Greer-manufactured BMWs continue to propel the company’s brand to its second consecutive record month in June.
Sales for Greer-produced BMW X5 SAVs increased 89 percent in June compared to one year ago to help BMW brand vehicles to a second consecutive record month. The X6, although on a smaller scale, tripled its sales last month to 1,448 compared to 567 in 2014 for a 155 percent increase.ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR
Hollywild Animal Park’s founder and executive director is retiring and the board of directors approved a new leader.
David Meeks, 68, is retiring and Kim Atchley has been approved as the new executive director.
Half of the City of Greer’s residents will have a new trash day beginning Monday.
Steve Serafino of Ace Environmental, the city’s residential collection vendor, told City Council Tuesday two new trucks, at a cost of $389,000 each, will also mean same-day collection of trash containers, recyclables and brush.
By ANDY FRIEDLANDER
Special to GreerToday.com
Game day will take on a different connotation in downtown Greer.
Platform 42 is opening a games, comics and collectibles shop at The Depot, 300 Randall Street Suite E. A 12-hour, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. opening is scheduled on Saturday.
The Greer Police Department is partnering with GreerToday.com and other media to ask for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a burglary and shooting two weeks ago in Greer.
Just the facts:
Where should you save for large expenditures when you’re doing the Baby Steps?
All right, people. You know I love hamburgers. Like, so, so much. The burger is the apex of American civilization. I follow six Brazilian hamburger makers on Instagram, because I love to see how the red-white-and-blue has blessed the world; not with the roll of stirring drums, but with deeds of hamburger the American kingdom comes.
The kingdom of hamburger is alive and well in the town of Greer, South Carolina, the place where I reside. I live only a few blocks from Trade Street, where downtown Greer's 2.5 blocks are stretched out. Every week I carve out time to do some work downtown, hanging out at Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop or Cameroon Cigars. When I break for lunch I have several options within eyesight of my chosen office of the day, and most of them serve burgers worth mentioning.
The Peace Center announced its 2015-2016 season featuring an eclectic schedule of music, dance, comedy and theatrical events.
The Broadway Series was previously announced.
Daja Dial, Miss Greenville County, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2015 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Saturday,
Dial is a 22-year-old from Spartanburg. She sang “I Believe” for the talent competition.
Freedom Blast on Saturday at Greer City Park “Will go on rain or shine,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said Tuesday at City Council.
The festival, 6-10:30 p.m., is Greer’s annual celebration of Independence Day, this year a week in advance of July 4. Click here for the official schedule.
By GARRETT MITCHELL
Fredericka Davenport could hardly contain the smile on her face.
Four preliminary winners were announced after the third night of preliminary competition on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC.
Two upstate queens won preliminary competition in Thursday’s Miss South Carolina pageant.
The Grain Loft is moving to 610 North Main Street.
The Grain Loft will move from 1987 S. Highway 101 to the site of a vacant car wash with the building that will undergo a rebuild.
Miss Reidville Teen, Shaylynn Simmons, won Evening Gown/Onstage Question on Wednesday at the Miss South Carolina/Teen pageant making her a double preliminary winner.
Simmons won Talent on Tuesday for her tap dance to “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. Simmons, 17, is from Reidville.
Four preliminary winners were announced after the first night of preliminary competition on Tuesday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.
Miss Hilton Head Island, Kate McKinney, 23, from Columbia, won the Talent preliminary. She performed a classical vocal of “Je Veux Vivre”.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has have been honored with the Award of Excellence in the category of Advertising and Marketing by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
The Chamber was recognized for its “Membership Manual,” which was also recently named the Best Advertising and Marketing piece by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE).
In the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has proven itself to be as resilient a state as it is caring. The horrific shooting has caused many to question the presence of a confederate flag on State House grounds, and while our main focus is, and will continue to be, the victims and their families, opportunities for change should not be disregarded.
At 4 o’clock yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from State House grounds. While we understand the flag represents heritage to some, to many, it represents hurt. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Board voted to support the removal of such a divisive symbol from our state grounds, and hope the necessary steps to complete this process will be taken swiftly so an already grieving state may continue to heal.
Allen Bennett Hospital and the Roger Huntington Nursing Home will be demolished. “The building needs to come down,” Mayor Rick Danner said.
And City Council vote 7-0 Tuesday night to bring it down.