Myrtle Beach assistant city manager John Pedersen has been named to become the new city manager. The Myrtle Beach City Council held a special session today to make the selection.
Greer City Administrative Ed Driggers was among the four finalists for the position and interviewed with Myrtle Beach city council and business leaders.
Doug Messer, owner of Dixie Messer Mirror and Glass for the past 36 years, died Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer.
Read Messer’s obituary here.
Three brothers are opening Five Guys at Suber Commons Monday at 11 a.m.
Maxwell, Bryan and Kevin Griffith are opening their seventh Five Guys franchise restaurant in the upstate.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29
Family Fun Fest
The Pride of Riverside Marching Band qualified for the state championships. It is the first time in the school’s history a Riverside High School marching band advanced to the state finals.
The Greenville Hospital System, which includes Greer Memorial Hospital, offered the following response to a request for information on its Ebola protocols.
It didn’t take the World Health Organization calling the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” for Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) to think Ebola.
Lombardozzi said staff at Spartanburg Regional Hospital and Pelham Medical Center has routinely been briefed on Ebola. “We started preparing well before anyone in the United States contracted it,” he said. “We started meeting in August about what may or may not happen.ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR
Norfolk Southern has added a Saturday outbound train from the Greer Inland Port to Charleston. That increases outbound NS service to six trains a week with a Saturday cutoff of 5 p.m. and availability in Charleston by noon the following Monday.
The schedule of inbound trains per week remains at five while the container gates at the South Carolina Inland Port are open 24/7 for truck activity.
Senator Tim Scott announced the launch of a statewide Veterans Job Training Initiative he will host in Greer next Wednesday at City Hall.
The targeted workshops for veterans will also be held in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and North Charleston and focus on how veterans can transfer their military skills and certifications to the civilian world.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Wednesday reported third quarter net income of $639,000 or 26 cents per diluted common share, as compared to third quarter 2013 net income of $668,000 or 27 cents per diluted common share.
The current quarter results included an investment transaction that resulted in a charge for a Federal Home Loan Bank borrowing prepayment that was offset by gains on investment sales. As previously reported, the bank has repurchased all of its TARP preferred stock.
A billion dollar laugh.
That is what was generated Tuesday night when it was announced at City Hall that Greer’s booming economy grossed $843.5 million in retail sails for fiscal year 2014.
We're not sure Warrior Nation will be pleased with this bit of news.
Riverside High School or New Riverside High School are two of the three final names for a planned high school in Bluffton County, in the lower part of the state. That's right. That could lead to a designation of Riverside Upstate and Riverside Low Country.
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Joada Hiatt, the preeminent authority of ghost stories in Greer, will host the annual frightening tour downtown on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Hiatt, the author of several books on Greer’s history, will conduct the walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the depot on Randall Street, up Trade Street and ending at the Heritage Museum on S. Main Street. The walk is about ¼ mile long.
Sixty years of pageantry will be celebrated Saturday as eleven young women will compete for the title of Miss North Greenville University 2015. The pageant will be the final event of the school's homecoming weekend.
Greer Station Café is tentatively scheduled to open Nov. 1, according to Wendy Mitchell owner of the restaurant, formerly Southern Thymes.
Mitchell told GreerToday.com she decided the name change to brand it with the central business district marketed as Greer Station.
Randy Olson, who helped oversee the greatest growth of Greer Commission of Public Works, will retire effective Dec. 31.
The official announcement for Olson, Engineer & Planning Manager, made mention of his intent to retire. “Randy was in the mix of everything and had more knowledge than anyone. We relied on (Randy) and he delivered,” said Commission Chairman Jeff Howell. “I wish he would stay around. We will definitely miss him.”
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, today announced the 2014 American Music Awards nominees. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Nov. 23rd (8-11 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.
Iggy Azalea leads this year with six nominations. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction were nominated for three awards. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each receive two nominations.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
The theme is "Spirit in Christmas" in Greer. The parade route, 1.1 miles, begins at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive and ends at N. Main Street and Cunningham Drive.
David R. Lowe, owner of The Tailored Touch, died Friday. Lowe’s obituary is posted here.