I bought a piece of lake property not long ago, and the developer has first right of refusal if we decide to sell it. We originally looked at the property as an investment or building site, but I really don’t understand what first right of refusal means.
The BMW X5, produced at the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer, recorded February sales of 4,149 vehicles, an increase of 42.5 percent over the same period in 2014.
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 14.5 percent in February for a record total of 25,201 compared to 22,017 vehicles sold same month last year.
Steve Grant of Roebuck has been hired as city engineer and head of the Building and Development Standards Department at the City of Greer to fill the vacancy created by Don Holloman’s retirement.
A registered professional engineer in South Carolina, Grant has worked for the past seven years with Spartanburg Water as project engineer and maintenance engineer. He held engineering positions with K.B. Sellars Engineering of Inman, the City of Spartanburg, Sinclair and Associates of Duncan, Bell South and Soil & Material Engineers, Inc. of Greenville. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in civil engineering.
Ben Horner has been hired as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) specialist at Greer State Bank.
Horner is responsible for ensuring the bank remains compliant with all BSA requirements, as well as assist with BSA reporting and monitoring requirements/implementation of the bank’s BSA Compliance Program.
The Miss Greater Greer queens are hosting a tea party on Saturday, March 14 for girls ages 4-6 and 7-10 at The Davenport, 230 Trade Street.
Anna Brown, Miss Greater Greer, and Emma Kate Rhymer, Miss Greater Greer Teen, entertain girls ages 4-6 from 10 a.m. – noon and ages 7-10 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $25.
Lowes Foods will be anchoring its first grocery store in the Upstate at Riverside Commons, across from Riverside High School, GreerToday.com has learned.
The new concept store, to be built at the corner of Hammett Bridge Road and Suber Road, will be 42,500 square feet and employ about 100. Tentative opening is spring 2016.
Anna Brown, Miss Greater Greer 2015, won the Miss South Carolina lottery last weekend earning the No. 1 draw for placement selection.
Emma Kate Rhymer, Miss Greater Greer Teen, and Brown attended an intensive Miss South Carolina workshop weekend in Columbia. They also attended the Judges Seminar Dinner and participated in an autograph signing.
Carolina Medical Affiliates (CMA) has joined Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
Twelve physicians and five nurse practitioners from CMA will be part of the practice with the new name Medical Group of the Carolinas – Medical Affiliates – North Grove. The address and phone number of the practice will remain the same.
A bunny is nipping at Frosty’s heels in this snowman artfully built by Michelle Pimentel and her husband in Travelers Rest on Wednesday.
Snowfall in the Upstate was considerably less than forecast overnight Tuesday. Travelers Rest recorded 3.5 inches and Greer’s snowfall of 1.5 inches closed schools and government offices on Thursday.
A Greer minister lost her place of worship when City Council, on Tuesday night, found her in default of a lease contract with the City of Greer.
Rev. Kathy Sandlin was found two years in default of insurance payments for her International Cathedral of Prayer ministry located at Snow Street and Davis Avenue. The nondescript church is recognized by weathered banners lined across the outside of the entrance.
Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is advising customers to report power outages at their homes or businesses by calling 864-848-5501 or 864-848-5500.
Duke Energy customers can call 800-769-3766.
The BMW Manufacturing facility in Greer has informed associates and suppliers it will be closed early Thursday and to call in the morning to determine when the plant will resume shifts. An expected half-foot of snow or more was forecast in the Upstate.
The Greer Inland Port has not made a decision but expects to announce its operating schedule this evening. The port will follow closely BMW’s closing and re-opening.
A significant winter storm will affect the region this evening and tonight.
A low pressure system over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico this evening, and then track quickly northeastward along the Carolina coast tonight. At the same time, colder air is expected to move down from the north. Precipitation will begin as rain in some areas outside the mountains, but is expected to change over to snow as the Intensity increases and the temperature cools into the evening hours. The snow is likely to become heavy at times during the evening hours as the low pressure system makes its closest pass by the area.
By Jonathan King
Body cameras worn by the Greer officers are playing a calming role, according to Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds.
“The body camera helps control behavior of the officers, but mostly it also helps control the behavior of civilians," Reynolds said. "Once officers tell them, ‘I am recording this,’ they shut up.”
Doctors Caio Rocha Lima and Melanie Thomas have joined the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute to help expand and grow clinical trial offerings to pharmaceutical industry trials in the Upstate.
Lima will serve as Medical Director for Medical Oncology and Associate Center Director for Translational Research. He received his medical degree and completed his residency in Brazil. Lima received his fellowship in hematology oncology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
City Council will hold a public forum tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the distribution of an estimated $263,617 in Community Development Block Grant funds and $83,905 in HOME affordable housing funds that will become available through Housing and Urban Development in July. An estimated $150,000 in block grant program income and $180,000 in HOME program are also expected to become available through the program year.
Greer CPW has reached into its backyard to hire the successor to the utility’s engineer and planning manager.
Mark Harvey, who graduated Greer High School and earned degrees at Clemson University, was introduced at the monthly commissioner’s meeting Monday. He replaces Randy Olson who retired at the end of 2014.
The Greer Commission of Public Works has asked commissioners to approve a 4.7 percent electricity rate increase beginning April 1.
The average CPW customer will see its rate increase an average of $5.42 per month, according to General Manager Jeffrey Tuttle. That means customers' average utility bills – CPW provides water, sewer, gas and electricity services – will increase to $119.76, up from the $114.34 average.
By Kim Wooten