Don Munson will replace Pete Yanity as the play-by-play announcer for Clemson next fall, the school announced Wednesday.
Yanity, sports director at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg since 1990, had been the football and men’s basketball voice for the past 11 years. He took over in 2003 after the death of Jim Phillips, who served as “Voice of the Tigers” for 35 years.
Roads will be closed in downtown Greer Friday and Saturday during the 30th annual Greer Family Fest.
The closings will be Friday 6 a.m. to Sunday 2 a.m.
Marsha and Jimmy Gibbs presented a $250,000 gift towards the Gibbs Health Institute (GHI), a national initiative that Dr. Timothy Yeatman said will revolutionize the way clinical cancer trials are done and how personalized medicine is delivered in the community setting.
“We are humbled and inspired by the extraordinary generosity of Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs,” said Bruce Holstien, Chief Executive Officer for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “They continuously work to ensure that our patients have access to the latest treatments in cancer care.”
Gregg Perry and Thomas Lysyczn teamed to win first place in the Greer CPW Family Fest fishing tournament held on Lake Cunningham April 19.
Perry and Lysyczn earned $1,600 combined. Their catch weighed in at 18.88 pounds and the big bass tipped the scales at 6.98 pounds. The big catch was worth $1,000 and first place $600.
The Foothills Philharmonic ends its 13th season Saturday with its Pops concert at 7:30 p.m. at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center. The concert is free.
The Story Tellers, theme for the 2013-2014, season, featured international masterpieces. The season began by exploring classical masterworks and concludes by presenting popular favorites.
Princess Morgan Grace Privette, 13, and King Eric Rhom, 17, were among the stars entertaining children attending the "Sleeping Beauty Kids" tea party at the Cannon Centre last Saturday.
Privette has been in children's theater for six months and Rhom is participating in his second play.
There’s a new style and flavor of dining at Artisans, the re-invented restaurant at the Marriott at One Parkway located on the border separating Greer and Greenville.
Chef William “Billy” Roberts said the southern menu reflects “me on a plate. We have a little white table elegance and infused it with southern and soul food,” Roberts said.
Scores of young, high-stepping talented dancers came to Greer Friday night to show judges they knew they could dance. They also raised more than $5,000 for Relay for Life of Greer.
Greer Relief and Resources Agency and the Piedmont Women’s Center have been awarded $1,000 each from Leadership Greer Class XXXIV and its class project “Leaders In Action”.
Executive Director Caroline Robertson of Greer Relief and her staff were presented its donation on Tuesday.
North Greenville University and the Greenville Health System announced a partnership to launch the Upstate’s first physician assistant (PA) program. The state’s only other PA program is at the College of Charleston.
The proposed Master of Medical Science program is expected to launch in January 2017, with the first 32 students scheduled to graduate in 2019. The program is expected to have as many as 144 students per year by 2021.
Ninety World War II and Korean War veterans were members of the Upstate’s 12th Honor Flight Tuesday.
The veterans, ranging in age from the 70s to over 100, made the trip to Washington to see the memorials honoring the sacrifices soldiers made during the wars..
The photo on the home page is of PFC Hiott, 8, of the Upstate Young Marines, who was promoted hours earlier to greet the return of the veterans. Robert “Bob” Gosset is the veteran shaking Hiott’s hand.
Texting and e-mailing becomes illegal for drivers operating a moving vehicle in Greer beginning July 1. Greer City Council passed, 5-2, second and final reading with one amendment to the ordinance Tuesday night.
Councilwoman Judy Albert (District Six) proposed the ordinance during city council’s annual winter retreat. The only change on the original ordinance, suggested by Albert Tuesday, changed No. 4 under Exceptions to allow only texting by “the use of voice-operated technology”.
I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid’s college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so what is your reasoning behind this?
These are obituaries we are following.
Daniel Lefoy Lynch, 78, died April 22, at National Health Care.
A public hearing is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. today for residents to voice their concerns on a proposed ordinance that could make it unlawful to use a mobile telephone for text messaging, electronic media or emailing while operating a vehicle in Greer.
Princesses will be treated like royalty and Dragon Slayers will be cheered for their bravery at a party on Sunday, April 27 at the Cannon Centre.
Dress like a princess and come as a Dragon Slayer and enjoy the accolades and activities at a tea party with light refreshments, face painting, crafts and pictures. Prizes and a drawing for a carriage ride are included in the package.
“Frozen”, the Oscar winning best animated film and original song ("Let It Go") for 2014, highlights the Moonlight Movies schedule at Greer City Park Amphitheater. All movies begin at dusk and are free.
Seven of the eight cinema movies are animated and all are rated PG. “Teen Beach Party” is a made for TV movie.
Imagine for a moment that you are the President/CEO of a company. Imagine you are sitting in front of your employees at a staff meeting. You tell them that now is the time for drastic change. You explain to them you have had an epiphany. You have decided to abolish all current pricing structures and revert back to the prices of 1987. Meaningful maintenance of your company’s physical assets is no longer necessary. Investing in the long term sustainability of the organization is no longer a priority. After all, none of that is possible with a 1987 revenue structure.
As outrageous as that may seem, it is the actual financial operating procedure of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The state agency charged with maintaining and improving the state’s largest asset is currently funded on a 1987 revenue model. This antiquated funding structure would fully explain why we have 416 load restricted bridges, 884 structurally deficient bridges, a third of primary and interstate highways rated as “poor” or “mediocre,” and half of our secondary roads rated as “poor” or “mediocre.” Given the safety and economic development implications of this issue (not to mention the fact that infrastructure improvement and maintenance is a core function of government), you would think South Carolina elected officials would be leading the way in providing viable solutions. Unfortunately, aside from a few bold and visionary leaders, the state’s elected leaders have placed politics first and pragmatism second.
Owens Insurance Agency of Greer has been awarded the US Small Business Administration 2014 South Carolina Small Office/Home Office of the year.
The awarded is presented to a small business with 15 or fewer employees that has demonstrated outstanding growth, innovation, and community involvement. This is the first year that the award has been presented.
The Middle Tyger Community Center was the recipient of a $1,000 gift from Leadership Greer Class XXXIV.
The Leaders in Action project, under the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, has targeted five non-profits for donations.