Greer Police Department’s K9 Boss and Stryker have received a bullet and stab protective vest. Officer Jordan Williams is partnered with Boss and Officer James Compton with Stryker.
The vests were donated through non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. They were sponsored by Yan and Karon Ratke of Spartanburg and are embroidered with the sentiment “Provided by the Ratke’s & local area businesses”.
The Bass Fishing Tournament, promoted by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, as part of its spring Family Fest, has been dropped.
The tournament, fished on Lake Robinson, has routinely preceded the festival with the winners presented at the opening ceremonies.
Kickball is making its entry into Greer with a new league the Parks and Recreation department claims is for young adults. No specific ages were announced.
Two free play sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays May 11 and 18 at Victor Park at 108 South Line Street. League play begins May 25.
Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.
Burch is serving his 31st year as commissioner with the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.
Your dog is your best friend, and you take good care of him, making sure he gets quality food and exercise, immunizations and heartworm medication. Why, then, does your veterinarian also insist on a yearly heartworm test?
There are a lot of happy customers with Greer’s Commission of Public Works.
According to an independent survey conducted by Pioneer Research from Norcross, Ga., CPW’s score was significantly higher than American Satisfaction Customer Index (ASCI) scores for investor (74 percent) or municipal (73 percent) owned utilities and higher than co-ops (80 percent).
Festivals, strategic planning including arts, walking and bicycling plus news and features, and even a coloring book, is featured in the city’s Team Greer Annual Report.
The informative story and photo package, produced by the Greer Communications staff can be found online in an interactive flip book, with increasing type size, that may be read online or downloaded as a PDF or printed from either version.
With a pledge of $50,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation, William and Annette Bradshaw have created an endowed fund to provide scholarships each year.
William attended – Macon Junior College – while working. He later transferred his credits to Georgia College of Milledgeville, where he studied accounting.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students, including five from Greer-area schools, to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020.
William Metcalf (Blue Ridge High School) and AnnaLeigh Runion (Greer Middle College Charter HS) were nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy, Autumn Shea (Riverside HS), Adam Barnette (Blue Ridge HS) for the U.S. Military Academy and Eric Avalos (Greer HS) for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Jackson Suber and Brady Brown, both 9, took a day out of their spring break on Friday to make colorful Easter eggs art for donations at the Stomping Grounds on Trade Street.
Best friends and partners in their community service business, JB’s Arts and Crafts, the Chandler Creek Elementary students gave donation forms to customers for contributions.
Passenger traffic was up 7.6 percent at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in January compared to the same month in 2015. That number may double when the February report is tabulated.
“It’s great to start off the year with that 7.6 percent increase in January and if we are able to follow that in February with a 15 percent increase, that is a big plus,” said Dave Edwards, GSP Airport District CEO/President.
Frenetic travelers at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport have only a few more months to wait for a sea of calm to greet them at TSA checkpoints and beyond.
GSP, with its infrastructure virtually completed, is now working on its amenities to create its brand.
Beginning April 4 Greenville Health System’s patients will be able to access care via a computer, smartphone or tablet.
GHS patients experiencing minor care illnesses such as bladder infections, sore throats, ear pain and sinus infections can be served through a SmartExam. The telehealth visit guides patients through a comprehensive online interview to describe their symptoms.
Jackson Suber, 9, Greer’s most junior non-profit entrepreneur, has announced JB’s Arts and Crafts will be making Easter crafts Friday with proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels.
Jackson will have his craft display at the Stomping Grounds at 208 Trade Street, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A $14,000 donation from the Citizens Building & Loan Charitable Foundation was presented to support Greer STEP – Shelter to Empower People.
STEP is a four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter located next to the Greer Soup Kitchen on E. Poinsett Street. Construction is complete on the $500,000 complex and occupancy is tentatively scheduled May 1.
By Alex Love
Sam Stevens was honored Wednesday as the Driver of the Year winner for Ryder Fleet Management Services. He is the father of Scott Stevens, owner of The Davenport and a Greer entrepreneur.
The honor includes induction into the Ryder “Driver Hall of Fame” and presented with a cash prize and a specially designed ring and watch.
The Greer Commission of Public Works (Greer CPW) is alerting customers to a potential phone scam in the area.
Individuals are calling customers and demanding payment to avoid service interruption.
Pelham Medical Center will host a career fair for experienced nurses today from 4-9 p.m.
Experienced, talented and compassionate nurses are being sought.