville University. Websites play an increasingly important role in helping people discover, build preference, and ultimately choose an institution. The redesign opens exciting possibilities to share our story in captivating ways.”

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Greer CPW billing software upgrade brings changes
AUG 10, 2021

Greer CPW billing software upgrade brings changes

Greer CPW is upgrading its customer service and billing software to a program call PayGo.

The improvements will allow Greer CPW systems to communicate better with the various departments and provide a smoother customer service experience. Some changes will happen seamlessly, however others will require some steps for customers.

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Prisma limits visitation due to surge in COVID-19 infections
AUG 10, 2021

Prisma limits visitation due to surge in COVID-19 infections

Prisma Health has begun limiting visitation at all hospital and clinical facilities due to the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections. The limitations began Monday. Adult inpatients, outpatients and ambulatory pediatric patients will be limited to one visitor. These restrictions also will continue:

“This measure is essential in the wake of a new surge of hospitalized patients who are very sick with COVID-19,” stated Dr. Rick Scott, leader of Prisma Health’s COVID-19 response. “Given the rapid community spread of the Delta variant, the trend is very concerning.”

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Greer Police holds 'Stuff A Cruiser' school supplies Saturday
AUG 7, 2021

The Greer Police Department is holding its annual “Stuff a Cruiser” on Saturday, Aug. 7, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Greer Walmart Supercenter at 14055 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.  Children can use school supplies for the coming year.

Here is a list of suggested donations: Pencils

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Greer team just misses championship
JUL 28, 2021

The USTA Southern crowned 12 champions at the 2021 USTA League Adult 18 & Over Southern Sectional Championships, played July 23-25 at the Rome (Ga.) Tennis Center at Berry College and downtown Rome.

Greer’s Elizabeth and Caroline Holland lost in the 5.0 finals to Atlanta’s Kim Raley and Sonia Shen. The Hollands earned their way into the finals going 4-0 in the round robin to win a wild card spot.

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Ed Asner, Jamie Farr perform at Flat Rock Playhouse
JUL 28, 2021

Television veterans, Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H will star in the staged reading of Two Jews, Talking at Flat Rock Playhouse Sept. 2-4. 

Asner will take center stage on Labor Day weekend with another sidesplitting piece written by Ed Weinberger — this time with good friend Jamie Farr adding to the hilarity. 

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Upstate man pleads guilty to murdering woman with baseball bat
JUL 28, 2021

William Tommie Smith, 66, interrupted his jury trial to plead guilty to the murder of Brenda Kay Tanner, 55, on Dec. 2, 2018. Tanner died of 9-10 blows to the head.
 

An Inman man received a 40-year prison sentence Tuesday for using a baseball bat to beat a woman to death.

William Tommie Smith, 66, interrupted his jury trial to plead guilty to murder. Smith killed Brenda Kay Tanner, 55, on Dec. 2, 2018 at Smith’s Waters Road home. Tanner died of 9-10 blows to the head.

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Hall joins Limestone football staff
JUL 27, 2021

Logan Hall has joined the Limestone Saints as the tight ends coach, pass game coordinator, and recruiting coordinator.
 

University of South Carolina assistant director of player personnel and Coastal Carolina University quarterback Logan Hall has joined the Limestone Saints as the tight ends coach, pass game coordinator, and recruiting coordinator.

Hall spent eight seasons as a student assistant, an offensive assistant/recruiting assistant for running backs, and the assistant director of player of personnel with the University of South Carolina before most recently spending time as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort.

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Greer CPW wins Safety Achievement Award
JUL 26, 2021

Left to right: Greer CPW Human Resources Manager Ken Holliday, LLR Director Emily Farr and Bruce Fallon, Safety Coordinator.
 
 

Greer CPW received the 2021 Safety Achievement Award from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). \

“Safety is our top priority at Greer CPW.  We discuss safe practices daily and constantly improve our operations to make sure each employee goes home to their families each day,” said Bruce Fallon, CPW Safety Coordinator.

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Escape Lounge reopens at GSP for travelers
JUL 26, 2021

The Escape Lounge has reopened to travelers at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).
 
 

The Escape Lounge has reopened to travelers at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). The 2,500 square foot lounge, open 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. daily – features a full complimentary bar, a hot and cold menu influenced by local flavors, Wi-Fi and flight information.

The lounge closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UofSC's Harris named Blanchard Rogers Trophy winner
JUL 14, 2021

The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame announced that University of South Carolina's Kevin Harris has been named the recipient of the 2020 Blanchard Rogers Trophy.

Harris, in his first season as a starter as a sophomore, led the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards per game (113.8) and ran a total of 1,138 yards in 10 games. He was the 11th Gamecock to record a 1,000-yard season and the first since Mike Davis. Harris was selected First Team All-SEC by the Associated Press as well as Second team according to the league’s coaches and Phil Steele.

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Leadership Greenville Class participants announced
JUL 14, 2021

The Greenville Chamber’s Leadership Greenville program has accepted 40 participants for its 48th class.

Participants were selected based on a thorough application process including essays, professional resume and community involvement.

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