City of Greer's performance management efforts recognized
JUL 20, 2015

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized the City of Greer with a Certificate of Achievement from the ICMA Center for Performance Analytics for the city’s performance management efforts.

“The certificate program recognizes the principles of performance management,” said Randall H. Reid, ICMA Director of Performance Initiatives.  “Jurisdictions meeting the qualifications have demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement, and they serve as examples for other governments to follow.”

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Music aplenty entertained all ages at Tunes in the Park
JUN 12, 2015

Taylor Lee, who competed last year in Teen Idol, performed her original song Friday,

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There was shagging during two sets of the East Coast Band’s performance.

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Danner rallies businesses around Partnership For Tomorrow
JUL 17, 2014

Larry Wilson, PFT Campaign Chairman, picks a name out of a bowl held by Mark Owens, Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.

The launch of the fourth campaign for The Partnership for Tomorrow was presented with a warning.

“Folks we find ourselves at a critical crossroads at being mediocre or great,” Mayor Rick Danner told a gathering of contributors. “How far we’ve come in the last 15 years, it doesn’t hold one-tenth of where we will be in the next 10-15 years.”

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GGEF Gala raises $42,235 for education
NOV 26, 2013

The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised $42,235 at its Education Gala held Oct. 26 at the Cannon Centre.

The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event.

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City now accepting entries for Freedom Blast mural competition
FEB 15, 2013

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Parks and Recreation planning new movie series, needs your help
JAN 25, 2013

The City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department will offer a new Movie Series inside the newly renovated Cannon Centre in May and August. The new series will complement the Moonlight Movies Series held in City Park June and July. 

The department is asking the public for help in naming the series, which has been designed for a 17-and-older-only crowd.

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City of Greer accepting entries for juried art exhibition
JAN 11, 2013

The City of Greer is now accepting entries for The 2013 "Greer: An Upstate Destination" Juried Art Exhibition. 

The exhibition is open to artists living within a 50 mile radius of Greer. Entries must be inspired by or represent the City of Greer and cannot have been entered in its previous art shows/contests.

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Admission is Free to School House Rock Live! Jr
SEP 1, 2012

The Greer Children’s Theatre presents…..

School House Rock Live! Jr

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Christofferson's 'incredible legacy' is a pathway to the future
MAY 29, 2012

Stan Christofferson and his daughter, Katie, shared a few moments between vists from guests at the Stand Up For Stan fundraiser on March 29. Katie delivered Stan his first grandson earlier this spring.

Stan Christofferson, owner of the Great Bay Oyster House, was an easy mark for people seeking help with a project that needed some infusion of money or contributions of goods. He was a good place to start because it would prove to be a positive beginning for a community drive.

“I would walk into Stan’s office and he would say, ‘you’re here again? How much do I owe you now chief?’ Anytime we needed something or wanted help Stan was there for us,” Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds said. Reynolds laughed at the recurring visits that resulted in both teasing each other. Cops for Tots and other fundraisers were always the winners and Stan “provided valuable assistance to us.”

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Driggers forecasts uneventful budget with 2 percent increase
MAY 23, 2012

Sgt. Mark Justice was presented a certificate of retirement and a gift for his 19 years of service with the Greer Police Department. Mayor Rick Danner makes the presentation.

Greer residents can expect an uneventful budget, according to City Administrator Ed Driggers, in his report to City Council Tuesday night. “We’re suggesting no new fees, taxes or adjustments,” Driggers said. “We’re bringing you a balanced budget that runs two percent over the past year.”

That means the $75 public service fee instituted three years ago to help fund a deficit will remain and the 3 percent employee raise maneuvered into the budget in the final reading last year is a mainstay unless council reduces or adjusts it. Councilwoman Judy Albert (District 6) objected to the $75 fee last year for residents in townhome communities in her district that did not receive those services.

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Freedom Blast features Groove Band, kids activities, salute to military
MAY 14, 2012

John Mansure, President of Greer Memorial Hospital, shares the events that will occur at the 4th annual Freedom Blast June 30 at City Park.

City officials gave a sneak preview of the Greer Memorial Hospital Freedom Blast today with Whitney Walters of the Groove Planet band singing the national anthem while military representatives presented the colors.

The 4th annual Freedom Blast is scheduled Saturday, June 30 at Greer City Park from 5-10 p.m. and will feature a salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The evening finale will be a fireworks show presented by internationally renowned Zambelli Fireworks.

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Taylor Singleton presented proclamation from Greer's Mayor Danner
MAY 10, 2012

Taylor SIngleton, Little Miss Greer, was acknowledged Wednesday with a proclamation from the City of Greer and Mayor Rick Danner for her community service efforts and upcoming participation in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant.

Taylor Singleton, Little Miss Greer, will compete in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant next month in Hartsville. She is the 8-year old daughter of Chad and Angela Singleton and is an honor student and student council representative at Reidville Elementary School.  She is also a competition dance team member at Rhythms Dance.

During the past year, Taylor has volunteered for 16 organization on over 40 projects, logging 417 hours collecting money and items valued at $10,674.  Some of the organization she has assisted are the American Cancer Society, Middle Tyger Community Center, Spartanburg Humane Society, American Childhood Cancer Organization, and Children's Miracle Network.  She has collected canned food, pet and school supplies, paper goods, and travel items and serves as a teacher's assistant at her dance school and a member of the "Rocket Squad" leadership team at her school.  She has also read to kids, painted faces, decorate luminary bags for Relay for Life, served as a greeter at events, and even wore pajamas to dance to raise money for kids with cancer.

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Cannon Centre keeps history and location intact
MAY 9, 2012

The view from the Cannon Centre is spectacular looking out from the wraparound porch across the gazebo, pond and beyond.

The Cannon Centre will become the name for Greer’s multi-purpose event center at the City Hall complex, said City Administrator Ed Driggers. The name change will be on city council’s May 22 agenda.

The renovation of the Horace McKown Center and name change keeps the history of the building and its location intact. The building fronts Cannon Street.

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Council amends venue fees; sets rates for McKown Center rental
MAY 9, 2012

City Council unanimously approved, 7-0, amending the comprehensive fee schedule for event halls at Greer City Hall, City Park and the renovated McKown Center.

Laurie Campbell, Events Supervisor, and council members discussed leasing each component (event hall, gazebo and amphitheater) of the park or its entirety that includes all the venues excluding the McKown Center. Council did not discuss the actual fee schedule and there were no public or businesses speaking for or against the fees.

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Meth message was delivered to an empty auditorium
APR 30, 2012

Here are a handful of  ingredients that were displayed at the Riverside High School auditorium during a methamphetamine presentation by Greer and Greenville County law enforcement officers.

UPDATE: Meth presentation video now available online. Click here to view >>

There on the stage at Riverside High School’s auditorium last Monday for all to see were the ingredients needed to make methamphetamines, meth for short.

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Greer Station road closings for Family Fest announced
APR 30, 2012



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Police commend city businesses with alcohol compliance
APR 30, 2012

The Greer Police Department’s Directed Patrol Unit conducted underage alcohol compliance checks this past Friday night.  The unit had an under aged person attempt to purchase alcohol from 20 different locations in the city.  Only one business sold to the under aged person. 

“We are very proud of our businesses in the city and encourage all businesses to keep up the good work,” Greer Police Lt. Jim Holcombe said.

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Youth soccer playoffs begin Tuesday
APR 30, 2012

Soccer champions of the Parks & Recreation Department will be determined as the playoffs in three age divisions begin Tuesday night at Suber Field in the single elimination tournament.

The Foothills Soccer Club’s first round games feature six games Tuesday with two each in the under 8-, 10- and 12-year old divisions. The winners in each division meet Thursday for the league's championship.

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Public invited to Highway 29 transit development meeting May 15
APR 26, 2012

The future of the Highway 29 corridor and its potential economic impact to surrounding communities will be the focus of a Transit Oriented Development meeting May 15 at 4 p.m. at Greer City Hall. The public is invited.

“Our community faces a choice between an expensive expansion of the I-85 corridor or an enhanced transportation corridor along Highway 29,” said City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner. “Our fiscal and environmental well-being depends on having a thoughtful and reasonable pattern of growth across our region.”

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City sets fee schedule to compete with event venues
APR 25, 2012

A new fee schedule for Greer City Park and its event halls and venues was given unanimous approval by City Council Tuesday night. The second and final reading is May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Greer City Council is charging ahead in its quest to create a bigger footprint in Greer Station’s event hosting business. The city’s march forward, without restraints in place, is also beginning to limit the public’s weekend access to the park.

Greer City Council Tuesday night gave unanimous approval (7-0) to a first reading for a new rate structure for its events facilities that include the McKown Center as a multi-purpose venue. The McKown Center, costing around $1 million, is undergoing its final punch list and is ahead of its planned mid-summer opening schedule.

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