The methods the City of Greer Police Department uses to help educate young drivers earned their own reward Tuesday when the Alive at 25 program and SIDNE go-kart training tool won the 2012 Municipal Association of South Carolina Achievement Award for Public Safety.
“The MASC Achievement Awards annually highlight the most innovative programs in South Carolina. It’s highly competitive and we’re thrilled that the judges have honored the City of Greer’s program to curtail distracted and impaired driving,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said. Driggers made the announcement tonight at the City Council meeting.
Riverside High School senior Read Williford thought he had everything under control.
After all, he was only maneuvering a go-kart at a very slow speed inside a small auxiliary gymnasium with cones strategically placed and he was being monitored by Greer Police Department officers.
Riverside Middle School’s speech and debate team participated in the High School Invitational Tournament for the junior division on Feb. 11. Finalists for the tournament were Carol Lee (first place, Humorous Interp), Vaibhav Bafna and Yasmin Meyer (first place, Public Forum Debate), Liz Schell (first place, Impromptu), and Sangram Kadam and Tiger Mou (sixth place, Public Forum Debate).
A residential building uptick has Greer city and business leaders taking notice. Most importantly it has families purchasing newly-constructed homes as fast as they are marketed.
Dillard Creek Crossing has 50 new homes either completed or in construction phases while Village at Bent Creek has begun construction for 58 new homes. At the same time Mungo builders remain committed to 52 single-family patio homes to be built off Brushy Creek Road and S. Suber Road.
Greer’s Bill Haas rolled in a 45-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.
It’s Haas’ fourth career victory on the PGA Tour and it earned him $1,188,000 Sunday. He attended Riverside High School and is the son of Jay Haas.
Greer High School junior LaBrian Shiflet was named to the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State team today. Shiflet was Greer's leading scorer averaging about 27 points a game. He was the team's leading scorer in all but one game this season.
Greer was eliminated from the playoffs Tuesday night at Fort Mill.
There are three suggestions 2011 Miss Greater Greer Laci Olson has for the 2012 queen.
"Always wear high heels.
Greer’s boys basketball team will begin play in the State 3A playoffs just as coach Jeff Neely wanted, coming off a small, but nonetheless, a two-game winning streak.
The Yellow Jackets, the No. 3 seed in Region III will play at Fort Mill Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Greer is 14-11 and Fort Mill, the No. 2 seed in Region IV is 16-7.
Erin Frost isn’t one to wait around nervously for the Miss Greater Greer pageant scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Greer High School. The Wofford College junior will be playing a basketball game against Western Carolina University at 2 p.m. in Spartanburg.
Frost has averaged 12 minutes and played in all 24 games.
Riverside Middle School Band students have been selected by audition for the following groups:
All-State Band: Katherine Woo, Monica Li, and Aaron Keller.