McGee and DC shown together in historical photo
NOV 19, 2015

"A society is ultimately judged by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members."

By Perry Williams 

In the 1970's McGee (he was always known only as McGee back then) was inseparable from his constant companion DC Townsend. They probably spent more time at Greer High School than I did and McGee was and still is a sports team’s (any sports team) biggest fan.

McGee has an uncanny ability to show up anytime and almost every time that something is going on. He has attended more grand openings and ribbon cuttings than anyone that I know.

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Williams, Balding exchange ideas at forum
JUL 17, 2012

Perry Williams, incumbent commissioner for Greer CPW, enjoys watching his family talk politics to visitors at today's forum at Grace Hall.

Incumbent Perry Williams and Jerry Balding brought their campaign for commissioner of Greer Commission of Public Works to Grace Hall in GreerToday.

Both candidates had their team of supporters and family members attend the forum for the only municipal election scheduled for Tuesday, July 24. CPW commissioners Eugene Gibson and Jeff Howell attended with a handful of other citizens.

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Williams and Balding will meet in CPW candidate forum
JUL 5, 2012

Incumbent Perry Williams and challenger Jerry Balding will meet at a Greer Commission of Public Works candidate forum on Monday July 16 from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. at Grace Hall.

The at-large CPW seat is the only contested race on July 24. 

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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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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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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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Arrowood, Bettis, Balding file for municipal elections
MAR 21, 2012

Jay Arrowood, District One Greer City Councilman, filed for relection today.

Jay Arrowood and Wryley Bettis, incumbents from Greer City Council and Jerry Balding, a candidate for Commissioner of Public Works filed today for the July 24 municipal election. Filing began at noon today and continues through April 20 at noon.

Arrowood, District One councilman, is seeking a third term. Bettis, District Five councilman, is seeking his fourth. It is Balding’s first entry into politics.

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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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Village Hospital hosts 2 Black History events
FEB 6, 2012

Black History Month will be celebrated by Village Hospital with two programs and the recognition of winners in the Black History Month Essay Contest.

Music, drama and the written word will be performed some of the Upstate’s talented youth at 6 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 10) at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. Middle school and high school students will be recognized for their essays on African-American heroes who have helped change the American landscape and influenced their own lives.

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Deaton's staff painting a greener landscape in Greer
JAN 26, 2012

Tractor Supply Company has cleared the way for Piedmont Plaza on W. Wade Hampton Blvd. to get a new parking lot facelift with lighted and landscaped islands. Kohl's is moving into the former Kmart building to the right of TSC.

Reno Deaton, Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation, has the enviable job of being the front man selling Greer to business and industry. This month is the 10th anniversary of GDC.

The first month of 2012 first quarter has Deaton's 3-person staff on pace to promote Greer's new businesses with the creation of nearly 500 jobs. Numerically, that represents nearly 2 percent of Greer’s 25,500 population.

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Gibson voted CPW board chairman; Reynolds honored
JAN 23, 2012

Eugene Gibson was nominated as chairman of the three-person Greer Commission of Public Works today at the monthly utility meeting.

Perry Williams’ two-year term expired Dec. 31 and Greer CPW mandates rotating the chairman of the board. “It’s been a long tradition of rotating the chair,” Williams said.

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Driggers is guiding city's business full-speed ahead
JAN 1, 2012

Ed Driggers

When Ed Driggers reported to work as Greer City Administrator in June 2000 he thought he had done his homework and was prepared to tackle the issues of moving a city forward.

It was a good career move from Chester to Greer. The city offered more money and benefits and an opportunity to move Greer into the 21st century with a plan for a new municipal and city hall complex highlighted by a city park that would provide invaluable connectivity to the central business district.

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Strategic plan goals, customer service survey highlight CPW meeting
NOV 22, 2011

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