Social media has changed the rules of privacy for almost everyone. But for people diagnosed with cancer, social media use comes with the additional complications of online disclosure, which can have unintended consequences.
As part of their annual survey, Cancer and Careers, a national nonprofit that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplaces, polled survivors on their experiences with disclosing their cancer online.
The Stomping Grounds will be open on Sundays during October.
“I have been asked by people why I don’t open on Sunday by those who attend Grace Church at Grace Hall. So based on the demand of churches I am going to give it a trial run,” owner Lisa Garland told GreerToday.com.
Trade Street will be closed all day Saturday for Oktoberfest scheduled downtown.
The 300 block of Trade Street and the Depot parking lot will be closed Sunday noon to 5 p.m. for a car show.
The 10th annual Benson OctoberFAST benefitting Greer Community Ministries is Saturday, at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett Street.
The event will celebrate the 80th birthday of Jim Benson, owner of the Benson Automotive group, the title sponsor.
Downtown Greer’s aging infrastructure, said to be more than a 100-years-old in places, will get an overhaul beginning in 2017. Downtown streets will also get new paving.
The project’s overall cost is estimated at $4 - 4.5 million. That does not include a $1.031 million, 75/25 matching grant, awarded Greer from the Greenville Legislation Delegation Transportation.
Greer City Council has become more constitutionally correct beginning its city council meetings.
Greer Mayor Rick Danner started announcing to the public its invitation to join City Council in pledging allegiance to the flag and inviting non-council attendees to remain standing for the invocation.
Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds received an award for his service to the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association.
Reynolds, who has announced his retirement in 2017, was presented an honorary gift from Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for the District of South Carolina.
Updates on current projects and unveiled plans for future groundbreaking innovations highlighted a business meeting co-hosted by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Southwest Airlines at the Spartanburg Marriot Hotel on Friday.
Dave Doty, Senior Manager of Business Development for Southwest, and Dave Edwards, GSP District President and CEO, both laid out an expanded partnership between the airline and airport as well as updating airport projects and hinting at new improvements in the works for future travelers.
Carol Lee of Riverside High School has earned All American designation for the 2015-2016 The National Speech & Debate Association.
Lee ranked 16th in the nation with 3,317 points.
The Greenville Health System in upstate communities is hosting annual free flu shot clinics.
“One of the best ways to keep yourself and your family healthy is to schedule a flu shot,” said Sue Boeker, a GHS registered nurse and infection prevention specialist. “The shot has a proven track record in keeping people healthier during flu season and it’s especially important for those diagnosed with chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetes and lung disease to be vaccinated.”
Lt. Eric Pressley of the Greer Police Department graduated last month from the 265th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.
“Each student is allowed to choose the courses that best fit their individual needs. I took classes ranging from employment law and legal issues for police operations to leading at-risk employees,” Pressley said.
The Greer Commission of Public Works was presented with the Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition on Monday.
The award is presented each year to a stakeholder organization that best demonstrates leadership and excellence in clean transportation and alternative fuel activities in South Carolina.
Noah Hannon, offensive tackle for Greer High School, was named to the South Carolina roster for the 80th Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
The rosters for the annual battle between the top senior football players in South Carolina against those from North Carolina were announced Monday. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg.
Michelin North America, Inc. announced it is moving forward with its $270 million distribution center that is projected to create 350 jobs.
The center will be located in Spartanburg County near the intersection of Highways 101 and 417, within seven existing Michelin tire plants across the Upstate region and its North American headquarters in Greenville.
Lake Robinson was as pristine Sunday as it is described to recreational users and homeowners on its banks within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
By Todd A Davis
A romantic proposal in Hawaii turned into a hot pepper sauce business marriage for a Greer couple.
As Sara O’Brien explained, during their celebratory announcement, she and her then fiancé, Sean, “were watching a news show and saw a story on a sauce, something like a barbecue flavor, looked at each other and thought, ‘hello’ we can turn our sauce into a business.”
Buying in bulk at Costco can give you savings, but buying an entire pallet can be cheaper than wholesale.
This is what Brent Faid, aka Scruffy, is bringing to his Auction House at 208 School St. in Greer.
The Foothills Philharmonic begins its 16th concert season Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church.
The annual Pops Celebration Concert features the full symphony ensemble playing popular favorites featuring Brahms Symphony No. 4.