Duke Energy has reached an agreement with agencies in South Carolina for an average rate increase of 5.98 percent, contingent on approval of the Public Service Commission of South Carolina. Upon approval the rates would go into effect in February 2012.
Duke serves about 600,000 customers in the upstate.
The agreement will be considered by the PSCSC during an evidentiary hearing scheduled to begin on Dec. 7.
Economic signs of an upward trend in Greer foretell a resurgence that can’t come soon enough for many businesses and residents still searching for jobs.
Reno Deaton, Greer Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, painted an attractive picture of business and industry in Greer and those that may be considering locating here during a Nov. 22 city council meeting.
There will be treasures to be found during Friday night’s Tree Lighting activities at the Village Hospital’s Christmas at Greer City Park weekend.
Friday night’s tree lighting festivities will give visitors an opportunity to find clues in the bulbs on posts donning holiday lights. “There will be plenty of clues to notice the bulbs. It will appear out of place and hints will be provided where they are,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said.
Greer continues moving forward in its planning and development of its master plan by positioning itself to receive a national grant and signing a memorandum of understanding with upstate economic organizations.
Greer has been selected to receive free Smart Growth America technical assistance made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program.
TD Bank this morning announced that it will expand its corporate operations at the bank's campus on Interstate 85 in Greenville, creating more than 1,400 new jobs in the next three to five years. TD Bank will also add more than 200 new positions in Lexington.
A memorial service was held today at Wood Mortuary for Sean M. Hendrix, a father of two daughters and son of retired Greer police officer Dan Hendrix.
The search for a missing Citadel cadet from Greer continued over the weekend.
Joshua Edwards, 21, chemistry major, missed accountability checks since Thursday evening, according to school officials. A car belonging to Edwards was found Friday on East Ashley Avenue in Charleston, a public safety official reported.