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Allen Bennett was broken into, two meth labs were dismantled, and the Greer Police Department reported 14 drug and 13 alcohol related arrests in June. The June police report was made available as part of City Council’s meeting Tuesday night.
Lt. Eric Pressley of the Criminal Investigations Division, obtained warrants for two individuals in connection with the Allen Bennett burglary. The suspects were caught on video after police set up a surveillance camera at Allen Bennett. There was no report the suspects were arrested and charged.
Jason Farmer finished third in the Best Bagger Competition in Amelia Island, Fla.
Farmer represented Quality Food of Greer after winning a state qualifying competition in Hartwell, Ga.
Kyle Mensing, Commercial Development Director with the Greer Development Corporation, presented to City Council an online map showing the locations and the number of spaces available for public parking in the central business district Tuesday evening.
There are more than 500 public parking spaces available in Greer Station. After businesses like BB&T, Century 3, Greer Florists and CBL close, an additional 125 spaces become available.
The Sunday sale of beer and wine in Greer for off-premises consumption is one step away from being on the November ballot.
City Council Tuesday night passed, 6-1, on first reading, an ordinance allowing a referendum to allow Greer businesses to sell beer and wine without regard to the days and hours. The ordinance states it is to maintain competitiveness with other businesses in other municipalities.
Storage containers and storage buildings are in the crosshairs of the City of Greer. The issue is among several city council targeted during its summer retreat.
A text amendment was adopted by the City Planning Commission Monday to further define and regulate the use and safety of storage containers and storage property throughout the city limits.
Greer Community Ministries is in need of drivers for Meals on Wheels routes, the food pantry and is collecting school supplies.
GCM is at 738 South Line Street. Call 864-877-1937 for more information, 864-879-2254 for Meals on Wheels or email here.
The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun.
The Greenville Arena District has announced the renovations to the 15,000 seat sports and entertainment arena will include:
The 1.2 miles Swamp Rabbit Trail extension opens Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Grandview Road and SRT across from Greenville Health System’s North Greenville Medical Center.
The paved trail extends north of Travelers Rest. Trail enthusiasts, local business owners and hospital and county officials will attend the grand opening ceremony.
Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. at the Tryon Recreation Center, 226 Oakland Avenue. Callbacks are Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Greer Cultural Arts is producing the play that will hold performances Oct. 17-18-19 and 24-25-26. All times are 7 p.m. except for matinees on Oct. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.
By Dana Jordan
Kody Young took his $500 winnings from 2013 Greer Idol Teen and parlayed that into his first single. That’s a long way from when he made his first public appearance on stage at last year’s Freedom Blast.
The launch of the fourth campaign for The Partnership for Tomorrow was presented with a warning.
“Folks we find ourselves at a critical crossroads at being mediocre or great,” Mayor Rick Danner told a gathering of contributors. “How far we’ve come in the last 15 years, it doesn’t hold one-tenth of where we will be in the next 10-15 years.”
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, today reported second quarter net income of $434,000 or $0.17 per diluted common share, as compared to second quarter 2013 net income of $7.7 million or $3.12 per diluted common share.
The prior year second quarter results were atypical in that they were aided significantly by a credit to the loan loss provision for $1.7 million, as well as a non-cash reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $5.5 million. As previously reported, the bank repurchased $1.98 million of TARP preferred stock during the second quarter.
A green ribbon with a bow centered stretches between the double doors of the office that serves the president and chief executive officer at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
Mark Owens will usher in a new era in Greer when he cuts the ribbon to enter an office he has sought as the next phrase in his business life.
Skip Davenport, a favorite son of Greer, is celebrating a birthday today.
Davenport, President and General Manager of D&D Ford, is a third generation owner of the 77-year-old dealership at 13645 E. Wade Hampton.
Spartanburg Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014-15 U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings.
The magazine just released the 25th edition of its annual Best Hospitals and Best Regional Hospitals lists, providing key information on some 5,000 medical centers across the country, ranking them in 16 specialties on national, state and regional tiers. The report is designed to identify the most favorable options for the most complex patients – those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk.
John Garrison and Elizabeth Haney were eliminated from Greer Idol and Zelena Hull and Sha Jackson were ousted from Idol Teen.
Thomas Creek Grill and RJ Rockers Flight Room will be welcoming passengers Wednesday to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer. Both are new food concepts for the upstate breweries.
The occasion is the launch of several of GSP’s new retail and concessions as part of the Airport District’s $125 million Wingspan expansion that is past midway in the four-year project. It is scheduled for completion the first quarter of 2016.
Larry Compton has been hired as Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer at Greer State Bank. He will serve in the Taylors branch and be responsible for developing relationships with customers, realtors, builders, and other sources for the origination of residential mortgages loans.
Compton has more than 30 years in lending and mortgage lending experience.