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GREER NEWS From August 2013


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Police chief: 'Don't drink and drive in Greer'
AUG 30, 2013

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds has a message for people who drink and drive: “Don’t drink and drive in Greer. Chances are much higher of being caught.”

Reynolds is developing a separate unit to enforce DUI laws. In the meantime he is offering his officers incentives for making DUI arrests and setting up patrols where drivers are more likely to drink and drive.

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A story of love, role modes, family and a Purple Heart
AUG 30, 2013

All is right in the world on this swing at Greer City Park where Army Spc. Brett Claycamp, 3rd Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, 15th Regiment, and his fiance Catherine Owens have vowed their devotion to each other.

Nestled between the crepe myrtles and across the soft melodic waters of the fountain at Greer City Park is a swing that symbolizes love and faith between a soldier and his fiancé.

Army Spc. Brett Claycamp asked Catherine Owens to the Greer High School prom on that swing. He proposed to her last Dec. 7 at that same spot and their wedding next summer will begin a life together there that only three months ago appeared to be over before it began.

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Paint like a pro: Easy exterior and interior painting tips
AUG 30, 2013

Paint like a pro: Easy exterior and interior painting tips

Family Features 

The task of home painting projects may seem daunting, but by following a few helpful steps you can give your home a fresh, clean appearance and incorporate some of your favorite new home decor trends.

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Is something bugging you? Preventing those active pests
AUG 30, 2013

Is something bugging you? Preventing those active pests

Family Features

Seasons come and go, but pests are active and potentially pose damage to health and property all year long. Protecting your family and home isn't a seasonal chore, but with the right proactive approach it doesn't have to be a daunting one either. 

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Happy Birthday Rolland Nall!
AUG 29, 2013

Rolland Nall

Rolland Nall - No. 75 – for Greer is celebrating his birthday today.

Rolland, 18, is a senior offensive tackle with the Greer Yellow Jackets. He is 6-foot-4, 265-pounds and anchors the Yellow Jackets offensive line. Rolland’s favorite food is pizza. His parents are Doug and Deidre Nall.

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Trash collection delayed next week for Labor Day holiday
AUG 29, 2013

Trash collection delayed next week for Labor Day holiday

Trash collection will be delayed next week due to Labor Day being a holiday for city, state and federal workers.

City of Greer residential trash will not be collected on Monday with the schedule moved back one day. Normal Monday collection will be Tuesday and subsequent daily collection will follow one day later next week.

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How you can make a difference
AUG 28, 2013

How you can make a difference

Family Features 

It's not uncommon for people to feel they can't really impact the larger social issues of the day; that the problems are too big for one person to make a difference. But that isn' true. You can be a part of something greater and have a positive impact on your community when you volunteer.

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Are your pets getting proper nutrition?
AUG 28, 2013

Are your pets getting proper nutrition?

Family Features

When it comes to caring for your pet, you do everything you can to ensure they stay happy and healthy. And while there are a variety of pet foods on the market boasting recipes made using wholesome ingredients, if pets aren't digesting that food correctly, they may as well be eating the inexpensive fillers you've been trying to avoid.

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City Council approves $100,000 to Chamber to initiate a business loan fund
AUG 28, 2013

Sgt. Martin Bowen was recognized for his retirement from the South Carolina Army National Guard. Preston Johnson of the Disabled American Veterans gave Bowen a plaque. Mayor Rick Danner presented a proclamation to Bowen commemorating the occasion.

City Council unanimously approved a resolution to give $100,000 to the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce to fund a Michelin Development Fund geared to providing loans to businesses within the city or locating here.

Michelin will match the fund for an initial investment of $200,000, said John Tully, President of Michelin Development. Tully also said a third party may provide an additional match for a $300,000 initial fund.

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CPW work at port nearly complete, city to address truck traffic ordinance
AUG 28, 2013

Assembly has begun with the rubber-tiered gantry cranes at the Inland Port.

Greer CPW has completed most of its work at the Inland Port in Greer and City Council will address a truck traffic ordinance at its next meeting as preparations for the movement of cargo is continuing at a dizzying pace.

The Greer Commission of Public Works reported Monday it has completed its work along the Moore Street corridor and all gas lines have been capped.

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Stegall, CPW general manager, announces retirement
AUG 26, 2013

Nick Stegall, left, Greer CPW General Manager, announced his retirement today at the board of commissioners meeting. In this photo Stegall congratulates a customer who won a drawing in a CPW promotion earlier this year.

Nick Stegall, General Manager of the Greer Commission of Public Works, announced his retirement today.

Stegall has been the GM at CPW for 4 ½-years. He announced his decision at the monthly Board of Commissioners meeting with the effective date Sept. 30.

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Why teaching kids about the environment matters
AUG 26, 2013

Evaluating a school or home's energy use offers a great lesson plan in environmental education.

StatePoint

Learning about saving energy and the environment will do more than just help kids save money as adults -- it can help them develop math and science skills, and foster a sense of responsibility.

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Three easy lunchbox additions to fuel your kid's day
AUG 23, 2013

Three easy lunchbox additions  to fuel your kid's day

StatePoint

What your children eat during the school day not only affects their health and wellness, but proper nutrition can benefit them academically as well. Take care to pack lunches and snacks that will serve your children well on both counts.

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Feeding hummingbirds provides entertainment and beauty
AUG 23, 2013

Feeding  hummingbirds provides entertainment and beauty

Hummingbirds, which artist John J. Audubon called "glittering fragments of the rainbow," are  darting around flowers and feeders in South Carolina, say state natural resources officials.

Feeders can be left up well into the fall season, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and this will not cause the hummers to delay their migration. Migratory birds base their departure date primarily on the changing day length, not on the availability of food. Actually, leaving feeders up into the fall will help the late migrants that stop for a rest on their way back to Mexico and Central America as their natural food sources may be limited at that time.

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48 fields available for public dove hunting
AUG 23, 2013

48  fields available for public dove hunting

Forty-eight public dove fields will be available across the state during the 2013-14 mourning dove season through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Management Area program.

A county-by-county list of public dove fields and special youth hunts is available online or can be obtained by writing: DNR, Attn: Public Dove Fields, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or by calling (803) 734-3886 in Columbia. The Public Dove Field List is also available at local DNR offices. Public dove fields are open only on dates and times as specified in the public dove field list, and may be more restrictive than statewide seasons.

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N.C. school board member won't step down in connection with vandalism of Howard's Rock
AUG 21, 2013

Clemson police say Howard's Rock was damaged on the night of June 2 when its protective casing was destroyed and a portion of the rock was chipped away.

A Transylvania (N.C.) County School Board member arrested in connection with the vandalism of Howard’s Rock at Clemson University told a North Carolina online news reporter he will not resign.

BlueRidgeNow.com reported that Michael Rogers, 46, told the board Tuesday he will not resign after being charged with felony counts of obstructing justice and conspiracy.

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Norfolk Southern confirms rail service schedule for Inland Port
AUG 21, 2013

Norfolk Southern confirms rail service schedule for Inland Port

Norfolk Southern has confirmed the schedule for rail service between the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer and the Port of Charleston.

The schedule delivers overnight service in both directions five days per week. The South Carolina Port Authority will announce cut-off times and availability soon.

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First rubber-tiered gantry cranes arrives at Inland Port
AUG 20, 2013

The first of three rubber-tiered gantry (RTG) crane components have arrived at the 100-acre South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

The first of three rubber-tiered gantry (RTG) crane components have arrived at the 100-acre South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

The South Carolina Ports Authority is relocating three RTGs from Charleston to Greer in order to stack grounded containers in the inland port's storage yard. The first cargo is expected to arrive at the terminal in mid-October.

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Broadus B. Dobson, Greer favorite son, 88, dies
AUG 18, 2013

Broadus B. Dobson, lifelong resident of Greer, and a member of city council for 16 years, died today. He was 88.

Broadus Bailey Dobson, 88, lifelong resident of Greer and former city councilman, died today.

Dobson, born Aug. 29, 1924, graduated Greer High School and attended Clemson University. He was the owner of BB Dobson Used Cars for more than 45 years and served on the Greer City council for 16 years.

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Gibson vs. Kriese for CPW is the only race in Greer municipal general election
AUG 15, 2013

Gibson vs. Kriese for CPW is the only race in Greer municipal general election

Incumbent Gene Gibson will face off against Tom Kriese for the Greer Commission of Public Works seat in the Nov. 5 municipal general election. Filing for the general election closed at noon today with no new candidates, Steve Owens confirmed to GreerToday.com.

The three city council incumbents up for re-election – Wayne Griffin (District 2), Lee Dumas (District 4) and Judy Albert (District 6) – do not have opposition.

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