Roses for Relief raised $5,700 to benefit Greer Relief.
The silent and live auctions included direct service donations.
Also read: Capt. Josh Holzheimer among firemen honored for "saves".
The Greer Commission of Public Works approved the purchase of two Water Treatment Plant Peerless High Level pumps for $99,820 today. Commissioners agreed with General Manager Nick Stegall to award the contract to PNUCOR, headquartered in Charlotte.
The purchase ($49,910 each) is to replace one worn and one broken pump, each with 40 years of service on them.
“There were a lot high fives when I got that letter (Friday) and opened it,” said George W. Burdette, President and CEO of Greer Bancshares Incorporated and Greer State Bank. “It was a great feeling and recognition from the regulators what we have done.”
GreerToday.com was awarded second place for best website in its division in the South Carolina Press Association 2012 contest. It was the only news site honored in the division.
The award was announced Saturday at the annual SCPA convention held at Greenville’s Poinsett Westin.
"I am a numbers person. Since school the numbers 1-1-3 have followed me,” Lisa said. “113 was my bus number, my locker was 113, my first cashier’s number was 113 . . . everything I touched was 113.”
Lisa laughed when she described her grandfather’s emotional tie to 1-1-7. “We had 117 engraved on his gravesite, as a joke.”
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is now available 24 hours a day in Greer with a fast fill station with two hoses at the Greer Commission of Public Works. Greer joins Greenville as the only two fast-fill stations in the Upstate.
CPW commissioners cut the ceremonial ribbon and dedicated the CNG station this morning at 115 Duke Street. The island has been prepared to add a second pump station when needed.
Police, fire and first responders were given a public “thank you” Thursday night at the Public Safety Appreciation Dinner at the Cannon Centre.
It’s the second year the Greer Chamber of Commerce event brought Greer city’s finest together for a dinner to acknowledge the dangers and contribution the public safety officials play in keeping Greer safe.
ACME General Store, opening to much fanfare almost four years ago, is closing and will not relocate.
Owners Chris and Denise VandenBerghe announced the store’s closing this morning with a going out of business sale email. The store, at the corner of Victoria and Trade Street, will close as soon as the merchandise is sold. Employees were removing kitchen equipment and racks today as crowds of shoppers filled the store to purchase reduced goods.
Duke Energy’s requested rate increase of 15.1 percent for South Carolina customers would amount to an average of $18 more a month, according to the company, in a filing with the S.C. Public Service Commission (PSCSC) on Monday.
Duke Energy residential customers can expect to pay, on average, an additional $17.83 a month more per 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity based on the current monthly $100.45.
The Greer Planning Commission held a brief meeting Tuesday, approving applications for St. James Commons, a proposed 21-unit subdivision, and a single-family home at 130 Mockingbird Lane.
Commissioners approved (5-0) the 21-unit St. James Commons on St. James Road. Juha Parkkohen, representing Westminister Properties, attended the meeting but was not asked any questions. No one spoke in favor or opposed the subdivision, zoned R-10, on 7.3 acres that backs the city’s recycling center.
Greer is a phone call away from ACME General Store pulling up roots and becoming part of the Spartanburg downtown landscape.
Denise VandenBerghe said if Spartanburg doesn’t make the call this week she will remain in Greer and re-evaluate ACME’s future.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a shooting involving two City of Greer Police officers just before 7 p.m.
Lt. Jim Holcombe of the Greer Police Department reported the officers responded to a call at at 204 Pleasant Oak Court in Greer, in reference to a man discharging a firearm.
Accompanied by a drum roll, a people-powered 40-by-10-foot logo “flip” and a promise to pay it forward, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center officially became known as Greenville Health System at 11 a.m. today.
“The decision to change our name and logo was not a quick or easy one,” said GHS board chairman Billy Webster. “In fact, the entire process took two years. Regardless, we knew the moment we decided to become Greenville Health System that it was the right thing to do. The name Greenville Health System reflects our ongoing commitment to health and wellness. Over the years, we have become more than just a hospital – we are an academic medical center, a highly integrated delivery system and a critical health resource for our community . . . in illness and in health.”
The police department at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has a new design for its automobiles and logo patch design.
Police Chief Bobby Welborn said the new look was a team effort from his police force. “Everybody had a chance to have input on the patch and most did,” Welborn said. “The patch incorporates all the element of the airport and the state’s insignia.”
Several upstate students will be featured in the Bob Jones University presentation of the “Living Gallery”.
Students being featured as models in the presentation are:
Greer Community Ministries (GCM) has hired a human resource management group for a search for an executive director to replace Craig Dittmar who has left the non-profit agency.
Lori Sondov, as Operations Coordinator, is handling the day-to-day operations. Sondov would not comment since an announcement has not been announced about her interim responsibilities. However a brochure for GCM's golf tournament was mailed last week with Sondov's new position.
The Greer High Virtual Enterprise program has done it again.
At the recent state competition the team earned first place in three events, second place in two events, and third place in one event. The team of Richard Handler, Jackson Tipton, and Dylan Long won first place in Salesmanship, Crystal Helton won in Advertisement, while Taylor Sanchez won in Website Design.
Beverly Haines, who had been serving as interim president of Greenville Hospital System's Patewood Medical Campus, was officially named president of the Patewood campus.
"Beverly is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success in healthcare administration," said Greg Rusnak, GHS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.