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The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, (TIGTA) received almost 736,000 scam reports. Nearly 4,550 were victims who collectively loss over $23 million.
Most Americans aren't making the kind of everyday lifestyle choices that protect against cancer – yet many mistakenly believe they are, according to a national survey released Friday by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
In preparation for National Cancer Prevention Month in February, AICR commissioned a YouGov survey to ask Americans which cancer-protective behaviors they engage in and which they do not.
The Greater Greer Education Foundation presented $21,900 in grant money to 19 school and community projects in Greenville and Spartanburg counties today at Greer City Hall.
Brent Garrett, chairman of the Foundation, welcomed grant recipients and their guests. “Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded grants and scholarships totaling more than $119,000,” Garrett said. “ And we are happy to announce that with today’s grants, that number increases to more than $141,000.
Preston B. Johnson, who played an impactful role for Disabled American Veterans, died Wednesday. He was 70.
Johnson was Vice President of the D.A.V. of South Carolina. He traveled throughout the state and was a significant contributor to disabled veterans.
The spring Greer Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy is scheduled on Thursdays beginning Feb. 11.
The free 10-week series of classes gives students an in-depth look at the GPD and its work. An average of 17 students per class since the program began in 2009.
Autumn and Walter, the Greenville Zoo’s resident Masai giraffes, are expecting another calf soon. People are invited to be a part of this experience with live streaming webcam views.
In 2012, Autumn and Walter celebrated the arrival of their first calf, Kiko, and EarthCam cameras were there every step of the way.
There should be no more confusion on who is responsible for sidewalk snow/ice removal at businesses and the penalty incurred for being non-compliance.
Jason Clark, owner of BIN112 and Strip Club 104 A Steak House, on Trade and Poinsett streets, respectively summed it up in laymen terms. “The city’s responsibility is to clear the road so emergency vehicles can get out first and then the public. If you own a business, it’s the owner’s responsibility.”
Greer City Council didn't have to spend much time on hearing downtown merchants complaining about the city's snow and ice cleanup last weekend.
No one spoke, merchants or residents, at City Council during public forum or when City Administrator Ed Driggers gave a storm report on the city’s efforts to plow and sand 1,368 miles of city streets.
Perry Williams was selected chairman of the Greer Commission of Public Works Board of Commissioners at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.
Williams replaces Jeff Howell, who served as chairman since 2014. Williams was first elected to the board in 2009 and served as chairman from 2011 through 2012. Howell was recently re-elected to his fourth term on the Board of Commissioners.
Do you recommend having people keep their W2 numbers as close to their tax return numbers as possible, even if they might have to pay at the end of the year or have more taken out?
Snow and ice removal from downtown streets was the hottest topic at the Stomping Grounds Saturday night. And it continued Monday.
About 50 people from nearby neighborhoods and downtown businesses and apartments gathered Saturday at the Stomping Grounds coffee and wine shop as it was virtually the only business open.
Absentee voting for residents who will be out of town on the South Carolina presidential primary selection days may participate by voting an absentee ballot. Absentee voting is underway.
The Republican Party primary is Saturday Feb. 20 and the Democratic Party primary is Feb. 27.
The Greer Development Corporation (GDC) has entered into a partnership with Buxton, a retail analytics company to strengthen the community’s retail development strategy.
Buxton will be used to identify retailers for best-fit site selections for Greer, according to the GDC.
Most churches have cancelled or curtailed services Sunday as roads in the upstate remained icy overnight from snow and ice that fell across greater Greer this weekend.
City Administrator Ed Driggers has an annual leadership book club.
Each year Driggers gives a book to his leadership team consisting of supervisors and top department employees.
The Greer Inland Port more than doubled the facility’s December volume in rail moves, the South Carolina Ports Authority reported at Wednesday’s board meeting in Charleston.
The Inland Port handled 7,824 moves in December. Rail volumes grew 76.5 percent during its second full calendar year of operation, with 75,111 total rail moves completed in 2015.
Pelham Medical Center (PMC) has received Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). It designates PMC as Greer’s only certified primary stroke center.
Pelham Medical Center is part of a group of providers focused on complex stroke care.
Tim Lowe is keynote speaker.
Lowes Foods is beginning to take shape with its opening targeted for the fall.