GREER HEALTH From August 2014


City employees will practice wellness plan or pay for their indiscretions
AUG 27, 2014

City employees will be required to participate and pass 5 of 9 health points from a wellness plan of their peers or pay higher insurance fees.

City employees will pay the price for failing to meet minimum health standards set by a 10-member wellness committee of their peers in fiscal year 2014-2015.

City Administrator Ed Driggers told City Council Tuesday that, the intent of the program “is to promote a healthy workforce and reduce increased premiums. It rewards good behavior, a healthy lifestyle and reduces cost,” he said.

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Mail carrier squeezes the life back into a suffocating infant
AUG 19, 2014

Chris Brown, right, a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Greer, is being credited with saving the life of infant Eli Cooper from suffocating. Parents John and Stephanie Cooper call Brown's response a miracle.

Eli Cooper will celebrate his first birthday Saturday, one week after he was within his final breaths of suffocating on a plastic wrapper he put into his mouth.

“It’s a miracle,” Stephanie Cooper, Eli’s mother, said of mailman Chris Brown’s timely delivery of a package that required him to come to her door.

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Cox named to American Lung Association board
AUG 18, 2014

Jaime Cox
Named to American Lung Association Board

Jaime Cox, director of clinical studies for the Respiratory Therapy program at Greenville Technical College, has been named to the board of directors for the American Lung Association in South Carolina.

Cox, a graduate of the Respiratory Therapy program at Midlands Technical College, joined the faculty at Greenville Tech in 2007, bringing 10 years of experience in hospital Intensive Care Units. Later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care from Boise State University, she is now director of clinical studies for the GTC Respiratory Therapy program.

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Catwalk for a Cure features downtown merchants
AUG 16, 2014

Catwalk for a Cure features downtown merchants

Greer Merchants are collaborating to stage Catwalk for a Cure, a fashion event at Grace Hall this fall. Partnered with the Susan G. Coleman foundation, the event will be raising awareness for Breast Cancer.

Models will be walking the runway with 48 men and women outfits from Greer Station Association merchants: Chelsea’s, Greer Trading Post, Gregory’s, Maiale, Smith & James, Talloni and Southern Sisters. Vendors will sell crafts, jewelry and scarves.

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Perception wears more on disabled than disabilities
AUG 13, 2014

Ben Brewer and his friend, Miranda, celebrate her graduation from Bob Jones University.

By Kim Wooten

Disability is a broad word.

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Greer Connect mobile app connects residents and visitors directly to City Hall
AUG 12, 2014

The Greer Connect app is available in the Mac App Store for iPhones and iPads, as well as in the Google Play store for Android devices. It is free to download and use for both platforms.

Let’s face it. Potholes are inconvenient.

So are burned out streetlights, overgrown lots and barking dogs.

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Amenities showcased at Village at Greer groundbreaking
AUG 7, 2014

Guests participating in the groundbreaking for the Village at Greer Assisted Living and Memory Care had to put extra effort in shoveling the red clay and tossing it during the ceremony.

The way Jeramy Ragsdale described the Village at Greer Assisted Living and Memory Care it sounded like a vacation paradise. The artistic rendering didn’t lessen that perception.

“We will use technology and care in a resort quality, hospitality environment at Village of Greer,” Ragsdale said.

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Express registration offered at Greenville Tech
AUG 5, 2014

Greenville Technical College will offer Express Registration sessions Saturday, Aug. 9, Monday, Aug. 11, and Tuesday, Aug.12, at the Admissions and Registration Center at McAlister Square, to work through the enrollment process for those interested in attending when fall classes begin the week of Aug. 18.

Students can work on all steps in the enrollment process meeting with admissions and financial aid officers and advisors, completing necessary placement tests, and learning about the options for fall semester.

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A Better Way for Health Chiropractic celebrates 5 years
AUG 4, 2014

Vanda Cecco, back, owner of A Better Way for Health Chiropractic, and the staff celebrate five years of business in Greer on Wednesday at 916 W. Poinsett Street.

Vanda Cecco, owner of A Better Way for Health Chiropractic, is celebrating five years of business in Greer at 916 W. Poinsett Street.

The public is invited to the anniversary celebration Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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Greer CPW assures customers its tap water is safe
AUG 4, 2014

Jeff Tuttle
Greer CPW General Manager

Greer Commission of Public Works is assuring its customers the tap water produced by CPW is safe with a statement on its website.

Jeff Tuttle, General Manager at the Greer utility said the post was a response to residents of Toledo, Ohio who face a tap water ban after tests revealed toxins in the city’s water supply.

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Children's Medical Center opens on Buncombe Road
AUG 3, 2014

The Children’s Medical Center opens at a new location Monday morning while closing its former site.

“We’re open Monday and taking new patients,” said Dr. Earl R. Butler, from Greer, who will be the physician of residence at 841 S. Buncombe Road.

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