Coastal Carolina defeated the University of Arizona, 4-3, Thursday in the championship game of the 2016 College World Series.
Arizona had runners on second and third with two out when former Byrnes grad Alex Cunningham, a junior righthander, struck out the final Arizona player.
Come to Greer Station this evening, Thursday, June 30, for Market & a Movie, sponsored by Greer CPW!
The Greer Farmers Market will be in The Depot parking lot at 300 Trade St.
The Greer Commission of Public Works was awarded the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition at its annual stakeholder meeting Tuesday in Sumter.
CPW submitted for the award several months ago which highlighted the 20 company compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, the usage of a GPS monitoring system to cut down on idling time and unnecessary vehicles overlapping in the field.
The right south bound lane on Highway 14 from Wade Hampton Boulevard to McLeskey Todd Pharmacy will be repaved in July.
Greer Commission of Public Works has awarded the Rogers Group the contract for $192,000. The Rogers Group purchased Greer’s three-generation Ashmore Brothers last September. CPW commissioners unanimously (3-0) approved the work at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
Kody Young and Shelby Alford have been eliminated from Greer Idol following their patriotic performances Saturday at the Greer Freedom Blast.
That means only eight singers remain for the grand prize of $2,000 to be awarded the top performer on July 22.
The former Allen Bennett Hospital/Roger Huntington Nursing Center campus is on the market again for an asking price of no less than $2 million.
Request for proposals for the acquisition and development of the approximately 9.74 acres located on Wade Hampton Boulevard was approved by City Council Tuesday night.
Will Lewis edged Sheriff Steve Loftis in a runoff for Greenville County Sheriff.
Lewis, a former sheriff’s deputy won 50.79 percent of the vote to Loftis’ 49.21 percent. The returns are unofficial and the results will be certified Thursday at noon.
Scott Talley won the Republican Primary runoff for Senate District 12 defeating incumbent Lee Bright Tuesday night by 299 votes.
Talley earned 52 percent of the votes (4,861) over Bright with 48 percent of the votes (4,562).
City Council members could have text messaged their votes Tuesday night – no one would have been the wiser.
No one spoke in favor or opposition to any ordinance, appointments and all actions were approved unanimously, 7-0.
Lovely Gadson wants to be a Supreme Court Justice.
Kirsten McCollum wants to work as a crime scene investigator.
Tony Keely has been cooking all of his life.
The Executive Chef at Northampton Wines Cafe in Greenville knows his way around a grill.
My parents left their six-figure jobs to enter the ministry when I was in high school. That was 10 years ago, and my mom still regularly asks me to share my money with them. I don’t mind helping out once in a while, but this has been going on for a long time and I’ve started feeling bitterness about the requests and their bad financial decisions.
A public forum at City Council is scheduled for Tuesday at Greer City Hall to respond to a proposed 2016-2017 fiscal year budget increase of $2 million (9.8 percent more than last FY) to accommodate the hiring of 13.5 (half = part-time) employees.
The repeal of a Public Works Fee to be replaced by a Sanitation Fund Fee, for city residents, is also part of the forum that begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Greer Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a person in an attempted armed robbery at Lowe’s, located at 1370 W Wade Hampton Blvd.
The person is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, 6-foot-5 inches, 240-300 pounds and balding. He was wearing khaki pants, an olive green T-shirt and NIKE tennis shoes.
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a 3.25 percent increase in tuition rates at USC Upstate for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Tuition for in-state undergraduates on the USC Upstate campus will change by $311 to $5,495 per semester. Non-South Carolina resident tuition will increase by $485 to $10,994 per semester.
Due to the untimely death of John Jolly, Commissioner on the Wade Hampton Fire and Sewer District, a special election will be conducted to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term, through December 2019.
The special election is scheduled for Aug. 30. This is a non-partisan election.
Several runoffs are scheduled Tuesday in the Republican primaries in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.
The races for Senate District 12 has incumbent Sen. Lee Bright facing former state Rep. Scott Talley. Bright won 38 percent of the votes and Talley 27 percent in the primary. Since then Gov. Nikki Haley and Greer businessman David McCraw and Duncan Mayor Lisa Scott have endorsed Bright. The district includes Greer, Thornblade, Sugar Creek, Five Forks and part of Spartanburg County.
Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.
Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Saturday.
Wyatt is a 21-year-old from Piedmont. She attends Clemson University. She performed a jazz dance to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.
Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly. Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.