One teen said she sang in a Spartanburg bar, another performs at Smiley’s Café in Greenville and another singer has credits on Broadway and Indianapolis in singing roles.
Bill Tyler has had such a furious 23 days he said he doesn’t know how tired he is.
“Right now it’s just so exciting, the adrenaline has kicked in,” Tyler said.
The Army was outnumbering other service personnel receiving free hair cuts today at The White House Salon.
Ret. Staff Sgt. Henry Campbell of the Army was given a trim and shampoo this afternoon. Campbell said he traveled extensively while in the service. “I’ve been to Viet Nam, Korea, Germany and Iceland,” Campbell said of the six countries he was stationed.
Miss Anderson Lanie Hudson was crowned Miss South Carolina 2014 Saturday night.
Hudson is one-year removed as Miss Greater Greer and a fifth place finish in the state pageant last year. She graduated Clemson with a degree in communications. Her father, Alex, and grandfather, Bill, played football at Clemson University.
Margaret Ann Vick Balding, 71, died today after a valiant fight with breast cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry, former general manager for Greer CPW. They were married 51 years, with three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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Miss Greater Easley Teen Hope Harvard won the evening gown competition Thursday at the Miss South Carolina Teen pageant making her the first double preliminary winner for either Teen or Miss. Harvard, 16, from Easley won talent on Wednesday.
Southern Eye Associates was named the Small Business of the Year by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the annual dinner at City Hall.
Smith & James, the oldest continuing business in downtown, was honored with the Mayor’s Award.
Smith & James, the oldest continuing business in downtown, was honored with the Mayor’s Award at the Small Business of the Year celebration presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
Southern Eye Associates was recognized as the Small Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony was held at City Hall.
Miss Fountain Inn Daja Dial won talent and Miss Orangeburg County Shiobhan Fraser won preliminaries Wednesday night at the Miss South Carolina pageant in Columbia.
Miss Greater Easley Teen Hope Harvard won talent and Miss Laurens County Teen, Heather Madden won evening gown in the Teen competition.
Eight months after putting down roots in downtown, Guild Mortgage Company celebrated with a ribbon cutting Wednesday.
“Greer is a great location and has a thriving downtown, that is a melting pot, convenient to many areas and businesses and great restaurants,” said Kristi Farmer, Greer Branch Manager, at the 104 Trade Street location.
Greer CPW and Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District has agreed on a lease with the option to purchase approximately 5.07 acres for a substation to serve east Greer. Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting also approved a low bid of $684,250 for a Bent Creek pump station upgrade.
The substation property is in Spartanburg County near Victor Hill Road and Hendrix Road. The Inland Port and the BMW Manufacturing warehouse are nearby.
Greer Station merchants have announced their July 4 opening and closings during the holiday weekend.
Miss Greater Greer Lia Holman won the talent preliminary and Miss Hartsville Anna Brown, who is from Greer, won the swimsuit preliminary Tuesday in the Miss South Carolina pageant at Columbia.
Holman is a music major at Claflin University. She said she uses her music to express herself.
The Miss South Carolina and Teen pageant begins preliminary competition Tuesday night with 30 girls either from the greater Greer area or representing Greer or its surrounding communities.
Lia Holman is Miss Greater Greer and Brittany Doss Miss Greater Greer Teen (together on home page) begin their preliminaries Tuesday.
The District Five Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $69.4 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The budget reflects a 5.8 percent increase but does not include a millage increase for the fifth consecutive year.
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Alicia Smith was looking forward to her interview at the Miss South Carolina pageant.
The Greer High School graduate is Miss Mt. Pleasant. A week of talent, evening gown, swimsuit and on-stage questions leads up to the televised finals (my40 in Greenville, 8-10:30 p.m.) on Saturday at Columbia’s Township Auditorium.
The Greer Police Department needs help identifying the two white males pictured in the two images below. The photos are labeled as copper theft at Allen Bennett Hospital.
These subjects were observed by an officer on the loading dock of an abandoned building in Greer. The unknown subjects are approximately 25-30-years-old and 180 pounds. The images were captured on a surveillance camera on Saturday, June 19.
Raegan Loftis, a rising senior at Greer High School, is working as an intern with GreerToday.com.
During Loftis’ first week she featured Barrett and Bailey Tyler, daughters of Bill and Susan Tyler of Greer, as they prepare for the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant, respectively. A story on Tall Tales, which began its first summer storytelling scheduled last week, was announced with the season’s schedule.
BMW Manufacturing announced that J.D. Power, a trusted source for evaluating customer satisfaction regarding new vehicle quality, awarded the factory the Bronze Plant Quality Award in the North/South America region. Other BMW Group plants have received this award, but this is the first ever for the Greer plant.
“This is truly an extraordinary accomplishment for this plant,” said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing Co. “Building quality vehicles for our customers is our top priority and this award is a demonstration of the commitment of our entire workforce.”