DOWNTOWN GREER From February 2014


Carolina Treasures hits the road for a refurbished goods show
FEB 28, 2014

Shannon Easton of Carolina Treasures was putting the finishing touches on furniture before heading to Charlotte for a show.

Shannon Easton of Carolina Treasures was finishing some of the goods she was taking to a furniture show in Charlotte Saturday.

Easton was painting and refurbishing some of the furniture she had collected. Will Yarborough, her father, tends to the business when Easton is traveling.

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Greer Memorial served up meals for city staff during winter storm
FEB 25, 2014

Greer public services received kudos at Tuesday's city council meeting for its clearing streets of snow and ice during the Feb. 12-13 snowstorm.

City Administrator Ed Driggers made an emergency call to Greer Memorial Hospital during the Feb. 12-13 snowstorm. All city personnel were in place – police on 12-hour and fire on 24-hour shifts and public services personnel were boarding at the operations center.

Officials warned citizens to remain home and off the streets with schools closed two days ahead and many businesses, city and state offices closed. People listened.

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"Investing in an Active Downtown" presentation features Carmel, Ind., mayor
FEB 19, 2014

Carmel, Ind. Mayor James Brainard will speak at the Tuesday, March 4

Upstate Forever, in partnership with the City of Greer, is hosting “Investing in an Active Downtown” on Tuesday, March 4, an after-work presentation and panel discussion featuring mayors James Brainard of Carmel, Ind., Rick Danner of Greer, Elaine Harris of Pacolet, and Chris Story, Assistant City Manager of Spartanburg.

Carmel’s population has grown from 25,000 to almost 80,000 in the past 12 years. The city was voted the No. 1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine in 2012.

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4.1 earthquake near Edgefield felt by greater Greer residents
FEB 14, 2014

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck at 10:23 p.m. Friday about seven miles near Edgefield, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake was initially registered at a magnitude 4.4, but was later revised downward to a magnitude 4.1 by the USGS.

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Places to eat on Valentine's in Greer and the U.S.A.
FEB 14, 2014

All of Greer’s downtown restaurants are open for a variety of opportunities to treat your Valentine to a special lunch or dinner. For your convenience we’ve included the restaurant, address, phone number and of course, the link.

For those traveling and taking advantage of being off on Monday, President’s Day, we’ve included restaurants that may fit into your travel plans.

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Sign above Bullock's Barber Shop is missing
FEB 13, 2014

Sign above Bullock's Barber Shop is missing

Somebody is in a heap of trouble.

The historic sign that has hung majestically above Bullocks Barber Shop at 225 Trade Street for more than 40 years is missing.  It is allegedly stolen, according to Mike Bullock who filed a police report Thursday.

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Greer residents give commission an earful for road repair needs
FEB 11, 2014

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds voiced his concern for structurally-deficient bridges that may not able to support emergency vehicles.

Donna Smith was prophetic when asking greater Greer businesses and residents to voice their “fears, concerns and needs” at last Thursday’s Greenville County Citizens Roads Advisory Commission public session at Greer City Hall.

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds told about 75 attendees unsafe bridges were a concern when responding to emergencies. Jack Stewart said three shopping centers within one mile of Old Spartanburg Road and the Brushy Creek intersection was as problematic for traffic as the need for sidewalks on Hudson Road near Eastside High School and Brushy Creek Elementary. And Brian Martin said three new subdivisions at Suber, Brushy Creek and Gibbs Shoals roads should demand turn lanes at schools on those roadways.

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Schools cancelled, preparations being made for 6 inches of snow
FEB 10, 2014

A plow is affixed to a city of Greer truck and sand is being loaded as city crews prepare to battle a winter storm expected to dump up to six inches of snow in the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

All Upstate schools are closed and Greer City Council is cancelled Tuesday while businesses are carefully watching the weather as a winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday through Thursday with a snowstorm barreling toward the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Businesses late Monday were already announcing Tuesday closings with others planning to close at noon, pending snow or ice causing treacherous road conditions and power outages a possibility.

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Southern Thymes undergoes cultural food revolution
FEB 5, 2014

A food cultural revolution has erupted at Southern Thymes restaurant. Brandon Godfrey has infused the menu with his signature recipes.

RIP Meat and 3.

Brandon Godfrey smiles and points to the blackboard with the handwritten message above the entrance to the Southern Thymes kitchen.  “That’s my philosophy,” Godfrey said.

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Greer residents invited to address 'fears, concerns, needs' of roads
FEB 3, 2014

More than 1,000 newly constructed homes are scheduled in Greer in the next 18-24 months. A public session will be held at Greer City Hall on Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for public comment on the


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