Chief Dan Reynolds looked at the city councilmen straight on Tuesday night and said, “This year was a very challenging year for the police department.”
The 2012 review of the Greer Police Department showed drug arrests increasing 24 percent, as the No.1 nemesis, while the patrol division showed declines in seven of the nine categories.
Sunland Distribution’s purchase of a 722,000-square foot warehouse near the interchange of interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville County is an example of companies that will be looking at Greer’s Inland Port to facilitate the transportation of goods.
Sunland announced the purchase of the facility at 1312 Old State Road and its new corporate headquarters. No purchase price was announced.
Greer Relief is in urgent need of storage space and volunteers.
The 7,200-square foot storage donated to Greer Relief is on property, Highway 101 near the Barnyard Café, that has been sold. Stored items must be removed by Monday.
Marcus Lattimore will be speaking at two greater Greer events providing an inspirational message for youth.
The former standout Byrnes High School and University of South Carolina football standout, who has had his past two seasons end with severe knee injuries, will speak at the Coaches 4 Character event April 15 at 7 p.m. at Redemption World Outreach Center. Admission for students are free and a $5 donation for adults.
Not since BMW Manufacturing Co. announced it was coming to Greer has a groundbreaking ceremony ignited so much enthusiasm in the Upstate.
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) will hold a celebrated groundbreaking Friday at 1 p.m. in Greer at the site of the future $30 million South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP). BMW will be partnering with the SCPA as its premier customer. The funding has been secured and included in this year’s fiscal budget.
Police Chief Dan Reynolds reported his department maintained its core responsibility despite significant staff shortages and challenges.
Reynolds and his staff presented its annual report to City Council tonight.
The Greer Station Association is planning a "Weddings Around Greer" Wedding Showcase to highlight all of the services Greer has to offer for brides and grooms.
The showcase is scheduled for 5:30-8:30 pm. on Thursday, March 7, at the City of Greer Cannon Centre, Poinsett West Gardenalia and The Davenport. Each venue will have different Greer vendors represented.
Alan Scheidhauer of Greenville Technical College received a statewide honor on Feb. 22 – the A. Wade Martin “Innovator of the Year” award given by the South Carolina Technical Education Association.
Scheidhauer was selected as the overall winner from this year’s nominees. Each of the 16 colleges in the South Carolina Technical College System nominates a candidate.
Update February 26, 9 p.m.
City Council unanimously approved annexation of the James Road property tonight following the recommendation of the City Planning Commission for a less dense, (R-12, residential, single family cluster) zoning.
Round 2 of James Road property owners vs. City Hall continues at 6:30 p.m.
Jon Schultz, former Riverside High School student, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by Upstate Forever at its annual luncheon. Schultz was among five people honored for their work in promoting Upstate Forever.
Nell Newman, president and co-founder of Newman’s Own Organics, delivered the keynote address at the event. An ardent supporter of sustainable agriculture, Newman spoke about the importance of organic foods and shared her perspective on why living an environmentally conscious life helps everyone.
General Manager Nick Stegall told CPW commissioners today of the need for a $3.5 million substation, “as soon as possible” to service customers on the east side of Greer, South Carolina Port Authority’s (SCPA) Inland Port and its anticipated ancillary industries and manufacturing facilities.
Stegall acknowledged to GreerToday.com the decision for the substation was facilitated with the port locating in Greer. “It is in our territory so we expected we would be the one servicing it,” Stegall said. The SCPA notified Stegall last week and he forwarded the news to the commissioners.
Lanie Hudson was crowned 2013 Miss Greater Greer and Taylor Ross the Miss Greater Greer Teen tonight at Greer High School.
The Greer Police Department is accepting applications for the 2013 Citizens Police Academy.
The Academy is free and lasts 10 weeks starting March 7. Meetings are every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and give residents an in-depth look at the local police department and its work.
CPW asked, and was unanimously approved 7-0, by City Council at its Feb. 12 meeting to put the flags on utility poles along McCall Street for its Centennial Celebration.
“They (flags) will be installed by (CPW) staff and they will be responsible for their removal,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “CPW will incur all expenses.”
The woman next to you may be Greer’s newest millionaire.
A regular customer at Spinx Co. No. 126 at 2102 Old Spartanburg Road in Greer won $1 million, before taxes, when she purchased a “Money Money Millionaire” instant ticket. The odds of winning: in 1.5 million, according to lottery officials.
Cook-Out, a fast food restaurant chain, is coming to Greer at 1353 Wade Hampton Blvd. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant will have a double drive-thru and limited indoor and/or outdoor seating.
The restaurant’s menu specializes in grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, North Carolina barbecue, chicken sandwiches, wraps, sides and a myriad of milkshake flavors.
Walmart, the nation’s No. 1 retailer and grocery chain, will put its second Neighborhood Market just minutes from its first that was launched in South Carolina Wednesday in Greer.
The second Walmart Neighborhood Market is being built only 7.57 miles from Greer’s location at 805 West Wade Hampton, Blvd., that opened to much fanfare Wednesday morning.
Greer’s Walmart Neighborhood Market will set a sales record today. And tomorrow, the next day and every day until the next branded grocery store comes to South Carolina to take its shot at Greer’s opening day sales.
Mayor Rick Danner, speaking on behalf of Greer, welcomed the Neighborhood Market to Greer and its initial sojourn into the state. The traditional ribbon cutting gave way to the first customers to enter the store at 8 a.m. Many had waited since 7 a.m. in temperatures in the mid-20s for the doors to open.
The Greer Planning Commission got an earful Monday from residents living on James Road.
They were seeking the commissioners to deny Westminister Properties annexation and a zoning request for R-10 (residential single family) to build 27 patio and garden homes on 7.3 acres on James Road.