Greenville County Council passed a Resolution this evening dissolving the Greenville County Recreation District and moving its assets and liabilities under Greenville County. The move takes effect July 1. All assets and liabilities will be dissolved by Sept. 30.
The measure passed 9-2 with one councilman absent. Joe Baldwin and Dan Rawls opposed the Resolution and Liz Seman was absent. A super majority, two-thirds of county council present, was required.
A $10,000 gift from the City to the Greer Cultural Arts Council was re-gifted back to the community this evening.
A 3D sculpture, titled “Reaching for the Stars” is anchored at the entrance of the Cannon Centre on Cannon Street. The design incorporates elements of the arts council’s logo and its motto.
Vic Grout has been named Chief Banking Officer at Greer State Bank furthering positioning the bank for the future.
Grout will be responsible for driving efforts in all sales and service areas of the bank, coordinating plans to meet bank objectives, and pursuing methods designed to improve overall service to customers.
Greer community leaders and politicians claim they have been bamboozled and it’s going to cost each taxpayer an extra $20 in Greenville County taxes.
The alleged caper involves the dissolution of the Greenville County Recreation District (GCRD) assets and liabilities to merge under Greenville County. A resolution will be voted on by County Council Tuesday evening after a public hearing at 6 p.m. A super majority – two-thirds of County Council – is needed.
Peaches, watermelons and vegetables are a visual reminder that summer is here.
GreerToday.com Photographer Julie McCombs stopped by Fishers Orchard to capture the first full week of locally ripe peaches for sale. The many varieties available in the greater Greer area will ensure fresh peaches into September.
Clemson University, in a media statement Wednesday evening, confirmed that Howard’s Rock, named in honor of legendary football coach Frank Howard, “was vandalized sometime between June 2nd or June 3rd.”
Athletic Director Dan Radakovich’s statement said, “We take vandalism, especially of such an important part of our history, very seriously. Police are investigating.”
The first reading of the proposed $18.5 million budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was approved in a flash Tuesday night. Or at least in unofficial record time.
Mayor Rick Danner asked city council for a motion to receive the budget, council members Wryley Bettis (District 5) immediately motioned to accept, Kimberly Bookert (District 3) accepted and in the next 20 seconds a 5-0 vote signaled it was ready for a public hearing and second and final reading at the June 25 council meeting.
Don Milner gave the filthiest, grimiest, greasiest, most nauseating slide show imaginable.
That’s exactly what City Councilman Wryley Bettis had in mind, sort of. Bettis chastened at Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) last month for not responding to a previous council request to communicate with its customers and downtown food businesses of the utility’s new grease collection policy, its costs and enforcement regulations.
The American Humanist Association has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a South Carolina public elementary school that held its recent graduation ceremony in a chapel at North Greenville University.
The letter explained that this ceremony, which also included two prayers, is a violation of the separation of church and state.
Parking in the Greer central business district has the same number of spaces available today as it did yesterday.
The Board of Architectural Review (BAR) tabled ruling on Alan Fore´s request this morning to have two of his properties – 117 Trade Street and 118/120 Victoria Street – approved for fence designs that would essentially prohibit public vehicles from parking at his businesses.
The full Greer Board of Architectural Review (BAR) has been asked to attend Tuesday’s 10 a.m. meeting at Greer City Hall to hear a property owner’s request to enclose two central business district properties with fencing and thus prohibit public access.
Alan Fore´, owner of the property at 117 Trade Street and 118/120 Victoria Street, has requested the five-member BAR to accept his plans to secure his properties.
A Virgin Islands man received a 30-year prison sentence Monday for stabbing and shooting a local college student to death.
Sama C. Quinland, 22, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the July 25, 2011 slaying of Spartanburg Community College student, DeAndre N. Fulton-Smith, 19.
Sunday’s record deluge of rain has forced the Inland Port at Greer to move its construction vehicles and equipment to higher ground.
Grading, laying pipes and other infrastructure were halted. Norfolk Southern railroad crews were able to work on pulling more tracks between rain showers.
A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report says that the pilot of a small plane over south Bibb (Ga.) County reported a slight loss of oil pressure, and then said his engine had stopped.
The NTSB report said the pilot of the single-engine plane initially asked air traffic control for permission to land at Macon’s airport, then said his engine stopped and that he wasn’t going to make it to a runway there.
Don’t do it. Please don’t think of saying it.
Herewith be warned. “There are two things that really bug me,” Mayor Rick Danner said.
Stone countertops and floors, such as granite, marble and other natural stone, have long been loved for the sophisticated and luxurious appearance they add to kitchens and bathrooms. A natural product made by the Earth, natural stone counters and floors come in an endless range of colors accented with unique veins, swirls and crystals.
As surreal the thought of high-speed passenger rail service connecting with Greer was the reality of it en masse at City Hall Wednesday.
Charts with facts were posted on boards, maps of rail options between Atlanta and Charlotte were spread on tables and a continually running slide presentation surrounded visitors during the three-hour town hall type of introduction. A court reporter recorded comments visitors wanted to make. Teams of representatives, outnumbering visitors at times, were available to discuss the project and answer questions.
Southwest Airlines is cutting two daily departures from Greenville-Spartanburg International this summer. It’s the first setback for GSP since Southwest came to GSP in a celebrated announcement in 2011.
Service by Southwest to Orlando International ends Aug. 11 and one of two daily flights to Baltimore Washington International ends Sept. 28.
Motivated to make a difference for their father and uncle who are losing vision to a genetic eye disease, three brothers from Greer, are embarking on the trip of a lifetime: a 50-day, bike ride across the United States.
The Garrigan brothers – Paul, Jr., 24, David, 21, and Thomas, 19 – were inspired by their father, Paul Sr.’s, cross-country cycling trip 25 years ago with a childhood friend. “Growing up we heard stories of him riding 100 miles a day, sleeping in frat houses, and eating peanut butter sandwiches by the loaf,” Paul, Jr. said. “Visions of biking grandeur began to populate our minds.”
The Greer Police Department is asking for help for information on a suspect in an armed robbery at the Game Stop store at 14039 E. Wade Hampton at 7:25 a.m. today.
Police report the suspect entered the store and demanded the money out of the registers. The report said $263 in cash was stolen.