Owens makes debut as chamber head at First Friday luncheon
JUL 31, 2014

Mark Owens, right, will conduct today's First Friday luncheon as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. At left is Larry Wilson, a community leader in the chamber and Partnership For Tomorrow.

Mark Owens will make his debut today as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at the monthly’s First Friday luncheon at City Hall.

Owens, formerly vice president at the chamber, was selected after a nationwide search. Today’s luncheon will be the first time Owens will address the group as its new leader.

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Idol/Teen semifinals Friday, Crabtree's band is headliner
JUL 30, 2014

Greer Idol is down to three performers and Idol Teen to five singers in Friday’s next-to-final week in the rain-delayed competition. The finals are rescheduled for Aug. 8.

Tunes in the Park will be sandwiched around the Idol and Idol Teen semifinalists. Rock and Roll Reunion with TV personality Tom Crabtree will perform.

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Your input is asked to shape the future of Greer
JUL 26, 2014

Greer City Hall, the Cannon Centre, City Park and amphitheater was part of a former master plan. The complex is now the envy of most similar or larger sized cities.

Here’s your task for today.

Think ahead 15 years and participate in the Greer Community Master Plan survey. It’s a Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT) community initiative for the future of Greer.

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Farmer finishes third in bagging competition
JUL 23, 2014

Jason Farmer of Quality Food in Greer finished third in the regional grocery bagging competition in Amelia Island, Fla.

Jason Farmer finished third in the Best Bagger Competition in Amelia Island, Fla.

Farmer represented Quality Food of Greer after winning a state qualifying competition in Hartwell, Ga.

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Finding parking in Greer is now a click away
JUL 22, 2014

This public parking on Victoria Street lot is usually filled during daytime hours with business owners and their employees. 

Kyle Mensing, Commercial Development Director with the Greer Development Corporation, presented to City Council an online map showing the locations and the number of spaces available for public parking in the central business district Tuesday evening.

There are more than 500 public parking spaces available in Greer Station. After businesses like BB&T, Century 3, Greer Florists and CBL close, an additional 125 spaces become available.

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Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption
JUL 22, 2014

Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption

The Sunday sale of beer and wine in Greer for off-premises consumption is one step away from being on the November ballot.

City Council Tuesday night passed, 6-1, on first reading, an ordinance allowing a referendum to allow Greer businesses to sell beer and wine without regard to the days and hours. The ordinance states it is to maintain competitiveness with other businesses in other municipalities.

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'Turn It Up' at City Park invites children for games, fun, worship
JUL 22, 2014

These girls find it's nice to have the run of the park during

Children, their friends and neighbors are invited to Greer City Park tonight through Thursday for “Turn It Up” hosted by Freedom Fellowship Church of Greer.

Music, crafts, games and worship through Thursday are held throughout the park. The final evening, Thursday, parents and children come together for food, inflatables and Christian fellowship.

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Cameroon Cigars has grand opening
JUL 18, 2014

Mark Grant, operator at Cameroon Cigars, has inventory stocked for Saturday's grand opening from 6-10 p.m.

Cameroon Cigars is celebrating its grand opening Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at 207 Trade Street.

The store, owned by Dixon Howard and operated by Mark Grant, sells cigars and accessories and smokers are invited to enjoy offerings of wines and craft beers.

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BIN112, Strip Club 104 rewarded by customers' satisfaction
JUL 18, 2014

Customers continue to reward Greer restaurant entrepreneur Jason Clark with accolades that translate into national and regional awards.

TripAdvisor, an internationally acclaimed hospitality web site, awarded BIN112 with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the second year in a row the fine dining restaurant earned that designation. It’s the third time BIN112 has received the award.

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Kody Young finds his passion on stage at Greer Idol Teen
JUL 18, 2014

Kody Young's voice dominated the competition en route to the 2013 Greer Idol Teen championship.

By Dana Jordan

Kody Young took his $500 winnings from 2013 Greer Idol Teen and parlayed that into his first single. That’s a long way from when he made his first public appearance on stage at last year’s Freedom Blast.

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Owens selected new President/CEO of Greer Chamber
JUL 17, 2014

The ceremonial green ribbon awaits new President/CEO Mark Owens to inaugurate a new era at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

A green ribbon with a bow centered stretches between the double doors of the office that serves the president and chief executive officer at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Mark Owens will usher in a new era in Greer when he cuts the ribbon to enter an office he has sought as the next phrase in his business life.

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Greer Idol field is reduced to 5, Idol Teen 8
JUL 15, 2014

Week 2 Gallery

John Garrison and Elizabeth Haney were eliminated from Greer Idol and Zelena Hull and Sha Jackson were ousted from Idol Teen.

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Jeff Neil, of Syngery Violins, invited indoors at Rhythms and Brews
JUL 10, 2014

Jeff Neil Syngery Violins performs at Rhythm & Brews Sunday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. during the Sunday brunch (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

Jeff Neil Syngery Violins is too loud performing outdoors in downtown Greenville.

So Brad Blevins, owner of Rhythm & Brews, has invited the violinist indoors to share his love for music with Greer Sunday.

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Firefighters check out the bells and whistles of new pumper truck
JUL 10, 2014

The Greer Fire Department took delivery Thursday of a new pumper truck that will be based out of Station 2 on Hood Road.

The Greer Fire Department took delivery of a $490,000 custom-made pumper truck today in the midst of firefighters sounding the horn, flicking lights and checking out the state-of-the art features.

City Council approved the truck for fiscal year 2013-2014 that ended June 30. A committee of Kevin Meadows, Kevin Holtzclaw, Joe Borrelli and Jody Norris, were commissioned by the fire department to study and recommend the design and equipment.

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Kids Parade gets July 4th started with patriotic theme, big turnout
JUL 4, 2014

Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey his two grandsons, James, 2, and Jackson Harvey, 4 months, with their father Dustin Strom.

• Parade Gallery

The 17th Annual Kids Parade was as Americana as it gets.

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Near-perfect weather set for 17th Annual July 4th Kids Parade
JUL 3, 2014

The 17th Annual July 4th Kids Parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday with near-perfect weather forecast.

Near-perfect weather, sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s, is forecast for the 17th Annual July 4th Kids Parade at 10 a.m. Friday.

The parade begins its mile-long journey at the 200 block of West Church Street in downtown Greer. The route, led by a police escort, will navigate the Arlington-Davenport neighborhood.

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Greer Idol chopped to 7, Idol Teen down to 10 for second round
JUL 3, 2014

Roni Teems, 12, advanced to the second round of Greer Idol Teen. She the youngest singer entered.

• Round 1 Gallery

The field for Greer Idol is down to seven singers and Greer Idol Teen is 10.

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Hollywild male bear cub star attraction before Moonlight Movie
JUL 3, 2014

Cyrano, a 6-month-old male cub living at Hollywild Animal Park, will be at Greer City Park's amphitheater Thursday, before the showing of

• Black bears on move

Cyrano, a 6-month-old bear cub will be at Greer City Park’s amphitheater Thursday, before the free showing of “Brave”, a Disney film,  at Moonlight Movies. 

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Family Dollar closing 2 area stores in restructuring
JUL 2, 2014

Family Dollar closing 2 area stores in restructuring

Family Dollar is closing two underperforming Greer area stores as part of its restructuring plan.

The stores at 1301 Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer and at 311 Greenville Highway in Lyman will be closed by Aug. 1, said Family Dollar spokeswoman Bryn Winburn.

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