New fishing tournament hopes to reel in money for eye care
FEB 2, 2018

With the help of a previous fishing tournament director, the Greer Centennial Lions Club hopes to bring new excitement of fishing for big bass with a tournament April 14.

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EVENT: Watermelon Contest today at the Greer Farmer's Market
JUL 7, 2016

This evening's Farmer's Market is dedicated to watermelons.  There will be a contest for the best tasting watermelon and the largest watermelon.  1st place in each category will receive $75 and 2nd place receives a $35 gift certificate to Foodies Farm Shop.

There will also be an abundance of watermelon for everyone to eat and take home!

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EVENT: Movie and a Market tonight in downtown Greer
JUN 30, 2016

Come to Greer Station this evening, Thursday, June 30, for Market & a Movie, sponsored by Greer CPW!

The Greer Farmers Market will be in The Depot parking lot at 300 Trade St.

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Thousands without water, boil water alert in effect
NOV 16, 2015

The damage caused by millions of gallons of water is evident with destruction at the Greer CPW water treatment plant at Lake Cunningham.

A water main break at Greer CPW’s water treatment site near Lake Cunningham caused almost 20,000 residents to lose water overnight and have a boil water advisory before drinking or cooking in effect until at least Tuesday evening.

Residents are advised to boil water for at least two minutes.

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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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Greer Relief's 75th anniversary celebrates community, volunteers
MAY 24, 2012

Chuck Reynolds, president elect for the board of directors, and Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief and Resources, shared the proclamations with the guests from Gov. Nikki Haley and the Greer City Council.

Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, told today’s gathering at the J. Verne Smith Center, “When you come to work you never know what you will get. Some days 20 people will walk through the door. Other days 350 people will come in.”

Robertson and her staff entertained civic and business leaders and volunteers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Greer Relief and Resources.  These same citizens continue to serve an agency dependent on the communities’ financial and material support.

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CPW gets green light for fast fill compressed natural gas station
MAY 23, 2012

The 2012 Ford Fusion is getting about 10 more miles per gallon with compressed natural gas than it did last August.

A compressed natural gas (CNG) fast fill station was approved by Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The station will be used to serve public and commercial vehicles. AT&T and Frito Lay are the first commercial vehicles who have expressed interest to fill their vehicles at CPW.

Commissioners approved the approximately $412,000 fill station, saving about $80,000 using CPW’s manpower. Delivery for the unit is scheduled for mid-November with a mid-December launch date.

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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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Greer CPW incorporates pontoons for lakes craft
APR 24, 2012

The Greer Commission of Public Works amended its powerless craft bylaw to include the use of pontoons on Lake Robinson at Monday’s monthly meeting. CPW commissioners amended a bylaw it unanimously approved on March 26 to permit canoes, kayaks, sculls and rowboats on Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham.

Pontoons were part of 2010 amendment and it was eliminated from subsequent amendments. Commissioners added the craft into its bylaw to encompass the powerless boats.

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Greer CPW gets two national awards
APR 23, 2012

The Greer Commission of Public Works told commissioners and attendees at today’s meeting it has earned two national awards.

Greer CPW earned the American Public Power Association’s Electric Utility Safety Award for safe operating practices in 2011. More than 275 utilities entered the contest and were divided into categories according to their number of worker hours.

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Williams appointed to Public Gas Policy Council
APR 20, 2012

Perry Williams, Greer Commissioner for Public Works, has been appointed to serve on the Government Relations Committee and the Legislative Subcommittee.

Perry Williams has been appointed to the American Public Gas Association's (AGA) Public Gas Policy Council serving on the Government Relations Committee and the Legislative Subcommittee.

Williams is Greer Commissioner of Public Works. "I'm passionate about the future of natural gas in our everyday lives,” Williams said. “From the implementation of compressed natural gas vehicles to gas powered heat pumps that fuel our air conditioners."

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Gardeners visit their plots to review needs
APR 8, 2012

Dottie and Wayne Morrow tended to their garden and watered it  Saturday morning at the Community Garden. The land for the garden has been donated by Greer Memorial Hospital.

Dotti and Wayne Morrow tended to their plot at the community garden today.  It had been two weeks since the garden, with the land provided by Greer Memorial Hospital, had plots cleaned of rocks and debris.

The Morrows took advantage of the sunny, warm weather today to check on the soil that had been deluged by rain on Thursday night.  One week earlier heavy rains during the weekend prevented the gardeners to get in some preparation and planting.

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Williams makes bid for CPW re-election official
APR 3, 2012

Perry Williams announced his re-election bid for Greer CPW commissioner today at a press conference at Greer City Park.

Perry Williams formalized his intentions to seek another term as Greer Commission of Public Works commissioner as he filed for re-election this morning at Greer City Hall.

Williams held a press conference in front of City Park’s signature fountains.  “I choose this spot because it was where the old Lewis’ Drive-In was,” he reminisced. “I love Greer and I feel a responsibility toward public service.”

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Non-motorized boats OK'd by CPW at lakes Robinson & Cunningham
MAR 26, 2012

Canoes, kayaks, sculls and rowboats are allowed on Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham without regard to the boats’ length and number of people aboard as long as the craft is not motorized.

The Greer Commission of Public Works approved amending the lake’s bylaws to allow permitting the powerless craft, 3-0, at today’s monthly meeting.

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Balding will file for CPW commissioner
MAR 12, 2012

Jerry Balding
Seeking: Greer Commissioner of Public Works
Elections: July 24
Platform: Experience Counts
Employment: Retired general manager at CPW, 20 years.
Website: www.jerrybalding.com
Upcoming appearances
March 27, Greer Rotary Club, at Southern Thymes, 7:15 p.m.
April 3, Lions Club, Lake View Steak House, 6:30 p.m.

Jerry Balding, former general manager at the Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) announced he will be a candidate for the Commissioner of CPW. Election to fill the seat is July 24. 

Balding and candidates for the municipal election must file at City Hall beginning March 21 through April 20. The city of Greer postponed the 2010 general election to allow city council to redraw the boundaries of the districts to reflect changes in the population based on the 2010 census.

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Family Fest fishing tournament offers bigger purse
MAR 7, 2012

The first prize purse for the 17th Annual Greer Family Fest Fishing Tournament at Lake Robinson has been increased to $1,200 with descending cash awards for the top 10. 

Larry Beheler, entering his 12th year as tournament director, told GreerToday.com the tournament is scheduled April 21 with the start at daybreak and it ends at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $130 per two-person boat. The fee includes a Friday night pre-race dinner with a speaker, a T-shirt and door prizes. The deadline to enter is April 17. The entry form  is at; http://www.greerchamber.com/pdf/2012_REG_FORM.pdf

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Greer's BMW Manufacturing is No. 1 world automotive exporter
MAR 1, 2012

A BMW X3 and X5, assembled at Greer's BMW Manufacturing Co., are loaded onto a ship at the Port of Charleston.

BMW Manufacturing Co., headquartered in Greer, announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2011 totaled $7.4 billion, confirming the company’s South Carolina facility as the leading U.S. automotive exporter.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, it represents a 68 percent increase over BMW's 2010 value. In 2011, over 192,000 vehicles were exported from its South Carolina plant.

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Greer municipal elections scheduled July 24
FEB 28, 2012

The Greer municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, July 24. Mayor Rick Danner and city council will announce the election date and timing for candidates to file at tonight's regularly scheduled meeting.

Council will give the measure its first reading tonight and it becomes effective after the second reading scheduled for March 13.

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Greer CPW recognized for safety practices
FEB 27, 2012

Greer CPW's Bill Hipp proudly points to the

The Greer Commission of Public Works reported today it received three safety awards from the Municipal Association of South Carolina amounting to $3,500.

Ken Holliday, Human Resources Director, made the presentation at today's regularly scheduled CPW commissioners meeting.

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Residential growth takes root near Village at Pelham
FEB 20, 2012

Dillard Creek Crossing has sold almost half of its 50 homes constructed behind Village at Pelham Hospital on Westmoreland Road.

A residential building uptick has Greer city and business leaders taking notice. Most importantly it has families purchasing newly-constructed homes as fast as they are marketed. 

Dillard Creek Crossing has 50 new homes either completed or in construction phases while Village at Bent Creek has begun construction for 58 new homes. At the same time Mungo builders remain committed to 52 single-family patio homes to be built off Brushy Creek Road and S. Suber Road.

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