A celebration of heritage and a reflection on history took place at Greer City Hall Monday when residents and city officials gathered to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the 13th Annual Celebration Luncheon.
Sue Hollingsworth stood overjoyed outside Greer’s D&D Motors last Thursday morning as she was handed the keys to a “like new” reconditioned 2012 Kia Forte.
“I love it,” she said with a smile, holding back tears.
Despite being passed on the first reading, a motion to pass a controversial smoking ban ordinance in Duncan failed to receive a “second” at the January Duncan Town Council meeting.
Without a second on the motion, the ordinance does not fail or pass and could be revisited by council for final vote.
City Engineer Don Holloman, who will soon retire, was recently recognized for his years of service to the city.
Blue Ridge Lions Club
The Taylors Lions Club is in the process of organizing the Blue Ridge Lions Club.
Two properties were recommended for approval, with one receiving denial for rezoning and proposal changes, during the January Greer Planning Commission meeting.
When he was in the eighth grade, Rick Ezell asked his parents for a typewriter for Christmas.
Even then, Ezell knew that he wanted to be a writer.
The events center at Greer City Hall will host the 13th annual Martain Luther King celebration luncheon on Monday, Jan. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Recreation Operations Center at 446 Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, call 416-6606.
Hollywild Animal Park officials say an electrical fire took the lives of 27 animals at around 8 a.m. last Friday.
According to statements from Hollywild, the blaze was discovered by Jay Gossett during a morning feeding. Smoke was seen coming from a primate barn where animals were being held due to cold weather.
Fire fatalities in South Carolina increased for the second year, reaching a three-year high of 95, up from 73 in 2013 and 2012.