The Brian Brigham Antique & Interior Market opens 10 a.m. Monday at 116 Trade Street.
Home furnishings and accessories, antiques, vintage jewelry, chandeliers, pillows and artwork are among the items featured at the refurbished former Bank of Greer.
The co-founder of Langston-Black Real Estate is leaving the firm to pursue new opportunities in commercial real estate.
David Black, who co-founded the Greer company with Chuck Langston, almost 25 years ago, announced today he is moving, “on to begin a new chapter in my endeavors in the field of commercial real estate.”
The long-awaited demolition of the former Exide battery plant will begin in mid-February.
The 131,000-square-foot plant on Chick Springs Road closed in 1995 but it left behind a contaminated site from the lead produced batteries.
NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame driver David Pearson, 80, from Spartanburg, is recovering from a stroke suffered in December, according to a statement from his family. NASCAR released the statement to media Wednesday.
The statement read:
Spartanburg County is footing the bill for a $1 million sewer project that effectively precludes Greer’s participation in the development of Bass Pro Shops at I-85 and Highway 101. The crux of that is it takes the idea of annexing any part of the 77-acre property, bordering Greer, out of sight and out of mind for Greer City Council.
That’s just the way Spartanburg County Council wanted it. The council approved 1.25 miles of a gravity sewer line on Tuesday with the Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District which will be repaid $150,000 per year until the project ($1,050,000) is paid off.
Aldi is entering the Greer market with a 17,000-square-foot grocery store to be built at Poinsett and Wade Hampton Blvd, at the former site of the D & D Motors used car lot.
The store will occupy 1.9 acres of the 7.9-acre parcel. The remaining six acres will be developed later.
All eyes are on Phoenix as Super Bowl XLIX takes places this Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. If you’re attending a Super Bowl party, don’t leave your etiquette at home.
Jacqueline Whitmore, an etiquette expert, author and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, offers these 13 tips for being a great Super Bowl party guest:
USDA inspectors reportedly cleared Hollywild Animal Park in an inspection Monday noting, “no non-compliant items were found” to cause an electrical fire that resulted in the death of 28 animals in a primate barn on Jan. 9.
The animals died of smoke inhalation, according to fire officials.
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With identity theft on the rise, Citizens Building & Loan wants to make sure you are aware of the growing problem of IRS impostors.
The Foothills Philharmonic begins its 14th concert season, “Symphonies” on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Centre.
The annual chamber concert features the orchestra’s chamber groups presenting famous chamber works by various composers.
Scores for healthcare at Greer Memorial Hospital (Greenville Health System) continue to boost its medical campus rating.
Greer Memorial earned a 1.35 score, the lowest in the Upstate, as part of Medicare’s Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program. Hospitals were rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best on three types of HACs – central-line associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and rate of serious complications for eight types of injuries ranging from bedsores and falls to blood clots and hip fractures.
Greer Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 9 nationally by Consumer Reports in its February edition for safety and respect. The hospital’s score of 68 is only 11 points behind top-ranked Oaklawn (Marshall, Mich.) Hospital.
“I’m happy for Greer, those are the people we serve,” John Mansure, President of Greer Medical Campus (Greenville Hospital System), said. “It’s amazing. It’s everybody working together. My leadership team, we see everything the same way.”
The top to the aviation tower at the new Wild Ace Restaurant and Pub at 103 Depot Street was put in place last week.
The topping out represents the highest point, 32-feet, of the restaurant.
The Greer Police Department is accepting applications for the 2015 spring Citizens Police Academy.
The course is designed to give the public working knowledge of the Greer PD. Graduates have also aided the department at public events in support roles.
Jim Newsome delivered a glowing message to more than 400 business leaders on the impact the Inland Port at Greer plays in the state’s commerce.
“We are very much dependent on trucks. Every container in the world somehow rides a truck,” Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, said. “They (containers) come by rail to Greer and they still have to go out by truck to somewhere else.”
Chief Chris Harvey of the Greer Fire Department was honored as the recipient of the Citizenship and Service Award at the 77th Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Thursday night.
Just hours earlier Harvey’s retirement was officially announced for May 1, ending a 38-year career with the Greer Fire Department.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, (GBRS) the parent company of Greer State Bank, Thursday reported annual net income attributable to common shareholders of $3.03 million or $1.22 per diluted common share, as compared to the prior year (Dec. 31, 2013) net income of $8.20 million or $3.30 per diluted common share.
The prior year was aided significantly by a credit to the loan loss provision for $1.7 million, as well as a net tax benefit of $3.8 million due to the non-cash reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance.
Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey will retire on May 1 after completing 38 years of service to the city and its residents.
“In this day and age, it’s rare for anyone to commit 38 years to a single organization, but Chief Harvey has made the city the cornerstone of his professional life and we are grateful for his skilled service and strong leadership,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said.
Dear Mr. Howell,
As a Greer CPW customer, I have a question about the recent announcements following your December budget meeting. CPW announced an operating cost increase for 2015 of 3.7% which is double the actual rate for 2014 and still well in excess of predictions for 2015 (inflation in 2014 was 1.8% and the expected rate for 2015 is 2.1% according to Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts).