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The Edward R. Driggers City of Greer for the Arts Building honors retiring city administrator
JUL 29, 2020

The Edward R. Driggers City of Greer for the Arts Building.
 

Greer City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night to name the $2.5 million renovated former Greer City Auditorium to The Edward R. Driggers City of Greer for the Arts Building.

Driggers is retiring as the City Administrator after 20 years of managing Greer to an amazing growth of economic development and branding, replacing infrastructure that was 100 years old in places, steering downtown Greer through a state of the art renovation, and overseeing manufacturing and industrial development that has Greer recognized as of the state’s gems for quality of life and places to work and live.

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Anna Parham awarded Order of the Silver Crescent
JUL 20, 2020

 Anna Catherine Parham was presented the Order of the Silver Crescent Award, the highest civilian honor for community impact.
 
 
 
 

Anna Catherine Parham, a native of Greer, was awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent Award from Governor Henry McMaster.

Parham graduated Riverside High School, and the University of South Carolina. She is a third-year student at the USC School of Law.

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Greer City Council proposes emergency ordinance for masks in certain businesses
JUL 14, 2020

Greer City Council will vote on an emergency ordinance and resolution Tuesday to mandate individuals to wear face coverings/masks within the city in certain circumstances.

South Carolina’s spiking and record-setting COVID-19 cases have nearly doubled in the past two weeks, according to Dr. Joan Duwve, Director of Public Health for DHEC. Greenville County is a hot spot with daily record cases.

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Williams, decorated WW II veteran, dies
JUL 12, 2020

Dewey “Skin” Williams, Jr.
 

Dewey “Skin” Williams, Jr., a decorated World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy, who served in the Pacific Theater, died Friday. He was 97.

Williams was assigned to the USS Landing Ship Tanks (LST 268) and was involved in the Marshall Islands and Okinawa assault and occupations, and the capture and occupation of Saipan, among other operations.

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COVID-19 strikes out 2020 minor league season
JUL 1, 2020

The 2020 Greenville Drive season has been cancelled due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the world.
 

There is no joy in Greenville, or anywhere else in the USA, for minor league baseball this year.

The 2020 Greenville Drive season has been cancelled due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the world. Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and the South Atlantic League made coordinated announcements Tuesday.

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Merriman selected new Greer City Administrator
JUL 1, 2020

Andrew Merriman has been selected the new Greer City Administrator by Greer City Council Tuesday night.
 

Andrew Merriman has been selected the new Greer City Administrator by Greer City Council Tuesday night.

He will replace Ed Driggers, who is retiring following 20 years of service to the City of Greer. Merriman begins his new position Aug. 3. Merriman, Deputy County Administrator for York County, was among 59 applicants and three finalists for the position, according to city council.

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Homer Campbell, WW II veteran, dies
JUN 27, 2020

Greer’s Homer Carlisle “Carlie” Campbell, a United States Army World War II veteran, died Saturday. He was 98.
 

The passing of the World War II generation lost another soul when Greer’s Homer Carlisle “Carlie” Campbell died Saturday. Campbell was a United States Army veteran. He was 98.

Campbell was a retired car dealer and farmer. He will be buried with full military honors Tuesday in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

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Gold's opens Friday with sanitizing, distancing protocols
MAY 19, 2020

Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.
 
 

Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.

The fitness facility has been closed for two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down gyms and fitness centers.

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Hong Kong Ballet seeking 50 dancers
DEC 28, 2019

Hong Kong Ballet has evolved into a vibrant company with a repertoire that combines 19th to 21st century classical masterpieces.
 

Hong Kong Ballet is seeking local dance students to perform in Alice in Wonderland at the Peace Center on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Auditions will be held at the International Ballet Somerville Center, 2172 River Road, Greer, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Approximately 50 dancers will be cast.

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Stores, restaurants open on Christmas Day
DEC 24, 2019

Traveling or not there are some stores and enough restaurants, mostly national chains, open to satisfy a lot of Americans who prefer the growing number of no-muss-no-fuss tradition of dining out. The stores that are open are mostly combination pharmacy and quick in-and-out stores.

The caveat for all people is to check with your local stores and restaurants for hours opened. Most will be on a shorter schedule.

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VICARIO opens to the public on Saturday
OCT 29, 2019

VICARIO Liqueurs and Spirits is opening to the public Saturday.

Owners Renato Vicario and Janette Wesley make all 15 of their Italian liqueurs in Greer with ingredients from the sustainable 7-acre property. The bottling takes place in the 8,000-square-foot warehouse on the property.

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Greer Port's impact is a boom to the state's economy
OCT 28, 2019

Greer Mayor Rick Danner described Inland Port Greer as a “game-changer” when it was in its planning and building stages in 2012 until its opening in October 2013.

Six years later with year over year growth – Greer Inland Port handled a record 143,204 rail moves in fiscal year 2019 – Greer is a “Community of Opportunity,” Danner said Monday as he welcomed South Carolina Ports Authority leaders, legislators and the author of an Economic Impact Study to Greer City Hall.

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Gerald Dickens performs 'Great Expectations' in Greer
SEP 3, 2019

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer.
 

The Spinning Jenny has a Dickens of a performance scheduled Friday the 13th.

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer at 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students with limited seating and a meet and greet with the actor.

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Christmas Parade date, theme set
SEP 1, 2019

Vehicles are all dressed up for the Christmas Parade.
 

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. with the theme Classic Christmas Stories.

An Elf Fun Run is scheduled at 2 p.m. Families, runners, groups, businesses and schools are invited to run the parade route. Entry fee is $10 with deadline Thursday Dec. 5 and $15 on day of the parade. All participants are invited to dress for the holiday occasion.

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Inland Port records another record year
JUL 17, 2019

Inland Port Greer reported its busiest fiscal year with 143,204 rail moves in fiscal 2019, up nearly 22 percent from the previous year, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Greer reported 14,689 rail moves in June.

In its first full year of business, Inland Port Dillon handled around 30,000 rail moves in fiscal 2019.

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Stomping Grounds owner leaving Greer, store's future in doubt
JUL 17, 2019

Lisa Suber walked into Greer wanting to own/operate a coffee shop and wine bar.
 

• Read Lisa’s complete post here.

Few people imagined a North Carolina woman educator could waltz into downtown Greer and spark a renaissance that would signal the economic rebirth and cultural birth of greater downtown Greer.

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Spiak, seafood entrepreneur, dies
FEB 5, 2019

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., founded Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.
 
 

A seafood visionary and titan in Greer who impacted restaurants from the Upstate to around the country died Monday.

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., affectionately known as “Big Nick”, started Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.

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It's a boy! First baby of 2019 at Greer Memorial
JAN 2, 2019

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Daniel and Yuliya Sidikov, is the first baby born at Greer Memorial Hospital.
 

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Siroj and Yuliya Sidikov, was the first baby of 2019 born at Greer Memorial Hospital.

Daniel was born at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and is 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long.

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The Strip Club 104 served another honor
DEC 29, 2018

Jason Clark's The Strip Club 104 restaurant continues to serve award winning food and service.
 

Jason Clark begins 2019 just as his restaurant has been recognized throughout this year. The Strip Club 104 has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Clark is Executive Chef and owner of the popular upstate steak house named for its location in Greer at 104 East Poinsett Street.

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Pearl Harbor bombing victim coming home to be buried
DEC 5, 2018

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl Dorr of Anderson is coming home today to be buried.
 

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl Dorr of Anderson is coming home today to be buried. He died 77 years ago during the Japanese bombing at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Dorr was 27 when he was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma when it came under attack. The ship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The Oklahoma was the only ship capsized at Pearl Harbor. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Dorr.

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