Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Friday reported quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders of $661,000 or 27 cents per diluted common share, as compared to the prior year first quarter net income of $761,000 or $31 cents per diluted common share.
It is noted that last year’s net income included gains on the sale of securities totaling $247,000.
Blue Ridge shut out Richland Northeast at The Ridge Friday night, 10-0, in a first-round District II, AAA baseball playoff game.
The Tigers host Seneca in a second round game, Monday at 6:30 p.m.
The Blue Ridge girls softball team routed Dreher 21-3 in five innings Friday in a first round District II Class AAA playoff game.
Cassidy Norris blasted a two-run homer for Blue Ridge.
Russell Ashmore Jr., will by honored by the Boy Scouts of America with the Distinguished Citizen Award at a 7:30 a.m. breakfast on Wednesday, May 11 at the Cannon Centre.
Ashmore will be honored as part of the annual Friends of Scouting breakfast.
Wolfgang Puck is bringing his signature restaurant, The Kitchen, to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport as part of the $125 million terminal improvement project.
The restaurant is the Piece de resistance of the Grand Hall that will house commissioned artworks of the historic upstate, other restaurants and amenities that will brand GSP as one of the most contemporary airports of its kind.
A groundbreaking ceremony honoring community philanthropist, Carol E. Clement took place today on the front lawn of the Caine Halter Family YMCA. The turning of the dirt represents the development of the Carol Clement Children’s Garden & Playground that is expected to be completed within several months.
Clement, who died last year, was active in the YMCA with devotion to its cause and community. She served on numerous YMCA boards and impacted many lives with her dedication, stewardship, and friendship.
The Greer Police Department has donated proceeds from its annual softball tournament to the family of a slain Greenville police officer. Additionally, the Citizens Police Academy is funding two Greenville officers to the national convention this week.
The family of Greenville Police Officer Allen Jacobs, who was killed in the line of duty March 18, was presented a $6,000 check from Greer’s annual Upstate Law Enforcement Memorial Softball Tournament. “The funds are something we never want to give because of why they are raised,” Capt. Matt Hamby said. “We hope in some small way it will help the officer’s family. We’re honored to be in a position to do this.”
Greer’s fine arts community was awarded two Accommodations Tax Grants totaling $14,125 Tuesday night at Greer City Council.
The City Auditorium Art Gallery was awarded $10,125 to provide lighting, hardware and signage for the building entrances on Line Street and Snow Street.
Seventeen employees were commended for their years of service with the City of Greer Tuesday night.
Patrick Fortenberry, who has served in the police department for 20 years, was the most senior celebrated.
The Lake Cunningham shelter fee has been reduced while improvements to Lake Robinson has the park ready for the biggest usage time of the year.
Greer Commission of Public Works commissioners approved a $50 daily rate, down from $75, the past year for Lake Cunningham’s shelter. It has been rented only once this year.
By Krista Gibson
Greer Community Ministries
John Riddle didn’t want to go on last week’s Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
He reasoned there was nothing more there for him to see he hadn’t seen 10 years ago at Arlington National Cemetery: granite monuments and memorials of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans.
Upstate drivers will be taking a new route when merging from I-85 North to I-385 North by early this week.
Weather permitting, a temporary ramp was expected to be completed over the weekend that will shift driving lanes for the next nine months as crews work on the new interchange for the 85-385 Gateway Project. This $231 million project is the second largest undertaking in South Carolina Department of Transportation history.
Gardening has many health benefits, but you need to ensure that you're not putting undue strain on your body.
Blue Ridge won its first Region II-AAA baseball title in 10 years by defeating rival Greer, 4-0, Friday night.
It also set up a first-round home playoff game as the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed Richland Northeast, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Students from Blue Ridge High School and Dorman High School are winners of the service project competition held at the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University.
Kehler Bryant of Blue Ridge won for her project, “Healthy Tips for Happy Kids”. Dorman’s Jeremiah Drummond’s project, “Picture a Family Together” also won in the institute’s Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) program.
TAYLORS — The Greer High School Boy’s and Girl’s Track and Field Teams excelled Wednesday night as the boys finished second while the girls finished third at the Greenville County Track and Field Championships.
Riverside High School student Faith Jeter was selected to receive the Carter G. Woodson Legacy Award sponsored by Berea College in Berea, KY.
This award recognizes a high school junior who has demonstrated outstanding character, academic achievement and leadership.
City of Greer residents have become accustomed to disposing of nuisance items such as paint and pesticides at the city's annual Amnesty Day. A new name for the event – Spring Cleaning Day – is in store for residents this year.
Spring Cleaning Day will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the City Recycling Center at 315 Buncombe Street. Only trash items that are not permitted in weekly curbside collection can be brought to the center for disposal. Items from commercial businesses will not be accepted. Workers will be on site to remove the items for visitors.
The Atlanta Bread Company is seeking friendly, smiling faces to make and serve gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups and coffees at 4100 Pelham Road, off exit 54 and I-85.
The store hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Mature adults may want to consider this job for additional income. Visit the location between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., call 864-627-4300 or email here.