Justin Miller, left, and Greer Councilman Wayne Griffin, right, presented Sammy Dotson with the 2017 Samaritan Award at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Monday.
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.
Mike Richard
The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) has named Michael Richard its next general manager, according to company officials.
The Eastside wrestling team topped Blue Ridge 67-10 Monday night to capture its 25th consecutive region title.
If you’ve been in Eastside’s region during the last quarter of a century, you’ve lost. The Eagles wrestling team locked up its 25th consecutive conference title Monday night with a 67-10 win over Blue Ridge, and many of the team’s former athletes dropped by to help celebrate.
Greer outlasted Eastside on the road last Thursday during a 56-49 win. It was the Yellow Jackets’ first win over the Eagles in 10 tries.
The Lady Yellow Jackets are finally over the hump. After 10 disappointing outings, the Greer girls basketball team knocked off Eastside 56-49 to take possession of first place in the region. Trailing the Eagles by nine to start the fourth quarter, Greer went on a 24-10 run to secure the victory.
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.
Justin Miller, left, and Greer Councilman Wayne Griffin, right, presented Sammy Dotson with the 2017 Samaritan Award at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Monday.
Mike Richard
The Eastside wrestling team topped Blue Ridge 67-10 Monday night to capture its 25th consecutive region title.
Greer outlasted Eastside on the road last Thursday during a 56-49 win. It was the Yellow Jackets’ first win over the Eagles in 10 tries.
Doris Franchina, 100, celebrated her birthday last Thursday at the Needmore Center along with family and friends.
Mike Sanders
Matt Hamby

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.

Justin Miller, left, and Greer Councilman Wayne Griffin, right, presented Sammy Dotson with the 2017 Samaritan Award at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Monday.

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.

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Eric Cummings

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.

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Obituaries

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

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