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GREER NEWS From July 2014


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Owens makes debut as chamber head at First Friday luncheon
JUL 31, 2014

Mark Owens, right, will conduct today's First Friday luncheon as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. At left is Larry Wilson, a community leader in the chamber and Partnership For Tomorrow.
 

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.

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B & C Construction awarded contract for gravity sewer in Red Croft
JUL 31, 2014

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.

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Crews selected to oversee all marketing at Ovation Brands
JUL 30, 2014

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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.

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$100,000 donation huge lift to homeless rehabilitation center
JUL 30, 2014

Jeff Smith said he announced the $100,000 donation from his family's philanthropic foundation to challenge large donors to contribute to the Daily Bread Ministries homeless rehabilitation center.
 

Site plans

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.

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Dog food truck making only upstate stop in Greer Thursday
JUL 30, 2014

A dog food truck is making a stop Thursday at Greer’s Pelham Mill Park. Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck brand dog treats is launching the Carolinas’ first mobile food experience for dogs and their pet parents.

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.

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Greer State Bank expands into Clemson
JUL 28, 2014

Greer State Bank is opening a mortgage office at Patrick Square in Town Center in Clemson. 
 

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.

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New streetlights tested on Wade Hampton from Pine to Morrow
JUL 28, 2014

Four new LED lights have been installed with the older lights from Pine Street to Morrow Street on Wade Hampton. 
 
 

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.

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Most collisions occur in city on Monday and Thursday
JUL 28, 2014

Most collisions occur in city on Monday and Thursday

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.

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A telemarketer's to-dos and not to-dos
JUL 27, 2014

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.

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Susan Boyle among Peace Center performers for 2014-2015 season
JUL 27, 2014

Susan Boyle performs Monday, Oct. 27.
 

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.

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Your input is asked to shape the future of Greer
JUL 26, 2014

Greer City Hall, the Cannon Centre, City Park and amphitheater was part of a former master plan. The complex is now the envy of most similar or larger sized cities.
 

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.

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'I just want to hug everybody.' Patrick Schultz on his homecoming
JUL 25, 2014

'I just want to hug everybody.' Patrick Schultz on his homecoming

By JOHN CLAYTON

Amidst cheers from friends and no shortage of tears, Patrick Schultz came home to the Pelham-Batesville Fire Department Friday afternoon.

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Obituaries we are following
JUL 24, 2014

Obituaries we are following

Obituaries we are following.

Tony Smith, 52

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Allen Bennett broken into, police dismantle 2 meth labs
JUL 23, 2014

Meth lab ingredients confiscated.
 

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.

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Farmer finishes third in bagging competition
JUL 23, 2014

Jason Farmer of Quality Food in Greer finished third in the regional grocery bagging competition in Amelia Island, Fla.
 

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.

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Finding parking in Greer is now a click away
JUL 22, 2014

This public parking on Victoria Street lot is usually filled during daytime hours with business owners and their employees. 
 

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.

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Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption
JUL 22, 2014

Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption

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.

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Storage containers, buildings in the city's crosshairs
JUL 22, 2014

The City of Greer is amending its ordinance on storage containers and buildings. The City Planning Commission approved new text Monday and City Council will have two readings to approve it.
 
 

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.

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Drivers, volunteers, food, clothing are some needs at GCM
JUL 21, 2014

These Fab Five foods are always in need at GCM to replenish supplies.
 

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.

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Phase II of $14.6 million renovation at Bon Secours Arena
JUL 21, 2014

The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun. The artist rendering illustrates the main concourse when the renovations are completed.
 

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:

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