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.
Jack Boch is beginning to see the fruits, or in this case the vegetables, of his labor sprouting at the Greer Memorial Hospital Community Garden.
Two weeks ago Boch meticulously planted, seed by seed, beans spaced by his measurements. The bamboo-rimmed garden is Boch’s signature construction.
A memorial service is scheduled Saturday for Anthony Richard Cabeza, 58, of Greer who died on Memorial Day in a crash of a small plane in middle Georgia.
Cabeza and Julius Gilreath, 71, of Greenville, were flying in a single-engine Piper PA-32 aircraft when it went down in a swampy field, Georgia authorities said. Cabeza was a corporate pilot and Gilreath a developer and builder, mostly of medical offices and facilities.
Hogan Construction Group of Greenville has been awarded contracts for the support facilities for the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.
The port container traffic and logistical control facilities include:
Greer Fire Department ‘s badge number 87 is 10-7 (out of service).
And with that said Jay Arrowood, a 30-year volunteer fireman with the City of Greer Fire Department, retired after a storied career spanning three fire chiefs.
The activities and schedule for the City of Greer Freedom Blast on Saturday, June 29 will feature a Military Salute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services and veterans and a return to Greer of the Swingin’ Medallions. The recognized “Party Band of the South” entertained last year at the Greater Greer Educational Foundation Gala.
Greer will be the site of one of three public meetings held to hear about a proposed high-speed passenger rail transportation project what would link Atlanta with Charlotte.
Residents are invited to hear and comment on the presentation on Wednesday, June 5, 4-7 p.m. at Greer City Hall at 301 E. Poinsett Street.
Just the mere presence of Sgt. Tim Marcus and his wife, Tiffany, standing alone between the flags of the United States and South Carolina at Greer City Hall was enough to capture the heart of Freedom Blast 2013.
“Just say ‘thank you’," Marcus nervously and softly said in front of a crowded conference room at Greer City Hall today as he fought back tears. No other words were needed. Marcus, a member of the South Carolina Army Reserve and National Guard, was asked to speak on behalf of Greer military veterans, active duty and reserves who will be honored at the June 29 event at City Park.
A student at Woodland Elementary has been diagnosed with meningitis, a disease that attacks the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal column and can potentially fatal. The school, disinfected Monday, continues to be cleaned today.
A parent reported that doctors recommended parents keep their children home from church Sunday.
How to observe Memorial Day
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
Brett Claycamp, a Greer soldier, is recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. after being injured by an explosion in Afghanistan last Thursday.
GreerToday.com asks its readers, friends and your friends to reach out to Brett and his family, when pausing for Memorial Day prayers and thoughts of heroes from all armed services who served with honor for the United States.
The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded 16 scholarships totalling $9,000 today to students in each of six high schools in the greater Greer area.
Students are selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn presents scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.
IHOP, Doctors Express and Heartland Dental Care are scheduled to occupy three of the four suites planned for Suber Commons Retail at the intersection of Suber Road and Wade Hampton Blvd.
A Spartanburg mother received a 13-year prison sentence today for evading police and causing a fatal wreck that claimed the life of her 7-year-old daughter.
Errika D. Shelton, 27, pleaded guilty to failure to stop for a blue light with a death involved, habitual traffic offender with a death, reckless homicide, child neglect, driving under suspension third or subsequent offense and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Riverside High School students made James’s wish come true and then some.
“Riverside High School students not only raised funds to grant the full cost of James’s wish, they raised close to $10,000. This is the highest amount raised by any South Carolina school during the 2012/2013 school year,” Megan Harding, spokesperson for Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Guy Cloer, Caroline Hendricks and Truman Henderson and Tom Ebetino were honored at the Volunteer Recognition celebration for Greer Relief.
The annual event recognizes volunteers who made an impact on the community through the non-profit. “Greer Relief greatly appreciates the over 350 volunteers who gave over 6,500 hours of selfless time, talent and resources,” said Caroline T. Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief.
Police Chief Dan Reynolds will be have to readjust his department’s 2013-2014 proposed budget if the Department of Justice approves a COPS (Cops Oriented Policing Service) hiring grant for three new Greer police officers.
Reynolds requested and received City Council’s approval to pre-apply by the May 22 deadline. The matching grant will cover 75 percent of the new officers salaries and benefits for three years with the city to pay 25 percent of the cost. The city will be required to keep the officers for a fourth year at its expense.
Greer Station is being designated to receive $500,000 and the Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor, city-to-city boundary, $1 million in the proposed 2013-2014 budget introduced to City Council at last week’s meeting.
“I propose we think and plan more strategically for the development of Greer Station and the Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor,” City Administrator Ed Driggers’ wrote in the request for council to peruse.
Angie Childers was prompted to be ready to photograph the next person to be recognized at the 2013 National Citizens Police Academy Association (CPAA) Conference held in Orlando, Fla. Childers would be surprised to learn she would be photographing herself.
Childers who organized two new Greer police academies in 2012, youth and adults, was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year by the CPAA at its annual awards presentation. She earned the Greer Police Department Chiefs Award earlier this year.