Mark Owens will make his debut today as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at the monthly’s First Friday luncheon at City Hall.
Owens, formerly vice president at the chamber, was selected after a nationwide search. Today’s luncheon will be the first time Owens will address the group as its new leader.
B & C Construction Inc., of Taylors, was awarded the low bid of $240,200 for construction of approximately 1,260 lineal feet of 24-inch gravity sewer in Red Croft Subdivision.
Howard Construction Co., Inc. was the only other bidder.
Robert “Rob” Crews has been named senior vice president of marketing for the Greer-headquartered Ovation Brands.
Crews will oversee all marketing, advertising and brand management for the entire Ovation Brands portfolio.
A $100,000 donation by the John I. Smith Foundation, a philanthropic group that claims it doesn’t have an office, website or telephone, was presented to Daily Bread Ministries today for its planned four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter.
Food trucks have now gone to the dogs – gour-mutt style.
A dog food truck is making a stop Thursday at Greer’s Pelham Mill Park at 27770 E. Phillips Road starting at 7:30 a.m.
Greer State Bank is venturing into Clemson with a mortgage loan production office, an expansion of the company and the first time the bank has gone outside its traditional Greer/Taylors market.
Art Wray has been named Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer for the office, which will be constructed at Town Center in Patrick Square. The office will be open in late September. More employees may be added at a later date, bank officials said.
New streetlights are being tested on Wade Hampton Boulevard between Pine Street and Morrow Street.
Greer Commission of Public Works reported Monday at it is monthly public meeting it has posted eight LED lights, 4 on each side of Wade Hampton Blvd., for city officials and the public to view. The lights, with nine bulbs each, deliver a wider area of illumination and represent a more aesthetic view, said Tony Farr, Manager of Electrical Operations, for CPW.
The Greer Police Department reported Thursdays and Mondays in June averaged the most collisions daily within the city.
Here’s how the 101 reported collisions were broken down daily.
Nothing like a telemarketer to give advice how to rid yourself of these pesky nuisances.
So, courtesy of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, here’s the link to learn what to do and not to do when a telemarketer calls.
Susan Boyle will perform at the Peace Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Boyle, a Grammy nominated singer performing on her first U.S. tour, is among 22 performances announced for the 2014-2015 season.
Previously announced were the seven shows of the Broadway Series.
Here’s your task for today.
Think ahead 15 years and participate in the Greer Community Master Plan survey. It’s a Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT) community initiative for the future of Greer.
By JOHN CLAYTON
Amidst cheers from friends and no shortage of tears, Patrick Schultz came home to the Pelham-Batesville Fire Department Friday afternoon.
Obituaries we are following.
Allen Bennett was broken into, two meth labs were dismantled, and the Greer Police Department reported 14 drug and 13 alcohol related arrests in June. The June police report was made available as part of City Council’s meeting Tuesday night.
Lt. Eric Pressley of the Criminal Investigations Division, obtained warrants for two individuals in connection with the Allen Bennett burglary. The suspects were caught on video after police set up a surveillance camera at Allen Bennett. There was no report the suspects were arrested and charged.
Jason Farmer finished third in the Best Bagger Competition in Amelia Island, Fla.
Farmer represented Quality Food of Greer after winning a state qualifying competition in Hartwell, Ga.
Kyle Mensing, Commercial Development Director with the Greer Development Corporation, presented to City Council an online map showing the locations and the number of spaces available for public parking in the central business district Tuesday evening.
There are more than 500 public parking spaces available in Greer Station. After businesses like BB&T, Century 3, Greer Florists and CBL close, an additional 125 spaces become available.
The Sunday sale of beer and wine in Greer for off-premises consumption is one step away from being on the November ballot.
City Council Tuesday night passed, 6-1, on first reading, an ordinance allowing a referendum to allow Greer businesses to sell beer and wine without regard to the days and hours. The ordinance states it is to maintain competitiveness with other businesses in other municipalities.
Storage containers and storage buildings are in the crosshairs of the City of Greer. The issue is among several city council targeted during its summer retreat.
A text amendment was adopted by the City Planning Commission Monday to further define and regulate the use and safety of storage containers and storage property throughout the city limits.
Greer Community Ministries is in need of drivers for Meals on Wheels routes, the food pantry and is collecting school supplies.
GCM is at 738 South Line Street. Call 864-877-1937 for more information, 864-879-2254 for Meals on Wheels or email here.
The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun.
The Greenville Arena District has announced the renovations to the 15,000 seat sports and entertainment arena will include: