Doris Franchina, 100, celebrated her birthday last Thursday at the Needmore Center along with family and friends.
Doris Franchina is celebrating a century of life, with parties held in her honor at Greer Community Ministries (GCM) and the Needmore Community Center. “This doesn’t happen very often—100 years old, wow,” said Nimfa Clauter, Senior Action Coordinator at Needmore Community Center. “It’s a great community here.”
Mike Sanders
He’s been a Green Beret in Vietnam, met Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, and studied under the world’s most accomplished martial artists. After a half-century in the dojo, however, the thing Mike Sanders is most proud of is helping so many students become the best people they can be.
Matt Hamby
Matt Hamby, who began his policing career as a patrol officer with the City of Greer in 1993, has been selected to serve as the department’s new Chief of Police. 
Richard Perry Turner Jr. was found dead inside this home on Pine Street Extension on Sunday evening.
Richard Perry Turner Jr., 89, was found dead in his home after a Jan. 8 fire on Pine Street Extension, authorities say. Greer Fire Department responded to a call at 11:41 p.m. on Sunday for a structure fire at 106 Pine Street Extension. Once there, officials found Turner lying on the bathroom floor near his bedroom.
Rep. Tommy Stringer addressed community members at the first chamber public policy breakfast last Friday.
State officials addressed business licenses, ethics reform, road improvements, transitions and more during the Greer Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural policy breakfast.
Some know him as Troy’s little brother. Opposing defenses know him as a nightmare in the open field. His coaches, however, know him as their team’s most valuable player. Eastside’s Chance Pride had a tremendous impact on his team’s season in 2016, leading the Eagles to the state playoffs for the first time in years.
Doris Franchina, 100, celebrated her birthday last Thursday at the Needmore Center along with family and friends.
Mike Sanders
Matt Hamby
Richard Perry Turner Jr. was found dead inside this home on Pine Street Extension on Sunday evening.
Rep. Tommy Stringer addressed community members at the first chamber public policy breakfast last Friday.

Hamby named police chief

Matt Hamby, who began his policing career as a patrol officer with Greer PD in 1993, will serve as the department’s new chief, city officials announced last week.

Hamby will take over duties upon the March 31 retirement of Current Police Chief Dan Reynolds.

Remembering MLK Jr.

It’s time to start knocking holes in the darkness.

That was Rev. Curtis Johnson’s message to hundreds of local residents at the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon at Greer City Hall on Monday.

Special Sections

Sports

After leading the Riverside boys and girls cross country teams to state titles in 2016, Eric Cummings was named Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association.

Happening

Obituaries

Nancy Baldwin Waters, 93, widow of Gabe Hampton Waters, died January 9, 2017.

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