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GSO opens its 2019-2020 season with all-Tchaikovsky program
SEP 13, 2019

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will open its 2019-2020 season with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring his First Piano Concerto and his Fifth Symphony.

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Foothills philharmonic presents opening night gala
SEP 13, 2019

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra will open its  2019-20 concert season Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church,1249 S. Suber Road, Greer. The concert will feature the Opening Night Gala: Masterworks I. 

 The event is free and will include refreshments following the concert where people can meet the performers.

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Man arrested in connection with two bank robberies
SEP 7, 2019

Daniel Sean Breeskin
 
 

A man has been arrested in connection with two bank robberies.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office announced that Daniel Sean Breeskin, 41, was arrested Friday for the robbery at Sun Trust Bank at 2111 Wade Hampton Blvd., in Taylors.

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SCGOP: No 2020 Presidential Primary
SEP 7, 2019

SCGOP: No 2020 Presidential Primary

The South Carolina Republican Party announced Saturday that the State Executive Committee has decided to forgo the 2020 GOP Presidential Preference Primary.

The decision will save taxpayers more than $1 million. 

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Taylors Mill adds 2 businesses
SEP 7, 2019

Mad Smash
 

Taylors Mill announced Mad Smash and The Blue Ox Hatchet House, will occupy space in the Dock No. 3 area of the mill near 13 Stripes Brewery and The Farehouse.

The Mad Smash was created by licensed massage therapist Jennifer Middleton, who specializes in pain relief. Customers can pound away their frustrations in the rage room by smashing glass or other breakables or de-stress with a massage.

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Greer CPW electric crews head to coast to help restore power losses caused by Dorian
SEP 6, 2019

Members of Greer Commission of Public Works electric department left Friday morning, headed to the South Carolina coast to help restore power losses caused by Hurricane Dornia.

Andy Bridwell, Rick Beheler, Phil Hardin, David Mabry and Bill Merck have a combined 120+ years of service with Greer CPW and are headed to the Myrtle Beach area to help power company Santee Cooper.

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Volunteer Linda Garrett makes 'fidget quilts' for hospice patients
SEP 4, 2019

Volunteer Linda Garrett  makes 'fidget quilts' for hospice patients

By BAKER MAULTSBY

Linda Garrett has been doing her part to make things better for Spartanburg Regional Hospice patients and their families the past 20 years. Inspired by the care her mother received as a hospice patient, Garrett began volunteering in 1999.

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Vehicle hits power pole, traffic blocked on Brushy Creek
SEP 4, 2019

A vehicle hit a power pole that brought down power lines on Brushy Creek Road Wednesday.
 

A vehicle ran off the road Wednesday striking a power pole that caused a power outage for nearby residences and businesses at Brushy Creek Road near Suber Road. Brushy Creek Road traffic was blocked for a short time.

Greer Police officers worked the scene while Duke Power responded to repair the power lines.

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Hurricane Dorian beginning to impact gas prices
SEP 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian beginning to impact gas prices

Gas prices are cheaper in every state except four, including Florida and South Carolina. 

“Hurricane Dorian is not threatening major gas infrastructure, but its impact has localized to the states along its path, including South Carolina,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “While motorists across the country are seeing price drops, South Carolinians and those traveling through South Carolina to evacuate Dorian aren’t so lucky.”

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Gerald Dickens performs 'Great Expectations' in Greer
SEP 3, 2019

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer.
 

The Spinning Jenny has a Dickens of a performance scheduled Friday the 13th.

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer at 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students with limited seating and a meet and greet with the actor.

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Christmas Parade date, theme set
SEP 1, 2019

Vehicles are all dressed up for the Christmas Parade.
 

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. with the theme Classic Christmas Stories.

An Elf Fun Run is scheduled at 2 p.m. Families, runners, groups, businesses and schools are invited to run the parade route. Entry fee is $10 with deadline Thursday Dec. 5 and $15 on day of the parade. All participants are invited to dress for the holiday occasion.

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WW II veteran, first member of Volunteer Taylors FD dies
AUG 29, 2019

John D. Riddle, Sr.
 

A World War II veteran and original member of the Taylors Volunteer Fire Department died Thursday.

U.S. Navy veteran John D. Riddle, Sr., served aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid that fought campaigns in the Pacific Theater during WW II.

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Brazen kidnapping attempt at Goodwill thwarted
AUG 29, 2019

Jose Jesus Navarrete
 

Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man for kidnapping after an investigation revealed he forcefully took a young child and attempted to flee.

On Sunday, Aug., 25, around 2:45 p.m., deputies responded to Goodwill, at 3229 W. Blue Ridge Drive, in Greenville, after receiving a report of an attempted abduction. After arriving on scene, deputies were quickly able to take the suspect, Jose Jesus Navarrette, 56, into custody. 

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Law Enforcement Softball Tournament at Century Park
AUG 23, 2019

Law enforcement agencies and public safety personnel from the Upstate will be competing in a softball tournament honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Games begin Saturday after opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. The championship round is Sunday with games beginning at 1 p.m. 

The tournament will be held at Century Park at 3605 Brushy Creek Road.

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Former TR police officer charged with sex crime
AUG 21, 2019

Shawn Jeffrey Jenkins
 

A former Traveler Rest police officer has been charged with a sex crime, according to Lt. Ryan Flood of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Shawn Jeffrey Jenkins, 27, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Flood. The warrant states the victim is a 17 year-old boy.

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Tryon Block House races canceled, to resume in April
AUG 21, 2019

Tryon Block House races canceled, to resume in April

The Tryon Block House Races, scheduled for October 5 has been canceled due to course-development delays and will return to its traditional spring date on April 11, 2020.

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosts the event in conjunction with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC).

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Tips for packing healthy lunches
AUG 21, 2019

Tips for packing healthy lunches

It’s back-to-school season, which for many means a return to the frenzy of getting everyone ready and out the door to start the day. Packing lunches can start to become a “grab and dump” rather than an opportunity to encourage healthy eating habits and trying new foods.

The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, have put together five tips for packing healthy lunches.

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Greer's Mathis is USA National Princess 2019
AUG 18, 2019

Kamryn Mathis, bottom right, from Greer, won the national title of USA National Princess 2019.

Kamryn Mathis, from Greer, was crowned USA National Princess 2019.

Mathis, nine years old, also won scholarship money and a prize package during the pageant held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

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Sunglasses mistaken for gun at Walmart
AUG 15, 2019

Sunglasses mistaken for gun at Walmart

The Greer Police Department responded to the Walmart Supercenter located 14055 E. Wade Hampton Blvd at approximately 12:35 p.m. Thursday after receiving a telephone call about a person seen walking into the store with what was believed to be a pistol in their hand.

Officers arrived shortly thereafter to search for the subject.

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Rack Room Shoes opens Greer store
AUG 15, 2019

Rack Room Shoes opens Greer store

Rack Room Shoes is open to greater Greer customers in the Piedmont Marketplace shopping center, at 1316 W Wade Hampton Blvd.

The family footwear retailer, known for its ongoing “Buy One Get One 50 Percent Off” promotion, offers a big selection of brand name shoes at value prices.

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