By LELAND BURCH
To the amazement of many, I am still on the right side of the grass. But I have so much more to be grateful for this Thanksgiving that it cannot be crammed into a single Tweet. I am especially thankful for my wonderful wife who devoted 20 years of her life to serving the children of the Greenville County on the School Board, and for our four sons and four grandchildren.
Cold temperatures and moisture combined to bring the first snow of the holiday season to GreerToday.
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Residential builders that install gas hot water heaters separately or with a primary heating system to natural gas will receive incentives of $400 and $800, respectfully, from Greer Commission of Public Works.
The Greer utility introduced the incentive program that began Monday to promote the use of natural gas on CPW’s system.
Greer CPW Commissioner Jeff Howell warned commissioners and the Greer utility the spiral decline in its profitability must stop. The utility reported a net loss of $484,362 for October operations.
“I am very concerned where we might be ending up,” Howell said at Monday’s monthly meeting. “I don’t think we can continue to lose money on three out of four utilities. I am asking if these increases are enough.”
The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised $42,235 at its Education Gala held Oct. 26 at the Cannon Centre.
The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event.
The Miss South Carolina USA pageant will be held this week-end at the North Charleston Civic Center. 43 young women between the ages of 19 and 26 will be competing for the coveted title. The Greer area will be represented by Anna Brown, Miss Mountain Lakes USA. Anna is no stranger to pageants or Greer. She is a 2012 graduate of Greer High School were she was a cheerleader, on student government and held the title of Miss Greer High School 2009 as well as Miss Greater Greer Teen 2010 and places 3rd runner up at the 2010 Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant that year. Anna currently attends Tri County/Clemson University were you can see her on the field in Death Valley as a Tiger Dancer. Anna is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Brown.
Abe Lohnes and Jack Ponder spent their Friday afternoon enjoying the atmosphere at the Stomping Grounds playing chess. It was also Abe's sister's, Cassia, 4, birthday.
Their mothers, Holly Lohnes and Debi Ponder also had some quiet time in the front.
The BMW X4, scheduled to be in production in 2014 at the BMW Manufacturing Co., in Greer, has been officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The X4 concept was revealed earlier this year at the Shanghai Auto Show. This is the first world appearance of the all-new X4. The car is priced around $40,000, according to reports from Los Angeles and sales are said to begin in mid-2014.
Developers were approved by the Planning Commission Monday to build 32 lots for single family housing on 10.7 acres of undeveloped land at Lismore Park at South Suber Road. The controversial proposal followed a rare executive session, lasting 45 minutes, where the city attorney advised commissioners of their options.
An amendment to the proposal was adopted requiring the wording “Phase 5A” removed from Lismore Park. Developers must come up with a modified name that includes Lismore Park to be approved by Greenville County.
Greer Bancshares Inc., parent company of Greer State Bank, reported third quarter net income attributable to common shareholders of $668,000 or 27 cents per diluted share, compared with $777,000 or 31 cents per diluted common share, during the same quarter the previous year.
As of Sept. 30 the bank reported (at Dec. 31, last year):
Greenville Technical College has received four vehicles from General Motors (GM) to be used to support training through the college’s GM Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP), a partnership with the company.
The donated vehicles include a 2012 Chevy Cruze, a 2012 Saab SUV, a 2012 Grand Sport Corvette, and a 2013 2500 Silverado Duramax with a combined value exceeding $100,000, the school reported. These vehicles will allow students to be well prepared to become automotive technicians with experience on late model cars and trucks.
A startling reality is occurring in cities and towns throughout the United States: more than 9,000 dogs and cats are being killed in animal shelters, simply because they don't have a safe place to call home.
Loyd Earl Bryant, 86, died November 14, 2013 at National Health Care.
Bryant was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served in the 385th MP Battalion, a retired employee of Taylors Post Office, and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a native of Greenville County and son of the late Lee and Lillie Hart Bryant.
Think back on your early memories of baking. If you’re like many Americans, you may have taken those first attempts at creating cakes, cookies and other sweet snacks with an Easy-Bake Oven. In fact, more than 30 million ovens were sold over the years since the brand was first introduced in 1963.
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Rachel Cruze wanted the same thing her teen peers had, nicer clothes and a pretty purse among other material possessions. “I was a full blown drama person,” Cruze said. “As a teen, for a girl, it was hard.”
Filled with mesmerizing trinkets and gadgets - your home is a new and exciting world for your small child to explore. But this new world can introduce serious and sometimes surprising safety issues that many parents do not realize are risks.
David and Jean Austin wanted a simple wedding ceremony on a historical date. What they got was the most romantic day of the year.
The Austins were married Tuesday on 11/12/13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Skylight Chapel.
BMW Manufacturing announced today that it is actively hiring production and logistics positions at the Greer plant.
The company is in the midst of a 2-year, $900 million expansion, adding the new BMW X4 and completing construction of an additional1.6 million square feet of production and logistics space.
As the South Carolina Inland Port was announcing the beginning of regular service for all ocean carriers and clients today, Greer Economic Development Executive Director Reno Deaton was illustrating its impact on Greer to City Council.
The first regular departure from Charleston to Greer was Tuesday, with the start of regular arrivals and departures at SCIP on Wednesday. The Greer port has spent nearly a month finessing all facets of the transportation facility.
William Moorhead, a volunteer at Duncan Chapel Fire Department, is one of three national winners representing Cardioviva, a natural probiotic to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels in adults. Moorhead earned his fire department a $5,000 cash prize and $2,500 worth of exercise equipment and a nutrition and fitness makeover.
Heart attacks account for about half of on-duty firefighter deaths, 49 percent in 2012, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.